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Jeffery J. Drach

Estate planning Attorney at Wausau, WI

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 49 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1975
    Status
    Good Standing Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2020

About Jeffery

Learn Jeffery’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    50%
    Modern life requires new solutions in estate planning due to the fact that long-term care costs are the biggest threat to family savings and income. Our estate planning is designed to protect our clients income and savings.

    40 years

  2. Elder law
    25%
    We represent clients and families by advocating for their Nursing Home benefits available through the VA and Medicaid.

    40 years

  3. Trusts
    25%
    A wide variety of trusts can be designed to protect vulnerable loved ones, frail seniors, surviving spouses, and provide creditor/divorce protection.

    40 years

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My practice focuses on elder law, estate planning, and probate. I am a certified elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF).  I am a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and previously served as president of the Wisconsin Chapter of NAELA and now serve as a board member.  I am  a member of the Board of Directors of the Elder Section of the Wisconsin State Bar Association and currently serving as recording secretary.   I am accredited by the Veterans Administration to counsel veteran clients (and their widows and spouses) about veterans benefits, particularly the pension benefit with aid & attendance.   

 

My wife, Dawn, and I have three sons and enjoy spending time with our grandchildren. I was raised in a small farm town, where I spent most of my childhood in the country.  I love to hunt and fish and enjoy planning our families annual fishing trip to Canada.  I am a life long equestrienne and own a thoroughbred named "Tucker".  I enjoy camping and hunting for elk each year with my boys and I can't pass up a good fish fry or pizza.

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Location

Drach Elder Law Center

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Posted by Ted | January 27, 2015
Trust administration
Assisted me with the administration of several trusts which included the dispersal and liquidation of personal property and commercial real estate. Jeff was very easy to communicate with and always kept me informed. The documentation he provided put my mind at ease. I will be using his firm in the future.

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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2020.

Public Reprimand issued in WI, 2020
updated on 02/12/2021

Reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Public Reprimand issued in WI, 2002
updated on 04/23/2013

Reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Work Experience

  • Owner & Attorney
  • Drach Law Firm
  • 1988 - Present

Education

  • U Of Wisconsin - Madison
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975

Associations

  • Elder Law Section Board of Directors
  • Secretary
  • 2007 - Present
  • WiNAELA Board of Directors
  • Secretary
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Elder Law Section
  • Board of Directors
  • 2000 - Present
  • Wausau Chamber of Commerce
  • Region Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Marathon County Bar Association
  • Attorney
  • 1975 - Present
  • US Supreme Court
  • Attorney
  • 1975 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Wisconsin Chapter)
  • President
  • 2000 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • 2013 Best Law Firms Award
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Accredited Attorney
  • Veterans Administration
  • 2008
  • President of Wisconsin Chapter
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • N/A
  • CELA
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • N/A
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Publications

  • The Elder Law Perspective
  • We Get What We Deserve
  • 2014
  • ELS Minutes
  • ELS Minutes
  • 2014
  • Board Meeting
  • ELS 2014 Board Meeting
  • 2014
  • Minutes
  • ELS March 2013 Board Meeting
  • 2013
  • Minutes
  • WiNAELA March 2013 Board Meeting
  • 2013
  • DLF Elder Law Perspective
  • The Super (?) Committee Fails, but it's OK!
  • 2012
  • DLF Elder Law Perspective
  • A Plan Run Amuck: The Hedlund Case
  • 2012
  • DLF Elder Law Perspective
  • Medicaid & Burial Funds
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Medicaid Seminar
  • Medicaid Seminar
  • 2020
  • Medicaid Seminar
  • Medicaid Seminar
  • 2019
  • Seminar
  • Medicaid Seminar
  • 2018
  • Medicaid Seminar
  • Medicaid Semiar
  • 2017
  • Medicaid Seminar
  • Medicaid Semiar
  • 2016
  • Medicaid Seminar
  • Medicaid Semiar
  • 2015
  • VA Benefits Seminar
  • Veteran's Benefits
  • 2014
  • Senior Living Expo
  • Medicaid
  • 2014
  • Medicaid Seminar
  • Medicaid
  • 2014
  • Thrivent Client Presentation
  • Medicaid Planning
  • 2013
  • Medical Advocacy Seminar
  • Medical Advocacy
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Elder law Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jeff is one of the most thoughtful, gracious, and understanding lawyers you will ever encounter. Jeff will bring innovative, state-of-the-art Elder Law and Estate Planning services to individuals and families. Clients are the center of focus for his firm. Jeff will show you how to plan for critical life transitions so clients will be able to protect their health, their assets, and their businesses. I have known Jeff for over 10 years through both state and national organizations. Jeff is knowledgeable and caring, while very generous with his time in helping others"
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff Drach is an excellent estate planning attorney. His patience and knowledge of the law are both exceptional and vast. I recommend him with enthusiasm to anyone in the Wausau area seeking estate planning."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is an incredibly knowledgeable and thoughtful attorney. I would highly recommend his services to anyone needing estate planning, elder law, or long-term care planning assistance."
Elder law Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff zealously protects his clients and their interests with his keen intellect and the highest degree of compassion. I recommend Jeff without hesitation."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer.Jeff Drach is very knowledgeable as an elde law atorney. He spends countless hours learning new ideas that he can use to help his clients. He is fair and honest."
Probate Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff Drach is bright, compassionate, dedicated and ethical. Jeff is also a State leader in Elder Law. I have seen him speak many times and have worked on cases with him. He is current chair of Wi Naela Chapter. He always listens to all sides and is considerate. I have referred cases to him. He is a Certified Elder Law Attorney. Robert Anderson CELA"
Elder law Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff Drach is an experienced, capable, effective, and friendly attorney. I have worked with him on many projects through the State Bar of Wisconsin and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. I have no hesitancy in referring matters to him and I know he will provide excellent client service."
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