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Ethan Jon Huizenga

Elder law Attorney at Orange City, IA

5.0   1 review

also known as Ethan J. Huizenga, Ethan Huizenga

  • State Years
    South Dakota - SD 6 years
    Iowa - IA 14 years
    Missouri - MO 15 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State SD
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Ethan

Learn Ethan’s areas of practice.

Change is hard. Accidents, chronic illnesses, dementia, and death are all big changes, and they’re all way outside our control. But you can plan for them.

Huizenga Law is a boutique elder law and estate planning firm, where every client is like family. We feel called to put 1 Timothy 5 into practice: “Do not rebuke an older man, but encourage him as you would a father. Treat younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters.” At Huizenga Law every client is like family, and we take care of our family.

As a boutique law firm, we don’t spread our energy and efforts over a wide variety of areas. Instead, we focus on elder law and estate planning only. We set the bar high through our ethical, efficient, and effective counsel and the meaningful relationships we build with our clients and the community. When you become a client, you’ll never feel like we don’t respect you or are avoiding you. On the contrary, we insist upon regular, honest communication with our clients during every step of our unique LegacyGuard planning process.

Sometimes open communication means having difficult conversations or asking hard questions. We promise to ask those questions and listen to the answers with empathy and caring. We’ll laugh with you, and we’ll cry with you. Our office is as safe and private as your own home, so you can feel comfortable sharing your hopes and dreams as well as your fears and concerns.

Starting a family? We can help you set up a plan to take care of your kids if the worst happens. Starting a business? We can help set things up for the long haul. Looking to transition the farm? We can help you balance the family considerations with the financial ones. Worried about long-term care? We’ll help you navigate the maze of regulations to find the options that fit your needs best.

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Greetings from Orange City! I’m Ethan Huizenga, the elder law and estate planning attorney at the Huizenga Law Firm.

I started the Huizenga Law Firm in 2010 to fulfill my calling: clear away the fog of confusion around planning for the end of your life. It’s my mission to help you and your family find security during the times when things seem the least secure.

Having lived out some of the challenges that come with having aging loved ones, I know how important having a plan can be. As a teenager, I watched as my dad struggled with being 600 miles away while his dad fought – and ultimately lost – his battle with brain cancer.

I’ll never forget the story my dad still tells about Grandpa Huizenga in the days after his brain surgery. My dad had flown out to Chicago to be with Grandma Huizenga during the procedure. As they were sitting in his hospital room a couple days later, Grandpa was watching a news story about a plane crash and looked at my dad – genuinely concerned – and asked, “Were you on that plane?”

Just a few years later, my mom and her siblings were confronted with the prospect of “taking away the keys” from their dad (we still call him “Opa”). Though there wasn’t a distance issue for my mom, her youngest brother was living several hours away. Opa had only done the bare minimum for planning which made his transition to a care situation much more challenging – both practically and emotionally – for my mom and her brothers. After Opa died, Oma (that’s my mom’s mom) went through some of the same difficulties.

If you or a loved one is facing a crisis like that, I’m here to help guide you and your family down a path to success and harmony, and a light-filled future.

Outside the office, I am married and have three kids. Together we enjoy cheering for Chicago sports teams, playing board games, and traveling the United States. I also enjoy serving on several non-profit boards, playing golf, and volunteering at my church.

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Location

The Huizenga Law Firm, P.C.
118 Second Street NW
P.O. Box 123
Orange City, IA, 51041

Reviews

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Posted by Deb | July 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
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Ethan was so well informed and helpful in setting up our family trust. Answered all my questions and explained to my family the process of what needs to happen to prioritize our family trust. So thankful for all his help!!

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Waagmeester Law Office, P.L.C.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney/Principal
  • The Huizenga Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Thompson Law, P.C.
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Associate
  • Klay, Veldhuizen, Bindner, De Jong, De Jong, & Halverson, P.L.C.
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Partner
  • Bowman Huizenga, LLC
  • 2009 - 2009
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Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Dordt College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Associations

  • Elderbridge
  • Board of Directors
  • 2019 - Present
  • South Dakota State Bar
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • ElderCounsel
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Orange City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Sioux County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Orange City Growth Organization
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2010 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyer
  • 2018
  • Northwest Iowa 20 Under 40
  • Northwest Iowa Review
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • 2016 NW Iowa Aging in Place Symposium
  • Capacity
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
Endorse Ethan
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ethan and his staff are highly competent, professional, and knowledgeable in just about every aspect of Estate Planning. I've picked his brain many of times on estate planning, office management, clients, marketing, and he's been phenomenal. Great guy, great office!"
Elder law Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ethan is as good as it gets for elder law and estate planning in Iowa. In fact, Ethan has developed a national reputation for his handling of elder law issues, especially with Medicaid crisis cases. I have known Ethan for many years I know firsthand how much Ethan cares about his clients and their issues. I highly recommend Ethan."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. As an attorney, I find it valuable to be able to discuss practice areas with other attorneys and I have found Mr. Huizenga to be an excellent resource in the areas of estate planning and elder law. Additionally, his enthusiasm for his clients is obvious. An example of this would be the client appreciation events he holds for his clients. Again, I would highly recommend this attorney."
Elder law Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Recently Ethan and I spent an entire day together talking about substantive elder law issues. He is a young, smart attorney who is very knowledgeable in the various areas of elder law such as asset protection, covering long term care costs with Medicaid and VA pensions, irrevocable trusts, exempt transfers of assets and other elder law subjects. Strong ethics and puts clients first."