Skip to main content

Robert A. Ross

Estate planning Attorney at Sturgeon Bay, WI

5.0   2 reviews

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    75%
    Estate Planning, Charitable Planning, Estate Settlement, Retirement Plan Exit Strategies. We protect inheritances from loss.

    47 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Probate
    25%
    When your estate must be settled, we deliver thorough and complete asset disposition in a caring manner.

    47 years, 1,000 cases

RobertA. Ross received his Bachelor of Science degree from St. NorbertCollege and his Juris Doctor degree from Marquette University LawSchool.  He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court andis a board-certified Estate Planning Law Specialist.  He is acontributing author of Giving: Philanthropy for Everyone and Your Life, Your Legacy: Fundamentals of Effective Estate Planning.  Bob and his wife, Cindy, reside in Brussels and have six children and twelve grandchildren.

Photos and videos

Licensed for 46 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1976
Updated 09/08/2022

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

Contact Robert

Ross Estate Planning
218 North 14th Ave
PO Box 317
Sturgeon Bay, WI, 54235
Ross Estate Planning
926 Willard Dr
Suite 116
Green Bay, WI, 54304
Hide locations

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  2 customer reviews
5 Star
 
100%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Posted by Juanita | July 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trust Experience
I felt very comfortable at our meetings. All questions were answered. I appreciate being able to ask questions and receive answers after the trust documents were completed.
Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2009
True professional and trust adviser
Mr Ross is a true professional and a trusted adviser. He is able to take complex issues and explain them in very uderstandable terms.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Ross Estate Planning
  • 1987 - Present

Education

  • Marquette University Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • St Norbert College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1973

Associations

  • Catholic Diocese of Green Bay Foundation
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • St. Norbert College Gift Planning Advisory Council
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • e-planners
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • St Josephs Church
  • Endowment Advisor
  • 2006 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Association of Estate Planners and Councils
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Door County Memorial Hospital Ethics Committee
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Wisconsin Council of Estate Planners
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • St Josephs Church
  • Choir Director
  • 1991 - Present
  • Door County Sail and Power Squadron
  • Legal Officer
  • 1988 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • 1976 - Present
  • The Clearing
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Estate Plannning Institute of Collaborative Resources
  • Chairman
  • 1999 - 2010
  • State Bar of Wisconsin Board of Governors
  • Board of Governors
  • 1999 - 2002
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Accredited Estate Planner
  • Estate Law Specialist Board
  • 2008
  • Key Leader
  • Door County YMCA
  • 2004
  • Certified Estate Planning Law Specialist
  • Estate law Specialist Board
  • 2002
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • American Bar Association
  • 1982
View all awards

