Fraser Trebilcock is pleased to announce that attorney Marlaine C. Teahan has been selected as one of this year's Top 30 "Women in the Law" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. The award is given annually to women who are inspiring and accomplished lawyers, who also serve as mentors to others and contribute significant time giving back to their communities.
Marlaine is the Chair of the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Marlaine was a member of the Michigan Trust Code Drafting Committee, served as liaison to the Supreme Court Administrative Office, Probate Court Forms Committee, and has testified before Committees of the Michigan Legislature on recommended changes to the probate code and the Michigan Supreme Court on proposed changes to the Michigan Court Rules. She is a past President of the Greater Lansing Estate Planning Council, and served for many years as the Co-Chair of the Probate and Trust Law Section of the Ingham County Bar Association.
Marlaine is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a frequent presenter on trusts and estates law for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) and is an editor of the ICLE book, Trust Administration Under the Michigan Trust Code, 2010-2017.
Marlaine has dedicated much time and energy to mentoring others one-on-one. Marlaine particularly enjoys mentoring other women, teaching female associates how to work toward becoming a partner and helping women outside her firm develop and demonstrate their own leadership skills to advance to leadership positions.
The Women in the Law Class of 2018 will be honored at a luncheon on September 20 in Troy.