Avery J. Mayne works with clients to resolve a variety of legal concerns pertaining to funding for long-term care, special needs planning, and adult guardianships. She concentrates her practice in elder law and special needs law.
Avery earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, with honors, from the University of Missouri and received her J.D. from Marquette University Law School along with a certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution.
As part of Avery’s elder law practice, she helps families and individuals with Medicaid (Title XIX) asset protection planning and appeals. She assists clients seeking eligibility for long-term care benefits in the pre-planning and crisis planning stages. When working with families for specialized long-term care and disability planning, Avery utilizes strategic gifting strategies, special needs trusts, pooled and community trusts (such as Wispact and Life Navigators), ABLE accounts, and other unique planning tools available for individuals with special needs.
She also represents clients with disabled family members in adult guardianship proceedings. In guardianship actions, Avery is experienced with petitioning, defending, and serving in the fiduciary guardian role in high conflict matters.
She regularly serves as a panelist for nationwide CLEs presented by the National Business Institute, Rossdale CLE, and State Bar of Wisconsin on the areas of long-term care planning, Medicaid asset protection, and elder and disability rights advocacy.
Avery is a recipient of the “Wisconsin Law Journal’s Up and Coming Lawyers” award of 2019. She was also named a “Super Lawyers Rising Star” of 2020 and she was named a “Five Star Professional” award winner for 2021. In addition, she has two published works. The first is “Tough Conversations, When Medicaid Planning Goes Wrong” which is published in the Wisconsin Lawyer magazine https://www.
Avery is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the State Bar of Illinois. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors for Adaptive Community Approach Program (ACAP) of Waukesha; Trust Committee for Life Navigators; and LPGA Amateurs Milwaukee Chapter Board. She is a volunteer for the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic, and the Wills for Heroes Foundation.