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"What a year it has been. I wanted to thank you again for being there for me through my divorce. Your support meant more than you may know. "

Client comment about Timothy P. Young

"Thanks for all your help Tim. You are one terrific guy and lawyer. So blessed to have you helping me through life's ups and downs."

Andrea, Client comment about Timothy P. Young

Thanks again for all your help, you cannot understand how helpful you were to me during this process! I hope I don't know anybody that needs to go through something similar, but if they do I will enthusiastically recommend you as a representative that is caring yet very knowledgeable and able to cut through to know what somebody truly needs.

Client Comment About Timothy P. Young

Tom did a great job supporting and defending us during a difficult time!


I have been a criminal justice professional for 50 years, in business for 30 years. Tom is the best attorney I met or employed in all of these years!

Mark L.

Many thanks, Tom, for all your help, guidance and hard work. But most of all your preparedness – you out wit them, out strategized them, and did an excellent job. We very much appreciate everything you did on our behalf. And in the process, feel we made a new friend.


My family has worked with this firm for decades, they have handled all of our estate planning needs. Working first with Mark Grua and most recently with Carrie S. Ihrig Freeman & Mark. Carrie helped me through managing my first Trustee role on a very involved/complicated estate. Carrie was very patient with me and compassionate. Her knowledge, experience, guidance and availability got me through the process successfully. We were able to meet all of the trust requests. The entire staff at Grua, Tupper & Young are a pleasure to work with and I will continue to recommend them.

Janeen G

News & Announcements

POSITION AVAILABLE! Administrative Assistant/Legal Secretary and/or Paralegal

Grua, Tupper & Young, PLC, is a busy general practice law firm located in Lansing, and is looking for a bright, energetic, and self-motivated individual to fill our full-time Administrative Assistant/Legal Secretary and/or Paralegal position.

The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to preparation of legal correspondence and other documents, maintaining and organizing legal files, communicating and interacting with clients and court staff, and providing overall assistance to our attorneys working in the areas of real estate law, probate, estate planning, family law, landlord/tenant law, and corporate/business law.

The ideal candidate works well within a team environment, is organized, has excellent proof reading skills, is willing to learn and take direction from others, has the ability to multitask, a great communicator, and handles stress well. Excellent computer and typing skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Office, are a must.

Grua, Tupper & Young, PLC offers competitive salary, health insurance, vacation and profit sharing.

Qualified candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to: Grua, Tupper, & Young, PLC, Attention: Carrie S. Ihrig Freeman, 2401 East Grand River Avenue, Lansing, MI 48912. The documents may also be faxed to (517) 487-8306 or e-mailed to carrie@wedolawinlansing.com.

Posted Wed, Jan. 22, 2020 8:00 am

Carrie S. Ihrig Freeman has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors for Highfields, Inc.

Highfields, Inc. is an amazing non-profit organization in our community that works to provide opportunities to children, youth and families to become more responsible for their own lives and to strengthen their relationships with others. Highfields helps to stabilize children and families in need, strengthen them with tools to overcome challenges, and empower them to take control of their lives. Highfields was founded in 1962 on the concept that people can change if they have the right opportunities combined with high expectations and positive adult interaction. Since then Highfields has grown from a small residential camp to a multi-purpose, human services organization that serves about 7,000 people each year. Congratulations, Carrie!

Posted Thu, Apr. 25, 2019 11:20 am

Welcome Attorney Brian M. Lum!

Grua, Tupper & Young would like to welcome our newest attorney, Brian M. Lum, to the team! Brian brings a wide array of experience in different areas of law but his primary focus is real estate, business organizations and transactions, and estate planning. Brian previously served as in-house counsel in both the banking and telecom industries and most recently ran his own solo law practice. Brian is a proud Lansing native, a graduate of Lansing Catholic High School, Northwood University and Cooley Law School. We are excited to have him! Call and arrange for a time to meet Brian; he would be happy to help you!

Posted Tue, Jul. 24, 2018 9:25 am

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Tune in to Capitol View as Attorney Carrie Freeman talks about legal topics relevant to Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, and Forming an LLC, just to name a few. Capitol View will also feature other members of the firm in weeks to come. Don't miss it!

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