About Elder Advisors Law

Elder Advisors Law is a law firm practicing advanced estate planning and elder law. We’ll help protect your stuff from the high costs of probate and long-term care. We can help you prepare for and navigate the Medicaid application process. We can also help you apply for Veterans Benefits.

No matter your situation, we will plan for the worst and manage for the best.

Douglas P. Ley

Douglas P. Ley

Attorney / Owner

After 15 years of navigating the complexities of a family business, Doug made a career change and entered the financial services industry. Doug’s financial services practice evolved into the area of special needs estate planning for families with special needs children and Doug transitioned this practice into planning for the senior market.

Doug’s latest endeavor involved becoming an attorney and he now practices elder law in Wisconsin. His estate planning practice uses personalized wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and other documents to address the elder law issues of asset protection, Medicaid, and Veterans Benefits. Doug enjoys presenting estate planning workshops for the public along with specialty workshops for financial services representatives.

Doug’s passion is helping families with special needs children. He spent seven years as an Advanced Markets Manager for a top United States insurance company and State Representative for a Division of Estate Planning for Special Kids.

Doug is a Vietnam-era veteran, having served honorably from 1972-1976, and he takes special pleasure in helping veterans of foreign wars and disabled vets fight for their benefits. He is an accredited attorney with the US Veterans Administration.

Doug and his wife Donna live in the Janesville, Wisconsin area. When not reading tax law books, Doug enjoys golfing and tournament bass fishing. With four daughters and one son, they balance their time with family and grandchildren.

Benjamin Scott Wright

Benjamin Scott Wright


The first associate attorney to join Elder Advisors Law, Benjamin came to the firm after working as an attorney editor at the State Bar of Wisconsin. Before that he practiced in Janesville as a solo lawyer.

Benjamin practices estate planning and elder law. When clients meet with him for the first time, they’re usually worried about providing for their families, enacting an estate plan that avoids probate and protects assets, and navigating the complex rules of Medicaid and VA benefits. Benjamin designs a personalized estate plan and charts the course through government rules that’s best for his clients. He loves showing clients how to use legal powers they never knew they had to take control of their future and put their minds at ease.

In his spare time Benjamin likes to go camping and read. He loves to read books about language, writing, and editing; you’ll find reference books on grammar, usage, punctuation, and style within easy reach of his desk. He also likes to relax by playing board games with friends—who have learned to immediately hand him the rulebook. He likes to know the rules. Perhaps that had something to do with becoming a lawyer.

Benjamin grew up in Madison and Janesville, and is a proud Wisconsinite. He lives in Janesville now with his wife Gabby; they’ve been married almost four years. Their first child, Miles, was born last December. They’re members of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Janesville.

(608) 531-1763 (direct number)

Joseph P. Ley


Amber G. Gonska


Rebecca K. Vivian

Client Service Coordinator