I meet with clients to help them understand options and solutions for their concerns with Medicaid, nursing home costs, planning, in-home care, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, plans to provide for children with disabilities, guardianship, probate, estate administration, and LLCs. I find it very helpful to assist people to put their legal questions and possible solutions in plain English. The time investment makes conversation and solution decisions easier for clients when they have a foundation of understand.

The best evaluation of my work is the “exhale” moment a client has when he, she, or they give the sigh of relief because they know a concern carried for an extended time is resolved.

I recently worked with several parents who previously could not find or understand what was necessary to provide support for their adult, disabled child who is receiving gov’t support programs after the parents’ passing without jeopardizing their Medicaid/SSI. Through meetings and information exchanged, I helped the parents with answers and options which they actually understood. I relieved the parents’ concerns of their child’s care after they can no longer provide care themselves.

I am licensed to practice in the State Courts of Indiana and the U.S. Federal District Courts in the Indiana Northern District.

We met with other attorneys. They all talked over our heads. We did not understand, so we did not act. Here, I felt like I was listened to, heard, and we were given a solution we understood and that took care of our daughter.

Karen – mother of a child with special needs

When I could not get a straight answer from anyone – all I got was the run-around. Here, I found answers and a person who cared to listen to my problem, then helped me understand the solution. I was so happy!

Evelyn – widow who struggled with the legal and logistic issues after her husband’s passing.

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA)
  • Lake County Bar Association (LCBA)
  • ISBA’s Probate, Trust & Real Property, Elder Law, and Agricultural Law Sections
  • LCBA’s Probate Section
  • National Association Elder Law Attorneys
  • Elder Law Answers
  • Wealth Counsel

Areas of Experience

Bar Admissions

    • Indiana
    • U.S. Federal District Court, Indiana Northern District

    Education

      • Valparaiso University School of Law J.D.
      • Purdue University, School of Liberal Arts, B.A.
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