Burgess and Sweeney Law

The Team

Burgess And Sweeney Law
  • Sharon A. Burgess Lawyer

Sharon A. Burgess has been a licensed attorney since 2001. Sharon specializes in elder law, estate planning, probate and estate administration, real estate law, and is VA certified, since 2010. Sharon is known for her advice on estate planning and elder law, specifically Medicaid planning, within the Frankenmuth community. Sharon has spent her practice in her hometown, Frankenmuth, Michigan. Sharon is a proud Frankenmuth Morning Rotary member since 2014. She is a member and served on the Board of Directors for the Great Lakes Bay Region Estate Planning Council and the Covenant Health Care Foundation. She is also an active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She is a member of the Probate and Estate Planning Section and the Elder Law Section of the Michigan Bar Association. Outside of her legal practice, Sharon is married to her husband, David, and they have two daughters and four grandchildren.

  • Katelyn A. Sweeney Lawyer

Katelyn A. Sweeney has been a licensed attorney since 2020, but has years of prior experience in the legal realm. Prior to practicing law, Katelyn worked for a family law firm in Saginaw, Michigan and clerked for the Honorable James T. Borchard, retired Saginaw County Circuit Court Judge. Since becoming licensed, Katelyn has found her legal niche practicing in the transactional world, primarily practicing in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, elder law, guardianships and conservatorships, real estate, business law, and liquor licensing issues. Katelyn is a member and previously served on the Board of Directors for the Great Lakes Bay Region Estate Planning Council. Katelyn is an active member of the Probate and Estate Planning Section, the Elder Law Section, and the Business Law Section of the Michigan Bar Association. She is also a member of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Great Lakes Bay Region. Katelyn, like Sharon, is a proud resident of Frankenmuth with her husband, Kyle, and their two sons.

  • Stephanie Legal Assistant

Stephanie started working in the legal field during college. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts from Saginaw Valley State University in December of 2023 she joined Burgess and Sweeney Law, PC. Stephanie assists with the estate planning side of the practice. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her dog and going to her family’s cabin in Oscoda.

  • Kelly Paralegal

Kelly began her career in the legal field upon graduation from high school. In 1983 she started as a legal assistant at the UAW Legal Services Plan, where she later served in an Office Manager position. After 33 years, Kelly left the UAW Legal Services and began her work in private practice. Kelly now works as a Paralegal at Burgess and Sweeney Law to Katelyn. In her free time, Kelly enjoys visiting her daughter who lives overseas. Her favorite days of the year are Halloween and April Fool’s Day.

  • Patrice Paralegal

Patrice, better known as Pat, is a paralegal in the office. She has over 35 years of experience in the legal field, working with Sharon Burgess for over 20 of those years. She is dedicated to accuracy and professionalism. Pat lives in the Frankenmuth community with her husband. In her free time she enjoys walking and traveling. 

  • Kathy Receptionist

Katherine, better known as Kathy, is the friendly face you see as you walk into our office. Kathy has years of experience as a receptionist. Her work started in the medical and dental field and shifted to the legal field more recently. She is the first listening ear you will get when you contact the office and takes great pride in her many roles within the office. Kathy enjoys baking, gardening, and spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter.

At Burgess and Sweeney Law, we take the extra steps to meet our client’s goals and are always helping relieve stress on not only the client, but those impacted by their legal choices. Sharon and Katelyn care for every client, from those opening a small business, becoming an owner in a larger business, planning for end of life affairs, or helping families when a loved one has passed, they do it all.