Carrie E. Trimpe
Carrie focuses her practice on estate planning, including wills, trusts, and powers of attorney, probate and trust administration, business matters, and civil litigation. Carrie has a demonstrated history of being a true advocate for her clients. She serves clients using a holistic approach, examining all angles and options to determine the best course of action for each client’s unique circumstances.
Carrie was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree with a Paralegal Studies concentration from Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she played basketball for four years and ran track for one year. Carrie then worked as a Paralegal for three and a half years gaining experience in the legal field before attending law school.
Carrie graduated in the top 5% of her class at Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. While in law school, she earned several academic honors, including the Leadership Achievement Award and Jurisprudence Awards in Evidence, Scholarly Writing, Pretrial Skills, and Appellate Advocacy. Carrie was also a national competitor at the Stetson University College of Law National Pretrial Competition.
Carrie has the heart of a teacher and is passionate about educating her clients on the intricacies of the law to ensure they are able to make informed decisions concerning their legal matter. She often assists individuals during challenging or unsettling times and works diligently to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients.
When Carrie is not practicing law, she enjoys spending time with her family, participating in sports, traveling, and photography.
Areas of Practice
- Estate Planning
- Probate Administration
- Trust Administration
- Business Formation
- Business Transactions
- Civil Litigation
- Contract Law
- State of Michigan, 2018
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2019
- Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Grand Rapids, MI, Juris Doctorate, 2018
- Davenport University, Grand Rapids, MI, Bachelor of Science, Paralegal Studies, 2012
- Glass Art Kalamazoo, Inc., Non-Profit Organization, Kalamazoo, MI, 2020 – present, Board Member