Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
Dera L. Johnsen-Tracy is a shareholder and co-founder of Horn & Johnsen SC in Madison. Dera is a 2008 graduate of Marquette University Law School and focuses her legal practice in the areas of estate planning, probate, guardianship, real estate and business law. She is an active member of WealthCounsel, a national consortium of estate planning professionals. She is also licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court for both the Western and Eastern Districts of Wisconsin. In furtherance of her passion for helping families plan, she is an active participant in the Wisconsin Wills for Heroes program and the Basic Estate Planning Clinic for Seniors and Veterans for which she received the 2015 Individual Attorney Pro Bono Award from the Dane County Bar Association.
Dera has been invited as a special guest on a number of radio shows and has been invited to speak as a featured presenter at various conferences throughout Wisconsin and nationally, including the 2015 Investor Conference for the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII), Women Inspiring Change luncheon sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation, Money Smart Women Conference, Asset Builders Madison Money Conference, and “Ready, Set, Retirement!” sponsored by Madison Area Technical College Paralegal Program in cooperation with WPS, Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources (GWAAR), Dane County Bar Association and the State Bar of Wisconsin. Dera is a frequent speaker on the topics of estate planning and living trusts, including special issues applicable to realtors, small business owners, farmers, pet owners, young families, LGBT families and families with special needs children. She has also taught a variety of CE classes to financial professionals and CLE seminars to attorneys through PINNACLE and the National Business Institute (NBI).