The heart of Jeff's practice is helping families cope with disability and long-term care. He works diligently to help his clients maintain financial autonomy and peace of mind, developing innovative estate plans, challenging bureaucratic errors and establishing Supplemental and Special Needs Trusts to preserve assets for disabled individuals.
His work in these areas requires a practical and technical knowledge of the benefits available through Medical Assistance, Medicare, the Veterans Administration, and Social Security. It also involves the more traditional areas of wills and trusts, guardianships, probate and real estate.
Jeff regularly teaches seminars for attorneys and other professionals. He was an adjunct professor of Elder Law at William Mitchell College of Law.
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, J.D., 1993
Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, B.A., 1987
Chair of Elder Law Governing Council, Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) Elder Law Section.
Lecturer on medical assistance, elder law and estate planning for legal education classes.
Honors and Distinctions
Named to the Academy of Special Needs Planners, a national network of professionals who offer services to people with special needs
Minnesota Super Lawyer
2003 recipient of the Mary Alice Gooderl Award given by the MSBA Elder Law Section in recognition of oustanding contributions to the field of Elder Law.
Named leading attorney for the Law and Leading Attorneys guidebook.
The Law Office of Schmitz & Schmidt is dedicated to assisting the families of persons with disabilities in taking the steps to protect their future.
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