Coulter practiced law in Michigan for over 40 years.
last 25 years she focused her practice on elder law.
graduate of the Harvard Law School and received her undergraduate degree from Marygrove
College in Detroit.
2007-2008 she served as chair of the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section of the State Bar of
Michigan, which has a membership of over 1,000 Michigan attorneys. In
addition to her law practice she has been actively involved in community
efforts to improve the well-being and quality of life for seniors in the
Genesee County area. She was a founding member of the Genesee County Elder
Abuse Task Force and served as its chair from 1999 until 2010 when it
merged with the Sheriff's Elder Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Program.
After the Elder Abuse Alliance, a non-profit charitable corporation, ,took
over the work of the Sheriff's program in 2013, she was elected to its
Board of Directors and is currently serving as its President. .
As a member
of the senior millage committee she joined with senior center directors and
the local Commission on Aging in a successful effort to pass a senior millage
that currently generates over 6 million dollars each year for services to
Genesee County seniors.
authored the chapter on guardianships and conservatorships in Advising the
Older Client or Client With a Disability, a publication of the Institute
of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) from 2008-2015 and co-authored the
chapter on Judgments in Michigan Civil Procedure During Trial (ICLE 2nd
has an interest in land use planning and in 2009 she was appointed to the Grand
Blanc Township Planning Commission.
After her retirement in August,
2016, she began doing volunteer work with the Michigan Medicare Medicaid
Assistance Program as a health benefits counselor, assisting older adults and
individuals with disabilities in navigating the Medicare and Medicaid
health care maze.