Phone: (218) 387-9191
Fax: (218) 387-2999
Leigh D. Mathison, Esq.
LEIGH D. MATHISON practices exclusively in the areas of estate planning, wills and trusts, probate and elder law. She provides 30 years of experience in these areas of law to a wide variety of clients, ranging from individuals with modest estates, to those with substantial assets and sophisticated estate planning needs. Ms. Mathison received her Juris Doctor degree from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1981, and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. She was elected to the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel in 1991.
Ms. Mathison has taught numerous seminars in the areas of estate planning, probate and elder law, and charitable giving to community and professional groups. She is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education courses for Minnesota attorneys and is co-author of DRAFTING WILLS AND TRUST AGREEMENTS, (Minnesota Continuing Legal Education). She has served as Chair of the Probate and Trust Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association and she has served on the Governing Council of the Elder Law Section. Ms. Mathison is a co-founder and past Chair of the Cook County Community Fund and serves on the Board of Directors of Grand Marais State Bank.
Juris Doctor, Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, MN, 1981
Bachelor of Arts, History and American Studies, St. Olaf College, 1978
Frequent lecturer for Minnesota Continuing Legal Education (more than 80 courses) in Probate, Estate Planning and Elder Law for attorneys (1984-present).
Adjunct Faculty Member, Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota (1983-86).
Presented more than 300 public seminars pertaining to Estate Planning, Probate and Elder Law and Planned Giving to financial planners, adult community education classes, corporate groups, church and social groups.
Co-author, Drafting Wills and Trust Agreements, (Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 1990-present).
”When a Lawyer Dies, The Practice Does Survive,” Minnesota Lawyers Mutual VIEW (January 1994).
Co-author, “Minnesota’s Living Will,” Bench & Bar of Minnesota (August 1989).
Editor of the Minnesota State Bar Association Probate and Trust Law News (1986-88).
Recipient of the Mary Alice Gooderl Award, in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of Elder Law, from the Elder Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association (1994).
Recipient of the 1991 Legal Award from the Minnesota Association for Guardianship and Conservatorship (MAGiC).
Recipient of the Eugene P. Daly Award, “In Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to the Practice of Law in the State of Minnesota”, from the Probate and Trust Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association (1989).
Selected as a “Leading American Attorney” in the areas of Trusts & Estate Planning Law and Elder & Social Security Law by the American Research Corporation.
Co-founder and Past Chair, Cook County Community Fund (An affiliate fund of the Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation), Grand Marais, Minnesota (2004-09)
Director, Grand Marais State Bank, Grand Marais, Minnesota (2004-present).