Jill Goodell - Attorney at Law
Phone: 616.204.3316
Fax: 866.364.5151
833 Kenmore Ave SE, Suite E.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Legal services for traditional families, non-traditional families, couples, single adults, seniors, those caring for seniors, and small businesses.


C. Jill (Smith) Goodell - Jill Goodell focuses her practice on estate planning, probate, elder law and general small business law. Her experience includes nonprofit law, property law, tax law and health law.

Jill received her Bachelor of Science degree from Alma College, her Master of Science Degree from the University of Michigan, and her law degree, cum laude, from Thomas M. Cooley Law School where she was an honors student and served as Senior Associate Editor of the Law Review. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and has completed the Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Probate and Estate Planning Certificate program.

Jill is a former Medicare and Medicaid Assistance Program volunteer with the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan. She has twenty years experience as a healthcare risk manager, compliance officer and accreditation coordinator prior to attending law school. This experience included analyzing state and federal regulations and accreditation rules and applying them to real situations. She is a member of the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan. She is also a member of the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section of the State Bar of Michigan and active on the Litigation Committee for that section of the Bar.

Jill is passionate about listening carefully to her clients' challenges and helping them reach their goals.

Born in Grand Rapids, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, gardening, downhill skiing, and various other outdoor activities. Jill has a daughter, a son-in-law and grandchildren in west Michigan, and a son in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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