Jim received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering in 1968 from Kettering University, (formerly General Motors Institute) in Flint Michigan. While at GMI, he was a member and officer of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and served on the Student Government Council. He received a Juris Doctor in 1973 from Michigan State University Law School (formerly Detroit College of Law).
Stephen M. Asbel began his law career at our firm in 1990 and became a partner in 1997. His practice areas include Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning and Estate Administration, LGBT+ Law, Planning Second-Parent and Intra-Family Adoptions, and Gestational Carrier and Assisted Reproduction Technology Agreements.