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Paul A. Sturgul



Paul A. Sturgul is an attorney that is of counsel with Sturgul & Long, S.C., where he primarily practices in the area of elder law.  His elder law practice includes planning for long-term care, Medicaid and Medicare, guardianship and guardianship avoidance, as well as estate planning and administration.  He is certified as an elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation and has previously served as its president.  He has also served as president of the elder law sections for both the Wisconsin and Michigan State Bars.  Mr. Sturgul is licensed to practice law in Wisconsin and Michigan.

Mr. Sturgul is a Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, having previously served on its board of directors.  He has served as a congressional delegate to the White House Conference on Aging.  Additionally, Mr. Sturgul has given elder law presentations throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.  He is a regular guest on Channel 13, WNMU – PBS, in Marquette, Michigan on elder law issues.  He has also been listed as a Wisconsin Super Lawyer since its inception in 2005, and is currently listed in the Best Lawyers of America.  Mr. Sturgul enjoys a professional life that includes private practice, advocacy, public speaking, teaching, research, and writing.

In his spare time, Paul enjoys bicycling on trails throughout the area and cross-country skiing.

Pratice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Nursing Home and Medicaid Planning
  • Estate (Probate) and Trust Administration
  • Guardianship

Education & Bar Admission

B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; 1971

J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School; 1973

Wisconsin State Bar Association

  • Elder Law and Special Needs Section (current advisor to the board, former board member, and past president)
  • Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section

Michigan State Bar Association

  • Elder Law and Disability Rights Section (former board member and past president)
  • Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

  • Wisconsin Chapter
  • Michigan Chapter

Division of Practice

Below is a summary of how Mr. Sturgul divides his time among practice areas.
Estate Planning50%
Nursing Home and Medicaid Planning30%
Estate (Probate) and Trust Administration10%