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Brenda A. Schlais



Brenda A. Schlais is an attorney who provides estate and wealth transfer planning for residents of Waukesha County and Milwaukee County.  Her practice focuses on individuals as well as traditional and non-traditional families.  Whether her clients' concerns involve a single issue or a broad range of personal or family interests, Brenda confidentiality and sensitivity discusses and assesses their legal and personal circumstances.  She works with them to help ensure their goals and objectives are met, counseling them about such matters as wealth preservation, succession planning, or health and aging issues.  Then she executes precise, practical planning solutions designed to help them achieve their goals.  

Brenda earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and her Master of Arts from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.  She attended Marquette University Law School where she received her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree cum laude. 


  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • Juris Doctor - 2006
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: St. Thomas More Scholar
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1993
    • Major: German and Interpersonal Communication
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • M.A., Master of Arts - 1995
    • Major: German Linguistics

Practice Areas

  • Probate & Trust Administration
  • Retirement Asset/ Planning Protection
  • Medicaid & Long-Term Care Planning
  • Wills & Trusts

Professional Associations

  • Wisconsin Council of Estate Planning Attorneys, Former Chair
  • Wealth Counsel
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Waukesha County Bar Association
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • State Bar Association

Past Employment

  • Angermeier & Rogers, LLP, Associate, 2006 to 2011
  • Chief Counsel’s Office of the I.R.S., Clerkship, 2004 to 2006
  • Drinka, Levine & Masson, S.C., Law Clerk, 2005 to 2005
  • Johnson Controls, Inc., Internship, 2004 to 2006
  • Wisconsin Law Journal, Internship, 2004 to 2006
  • eFunds Corporation, Software Developer and Analyst
  • Prudential Financial, Systems Analysis and Development, 1999 to 2002
  • Ernst & Young, LLP, Programmer/Analyst - Consultant, 1998 to 1999
  • Menasha Corporation, Customer Relations Representative, 1996 to 1997
  • University of Wisconsin, German Instructor, 1993 to 1995
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Social Security

Elder Law & Medicaid

Elder Law &

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