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John D. Mabley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Southfield, MI

Chalgian & Tripp Law Offices, PLLC
26211 Central Park Blvd., Suite 200
Southfield, MI 48076
Phone: 517-619-1366
Fax: 248-799-9925
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022
Licensed in Michigan Since: 1973
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Estate & Trust Litigation, Elder Law
Attorney Profile

John D. Mabley is an attorney at Chalgian & Tripp Law Office PLLC in Southfield, Michigan. Mr. Mabley has over 45 years of legal experience and concentrates his practice on elder law, estate planning, and probate and estate administration. He serves clients throughout Michigan.

Over his many years in practice, Mr. Mabley has guided clients through complex estate planning and elder law matters. Along with being an experienced litigator, he has served as a mediator and as an expert witness in probate litigation cases. He regularly lectures for The Institute of Continuing Legal Education and is the author of several articles about trusts and estates for legal publications.

The publication The Best Lawyers in America has listed Mr. Mabley several years in a row. DBusiness Magazine named him one of the “Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit” each year since 2009, and he received recognition from Leading Lawyers in 2020.

Outside of his law practice, Mr. Mabley is a leader within the legal profession. He is a fellow and past chair of the Michigan Chapter of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and has served as chair of the State Bar of Michigan Probate & Estate Planning Section. He enjoys giving back to his local community, serving on various boards of directors for nonprofits and participating in community organizations.

Mr. Mabley earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan before going on to graduate from Wayne State University Law School. He holds a license to practice law before all Michigan state courts.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 30%Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 10%Elder Law
Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Will Contests

Selections

17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022

About John D. Mabley

First Admitted: 1973, Michigan

Professional Webpage: https://mielderlaw.com/attorneys/john-mabley/

Honors/Awards

  • , Fellow and Past Michigan Chair, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Included in Dbusiness Magazine – Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit – estate planning category, 2009 – Present
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers estate planning category, 2007 – Present
  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America – estate planning category, 1998 – Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Presenter/Moderator, More than 50 Presentations to Michigan Attorneys on Estate Planning, Estate Tax, Ethics, and Practice management for Institute for Continuing Legal Education – Ann Arbor Michigan, 1990 – Present
  • Michigan Probate Litigation / Estate Tax Apportionment Proceedings Chapter, Institute of Continuing Legal Education – Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2007
  • Trust Administration in Michigan / Distributions Chapter, Institute for Continuing Legal Education – Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2003
  • Trusts 35 Wayne Law Review 995, 1989
  • How and When to Review an Existing Estate Plan 16 Estate Planning Magazine 162, 1989
  • Update on Estate Planning Software: A Wide Variety of Programs For Varied Needs (Co-Author) Estate Planning Magazine, Vol. 17, 1990

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Former Chair, State Bar of Michigan – Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Council Member, State Bar of Michigan – Probate and Estate Planning Section, 1987 – 1996
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Office Location for John D. Mabley

26211 Central Park Blvd.
Suite 200
Southfield, MI 48076

Phone: 517-619-1366

Fax: 248-799-9925

Last Updated: 5/9/2022

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