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Benjamin J. Herbert


Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Elder Law
  • Medicaid Planning and Asset Preservation
  • Complex Estate and Trust Settlements and Resolutions
  • Estate and Trust Litigation
  • Legal Counsel for Trustees and Personal Representatives


Attorney Benjamin Herbert oversees the Estate Planning, Administration, and Litigation team at Herbert Machnik Law Firm. Since 2006, Ben has focused solely on estate planning, administration, and elder law, assisting clients and their families navigate difficult times when faced with long term care needs, planning for their families when they are no longer with us, and helping the family through the estate process after passing.

Ben earned his Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law in 2006 as well as graduated cum laude from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Economics in 2003. Ben is also a graduate of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education Probate & Estate Planning Certificate Program and Elder Law Certificate Program. When out of the office Benjamin enjoys spending time with his wife and sons, hiking, fishing, camping as well as a variety of other outdoor activities

Licenses & Certificates

  • Probate and Estate Planning, Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Elder Law , Institute of Continuing Legal Education

Representative Clients

  • Trustees and Personal Representatives (Executors)
  • Retirees, Senior Citizens and Families
  • Entrepreneurial, Wealth Generating Clients
  • Young Professionals
  • Professional Service Organizations
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Business Owners

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan