About Our Firm

Serving Clients in Madison, Rockford and the Surrounding Area

Wisconsin & Illinois Estate Planning Law Firm


We at Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC focus solely in the areas of Planning and Administering Estates. We are a team of accomplished, highly motivated attorneys and staff dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality legal services.

We are committed to our clients’ needs and to the success and development of our employees. Our estate planning lawyers consider our clients as part of our family, and in that spirit, we strive to be fair, honest, courteous and professional in all of our endeavors. Our strengths are our expertise, our willingness to listen, our integrity, and our willingness to improve our awareness, knowledge, skills, and resilience. We pledge to work at all times in furtherance of our clients’ best interests as well as the best interests of our employees and to do this with the utmost integrity and respect.


Every adult will have a well thought out plan for management and transition of their assets in case of incapacity or death and that they will review this plan regularly with their trusted attorney and advisor.


The Krause Donovan Estate Planning Attorneys, serving in Madison, Wisconsin, and Rockford, Illinois, intend to provide confidential and trusted counsel to clients in the areas of Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning, Probate and Trust Administration in Wisconsin and Illinois. To prepare, draft, deliver and maintain the highest quality Estate Plans that will fit clients’ individual needs. To make clients’ difficult times easier.


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Daniel J. Krause

Partner, Attorney & Author
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Nelson W. Donovan

Partner, Attorney & Author
Danielle L. Burza-Smith: Attorney at Law

Danielle L. Burza-Smith


Our Team Members

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Christina Traub

Operations Manager

Kassandra Fleury

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Monica Engel

Marketing & Client Relations Manager
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Kelsey Carlton

Director of First Impressions