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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 40%
  2. Elder Law: 20%
  3. Trusts: 20%
  4. Probate: 20%



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  • Gail M. Towne

    I endorse Shelley J. White-Thomas and her work as a stellar probate and estate planning attorney. Shelley is knowledgable, professional, thoughtful, compassionate and creative. I cannot imagine any better characteristics for an attorney in her area of speciality to possess. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking counsel in any area of law.


    Gail Towne Family Attorney
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Contact info

961 Haven Road
Albion, MI, 48061


MIActive And In Good Standing200405/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Business Neighbor of the MonthWay of the Eastern Upper Peninsula2012
Annual Meeting Table Decoration AwardSault Area Chamber of Commerce2012
Rising StarMichigan Super Lawyers2011
Rotarian of the YearSault Ste. Marie Rotary Club2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct Faculty, Correctional LawBay Mills Community College2008 - Present
Attorney & CounselorThe White-Thomas Law Firm, PLLC2007 - Present
Law Practice IndustryAdjucnt Faculty, Police Operations Class, Procedural Criminal Law, & Substantive Criminal Law2009 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2012 - Present
American Academy of Estate Planning AttorneysMember2011 - Present
Elder Law and Probate and Estate Planning Sections of the State Bar of MichiganMemberN/A
Women's Law Association of MichiganMemberN/A
Chippewa County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Algonquin United Methodist ChurchLiturgistN/A
Superior Health Support SystemsBoard of DirectorsN/A
Northern Transitions, INCBoard of DirectorsN/A
Order of Eastern StarQueen of North Chapter 82N/A
Women in Business in Sault Ste. MarieN/AN/A
Community Dispute Resolution CenterVolunteer MediatorN/A
Sault Area Chamber of CommercePresidentN/A
American Legion AuxiliaryPost 3N/A
Verterans of Foreign Wars AuxiliaryPost 9023N/A
Sault Ste. Marie Rotary ClubBoard of Directors and SecretaryN/A
Chippewa County Chapter of American Red CrossBoard of Directors2010 - 2011
Publication nameTitleDate
Albion Journal of Contemporary AffairsCuban Missile Crisis RevisitedN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of PhoenixGlobal ManagementM.B.A.1999
Albion CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Sault Area High SchoolN/ADipolma1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Workshop on Cabin TrustsCabin Trusts2011
SeminarAid & Attendance: A Special Veteran's Benefit for our Wartime Veterans2011
Educational SeminarWills and Living Trusts2011