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Estate Planning Practice Group, Chair


Gini is an attorney at Murphy Desmond S.C. where her practice emphasizes estate planning and probate, guardianship, business, and environmental and real estate matters. Attorney Hendrickson has devoted her time and experience assisting charitable organizations in Wisconsin and Australia with charitable gifting and estate settlement. She works with nonprofits and individuals interested in creating 501(c)(3) organizations.  She also handles municipal work in the Madison area.  Gini assists entrepreneurs and participates in local groups of creative, inspiring, and enthusiastic business start up thinkers.  


Ms. Hendrickson began her legal career in Wisconsin’s Fox Valley area working with clients on estate planning and probate, business, and real estate where she was very active in the community serving on nonprofit organization boards and committees. She was also a frequent speaker in the community on the importance of estate planning, business succession planning, and end of life planning. Gini works with clients in Appleton, Madison, and Janesville.


Gini participates as a volunteer attorney for the Wills for Heroes program in Wisconsin assisting emergency personnel with their estate planning. The program began after the 9/11 tragedy which is near and dear to Gini as she was in living and working in NYC at the time.  She also gives her time to the American Family Children's Hospital, CATCH Events Committee in Madison, Wisconsin and A Fund for Women - Madison Community Foundation, Advisory Board.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 30%
    14 years
  2. Probate: 30%
    14 years
  3. Real Estate: 20%
    14 years
  4. Business: 20%
    14 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

2 total 

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  • Raluca Vais Ottosen

    Gini is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about her field. She is wonderful with clients and a pleasure to work with as a colleague. I wholeheartedly recommend her.


    Raluca Ottosen Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Erin A. West

    Gini is a compassionate and knowledgeable attorney. She listens to her client's desires, and assists them in crafting an estate plan to fulfill their goals. I endorse Gini.


    Erin West Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Murphy Desmond Sc

33 E Main St Ste 500
Po Box 2038
Madison, WI, 53703-2287


WIGood Standing200203/25/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Adjunct Professor AwardFox Valley Technical College2008
Scholarship AwardWisconsin Women in Government1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMurphy Desmond, S.C.2013 - Present
Queensland ConsultantThe Salvation Army Australia2009 - 2012
Planned GivingRawhide2007 - 2009
AttorneyFox Cities Law Firms2002 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Wisconsin Planned Giving CouncilMember2014 - Present
Dane County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law SectionMember2013 - Present
Madison Estate CouncilMember2013 - Present
Madison Benefits CouncilMember2013 - Present
Forum for Women Estate CounselorsMember2013 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember2002 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Madison MagazineMadison-area services help seniors live the good life2015
Madison Magazine 2013Protecting Digital Assets & A Word on Taxes2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pace University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of Wisconsin, OshkoshPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
University of Wisconsin, OshkoshEnvironmental StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Grantor Trusts from A to ZGrantor Trusts from A to Z2015