Jessica Rooks - Attorney, The Rooks Law Firm, LLC
Jessica Rooks runs a thriving Elder Law and Estate Planning firm in rural Northeast Missouri. After receiving a BS in Political Science with honors from Truman State University, she went on to pursue a law degree from the University of Missouri School of Law, graduating in the top 15% of her class. While in law school, Jessica helped shape Missouri Guardianship reform Law. Continuing her lifelong determination to chart her own course, Jessica chose to open a solo small firm after law school and focusing on the specialty areas of Elder Law and Estate Planning with the aim of serving the needs of rural Missouri. Since opening her practice in 2012, Jessica has served as the first circuit Juvenile attorney, has been profiled in Missouri Lawyer’s Media, and was named an Up and Coming young attorney for the Missouri Bar Weekly in 2018, and has held numerous community seminars and information sessions on Estate and Long-Term Care Planning. Outside of her practice, Jessica has worked extensively with local charities, been nominated for the Kirksville Young Professionals Top 5 under 40 award, received the Truman State University Echo 25 award, and has served on the board of her local chapters of the Chamber of Commerce, HUD, YMCA, and the Missouri National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
Presentation Description - Estate Planning:
Please join Jessica Rooks of The Rooks Law Firm, LLC as she discusses a variety of legal topics that an individual or family may encounter when addressing the needs of people with Developmental Disabilities. Topics include a summary of: Guardianships, Power of Attorney, Special Needs Trust and ABLE Accounts, and Medicaid.