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Roy W. Froemming

Roy W. Froemming is of counsel with the law firm of Johnson Teigen, LLC., where he practiced in the areas of estate planning, special needs planning, and trust administration.

Professional Background and Activities

From 2003 until 2021, Attorney Froemming was in private practice as the sole attorney at Froemming Law Office in Madison, where he specialized in special needs planning, estate planning, guardianship, and elder law.  Roy was named as among the Best Lawyers in America (R) for the practice area of Elder Law each year from 2013 to 2020.

Prior to entering private practice, Roy spent 27 years working at nonprofit agencies and working under foundation grants including:

  • 3 years at the Center for Public Representation, first as attorney to the Nursing Home Ombudsman Program and then as Project Director for Access to Senior Citizens, the first benefit specialist program for the elderly in Wisconsin and one of the first in the nation
  • 20 years at Disability Rights Wisconsin (most of those as Managing Attorney for Developmental Disability Advocacy)
  • 2 years as Project Coordinator of the Wisconsin Self-Determination Project
  • 1 year as trust developer at Movin’ Out, Inc., an agency focused on development of community housing for people with disabilities.

Roy is a frequent speaker and writer on topics related to public benefits, special needs trusts, and pooled trusts.


  • Yale University, B.A. in English Literature, magna cum laude
  • University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., Order of Coif


  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Member of Board of Directors for Wisconsin Chapter)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Elder Law and Special Needs section (Advisor, Past Board Member, and Past Chairperson) and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law section)
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Trust Code Study Group
  • Wisconsin Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship Stakeholders Steering Committee


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