The Leading Trust and Estate Litigation Firm in Michigan

Karen V. Fairman
  • Associate


Bloomfield Hills, MI






Karen Fairman is a 2009 graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, graduating with honors and earning the Dean’s Law Scholarship and seven Book Awards.  Karen joined the Prince Law Firm in 2017 after serving three years with the Third Judicial Circuit Court – Civil Division as a law clerk and then four years as an associate attorney at a general practice firm, focusing her practice on estate and trust administration and litigation, estate planning, guardianship and conservatorship matters, Medicaid and Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, and general civil litigation. Karen’s primary areas of concentration are estate planning, estate and trust administration, and trust, estate, and probate litigation.

Karen is a member of Probate and Estate Planning, Litigation, and Elder Law and Disability Rights Sections of the State Bar of Michigan.

Areas Of Practice

  • Trust, Estate, and Probate Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate and Trust Administration

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2010


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. - 2009
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
    • B.S. - 2005
    • Honors: Dean's List

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan

Estate Planning Law Blog


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Common estate planning misconceptions

Putting together an estate plan is not the hardest thing to do in the world, but it isn’t necessarily the simplest thing to do either. Common misconceptions about estate planning certainly don’t make the process any easier. So, let’s clear up some well-known myths...

Reviewing estate planning goals after entering a second marriage

It might not be uncommon to experience a variety of changes throughout life, and each of these changes could alter your goals and preferences for the future. Upon entering a second marriage, there are numerous topics to consider as you prepare to align your plans with...

Getting POAs set up for your college student

Helping a child prepare for college is a pretty involved process. There are a lot of things to think about and plan for. One thing many parents in Michigan may not think to do is set up powers of attorney for their college-aged kids. POAs serve a valuable purpose, and...

Entering retirement? It’s time to look at your estate plan

As you saw the economy take a downturn and people become frustrated when trying to find work, you decided that it was time to retire. You could leave your position and have it open up for someone else, all without it negatively affecting you.  Now that you’ve made the...