Michigan Estate Planning and Probate Attorney

John Tamboer



Legal Fields:

  • Estate Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Probate & Trust Administration
  • Medicaid Planning & Elder Law



John Tamboer is a Grand Rapids-based attorney who specializes in estate and business planning and estate administration. He entered private practice 1994 and has since helped thousands of clients protect their business, property, and family.


John is admitted to practice in all courts for the State of Michigan, the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Military Appeals. His professional memberships include the State Bar of Michigan and the Grand Rapids Bar Association. John is a past chairman of the Lawyer Referral and Information Service Committee, and he has served as chairman of the Solo/Small Firm Section of the Grand Rapids Bar Association.


Prior to entering private practice, John was an attorney in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps of the United States Navy, where he served for five years. He received a Navy Achievement Medal and Navy Commendation Medal for his service.


John received his Bachelor of Arts from the College of Business at Michigan State University in 1985, and his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1988


Professional development:


Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan



Juris Doctor, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan



United States Navy, JAG Corps, Trial Counsel, Norfolk, Virginia



United States Navy, JAG Corps, Officer-In-Charge, Naval Legal Service Office Detachment, Port Hueneme, California



Founded Law Offices of John Tamboer, PLC



  • American Bar Association
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Probate and Estate Planning Section (Michigan Bar)
  • Business Law Section (Michigan Bar)
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE)
  • President, Grand Rapids Kiwanis Foundation
  • Probate and Estate Planning Certification, ICLE

John Tamboer, Attorney

Michelle Lupanoff, Attorney

Misty Neeb, Paralegal


Estate Planning Law Group

4251 Cascade Rd SE, Suite B

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546

(616) 361-2432

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