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Attorney Wayne Wilson is an Estate Planning Law Specialist and Accredited Estate Planner as certified by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils and accredited by the American Bar Association.  Attorney Wilson is a founding member and past chairman of the Wisconsin Council of Estate Planning Attorneys.  He is a Fellow and past President of EPICOR (Estate Planning Institute of Collaborative Resources, Member and past President of the Madison Estate Council, and an active member of WealthCounsel, LLC and ElderCounsel, LLC.  He maintains his professional membership  in the Elder Law and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections of the STate Bar of Wisconsin. 

Attorney Wilson is licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin, having been admitted to the Bar in 1973.  He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeal, 7th and 8th Circuits, and the United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin.  A 1970 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wayne earned a BA degree in Political Science, followed by a JD degree at University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1973.  Attorney Wilson is a frequent lecturer to various professional organizations concerning issues of Wealth Strategy counseling, with a special focus on programs designed for the professional advisor.  He is the co-author of Generations: Planning Your Legacy (1999), Your Life, Your Legacy: The Fundamentals of Estate Planning (2003 First, 2005 Second, and 2009 Third Editions), Your Life, Your Legacy II: Protecting Those You Love (2013), as well as numerous articles on various estate planning issues.





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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 70%
    42 years, 1.6 thousand cases
  2. Business: 15%
    42 years, 2 thousand cases
  3. Medicaid & Medicare: 15%
    21 years, 1 thousand cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Chris J. Mares

    Wayne is a and trusted advisor. I have known and worked with Wayne since 1997. In addition to his extensive knowledge and experience Wayne is able to explain complex issue in understandable terms.


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Contact info

7633 Ganser Way # 100
Madison, WI, 53719-2092


WIGood Standing197303/16/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Estate Planning Law SpecialistNational Association of Estate Planning Council2014
Accredited Estate PlannerNational Association of Estate Planning Council2014
Executive RegisterIn Business Magazine2013
Accredited AttorneyVeteran's Administration2012
Executive RegisterIn Business Magazine2012
Star of Madison--Finalist Law FirmsMadison Newspapers2012
Executive RegisterIn Business Magazine2011
Star of Madison--Finalist Law FirmMadison Newspapers2011
Executive RegisterIn Business Magazine2010
Executive RegisterIn Business Magazine2009
Professional HighlightWealth Management Magazine2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding Attorney OwnerWilson Law Group, LLC1998 - Present
Partner/AttorneyWyngarrd & Wilson1978 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Madison Better Business BureauMember2013 - Present
ElderCounsel, LLCCharter Member2008 - Present
Alheizmer and Dementia AllianceFinancial and Legal Board Member2007 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember2006 - Present
Advisors ForumCharter Member2006 - Present
WealthCounsel, LLCMember2005 - Present
Estate Planning Institute of Collaborative ResourcesMember2000 - Present
Madison Estate CouncilMember2000 - Present
State Bar of Wisconsin, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember1989 - Present
Academy of Veterans PlannersMember2012 - 2013
Estate Planning Institute of Collaborative ResourcesPresident2011 - 2012
Madison Estate CouncilPresident2010 - 2012
Estate Planning Institute of Collaborative ResourcesPresident2002 - 2003
Publication nameTitleDate
Legacy Educational Publishing, LLCYour Life, Your Legacy II2013
Lifestyles MagazineReturn of the Death Tax2011
Wisconsin State JournalPlanning an Estate: Wills or Trusts2010
Wisconsin State JournalShould I have a Health Care POA2010
Wisconsin State Journal9 Steps for Successful Exit Planning2010
Capital Region Business JournalThe Buy Sell Agreement2009
Publishers Express, LLCYour Life, Your Legacy--Book2009
Wisconsin State JournalNew Medicaid Eligibility Rules Part I2008
Wisconsin State JournalNew Medicaid Eligibilty Rules Part II2008
Wisconsin State JournalNew Medicaid Eligibility Rules Part III2008
Quantum Press publicationGenerations: Fundamentals of Estate Planning--Book1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National Estate Planning CouncilAccredited Estate PlannerN/A2014
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
University of WisconsinPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Regional ConferenceProper use of Beneficiary Designations2015
Quarterly Forum for Financial AdvisorsNew Wisconsin Estate Recovery Rules2015
Continuing Education SeminarWisconsin's New Estate Recovery Rules2015
RWay Member ProgramTrustee Responsibilites2014
Farm PlanningEstate Planning for Farmers2014
Edward Jones Regional ConferenceOpportunities in Advanced Estate Planning2014
Business Succession Planning for FarmersAdvanced Farm Planning2014
Member ProgramEstate Planning2013
Alzheimers WorkshopEstate Planning for Special Circumstances2013
CE Program for Professional AdvisorsOpportunities in Estate Planning2012
CE Credit--Annual ConferenceEstate Planning Opportunities for Advisors2012
CE Credit Wilson Law Group Professional Advisors SeriesThe Inheritor's Trust & Gift Trusts2012
Alzheimers Association WorkshopLegal Financial Planning2012
Alzheimers Annual ProgramMedicaid Planning2012
NAIFA CE ProgramPlanning for Long Term Care & Medicaid2011
Senior WorkshopPlanning for Long Term Care for Alzheimers' Patients2010
NAIFA CE ProgramPlanning Under the New Tax Law2010
Legal/Financial SeminarLegal/Financial Issues re Alzheimers2010
DMB Bank Farmers SeminarEstate Planning for Farmerr2010
Radio ProgramUtilizing Trusts to Build Wealth2009
Future Lifestyles ProgramEstate Planning2009
Radio Interview w/Joan & JodieBusiness Succession Planning2008
CE Program for professionalsIRAs2008
CPE Program for Professional AdvisorsCharitable Giving2007
RWay ProgramAdvanced Trustee Program2006
Practice With PurposeCoaching for Attorneys Part 12006
Practice with PurposeCoaching for Attorneys Part 22006
Edward Jones CE ProgramEstate Planning Opportunties for Professionals2006