Estate Planning for Individuals, Couples and Families


222 East Erie St.
Suite 210
Milwaukee, WI 53202


Phone: 414.221.6314
Fax:      414.271.8442


Ruth is Wisconsin Law Journal 2016 Woman of the Year! See the video here

Ruth J. Irvings opened her law office to focus her practice on estate planning, trust administration and pre- and post-nuptial agreements. With more than 20 years experience in the field, including 16 years with the firm she co-founded, Nelson Irvings & Wessels, she has represented hundreds of individuals, couples and families. Her peers have recognized and honored her for her professional competence and ethics. Her clients appreciate her ability to combine her expertise with the ability to listen and to explain complex legal concepts in a clear, understandable way. She works in partnership with her clients to fashion customized plans and solutions tailored to their specific needs and goals.

Estate planning is more than preparing a will. It is a process that includes lifetime planning, insuring that the right people are empowered to get information and, if necessary, make medical or financial decisions during lifetime. It means creating a plan to distribute assets in the event of a death in the most efficient, cost-effective and tax-advantaged manner. It means talking about the best way to protect family members.

Ruth helps her clients identify their goals and guides them in making decisions on the best way to meet them. She advises them on tax implications and gives them practical advice. She drafts documents that clients can read and understand, and assists them in organizing information and documents so that they are accessible and effective when they are needed.