Wayne Wilson, Attorney

Attorney Wayne Wilson is licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin, having been admitted to the Bar in 1973.  He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeal, 7th and 8th Circuits, and the United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin.  A 1970 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wayne earned a BA degree in Political Science, followed by a JD degree at University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1973.  Attorney Wilson is a frequent lecturer to various professional organizations concerning issues of Wealth Strategy counseling, with a special focus on programs designed for the professional advisor.  He is the co-author of Generations: Planning Your Legacy (1999) and Your Life, Your Legacy (2003 First and 2005 Second Edition), as well as numerous articles on various estate planning issues.

Attorney Wilson is a founding member and past chairman of the Wisconsin Council of Estate Planning Attorneys.  He is a Fellow and past-President of EPICOR (Estate Planning Institute of Collaborative Resources), and an active member of WealthCounsel, LLC, the Illinois/ Wisconsin Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys and the Madison Estate Council.  He maintains his professional membership in the Elder Law and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections of the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Commitment to Excellence
Specialty Education in Advanced Estate and Business Planning

  • Advanced Studies for Estate and Wealth Planning (60 hours of study)   
  • Medicaid Planning  (40 hours of study)   
  • Business Succession Planning (30 hours of study)      
  • Estate Planning for the Closely Held Business Owner        
  • Formation and Liquidation of Businesses      
  • Advanced Planning Techniques in WI   
  • Strategies for Using Revocable Living Trusts       
  • Strategies for Using Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts       
  • Group Insurance in ILITS       
  • Fundamentals of Family Limited Partnerships   
  • Specific Planning for Wisconsin FLPs
  • Generation Skipping Trusts
  • Dynasty Trusts: Lifetime Trusts for Children
  • Planning with Qualified Retirement Plans
  • Integration of Retirement Plans into the Estate Plan (Advanced)
  • Irrevocable Trusts (GRATs, GRUTs, QPRTS)
  • Charitable Trusts (Advanced)
  • Understanding & Drafting Special Needs Trusts
  • Offshore Asset Protection Trusts
  • Asset Protection for Physicians and other Professionals
  • Post Mortem Planning

Bar Admissions:

  • Wisconsin, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1973
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1973
  • International Court of Claims, 1973
  • Interstate Commerce Commission, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • University of Wisconsin
    Madison, Wisconsin, 1973
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence

  • University of Wisconsin
    Madison, Wisconsin, 1970
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Published Works:

  • Foreclosure and Repossession in Wisconsin Lorman Educational Services, 1990
  • Generations: Planning Your Legacy (Co-Author), 1999
  • Your Life, Your Legacy: The Fundamentals of Effective Estate Planning, 2003 and 2005

Honors and Awards: 

  • Fellow and Past President, EPICOR (Estate Planning Institute of Collaborative Resources)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Wisconsin Council of Estate Planning Attorneys, Founding Member and Past President
  • Wealth Counsel Member
  • Madison Estate Council Member
  • Wealth Counsel Advisor's Forum, Charter Member
  • Elder Counsel, Charter Member

Alpha Phi Omega

Birth Information:
March 27, 1948, Bethany, Missouri, United States of America

With Offices in Madison, WI and Evansville, WI, the attorneys at the Wilson Law Group assist clients with Estate & Business Planning, Probate & Trust Administration, Elder Law and Medicaid Planning throughout Southern Wisconsin including Verona, Middleton, Sun Prairie, Cross Plains, Oregon, Black Earth, Janesville, Jefferson, Fort Atkinson, Baraboo, Reedsburg, Richland Center, Mount Horeb, Monroe, Beaver Dam, Dane County, Rock County, Green County, Iowa County, Richland County, Sauk County, Columbia County, Dodge County and Jefferson County.

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