Diligent representation rooted in a wealth of professional experience
“I was a real estate agent before becoming a lawyer. I never realized while working as a realtor that I was learning to effectively serve future law clients. Estate planning often involves working with real estate assets and concepts. So, the many transactions I managed as a realtor provide a truly valuable experience base that enhances my current law practice.
Estate plans and other legal matters, like real estate transactions, often require great patience and perseverance from both clients and the professionals who guide them. I am fortunate to have acquired those critical professional traits during my real estate career – they are a solid foundation for the thoughtful, careful advocacy that I provide on behalf of my law clients today.”
A long-time resident of Northern Michigan, Ian Mitchell staffs Bassett Murray Law Group’s Petoskey office. As a graduate of the University of Michigan, and a cum laude graduate of the Michigan State University College of Law, Ian took up law as a second career in 2008. He practiced as a solo attorney for nearly 15 years before joining Bassett Murray. Ian focuses his law practice on estate planning and real estate transactions. Ian’s preparation for legal practice included a decade’s work as a real estate agent. He also served as an intern to the Honorable Charles Johnson at the 57th Circuit Court in Emmet County (Petoskey), and as a clerk in the Law Offices of Nancy Burger (Ann Arbor). When not helping law clients, Ian goes skiing and boating with friends and family, studies jazz piano, and hides away at his cabin in the Upper Peninsula.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT US
"Very professional staff! They made a hard task for me, working on a Living Will, painless and stress free! "
- Mary Beth
"Amanda Murray is a extremely talented attorney! She helped me every step off the way with 3 different legal matters! She is very efficient with my time and making sure everything was 100% how I wanted it. She is very honest and direct. I have used a couple other attorneys before, but you can tell she really put her heart and wisdom into her work. She goes over and beyond to accommodate my family. Highly recommend!!!"
"Amanda Murray is an amazing lawyer and has done an exceptional job helping my family and I handle legal matters. She's affordable and has great communication skills!!"
"Bassett Law has the most knowledgeable and helpful attorneys I have ever worked with. They explain all of the options in ways that a non-attorney can understand. They take a complicated legal issue and break it down so that I understand what the options and choices are. I have worked with them on many different legal issues over the last 15 years and they ALWAYS go above and beyond. I highly recommend them."
"Incredibly professional and wonderful law firm. Handles every client they take on with care and compassion to the highest level possible."