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Jill Marie Sauber

Elder law Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

4.0   7 reviews

also known as Jill Sauber, Jill M. Sauber


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About Jill

Learn Jill’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    25%
    Asset protection, Medical Assistance planning or application and spend down, Veterans Benefits, Medicare coverage, long-term care and life-care planning.

    10 years

  2. Probate
    25%
    Basic to complex probate matters (contested or litigation issues, real estate, out-of-state matters, Medical Assistance estate recovery, etc.)

    10 years

  3. Estate planning
    20%
    All aspects of estate planning including complex tax planning, trusts, small or closely-held business succession, farm succession, cabin properties, etc.

    10 years

  4. Litigation
    10%
    Litigation related to estate and trust issues (i.e., contested wills or trusts, breaches by fiduciaries, financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult, etc.) and mortuary law/funeral matters.

    7 years

  5. Trusts
    10%
    Trusts including Special and Supplemental Needs Trusts, AB/Martial or Disclaimer Trusts for tax planning, and all other Trusts.

    10 years

  6. Wills and living wills
    5%
    Wills and Living Wills (also called Health Care Directives or Advanced Directives or Health Care Powers of Attorney) are all part of estate planning and are discussed as part of a long-term care plan (elder law).

    10 years

  7. Guardianship
    1%

    7 years

  8. Lawsuits and disputes
    1%

    7 years

  9. Mediation
    1%

    4 years

  10. Medicaid and medicare
    1%

    10 years

  11. Power of attorney
    1%

    10 years

I am Certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF).


I love what I do!  I practice in the areas of elder law, probate, trusts (special needs and supplemental needs trusts), and estate planning.  I am licensed to practice in the State of Minnesota and admitted to the Federal Bar.  I am also licensed as a mortician in Minnesota, and I do consulting work in mortuary law.

Elder Law consists of a variety of matters, including:

  • Incapacity planning
  • Long-term care planning 
  • Guardianship and conservatorship 
  • Health care planning and declarations 
  • Housing options
  • Veterans benefits
  • Medicare, Medical Assistance, Social Security and other public benefits
  • Health care issues 
  • Tax and pension planning 
  • Probate administration 
  • Trusts 
  • Wills and estate planning, specifically durable powers of attorney

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Licensed for 9 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2013
Updated 10/28/2022

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

Contact Jill

Sauber Legal Services LLC
7760 France Avenue South
Suite 250, Minnesota Center
Minneapolis, MN, 55435

Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
Posted by Michael | March 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
Jill was wonderful to meet with and put our mind at ease concerning our estate planning needs. She was professional, has a deep knowledge of the area, and cares about individual needs and circumstances.
Posted by Allison | April 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
I had a very tricky situation with my ailing father and Jill helped the two of us find options for him and make sure he had finances in place for the care he needed. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough!
Posted by Jacilyn | April 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Wills and Trust
My husband and I contacted Jill to draft our wills and setup a trust for our children. We wanted to get it done before heading out of the country on vacation because you just never know. Even with the time crunch we gave her, Jill was very easy to work with and explained everything clearly and was always willing to answer our questions. We’ll look to her in the future for any other estate planning needs we may have.
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Posted by Steve | October 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Probate dispute
I hired Jill Sauber to represent my sister and I in a complex probate dispute involving a trust and services for a dying woman. Her counsel was expert, humane, kept the needs of the vulnerable adult foremost and led to an excellent resolution.
Posted by Kari | March 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Jill knows how to handle a divorced mom's will!
I met Jill shortly after my divorce. She was so helpful and knowledgeable on how to handle the questions and "what ifs" of a new single mom. After our first meeting I felt so at ease with her as if we were old friends
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Needed cemetery legal info and funeral home info
Jill was recommended by my funeral home. But when it came to actually hiring her she begged off with an unusual response of saying several times 'I don't understand what you're asking' and 'I think we have a personality difference'. It was a basic question and legal issue, that she said to call her back for when Probate had concluded. But when I called back as she requested, she then dropped the ball. Disappointed in her lack of interest and inability to explain why she would not take my case, after she said she would.
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Response from Jill Sauber June 13, 2020
I never represented this individual nor was there ever any promise of legal representation or legal advice given. I chose not to work with this person (for personality reasons) after a short phone consult — which was clearly explained to them. They said they appreciated my honesty on the phone, but then posted this review shortly thereafter. This review illustrates why I chose not to work with this individual.
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Posted by L M | April 21, 2020
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I DO NOT RECOMMEND
I do not recommend Jill Sauber. I found her to be unprofessional and insensitive. She collected my money but did not resolve my claim. Her communication was poor and she has left many questions unanswered. I am now in a position of having to start my claim all over with a new attorney. Months of time and thousands of dollars invested with Jill Sauber for nothing.
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Response from Jill Sauber April 22, 2020
L M, I am sorry you feel so dissatisfied. I love what I do, and I take my practice and my client matters very seriously. Although I prefer to discuss any client concerns as they arise, offline, and during the representation, I appreciate your review and value your feedback. I completely disagree with any notion that you received no value for any time or funds spent during representation. It is my customary practice to have a frank discussion about fees and the scope of work with clients at the onset of representation, and I request signed engagement letters/retainer agreements. This ensures that everyone is clear about potential costs and expectations. In any relationship (professional or otherwise), communication is key. The relationship between an attorney and client is no different. Honest and timely communication -- going both ways -- is necessary to work together. I wish you the best of luck and strongly encourage you to reach out to alternate legal counsel to pursue any potential claims or to resolve your matter. Stay well during the pandemic.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor - Estate Planning & Administration
  • University Of St. Thomas School Of Law
  • 2021 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Sauber Legal Services LLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Chestnut Cambronne PA
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Maser Amundson Boggio & Hendricks PA
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Tenth District Public Defenders Office
  • 2012 - 2014
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Education

