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Elizabeth L. Luckenbach

Member and Division Director, Regulatory/Administration

Elizabeth Luckenbach is a member in the firm’s Troy office, where she specializes in probate and fiduciary litigation, trust and estate administration, estate planning, and special needs planning. With more than 25 years of experience representing fiduciaries and individuals in all aspects of litigation, administration, and planning, Liz works tirelessly to advocate for her clients, treating each of them with the individual attention they deserve. Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® as an “AV/Preeminent Attorney®” because of her professionalism, preparedness, diligence, and skills as an advocate, Liz is respected by both her peers and the judiciary for the common sense and empathy she brings to the courtroom along with her ability to relate to her clients and help them stay focused on achieving their goals.


Liz is a Past President of the Wayne County Probate Bar Association, Past President of the Oakland County Bar Association, an Emeritus Trustee of the Oakland County Bar Foundation, a Life Fellow of the Oakland County Bar Foundation and a Fellow of the State Bar Foundation. In 2019 she was ranked by Michigan Super Lawyers® among the top 50 Women Lawyers in Michigan and in 2023 the top 100 Lawyers in Michigan in the area of Estate and Trust Litigation.

Education & Credentials


Michigan State University


DePaul University College of Law


Bar Admission

  • Illinois
  • Michigan


  • Oakland County Bar Association: Professionalism Award, 2024 
  • DBusiness Magazine
    • "Top Lawyers," Trust & Estate Law, 2023
  • Chambers USA; America's LeadingLawyers for Business
    • 2019 & 2020
  • Michigan Super Lawyers® 
    • Estate & Trust Litigation Law, 2010-2024 
    • "Top 100 Lawyers," 2019, 2020-2021
    • "Top 50 Women Lawyers," 2021, 2024
  • Best Lawyers in America® 
    • Trust and Estate Law, 2016-2024
  • OCBA’s Distinguished Service Award 2014
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly
    • "Women In The Law," 2013
    • "Leaders in the Law," 2005
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV/Preeminent® Rating

Professional Involvement

  • Appointed, State Bar Judicial Qualifications Committee, 2023-2025

  • Oakland County Bar Association - Past President

  • State Bar of Michigan Member

  • State Bar Foundation Fellow 

  • Oakland County Bar Foundation Life Fellow, Trustee & Past President 

  • Wayne County Probate Bar Association Board Member and Past President

  • State Bar of Michigan Probate & Estate Planning Section Member

Community Involvement

  • Children’s Center for Wayne County  Past Board Member
  • Birmingham Athletic Club – Member and Past President

Court Admissions

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


Liz is a frequent speaker on topics in the areas of probate and fiduciary litigation, trust and estate administration, estate planning, and special needs planning. Additionally, she has authored or co-authored the following publications of note:

“Revocable Trusts: Michigan, Practical Law State Q&A, ”Thomson Reuters (2018-2024)
“Probate: Michigan, Practical Law State Q&A,” Thomson Reuters (2018-2024)
“Wills: Michigan, Practical Law State Q&A,” Thomson Reuters (2019-2024)
"Last Will & Testament Line by Line, A Detailed Look at Last Wills & Testaments and How to Change Them to Meet Your Needs," Aspatore Books (2009)
"Inside the Minds: Trust and Estate Law Client Strategies," Aspatore Books (2008)
"Advising the Older and Disabled Client," Institute of Continuing Legal Education (2004)

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