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Kelly Scott Davis

Elder law Attorney at Cheyenne, WY

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also known as Kelly S. Davis

  • State Years
    Wyoming - WY 44 years
    Colorado - CO 34 years
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State WY
    Acquired 1979
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Kelly

Learn Kelly’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    20%
    Planning long-term care options, personal care agreements, effective durable powers of attorney for Medicaid and long-term care planning, advanced healthcare directives, end-of-life decision making, adult guardianships, Medicaid and disability planning, special needs trusts, Medicaid estate recovery.

    44 years

  2. Probate
    20%
    Probate, estate administrations, and summary/non-probate estate distributions.

    37 years

  3. Wills and living wills
    20%
    Simple and complex Wills, powers of attorney, probate avoidance

    37 years

  4. Estate planning
    15%
    Wills, estate administrations, non-testamentary asset transfers, trust administrations, probate avoidance.

    37 years

  5. Medicaid and medicare
    15%
    Medicaid eligibility planning, Medicaid crisis planning, Medicaid estate payback/recovery, Medicaid trusts, special needs trusts.

    32 years

  6. Power of attorney
    10%
    General Powers of Attorney, Health Care Advance Directives, Powers of Attorney suitable for Medicaid Planning

Mr. Davis is a respected elder law attorney with over thirty years experience dealing with the legal issues of the elderly, the disabled and their families. His practice focuses on Medicaid and estate planning. A frequent public speaker on the topics of Medicaid, special needs trusts, and estate planning, Mr. Davis has been invited to present programs for many organizations including the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the American Cancer Society, the Association of Retarded Citizens (ARC), the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA), the National Association of the Mentally Ill (NAMI), as well as other groups dealing with the senior and disabled communities. Mr. Davis’s recognized expertise makes him a sought after instructor for continuing education classes concerning Medicaid, special needs trusts and estate planning for lawyers, accountants, insurance agents, trust officers, nursing home administrators, and other professionals. Having drafted the only pooled special needs trusts operated in Wyoming, Mr. Davis served on the Board of Directors of the Wyoming Guardianship Corporation (WGC) and its pooled trust committee for eleven years. He is a former Deputy Insurance Commissioner for the State of Wyoming and is a member of the Trust Special Interest Group of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Wyoming State Bar Estate Planning, Elder Law, Trust and Probate Section where he servd as Chairman in 2018-2019. Mr. Davis served on the Wyoming Governor's Task Force on Elder and Vulnerable Adults in 2017 and was instrumental in the adoption of the Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA) in Wyoming.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Top Contributor 2018,2017,2015,2014,2013
Top Contributor
2018 2017 2015 + 2 ...

Location

Davis & Johnson Law Office, LLC
1807 Capitol Avenue
Suite 200
Cheyenne, WY, 82001

Reviews

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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 295-375 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Davis & Johnson Law Office, LLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Chairman
  • Wyoming State Bar - Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate & Trusts Section
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Committee Member
  • Governor's Task Force on Elder and Vulnerable Adults
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Board of Directors
  • Wyoming Guardianship Corporation
  • 2006 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Davis Elder Law Office
  • 1989 - 2020
  • Staff Attorney - Deputy Insurance Commissioner
  • Wyoming Insurance Department
  • 1979 - 1988
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Education

  • University of Wyoming College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • University of Oklahoma
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Associations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Pro Bono Service
  • Wyoming State Bar & Wyoming State Bar Foundation
  • 2005

