Megann (Senfleben) Hendrix received her J.D. from Marquette University Law School, graduating in the top 25% of her class. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, magna cum laude, from Saint Louis University. Megann focuses her practice on Elder Law, Family Law and Estate Planning.
As part of Megann’s elder law practice, she helps families and individuals with Medicaid (Title 19) long-term care asset protection planning in the pre-planning and crisis-planning stages. She also helps her clients with adult guardianship proceedings, including petitioning for the guardianship and defending a guardianship action.
Megann uses a problem-solving approach to family law and represents her clients with compassion and a high level of expertise, whether representing her client in a divorce or a prenuptial/postnuptial agreement. Megann focuses her divorce practice on collaborative divorce, in which she represents her client without the use of the adversarial court system. Megann also serves as a neutral mediator helping a divorcing couple reach a resolution without the use of the adversarial court system.
Megann is a highly trained collaborative law attorney and certified family law mediator, and has won numerous awards in the family law community. In 2013, she won the “Dolphin Award” and “Outstanding Performance and Dedication Award” for her dedication to the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin. Megann has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in family law by SuperLawyers every year since 2015 and has been recognized as a "Leading Lawyer" in the area of family law by M Magazine. In addition to her family law awards, Megann was named “Up and Coming Lawyer” by the Wisconsin Law Journal in 2016, an award given to only 30 attorneys in the State of Wisconsin each year.
Because of her expertise in both elder law and family law, Megann is one of few attorneys in the area with expertise in “elder divorce” and often serves as a consultant for other attorneys representing clients in divorce actions involving public benefits and other elder law issues. She has also authored several family law articles in State Bar publications, published the “elder divorce” issue of the Wisconsin Journal of Family Law as the issue editor and is an experienced speaker who presents on family and elder law topics, including marital property law, “elder divorce” and Medicaid asset protection planning.
In addition to traditional estate planning, Megann is also knowledgeable in special needs trusts and the unique planning necessary for individuals with special needs. She also works with WisPACT, Inc. and Life Navigators to set up Pooled and Community Special Needs Trusts for her clients.
Megann is the Training Chair for the Board of Directors for the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin and was the Chair of the organization in 2016. Megann served on the Board of Directors for the State Bar Family Law Section from 2011 – 2017, and as its Legislative Chair from 2015-2017. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Elder Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin and is also a member of the Association of Women Lawyers.
Megann can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-751-7531.