Dawn M. Schluter, JD LLM

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Being nationally recognized as a Super Lawyer means Dawn really enjoys her job. Nevertheless, it's her clients' recognition of the superb care and understanding during some of their most difficult times where she measures her success. Dawn has extensive experience in estate planning, wealth transfer planning, probate litigation, taxes, and family law matters. In addition to her juris doctorate, she has an LLM in taxation.

“Helping individuals and families plan for important life events is incredibly satisfying. Much of my work focuses on preserving assets through estate planning and giving my clients peace of mind.”

Dawn is a sought after keynote and educational speaker, contributor to the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, and she has served on numerous civic boards and gift planning advisory boards, including The YMCA of Metro Detroit Camping Services Board and The American Cancer Society National Advisor Council.

Some of her accomplishments and affiliations are as follows:

  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Estate Planning & Probate, 2008 to present
  • Top Women Lawyers of Michigan - 2022, 2023, 2024
  • Best Lawyers in America, Trusts & Estates, 2013 to present
  • American Bar Association's Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law Section - Member
  • State Bar of Michigan's Family Law and Probate and Estate Planning Sections - Member
  • Oakland County Bar Association's Probate, Estate and Trust Section
  • Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit
  • Five Star Professional Estate Planning, HOUR Detroit and DBusiness
  • DBusiness Magazine, Top Lawyers, Family Law, Trusts and Estates, 2009 to present
  • ICLE Contributor
  • IMPACT 100 - Oakland County


Wayne State University Law School, J.D., L.L.M. in Taxation
Kalamazoo College, B.A.

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Email: [email protected]

Office: 248.692.7392

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Schluter & Hughes Law Firm, PLLC is committed to answering your questions about Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate, Estate & Trust Administration, Care Coordination and Fiduciary Tax & Accounting.

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