Thomas M. Schraw established the Schraw & Associates law firm after a fifteen-year career in transportation law and logistics. Tom is a graduate of the Widener School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware, and was certified to practice as Attorney and‚ Counselor at Law in the Courts of Michigan in 1992. Shortly thereafter, Tom was admitted to practice as an attorney in the United States Federal District Court, Western Division of Michigan. At the Federal Bar, Tom has represented plaintiffs as both lead and local counsel.

Tom and his wife of 36 years, Marleen, live in Boyne City. They have two adult children. Both Tom and Marleen have served on a variety of community boards, including the Boyne City Downtown Development Authority, the Boyne City Chamber of Commerce, the Boyne City Zoning Board of Appeals, Petoskey's Nehemiah Shelter, the Boyne City District Library board, the Win-Some Women's Foundation Board, and Walloon Lake Community Church.


Joel T. Schraw has been a practicing attorney with the firm since 2008. After obtaining a BA from Hope College majoring in both Political Science and English, Joel attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School and graduated in 2008. During his law school career, Joel worked full-time for a national restaurant franchisor as the Director of Franchise Operations. In doing so, Joel was able to glean a wealth of practical, real world experience in business and franchising law. As such, Joel has continued this focus in his daily practice with Schraw & Associates. Joel also has had substantial experience in family law, estate planning and civil litigation.

Joel presently serves on the United Way Board of Directors for Emmet and Charlevoix counties, and further serves our community as a volunteer mentor with the local school district. Joel enjoys spending time with his wife, Sarah, and his sons, Jamus and Finley. Whether at the lake, on the ski hill or just strolling at the local farmer’s market, you’re likely to find them enjoying all of the natural bounty that Northern Michigan has to offer.


Sarah F. Schraw has been an associate with Schraw & Associates since 2008. After obtaining a BA from Hope College majoring in English, Sarah attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School and graduated with honors in 2008. During her law school career, Sarah worked as a paralegal for a law firm specializing in employment, municipal and labor law. In doing so, Sarah experienced daily, real world application of her studies allowing for an enhanced educational experience and early development of the practical skills required of all attorneys. Since joining Schraw & Associates, Sarah has had experience in family law, estate planning, civil litigation and probate appointments.

Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband, Joel, and their two young sons, Jamus and Finley. Sarah presently spends the majority of her days dedicated to caring for her children; however, she still acts in a research and advisory role on a regular basis.