Attorney Shawn Eyestone enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife and six children as possible. He loves hiking, biking, kayaking, and traveling. He is proud to have been to 49 of the 50 states, and he has lots of interesting stories about taking road trips with the whole family to California, Florida, New York, Washington, D.C., and everywhere in between (except Alaska, that’s still on his bucket list).
He also comes from a long line of widows and has tried from an early age to make the best of his short time on this earth. His mother became a widow when she was 63, his grandmother became a widow when she was 52, and his great-grandmother became a widow when she was 30. His mother and grandmother have shown him first hand the basic needs of those left behind when a loved one dies and the importance of living life fully. This experience has instilled in Shawn a passion for putting plans together that educate, equip, and empower widows and other heirs.
Attorney Shawn Eyestone’s work has greatly benefited numerous families over the years, and, as a result, he has been awarded the highest ratings offered by AVVO and Martindale-Hubbell, two of the most respected organizations that rate attorneys. He is a regular co-host of the Milestones Life Transitions radio program on WJRW 1340Am on Saturdays at 10am and has been a regular contributor to other local media outlets.
Shawn earned his law degree from Wayne State University Law School after first graduating with a bachelor’s degree from the Lee Honors College of Western Michigan University. Following law school, Shawn worked as an attorney in the estate planning, and business law practice groups of West Michigan and Detroit-area law firms, gaining valuable experience and a very loyal client-following.
Shawn is actively involved with WealthCounsel, a nationwide consortium of over 2,300 of the top estate planing and business attorneys in the country. He is also a member of the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, the Western Michigan Estate Planning Council, and the State Bar of Michigan, where he has been selected to serve on several state-wide committees. Shawn is the President of the Grand Rapids Lions Club, a Deacon at church, a coach with Grandville AYSO, and a past president and former director of the SLD Center.