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James A. Jaeger is a partner with the firm. He is a 1970 graduate of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1975 and an LLM in Taxation from Temple University Law School in 1980. He practiced with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel for 6 years and has been in private practice in Madison since 1981.
Jaeger has been involved in a variety of State Bar activities, including the Board of Governors, Board of the Elder Law Section; the Technology Resources Committee; the Electronic Bar Services Committee; Legal Assistance Committee and Continuing Legal Education Committee. He is currently also a member of the Dane County Bar Association and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. In 2004 he received the designation of Certified Elder Law Attorney from the National Elder Law Foundation, the only entity authorized by the ABA to issue Certification in Elder Law. He is also active in the community, having served on the Boards of First Unitarian Society of Madison and Elder Care of Wisconsin, and is currently a community member of the Oakwood Lutheran Home Ethics Committee.
He also is a frequent speaker at CLE programs, has taught Tax Practice and Procedure, General Practice, Trusts and Estates and specialized estate planning courses at the U.W. Law School and is currently an instructor in Elder Law at the U.W. Law School. He is the author of the Elder Law chapter of the Annual Survey of Wisconsin Law published by the State Bar of Wisconsin and an article entitled The Bright Misplaced Line: Persistent Vegetative State and Withdrawal of Artificial Sustenance, Elder's Advisor, Vol. 1 Number 4, Spring 2000 (Aspen Publishers, Inc.)