|Casey D. Conklin|
Born and raised in Mid-Michigan, Casey attended Michigan State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Advertising. Casey worked for years in advertising, marketing, and business consultation before deciding to attend law school.
In 2013, Casey graduated Cum Laude from Thomas M. Cooley Law School (now Western Michigan University Cooley Law School), with a concentration in Intellectual Property. While attending law school, Casey worked on various consumer protection projects with the Attorney General of Michigan, as well as interning for an East Lansing based law firm.
In 2014, Casey was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan, and is licensed to practice in the state of Michigan, is admitted to practice in the Michigan Federal Court of the Western District, and has been admitted to practice in the Colorado Federal Court, as well as the United States Tax Court. Since becoming licensed, Casey has been working as a solo practitioner in Michigan. Casey has worked in a wide variety of areas including Real Estate, Landlord/Tenant, Copyright, Contracts, Tax Issues, Business Organization, Wills and Trusts, Bar Exam Appeals, Collections, Construction Law, and Compliance. Recently, Casey has received a Certificate of Completion in the areas of probate and estate planning issued by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan.
Collin graduated with honors (Cum Laude) from Michigan State University College of Law in May of 2010. He holds the degree of Juris Doctor Cum Laude. While at MSU Law, Collin won a seat in the Moot Court Seminar, was included in the Dean’s List, and was, at one point, ranked in the Top Ten of his class. Collin was admitted to the Bar upon motion of Robert L Hood on October 21, 2010. Collin also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and an Associate’s Degree in Music.
A native Lansing resident, Collin grew up in Mid-Michigan and has chosen this place to make his home and establish his career.
Experience: Collin has worked for law firms in Mid Michigan since the second semester of his 1L year, January of 2008, and already possesses extensive experience in the area of litigation of claims. Rather than engaging in clubs or social activities, Collin spent the bulk of his free time in law school involved in real cases and working in real litigation. He has worked extensively on civil Rico cases, civil rights cases, employment discrimination, business claims including tortius interference and minority shareholder oppression, and environmental contamination matters. He is also quite familiar with government immunity issues as a result of his experiences. He has done everything from single-plaintiff litigation to complex multi-plaintiff cases.
|Robert L. Hood|
Mr. Hood was again, included in the Michigan Listing of Business Law of Super Lawyers.
Robert was admitted to the Michigan Bar Association in 1967 and has practiced law providing services to business clients operating as corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, joint ventures, limited liability companies, professional corporations and professional limited liability companies. Mr. Hood also deals extensively with trade associations and tax-exempt entities and matters pertaining to various forms of taxation, security issues, insurance entities forms and alternatives. His experience in international business and tax matters includes advising on taxation of international transactions, advising US citizens working in foreign countries on taxation issues, assisting investors immigrants on US Visa investments issues.
Mr. Hood was a member of the adjunct faculty at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School from 1978 to 1985, teaching courses in accounting for lawyers and business planning. He regularly prepares materials for and lectures in various continuing education programs in his area of practice. Mr. Hood is a regular contributing columnist for a number of trade associations and business-oriented periodicals and has a number of speaking credits pertaining to business, taxation, tax-exempt organizations and succession planning issues. His is a Director of Conveivex, Inc. (Chair, Audit Committee). Mr. Hood is a seven time winner of the People’s Choice Award as “Best Attorney” voted by the readers of the Towne Courier and Ingham County News.
|Donald J. Baranski|
Donald J. Baranski received his Bachelor of Arts in Humanities Pre Law, from Michigan State University. This was a triple major of American History, Philosophy, and Psychology. He then received a Master of Arts degree in Philosophy from Michigan State University. He then obtained his Doctorate in Law from Michigan State University School of Law.
Baranski has been a licensed Attorney and Counselor at Law in the State of Michigan since 1988. He clerked for a trial judge for two years. He worked as a City Attorney, and as a public defender. Baranski has handled a general practice of law including: family law, criminal law, juvenile law, adoptions, contracts, real estate, landlord/tenant, probate estates, wills & trusts, guardianships and
conservatorships, mental health law, social security disability, workers compensation, unemployment compensation, education law, collections and bankruptcy.
Baranski has conducted jury trials and bench trials in District, Probate and Circuit Courts. Baranski is also admitted to the Western District of Michigan and Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courts.
|Rebecca Callebs Kerr|
Rebecca is dedicated to ensuring that she takes care of all of her clients, and that their legal needs are met and exceeded. She offers high-quality legal work and personal client service. She is committed to providing you with top notch, reasonably priced legal support.
Rebecca's clients benefit from her personalized approach and 24/7 commitment to each and every client. She approaches every client with a focus on integrity, advocacy, and understanding. She will fight for you!
Following a special and general education K-12 teaching career spanning 20+ years, Rebecca Kerr is now practicing law full time through her firm, Callebs Law, PLLC, and is very excited to be “of counsel” for the Law Offices of Casey D. Conklin, PLC.
Rebecca attended Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley School of Law - Ann Arbor Campus, from May, 2011 to May, 2014, graduating Cum Laude in the top 10% of her class. Teaching full-time while attending full-time evening classes, she was on the Dean’s List and the Honor Roll for all 9 terms, and was awarded three certificates of merit (highest score in the class), in the areas of Professional Responsibility, Civil Procedure, and District Court Practice. Rebecca completed her legal internship at the Elder Law and Estate Planning Clinic in Lansing, Michigan under the supervision of attorney Gary Bauer. Rebecca took the February, 2015 Michigan Bar Examination and received her Recommendation for Bar Admission from the Michigan Board of Law Examiners in May, 2015. Sworn into practice by the Honorable Richard LaFlamme, at the Jackson County Circuit Court on May 14, 2015, Rebecca has been representing clients in the areas of Family Law, Estate Planning, Probate, and general civil claims for the past 2 years.
In addition, Rebecca is a licensed Notary Public for the State of Michigan and provides notary services to clients and the community on an as-needed basis.
Rebecca is also an ordained minister through the Universal Life Church. She performs marriage ceremonies in Lenawee, Jackson, Calhoun, Washtenaw, and Ingham Counties.
|Executive Legal Assistant|
Elizabeth Nault is the firm’s Executive Legal Assistant / Office Manager. Ms. Nault’s legal experience includes over twenty five (25) years in various areas of law including criminal, civil, corporate, business, employment, bankruptcy, and medical malpractice. Ms. Nault is currently assisting Attorney Robert L. Hood in the areas of corporate, business and tax law and manages the office budget for Robert L. Hood, PLLC. Additionally, she supervises support staff, coordinates/monitors activities within the firm, provides backup for the receptionist position and assists other attorneys as needed.
Jason is a proud native of the South Lansing area. He has worked as a paralegal since the Summer of 2013; first for Fixel and Nyeholt Law Offices, and later for the Law Offices of Casey D. Conklin, PLC. During his time as a paralegal, Jason has supported attorneys working in the fields of employment, civil rights, and social security, but is currently expanding into other areas to further his professional capabilities.
Jason graduated with high honors (Summa Cum Laude) from Lansing Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Business (majoring in Paralegal Studies). He also received an award for his argumentative writing skills and was consistently noted on both the Dean and Presidential Lists for Academic Excellence during his academic journey.