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"Connecting the legal needs of you and your loved ones to the resources of the nation's leading estate, elder care and special needs planning resources."


Heidi M. Eglash's law practice over the last 20 years has been dedicated to the mission of service to clients, as well as the management of an independent law office after more than a decade of corporate and small-firm practice.  Recognizing a strong interest in promoting the success of small business and the sound stewardship of human and financial resources by individuals, Heidi has chosen to utilize her broad knowledge and experience to serve as a lawyer to individual and business clients and to assist them in the resolution of their legal issues, from the routine to the unexpected, in a range of legal practice areas most likely to impact them.  Heidi’s goal -- and the goal of the team of lawyers and legal service professionals she works with -- is to provide clients with valuable services and dedicated representation, delivered with professionalism and integrity, to allow clients to be fully informed of their choices and projected outcomes, confident in their decisions and able to achieve the best possible solutions to their legal questions or concerns.  


A Milwaukee native and first-generation American, Heidi earned degrees in International Business and German from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, and in Law from Tulane Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana. She has traveled extensively through student exchange programs and personal trips to visit friends and family in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, among other places. Before making her home in La Crosse in 1999, she graduated from the Future Milwaukee community leadership program, and she utilizes this background in her involvement in various community organizations and initiatives in La Crosse and southwestern Wisconsin.


Heidi values her home life with her husband, 2 step-children and the family pets. In addition to traveling, she enjoys attending concerts, plays and art exhibitions, participating in all the great outdoor activities the Coulee Region offers, watching movies, reading, cooking, practicing yoga and spending time with family and friends.


Languages spoken: German

Practice areas


  1. Trusts: 15%
    16 years
  2. Estate Planning: 15%
    16 years
  3. Probate: 15%
    16 years
  4. Elder Law: 15%
    16 years
  5. Other: 40%
  6. More 



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

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    I highly recommend Heidi in all of her areas of practice. Heidi takes the time to listen to her clients. She truly cares about her clients and delivers top-notch legal representation and service.


    Aaron Kessler Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Lisa Marie Gaspero

    I endorse this lawyer. Heidi and I worked on a litigation matter in Wisconsin. I found her to be extremely thorough and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend Heidi to any client.


    Lisa Gaspero Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC

Exchange Building
205 5th Avenue South, Suite 600
La Crosse, WI, 54601


WIGood Standing199503/23/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Tulane Public Interest Law Foundation GrantTulane Public Interest Law Foundation1994
International Internship--Notter & Partner, Bern, SwitzerlandTulane Law School / Notter & Partner (n/k/a Grueninger Hunziker Roth Rechtsanwaelte)1994
PAD German Study Trip AwardAmerican Association of Teachers of German / Deutsche Sprach- und Schulverein1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/ShareholderJohns, Flaherty & Collins, SC2015 - Present
Attorney/OwnerLaw Office of Heidi M. Eglash, LLC2005 - 2015
Attorney/OwnerLawyers At Work, L.L.C.2005 - 2009
Associate AttorneyBosshard & Associates1999 - 2004
Consulting AnalystWisconsin Energy Corp.1996 - 1999
Legal ConsultantJohnson Controls, Inc.1995 - 1996
InternOffice of the District Attorney1994 - 1994
InternOffice of the District Attorney1993 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Verve, A Credit UnionRegional Advisory Board Member2015 - Present
ElderCounselMember2014 - Present
Girl Scouts, Badgerland CouncilBoard Member2013 - 2015
Wealth CounselMember2013 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinSolo & Small Firm Conference Planning Committee (Chair, 2013)2012 - Present
YWCA La CrosseBoard Member; President (2013-14); Governance Committee Member2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2015
State Bar of Wisconsin, Agricultural/Agribusiness Law SectionMember2010 - 2012
State Bar of Wisconsin, Law Office Management SectionBoard Member; Secretary2010 - 2012
Community Credit UnionBoard Member; Secretary (2013-14)2010 - 2015
Coulee Community Land TrustParticipating Attorney2009 - Present
7 Rivers Region Diversity CollaborativeMember/Advisor2008 - 2011
State Bar of Wisconsin, Law Office Management SectionMember2007 - Present
State Bar of Wisconsin, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember2006 - 2010
La Crosse Area Chamber of CommerceMember2006 - Present
State Bar of Wisconsin, Business Law SectionMember2006 - Present
Tri-County Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2010
La Crosse Area Realtors AssociationAffiliate Member2005 - Present
NAACPMember2005 - 2008
State Bar of Wisconsin, Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors' Rights SectionMember2004 - Present
Odin Arts CooperativeBoard Member2004 - 2013
La Crosse Area Young Lawyers AssociationPresident2004 - 2005
Legal Action of WisconsinBoard Member2002 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WisconsinMember2000 - Present
State Bar of Wisconsin, Elder Law SectionMember1999 - Present
La Crosse Area Young Lawyers AssociationMember1999 - 2007
La Crosse County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Milwaukee Young Lawyers AssociationMember1995 - 1999
State Bar of WisconsinMember1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Godlewski v. Godlewski Living Trust, 2010 WI App 71, 786 N.W.2d 490Court of Appeals upheld Circuit Court order to dismiss case.
Jahimiak v. Long, 2011 WI App 99, 800 N.W.2d 958Court of Appeals remanded the case for partition, but affirmed the order of the Circuit Court that the home was not a gift in contemplation of marriage.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Coulee Region Women MagazineThinking About the Unthinkable2013
Wisconsin LawyerWhat's Hot, What's Not: Wisconsin Practice Trends 20132013
State Bar of Wisconsin Inside Track24 Things We Learned at the Wisconsin Solo and Small Firm Conference2012
Coulee Region Women MagazineLife Planning: Do It Now2010
Tulane Journal of International and Comparative LawEnvironmental Defense Fund v. Massey: Application of the National Environmental Policy Act to the Extraterritorial Activities of United States Agencies1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
St Norbert CollegeInternational BusinessBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Revitalizing Retirement: Keys to Building & Maintaining Your Successful Retirement & Estate PlanEstate & Long-Term Care Planning2015
Paralegal Studies ProgramEstate Planning, Probate & Trust Administration2015
Paralegal Studies ProgramBusiness Law for Paralegals2014
3rd Annual Multiple Sclerosis SymposiumAre You a Grasshopper or an Ant? Options for Life & Legacy Planning2014
Young Onset Parkinson's Program SymposiumLife & Legacy Planning for Young Onset Parkinson's2013
SHRM September Monthly MeetingBackground Checks & Employment Verifications2013
Paralegal Studies ProgramBusiness Law for Paralegals2013
La Crosse County Bar AssociationLa Crosse's ABA-Approved Paralegal Program, Internships & Paralegal Utilization Opportunities2013
Women's Business Boot CampStarting, Growing & Improving Your Business2012
Program Associate Professional Development (PAPD) SeminarGrowing & Protecting Your Assets2011
Learning Community of ArtistsArt & The Law: Legal Aspects of the Creation & Sale of Artwork2011
Learning Community of ArtistsArt & The Law (Business Formation; Copyrights & Trademarks; Digital Millenium Copyright Act; Estate Planning)2009
Learning Community of ArtistsArt & The Law2008