Attorney Dera L. Johnsen-Tracy is a shareholder and co-founder of Horn & Johnsen SC. Dera and focuses her legal practice in the areas of estate planning, probate and guardianship. Prior to completing law school, Dera gained 14 years of legal experience as a paralegal in Texas and Wisconsin. Dera’s extensive experience provided a strong and practical client-centered foundation for her legal practice. She strives to meet the needs of her clients in a personal and efficient manner. In furtherance of her passion for helping families plan, Dera is an active participant in the Wisconsin Wills for Heroes program and the Basic Estate Planning Clinic for Seniors and Veterans for which she was awarded the 2015 Individual Attorney Pro Bono Award by the Dane County Bar Association and the 2016 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award by the State Bar of Wisconsin. Dera has been invited to speak as a featured presenter at various conferences throughout Wisconsin and nationally, including WealthCounsel and ElderCounsel’s Symposium, the AAII Investor Conference, the Midwest Horse Fair, Women Inspiring Change, Future Lifestyles Expo, All Things Senior Expo, Money Smart Women Conference, Asset Builders Madison Money Conference, and "Ready, Set, Retirement!" sponsored by MATC Paralegal Program in cooperation with WPS, GWAAR, Dane County Bar Association and the State Bar of Wisconsin. Further, Dera has made numerous presentations, both public and private, about estate planning and living trusts including special issues applicable to Realtors, small business owners, farmers, pet owners, young families, LGBTQ families and families with children who have special needs. She has also taught a variety of CE classes to financial professionals and CLE seminars to attorneys through PINNACLE and the National Business Institute (NBI). If you are interested in a presentation for your group, please contact her office at (608) 829-2525.