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American Bar Association Names Sandra D. Glazier, Lipson Neilson Shareholder, Member of the Commission on Law and Aging

The American Bar Association has nominated Sandra D. Glazier for a one-year term as a member of the Commission on Law and Aging. Ms. Glazier, a shareholder in the law firm Lipson Neilson, has served as Special Advisor to the Commission for the past year.

The Commission’s mission is to serve as a leader in the ABA’s work to strengthen and secure the legal rights, dignity, independence, quality of life, and quality of care for older adults. Its work translates into research and policy and practice development, coordination and collaboration, and professional and public education.

The Commission is made up of lawyers, judges, academics and doctors from across the country who provide expert insight on a wide range of legal issues, including:

  • Capacity, guardianship and supported decision-making.
  • Abuse and exploitation of the elderly.
  • Health and long-term care.
  • The provision of legal services.
  • Ethical issues of elder law.
  • Income security and aging.
  • Health care decision making and end of life issues.
  • Disability and individual rights

The Commission’s programs can be divided into four impact areas:

  • Improving access to justice through its work with lawyers and the justice system.
  • Develop public policies and practical solutions that make a difference for all individuals as they age.
  • Raise public awareness of elder rights and legal processes.
  • Addressing age, disability and economic discrimination in the justice system, legal practice and public policy.

A Preeminent® AV-listed attorney, Sandra D. Glazier is known for her expertise and successful track record in probate litigation, estate planning, trust and estate administration, and family law matters. .

The files on which Ms. Glazier works are generally complex and require technical and legal expertise. She has represented candidates and promoters of estate planning documents, as well as trustees, in major trust disputes and parties in complex divorce proceedings and acted as an expert witness or consultant in probate and family law cases.

Ms. Glazier is regularly invited to speak at some of the major legal industry conferences across the country. She was selected by the Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law of the American Bar Association to co-author the book Undue Influence and Vulnerable Adults. Described as required reading by industry professionals, this book addresses both the role and importance of the lawyer when representing a vulnerable adult.

Ms. Glazier has had numerous articles published by some of the leading publications in the legal industry. Ms. Glazier also serves as an advisor to the Notre Dame Tax Institute, an advisor to the editorial board of Trust & Estates Magazine, and has been designated an AEP by the National Association of Estate Planners & Counsels.

Founded in 1985, Lipson Neilson has grown from a single office in Detroit to a national company with offices in Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and Michigan. To learn more about the firm, please visit

Contact: Sandra D. Glazier
Phone: 248-593-5000
Email: [email protected]