Todd M. Gambrell


Todd M. Gambrell

Principal, Attorney

Practice Areas
Wills and trusts, estate and gift-tax planning, probate and trust administration, IRS controversies and tax litigation, business planning, nonprofit organizations


  • Bachelor of Arts, Alma College, 1991
  • Juris Doctor, cum laude, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 1997
  • LL.M., Taxation, Wayne State University Law School, 1999
  • Probate and Estate Planning Program Certificate, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2005


  • State of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Tax Court

Public Service

  • Appointed in 2006 by the Michigan Attorney General to serve as the Attorney General’s Public Administrator for the Counties of Midland and Bay


  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Probate and Estate Planning Journal

Media Appearances

  • Repeated Guest Appearances on CMU Public Television’s “Ask the Lawyer”

Professional Associations

  • Midland County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • American Bar Association
  • Northeastern Michigan Estate Planning Council
  • Mid-Michigan Planned Giving Council

Community Involvement

  • Past Member of Northeastern Michigan Estate Planning Council Board of Directors
  • Attorney General’s Public Administrator for Midland and Bay Counties
  • Named 2007 Downtown Midland Business Person of the Year
  • Named Best Lawyer, Readers’ Choice Awards, Midland Daily News
  • Midland Rotary Club
  • Midland Downtown Business Association Board of Directors (Past Member)
  • United Way of Midland County, Campaign Cabinet (Professional Division Chair), Allocation Panel
  • Midland Community Cancer Services (Past President, Past Treasurer)
  • Midland County GOP (Past Chairman)
  • St. Brigid Church, various committees
  • Volunteer lawyer for Voluntary Action Center “Ask the Lawyer” pro bono legal advice program
  • Midland Symphony Orchestra (Past Board Member)
  • Midland Exchange Club
  • Cub Scout Leader, Boy Scouts of America Pack 3768

Ask Todd Gambrell what he strives to provide for his clients and he does not hesitate: “Peace of mind.”

“When someone is going through estate issues or other legal matters, that is very likely the most important thing in that person’s life at the moment. It wakes them up in the middle of the night. My responsibility is to help them get through this trying time by handling their matters quickly, expertly and cost-efficiently while giving them an exceptional level of care and service,” Todd explains.

Todd specializes in all facets of estate planning – wills, trusts, powers of attorney and estate-tax, gift-tax, foundation and charitable planning. He works closely with families to ensure that their desires are carried out as they pass assets from generation to generation as well as to charitable causes and foundations. Todd is well known for this expertise and is often asked to speak on the topic of estate planning.

In addition to handling the estate planning needs of clients, Todd serves as general counsel for a number of small businesses, representing them with the establishment of their businesses and their ongoing day-to-day legal needs. He advises many medical and other professionals in the area of business planning as well.

A Midland native, Todd is extremely active in the community. “Midland is a great town, and great towns don’t just happen,” he says. “People have to step up and participate. I believe that no matter what your area of expertise, you owe it to your community to give back in any way you can. The people of Midland get involved … make things happen. I’m proud to be part of such a dynamic, caring community.”