Wessels & Liebau LLC: Wisconsin Elder Law Attorney Carol Wessels and Attorney Jessica Liebau in Ozaukee, Milwaukee, Washington, Sheboygan, and Waukesha Counties.

We frequently serve clients in Mequon, Thiensville, Cedarburg, Grafton, Port Washington, Saukville, Milwaukee, Jackson, Slinger, West Bend, Sheboygan, Menomonee Falls, Brown Deer, Glendale, Bayside, Whitefish Bay, Shorewood, Wauwatosa, Brookfield, Waukesha, Pewaukee, and multiple other cities and counties upon request.

Recognized Excellence and Leadership

Attorneys Carol Wessels and Jessica Liebau  have been recognized for excellence and leadership in Elder Law and Estate Planning.

  • 2022 NAELA Fellow - Carol Wessels
  • 2018-2022 National Board of Directors - National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys - Carol
  • 2006 - 2022 Super Lawyer in Elder Law - Carol
  • 2019-2022  Super Lawyers "Rising Star" - Jessica
  • 2016 - 2022 America's Best Lawyers - Elder Law; and America's Best Law Firms
  • 2021 -  Best Lawyers ™ Milwaukee Lawyer of the Year - Elder Law - Jessica
  • 2019-2022  Best Lawyers ™  Elder law and Trusts & Estates  - Jessica
  • 2016 - Top 25 Women Attorneys in Wisconsin - Super Lawyers - Carol
  • 2015 - Top 25 Women Attorneys in Wisconsin - Super Lawyers - Carol
  • 2014 - Top 50 Attorneys in Wisconsin, Top 25 Women Attorneys in Wisconsin, Top 25 Attorneys in Milwaukee - Carol
  • 2014 Best Elder Law Attorney - Milwaukee - Best Lawyers ™  - Carol
  • 2014  Chapter Member of the Year- Wisconsin National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys - Carol ​
  • ​Wisconsin Law Foundation Fellow - Carol

News and Updates

May, 2023 Attorney Carol Wessels selected as NAELA Fellow

Carol was selected by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) as a 2022 NAELA Fellow. Election as a NAELA Fellow signifies that the lawyer is recognized by his or her peers as a model for others and is an exceptional lawyer and leader. The most significant component in the selection process is commitment and contributions to NAELA through committee participation, program engagement, and leadership. Full announcement is here.

July, 2022 Attorney Carol Wessels Accepted for Membership in the Special Needs Alliance.

Carol was accepted for membership in the Special Needs Alliance, a national organization of attorneys committed to the practice of disability and public benefits law. You can visit the SNA website here. 

May, 2022 Paralegal of the year! 
Our outstanding paralegal Sally Schley was recognized for her talent and hard work when she received the 2022 Wisconsin Paralegal of the Year award from the Wisconsin Paralegal Association. Congratulations Sally!

More News and Events ...

​Carol's mother Velma lived with Alzheimer's for 15 years.
Protecting the rights of people like Velma is more than just a professional goal, it's personal too.
Carol knows what families go through when a loved one suffers from this disease.
Please read here  for an article about Velma.
It's Personal​...             

Questions, concerns, difficult decisions. 
We are here to help.

​It's hard to think about what will happen if you or a loved one needs long term care. It's easier if you have help from someone who knows the ropes.

Our firm is here to help you. With over 40 years of combined experience, we're dedicated to making sure that you get the information you need and the representation you deserve.  Attorney Carol Wessels is an elder law attorney who has worked with seniors, their families, people with special needs, and other lawyers for over 30 years. Attorney Jessica Liebau is an elder law attorney with over 10 years of experience serving seniors and families planning for benefits.

Our clients have questions about long term care, Medicaid, Family Care, special needs trusts, elder care, Medicare and other benefits, guardianship,  and elder abuse. These can be incredibly complicated, stressful situations.

Our estate planning attorneys work with clients of all ages who have estate planning needs, and we represent trustees in administering trusts. We handle probate matters as well. 

Our priority is to answer your questions and explain these legal issues in a way that they will make sense to you. 


During COVID, many of the "normal" Medicaid and Family Care rules and policies were suspended. That period is ending! Please click HERE for more information. We can help you understand what you need to do now. 

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