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DD was a retired champion Australian Shepherd. Carol adopted her when she was 8, and she was our greeter dog for two years. Sadly, she developed a rapidly-growing cancer and crossed the Rainbow Bridge in August, 2020. She enjoyed greeting clients and being petted. She loved playing in the snow and running on the beach.
Daisy is a Border Collie. Carol adopted her in January 2021. She is a "super senior." We think she is 8-10 years old but she is keeping her real age a secret! She is very friendly and loves to take naps!
Jessica is a partner with Wessels & Liebau and joined the firm in 2016. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, a board member of the Elder Law and Special Needs Planning Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin, and the Editor of the Elder Law and Special Needs Planning Journal of Wisconsin. She concentrates her practice in elder law, estate planning, guardianship, and special needs planning. Click here for more information.
Sunny (or "Summer") was a wonderful, sweet Border Collie that Carol adopted as a senior dog from the Wisconsin Humane Society - Ozaukee Campus. She was a "founding member" of the firm. Sunny made clients feel at home and comfortable. Sunny went to the Rainbow Bridge on January 16, 2017 after a (thankfully) short battle with liver disease. For an article featuring thoughts from Sunny, click here.
Sally is our Paralegal. She is our primary contact person for clients, and she prepares many documents related to our court proceedings, special needs trusts, estate plans and Medicaid applications. Sally is a graduate of Northwestern University, and has over 30 years of legal experience.
Carol J. Wessels is the founder of Wessels & Liebau. She has been practicing elder law since 1991. She is the Past Chairperson of the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and Past Chairperson of the Elder Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin. She serves on the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She is recognized as the 2014 Best Elder Law Attorney in Milwaukee in 2014 by Best Lawyers™. Click here for more details.
Our client service objectives are to provide you with high quality legal services, in a way that is easy to understand and use.
We do not speak Legalese at Wessels & Liebau. We don't set out to impress you with big words and difficult concepts. Our field of law is complicated enough with a mixture of federal and state laws, administrative regulations, and ever changing policies. We want to help you understand the rules. So we talk like normal people. If you have a question, ask us.