Phone 734.769.9300 connect@law-ws.com

About Us

No one should have to question how their family will be provided for. Whether you need an estate plan, a plan for your elder years, or a guide through the Social Security disability maze, the future can be uncertain and confusing. 

But it doesn’t have to be. The attorneys at Warren & Schairbaum will help you evaluate your needs, define your goals and explain the legal tools you can use to achieve them.

Trust us when you need expert legal advice on estate planning, long-term care planning, and Medicaid eligibility. Rely on our deep experience to handle Social Security disability benefits. You don’t have to go through it alone.

Sarah Ryan Schairbaum, Attorney

Sarah is an attorney licensed in Michigan whose practice is focused in Estate Planning, Elder Law and Social Security Disability law. Born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Sarah graduated from the University of Michigan and received her law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

She focuses her work on helping families. Whether it’s helping parents with a disabled family member to obtain Social Security Disability benefits, or preparing an elderly couple for the aging process, Sarah enjoys getting to know her clients. She joined the firm in 2016 and is now the managing member of Warren & Schairbaum, PLLC.

  • Council member of the Social Security Section of the Michigan State Bar
  • Member of the Elder and Disability Rights, Probate and Estate Planning sections of the Bar
  • Sustaining member of National Organization of Social Security Claims Representatives (NOSSCR)
  • ICLE’s Probate & Estate Planning Certificate recipient
  • ICLE’s Elder Law Certificate recipient
  • Accredited by the Veteran’s Administration
  • Member of Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
  • Member of Washtenaw County Bar Association

Sarah lives in Ann Arbor with her husband, three children, and two dogs.

Bridgette B. Skaff, Attorney

Bridgette is an attorney licensed in Michigan whose practice is focused in Estate Planning, Elder Law and Social Security Disability law.

Born and raised near Cleveland, OH, Bridgette has lived in Ann Arbor most of her adult life. She graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, PA, and earned her law degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC. Bridgette has worked in a variety of interesting and challenging settings — including for a state-appointed special counsel, in a large firm with international reach, and in a small local firm. Her practice has reached into several areas of the law, including campaign contributions, corporate litigation, and worker’s compensation.

Bridgette enjoys helping clients find solutions to the issues we all face as we strive to take care of ourselves and our families.

  • Member of State Bar of Michigan’s Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Elder Law & Disability Rights Section and the Social Security Section
  • Member of National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • ICLE’s Elder Law Certificate recipient

  • Member of Washtenaw County Bar Association

Bridgette lives in Ann Arbor with her husband and two children.

Amy Morris, Paralegal

Amy has extensive experience in social security disability and special needs planning. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Michigan State University and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies from the University of Toledo. Amy lives with her husband and her daughter. She enjoys swimming, listening to podcasts, and “reading” audiobooks.

Elizabeth Warren, Founder

Elizabeth is now retired and living in rural Portage County, Ohio, with her wife, dogs and chickens. Clients said that Elizabeth brought knowledge, compassion, clarity and balance to her work. Although she is no longer in Ann Arbor, we strive to continue to uphold the standards she set. 

Gain Control of Your Elder Law or Disability Case

We represent clients in Southeast Michigan, including:

Adrian | Ann Arbor | Belleville | Brighton | Chelsea | Dexter | Flint | Jackson | Livonia | Monroe | Ypsilanti | Westland