David L. Shaltz
1019 Trowbridge Rd
East Lansing, MI 48823
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David Shaltz began his legal career more than 40 years ago as a VISTA volunteer at the Greater Lansing Legal Aid Bureau. Before joining Chalgian & Tripp Law Offices in 2010, David’s background included representing low-income Michigan citizens as a legal services attorney, advocating for residential customers of Michigan utility companies as a public interest lawyer in rate cases before the Michigan Public Service Commission and assisting older and disabled clients as an elder law attorney in private practice.
David is recognized statewide as an expert on Michigan’s Medicaid program. He is a frequent trainer on elder law topics for community groups, nonprofit organizations that serve older and disabled persons, and professional organizations. In addition to elder law, David’s practice includes complex litigation and appeals of state administrative law issues. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Administrative Law, Elder Law and Disability Rights and Probate and Estate Planning Sections as well as the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. David is a former editor and chapter author of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education publication. Advising the Older and Disabled Client and is a former chapter co-author of the Michigan Guardianship and Conservatorship Handbook.
In 2015 – 2023 David was selected to the Michigan edition of Super Lawyers Magazine and 2016-2023 as a Leading Lawyer in Leading Lawyers Magazine. Also in 2016, the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section honored David with its first Volunteer and Pro Bono Service Award. He is the 2012 recipient of the Nadene Mitcham Courage and Heart Award from the Michigan Campaign for Quality Care. The award honors individuals whose determination and compassion have made a real difference in the lives of long-term care consumers. David is also the 2010 recipient of the Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Award from Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. The Call to Justice Award pays tribute to individuals who demonstrate “passion and exuberance to fairness and justice, causes and other actions that help older adults realize the freedom to exercise personal choices about health care, living arrangements, supportive care and the activities that bring joy and meaning to life.”
Away from his law practice David enjoys golf, being on the water, and playing banjo and guitar in The Basement Boys (a not-so-famous band).