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Christopher J. Berry Recognized as a Top Fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®

Brighton, MI (February 20, 2018) Christopher J. Berry, the first Certified Elder Law Attorney in Livingston County as well of the Founder of The CJ Berry Group, was recently recognized as one of the top fundraisers for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®.

As a team, Berry’s “Elder Care Crew” raised ten thousand dollars and the committee on which he sits raised 100 thousand dollars all in the name of fighting Alzheimer’s disease. More than five million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s and, as one of the top leading causes of death in the United States, one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.[1]

Elder Care Crew

“Myself and my team have dedicated our professional lives to helping people plan for the future,” stated Christopher J. Berry, Esq., CELA, Founder of The Elder Care Firm and The CJ Berry Group. “One of the unfortunate circumstances that we see many and their families face is the horrible disease of Alzheimer’s. The cure is out there and we’re honored to do our small part in helping to find that through raising money for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.”

In 2016, nearly 16 million caregivers in America provided over 230 dollars in value of care for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias; the yearly cost of Alzheimer’s to the United States as a whole is anticipated to be over one trillion dollars by 2050. Over 600 communities across the globe come together to raise money to fight Alzheimer’s through the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® every year; this is the largest event in the world to raise both funds and awareness to the disease. [2]

About Christopher J. Berry, Esq., CELA and The CJ Berry Group

Attorney Berry is the first Certified Elder Law Attorney in Livingston County, one of a handful in Oakland County, and one of just 20 in all of Michigan. He was the second youngest lawyer in the nation to achieve the designation of Certified Elder Law Attorney, which is the gold standard for elder law attorneys.

In addition to founding The Elder Care Firm, he is an adjunct professor at WMU Cooley Law School, where he teaches 2nd and 3rd-year law school students elder law as well as the author of “The Caregiver’s Legal Guide to Planning for a Loved One with Chronic Illness.” Plus, he is the originator of The Castle Trust, which is an asset protection trust where you can remain in control of your assets.

Due to his law firm’s national recognition, attorneys across the nation have hired Attorney Berry as a consultant and coach for their law practices. Learn More About Christopher J. Berry, Esq., CELA and The Elder Care Firm


[1] “Alzheimer’s Disease Is an Epidemic.” Alzheimers Association,

[2] “Alzheimer’s Disease Is an Epidemic.” Alzheimers Association,

About Christopher J. Berry, JD., CELA

Christopher J. Berry, JD., CELA is the founder of two interrelated companies that provide financial services and legal services to Michigan families. Chris is the founding President of a law firm that does estate and elder law planning (The Elder Care Firm). The second company is a firm that provides holistic wealth, estate and tax planning for clients using a client-centered best-interest process (The CJ Berry Group). The companies are located in Metro-Detroit. Christopher J. Berry is a nationally-recognized estate and financial planning expert, quoted in publications like Kiplinger's Retirement. Chris Berry is an invited presenter for some of the world’s top financial companies, money managers and industry associations such as Northwestern Mutual, Mass Mutual, John Hancock, Michigan Association of CPA's, Society of Financial Service Professionals, Financial Planning Association and the Institute of Continued Legal Education, to name a few.Nationwide, Merrill Lynch, Transamerica, Jackson National, Morgan Stanley, American Institute of CPAs, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and several Financial Planning Associations. Christopher Berry is the author of The Caregiver's Legal Guide to Planning for a Loved one with Chronic Illness. Additionally, Chris Berry has co-authored two other books Tax-Free Money for Long-term Care and Protect My IRA: Avoid the 5 Common Mistakes.
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