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

Focusing solely on estate planning, elder law, 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 & Elder 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, elder law, 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 Krause Donovan family. We are dedicated to building Krause Donovan 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.

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The Stories That Matter

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  • 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
  • They explain the process in terms that are easily understandable and always have your best interests in mind.

    “I highly recommend Kraus Donovan for all of your estate planning needs. They are thorough, knowledgeable, and very helpful. They explain the process in terms that are easily understandable and always ...”

    - Barbara
  • He was able to guide us through this process with a thorough understanding of what decisions we needed to make to create clear directives for our family to follow if needed.

    “My husband and I went to Dan to help plan our estate. He and the folks at Krause Donovan were very professional, friendly, and efficient. Dan is fluent in what he practices. He was able to guide us ...”

    - Victoria
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  • NAELA
  • Elder Counsel
  • BBB Accredited Business

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.

Daniel J. Krause, founder of our firm, has been practicing estate planning law since 1999. A retired Army Major and JAG Officer, Dan is a board-certified Estate Planning Law Specialist; certified by The Estate Law Specialist Board, Inc., the sole American Bar Association accredited organization to bestow this distinction.

Core Values & 
Unique Attributes 


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

Our firm’s founder, Daniel J. Krause is a retired Army Major and JAG Officer, while Nelson W. Donovan served as a military aviation instructor and is also a JAG attorney for the US Army Reserves. Their combined years of experience as both veterans and attorneys make the duo 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 Krause Donovan 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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