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Daniel S. Hilker

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in East Lansing, MI

Chalgian & Tripp Law Offices, PLLC
1019 Trowbridge Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: 517-619-1366
Fax: 517-332-4600
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Michigan Since: 2014
Practice Areas: Estate & Trust Litigation, Estate Planning & Probate, Elder Law
Attorney Profile

Daniel S. Hilker is an attorney at Chalgian & Tripp Law Office PLLC in East Lansing, Michigan, where he focuses his practice on elder law, estate planning, probate and estate administration, and probate litigation. He represents individuals and families throughout Michigan.

Mr. Hilker is a dedicated advocate on behalf of his clients. He is committed to providing competent and professional legal advice and representation, guiding his clients through the complexities of the estate planning process and helping them overcome the challenges presented with elder law issues to obtain the best possible result for their situation.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Hilker is an active contributor to his legal community. He is involved in the State Bar of Michigan, serving as a Probate and Estate Planning Section Council Member, Chair of the Legislative Monitoring & Committee and sitting on the Legislation Development & Drafting Committee. He also belongs to the Ingham County Bar Association and the Greater Lansing Estate Planning Council.

After earning his master's degree from the University of Dallas, Mr. Hilker graduated with honors from Michigan State University College of Law. While attending law school, he gained practical legal experience by serving as a law clerk. After receiving his law degree, he passed the Michigan bar examination and obtained his license to practice law before all Michigan state courts.

Outside of the office, Mr. Hilker gives back to his local community through pro bono and volunteer service. He volunteers at his local church and with various Lansing and East Lansing based organizations.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 40%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 20%Elder Law
Focus Areas

Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022

About Daniel S. Hilker

First Admitted: 2014, Michigan

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Council Member for the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar and Chair of the Legislation Analysis and Monitoring Committee, 2020 and member of the Legislation Development and Drafting Committee, 2020
  • Member of the Greater Lansing Estate Planning Council, 2020
  • Vice Chair of the Membership Committee of the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar, 2020
  • Member of the Ingham County Bar, 2020


  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2019 - 2020
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Office Location for Daniel S. Hilker

1019 Trowbridge Road
East Lansing, MI 48823

Phone: 517-619-1366

Fax: 517-332-4600

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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