About Us

Estate Planning & Elder Law Attorneys

Crenshaw Peterson & Associates is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Attorneys Tara Peterson and Emily Nestor Alleman are committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of the business is from repeat customers and referrals.

We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the most up to date services in the industry.

Call Us: 1-517-347-2100


Our Team

Tara Peterson

Attorney Tara Peterson focuses her practice on the areas of Estate Planning and Elder Law, including Personal Estate Planning, Business Planning and contracts, Medicaid Planning,…

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Emily Nestor

Attorney Emily Nestor’s practice is focused on Estate Planning and Business Planning. Emily graduated Cum Laude from Western Michigan Thomas M. Cooley Law School in…

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Deanna Franco

Deanna is our paralegal and office administrator. She has been a paralegal for 23 years in the Estate planning area of law. She has been…

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Jordan Opper

Jordan is the first person you see when you come in or call the office on the phone. She handles our front desk and intake…

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Ivy Simmers

Ivy is the front of our office to assist when you come in the door. She handles our Medicaid and Administrative files and assists clients…

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Shannon Damesworth

Shannon is one of our office clerks. She works with our clients in trust administration as well handles all our billing for the office. She…

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Hans Peterson

Hans joined our office to assist with all our IT computer and media needs. He has been a great asset as we protect client information,…

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Melissa Sutphen

Melissa joined the office in the fall of 2022 and works up front assisting with Estate and Trust Administrations. She can assist with any of…

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Jude Wells and Meeghan Peterson

Jude and Meeghan are both our part time office assistants and work on our file maintenance. They keep our office organized and our files protected…

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We always have an intern or two floating around the office helping out where they can and learning what it takes to be an attorney….

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Ms. Peterson has a Cavalier King Charles spaniel that is trained to provide clients comfort during difficult discussions and can often be found in the…

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