Cottrell & Jacobs PLC | The West Michigan Estate Planning Center


Cottrell & Jacobs PLC | The West Michigan Estate Planning Center, Inc 
Serving Families and Individuals in Ada, Grand Rapids and Lowell, Michigan, and Surrounding Areas
 If you're an adult, you need an estate plan; whether it is a simple will or a more complex trust plan. We help business owners and professionals plan for disabilities, asset protection, and succession planning. We can address issues for families with loved ones who have special needs. Estate planning provides the tools to meet every person's needs and goals. We counsel individuals, families, and business owners about matters concerning the legal aspects of their personal and financial planning.


Charles E. Cottrell

Charles Cottrell graduated cum laude in 2008 from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He has a degree in Physics and has worked previously in the areas of medical research and computer software. He now limits his practice almost exclusively to estate planning and elder law. Charles is VA certified for assisting individuals applying for Veteran’s benefits. Charles is a member of the Ada Business Association and the Council on Aging.


Catherine H. Jacobs

Catherine Jacobs graduated from Detroit College of Law (now known as Michigan State University School of Law) in 1993. She began her practice in metro Detroit until moving to West Michigan with her husband and children in 2003. Catherine’s practices areas include Estate Planning and Elder Law.

She is on the board of directors of Elder Law of Michigan and Council on Aging of Kent County. She is a member of the Caregiver Resource Network. She provides education about the importance of estate planning to couples preparing for marriage through the diocese of Grand Rapids. In addition, she has been elected Trustee of Ada Township and serves on the Ada Township Planning Commission. Catherine is a member of Grand Rapids East Rotary Club. Catherine is an active parishioner at St. Robert of Newminster in Ada. She teaches faith formation classes, is a funeral luncheon volunteer and a senior citizen picnic volunteer.

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Ada, Michigan 49301
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