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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 30%
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Estate Planning: 25%
  4. Guardianship: 20%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Robert B Fleming

    Doug is a dedicated, bright and personable lawyer. I do not work in his community, but I know his reputation is excellent and his contacts are national. I highly recommend him.


    Robert Fleming Trusts Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Constance L. Brigman

    I endorse this lawyer. Doug is an excellent probate litigator. He has a keen insight that is the marking of a born litigator. And he works very, very hard. He obviously cares a great deal about his work. When he serves on a law-related committee or board, he does not merely show up to say "present." He contributes. And his contributions are valuable because he does his research and comes prepared. Doug gives his very best to what he does, period. He is both a talented attorney and a valuable colleague.


    Constance Brigman Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

1019 Trowbridge Rd
East Lansing, MI, 48823


MIActive And In Good Standing199601/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2013
Lansing Best Lawyers Elder Law Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers in America2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Top 100 Attorneys in MichiganSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2008
Top 100 Attorneys in MichiganSuper Lawyers Magazine2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2007
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerChalgian & Tripp Law Offices, PLLC2002 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American College of Trust and Estate CounselFellow2010 - Present
National Elder Law FoundationCertified Elder Law AttorneyN/A
State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning SectionFormer ChairN/A
Hospice of Lansing and IoniaPast Member, Board of DirectorsN/A
National Alliance of Set Aside ProfessionalsMemberN/A
Alzheimer's Association State CouncilMemberN/A
State Bar of Michigan, Elder Law and Disability Rights SectionFormer ChairN/A