John Casterline is the founder of Casterline Legal Services and is a nationally recognized asset protection expert who has assisted thousands of families in growing, preserving, and protecting their assets. John has been in private practice for over twenty years and thoroughly enjoys helping retirees protect their assets by utilizing his broad depth of experience in Medicaid Planning, VA Planning, Tax Planning, Real Estate Law, and Estate Planning. John also understands the stress his client families are facing and brings much needed compassion, understanding and even humor to the table when counseling these clients.  This combination of knowledge and compassion gives him the ability to provide strategic solutions and stress release for clients facing any of the following issues:  Protecting assets from long-term health care, utilizing available resources to help pay for long term health care, avoiding probate, eliminating estate taxes, and helping wartime veterans and their spouses qualify for and receive a special pension from the Veterans Administration.  Each family faces a unique set of facts, challenges and issues.  John combines his legal experience along with his gifts of compassion and encouragement to provide each family with the unique solutions that provide each family with legal solutions, understanding and peace of mind.

 John Casterline has educated retirees, veterans, widows, children and grandchildren through educational seminars.  His expertise is nationally recognized and he has trained over one hundred attorneys from across the country on how they can implement Attorney Casterlines’ legal strategies in their practices.  Additionally he has educated financial planners, accountants, bankers, and other professionals about the legal issues facing the elderly and how as a team, they can help deliver the much needed solutions.



○ J.D., Juris Doctorate, University of Oregon School of Law

○ B.S., Bachelor of Science in Economic Science, Montana State University



○ Michigan

○ Federal Eastern District of Michigan

○ Nationally Accredited Veteran’s Attorney


Professional & Bar Association Memberships:

○ State Bar of Michigan

○ National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

○ Elder Law and Disability Rights Section of the Michigan Bar

○ Probate and Estate Planning Section of the Michigan Bar

○ Board Member of the Wayne County Medical Society Foundation