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Languages spoken: French, English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 70%
    25 years
  2. Estate Planning: 10%
    14 years
  3. Guardianship: 10%
    25 years
  4. Probate: 10%
    14 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • Robert E. Nennig Jr.

    Carol is an extremely talented and knowledgeable attorney and I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of Elder Law or Guardianship services. Carol's expertise in these fields is unmatched. She is a leader in these fields, yet still finds time to generously teach and mentor other attorneys who aspire to be like her. However, what truly sets her apart from other attorneys is the empathy and compassionate she has with her clients and their situations and the determination and skill she uses in representing them. She is a true advocate for her clients, and in my opinion is a pillar of the legal community.


    Robert Nennig Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Collin Marc Ritzinger

    Carol is the pinnacle example of what it means to be an elder law attorney. There are few that can match skill, experience, and her passion. Carol is also a great advocate who shows compassion for all her clients.


    Collin Ritzinger Guardianship Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Wessels Law Office LLC

11649 N. Port Washington Rd
Suite #210
Mequon, WI, 53092


WIGood Standing198803/02/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2013 Leader in the LawWisconsin Law Journal-
Leading MILW attorney in Estate Planning & Health LawM Magazine
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerWessels Law Office LLC2014 - Present
PartnerNelson Irvings & Wessels SC2006 - 2014
OwnerWessels Law Office2004 - 2007
Director/supervising attorneySeniorLAW - Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc1997 - 2004
AttorneyCoalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups - Elder Law Center1994 - 1996
AttorneyLegal Action of Wisconsin, Inc.1991 - 1994
AssociateLaw Offices Of William A. Pangman & Associates1990 - 1991
Assistant U.S. AttorneyState Public Defender's Office1988 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Wisconsin, Public Interest Law SectionPast ChairN/A
State Bar of Wisconsin, Elder Law SectionBoard MemberN/A
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMemberN/A
Ozaukee County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Marquette Elder’s Advisor JournalTreated with Respect: Enforcing Patient Autonomy by Defending Advance Directives2005
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Quarterly Journal"Independent Living" Eviction in Subsidized Housing2002
State Bar of WisconsinAdvising Older Clients and Their Families1997
Center for Public Representation, Inc.Senior Citizens and the Law1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of Wisconsin, WhitewaterFrenchBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
15th Annual Elder Law WorkshopRepresenting Victims of Elder Abuse2013
Wisconsin Coalition for Advocacy TrainingThe Guardian ad Litem’s Role in Placing People with Developmental Disabilities or Mental Illness in the Community2005
State Bar of WisconsinIncompetency, the Legal Perspective2005
State Bar of WI seminarDefending Advance Directives2004
Elder Law Section WorkshopMedicaid Waiver Programs2004
Legal Action Volunteer Lawyers TrainingPractical Tips for Handling Elder Abuse Cases" Special Problems of the Aging Annual Seminar; "Guardianship Fees" Guardianship Symposium; and "Nursing Home Residents' Rights"2001
Inaugural Public Interest Law ConferenceMA Long Term Care Programs2001
Inaugural Public Interest Law ConferenceIncreasing Assets in Spousal Impoverishment Cases2001
State Bar Midwinter ConventionMedical Debt Collection2000
State Bar ConventionLegislative and Administrative Updates Elder Law2000
Special Problems of the Aging Annual SeminarSkilled Nursing Facility CoverageN/A
Special Problems of the Aging Annual SeminarMedicare Supplemental Insurance: Mandatory BenefitsN/A