Practice Areas

Our primary practice areas are Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning, Probate, and Trustee Administration Services.

Estate Planning

Creating an estate plan is one of the most important things you’ll ever do. After all, it can affect your own independence, should you become incapacitated, and it can affect your family’s future for years to come. But making an estate plan on your own can be confusing and overwhelming. How do you know you’re doing what’s right for yourself and your loved ones? When you work with us, we take the time to address your concerns, dive into the details of your unique situation, and listen to your wishes and desires. Together, we’ll make an estate plan that you understand and that honors your intentions and protects you and your family, now and in the future. Learn More

Elder Law

Long-term care in a nursing home or other facility is one of the most significant costs many of us will face in our later years. Unfortunately, all too many people believe that the only way to cover these costs is by using up all of their assets in order to qualify for Medicaid. The good news is that there are other options. Whether you are planning for the future, or are already paying for long-term care, we can help you create a plan that allows you to preserve your assets while still getting the care you need. Learn More

Special Needs Planning

Do you have a loved one with special needs? We know firsthand how important it is to plan for their future care and well-being. You may already know that the protection of important government benefits, such as Medicaid and SSI, may require a special needs trust (also known as a supplemental needs trust). The Law Office of Claudia I. Pringles, PLLC, is unique as we understand that there is a lot more to special needs planning that drafting a special needs trust. Our comprehensive approach to special needs planning is centered on our belief that people with disabilities should be an integrated part of the community and have access to meaningful opportunities. When you work with us to prepare a special needs plan, you can trust that you have a special needs planning attorney by your side who will provide the experience and insights you need to make informed decisions that address the unique needs of your loved one with a disability and your family. Learn More

Trustee Services

Trust. It’s at the foundation of our trustee services. And when you call on us, you can be confident that we provide the highest standard of personalized attention for the unique circumstances of your trust. Do you have a beneficiary with special needs? Are you a disabled adult who needs support with decision-making? Are you an aging individual who is concerned about protecting yourself should you become incapacitated? Our unique trust services are unlike those of a bank, other corporate trustee, as we go beyond the typical bill-paying and investment role of institutional trust departments. In addition to the standard trustee services, depending on the unique needs of the beneficiaries we build a team with care managers, personal care attendants, agencies, social workers, financial advisors, and others to make sure beneficiaries get access to the resources they need so they can have the best quality of life possible.  Learn More


When a loved one passes away, their estate often goes through probate, the court-directed management and distribution of assets. For most people, handling this process on their own is confusing and stressful. Mistakes can be time-consuming, costly, and can forever change relationships between surviving family members. Working with an attorney who is experienced in estate planning and probate can be a valuable investment in your peace of mind as you navigate this process. We are here to guide you every step of the way, providing you with the expert legal advice you need to successfully complete the probate process. Learn More


If you have a loved one who cannot manage their financial, health-related, or other important matters, you likely want to be able to help them and make sure their interests are protected. In order to do this, you may need to establish legal guardianship. For many people, appearing in court to petition for guardianship is a daunting prospect. We handle the process for you from start to finish, so you can focus on what matters most – looking out for the needs of your loved one. Learn More