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Lisa Kaye Deselms Dent

Lisa Kaye Deselms Dent

also known as L. Kaye DeSelms Dent, "Kaye Dent"

About me

I am blessed to be able to practice law in an area I love, serving clients I love, while enjoying a balance between my professional and personal lives. It helps that my wonderful husband is also an attorney and that I am part of firm well-founded in values I can embrace. 


I have enjoyed several years of criminal practice in both prosecution and defense, with 40 jcriminal jury trials under my belt. Throughout the years I maintained a small Social Security practice as well and have brought this government program experience to Frisse & Brewster Law Offices, where I assist people in pursuing Medicaid eligibility so that they can protect their assets from the costs of nursing home care.


We help you protect what is important to you.


The firm also handles estate planning and probate, trust planning and administration, and business and farm planning.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 25%
  2. Elder Law: 25%
  3. Trusts: 20%
  4. Probate: 20%
  5. Business: 10%



Hourly ($250/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

L. Kaye Deselms Dent

Frisse & Brewster Law Offices
2301 Hoffman Drive, Suite B
Effingham, IL, 62401

Frisse & Brewster Law Offices

111 Sheriff Street
Suite B
Paris, IL, 61944



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200011/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Service Award, Edgar CountyPublic Interest Law Initiative, Fifth Circuit Pro Bono Committee2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyFrisse & Brewster Law Offices2012 - 2012
AttorneySelf Employed2009 - 2011
Public DefenderClark & Edgar Counties2006 - 2011
AttorneyLaw Offices of Winter-Black & Baker2006 - 2009
Assistant State's AttorneyColes County State's Attorney's Office2004 - 2005
State's AttorneyRichland County State's Attorney2000 - 2004
Staff AttorneyCommunity Health Law Project1997 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Heartland Human Services, Board of DirectorsMember2014 - Present
Coles-Cumberland Bar AssociationVice-Chair, Scholarship Committee2013 - Present
National Association of Elder Law Attorneysmember2013 - 2013
5th Circuit Pro Bono CommitteeMember2013 - Present
Veterans Affairsaccredited to represent claimants before the VA2012 - Present
East Central Illinois Women's Attorney AssociationVP Correspondence; Mentoring Committee member2012 - Present
Coles-Cumberland Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. MottMotion to suppress granted, case dismissed on state's motion
People v. LeighMotion to suppress granted on appeal (as prosecutor)
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hofstra University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignEnglish (with minor in Education)BA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trusts 101Ethics in Estate Planning2015
AARPBasic Estate Planning2015
firm workshopEstate Planning2013