  • University of St. Thomas School of Law - Minneapolis
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007

Associations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Minnesota chapter)
  • Co-Chair Litigation Committee
  • 2022 - Present
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • NAELA Foundation
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2022 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Senior Lawyers Division
  • Member, Chair/Co-Chair/Vice-Chair of several committees
  • 2020 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Minnesota chapter)
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (ABF)
  • Fellow
  • 2019 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Elder Law Governing Council Member, Treasurer, June 2017-present
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Senior Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MAC-V)
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Minnesota chapter)
  • Chapter President 2021-2022
  • 2021 - 2022
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Minnesota chapter)
  • Board Member at Large, Co-Chair of the Finance Committee
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Elder Law Section, New Lawyer Committee
  • Chair
  • 2017 - 2018
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Minnesota chapter)
  • Founding Member, Steering Commitee
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Elder Law Section, Pro Bono Committee
  • Chair
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Elder Law Section, New Lawyer Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2018
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Minnesota Elder Justice Center (formerly Vulnerable Adult Justice Project)
  • Stakeholder
  • 2012 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
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Speaking Engagements

  • American Bar Association, Senior Lawyers Division
  • Nursing Home Costs and Contracts: The Continuum of Care
  • 2021
  • Preplanning Steps for Senior Care
  • Long-Term Care Planning
  • 2018
  • The Ultimate Guide to Probate
  • Medicaid Estate Recovery Rules, Remedies and Appeals
  • 2018
  • Various
  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Medical Assistance
  • 2016
  • Regular Presentations
  • Essential Estate Planning Documents
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (19)
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Elder law Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jill is one of those amazing professionals who thrives amidst conflict and constantly seeks to challenge herself. I highly recommend Jill for contested elder law/probate issues that require litigation. Jill is a zealous advocate with a background that is uniquely qualified in the Elder Law practice area. I highly recommend Jill."
Probate Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Jill in the past, and I highly recommend her. I frequently refer clients to her for complicated or contested probate matters or litigation. Jill is smart, persistent, and a tenacious advocate for her clients. She is also compassionate and her funeral director background makes her uniquely skilled at understanding what her clients are going through."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jill is incredibly passionate about her practice and lives to serve her clients. The results that her clients experience reflect that passion."
Elder law Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jill is a top notch lawyer for estate planning, elder law (including Veteran's Affairs), and probate. She is bright, hard working, knowledgable and relatable. You are in good hands with Jill on your side."
Estate planning Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jill has been great to work with for my Arizona clients with Minnesota assets, and vice versa."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jill is a compassionate and capable legal advocate. We have worked together on a number of matters, and she was reasonable, diligent, and very committed to getting the best results for her clients."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jill has a keen mind and a strong work ethic. She is passionate about elder law!"
Elder law Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer.Ms. Sauber and I worked together on the Wills for Heroes project involving drafter wills for first responders (police..fire..etc). I am a lawyer and judge. She has a good desk side manner, makes the client feel confortable and explains the whole procedure very well. She knows the subject matter well"
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