Terri L. North

Michigan Attorney, 
Located in Shelby Township

Meet Terri

Terri L. North concentrates her law practice in estate planning and probate. Her probate practice includes helping families with guardianships and conservatorships as well as administering probate estates after the death of a loved one. She also helps her clients create trusts so that their families can avoid probate and helps those families administer the trust.

Terri graduated in 1979 from Henry Ford II High School in Sterling Heights. She attended Kalamazoo College where she earned a B.A. in Economics in 1983. She received her law degree from Detroit College of Law in 1987, graduating cum laude.
Terri served on the Board of Directors of National Association of Career Women – Macomb Chapter. In 1998, she was named Career Woman of the Year. She served on the Board of Directors of the Central Macomb County Chamber of Commerce from 1994-2000 and was Chairwomen of the Board in 1999. Terri served on the Board of Regents for Baker College – Shelby Charter Township from 1995 until 2015.

Until recently, Terri served on the Board of Directors for the Sterling Heights Chamber of Commerce (and was the Chairperson in 2015), and the Macomb County Literacy Partners (she was their president in 2017). She is currently on the Board for the Anton Art Center in Mt. Clemens and will be the Chairperson in 2020.

When she is not at work, Terri is an amateur artist and an avid bicyclist. She has biked across the state of Michigan 4 times, has biked down the Amalfi Coast in Italy and has done a century (100-mile) ride. She was recently awarded an "Honorable Mention" for the mixed media postcards she created.


Trying to Stay in Touch!

All of us at Legal Strategies understand the seriousness of the Corona virus. We want you to stay healthy.  And we want to be healthy when we can see you again face to face. So, we will be honoring the Governor’s mandate to shelter in place. However, we also know that your legal work is […]

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Locating Life Insurance

Do you think you might still have life insurance, but you can’t find the policy?  Do you think a deceased relative had a policy that no one has ever claimed?  If so, you might be able to find it on the State of Michigan’s unclaimed property website:  https://unclaimedproperty.michigan.gov If you don’t know the name of […]

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Estate Planning for Personal Property

Most people are driven to plan their estate because they are worried about their major assets – their home, a business, a large life insurance policy. But it is often the personal items – such as jewelry, collectibles and mementos, that have the highest sentimental value. It is easy to divide money by the number […]

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Clearing the Paper Blizzard

At the start of a new year, when tax documents are issued, many folks wonder how long they have to keep their old tax records.  If you are eager to shred your old records, you should be aware of the IRS rules for what to keep and how long. https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/how-long-should-i-keep-records The IRS recommends that you […]

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3 Ways A Trust Can Protect Your Family

Accordingly to a recent article from Merrill Lynch, many people still believe that a trust is only for the very wealthy. On the contrary, a trust allows someone of even modest means to ensure that his money is distributed as he wishes after his death. Merrill Lynch points out the three benefits of a trust: […]

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Free Help For Elder Abuse

Michigan is providing free legal help to people age 55 and older who have experienced, or are at risk of, abuse, neglect or exploitation. These free legal services are available regardless of income, languages spoken or immigration status (with or without documentation). The Elder Justice Initiative helps clients get protective orders, recover funds and property taken […]

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Legal Strategies, P.C. 

Terri North is the Macomb County, Michigan attorney who heads up the Legal Strategies practice. Legal Strategies assists clients in the areas of estate planning, probate and real estate. 
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