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Joseph M Markell

Estate planning Attorney at O'Fallon, MO

4.9   16 reviews

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About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    70%
    Comprehensive estate planning including wills, living wills, trusts, Medicaid planning, Veteran's Benefits, and Powers of Attorney.

    9 years, 300 cases

  2. Trusts
    20%
    Trust administration

    9 years, 255 cases

  3. Elder law
    10%

    9 years, 122 cases

Joseph Markell is the Principal of Markell Estate Planning & Elder Law. Markell Estate Planning & Elder Law is a preeminent Elder Law Firm located in Missouri. We understand that every client is unique and we give every client's issue the same level of dedication and attention that we would expect if we were in your position. Look around our website and contact us with any questions you may have. We look forward to representing you.

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Licensed for 8 years
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 01/01/2023

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

Contact Joseph

Joseph Markell
1001 Boardwalk Springs Place, Suite 111
O'Fallon, MO, 63368

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by John | December 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Helpful
I came in from out of town to do a power of attorney for my father. Joseph Markell took care of all of my needs in a timely and professional manner. I appreciate them for helping our family and highly recommend.
Posted by Deborah Fame | May 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic and knowledgable
Joe helped my parents to plan for their future, such as wills, Power of attorney, etc. When we left his office, we left with a peace of mind that we had all of the answers to our questions in a very timely manner! Thank you Joe, and Quinn!
Posted by Steven | June 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I hired Joe to do a full estate plan for me. He was very kind and thoughtful. His prices are very good especially compared to other estate planning and elder law attorneys I contacted. He is very time efficient as well. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Brandon | December 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great and Very Knowledgeable
Joe is very thorough and knowledgeable in his field. We were literally there with him for under 20 minutes and had all our questions and concerns answered. We got exactly what we needed.
Posted by Kevin | October 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Took the time to educate and explain my need for a Living Trust.
Joe provided a complete, detailed explanation of the documents he was preparing for our estate plan. The conversation was more than just the Trust documents. We spent time discussing the needs of our estate plan and the protection of assets. There was a lot that we had not considered that was brought out in the discussion and great time was taken to satisfy each of my concerns/questions. I trust the integrity of the firm and know Joe will be around for consultation in the coming years.
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Posted by Kathleen | October 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trusts
Mr. Markell is very professional. He took his time with us to make sure we knew that the decision we made, was the right one.
Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Friendly
Came to our house for all visits since I was homebound. He was very professional and friendly. He seemed in no rush to leave, and he would answer all the questions we had.
Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
set up a trust
We hired Joe to set up a midwest Special Needs Trust (MSNT) for a family member. He was very professional, able to communicate information well and always responded in a timely manner.
Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joseph Markell Review
Had several documents processed. One document had to be redone because of a typo, otherwise all went smoothly and in a timely manner.
Posted by Bruce | March 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Competent advise on complex issues
Mr. Markell guided us through some legal issues that were a little confusing to us. His explanations in language that we could understand helped us to make the best decisions for our situation. We thoroughly appreciate his knowledge and guidance in assisting us with our plans and arrangements.
Posted by Sue | September 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Durable Power of Attorney
Joe provided excellent, quick, and personal service for our family after we learned that my mother's 20-year-old Power of Attorney document was invalid. Due to my mother's failing health time was of the essence. Joe personally delivered the new document to her hospital room for her signature and he notarized it on the spot. She was hospitalized 40 miles or so from his office and he did all this on a Saturday. We so appreciate the extra effort Joe made for our family.
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Posted by Mark. | September 26, 2016
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Joseph Markell Review
We hired Joseph to help us with our Health Care and Springing Power of Attorneys, Last Wills and Testaments, and Trust. He was referred to us by our financial planner. He ended up being just the right person for the job and gave us the time we needed to fully understand all elements at a very reasonable price. Thanks Joseph!
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Posted by Charity | August 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Helpful
Mr. Markell was very thorough and well organized. He was polite and timely in his contact with us. We are very satisfied with his work.
Posted by Dave | July 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Complete Estate Plan
Joe reviewed our current estate situation and provided complete and concise recommendations. Used his services to create new wills, financial and medical powers of attorney and a family trust. We were very satisfied with his performance, attention to detail and personal concern for our best interests. Highly recommend using Joe for your estate planning and family trust needs.
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Posted by John | July 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very friendly and personable!
Joe assisted my family with estate planning. It is a relief to have a plan in place so my family has a plan if something were to happen to me and or my wife.
Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Search for missing will
Mark pointed me in the right direction about a possible (though unlikely) place to look for such a will.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.4 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Markell Estate Planning & Elder Law
  • 2014 - Present

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Hannibal-Lagrange University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2011

Associations

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • St. Louis County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Lawyers Association of St. Louis
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Federalist Society
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • First State Bank
  • Estate Planning Overview
  • 2016
  • Estate Planning
  • Trust Based Medicaid Planning
  • 2016
  • Estate Planning
  • Pre Need Medicaid Planning
  • 2016

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O'Fallon Estate planning Lawyer Joseph M Markell
Joseph M Markell
Estate planning Attorney
O'Fallon, MO
Licensed for 8 years
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