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Estate Planning Attorney

Janelle is part of the Estate Planning Team. Her practice includes drafting both simple and sophisticated estate plans, drafting prenuptial agreements, facilitating trust and estate administrations, and drafting related agreements. She also provides support to the Litigation Team with respect to probate litigation matters. Janelle has a particular interest in understanding clients' motivations and focusing her effort toward realizing their goals.

Janelle's experience working in the nonprofit sector prior to law school strengthens her ability to facilitate sensitive conversations between family members, which is a skill she utilizes in her practice today. She also calls on her nonprofit sector knowledge in conversations with clients about charitable giving. 

Janelle was recently named by Best Lawyers® as one of the 2021 "Ones to Watch," a designation given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers in recognition of their outstanding professional excellence in private practice.

In the community, Janelle serves on the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women executive leadership team. Within the firm, she serves on the Diversity Committee. 

For more information, please contact Janelle Haggadone at 616/336-6371 or


Honors & Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America®, Ones to Watch, Trusts and Estates, 2021

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan

Community Involvement

American Heart Association, Go Red for Women Executive Leadership Team

Rethinking Dementia: Accelerating Change, Board

San Juan Diego Academy, Development Board

News & Publications

Speaking Engagements

Practice Areas


Vanderbilt University Law School
Nashville, Tennessee
J.D., 2017
Articles Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
B.A., Political Science and Psychology, with distinction, 2009

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts

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