Catherine Hodge Jacobs

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Catherine Hodge Jacobs

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Catherine Hodge Jacobs

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

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With a Michigan-based practice focused on elder law, Catherine Jacobs provides comprehensive estate and succession planning for individuals, families and businesses. She draws on a deep well of knowledge from her experience owning and operating her own law firm for seven years. In that capacity Catherine helped families plan for their future, provided planning services for the elderly in the areas of Medicaid qualification and assisted clients with loved ones with special needs, in addition to her core trust and estate planning services.

As a well-respected advocate with a passion for the rights of the disabled, Catherine still approaches her work the same way — with a deep understanding of clients’ needs and a plan for their future and beyond. She finds it deeply rewarding to work with the families of older adults who have health issues and strategize to get them the level of care they need, whether that’s at home, in an assisted living community or in a skilled nursing community.

Catherine devotes many hours to serving on community boards and committees for Elder Law of Michigan, Ada Township, Senior Neighbors Grand Rapids, Caregiver Resource Network, the Council on Aging and Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation. Her involvement in these organizations strengthens and grows her valuable network of relationships and enables her to suggest the specific resources and people who can best assist clients’ elderly family members. Catherine finds it fulfilling to help find solutions that make everyone's life easier and better.

Describing her excellent communication skills as her “superpower,” Catherine simplifies and explains complex issues to clients in ways they can easily understand. One of Catherine’s favorite quotes comes from Albert Einstein, who said: “If you can't explain it to a six-year-old, you don't understand it yourself.”

Catherine regularly speaks on topics of estate and succession planning, elder law and special needs care all over the state of Michigan for associations, foundations and universities.


Firm Description


  • Elder Law
  • Estate Settlement and Trust Administration
  • Family Business and Succession Planning
  • Family Office Representation
  • Fiduciary Representation
  • Fundamental Estate Planning
  • Private Client and Family Office
  • Probate Litigation


Day From To
Monday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM


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Main Office

150 Ottawa Avenue NW
Suite 1500
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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