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Timothy P. Crawford

Elder law Attorney at Racine, WI

4.7   76 reviews
  • Licensed for 51 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1972
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Timothy

Learn Timothy’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    60%
    i plan to get clients qualifed to get a check from the governent to pay for thier long term cae in a nursing home, assisted living facility or to have care brought into thier home

    52 years, 3,124 cases

  2. Estate planning
    10%
    I do all types of estate planning including wills, trust to avoid probate, trust to avoid death taxes, trust to protect assets from being spent to pay for nursing home care costs.

    52 years, 1,948 cases

  3. Power of attorney
    10%
    it is very imporaten that you give to your agent extra powers. Make sure that you get a level III power of attorney.

    52 years, 2,234 cases

  4. Trusts
    10%
    I do all types of estate planning including wills, trust to avoid probate, trust to avoid death taxes, trust to protect assets from being spent to pay for nursing home care costs.

    52 years, 1,453 cases

  5. Wills and living wills
    10%
    I do all types of estate planning including wills, trust to avoid probate, trust to avoid death taxes, trust to protect assets from being spent to pay for nursing home care costs. I do not do livings wills. As a nationally board certiefied elder law attorney i teach otherfs in the state of Wisconsin that you should not do living wills but instead do a health care power of attoreny.

    52 years, 500 cases

My main practice area is protecting my clients' assets from the devastating cost of long term care. Most clients do not realize that a nursing home stay costs over $100,000 per year. I give my clients advice so that they can get government checks to pay for their long term care instead of being financially drained by their spouse's cost of long term care. Many couples will be using all of their money to pay for the husband's long term care costs. The cost of long term care financially destroys many couples' retirement plans.

 

I became interested in asset protection planning when my mother was diagnosed with dementia and needed long term care. I was able to successfully protect her assets. This started me on the legal career to protect the assets of my clients who were in similar situations. I am able to protect my clients' assets even though they are in a nursing home or an assisted living facility. It is never too late to do good planning. I also suggest that you consult with a nationally board certified expert in elder law who focuses his or her legal practice on medicaid planning and asset protection planning.

 

Any advice was not written and is not intended to be used, and cannot be used, by any taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding penalties with respect to taxes that may be imposed upon the taxpayer (see IRS Circular 230).

