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Daniel J. Krause

Daniel J. Krause

Certified Estate Planning Law Specialist
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law
  • Minnesota, Wisconsin
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Founder of Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC, Dan has helped thousands of families with estate planning and estate administration since 1999. A retired Army Major and JAG Officer, Dan is a board-certified Estate Planning Law Specialist. He is certified by The Estate Law Specialist Board, Inc., the sole American Bar Association accredited organization to bestow this distinction.

Dan and his law partner, Nelson Donovan, wrote the book _Estate Planning in Wisconsin: Privacy, Protection and Taking Control_, published in 2017. It is an easy-to-understand primer for non-experts, covering the basics of estate planning, including wills, trusts and powers of attorney.

Besides offering education classes for the public, Dan has lectured on estate planning law throughout the years for classes of civilian and military attorneys and accountants. He has also contributed content and drafting expertise to four major drafting library packages used by attorneys nationally.

Dan attended law school on scholarship at NYU Law, graduating in 1999. He also received an M.A. in Philosophy from NYU that year. He has been a US Army Medic and a Peace Corps Volunteer (Kenya).

Dan is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Wealth Counsel, Elder Counsel, the Elder Law Section and the the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin. Dan is licensed to practice law in Wisconsin and Minnesota as well as the two federal courts in Wisconsin and multiple tribal courts in Wisconsin.

Dan lives in Oregon, Wisconsin, with his family, where he is an elected member of the local Board of Education.

NYU School of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: Dean’s Merit Scholarship
Fellow for Institute of Judicial Administration
NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
M.A. | Philosophy
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
B.A. (1992) | English, Political Science
Honors: Chancellor’s Medallion; Academy of Letters & Science Distinguished Achievement Award; Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma, Sigma Tau Delta Honor Societies Student Government.
Professional Experience
Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC
- Current
Judge Advocate
US Army JAG Corps
Articles & Publications
Estate Planning in Wisconsin: Privacy, Protection and Taking Control
Speaking Engagements
Estate Planning for Military Practitioners -Vol 2, Wisconsin National Guard JAG Onsite, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin
Wisconsin National Guard
Estate Planning for Military Practitioners, Wisconsin National Guard JAG Onsite, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin
Wisconsin National Guard
Trusts From A to Z, NBI Continuing Education, Madison, Wisconsin
NBI (National Business Institute)
Taxability of trusts, Irrevocable
Estate Planning Law Specialist
The Estate Law Specialist Board, Inc.
Professional Associations
Oregon Area School Board
- Current
Wisconsin State Bar # 1034752
- Current
American Bar Association
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Elder Law
  • English
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC Website
Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog
Contact & Map
8383 Greenway Blvd
Middleton, WI 53562
116 Spring Street
Oregon, WI 53575
Telephone: (608) 268-5751
Fax: (866) 366-4091