Publications

  • The Coffee House - Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association - May Edition
  • The Uniform Power of Attorney Act - A New Toolbox for Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Wyoming Lawyer
  • Medicaid, From the Frying Pan Into the Fire
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's Summit
  • Addressing Exploitation and Abuse with the Uniform Power of Attorney Act
  • 2017
  • Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's Summit
  • Is My Estate Plan Up to Date?
  • 2017
  • Wyoming State Bar 2016 Annual Meeting
  • Protecting Your Client's Disabled Heir Using Pooled Special Needs Trusts
  • 2016
  • Alzheimer's Training Workshop for Professionals
  • Working with Diminished Capacity Individuals in Estate and Healthcare Planning
  • 2016
  • Alzheimer's Disease Workshop
  • Advanced Decisions and Planning for the Future
  • 2016
  • Wyoming Aging Conference
  • Planning for the Home Stretch
  • 2015
  • Medicaid and Elder Law in Wyoming
  • Medicaid Crisis Planning
  • 2014
  • Ewing T. Kerr American Inn of Court
  • Diminished Capacity and the Silver Tsunami
  • 2014
  • 2014 Wyoming Medical Society Annual Meeting
  • End of Life/POLST Panel
  • 2014
  • Wyoming State Bar Annual Meeting
  • Working with the Diminished Capacity Client
  • 2013
  • University of Wyoming Navigating the New Health Care Market Consumer Conference
  • Planning for the Home Stretch: End of Life Panel
  • 2013
  • Continuing Legal Education Presentation
  • Medicaid and Medicare Planning in Wyoming
  • 2008
  • Continuing Legal Education Presentation
  • Medicaid and Medicare Planning in Wyoming
  • 2007
  • Governor's Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities MEGA Conference
  • Planning for Persons with Disabilities Using the Special Needs Trust
  • 2005
  • Continuing Legal Education Presentation
  • Medicaid and Elder Law Issues in Wyoming
  • 2005
  • Continuing Legal Education Presentation
  • Planning with Special Needs Trusts in Wyoming
  • 2004
  • Wyoming State Bar Annual Meeting and Judicial Conference
  • Staying Out of Trouble in Elder Law
  • 2003
  • Continuing Legal Education Presentation
  • Understanding and Drafting Special Needs Trusts in Wyoming
  • 2003
  • Wyoming Alliance for the Mentally Ill 17th Annual Conference
  • Medicaid Planning for Persons with Disabilities and the Special Needs Trust
  • 2002
  • The ARC of Wyoming Annual Conference
  • Wills, Trusts and Other Financial Vehicles for the Disabled
  • 2002
  • Wyoming Brain Injury Conference
  • Legal Issues of Brain Injury Survivors and the Special Needs Trust
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (44)
Given (5)
Endorse Kelly
Elder law Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kelly is excellent to work with. Very knowledgeable and works hard both for clients and to keep his skills at the cutting edge."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Davis provides great, great service to his clients. His rates are more than fair. If you need a Power of Attorney, Living Will, Will, Trust, or any other type of estate planning done, including Medicaid planning, Mr. Davis is your man."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Davis has been doing this for years. He's thoughtful, skilled, and experienced."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Davis always provides good, sound advice, on AVVO. I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Davis is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Davis always provides good, sound advice, and is dedicated to doing so frequently on AVVO. I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Davis is an outstanding advocate with a superior legal mind. His recently published article on Elder Law, as well as his Avvo answers, demonstrate both his mastery of legal specialties as well as his sincere commitment to building a better world for us all. I endorse Kelly Davis without reservation. WM"
Probate Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Davis offers well-reasoned and useful analysis. His contributions to this forum are invaluable. I endorse him enthusiastically."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Davis is a highly skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced attorney. His answers are thoughtful and demonstrate his vast knowledge. I would not hesitate to contact him for assistance."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Kelly Scott Davis is a most zealous advocate for his clients with an admirable mastery of elder law. His ability to provide consistently excellent representation has earned him the respect of both his peers and the community he serves. I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelly is a strong advocate for his elder law clients - I endorse him."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Davis is a highly skilled, diligent and knowledgeable attorney who is well-known in the legal community for his outstanding professionalism. He was able to obtain satisfactory results even for clients whose cases were incredibly difficult by dedicating his time and effort to achieve the best results. I certainly endorse this lawyer and have no doubt he will be of great help to anyone seeking legal advice or representation within his main areas of practice."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Davis provides great advice to those in need. He takes time out of his day to answer questions on AVVO and point people in the right direction."
Elder law Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He was very helpful on a guardianship matter that I worked on, giving me insight on these cases in Cheyenne."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Davis is the best Elder Law attorney that I have had the pleasure to meet. Every conversation that I have had with him, has led to me gaining new insights into the practice of law."
Estate planning Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Davis is well qualified to serve people in the community. Give him a call if you are looking for an attorney."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kelly. 35 years of practicing law is extremely experienced especially where it is targeted to Elder law. His knowledge of both the law and procedure is excellent and evident in his pro bono contributions. Do yourself a favor if you or a family member are having an Elder law issue and schedule a consultation."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Other
"Kelly is clearly very skilled and experienced--it shows in his thoughtful responses."
Elder law Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
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