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William L Siebers

William L Siebers

Practice areas:

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Litigation

About Me

As a lawyer and accountant, Bill's  goal is  to provide  his clients with a legal plan that allows them to  age with dignity, respect & peace of mind.  He is an author and lectures frequently on Elder Law topics.  Bill writes and distibutes a monthly publication called: Elder Law Matters.  This free publication discusses a variety of Elder law topics applicable to Seniors and those who love them. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. 


Bill also volunteers his time for various organizations including:  Chairman of the board for Tranisitions Association of Western Illinois (for the disabled), member of the Illinois Task Force for Senior Fairness, Junior Achievement, annual QND fund drive, St. Peter Church Pastorial Council and Sunday school teacher, Quinsippi Soccer League volunteer coach, and a volunteer instructor with John Wood Community College.    


As an Eagle Scout, Bill's life goal is to live out the Scout Oath. He can still recite the oath that concludes by stating that he will "keep himself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight."


When not working, Bill enjoys spending time with his wife & three children playing backyard kickball games, fishing, and hunting geodes.   

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Elder Law: 50%
    15 years
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
    15 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
    19 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • J. Randall Clinkscales

    I endorse this lawyer. Bill brings great legal knowledge, and wonderful compassion, in assisting his clients. I became involved in elder law to help my grandmother. I would not hesitate a second to have Bill work with my grandmother. I just can't give a higher compliment to a fellow attorney.

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    J. Clinkscales Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • John J. Peck

    I endorse this lawyer. Bill is arising star in the area of Elder Law and Estate Planning. He is extremely competent and ethical. He is a true credit to his profession.

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    John Peck Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

625 Vermont Street
Quincy, IL, 62301-3001

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MOGood Standing, Active200401/08/2013
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199605/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
QU Top 25 Soccer Players of Last 25 SeasonsQuincy University Soccer Hawks2014
EditorIllinois State Bar Association's Elder Law Newsletter2013
Illinois Task Force for Senior Fairness ChampionIllinois Task Force for Senior Fairness2012
Commencement address speakerQuincy Notre Dame High School2011
20 (people) under 40 (years old) to Watch in our CommunityQuincy Herald Whig2009
AccreditationDepartment of Veterans Affairs2009
GraduateVeterans Benefit Institute2008
Board Member of the YearTransitions Association (for the Disabled)2007
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America1985

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerScholz, Loos, Palmer, Siebers & Duesterhaus2001 - Present
Law Clerk, Justice Robert W. CookIllinois Appellate Court, 4th District1999 - 2001
AssociateUngaretti & Harris, Chicago1996 - 1999

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Transitions of Western Illinois, Inc. Board of DirectorsBoard Member2014 - Present
John Wood Community College Foundation BoardBoard Member2014 - Present
Transitions Association of Western Illinois (for the Disabled)Chairman of the Board2011 - 2011
Illinois Task Force for Senior FairnessMember2010 - Present
Junior AchievementVolunteer Teacher2008 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Illinois chapter)Member2004 - Present
Transitions of Western Illinois, Association BoardBoard Member2001 - 2007
Adams County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
National Eagle Scout AssociationMember1985 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
United Farm Family Mutual Insurance Company vs. FryeAffirmed Summary Judgment
In re: Estate of GLENN I. KLEINLEINAffirmed

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Illinois Bar JournalPaying for Long-Term Care in Illinois2012
Illinois Bar JournalNew Long-Term Care Medicaid Rules Finally Come to Illinois2012
William L. SiebersElder Law Matters2012
Illinois Bar JournalAllowing Child Victims' Hearsay under Section 115-10: A Critical Analysis2001

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Valparaiso University School of LawJuris DoctorateHighest Honors1996
Quincy UniversityAccountingHonors1993

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Illinois State Bar AssociationElder Law Update2013
People's Law SchoolWhat Everyone MUST Know About Life & Death Planning. *with special emphasis on the NEW Illinois Long-Term Care/Medicaid Law changes2012
Illinois State Bar AssociationElder Law Update-New Medicaid Rules STorm into Illinois2012
Elder Law and Estate Planning BootcampElder Law and Estate Planning Bootcamp2012
Country FinancialNew Long-Term Care/Medicaid Rules Storm into Illinois...What every Financial Advisor Must Know!2012
Bickford Assisted Living & Memory CareNew Long-Term Care/Medicaid Rules Storm into Illinois...What you Need to Know NOW!2012
VA Conference Dallas, TXVeterans Benefits/Elder Law Seminar2011
Quincy Area, Autism Support GroupLegal Issues to Consider when you have a Loved One with Special Needs2011
North Adams Home Mendon, IllinoisNew Medicaid Laws Storm into Illinois2011
General Practice UpdateElder Law Update2011
CEU seminar for Nursing Home Administrators and Social WorkersElder Law Update New Medicaid Rules Storm into Illinois2011
Bickford Assisted Living & Memory Care in Quincy, IlHear the Truth About How to Pay for Nursing Home Care and Hidden Benefits for Wartime Veterans & Their Spouses.2011
Autism Support GroupCostly Mistakes to Avoid & Legal Issues to Consider when a Loved One has Special Needs2011
Alzheimer's Association Community Education ProgramDiagnosis Alzheimer's Disease, 10 Things You Need to Know About Life & Death Planning2011
North Adams HomeThe New Health Care Reform and Long Term Care Laws, What Seniors Need to Know2010
People's Law SchoolElder Law & Estate Planning2009
Multi-Disciplinary Certificate Program in Geriatrics10 Things Every Caregiver Must Know about Life & Death Planning2009
Adams county Alzheimer's AssociationProviding Care and Comfort in the later Stages of Alzheimers2008