SAULT STE. MARIE – Shelley J. White-Thomas of The White-Thomas Law Firm, PLLC has been named to the Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Stars lists as one of the top attorneys in Michigan for 2011. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor.
The selections for this esteemed list are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of the Thompson Reuters, Legal division based in Egan, Minnesota. Each year, the research team undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluations of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area and a good standing and disciplinary check.
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White-Thomas focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, elder law, and veteran’s benefits. She works with clients to develop estate plans that focus on their individual needs and places an emphasis on building relationships with clients over generations. White-Thomas is also an accredited attorney before the Department of Veterans Affairs and is a recipient of a Certificate of Completion in the areas of probate and estate planning issued by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Probate and Estate Planning Sections of the State Bar of Michigan for the years of 2007-2011. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is the only firm in the Upper Peninsula that has the distinction of being a member of the exclusive national organization, American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.