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Attorney Peter Harbach is a partner at Hooper Law Office and the president of the Wisconsin Council of Estate Planning Attorneys.  Peter teaches nationally on elder law topics including Medicaid’s expanded estate recovery laws and Veteran Pension benefit planning. He is a member of Wealth Counsel, Elder Counsel, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the Wisconsin Council of Estate Planning Attorneys, the Wisconsin Elder Law Section, and is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Peter earned his undergraduate degree in Criminology and Law Studies from Marquette University as a St. Ignatius Academic Scholarship recipient.  After graduation, Peter worked in an accounting department which worked closely with and assisted the company's in-house counsel.  He then decided to return to school and attended Marquette University Law School.  He focused his course of study in estate planning and family law.



Peter is an avid baseball fan and attended Brewers’ playoff victories in 2008 and 2011.  His hobbies also include music, homebrewing, and Shorei Kempo karate


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    8 years, 300 cases
  2. Elder Law: 50%
    8 years, 200 cases



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    During the past 3 years, Peter and I have collaborated on several estate planning, and elder law matters. My clients and I have found Peter to be extremely well qualified in estate planning and elder law matters, and very easy to work with.


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Contact info

Hooper Law Office

2 Systems Dr
Appleton, WI, 54914-1656

926 Willard Drive
Green Bay, WI, 54304

3475 Omro Road
Oshkosh, WI, 54904



WIGood Standing200803/27/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best PresentationWisconsin Counsel of Estate Planning Attorneys2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHooper Law Office2010 - Present
AttorneyPetit & Dommershausen2009 - 2010
ClerkClerk for the Honorable Claire Fiorenza2007 - 2008
InternWisconsin Department Of Justice2007 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Fox Valley Veterans CouncilAssociate Member2014 - Present
Wisconsin Council of Estate Planning AttorneysPresident2014 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2013 - Present
Thompson Community CenterVolunteer Attorney2011 - Present
Department of Veterans AffairsAccredited Attorney2010 - Present
ElderCounselMember2010 - Present
WealthCounselMember2010 - Present
Fox Valley Young Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Winnebago County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Outagamie County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember2008 - Present
American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law SectionMember2007 - Present
Phi Alpha DeltaExecutive Committee2007 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Veteran Pension PlanningMore affordable long term care
In the Matter of DMKProtective environment and care
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Publication nameTitleDate
Your Life, Your LegacyEstate Planning for Younger Families2014
Your Life, Your LegacyProbate & Trust Settlement2012
Your Life, Your LegacyNursing Homes and Long Term Care2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolFocus in Estate Planning and TaxationJD - Juris Doctor2008
Marquette UniversityCriminology and Law StudiesBS - Bachelor of Science2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WFRV TV appearanceGifts and Taxation Planning2015
WFRV Morning ShowDisability Planning2015
Television appearance WFRVVeteran Pension Benefits2015
Spring MeetingClient Intake Process2015
National Symposium - San DiegoVeteran Pension Benefits Expert Panel2015
National Symposium - San DiegoExpanded Estate Recovery2015
National Conference - IowaVeteran Pension Benefits2015
Agent ConferenceVeteran Pension Benefits2015
State Farm Agent MeetingEstate and Long Term Care2014
New York Life Agent MeetingEstates, Medicaid, and Veteran Benefits2014
State Farm Annual ConferenceEstate Planning Update2013
Quarterly LuncheonEstate Planning for Families2013
Public Educational Seminar2013 Estate Tax Update2013
Monthly LuncheonEstate and Long Term Care Planning2013
LuncheonEstate Planning & Disability2013
long term care planningElder law2013
General Public SeminarPlanning for Long Term Care2013
Funeral Home EducationEstate Planning for the future2013
Wills vs. TrustsModern Estate Planning2012
Using Reverse Mortgages with Elderly ClientsReverse Mortgages2012
Insurance Continuing EducationProbate and Trust Settlement2012
Green Bay Elder Law SeminarMedicaid Planning2012
General PublicVA Benefit Planning2012
General Education SeminarEstate Planning2012
General Education SeminarEstate Planning2012
Fox Valley Financial Planners CETrust Settlement and Probate2012
Coordinating Veteran Benefits with MedicaidLong Term Care Planning2012
Appleton Elder Law SeminarMedicaid Planning2012
Appleton Education 2012Nursing Home Protection Planning2012
WTAQ 97.5VA Pension Benefits2011
Update SeminarProperty Ownership Effects2011
Spring MeetingVeteran Pension Planning2011
Quarterly EducationVeteran Pension Planning2011
Planning for Qualified AssetsRetirement Planning2011
Monthly MeetingVA Benefit Planning2011
Insurance providers CETrust Funding2011
Insurance Continuing EducationIntro to Heritage Planning2011
Client UpdateIntro to Social Security2011
Annual Ethics EducationEthical Case Studies2011
2011 Tax Law UpdateChanges to Tax Laws2011
Estate Planning in a NutshellEstate Planning2010
Educational UpdateRecent Developments in Estate Tax Law2010
Appleton Public EducationEstate Planning Basics2010