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Practice Areas


  1. Trusts: 24%
    13 years
  2. Elder Law: 24%
    17 years
  3. Estate Planning: 24%
    17 years
  4. Probate: 23%
    15 years
  5. Medicaid & Medicare: 5%

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Robert J. Longstreet

    Attorney Tripp is the rare attorney who possesses knowledge, compassion and unmatched ethics. I would not hesitate to refer an elder law or special needs client to Attorney Tripp, knowing the client will receive the highest level of legal service.


    Robert Longstreet Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Douglas G. Chalgian

    career and successes. I could not be more proud of her many achievements and the manner in which she practices, as a consummate professional and kind-hearted person. She makes me a better lawyer in many many ways.


    Douglas Chalgian Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

2127 Spring Arbor Rd
Jackson, MI, 49203


MIActive And In Good Standing199810/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyer - Elder LawBest Lawyers in America2016
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Joe E. Sutton Call to Justice AwardElder Law of Michigan2015
Lansing - Lawyer of the Year - Elder LawBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2013
Elder LawBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyersMichigan Super Lawyers Magazine2011
Super LawyersMichigan Super Lawyers Magazine2010
Rising StarMichigan Super Lawyers Magazine2009
Courage and Heart AwardMichigan Campaign for Quality Care2009
Rising StarMichigan Super Lawyers Magazine2008
Boss of the YearNAILS of Jackson County2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerChalgian & Tripp Law Offices, PLLC2003 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
ASK 2008Member. Planning Committee2008 - 2008
Ella Sharp MuseumBoard Member2007 - 2010
Huntington SocietyPast Board Member2007 - 2011
Jackson TRIADFormer Co-Chair2004 - 2009
Catholic Charities Senior Advisory CouncilPast Member, Advisory Board2003 - 2011
Jackson County Bar AssociationPast PresidentN/A
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMemberN/A
Jackson Area Estate Planning CouncilMember - (Past Member -Executive Committee)N/A
Academy of Special Needs PlannersMemberN/A
Special Needs AllianceMemberN/A
Probate and Estate Planning Section of the Michigan State BarMemberN/A
American College of Trust and Estate CounselFellowN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
Trusts & EstatesWhen Elder Law Meets Dink Planning - Advising Dual-Income, No Kids Couples2014
Trusts & EstatesPlan to be 1002013
Institute of Continuing Legal EducationSpecial Needs Chapter - Advising the Older Client or Client with a Disability, Fourth EditionN/A
Michigan Guardianship and Conversatorship Handbook Revised Edition-2007Government Entitlement Chapter 2007-2012N/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Spring ConferenceState Bar of Michigan -Negligence Law Section- Las Vegas2012
NASW ConferenceOverview of Special Need Planning Beyond a Trust2012
NAMI ConferenceOverview of Special Needs Planning Beyond a Trust2012
ICLEMedicaid Update2012
ICLELegal Issues of Autism2012
Michigan Elder LawLegal, Financial, Medicaid Today2011
Solo & Small Firm InstituteTop Ten Medicaid Planning Tips2010
Schrieber ConferenceSurvival Guide for the Adult Children of Aging Parents2010
Michigan Elder Law - 2010Legal, Financial, and Medicaid Today2010
KCMHSAS Speakers Program on Special Needs TrustsSpecial Needs Trusts2010
ICLE Annual Medicaid UpdateSpecial Monthly Pension-Moderator2010
Family Law InstituteChild Support and Spousal Support, Minimize the Impact on Public Benefits with a Special Needs Trust2010
Annual Medicaid Update ConferenceVA Special Monthly Pension2010
50th Annual Probate InstituteHow Government Benefits Programs View Asset Transfers-Moderator2010