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Location

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840 Lake Avenue, Suite 200
Racine, WI, 53403
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500 W. Silver Spring Drive
Glendale, WI, 53217
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7300 S. 13th Street, Suite 103
Milwaukee, WI, 53207
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16800 W. Greenfield Avenue, Suite 121
Brookfield, WI, 53005
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  76 customer reviews
Posted by Gary C. | May 23, 2018
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Thank you Tim and Samatha!
Attorney Tim Crawford and his senior legal assistant Samatha were fantastic in helping me through the maze of applying for medicaid for my mother. Their legal knowledge was indispensable in guiding me through the process. I would recommend anyone applying for medicaid to hire them, and save yourself a lot of stress.
Posted by Ken | April 18, 2018
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Asset protection
Tim and his staff were extremely knowledgeable and helpful in setting up an Irrevocable Asset Trust for asset protection of my elderly mother's fairly substantial estate (>$1MM). We are actively considering other services as well.
Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2017
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Power of Attorney
My mom hired Tim to do A Trust for her assets. My first thought mom didn't really need to spend this kind of money. And we could have probably could have done this on our own. But once passed away I realized very fast I am glad we didn't. Tim and his staff are very knowledgeable and helpful in settling my moms estate. He has a knowledge of the law you need when settling an estate. I will recommend him to others.
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Posted by Barbara | November 27, 2017
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Estate planning
I usd this law office when I originally was struggling to process paperwork and set up estate information for my mother while she was already in a nursing home and my father who was unable to care for her and later for himself. There is no way I would have been able to do on my own what they did for me. After both parents passed they helped process paperwork for that. After the dust settled I returned to their office to do estate planning for me. Thank you.
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Posted by Sam and Gloria | November 22, 2017
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Knowledgeable With an Eye Towards Customer Service
Attorney Crawford set up our mother's estate as her elder law attorney. His techniques saved us in tax exposure and probate avoidance after her recent passing. Mr. Crawford was very accommodating in dealing with our schedules as I live 6 hours from Racine and needed to get as much accomplished as we could in a narrow time frame. He and his staff really went the extra mile to assure that we got what we needed done. We were also impressed with his exemplary command of elder law and how it applied to our mother. Attorney Crawford readily offered counsel and advice as we negotiated the upcoming sale of the family home and other issues surrounding mom's passing. We appreciated the thoughtful and thorough services provided and would not hesitate to recommend Attorney Crawford and his staff.
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Posted by Robin | July 24, 2017
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Special-Needs Trusts
My husband and I hired Tim to set up special needs trusts and do some estate planning for us. This is the second marriage for both of us, we each have a special needs child from a previous marriage, and we wanted to make sure our children are cared for, as well as each other. Tim is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and very thorough. We highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Ken | January 19, 2017
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the best
Mr. Crawford helped us with my parents estate planning. He explains everything very extensively and in terms that we could understand. He took extra time for us when we needed it. His staff was always friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend him.
Posted by Bill | January 12, 2017
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Planning Done Right
We have used Tim as a source of estate and elder care planning since 1999. His expertise has helped us not only with our own plan but has also paid big benefits through the early planning he did for our parents (now deceased). He is very thorough and professional, walking you through each step and purpose of your plan. By planning early you can minimize taxes and maximize your estate upon your death. I have and will continue to recommend Tim to friends and family.
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Posted by Mary | December 26, 2016
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Estate Planning
Mr. Crawford helped us with our estate planning by explaining everything very extensively and in terms that we could understand. He took extra time for us when we needed it. His staff was always friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend him to explain and set up estate planning.
Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2016
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Exceptional Knowledge
My husband and I hired Tim to assist us with our estate planning. Tim's professionalism, knowledge and attention to detail can not be matched. We found his staff to also be very friendly and efficient. I would highly recommend Tim to anyone who is seeking assistance with their estate planning.
Posted by Ed | October 14, 2016
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Extremely Comprehensive and Professional
We have worked with Tim for many years on our estate planning. My wife and I would not even consider anyone else to handle our estate. Tim's attention to detail is second to none. His staff is extremely professional and helpful.
Posted by Terri | October 3, 2016
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Review
We were recommended to Tim Crawford by my daughter. We found him to be a expert in Elder Law. We learned a lot from him and appreciate his help with my Mom's finances.
Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2016
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Friendly and very knowledgeable
Attorney Tim Crawford answered all our questions about preparing for retirement. He set us up with a Will and numerous documents so our children know what to do if anything should happen to us. We would certainly recommend him!
Posted by Peter | May 9, 2016
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Timothy P. Crawford Review
Before attending Timothy P. Crawford first seminar I had no means for the future or plans and with NO attorney. With serious problems that may be coming up that I would NOT be able to handle myself and at the age of 61, I decided to attend that first seminar. After listening to what he had to say and being very knowledgeable about all aspects of the law and what I should do to prepare myself for the future, I became extremely impressed and said - this is the person I would like to have as my attorney. We got started on what I should do and i feel much better about what to expect in the future.
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Posted by EILEEN | April 26, 2016
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ELDER LAW
IN BEING A RECENT WIDOW, TIM LISTENED TO MY CONCERNS IN WANTING TO PROTECT MY ASSETS, HOME IN THE EVENT OF POSSIBLE FUTURE ILLNESS. TIM WAS MOST KNOWLEDGEABLE AND SPENT A GREAT AMOUNT OF TIME EXPLAINING ALL LEGAL ISSUES. MORE PEOPLE SHOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HIS KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE.
Posted by Jim | December 11, 2015
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Tim Crawford Review
We first met Tim at one of our local restaurants where Tim was putting on a presentation for seniors. From there, we met with Tim and his associate, Vince, to set up the proper documentation to avoid probate when my wife and I die. Recently we have now set up a irrevocable trust on the house to prevent nursing homes from taking our home if my wife and/or I end up in a nursing home. Tim was very professional and knowledgeable of the areas that he represents. Tim is a good communicator and easy to talk to (likes to talk). He makes you feel at ease and explains items in a meaningful way. Tim explains the pros and cons of various options and which would be better for you. My wife and I felt very comfortable doing business with Tim and his staff. We highly recommend Tim, his associate Vince, and their staff to anyone needing this type of legal assistance or advice.
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Posted by Gregg | December 11, 2015
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TIM KNOWS HIS SUBJECT MATTER
Tim helped our family with asset planning for our elderly mother. He was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the laws concerning our situation. He presented a number of options for us to choose from and many free actions we could perform on our own. He is personable and professional. Be sure to plan enough time as Tim includes many anecdotes and stories related to situations close to what we were experiencing...he certainly doesn't rush through anything. He and his staff has performed much in the way of background preparation that you can tap into. He covers everything in detail and leaves no stone unturned.
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Posted by Shonda | December 4, 2015
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Revokable Living Trust
I first met Tim Crawford when he handled my parent's irrevocable living trust. He was very professional, knowledgeable, and polite. When I decided to do a revocable living trust to protect my 5 year old, he was my first choice to work with. He listened to all of the things that I was trying to do and how my divorce dictated that finances be arranged for my son. He was able to make a complicated legal issue very easy for me to understand. Plus his step by step instructions were incredibly helpful in placing things into the trust. I'm happy to say that now I do not worry about what will happen to my son should something happen to me. I know that Tim Crawford's plan has made it where my wishes will be carried out.
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Posted by Randy | October 18, 2015
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Timothy P. Crawford
Tim once again performed with excellence! We set-up Living Trusts for both of us many years ago with Tim. We conducted an evaluation conference because we had several changes to our trusts. We then learned about setting-up trusts for our home and IRAs. The logic made total sense so we set-up those trusts. Tim and his office staff did and excellent job! Thanks Tim!
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Posted by Guy | October 2, 2015
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Tim Crawford Review --Sharing my Experience
Mr. Crawford has completed estate planning and a trust for my wife and I . He is extremely knowledgeable about all areas he represents including elder law. We found him to be a very clear communicator in the complex legal areas that most of us are not familiar with. He is very thorough and allows whatever time is necessary. He is able to provide various options and the pros and cons that are related to each. His CPA background also provides credibility to any analysis.The support documentation was clear and concise and the legal support staff is a pleasure to work with.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • ATTORNEY and PRESIDENT
  • TIMOTHY P. CRAWFORD, S.C. A WISCONSIN LEGAL SERVICE CORPORATION
  • 1972 - Present

