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Timothy P. Crawford

Timothy P. Crawford

Practice areas:

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Power Of Attorney, Trusts, Wills & Living Wills

Timothy Crawford

About Me

My main practice area is protecting my clients' assets from the devastating cost of long term care. Most clients do not realize that a nursing home stay costs over $100,000 per year. I give my clients advice so that they can get government checks to pay for their long term care instead of being financially drained by their spouse's cost of long term care. Many couples will be using all of their money to pay for the husband's long term care costs. The cost of long term care financially destroys many couples' retirement plans.


 


I became interested in asset protection planning when my mother was diagnosed with dementia and needed long term care. I was able to successfully protect her assets. This started me on the legal career to protect the assets of my clients who were in similar situations. I am able to protect my clients' assets even though they are in a nursing home or an assisted living facility. It is never too late to do good planning. I also suggest that you consult with a nationally board certified expert in elder law who focuses his or her legal practice on medicaid planning and asset protection planning.


 


Any advice was not written and is not intended to be used, and cannot be used, by any taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding penalties with respect to taxes that may be imposed upon the taxpayer (see IRS Circular 230).

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1972

  1. Elder Law: 60%
    43 years, 3.12 thousand cases
  2. Wills & Living Wills: 10%
    43 years, 500 cases
  3. Trusts: 10%
    43 years, 1.45 thousand cases
  4. Power Of Attorney: 10%
    43 years, 2.23 thousand cases
  5. Estate Planning: 10%
    43 years, 1.95 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

17 total 

  • Robin M. Petersen

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Tim for over 10 years from our professional organization National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is extremely knowledgable in his field and a leader in our profession.

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    Robin Petersen Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Jack M. Rosenkranz

    I have know Tim Crawford for over 18 years. From the first day I met him at a national meeting up to today, he has been a thought leader and resource to me. I seek his advice and value his questions. Tim also is very pragmatic in his approach. I endorse this lawyer. I

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    Jack Rosenkranz Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Timothy P Crawford SC

840 Lake Avenue
Racine, WI, 53403

500 W. Silver Spring Drive
Glendale, WI, 53217

4359 S. Howell Avenue
Milwaukee, WI, 53207

16800 W. Greenfield Avenue, Suite 121
Brookfield, WI, 53005

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WIGood Standing197203/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Fellow AwardNational Academy of Elder Law Attorneys2012
PRESIDENT OF THE WISCONSIN CHAPTER OF NAELA 2009-2010NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS2009
CHAIR OF THE PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT SECTION 2007-2012NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS2007
CHAIR OF THE PRACTICE MANAGEMENT SECTION 2007-2012NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS2007
CHAIR OF THE TAX SECTION 2006-2008NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS2006
COUNCIL OF ADVANCED PRACTITIONERS MEMBERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS2005
CELA -- NATIONALLY BOARD CERTIFIED ELDER LAW ATTORNEYNATIONAL ELDER LAW FOUNDATION1995
AV PEER REVIEW RATING - THE HIGHEST RATING THAT CAN BE GIVENMARTINDALE-HUBBELL1995
CPA - CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTSTATE OF WISCONSIN1975

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ATTORNEY and PRESIDENTTIMOTHY P. CRAWFORD, S.C. A WISCONSIN LEGAL SERVICE CORPORATION1972 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ELDER LAW ATTORNEYSPRESIDENT OF THE WISCONSIN CHAPTER OF NAELA 2009-20102009 - 2010
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ELDER LAW ATTORNEYSMEMBER OF THE NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS2008 - 2012
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ELDER LAW ATTORNEYSCHAIR OF THE PRACTICE MANAGEMENT SECTION 2007-20122007 - 2012
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ELDER LAW ATTORNEYSCHAIR OF THE TAX SECTION 2006-20082006 - 2008
STATE BAR OF WISCONSINCHAIR OF THE ELDER LAW SECTION2006 - 2007
STATE BAR OF WISCONSINMEMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE ELDER LAW SECTION1998 - 2008
ST. CATHERINE'S HIGH SCHOOLMEMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS1997 - 2007
ROTARY INTERNATIONALCHAIR ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE1981 - 2011
SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCHCHAIR OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE1981 - 1997
US SUPREME COURTATTORNEY1972 - Present
RACINE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATIONATTORNEY1972 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
VS STATE OF WISCONSINSUCCESS FOR CLIENT IN PROTECTING HER FINANCIAL ASSETS

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Racine Journal Times - LifestyesPlanning is Key2012
NAELA NewsWhat Will Happen to Your Legal Practice if You Become Disabled2012
HOW TO PROTECT YOUR ASSETS FROM THE HIGH COST OF NURSING HOME CAREMEDICAID MANUAL2010
INFORMATIONAL BROCHUREWHY DO I NEED A FINANCIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY2010
FORBESFLORIDA OR BUST -SELECTING A RETIREMENT HOME FROM A TAX POINT OF VIEW2007
STATE BAR OF WISCONSIN--ELDER LAW SECTION NEWSLETTERHOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM THE HIGH COST OF NURSING HOME CARE2005

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
MARQUETTE UNIVERSITYN/ALAW1972
MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY- MILWAUKEE, WISCONSINACCOUNTING AND ECONOMICSBUSINESS ADMINISTRATION1970

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
WEEKLY SEMINARS TO THE PUBLIC SINCE 2005HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM THE HIGH COST OF NURSING HOME CARE2013
VARIOUS ELDER LAW TOPICSFREE PHONE SEMINARS2013
SEMINAR ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP LOVED ONES WHO CAN NOT HELP THEMSELVESRACINE LIBRARY - SUMMER SERIES2013
ALZHEIMER'S FOUNDATION - NATIONAL SEMINARHOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM THE HIGH COST OF NURSING HOME CARE2011
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS--NATIONAL MEETINGHOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM THE HIGH COST OF NURSING HOME CARE2010
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS--NATIONAL MEETINGTHE ADVANTAGES OF MULTIPLE LAW OFFICES2010
WEEKLY RADIO SHOW FROM 1998-2007HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM THE HIGH COST OF NURSING HOME CARE2007
STATE BAR OF WISCONSIN--ELDER LAW TRAININGHOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM THE HIGH COST OF NURSING HOME CARE2005