Benjamin A. Schock

Benjamin A. Schock

Partner

Ben@ssrlawoffice.com

Benjamin Schock is a skilled, experienced elder law attorney  who successfully assists seniors in passing their hard earned assets on to their loved ones while allowing them to receive additional benefits that help them offset the cost of long-term care. His practice areas include: Medicaid planning, Nursing home planning, estate planning, special needs planning, probate, veterans benefits and trust or estate administration. Prior to co-founding Schock Solaiman Ramdayal, PLLC in 2013, he worked as an associate attorney at another local firm in Macomb County for 8 years.

He is an experienced trial attorney who has practiced before most judges throughout the Metro Detroit area. While most of his experience has been before the probate court, he also is an accomplished criminal defense attorney providing individuals  with legal assistance when they were in the wrong place at the wrong time and end up being on the wrong side of the law.

Benjamin Schock attended high school locally at Macomb L’Anse Creuse – North.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science – Pre Law from Michigan State University.  Benjamin earned his Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law.  Mr. Schock concentrated his law studies in Taxation and was Managing Editor of Events for consecutive years for the Business and Securities Law Journal. Further, he elected to participate in Michigan State College of Law Tax Clinic where he represented low-income taxpayers with issues regarding current tax problems, back taxes, innocent spouse claims and IRS Liens. He also volunteered at ASMSU legal services where he helped Michigan State University students defend themselves against criminal charges.

Benjamin Schock has real world experience prior to becoming an attorney. Ben was employed by General Motors Acceptance Corporation as a credit administrator. Ben also served as a licensed financial advisor for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. With Ben’s extensive knowledge as an Elder Law attorney with a background in financial planning he has helped hundreds of families in planning for their future, assisted them in preserving their wealth, provided them with options to pass assets to their loved ones all while helping them receive additional financial and medical benefits.

On a more personal level, Ben and his wife, Julie, reside in Macomb Township and have two children, Benjamin and Clayton. They enjoy spending time together as a family, maintaining their yard/home and attending football games at their alma mater (Go State).

Practice Areas for Benjamin Schock:

Education:

  • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D.,  2006
  • Michigan State University, B.A. Political Science Pre-Law  1999

Admitted to Practice:

  • Michigan  2006
  • United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims  2013

Memberships:

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Macomb County Probate Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan, Elder Law Section
  • State Bar of Michigan, Probate Bar Section
  • State Bar of Michigan, Disability Section
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon, National Fraternity
  • Sigma Alpha, Epsilon, Detroit Alumni Association
  • Michigan State University Alumni Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Awards and Certifications:

  • Department of Veteran Affairs
  • One of Michigan Top Lawyers in the year 2015 in the field of Elder Law as voted by his peers
  • 2016 Michigan Rising Star (as voted by his peers in the field of Elder Law)
  • Holds a certificate of completion in the areas of probate and estate planning issued by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar Of Michigan

SEE WHAT BEN’S CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY:

5-STAR REVIEW
5/5
"The preeminent law firm for all of your elder law needs. Top of the line estate planning and Medicaid asset protection specialists. Ben Schock and his team have helped me out with several issues. I recommend this law firm to anyone who needs help with nursing home Medicaid, estate planning or veterans pension. You will not be disappointed. The SSR attorneys care about their client's causes."
Sean P. Cox
Partner, The law offices of sean Patrick cox, Pllc
5-STAR REVIEW
5/5
"Ben Schock and his team conduct themselves with the highest degree of professionalism and empathy. A powerhouse team of skilled attorneys who truly care about every client. I always hear back glowing reviews from my clients who see them - they only wish they would have met with them sooner."
Erika A. Riggs
partner, Disability Law Group
5-STAR REVIEW
5/5
"Ben & his team were outstanding in helping me with my mom's case! I would definitely recommend if you're on the fence about an Elder Attorney!"
Tina Kowalski
5-STAR REVIEW
5/5
"Ben has managed my fathers trust along with other personal law issues that my sister has required. We feel safe working with Ben. He is a smart attorney to use for both personal and financial legal matters."
Robert S.
5-STAR REVIEW
5/5
"Ben & his team were outstanding in helping me with my mom's case! I would definitely recommend if you're on the fence about an Elder Attorney!I gotta tell you all ,I was so impressed with the way Ben Schock handled my concerns Fast, Efficient, and absolutely correct . I have been referring his firm to everyone with the similar problems, keep up the good work Ben, your awesome"
Dave Walters
5-STAR REVIEW
5/5
"They are awesome to work with, Ben Schock is a great man he's got everything under control and response to our questions and it gives us answers their timely manner and his staff is wonderful to talk to you."
Jeff Corker
5-STAR REVIEW
5/5
"My family's attorney is Ben Schock. Ben not only has become our attorney but a friend. He's extremely knowledgeable in many areas of the law. We had to use his services over the years for various legal situations. Ben has always gone above and beyond to help our family in many areas of the law. He takes the time to explain the law so that it is understood. Ben has always stirred us in the right direction and we have always had a positive result. In addition, he makes himself available to us whenever we call or need to see him. He works us into his schedule no matter how full his appointment book may be. We couldn't be happier with his services and friendly, compassionate and professional manner. The staff is always kind and thoughtful to our needs. We would highly recommend Ben Schock as someone you will want to have as your attorney. We will forever be grateful for all he has done for our family."
Joanna Morelli
5-STAR REVIEW
5/5
"Going to an elder law attorney was the best thing I did. I was completely stressed out with my situation but working with SSR LAW eased my stress and everything went perfectly. I would highly recommend this firm especially Ben."
Judith Scherz