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Dayna J. Lefebvre

  • Shareholder


Milwaukee, WI





Dayna J. Lefebvre is a shareholder at Becker, Hickey & Poster, S.C., Milwaukee, and practices in the areas of elder law, special needs planning, estate planning, guardianships, and probate and trust administration. She received her J.D. from Marquette University Law School in 2013 and her Bachelor's Degree from Marquette University in 2011. She returned to Marquette University Law School as an adjunct professor in August 2021 to teach Federal Taxation of Gifts and Estates and has returned each year to teach Estate Planning.

Dayna serves on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and co-chairs several committees for the Chapter. She also currently serves on the Insurance and Member Benefits Committee for the State Bar of Wisconsin. and previously served as Co-Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Milwaukee Bar Association from 2015 to 2019.

Dayna speaks and writes extensively on the topics of elder law and special needs planning and was named a Rising Star in Elder Law (2016- 2022) by Super Lawyers and a Ones to Watch in Elder Law and Trusts and Estates by Best Lawyers (2020-2022). In her free time, she also volunteers with the Wills for Heroes program, Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic, and Ozaukee County Power of Attorney Clinics.


Areas of Practice

  • Elder Law
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Guardianship
  • Probate and Trust Administration

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 2013


  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • J.D. - 2013
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Pro Bono Honor Society
  • Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • B.S. - 2011
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Accounting; Operations and Supply Chain Management

Published Works

  • Author: Dayna J. Lefebvre, The “Achieving a Better Life Experience Act:” An Update, Elder Law Journal of Wisconsin, Volume 27, Issue No. 1, Pages 9-13, January, 2017
  • Authors: Margaret W. Hickey & Dayna J. Lefebvre, Twelve Tax Tips for the Well-Prepared Divorce Attorney, Wisconsin Journal of Family Law, Volume 34, No. 3, Pages 10-14, October, 2015
  • Editors: Dayna J. Lefebvre, Heather B. Poster, and Carol J. Wessels, Medicaid, Advising Older Clients and Their Families, Volume 2, Third Edition, , State Bar of Wisconsin, 2015


  • Case Law, Statutory, and Administrative Update, Wisconsin Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Co-Presenter: Attorney Stacy Vogeltanz, 01/20/2017 to 01/20/2017
  • Estate Recovery & Disabled Beneficiaries in Probate Estates, Milwaukee Bar Association, 10/28/2016 to 10/28/2016
  • Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid, National Business Institute, Co-Presenters: Attorneys William F. Greenhalgh and John G. Movroydis, 10/25/2016 to 10/25/2016
  • Medicaid Basics, Milwaukee Bar Association, Co-Presenter: Attorney Christopher C. Janson, 05/19/2016 to 05/19/2016
  • Powers of Attorney, Marquette University Law School, 09/10/2015 to 09/10/2015
  • Medicaid Essentials for Guardians ad Litem, Milwaukee Bar Association, 02/20/2015 to 02/20/2015
  • Case Law, Statutory, Administrative, and Regulatory Update, Wisconsin Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Co-Presenter: Attorney Megann S. Hendrix, 01/31/2014 to 01/31/2014
  • SNTS & ABLE Accounts: Preserving Assets for Disabled Individuals, Kenosha Racine Estate Planning Council, November 15, 2017

Honors and Awards

  • Named Rising Star by Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2016 & 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Member, 2013 to Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member, 2016 to Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Member, 2013 to Present
  • Milwaukee Bar Association – Elder Law Section, Co-Chair, 2015 to Present
  • Waukesha County Bar Association, Member, 2013 to Present
  • Association of Women Lawyers, Member, 2013 to Present
  • Wisconsin Chapter of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member, 2016 to Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Wills for Heroes, 2011 to Present
  • Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinics, 2011 to Present
  • Wills for Veterans, 2015 to Present