Elizabeth Ruthmansdorfer

Milwaukee Guardianship, Small Business & Estate Administration Lawyer

Elizabeth Ruthmansdorfer

Elizabeth Ruthmansdorfer is a partner at the firm. Elizabeth concentrates her practice in the areas of lifetime and estate planning, which includes wills, trusts, including special needs trusts, powers of attorney, probate and trust administration, and tax planning and preparation. Elizabeth also assists clients with elder law issues including Title19/Medicaid planning. In addition, she practices guardianship law, serving as guardian ad litem, petitioner, or third party advocate.

Elizabeth is a member of the Wisconsin Bar Association, the Milwaukee Bar Association and the Association for Women Lawyers. She is currently serving on the Probate Bench Bar for the Milwaukee Bar Association.

Elizabeth is a frequent speaker concerning lifetime and estate planning and elder law topics and has been a featured lecturer at programs and events sponsored by the Milwaukee Bar Association, National Business Institute, professional associations and community organizations.


  • Year Joined Organization: 2007
  • Areas of Practice:
    • Guardianship law
    • Lifetime and Estate Planning
    • Probate, Estate and Trust Administration
    • Real Estate law
    • Small Business law
    • Tax Planning
    • Tax Preparation
    • Trusts
  • Bar Admissions:
    • Wisconsin, 2003
  • Education:
    • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August, 2003
      Juris Doctor
    • University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO, U.S., 1995
      B.A., Bachelor of Arts
      Major:  Political Science
      Minor:  Economics
  • Published Works:
    • “The Mommy Club: a Journey of God’s Will”, co-author
    • “Tapping Into Your Inner Vision”, co-author
    • “The Woman’s Book of Empowerment & Confidence; 365 Daily Affirmations Volume II”, co-author
    • “The Female Architect”, “The Professional Woman: Mind, Body & Spirit”
    • “The Power of God Daily Devotional II.”, co-author
    • “Legal Empowerment for Women through Estate Planning.”
    • Review of “Ivy Briefs: True Tales of a Neurotic Law Student”, Milwaukee Lawyer, May 2008
  • Honors and Awards:
    • 2012 Mentoring Award, Association of Women Lawyers
  • Professional Associations and Memberships:
    • Business Network International
      Mitchell Field Chapter, 2003 – 2013
    • Association for Women Lawyers Foundation, Inc.
      2003 – Present
    • Racine County Bar Association
    • Milwaukee Bar Association
      2003 – Present
    • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Member
    • Probate Bench Bar
      2004 – Present
    • Board of Directors for the Milwaukee Aging Consortium,
      2010 – 2013
    • Herbert J. Mueller Society, 2013