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!
2021 continued with challenges for many of our clients due to COVID-19. But we used our experience from 2020 to help them work through their legal issues in a variety of ways. We are back in our office full time and glad to meet with clients in person again, but also appreciate the ability to provide video and phone options.
We continued our charitable work as well by supporting the Alzheimer's Association, Balance, Inc., and Life Navigators. Carol started a new non-profit organization called "Summer's Home" (www.summers-home.org) which will provide temporary foster care to dogs whose senior owner have a short term hospitalization.
Once again our dedication to our chosen field of elder and special needs law was recognized as our firm was awarded "Best Law Firm" and Carol and Jessica received "Super Lawyers" and "Best Lawyers" in the elder law category.
A new greeter dog, Rita, started in October. She is loving her new position.
The year 2020 brought many struggles for our clients, and along with that, much innovation for our office. We worked remotely for a substantial amount of time, but never stopped serving our clients and figuring out better ways to do so. We stay in touch through phone, email, and videoconferencing. We found solutions for tough cases. We learned how to "go to court" with clients via Zoom. Clients can now submit documentation and access their client documents via a secure client portal. Invoices can now be paid online. In a year where the Walk to End Alzheimer's went virtual, the Wessels & Liebau team raised over $2,300. We supported organizations like the Alzheimer's Association, Balance Inc., and Life Navigators Inc. that support and improve the lives of our clients. We took pro bono case and supported legal justice organizations. Our support staff did an outstanding job of stepping up to the challenge. According to the organizations that bestow such awards, we continue to be "Super Lawyers" and "Best Lawyers" and a "Best Law Firm." Most importantly, we worked hard and took the steps necessary to make sure we can be there for our clients in 2021 and beyond.
October 5, 2019
Wessels & Liebau LLC Walks to End Alzheimer's
The third annual Walk to End Alzheimer's - Ozaukee County took place on Saturday, October 5, 2019. In addition to being an event sponsor, we are proud that we were able to walk and raise $1,100 as a team.
August 15, 2019:
Wessels & Liebau LLC Voted 2020 Best Lawyers/Best Law Firm in America
Wessels & Liebau LLC is pleased to announce that we have once again been voted one of the Best Law Firms in America for elder law. Additionally, Atty. Carol Wessels has been voted a 2020 Best Lawyer in elder law, and Atty. Jessica Liebau has been voted a 2020 Best Lawyer in elder law and in estate planning. Wessels & Liebau LLC (formerly Wessels Law Office LLC) has been named a Best Law Firm in elder law since the firm started in 2014.
March 25, 2019: Wessels Law Office LLC Becomes Wessels & Liebau LLC
Effective March 25, 2019, Wessels Law Office LLC has changed names to Wessels & Liebau LLC. New name, same commitment to providing the highest level of legal services to our clients.
January 1, 2019:
Attorney Jessica Liebau Becomes Partner with Wessels Law Office LLC
We are pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2019, Attorney Jessica Liebau is a partner with the firm. She has worked for the firm an associate since July 2016. For more information on Attorney Jessica Liebau, click here.
Attorney Carol Wessels elected to Board of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Wessels Law Office is pleased to announce that Attorney Carol Wessels has been elected to the national board of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). She joins a group of only 20 other attorneys across the United States who are charged with management of NAELA. For over 30 years, NAELA has been recognized as the best professional organization for attorneys specializing in elder law and special needs planning. NAELA presently has thousands of members and 31 chapters throughout the United States.
Attorney Carol Wessels Selected as 2019 Superlawyer
We are pleased to announce that Attorney Carol Wessels has once again been selected as a Superlawyer. She has been named selected for the Superlawyers list every year since 2006. Additionally, she has been named to the top 25 Women Attorneys in Wisconsin. She has previously been named as a Best Lawyer and as a Leading Lawyer in Milwaukee Magazine. For more information on Attorney Carol Wessels, click here.
Attorney Jessica Liebau Appointed to Board of State Bar Elder Law Section
Wessels Law Office LLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Jessica Liebau has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Elder Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin. The Elder Law Section works to protect the rights of the elderly and individuals with disabilities, and to provide advice, information and advocacy in areas relating to the legal issues that affect their lives. Attorney Liebau also currently serves at the editor of the Elder Law Journal of Wisconsin.