Allison J. Frasier
Long-term care planning, estate planning, guardianships and conservatorships, and probate and trust administration.
JD – University of St. Thomas School of Law
BA – Biology – Carleton College
Allison J. Frasier is an associate attorney in Maser, Amundson & Boggio, P.A.’s Elder Law Department. She first joined the team in 2006 as a law clerk. She practices and counsels clients in the areas of elder law issues, such as medical assistance planning, veterans’ aid and attendance benefits, estate planning, asset preservation, planning for incapacity, guardianships and conservatorships, as well as probate matters.
Allison enjoys counseling clients through what can be very complicated and emotional issues. Through the experience in her own life of helping to care for a disabled family member, she can relate to many issues that her clients face on a personal level.
Allison is an accredited attorney for veterans’ aid and attendance benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs. She is also a member of the Minnesota Bar Association’s Elder Law Section, and of the Minnesota Association for Guardianship and Conservatorship (MAGiC). She is licensed to practice in Minnesota State Court and is a frequent speaker on elder law issues.
GET TO KNOW ALLISON
Those who know me well say that I’m:
- Responsible – I’m dependable in my work, in my relationships and in my approach to life in general. This means that I remain by your side every step of the way to make sure everything gets done well and on time. The word “shortcut” is not in my vocabulary.
- Thoughtful – As my client, you’re much more than a file or a case. You’re a real, valuable, unique person. I make an effort to get to know all parts of you – not just the parts that pertain to your case.
- Determined – I’m stubborn. In a good way. I don’t let things slip through the cracks, I follow through and bring matters to a conclusion. I work as hard as I have to in order to reach the right solution and I don’t get discouraged if things don’t turn our perfectly the first time.
I chose to become an attorney because of a series of events that led me down this path, some tragic and some serendipitous. When I was a child, my mother was involved in a head-on car collision that changed her life, as well as ours, forever. Issues like dealing with a loved one in a coma, brain surgeries, rehabilitation, personal injury lawsuits, guardianship, conservatorship, and disability all hit hard and fast. We dealt with them the best that we could. What is important is that as a daughter, attorney-in-fact and healthcare agent, I’ve gone through an experience that many of my clients go through before they come in to meet with me. What I can tell you is that I understand. More than you realize. I’ve been there, and in many ways, I’m still there today. I know what you’re going through, and I can help.
I believe that you reap what you sow. On some level, what you put out into the world will eventually come back to you.
I can accomplish anything I put my mind to.
My greatest accomplishment is my family. There’s nothing that brings me more joy than coming home to the ones I love.
I’m making a difference by knowing that I’ve made someone’s life better in some way. People who come to see me are often scared and anxious. Putting their worries to rest is truly a rewarding experience.
Quote me… “You can do whatever want to do. You just have to be willing to work hard.”
My next challenge is creating (and maintaining) a balance between my parenting, caretaking and attorney responsibilities.
On my bookshelf is One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Seven words that describe me are Nurturing, listener, disciplined, organized, active, compassionate, reliable.
One thing most people don’t know about me is I’m a science geek. For years after college I worked as a research assistant studying heart development in frogs and chicks.
When I’m not working, these days you can probably find me at a Little League game or other kids sporting event cheering on one of my three children in their activity of the moment.