Wendy Miki Glaus
Wendy Miki Glaus is licensed to practice law in Oregon, Hawaii and the District of Columbia. She serves as an Elder Law Attorney, Estate Planning Attorney, a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Oregon, and an Accredited VA attorney. She is certified as an elder law specialist and recognized as a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the American Bar Association (ABA), accredited by the National Elder Law Foundation. She is also certified as an Estate Planning Law Specialist and Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®) by the Estate Law Specialist Board, Inc., an organization accredited by the American Bar Association and affiliated with the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC). Her practice focused on estate planning specializing in Medicaid planning and applications, probates, conservatorships, guardianships, Veterans benefits, estate taxes, gift taxes, income taxes, and housing and care issues for the elderly. Her dedication and expertise provide families, including her own, with assistance in qualification for Medicaid and other available government benefits.
Ms. Glaus started her work in estate planning in 1994 at KPMG LLP as a CPA preparing estate, gift, and trust tax returns. She then went on to law school in Seattle, Washington, and received her Juris Doctor from Seattle University. Ms. Glaus was admitted in 2000 to practice law in Hawaii. She has also received her masters degree in Business Administration from Chaminade University of Honolulu. She worked for an Estate Planning law firm, Sterling & Tucker, LLP, for fourteen years and was a partner when she left. Then, she moved to Bend and worked for Hurley Re P.C. for 4-1/2 years. With over eighteen years of experience in elder law, taxes, and estate planning, Wendy dedicates her career to assisting elders and their children deal with the multitude of legal and financial issues related to aging in our world today.
Her knowledge and expertise comes from assisting her elder parents. Her father was in a VA nursing home for almost 5 years and her mother was in an assisted living facility for 6-1/2 years. She knows how emotional and stressful it is to care for elders and realize the importance of financial planning and disability planning.
In addition to her many affiliations, Ms. Glaus is a Board member of the Council of Aging of Central Oregon. From 2010-2015, she served as a Board member on the State of Hawaii, Board of Accountancy.
Ms. Glaus’ many years of education and experience in both tax and law enable her to provide clients with unique protection planning in the areas of tax, estate planning, Medicaid, Medicare, and Veterans’ long-term care benefits, so their senior years do not have to be burdened with financial worries.