What Gabrielle’s clients say:
The reason for the estate plan is quite simple: To protect my children and grandchildren after my passing. It also allowed me to make the decisions on how the estate should be divided. When it was complete, it was a great weight lifted from my shoulders. I had wanted to get the plan reviewed many times, but, life got in the way. I had complete trust in Gabrielle. She listened to and answered all my questions. – Agnes M.
My financial advisor has been urging me to have [an estate plan] for several years. I attended one or the seminars put on for SERA , and decided to finally make an appointment. I feel very relieved, since I live alone and I travel a lot. Now, I don’t have to think about it before I travel. – June M.
I was uncomfortable with the complicated division of my personal property and real estate holdings. This review of the Trust was helpful in simplifying everything. Working with Gabrielle couldn’t have been easier. She was very knowledgeable and efficient in helping me think through each area of concern. – Susan M.
Gabrielle grew up in Lansing and graduated from Michigan State University in 2005 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Relations and Political Science. After graduation, she moved to St. Amand-Montrond, France, where she spent a year teaching English at a high school and learning how to cook. Gabrielle came back to Michigan at the end of her contract and accepted a position with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, investigating complaints of unlawful discrimination.
Gabrielle started attending Gabrielle started attending Thomas M. Cooley Law School in the spring of 2009 and began to serve as Editor-in-Chief of the Cooley student newspaper, The Pillar, shortly thereafter. During law school, she clerked for the Office of the City Attorney in Lansing and served on the Board of Directors for the Student Bar Association. She graduated from law school in May 2012 and was licensed to practice law in Michigan the following fall. She joined Shea Aiello, PLLC in 2014 and is an associate in the estate planning department.
Eager to give back to her community, Gabrielle was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Lansing School District Board of Education in February 2015 and was elected to a full term in November 2016. She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Lansing, a past board member of the Grand River Connection, and a member of the Ingham County Bar Association.
Outside of the office, Gabrielle is a fledgling gourmand. She writes a monthly restaurant review column for the Lansing City Pulse. She loves exercise, book club, and traveling to new countries and states with her husband.
Undergraduate Education: Michigan State University, 2005
Bachelor of Arts Degrees in International Relations and Political Science
Coached area swim teams
Post graduation, Gabrielle taught English to high school students in St. Amand-Montrond, France
Graduate Education: Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2012
Served as the Editor in Chief of the student newspaper, The Pillar
Served on the Board of Directors for the Student Bar Association
Clubs/Organizations: Member of the State Bar of Michigan Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Member of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
Member of the Ingham County Bar Association
Past board member of the Grand River Connection
Previous Legal Jobs: Interned in the Michigan Senate and Michigan House of Representative
Michigan Department of Civil Rights
Clerked for the Office of City Attorney in Lansing, Michigan