Publications

  • St. Norbert College
  • Six Biggest IRA Beneficiary Form Mistakes
  • 2010
  • Door County Land Trust
  • “Making a Bargain Sale of Land to the Door County Land Trust”
  • 2008
  • Your Life Your Legacy
  • Your Life Your legacy
  • 2005
  • Quantum Press publication
  • Giving Philanthropy For Everyone
  • 2003
View all publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • 2013
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts and Wills
  • 2013
  • Crossroads at Big Creek
  • Trustee Training
  • 2013
  • City of Sturgeon Bay
  • Wills and Trusts
  • 2013
  • 30th Annual Financial Planning Symposium
  • End of Life Documents
  • 2013
  • Expert Advisor
  • Wills For Heros
  • 2012
  • Charitable Planning Conference
  • Charitable Estate Planning
  • 2012
  • 2012 Annual Surveyors Institute
  • Estate Plan Pitfalls
  • 2012
  • 2012 Annual Surveyors Institute
  • Business Protection of Assets
  • 2012
  • Northeast Wisconsin Estate Plan Council
  • Charitable Planning Doing Well by Doing Good
  • 2011
  • National Association of Independent Financial Advisors
  • Estate Planning is not just for the Rich and Famous
  • 2011
  • Roth Conversions
  • Understanding Roth Conversions
  • 2010
  • Philanthropy for today
  • Unlocking Donor Motivation
  • 2010
  • National Association of Financial Advisors
  • IRA Stretch Trust
  • 2010
  • Marquette Alumni Roundtable
  • Retirement Plan Exit Strategy
  • 2010
  • Basic Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • 2010
  • 61st Annual Surveyors Institute
  • Business Succession Planning
  • 2010
  • 61st Annual Surveyors Institute
  • Estate planning is Not Just for The Rich and Famous
  • 2010
  • Wipfli
  • Retirement Plan Exit Strategy
  • 2009
  • What Do Trustees Do?
  • Successor Trustee Training
  • 2009
  • Estate Plan Council of NE Wisconsin
  • Business Succession Planning
  • 2009
  • Door County Senior Center
  • Wills, Health Care Powers, Trusts
  • 2009
  • Baylake Bank Private Banking
  • Retirement Plan Exit Strategy
  • 2009
  • Associated Trust Company
  • Retirement Plan Exit Strategy
  • 2009
  • State Farm Agents
  • Retirement Savings Tax Bomb
  • 2008
  • Estate Plan Council of NE Wisconsin
  • Charitable Planning
  • 2007
View all speaking engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (19)
Estate planning Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob Ross is a consummate estate planning attorney. Not only that, he is a great and generous person. I highly recommend him to any person looking for a knowledgeable, well-spoken, friendly and down-to-earth estate planning attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"My relationship with Bob Ross has unjustly enriched me in ways too many to set out here. Suffice it to say that there are too few lawyers in practice that warrant the high marks for practice excellence that Bob does. Bob's personal warmth and good humor accentuate his rare gift for counseling clients through some of the most difficult planning decisions they will ever make while offering the most creative of solutions, and he does it with an outward enthusiasm that is tempered with undeniable intelligence, wisdom, and integrity. I unreservedly endorse Bob and would highly recommend him to any of my clients or contacts."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Bob professionally for a number of years through a national study group of estate planning lawyers. Bob is a man of high integrity that puts other people first. He is knowledgeable, professional, and compassionate about serving the interest of his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse Bob Ross as an estate planning lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bob Ross is an excellent trust and estates attorney whom I have worked with and known for many years. He is an out of the box thinker, great with clients, extremely smart, and gets the job done. Larry is also responsive and easy to work with."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. Highest character and integrity."
Estate planning Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ross Estate Planning has helped my estate planning clients with transfers into trust for Wisconsin property. His office has always been prompt, attentive and professional. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Bob for over ten years as a founding member of EPICOR and have come to admire his legal skills and practicality in solving problems."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Other
"I have been in the business of estate planning and tax planning for well over 45 years. Here is the attorney who I would want to represent me and members of my family. Bob cares about people and cares about quality. Trust him with any matter, no matter how complex."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"i have known Bob Ross for many years and I endorse him wholeheartedly. Not only is he a very caring, open, honest, approachable person, he is an outstanding attorney. He approaches his work with his clients by listening to their concerns and then carefully hand crafting a state of the art plan that specifically meets their needs. He is a gem who is nationally recognized as a superb estate planning attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Other
"Bob brings an amazing amount of professional knowledge to the table as well as an advocacy for his clients that is truly outstanding. If I needed legal counsel for my clients in his area, he would be the "go to" person that I would endorse."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Bob is one of hte most knowledgeable, gracious, and understanding lawyers you will ever encounter. His entire practice has been designed to make the client feel comfortable while being the center of focus for the entire firm. If you have an estate planning issue, you can be assured Bob will find the solution for you. I have known Bob for the past 15 years through both state and national organizations, and I have personally seen and worked with his office and staff."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Bob for many years. He is one of the best estate planning lawyers in the state, and country. In addition, he is very thoughtful and caring. I have worked with him on cases, and recommended several people to him because I know he will do the best possible job."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"During the past 10 years, Bob and I have collaborated on several estate planning, and post-death administrative matters. My clients and I have found Bob to be extremely well qualified in all estate planning and administrative matters, and very easy to work with."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Bob's experience and dedication. Bob and I have worked together for years in national organizations including the Sunbridge Fellowship of Masters and the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys. Bob is knowledgeable and caring, while very generous with his time in helping others."
View more endorsements
Estate planning
Estate planning
Estate planning
Estate planning
Estate planning
Estate planning
Estate planning
Estate planning
Estate planning
Estate planning
Estate planning
Estate planning
Estate planning
Estate planning
Estate planning
Estate planning
Estate planning

Avvo Contributions

0 Legal Answers 8 Legal Guides
Sturgeon Bay Estate planning Lawyer Robert A. Ross
Robert A. Ross
Estate planning Attorney
Sturgeon Bay, WI
Licensed for 46 years
Free Consultation