Posted by a client
Dera twice drove an hour each way to meet with my mother and to finalize her estate plan and living trust. The meetings were cordial, professional, and informative: Dera presented a comprehensive plan, explained it clearly, and presented a summary of major provisions. When the plan was finalized, both my mother and I felt we were in very good hands.
Posted by Marianne
My Mother unfortunately suffers from advanced dementia. When her doctor encouraged me to become her legal guardian, I knew as a busy caregiver for both of my parents, I wanted to hire an experienced attorney, but was very hesitant without a trusted personal referral. Then I read the wonderful reviews of Dera Johnsen-Tracy and decided to give her a call. So many thanks to the other review writers! From the start of that first phone call and consultation appointment, Dera outlined an action plan and time line. She put an overwhelmed client at ease with another new challenge. She was experienced, ready to act on behalf of our family, very helpful and friendly. She filed the guardianship petition immediately and all was completed within the 6 week period that Dera estimated. Dera also helped by completing a comprehensive power of attorney for my Dad. Now I feel much better about my ability to best help my parents on both a daily basis and in the unfortunate event of a crisis. Dera is a rare gem sparkling among her peers. It is refreshing to find someone who is at once prepared, bright and is so hard working, caring, and ready to help families meet their goals. When other needs arise in our family, my husband and I won't hesitate to ask Dera for help again and we whole heartily recommend her to you!
Posted by Patricia
My husband and I attended an estate planning workshop with Dera Johnsen-Tracy. She guided us through what could have been a complicated and confusing process. Dera took the time to educate us so we could make the best decisions for our family. We left feeling confident that our final wishes would be granted and our love ones taken care of. Dera was very knowledgeable and professional I would recommend her to family and friends.
Posted by Sarah
Dera hosted an estate planning workshop that both my husband and I attended. At the end we walked away with not only a better understanding of how to plan ahead for the inevitable, but also two completed, signed and notarized wills. Dera has an amazing knowledge of estate planning and the ability to walk anyone through the process. We are so grateful for her expertise and the ease with which she helped us. I can not recommend her enough!
Posted by Michael
Dera was very helpful for my wife and I who requested her help in preparing for and submitting all the proper paperwork required to establish guardianship for our daughter. Dera was great in court and represented the family, including our daughter. Dera is knowledgeable and professional. She continues to be a trusted and effective counselor for our family needs.
Posted by Laura
I finally made the move from the family lawyer to Dera and I am so happy I did. Dera provided real world examples that I could easily identify with to help me make an informed decision regarding my estate planning. I am happy to have Dera on my team!
Posted by Ndidi
I had a great experience working with Dera and her team. Dera did a great job of educating my husband and I on Estate Planning and created a thorough plan that will give me piece of mind. I will highly recommend her service. A great team to work with.
Posted by Randall
Dera Johnsen-Tracy is an outstanding person to work with. she is very knowledgeable, and her attention to detail is amazing. She would be a great asset to anyone looking for an estate planner!
Posted by Willis (Will)
I would add Professional, Competent, Thorough, Compassionate and Caring among others to the list of adjectives that describe Ms. Johnson-Tracy and her services.
I have recommended her to others because of the treatment I received in working with me to complete my Estate Plan. From the initial seminar where she explained the reasons, importance and benefits for having an Estate Plan to the presentation and explanation of my final document I could not have expected or received more.
I have had professional relationships with many attorneys in my past as a former Sales Consultant with IBM and personally with attorneys for my own legal matters. These experiences have given me a significant base on which to compare Ms. Johnson-Tracy. I feel very fortunate to have had this experience of knowing and working with her.
Posted by a Estate Planning client
Dera and her team knew exactly how to setup our family living trust; we had no idea how comprehensive and detailed this kind of document needed to be. We were extremely impressed with her knowledge of all legal facets of family planning, and every concern we had was completely addressed. If you really want to protect your family and remove the burden of complex asset distributions, we highly recommend Dera Johnsen-Tracy.