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I  take  a  highly personalized approach to the practice of law. I was drawn to the areas of Elder Law and Estate Planning through a combination of personal experience, passion and a particular aptitude for these areas of the law. My paternal grandmother spent seven years in a nursing home. She was healthy as can be but suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease. My maternal grandmother, on the other hand, was sound physically and mentally, but then broke her hip and had to enter a nursing home. I was extremely close to both of my grandmothers, and saw first-hand how difficult it can be to choose the appropriate care environment. I also experienced the emotional toll this process can take on the family. I received my BA in Political Science and Public Administration from Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois. I earned my Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri. I am an active volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association. When not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my beloved dog, running and watching Cardinal's baseball.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Elder Law: 50%
    7 years
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
    7 years
  3. Business: 20%
    5 years
  4. Probate: 5%
    7 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • David Allen Hiersekorn

    I recommend Rosalind to anyone looking for a quality elder law attorney. We are both members of a national estate planning group, and I have come to recognize Rosalind as a solid contributor to the group and quality attorney to her clients.

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    David Hiersekorn Estate Planning Attorney
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  • James Schuster

    I endorse this lawyer. We are members of national associations. This attorney is among the top in their field. I would surely refer clients who needed help in her community. Ms. Robertson is very competent and very good with her clients. Highly recommended.

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    James Schuster Elder Law Attorney
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Contact info

Jones Elder Law

3005 Godfrey Road, Suite B
Godfrey, IL, 62035

Jones Elder Law

28 Bronze Pointe, Suite A-2
Swansea, IL, 62226

Jones Elder Law

500 Chesterfield Center
Suite 355
Chesterfield, MO, 63017

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MOGood Standing, Active200904/11/2011
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200211/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 LawyersThe National Advocates2015
Top 40 Under 40The National Advocates2015
Top 100 LawyersThe National Advocates2014
Attorney AccreditationDepartment of Veterans Affairs2011
Notary Public CommissionNotary Public Association of Illinois2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing CounselJones Elder Law, LLC2014 - Present
PartnerJones Elder Law2010 - 2014
Associate AttorneySimmonsCooper, LLC2002 - 2010
Law ClerkSimmonsCooper, LLC2001 - 2002
Law ClerkThe Callis Law Firm2000 - 2001
ParalegalHopkins Goldenberg, PC1995 - 1999
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Leading Lawyers on Estate & Long-Term Care PlanningMember2012 - Present
Business Network International - Alton/Riverbend GroupMember2012 - Present
Alzheimer's AssociationIllinois Chapter Network Member2012 - Present
Academy of Special Needs PlannersMember2011 - Present
Midwest Elder Care SolutionsMember2011 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2011 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys chapterMember2010 - Present
Advisors ForumMember2010 - Present
Wealth CounselMember2010 - Present
Elder CounselMember2010 - Present
Speaker's Bureau for the Alzheimer's AssociationMember2010 - Present
Madison County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2007 - Present
Alton-Wood River Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2003 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In the Matter of Donald R. Scott, DeceasedFinal Report of Administrator Approved and the Administrator was Discharged of her Duties. Estate Resolved.
In the Matter of Freda Bazzell, DeceasedFinal Report of Administrator Approved and the Administrator was Discharged of his Duties. Estate Resolved.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Co-Author of the book: Don't Go Broke in a Nursing Home! 2015 Southern Illinois EditionDon't Go Broke in a Nursing Home! 2015 Southern Illinois Edition2014
The Lighthouse JournalAttention Farmers: Don't Bet the Farm2013
The Plain Truth About Alzheimer's Disease & The Steps You Need To Take Right NowThe Secrets No One Tells You About Dealing With Alzheimer's2012
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Saint Louis University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Blackburn CollegePolitical ScienceOther - Bachelors1999
Blackburn CollegePublic AdministrationOther - Bachelors1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Planning for Long-Term Care and Litigating AbuseAdvanced Elder Law2014
Caregiver StressLegal Issues Surrounding Caregiving for a Senior2014
1st Mid America Credit Union's Community ActivitiesCaregiving for Aging Parents2014
You Sacrificed For It, You Should Keep It!Asset Protection2013
When Do I Need an Estate Plan?Estate Planning versus Long Term Care Planning2013
Retirement Planning in Light of the Fiscal CliffRetirement Planning in Light of the Fiscal Cliff2013
Public WorkshopEstate Planning for Single Women2013
NBI - Fundamentals of Elder LawFundamentals of Elder Law2013
Protecting Yourself From Medicaid Spenddown in MissouriAsset Protection2012
Free Public WorkshopLong Term Care Planning In Tough Economic Times2012
Elder Law for Families Fighting Parkinson's DiseaseElder Law2012
Alzheimer's Association Educational EventLooking Ahead Program - Legal & Financial2012
Lunch & Learn WorkshopLegal Planning During a Health Crisis2011
Bradford Place Public WorkshopTips for Planning for Future Long Term Care Needs2011
Alzheimer's Association Speakers BureauLooking Ahead: Planning For Future Legal Needs2011
Fountains IV Educational WorkshopNuts and Bolts of Long Term Care Planning2010