Avery is certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation. Avery focuses her practice in the areas of elder and special needs law. She focuses her caseload on asset protection planning, long term care benefit planning, special needs trust planning, and adult guardianship and protective action litigation. Avery is licensed to practice law in both the states of Wisconsin and Illinois.
Awards & Recognition
Up & Coming Lawyer, Wisconsin Law Journal (2019)
Five Star: Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth manager (2021 – present)
Super Lawyers – Rising Star (2020 – present)
Certified as an Elder Law Attorney (which may be abbreviated to “CELA” or “CELA®”) by the National Elder Law Foundation
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 is licensed to practice in Wisconsin and Illinois, concentrating 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 asset protection planning and appeals. She assists clients seeking eligibility for long-term care benefits (such as Medicaid, Title XIX, family care, and waiver 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 presenter and has authored several published works covering the areas of long-term care planning, Medicaid asset protection, adult guardianship and protective actions, and elder and disability rights advocacy.
Avery is a recipient of the “Wisconsin Law Journal’s Up and Coming Lawyers” award 2019. She has also been named a “Super Lawyers – Rising Star” 2020 – present and she has been named a “Five Star Professional” award winner for 2021 – present.
Avery serves on the Board of Directors for the Adaptive Community Approach Program (ACAP) of Waukesha, Life Navigators, Milwaukee Bar Association, and the Elder and Special Needs Law section of the State Bar of Wisconsin.