Serving Clients Throughout Wisconsin & Illinois 
Estate Planning Attorneys  Protecting Your Family & Legacy

Focusing solely on estate planning and estate administration, our team of accomplished, highly motivated attorneys and staff provides the highest quality, comprehensive legal services to our community. Contact us today to discuss your plan.

Estate Law Attorneys

Helping Families Throughout Wisconsin & Illinois

Our clients are a part of our family. From the implementation of your estate plan to the completion of your estate settlement, we listen to your goals, answer your questions, and work with you to bring simplicity, order, and control to your family.

Families change, circumstances change, and laws change. We offer our clients a plan to meet regularly to ensure their estate planning solution is always up to date.

Focusing solely on estate planning and estate administration, our team of accomplished, highly motivated attorneys and staff provides the highest quality, comprehensive legal services to our community.

We invite you to browse our website, get to know our firm, our philosophy, and learn the benefits of being part of the Estate Law Partners, LLC family. We are dedicated to building Estate Law Partners, LLC into the region’s most reputable estate planning firm through our counseling-oriented approach, formal updating program, and customized system to make the plans work for the rest of our clients’ lives.

Learn How to Protect Your Family

Learn more about Protecting Your Family Legacy by visiting our Frequently Asked Questions.

The Stories That Matter

Read Our 5 Star Reviews
  • [Matt] was very engaging and rephrased any questions we didn't udnerstand.

    “Matt was able to answer my questions without all the legal mumbo jumbo. He was very engaging and rephrased any questions we didn't udnerstand. Due to COVID pandemic, we were limited to a phone ...”

    - Steven
  • [Matt] was very helpful...

    “He was very helpful in answering our questions and providing guidance that we understood.”

    - Troy
  • He took the time to understand our goals and our family situation. He was friendly, thorough, and very knowledgeable.

    “What a great attorney! He explained everything to us in plain English, with no legal jargon. He took the time to understand our goals and our family situation. He was friendly, thorough, and very ...”

    - Mark
  • Krause Donovan was wonderful...they asked all the right questions, were patient with our back and forth, and everything was wrapped up successfully.

    “My husband and I needed a will and turned to Krause Donovan for their help after the firm had invited us to a "what is estate planning all" about dinner/meeting. Having a will was something we knew we ...”

    - Kris
  • Nelson was very understanding and put me at ease from the introduction. He thoroughly explained processes, answered all questions, took the time needed, and was detail-oriented.

    “I first met with Mr. Donovan this fall to discuss my estate planning. This is something a person dreads doing, but Nelson was very understanding and put me at ease from the introduction. He thoroughly ...”

    - Sherry
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  • Wealth Counsel
  • National Association of Estate Planners & Councils

Why Clients Choose Our Legal Team

Our team of accomplished, highly motivated attorneys and staff provides the highest quality, comprehensive legal services to our community. When you choose our firm to represent you, we will take the time to listen to your goals, answer your questions and work with you to bring simplicity, order, and control to the legal process so you can make informed choices to protect your future and legacy.

Nelson W. Donovan has spent a lifetime talking to audiences. First as a military aviation instructor and more recently, about the importance of estate planning, tailoring plans for his clients, and writing on this subject. Nelson is also a JAG attorney for the US Army Reserves.

Core Values & 
Unique Attributes 


  • Compassion
  • Integrity
  • Pursue Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Innovative
  • Veteran Owned
Veterans Defending Your Future

Our firm’s founder, Nelson W. Donovan served as a military aviation instructor and is also a JAG attorney for the US Army Reserves. His years of experience as both veterans and attorneys make him well-equipped to tackle the unique issues clients face when dealing with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

Put Decades of Combined Experience on Your Side

Our seasoned legal professionals at Estate Law Partners, LLC are ready to get to work drafting the legal documents you need to ensure your assets are protected and that you have access to Medicaid, VA, or disability benefits when the time comes. To schedule your free case consultation with one of our top-notch attorneys, please give us a call or contact us online today.

440 Science Dr.
Madison, WI 53711
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Contact Us 608-292-5185

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