Kim M. Casteel

Kim M. Casteel is a paralegal in the Southfield office of Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss. She has been with the Firm's Estate Planning / Probate Practice Group for 13 years, where she assists attorneys with trust funding, research asset and debt information, the drafting of probate and estate planning pleadings, docket and follow-up on court dates and filing documents with probate courts.

She has 19 years of experience, nine of which were dedicated to family law and general practice. Kim maintains a residential builder's license and is a notary public.

Kim earned her Bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Northwood University and received her paralegal certificate from the Academy of Court Reporting.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Oakland County Bar Association - Vice Chair of the Paralegal Committee
  • State Bar of Michigan—Affiliate Member
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Legal Assistant Section—Member
  • Oakland County Bar Association Legal Assistant Section—Member
  • Wayne County Probate Bar Association

Guest Speaker and Presenter

  • Presenter at various ICLE Seminars
  • Presenter on probate/trust administration for Detroit Metropolitan Bar Legal Assistant Section
  • Presenter on probate/trust administration for Oakland County Bar Association, Legal Assistant Section
  • Presenter for National Business Institute for Probate, Start to Finish

Civic & Cultural Involvement

  • Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation, Inc. (OPAF), Board Member
  • 1300 Lafayette E. Cooperative, Member, various committees
  • Gibraltar Area Community Foundation—Former Secretary
  • Gibraltar Recreation Commission—Former Member
  • Former, Residential Builder's License holder
  • Former Big Sister