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Laura E. Volkmann - Kalamazoo, MI

6281 Stadium Dr. Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Updated: 10/12/2023

Kalamazoo Estate Planning Lawyer

Overview

Attorney Laura E. Volkmann is a skilled and detail-oriented member of Herbert Machnik Law Firm's Estate Planning and Administration practice. Laura attended University of Michigan Law School, graduating with honors in 2007. After graduation, she served as Law Clerk to the Hon. J. Richardson Johnson of Kalamazoo County's 9th Circuit. Laura managed her own law practice for several years before joining Herbert Machnik Law Firm in 2020...
Attorney Laura E. Volkmann is a skilled and detail-oriented member of Herbert Machnik Law Firm's Estate Planning and Administration practice. Laura attended University of Michigan Law School, graduating with honors in 2007. After graduation, she served as Law Clerk to the Hon. J. Richardson Johnson of Kalamazoo County's 9th Circuit. Laura managed her own law practice for several years before joining Herbert Machnik Law Firm in 2020. Her experience includes estate planning, estate administration, real estate, business formation, and litigation, among other areas of the law. She believes strongly in the value of mediation for resolving disputes efficiently and cost-effectively for clients.

In addition to practicing law, Laura runs a small farm with her husband, Rick. They have been raising beautiful Icelandic sheep for over fifteen years. They also have pigs, geese, chickens, and a beloved llama, Ryder. Laura and Rick participate in several local farmers markets, and sell meat, handmade soap, and wool products. Laura dabbles in the fiber arts (including spinning, felting, and other crafts) when she has the time.

Laura has served as court-appointed attorney or guardian ad litem for clients in Calhoun and Kalamazoo Counties, and as a judge for several student moot court competitions.

Attorney Laura E. Volkmann is a member of the LGBTQA, Agriculture, and ADR sections of the State Bar of Michigan.

About Laura E. Volkmann

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Languages

  • English (Primary)
  • Spanish

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Specialties and Certifications

  • Probate and Estate Planning Certificate from the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE)

Other Affiliations

  • Michigan Bar Association, 2008 - Present (Member)
  • Calhoun County Bar Association, 2016 - Present
  • Kalamazoo County Bar Association, 2020 - Present (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Legal Considerations for Small Farmers, Ag Law Section - MI Bar

Pro Bono Activities

  • Moot Court Judge

Past Positions

  • Hon. J. Richardson Johnson of the 9th Circuit Court in Kalamazoo, Law Clerk

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School at Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2007
  • University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, 1996
    B.A.
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Major: Psychology

Office Information

Address

6281 Stadium Dr. Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9am-5pm

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