Attorney Profiles

John F. MacArthur

Mr. MacArthur is a lifetime resident of Mount Clemens, Michigan, the capital of Macomb County. He graduated from Mount Clemens High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kalamazoo College. Mr. MacArthur received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Detroit in 1981 and his Master of Laws in Taxation degree from Wayne State University in 1987. Mr. MacArthur focuses his practice in the areas of wills, trusts, estate planning, elder law and Medicaid planning, taxation, non-profit corporations, business law and real estate. In addition he is a certified mediator and handles a variety of alternate dispute resolution matters in many area courts. Mr. MacArthur is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and is also admitted to practice in Indiana.

Additional memberships include the Macomb County Bar Association, Financial and Estate Planning Council of Macomb, Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit, and Macomb County Probate Bar Association. Mr. MacArthur is rated “AV-Preeminent” (the highest rating) by the Martindale-Hubbell peer rating service by members of the bar and judiciary and was selected as a “Top Lawyer” in the areas of Estate Planning and Taxation in 2010 by the Detroit Business Magazine of Metropolitan Detroit. Also selected as a 2013 Michigan Top Lawyer by the Legal Network. Also selected as a 2016 Michigan Top Lawyer by the Legal Network and a 2016 recipient of a Five Star Investment Professional award.

Janet Burcar

Mrs. Burcar is a lifetime resident of Macomb County. She graduated from Eisenhower High School and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Oakland University.  She received her Juris Doctor degree from Wayne State University in 1995.  Mrs. Burcar focuses her practice in the areas of wills, trusts, elder law, probate estate and trust administration, and real estate.  She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Federal Bar for the Eastern District of Michigan.  In addition, she is an Accredited Claims Attorney through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Mrs. Burcar has received a certificate in General/Civil Mediation and a certificate for completing the ICLE Probate & Estate Planning Certificate Program.  She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Macomb County Bar Association, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Association for Conflict Resolution, and the Financial and Estate Planning Council of Macomb.

Stanley Hirt (Of Counsel)

Mr. Hirt lived for many years in Mount Clemens before moving to his current residence in St. Clair, Michigan. Mr. Hirt graduated from the Cranbrook School and then attended Amherst College in Massachusetts where he received his bachelors degree in 1956.

Mr. Hirt then attended the University of Michigan Law School where he received his Juris Doctor degree in 1959. After briefly working for his father’s former firm, he joined the Nunneley firm in 1960. Mr. Hirt is Of Counsel to the firm at the present time.

Former Members:

Bert V. Nunneley (1881 – 1972)
William H. Nunneley (1908 – 1983)