Jessica L. Stoppel

Jessica Stoppel

Email: jlstoppel@cml-law.com

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Areas of Concentration:

Jessica focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, elder law & long-term care planning, probate & trust administration, real estate, and business law.  Her experience at preparing comprehensive estate plans; including wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, powers of attorney, healthcare directives and related documents, allows her to help each client develop an estate plan that is personalized to their individual needs.  In addition, she advises her clients on the issues encountered in long-term care planning, particularly access to Medicaid benefits. Jessica has experience assisting families through the complex Medicaid application process, and she has focused her practice on counseling families of aging clients and special needs families on legal issues such as: asset preservation, access public benefits, special needs trusts, and guardianship proceedings. Jessica can also assist clients with the formation of various business entities and residential or commercial real estate transactions.

General Background Information:

Jessica hails from the small town of Gorham, Kansas. She attended Kansas State University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing and Leadership Studies in 2009. Jessica is a 2012 graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Jessica and her husband, Blake, reside in Salina with their son, Colt.

Education:

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS (B.S., magna cum laude, 2009)

University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, CO (J.D., 2012)

Professional Affiliations:

Kansas Bar Association

Saline-Ottawa County Bar Association

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Member (2015 – Present)

  • Secretary of the Kansas Chapter (2017 – Present)

Kansas Women Attorneys Association, Member (2017 – Present)

Presentations:

Farm & Ranch Estate Planning

Estate Planning for Young Professionals

Eight Reasons to have an Estate Plan

Estate and Long-Term Care Planning

Estate Planning for Growing Families

Essential Estate Planning Documents & Medicaid Planning

Community:

Sunflower Adult Day Services, Inc., Board Member (2018 – Present)

Salina Area United Way, Committee Member (2018 – Present)

Noon Network AMBUCS, Member (2015 – Present)

  • Executive Committee/ Attendance Chairperson (2017 – Present)

Professional Business Network of Salina, Member (2015 to Present)

  • Membership Committee (2017 – Present)

Salina Area Young Professionals, Member (2015 – Present)

  • Steering Committee – Education Chairperson (2015 to 2017)

Prior Experience:
Associate Attorney, Davis & McCann, P.A., Dodge City, Kansas (2012-2015)