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Joseph McCleer

Elder law Attorney at Oshkosh, WI

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  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 12 years
    Arizona - AZ 14 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2011
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2009
    Inactive No misconduct found

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About Joseph

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    Protect your most treasured assets from being lost to nursing home and other long-term care costs. Special planning available for wartime veterans and their surviving spouses.

    9 years

  2. Estate planning
    Create a will or a revocable living trust to keep control of your assets in your hands and to best serve the next generation

    9 years

  3. Medicaid and medicare
    Create a long-term care plan that conforms with the rules of Medicaid to make sure you get the care you need when you need it.

    9 years

  4. Power of attorney
    Make sure that your loved ones have the legal authority to assist you if you ever become disabled or incapacitated for any length of time.

    9 years

  5. Trusts
    Make sure your family avoids the extra time and costs of probate after you pass with a revocable living trust.

    9 years

  6. Wills and living wills
    Draft a will to ensure that your minor children are cared for by the people you choose and that your estate passes to who you want to receive it in the manner you want it to be received.

    9 years

  7. Agriculture
    Create and estate plan that protects your farm from long-term care costs and sets it up in the best way to ensure its success in the next generation.

    9 years

Attorney Joe McCleer founded McCleer Law Office, LLC in Oshkosh in 2018 to address an immense need within the Oshkosh community. While long-term care costs in the Oshkosh area are the third-highest in the entire state, with the average cost of a private nursing home room topping $9,500 per month, very few attorneys in Oshkosh specialize in Elder Law or even practice it to any extent.

Joe practices exclusively in the areas of Elder Law and Estate Planning. He offers assistance and support to persons of every age and walk of life; whether you are young parents looking to ensure the well-being of your children if you were to pass unexpectedly, or empty-nesters now looking to ensure that your family will avoid probate after you pass, or retirees beginning to concern yourselves with the possibility of taking on immense long-term care costs.

Joe is a member of both ElderCounsel, the premier nationwide member services support organization focusing on Elder Law and Special Needs, and the Wisconsin Council of Estate Planning Attorneys. Prior to beginning his practice in Elder Law and Estate Planning, Joe practiced as a Child Welfare attorney in Milwaukee and as a public prosecutor in Tucson, Arizona.


McCleer Law Office, LLC
128 State St.
Oshkosh, WI, 54901

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  • Free Consultation 90 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Hooper Law Office
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Deputy County Attorney
  • Pima County Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2011


  • University of Arizona
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Michigan State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003


  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Wisconsin Council of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • ElderCounsel
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English


Speaking Engagements

  • Wisconsin Farm Technology Days
  • Saving the Family Farm from Long-term Care Costs
  • 2016
  • Time of Your Life: Senior Expo
  • Estate Planning
  • 2016
  • CE Seminar: Farm Succession Planning
  • Farm Succession Planning
  • 2016
  • 18th Annual Elder Law Workshop
  • Case Law, Statutory and Administrative Update
  • 2016
  • WFRV Local 5 Live
  • Family Farm Planning
  • 2015
  • Legal Issues of the Aging
  • Case Law/Fair Hearing Decisions Update
  • 2015
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Oshkosh Elder law Lawyer Joseph McCleer
Joseph McCleer
Elder law Attorney
Oshkosh, WI
Licensed for 14 years
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