Education

  • MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY
  • LAW
  • 1972
  • MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY- MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
  • BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
  • 1970

Sample of Legal Cases

  • VS STATE OF WISCONSIN
  • SUCCESS FOR CLIENT IN PROTECTING HER FINANCIAL ASSETS

Associations

  • US SUPREME COURT
  • ATTORNEY
  • 1972 - Present
  • RACINE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
  • ATTORNEY
  • 1972 - Present
  • NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS
  • PRESIDENT OF THE WISCONSIN CHAPTER OF NAELA 2009-2010
  • 2009 - 2010
  • NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS
  • MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  • 2008 - 2012
  • NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS
  • CHAIR OF THE PRACTICE MANAGEMENT SECTION 2007-2012
  • 2007 - 2012
  • NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS
  • CHAIR OF THE TAX SECTION 2006-2008
  • 2006 - 2008
  • STATE BAR OF WISCONSIN
  • CHAIR OF THE ELDER LAW SECTION
  • 2006 - 2007
  • STATE BAR OF WISCONSIN
  • MEMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE ELDER LAW SECTION
  • 1998 - 2008
  • ST. CATHERINE'S HIGH SCHOOL
  • MEMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  • 1997 - 2007
  • ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
  • CHAIR ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE
  • 1981 - 2011
  • SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH
  • CHAIR OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE
  • 1981 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow Award
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • 2012
  • PRESIDENT OF THE WISCONSIN CHAPTER OF NAELA 2009-2010
  • NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS
  • 2009
  • CHAIR OF THE PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT SECTION 2007-2012
  • NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS
  • 2007
  • CHAIR OF THE PRACTICE MANAGEMENT SECTION 2007-2012
  • NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS
  • 2007
  • CHAIR OF THE TAX SECTION 2006-2008
  • NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS
  • 2006
  • COUNCIL OF ADVANCED PRACTITIONERS MEMBER
  • NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS
  • 2005
  • CELA -- NATIONALLY BOARD CERTIFIED ELDER LAW ATTORNEY
  • NATIONAL ELDER LAW FOUNDATION
  • 1995
  • AV PEER REVIEW RATING - THE HIGHEST RATING THAT CAN BE GIVEN
  • MARTINDALE-HUBBELL
  • 1995
  • CPA - CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT
  • STATE OF WISCONSIN
  • 1975
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Publications

