Sharon A. Burgess

I reside in Frankenmuth, Michigan, and practice in the firm’s Frankenmuth and Saginaw offices. I specialize in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate and Estate Administration, Business Organizations, Real Estate Law, and I am VA certified. I am a frequent speaker and seminar presenter on estate planning and elder law. My practice in the field of elder law covers medicaid qualification, estate planning, Guardianship, Conservatorships, and Veterans benefits.

I am on the Board of Directors of the Frankenmnuth Morning Rotary.  I am an active member and have served on the Board of Directors for the Northeastern Michigan Estate Planning Council and the Covenant Health Care Foundation. I am also an active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. I am a member of the Probate and Estate Planning Section and the Elder Law Section of the Michigan Bar Association. I completed the Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Probate and Estate Planning Certificate program and received a Certificate of Completion. I received my Veterans Certification in May of 2010.

I have been married to my husband, David, since 1979, and we have two children, Michelle and Melissa and three grandchildren.

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2001

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • LL.M. Masters in Taxation
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. cum laude
  • Davenport University, Flint, Michigan
    • B.B.A. summa cum laude

Classes/Seminars

  • Presenter, Estate Planning and Elder Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Northeastern Michigan Estate Planning Council, Member, 2001 – Present
  • Michigan Bar Association, Member, 2001 – Present
  • Michigan Bar Association, Elder Law Section, Member, 2001 – Present
  • Michigan Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Section, Member, 2001 – Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member, 2003 – Present
  • Michigan Municipal League Association, Member, 2002 – Present
  • Michigan Bar Association, Real Property Law Section, Member, 2001 – Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Chaklos, Jungerheld & Hahn, Legal Assistant, 1980 – 1995