Joe has been practicing law for 40 years. His practice emphasizes estate planning, trusts, successions (probate), Medicaid, VA benefits, Social Security disability appeals, asset protection planning, and general family counseling in these areas. He realizes that each client has individual circumstances that require a unique plan. He plans with the overarching goal of protecting the client’s well-being and secondarily preserving the client’s assets over the long term. Joe has given frequent seminars for the public, financial planners, and other professional groups. He has been honored to present at attorney continuing-education seminars sponsored by LSU Law Center, Tulane Law School, and the Louisiana State Bar Association. Joe was born and raised in Montana. At age 17, he signed up for a three-year stint with the U. S. Army and served a year in Vietnam. Joe then worked full-time while attending the University of South Florida in Tampa, graduating with honors in accounting. After graduation, he worked for the U. S. General Accounting Office and then for six and one-half years for the Internal Revenue Service in New Orleans. While working full-time at IRS, he attended Loyola Law School at night. Upon graduation from law school, he joined a mid-sized Shreveport law firm for 31 years. On August 1, 2016, he started his firm, Gilsoul & Aronson, LLC, where highly regarded Lee Aronson joined him.