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Samuel E. Nuxoll





University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2016

Dickinson College, B.A., 2005

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Sam Nuxoll is an associate attorney based in Ann Arbor and works in the Personal Services group. In addition to preparing wills, trusts, and powers of attorney, he provides estate and trust administration services and wealth and business succession planning. As a husband, and parent to three small children, Sam is attuned to the challenges faced by most families when it comes to thinking about and preparing for the future. He strives to cultivate close relationships with his clients and their families, which helps him anticipate and meet their needs.

Before permanently relocating to Michigan and joining Miller Canfield, Sam served for 12 years in the United States Army, including two overseas deployments. In that time, he developed skills in leadership, crisis management, contingency planning, and strategic thinking. Sam is currently a Major in the Army Reserve, where he teaches, coaches, and mentors future Army Officers enrolled in Eastern Michigan University's ROTC program.


Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch For," Trusts and Estates, 2021-present

DBusiness Magazine, Top Lawyers, Family Law, Trusts and Estates, 2021-present

State Bar of Michigan Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020

Probate and Estate Planning Certificate – Institute of Continuing Legal Education

University of Michigan Law School

• Juris Doctor, cum laude

• Michigan Law Veteran's Society, Vice President

• Legal Practice Program, Senior Judge & Peer Tutor

Dickinson College

• Bachelor of Arts, cum laude

• Army ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate

Professional Activities

Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation’s Network of Professional Advisors

Washtenaw County Bar Association, Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law Section

State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning Section

Washtenaw Estate Planning Council

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

Allen Creek Preschool, Dining for Kids Committee, 2016-Present

St Clare’s Episcopal Church, Safety and Security Committee, 2015-Present

Ann Arbor Hands on Museum and Leslie Science and Nature Center, Board of Trustees, 2017-Present


United States Army, 2005-2017


"SECURE-ly Changing the Conversation," Michigan Association of CPAs, Tax Professionals and the IRS: Successfully Working Together Conference, Sept. 20, 2020

"So your child is 18 – now what?," University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy, Oct. 10, 2019

"Tax Planning for Seniors," The Birmingham Community House, Oct. 9, 2019


"Estate Planning During the Pandemic," Kiplinger, October 28, 2020

"Top 10 Estate Planning Tips in a Time of Coronavirus," Kiplinger, June 16, 2020