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Estate Planning Attorney

Linsey is a partner on Varnum’s Estate Planning team. Her practice includes full service estate plan preparation, estate and trust administration, charitable planning, guardianship and conservatorship services, elder law advice and special needs trusts, and she earned her designation as a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®).

In addition to her law practice, Linsey serves as co-chair of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council and Diversity Committee and is active in several professional organizations. She is recognized by the Best Lawyers in America® for Trusts and Estates and was recently named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan by Grand Rapids Business Journal.

For more information, please contact Linsey Gleason at 616/336-6528 or


Honors & Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America®, Trusts and Estates, 2019, 2020 and 2021

Grand Rapids Bar Association, 3-In-10 award, 2017

Grand Rapids Business Journal©, 40 Under Forty, 2015

Grand Rapids Business Journal©, 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan, 2020

Grand Rapids Magazine's Top Lawyers, Trusts and Estates, 2019

Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Women in the Law, 2019

Michigan Super Lawyers®, Rising Star, 2013 - 2018

The Center for Community Leadership, Create GReat award, 2016

Professional Affiliations

Grand Rapids Bar Association: Probate and Estate Planning Section, past chair

Partnership for Philanthropic Planning

State Bar of Florida

State Bar of Michigan

The Economic Club of Grand Rapids

Western Michigan Planned Giving Group

Women Lawyers Association of Michigan –Western Region: president, 2011 - 2012;  vice president, 2010 - 2011

Community Involvement

Center for Community Leadership, Leadership Grand Rapids 2013

Grand Action 2.0, Advisory Committee

Grand Rapids Public Museum Foundation, board

Grand Rapids Whitewater, Inc., Campaign Cabinet

Rotary Club of Grand Rapids

Senior Neighbors Inc., board

YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, board

News & Publications



Michigan State University College of Law
East Lansing, Michigan
J.D., summa cum laude, 2008

Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
B.A., Eli Broad College of Business, General Management, 2003
Additional Major, Economics, 2003
Graduated with highest honors

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
  • All Florida state courts
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
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