  • Racine Journal Times - Lifestyes
  • Planning is Key
  • 2012
  • NAELA News
  • What Will Happen to Your Legal Practice if You Become Disabled
  • 2012
  • HOW TO PROTECT YOUR ASSETS FROM THE HIGH COST OF NURSING HOME CARE
  • MEDICAID MANUAL
  • 2010
  • INFORMATIONAL BROCHURE
  • WHY DO I NEED A FINANCIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY
  • 2010
  • FORBES
  • FLORIDA OR BUST -SELECTING A RETIREMENT HOME FROM A TAX POINT OF VIEW
  • 2007
  • STATE BAR OF WISCONSIN--ELDER LAW SECTION NEWSLETTER
  • HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM THE HIGH COST OF NURSING HOME CARE
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • WEEKLY SEMINARS TO THE PUBLIC SINCE 2005
  • HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM THE HIGH COST OF NURSING HOME CARE
  • 2013
  • VARIOUS ELDER LAW TOPICS
  • FREE PHONE SEMINARS
  • 2013
  • SEMINAR ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP LOVED ONES WHO CAN NOT HELP THEMSELVES
  • RACINE LIBRARY - SUMMER SERIES
  • 2013
  • ALZHEIMER'S FOUNDATION - NATIONAL SEMINAR
  • HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM THE HIGH COST OF NURSING HOME CARE
  • 2011
  • NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS--NATIONAL MEETING
  • HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM THE HIGH COST OF NURSING HOME CARE
  • 2010
  • NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS--NATIONAL MEETING
  • THE ADVANTAGES OF MULTIPLE LAW OFFICES
  • 2010
  • WEEKLY RADIO SHOW FROM 1998-2007
  • HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM THE HIGH COST OF NURSING HOME CARE
  • 2007
  • STATE BAR OF WISCONSIN--ELDER LAW TRAINING
  • HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM THE HIGH COST OF NURSING HOME CARE
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (30)
Endorse Timothy
Elder law Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. If I need an elder law lawyer in Wisconsin Tim is a "go to" guy."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Crawford is an exceptional attorney. Although I have been practicing law for 24 years as a judge, magistrate, law professor, prosecutor, and private attorney, I learn from his responses on Avvo every time that he posts. If I needed an attorney, I would hire him. I recommend him with no reservation. It would be the best investment of your life to hire him to represent you."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable and does a great job. I highly recommend him."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim is, without a doubt, the expert elder law attorney in our area."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Tim for nearly 20 years through the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and wholeheartedly endorse Tim."
Elder law Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Timothy Crawford is a nationally recognized elder law attorney, knowledgable in asset preservation planning/government benefits planning. He is extremely knowledgable, competent and a pleasure to deal with."
Elder law Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Tim Crawford as an elder law attorney. Tim is a well-respected attorney and has assisted many elders and their families. Tim has also been on the Board of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and has served as the chair of various sections and committees. He continues to provide education to lawyers on areas of elderlaw and taxes."
Elder law Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Friend
"Tim is a great lawyer, who is super compassionate about his clients and his work. He knows his stuff and knows how to positively impact those he works for."
Elder law Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Other
"Tim is one of the best lawyers that I have ever met. He is hard working, sincere and cares about his clients. He is known nationally as well as locally in Wisconsin."
Elder law Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim is a fantastic attorney. He has extensive knowledge of financial planning and tax law as well as elder law and government assistance programs. I would not hesitate to recommend Tim to any of my firends or relatives needing assistance in Wisconsin. Tim is unique among attorneys because of his willingness to share his extensive knowledge with his colleagues as well as the general public. You won't go wrong by choosing Tim for your elder law or estate planning needs."
Elder law Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr Crawford is a well respected elder law attorney in the Racine community. He is very knowledgable and experienced. I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim was recently bestowed with the honor or being inducted as a Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. I have known him for more than 15 years and highly respect his intellect and ethics as well as his unswerving dedication to educating and mentoring new attorneys."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim is a national leader among elder law attorneys. He is truly one of the nice guys and is willing to help anyone who asks. The one thing that amazes me is that he always remembers my name and my state even though we meet only periodically. He teaches courses in elder law nationally and is truly one of the experts in the field."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim Crawford is one of the foremost authorities in the country on elder law. He is a zealous advocate for the interests of his clients and compassionate to the families who utilize his services. He has also generously given of his time and talent to enhance the community of elder law attorneys nationwide. Any potential client would be fortunate to have him as their attorney."
Elder law Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Tim Crawford for over 18 years. From the first day I met him at a national meeting up to today, he has been a thought leader and resource to me. I seek his advice and value his questions. Tim also is very pragmatic in his approach. I endorse this lawyer. I"
Elder law Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Tim for over 10 years from our professional organization National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is extremely knowledgable in his field and a leader in our profession."
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Racine Elder law Lawyer Timothy P. Crawford
Timothy P. Crawford
Elder law Attorney
Racine, WI
Licensed for 51 years
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