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Dean E. Sheldon III


UpRight Law (888) 708-0876

1378 Gold Court
Traverse City, MI 49696

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Dean E. Sheldon III received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Dayton School of Law in 1986, graduating with honors in federal jurisdiction.  He was admitted to the Ohio Bar and served as a law clerk for Hon. Judge Don J. Young, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Western Division.

In 1987, Dean joined the law firm of Nathan & Roberts in Toledo, Ohio as an associate attorney, specializing in bankruptcy and commercial litigation.  During this time, he also worked as an attorney for Chapter 7 Trustee, H. Buswell Roberts, Jr.  In 1990, Dean joined the firm of Donald D. Simmons, former Wood County Common Pleas Judge.  Dean started his solo practice in 1991.  In addition to bankruptcy, his practice included real estate, probate, juvenile, domestic relations, criminal, creditor’s rights, landlord/tenant, personal injury, worker’s compensation, social security and business law.

Drawn to the natural beauty of northern Michigan and wanting a healthy community for their two year old daughter, Dean and Sally Sheldon moved to Traverse City in 1997.  Dean worked for a year as closing agent at Mid-American Title Company.  He was admitted to the Michigan Bar in 1998.  He started Good Harbor Mortgage Company in 2000.  Dean is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts of Michigan, Western Division.   Dean is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.


22 years since Dean E. Sheldon III was first licensed to practice law.

State License Status Year Acquired
MI Active And In Good Standing 1998


School Major Degree Graduated
University of Dayton School of Law Law JD - Juris Doctor 1986
Miami University of Ohio English and Political Science BA - Bachelor of Arts 1983

Work Experience

Position Duration
Attorney - Law Office of Dean E. Sheldon III 1991 - Present


Position Association Name Duration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Member 2009 - Present
Debtors Bar of West Michigan Member 2009 - Present


Award Name Granting Organization Date
Honors in Federal Jurisdiction University of Dayton School of Law 1986

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