also known as L. Kaye DeSelms Dent, "Kaye Dent"
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.
Hourly ($250/hour), Fixed (sometimes)
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2000||11/12/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Outstanding Service Award, Edgar County||Public Interest Law Initiative, Fifth Circuit Pro Bono Committee||2013|
|Attorney||Frisse & Brewster Law Offices||2012 - 2012|
|Attorney||Self Employed||2009 - 2011|
|Public Defender||Clark & Edgar Counties||2006 - 2011|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Winter-Black & Baker||2006 - 2009|
|Assistant State's Attorney||Coles County State's Attorney's Office||2004 - 2005|
|State's Attorney||Richland County State's Attorney||2000 - 2004|
|Staff Attorney||Community Health Law Project||1997 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Heartland Human Services, Board of Directors||Member||2014 - Present|
|Coles-Cumberland Bar Association||Vice-Chair, Scholarship Committee||2013 - Present|
|National Association of Elder Law Attorneys||member||2013 - 2013|
|5th Circuit Pro Bono Committee||Member||2013 - Present|
|Veterans Affairs||accredited to represent claimants before the VA||2012 - Present|
|East Central Illinois Women's Attorney Association||VP Correspondence; Mentoring Committee member||2012 - Present|
|Coles-Cumberland Bar Association||N/A||2005 - Present|
|People v. Mott||Motion to suppress granted, case dismissed on state's motion|
|People v. Leigh||Motion to suppress granted on appeal (as prosecutor)|
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|Hofstra University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||English (with minor in Education)||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|