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


Can you challenge a trust in Michigan?

When planning an estate, choosing to create a trust can be a sure way of protecting assets. Planners may choose to draft revocable or irrevocable trusts. In Michigan, there are circumstances that dictate whether a person may challenge a trust. If you are wondering...

How an inventory of assets protects the executor of an estate

One of the earliest steps in the administration of an estate will involve creating an inventory of assets and financial liabilities. You will need this inventory to present to the probate court along with the last will and other important documentation.  The inventory...

Revisiting estate planning goals after the end of a marriage

There are a variety of scenarios in which a change in life circumstances could leave you facing a need to reassess your goals for the future. Should you and your spouse choose to part ways, the end of your marriage could leave you facing a variety of difficult...

Estate planning is a gift

Some of those who have not yet done their estate planning simply have not found a compelling reason to get started. They know that they need a plan someday, but it does not seem all that urgent or important. They resolve themselves to the idea of doing it later. This...

Should you leave your business to your heirs?

Estate planning is, in part, the process of passing assets to your heirs. You need to create a plan to do this effectively. Common assets include the family home, a life insurance policy, your investment portfolio, your bank accounts and the minor assets at your home,...