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Led by Edler Law and Estate Planning attorney Michael B. Walling, our firm has over 24 years of experience helping people protect their assets. Out of our two offices in Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, MI, we practice in various legal areas, including estate planning, probate, medicaid planning, and bankruptcy.

We understand what’s at stake in these circumstances. So we treat clients not just as another file coming across our desk, but as someone who is trusting us with their future.

Michael B. Walling is one of the few attorneys in southwest Michigan who focuses on Elder Law and the specific needs of the senior community, including protecting assets when someone is in a nursing home or facing that possibility, estate planning, and guardianship.

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Michael B. Walling

Michael B. Walling is an Elder Law and Estate Planning lawyer in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, MI. He is the owner and manager of Michael B. Walling, PLC, the Elder Law Center, and a part-time professor at Western Michigan University. Mr. Walling graduated from the police academy then finished his undergraduate degree at Western Michigan University before attending law school. A graduate of Wayne State University Law School, Mr. Walling has been a practicing attorney since 1996. In addition to receiving his Juris Doctorate (J.D.), he also obtained a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.).

Mr. Walling is the author of the newspaper column “Ask the Attorney,” which appears in two publications monthly. In addition, he is a keynote speaker at the Annual Dementia Care Conference put on by the council on aging and has conducted many workshops regarding protecting assets from the nursing home and estate planning.

Outside of the office, he enjoys photography, golf, tennis, and nature.


Sarah received her bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University in 1999. She met Mr. Walling at another firm in 2002 and left with him when he ventured out on his own in 2004. She loves the service aspect of her job, engaging with clients, hearing their stories, and helping them through difficult situations.

Sarah is married and a Mom of two fantastic girls. In her free time, Sarah loves running, reading, and family adventures all over Michigan.