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Sara A. Schimke

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law 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 Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018, 2021
Licensed in Michigan Since: 2008
Practice Areas: Elder Law (40%), Administrative Law (20%), Estate & Trust Litigation (20%), Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Sara A. Schimke is an attorney with Chalgian & Tripp Law Office PLL, which has eight office locations across Michigan. A top-rated attorney with more than 12 years of total legal experience, Ms. Schimke works primarily out of the firm's Southfield office, and she provides invaluable counsel and support to clients throughout Detroit, Southfield, Farmington Hills, Bloomfield Hills and beyond who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Elder law

·       Estate planning

·       Probate and estate administration

·       Will and trusts

·       Trust and estate litigation

Over the course of her legal career, Ms. Schimke has achieved considerable success delivering highly personalized counsel to her clients to help them make the best-informed decisions regarding the legal matters they need to address. She has extensive experience with long-term care planning and advocacy, and she has secured many favorable outcomes for her clients during probate litigation and financial exploitation issues.

She has also become known for delivering customized strategies and solutions to help her clients pursue their goals and the favorable outcomes they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, and she finds great satisfaction in being able to help so many in her area protect themselves, their assets and their loved ones for the future.

Honored for her outstanding professionalism and service, Ms. Schimke has earned a Leader Lawyers designation as well as consistent recognition from her peers as being among the top lawyers in her region.

A graduate of Northern Michigan University, Ms. Schimke obtained her Juris Doctor from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2008. She is the former chair of the State Bar of Michigan's Elder Law and Disability Rights Section, and she is active with the ICLE Elder Law advisory board and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Ms. Schimke is also a member of the Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metro Detroit, and she is an accredited lawyer with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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

Government Benefits, Will Contests, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018, 2021

About Sara A. Schimke

First Admitted: 2008, Michigan

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Educational Background

  • Northern Michigan University, B.S., political science and psychology, 2005


  • , Rising Star, Super Lawyers , 2017
  • , Rising Star, Super Lawyers , 2018
  • , Leading Lawyer, Leading Lawyer, 2020
  • , Up & Coming Lawyer, Michigan Lawyer Weekly, 2018

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member of the Financial & Estate Planning Council of Metro Detroit , 2020
  • Board of Directors member and Speaker for the Michigan Parkinson Foundation, 2020

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Western Michigan University  Thomas M. Cooley Law School Adjunct Professor, 2020

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, 2020
  • Member of the Wayne County Probate Bar Association , 2020
  • Member of the Macomb County Bar Association , 2020
  • Member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2020
  • Member of the Oakland County Bar Association, 2020
  • Member of the State Bar of Michigan Elder Law & Disability Rights Section, and also a past president, 2020
  • Member of the State Bar of Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Section, 2020
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Office Location for Sara A. Schimke

26211 Central Park Blvd.
Suite 200
Southfield, MI 48076

Phone: 517-619-1366

Fax: 248-799-9925

Last Updated: 8/14/2021

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