Douglas P. Ley, Esq.

Founding Attorney

Douglas Ley is an Elder Law and VA accredited attorney who practices law in the state of Wisconsin. Doug is the founder of Elder Advisors Law, a law firm that specializes in federal law as it relates to state law for advanced estate planning. Elder Advisors Law is a multi-state law firm with its primary headquarters located in Janesville, WI. 

Doug began his career in the financial services industry. Throughout his career, Doug worked hand in hand with those that required special needs planning which included special needs children and those in the senior market for the special needs that arise as we age.  Doug quickly became the “go-to-guy” for highly technical, complicated cases and eventually became an Advanced Markets Manager for a top 10 U.S insurance company. With Doug’s experience and expertise, Doug was able to develop unique financial strategies to ensure families and their loved ones were taken care of and was a catalyst for changing the financial services industry, one family at a time. 

Doug’s passion for law was sparked when he noticed that very few attorneys were able to design and understood advanced estate planning. Doug graduated from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Inspired by his life’s work, Elder Advisors Law was founded on the principles of helping those who cannot help themselves and preparing for the worst and managing for the best. Doug’s estate planning practice is client centered and uses personalized wills, trusts, power of attorneys and other techniques to address elder law and special needs planning issues of asset protection, Medicaid, Medicare and Veterans Benefits. With Doug’s holistic approach, it’s all about options and creating a personalized rule book. With a passion for education, Doug enjoys presenting workshops for local communities and specialized workshops for the financial services industry. 

Doug is a Vietnam-era Veteran and served honorably from 1972-76. He takes special pleasure in helping veterans of foreign wars and disabled vets fight for their benefits. Local missions hold a special place in Doug’s heart. Doug takes an annual mission trip to the Appalachian mountain area to serve the underprivileged. Doug has mentored many men with the goal of helping them become productive members of society and has established Celebrate Recovery Inside, a faith-based recovery program, in the Jefferson County Jail. Doug and his law firm support his local community’s homeless shelter on a regular basis. 

Doug and his wife Donna live in Janesville. Together they are blessed with four daughters, one son and a passel of granddaughters! Passionate for community and an avid sportsman, Doug can be found tournament bass fishing throughout the summer months, golfing at a local golf course or hosting friends and family in his home.