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Carol J. Wessels

Carol J. Wessels

Practice areas:

Elder Law, Probate, Guardianship, Estate Planning

About Me

This video gives a little story about me, it was part of the Wisconsin Law Journal Leaders in the Law  Program. http://youtu.be/jeS9I3oUUvc


 

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Languages Spoken: French, English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Elder Law: 70%
    24 years
  2. Estate Planning: 10%
    13 years
  3. Guardianship: 10%
    24 years
  4. Probate: 10%
    13 years

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Teresa K. Kobelt

    I have known Carol for many years, and she is my go-to person for questions on Elder Law, Estate Planning and Guardianship issues. She is a wealth of information wrapped in perhaps the best demeanor you are going to find in a lawyer. I highly recommend Carol to anyone.

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    Teresa Kobelt Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Robert Jacob Welcenbach

    I had the opportunity to have a case with Carol and found her to be very knowledgeable, professional and a zealous advocate for her client. I would recommend her to anyone in need of assistance with estate planning, guardianship or probate.

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    Robert Welcenbach Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Wessels Law Office LLC

11649 N. Port Washington Rd
Suite #210
Mequon, WI, 53092

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WIGood Standing198803/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2013 Leader in the LawWisconsin Law Journal- http://wislawjournal.com/2013/02/05/wessels-champions-elderly-disabled/2013
Leading MILW attorney in Estate Planning & Health LawM Magazine http://www.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=116676&p=802012

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerWessels Law Office LLC2014 - Present
PartnerNelson Irvings & Wessels SC2006 - 2014
OwnerWessels Law Office2004 - 2007
Director/supervising attorneySeniorLAW - Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc1997 - 2004
AttorneyCoalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups - Elder Law Center1994 - 1996
AttorneyLegal Action of Wisconsin, Inc.1991 - 1994
AssociateLaw Offices Of William A. Pangman & Associates1990 - 1991
Assistant U.S. AttorneyState Public Defender's Office1988 - 1990

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of Wisconsin, Public Interest Law SectionPast ChairN/A
State Bar of Wisconsin, Elder Law SectionBoard MemberN/A
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMemberN/A
Ozaukee County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Marquette Elder’s Advisor JournalTreated with Respect: Enforcing Patient Autonomy by Defending Advance Directives2005
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Quarterly Journal"Independent Living" Eviction in Subsidized Housing2002
State Bar of WisconsinAdvising Older Clients and Their Families1997
Center for Public Representation, Inc.Senior Citizens and the Law1995

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law School LawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater FrenchBA - Bachelor of Arts1985

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
15th Annual Elder Law WorkshopRepresenting Victims of Elder Abuse2013
Wisconsin Coalition for Advocacy TrainingThe Guardian ad Litem’s Role in Placing People with Developmental Disabilities or Mental Illness in the Community2005
State Bar of WisconsinIncompetency, the Legal Perspective2005
State Bar of WI seminarDefending Advance Directives2004
Elder Law Section WorkshopMedicaid Waiver Programs2004
Legal Action Volunteer Lawyers TrainingPractical Tips for Handling Elder Abuse Cases" Special Problems of the Aging Annual Seminar; "Guardianship Fees" Guardianship Symposium; and "Nursing Home Residents' Rights"2001
Inaugural Public Interest Law ConferenceMA Long Term Care Programs2001
Inaugural Public Interest Law ConferenceIncreasing Assets in Spousal Impoverishment Cases2001
State Bar Midwinter ConventionMedical Debt Collection2000
State Bar ConventionLegislative and Administrative Updates Elder Law2000
Special Problems of the Aging Annual SeminarSkilled Nursing Facility CoverageN/A
Special Problems of the Aging Annual SeminarMedicare Supplemental Insurance: Mandatory BenefitsN/A