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Kelli A. Nearhood

Practice Areas

  • Guardianship and Conservatorship Matters 45%
  • Trust and Estate Administration 40%
  • Estate Planning 10%
  • Family Law 5%


Kelli A. Nearhood is a 1996 graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and a 1992 graduate of Michigan State University’s James Madison College.  Kelli joined Prince Law Firm in 2017 and has spent more than 20 years practicing in the areas of trust and estate administration, guardianship and conservatorship matters, estate planning, and family law.  In addition to her private practice, Kelli also is appointed by the Oakland County Probate Court to serve as Guardian Ad Litem or Court Appointed Attorney in adult or minor guardianship proceedings, adult or minor conservatorship proceedings, and developmentally disabled persons proceedings; however, trust and estate administration, guardianship, and conservatorship matters remain the core of Kelli’s practice.

Kelli is a member of the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan.


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1996
  • James Madison College at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
    • B.A. - 1992
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: American Public Affairs - Political Economy

Bar Admission

  • Michigan, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1997

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Section, 2015

Current Employment Position

  • Associate

Classes & Seminars

  • Probate Court: Appointed Attorney Training, Oakland County Bar Association, 2013
  • Guest Lecturer re: Guardianship/ Conservatorships, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2014
  • Presentation on Guardianships & Conservatorships, Witzke Berry Carter & Wander PLLC, 2014

Past Positions

  • Chaffee Alexander P.C., Associate Attorney, 1997 to 1999
  • Cooper, Shifman, Gabe, Quinn & Seymour P.C., Associate Attorney, 1999 to 2012
  • Kelli A. Nearhood PLLC, Senior Attorney, 2012 to 2017