Karen L. Stewart - Attorney & Counselor
Karen L. Stewart - Attorney & Counselor

“Thanks for taking such good care of us and making it easy to ask questions. I appreciate not being made to feel stupid for asking questions. It was a lovely gift at a tough time.“

Charlie Patricolo

December 5, 2017

“Karen, we really, really appreciate you!  The better the planning we do, the luckier we have been, which is why I brought Aunt Betty to you 14 years ago, and we have sought your advice throughout.  She is at peace knowing she doesn't need to worry about managing estate-related choices in her final days.“

Jay Smith

March 19, 2017

“Throughout the emotional roller coaster ride as my father’s Trustee, I am grateful you were there for me. You kept me grounded and focused on the job at hand, when I could easily have let my emotions take over. I am sure my Dad is smiling down on how everything came together, and happy I stayed with you as my legal counsel. I know I am certainly smiling. Thank you again.”

Lynn Speerschneider

February, 2016

“I would not hesitate to contact Karen in the future, or recommend her to friends and family, for estate planning needs.  She made a confusing process very easy and painless.” 

February 24, 2009 Linkedin.com
Top qualities:  Personable, Good Value, On Time

“Karen is very personable and professional.  Her method of determining my estate planning needs minimized the amount of time and effort on my part.  She generated an estate plan that was fully customized for my special situation.  It was a pleasure to work with her.  I will continue to recommend her to my associates and friends.” 

May 18, 2010 Lawyers.com
Rating:  5.0 out of 5.0

“I’d like to start by saying THANK YOU!  For the first time in my life I found myself in trouble.  I spoke with you and realized that I was speaking to a warm and sensitive person.  After our discussion, you referred me to someone you felt more appropriate or fitting to my situation.  I am grateful to you both!  If I need a Lawyer or a CPA again, I would want the support and guidance of the two of you!  Thank you again, you have made a difference in my life!” 

May 7, 2011

Karen L. Stewart

Attorney and Counselor - Personal Biography

Areas of Specialization
Estate planning, trust and estate administration and probate matters; decedent's estates, guardianship, conservatorship.


  • B.B.A. Eastern Michigan University
  • M.B.A. Wayne State University 
  • J.D. Wayne State University

Professional Certifications

  • Licensed to Practice Law
  • Certified Public Accountant

Professional Organizations


  • Local Business Network (LBN) Member 2014-2015
  • Novi Chamber of Commerce Women's Round Table Member
  • Novi Chamber of Commerce Sales Lead Group Leader 2014
  • Membership Chair, NACW 1999-2000
  • President, Business Network International (BNI), Northville Chapter 2000-2001 & 2003
  • Career Woman of the Year, NACW 1998
  • Mentor of the Year, NACW 2000


Continuing Education 

Recent Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) Seminars attended:

  • Drafting Estate Planning Documents, 26th Annual, February 2017
  • Elder Law Institute, 3rd Annual, September 2017
  • Drafting Estate Planning Documents, 25th Annual, February 2016
  • Probate and Estate Planning Institute, 56th Annual, June 2016
  • Elder Law Institute, 2nd Annual, September 2016
  • Experts in Estate Planning: Divorce, Blended Families and Nuptial Agreements, November 2016
  • Drafting Estate Planning Documents, 24th Annual, February 2015
  • Probate and Estate Planning Institute, 55th Annual, June 2015
  • Drafting Estate Planning Documents, 23th Annual, February 2014
  • Probate and Estate Planning Institute, 54th Annual, June 2014
  • Experts in Estate Planning: Estate and Distribution Planning for Retirement Benefits, November 2014