About Our Firm

Founded by Jim Crippen and Brian Urquhart in 1967, the firm continues its tradition of providing high-quality legal advice and counseling to families and businesses in the Ann Arbor area.

Attorney Profiles


Deborah J. Hammerlind Weber

Deborah was born in Grand Rapids, MI and moved to Ann Arbor with her husband in 1972 upon graduation from Kalamazoo College. In 1976, she received her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School, was admitted to the bar and began in private practice with the firm, becoming a partner in 1985. As a general practitioner who is also trained as a mediator, she advises and counsels individuals and organizations in diverse areas of the law, with special emphasis on family law, estate planning, probate, and real estate matters.
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John C. Urquhart

John was raised in Dexter, Michigan and has lived in the Ann Arbor area all of his life. He graduated from Albion College in 1990,and from Wayne State University Law School in 1995. He has more than fifteen years of experience in assisting clients with estate planning, the administration of probate estates and trusts, real estate (helping with the purchase, sale or lease of a property), organizing small businesses, buying and selling businesses. He also provides general legal advice to many local small business owners.
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Lynelle D. Morgan (Of Counsel)

Lynelle grew up in Brighton, Michigan but has lived most of her adult life in Washtenaw County. She attended Albion College and the University of Michigan Law School. Lynelle is an experienced family law attorney, focusing her practice on divorce, child custody, child and spousal support, parenting time and domestic violence. Lynelle is trained in both domestic relations mediation and collaborative divorce practice and believes strongly in the power of self-determination for those going through the litigation process. In addition to family law, Lynelle assists clients with probate matters and provides legal counsel to local non-profit organizations. Lynelle is licensed to practice law in both Michigan and South Carolina.
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