Over 35 Years Of Legal Experience
Steven W. Wilson is an attorney at the firm Steve Wilson Law Office in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He focuses his practice on elder law, estate planning, wills, and trusts.
Mr. Wilson's mother, who was 88 at the time, required assistance in order to remain in the house she had called home for the previous four decades. He intervened and became his mother's full-time caregiver. He wrote up the Personal Care Agreement necessary under Minnesota's Medicaid law. In order for his mother to be eligible for medical aid, he orchestrated the "spend down" of assets required. The progression of his mother's dementia and her increasing care requirements led him to place her in a specialized institution for the elderly. He has applied for his mother to get funding under the Elderly Waiver (EW) Program for Medical Assistance Long Term Care (MA-LTC).
The Steve Wilson Law Office concentrates on elder care because of Mr. Wilson's personal experience with his own mother. He has been a commercial lawyer and trial lawyer in Minneapolis for many years. He is also a veteran. With the confidence and knowledge gained from practicing law for over 30 years, he tackles his work as an attorney with the zeal of a soldier. And most importantly, with a dedication bred by his firsthand experience attending to his mother's everyday and legal necessities as she aged.
Mr. Wilson and his wife of 35 years and their two Golden Retrievers have a home in Eden Prairie. All three of their grown children have made the Twin Cities area their home and place of employment. The Wilsons love spending time in nature, particularly at their family farmhouse on South Walker Bay of Leech Lake, in the BWCA, and in Voyageurs National Park.
Mr. Wilson completed law school at the top of his class. He later became a distinguished member of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, earning the Meritorious Service Medal for his service. After serving his country, he worked for nearly 20 years as a partner at a prominent regional legal firm in downtown Minneapolis. After working as an in-house attorney for a nationwide insurance and annuity provider, he started his own delivery business. Now, he helps other families navigate the intricate legal concerns that arise while preparing for and responding to the aging process.
- William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
- J.D. - 1986
- Honors: Cum Laude
- St. John's University
- B.S. - 1983
- Minnesota, 1986
- Elder Law
- Estate Planning
- Chanhassen American Legion Post 580, Member
- U.S. Department of Justice, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney
- U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps
- U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medal Recipient
- Elder Law Section, Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Minnesota Chapter, Member