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Joanne Kay Leifheit

About Joanne Leifheit

About me

Please contact my office or check my website for upcoming dates to my complimentary one and 1/2 hour workshop on estate planning, asset protection, special needs trusts, and Medicaid.  I have been practicing law since 1997 and have been in private practice since 1999.  My practice focuses on elder law, estate planning, and probate, which includes:  wills, powers of attorney, revocable trusts, asset protection trusts, special needs trusts, guardianship matters, Medicaid planning, and probate.  I am accredited by the Veterans Administration to counsel veteran clients (and their widows and spouses) about veterans benefits, particularly the pension benefit.  I authored a book about the veterans pension benefit entitled, "The Little Book of Big Tips:  The Veterans Pension Handbook for Seniors and their Families."  I have served as President of the Waukesha County Probate and Estate Planning Section for five years, and I served as a peer speaker before the County Bar (VA Benefits) and through the State Bar on the topic of special needs trusts.  I also served as an invited guest faculty member in the areas of estate planning and probate at UW-Madison Law School in 2011 and 2014.  Milwaukee Lifestyle Magazine named me as a leading lawyer in 2012, 2013, and 2014.  I am a life long animal lover and equestrienne - I own a horse named "Tucker" and I try to ride several times a week, even during our Wisconsin winters.  I enjoy camping up north each summer and I can't pass up a good fish fry or pizza.  I have been married for twenty years and also have two dogs and a cat.  I was raised in a small farm town, where I spent most of my childhood in the country - I am definately a country farm gal!

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