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Alan L Hougum

Estate planning Attorney at Wausau, WI

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 24 years
    Minnesota - MN 22 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1999
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2002
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

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Alan grew up in Edgar, Wisconsin.  He attended undergraduate school in Madison, Wisconsin, and worked as a forklift driver and a textbook salesman in Texas between semesters to pay for school.  After graduating cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School, Alan returned to the Wausau area and set up practice in the areas of Estate Planning and Business Law.  Alan has been practicing law in the Wausau area for over fifteen years. 


Alan currently resides in Wausau with his wife and two young children.  He is passionate about educating the community and assisting families in protecting their legacies.

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Hougum Law Firm, LLC
305 S 18th Ave
Wausau, WI, 54401-4208

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Posted by Bonnie | May 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
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Alan is a professional person. He was great at handling our estate planning. He is good at explaining everything every step of the way. He is always just a phone call away to answer any and all questions or concerns a person may have. He also has a great staff that is always ready to help.
Posted by Meeg | December 29, 2015
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Hard-working and Thorough
Alan specializes in estate and elder law, and he's committed to creating trusts with provisions that reflect what his clients want and need, while making sure that the trust does its job in protecting client assets within the law. His follow through is excellent in getting those assets titled correctly. He went the extra mile by directly talking to an annuity company so that the annuity was protected inside the trust. He also considered our trust provision requests carefully and did research and made suggestions for getting what we wanted how we wanted it with additional features we hadn't originally considered. Thanks, Alan, for all you've done and continue to do!
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Posted by Marvin and Cheryl | December 27, 2015
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Trust and Exceeds Expectations!
From our very first contact with Attorney Alan L. Hougum, we have been impressed with his level of professionalism, and ability to connect with our needs. Mr. Hougum and his office staff strive to make us always feel comfortable, and well taken care of during our visits. We know our interests and desires are in the best of hands. Mr. Hougum actively listens to us, and demonstrates care and concern for what we need. While meetings are of a serious nature, he ensures we also have laughter and a sense of warmth. We trust Attorney Alan L. Hougum completely.
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Posted by Patti | December 23, 2015
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Allan, did an excellent job setting up my estate plan! He knew exactly what would be beneficial to me and all of the steps necessary to have the correct legal documents! He is courteous and personable and always answered all of my questions thoroughly! I was never rushed in my time with him. Not being familiar with the law, he made it more user friendly and understandable. His staff is also very helpful and courteous! I've appreciated their help as well. It is an excellent law firm and I am thankful to be a client! Thanks to Allan and his staff for everything!
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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Hougum Law Firm, LLC
  • 2013 - Present


  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995


  • Lawyers with Purpose
  • Founding Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member: Business Law Section; Taxation Section
  • 1999 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Marathon County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • State Board of Wisconsin
  • Board of Governors Young Lawyers Division
  • 2006 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Restorative Justice Program Website
  • Board of Governors State Bar of Wisconsin
  • 2009


  • Book
  • Protect Your IRA
  • 2017
  • Senior Review
  • Who Pays the Bills If I'm Not Around?
  • 2015
  • Senior Review
  • Using a Revocable Trust
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning 101 & Medicaid Myths
  • Estate Planning & Elder Law
  • 2016
  • Will my final wishes be followed?
  • Power of Attorney
  • 2015

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Estate planning Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
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Business Attorney | Nov 12
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Wausau Estate planning Lawyer Alan L Hougum
Alan L Hougum
Estate planning Attorney
Wausau, WI
Licensed for 24 years
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