Kemp Klein attorneys named Michigan Super Lawyers

We’re proud to announce ten of the firm’s lawyers were recognized as 2022 Michigan Super Lawyers:
Leslie C. Banas – Business / Corporate Law
Joseph P. Buttiglieri – Estate & Trust Litigation
Ralph A. Castelli, Jr. – Business / Corporate Law
Mark R. Filipp – Employment Litigation: Defense
Brian R. Jenney – Estate & Probate Law
Alan A. May – Estate & Probate Law
Brian H. Rolfe – Business Litigation
Amy A. Stawski – Family Law
Thomas V. Trainer – Elder Law
Austin W. Probst was named a 2022 Super Lawyers Rising Star – Estate & Probate Law
Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.




Austin W.Probst

Austin W.Probst Named Michigan Rising Star

We are proud to announce Austin Probst has been named a 2022 Michigan Rising Star by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and personal achievement. Super Lawyers selects the very best attorneys in the state who are under 40 and in the first 10 years of practice for their Rising Stars list. Only 2.5 percent of attorneys in this age group are selected.

Probst assists clients with probate, elder law, Medicaid planning, estate planning and civil litigation. He is skilled in probate and trust administration and advises clients on important financial and emotional matters with a balance of knowledge, sensitivity, and precision.

Congratulations Austin!


You may contact Mr. Probst at 248.740.5680 or via email.



By Geri Hames

Alan A. May book, "The Journey" Accepted at the Detroit Jewish Book Fair

Kemp Klein attorney, Alan A. May’s book The Journey was recently selected for an event featuring Michigan authors. The Detroit Jewish Book Fair will be held on November 1-13, 2022. Details are in the pdf below. Congratulations Mr. May!

For further information regarding the book fair, please contact Mr. May at 248.740.5670 or via email.



Kemp Klein Golf Outing to Benefit Forgotten Harvest

The Kemp Klein Foundation will host its inaugural charity golf outing on Monday, September 19, 2022 at the Links in Novi to benefit Forgotten Harvest. Forgotten Harvest delivers 144,000 pounds of surplus food per day to local charities, providing families in need with fresh and nutritious food free of charge. To register for the outing or to become a sponsor, please contact Robert Zawideh .

Full details are available here.



Kemp Klein Welcomes Attorney Neal Nusholtz

Mr. Nusholtz specializes in all areas of Taxation, including Income Tax, Estate and Gift Taxation, Estate Planning, Business Transactions and Planning, Probate, Trust Administration, Audits, IRS Administrative Appeals, and Tax Litigation in Federal District Courts, the Michigan Tax Tribunal, the U.S. Tax Court, and the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. He serves on several committees of the State Bar of Michigan, is a frequent lecturer for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, and he was selected by Corp Magazine as one of the Top Ten Business Attorneys in Southeastern Michigan. 


You may contact Mr. Nusholtz at 248.740.5677 or via email.



Kemp Klein Welcomes Attorney William E. Haines II

Mr. Haines specializes in Estate and Trust Administration, Medicaid Asset Protection Planning, and Probate Litigation. He is currently a member of the Probate and Estate Planning and Elder Law and Disability Rights sections of the State Bar of Michigan. William treats each legal question with compassion and focus as he determines the most efficient and direct solution.  




You may contact  Mr. Haines at 248.740.5692 or via email.



Spring is a time of new beginnings and that is especially true for our firm. 

After 26 years as Chairman and CEO of Kemp Klein, I will pass the proverbial baton to Brian Rolfe, our current President and COO. Effective June 1, 2022, Brian will become Chairman and CEO of Kemp Klein. 

I will continue to practice law full time, as I have for 45 years, and be available to firm management for consultation and institutional memory. 

Brian and I have worked together in a leadership capacity for four years. He has done a superb job as President and COO helping to recruit excellent attorneys and leading the firm’s strategic planning process. I am confident Brian will make a great CEO. 

I appreciate the support I have received from our clients and colleagues over the years. It has been my pleasure to lead Kemp Klein. 

Best Wishes,

I would like to thank Ralph for his outstanding leadership and remarkable commitment to Kemp Klein over the past 26 years as the Chairman and CEO of the firm. I have enjoyed and appreciated working with him over the past several years to help steer the firm into the future.  Ralph’s singular focus on the best interests of Kemp Klein has been exemplary.

There is a lot to be excited about at Kemp Klein. In the past year, we have welcomed six dynamic attorneys to the firm, added two shareholders and expanded services to meet the needs of our ever-growing client roster. We will continue to build on the foundation of success that Ralph and our shareholders have established. 

In addition to my role as Chairman and CEO, I will remain a practicing attorney. I look forward to serving our clients, attorneys, and staff as we grow into the future. 


Christopher J. Ammori

Christopher Ammori has helped entrepreneurs, businesses and developers with real estate transactions, negotiations and strategic business matters for over a decade. As a former entrepreneur and accountant, Mr.Ammori understands the many challenges his clients face daily. this unique perspective helps him anticipate and troubleshoot scenarios and provide valuable business advice. Clients enjoy working with Mr.Ammori because he is experienced, confident and an effective communicator.



Kemp Klein is pleased to welcome several new attorneys who joined our firm this fall

Casey W.Callahan

Casey W. Callahan is an associate practicing in the areas of estate planning, business and corporate planning, and post-death administration. Casey assists businesses, families, and individuals in achieving the best possible legal outcomes by counseling his clients and giving a voice to his clients’ concerns. He is particularly experienced in working with clients to establish and implement estate plans tailored to their goals.

Edwin B.Sadik

Ed Sadik counsels individuals and businesses in tax planning, estate planning, and transactional matters. Ed is a shareholder of the firm and brings talent, focus, and experience to his legal practice, giving him an edge when obtaining optimal results for his clients. His experience also includes advising trustees and successfully representing clients in highly contested litigation.

Stavroula M.Varlamos

Stavroula (Stavi) M. Varlamos is an associate attorney, specializing in probate litigation. With a commitment to honesty and an outgoing, open personality, Stavroula is dedicated to assisting her clients with handling the litigation process and serving their unique needs. Working alongside experienced Attorney Joseph P. Buttiglieri, Stavroula aims to expand her skill set and work tirelessly to understand the needs of both businesses and individual clients. Stavroula’s natural eye for detail and her talent for handling legal disputes has led her to become a promising probate litigator. She has a strong focus on meeting the demands of her clients to deliver consistent and positive results.



Kemp Klein is pleased to welcome the following attorneys who joined our firm this summer.

Austin W.Probst

We welcomed Austin W. Probst to our firm this spring and he has been an exciting addition to our team. Austin focuses his representation on families and individuals in resolving a wide variety of probate and civil disputes as well as estate planning and Medicaid planning matters. 

Beth Schlosser

Beth Schlosser recently joined our probate and guardianship group to manage court appointed Guardianships, Conservatorships, and decedent’s estates. She is talented in the areas of estate planning and probate law, and we are thrilled to have her onboard.