Name: Kris Maser
Phone Number: (952) 925-4147
Legal Assistant: Kimberly Revai
Focus Areas: Estate planning; medical assistance planning; planning for incapacity, conservatorship and guardianship issues; issues pertaining to wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care directives.
Education: JD – William Mitchell College of Law; BA, BS – University of Minnesota.
Community Involvement/Professional Associations: Board member of the National Parkinson’s Foundation, Minnesota Chapter; board member for the National Lymphedema Network; Normandale Center for Healing and Wholeness; Rotary Club; State, county and national bar associations; National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
Those who know me well say that I’m:
- A driving force and Tenacious – A recent cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment and side effects have only strengthened my determination to help clients facing serious illness and disability. I know what you’re going through because I’ve been (and am) in your shoes.
- Direct – I say what I mean and I mean what I say. Because I am clear in my words and actions, it’s easy for people to understand what I say and to trust me.
I chose to become an attorney because of my early experience helping my father through a 26-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, as well as taking care of my elderly mother as she ages. I’ve always been a caretaker by nature, and going to law school provided me with the education and ability to help those facing complex and emotionally difficult life situations.
I believe that we all have within us the strength necessary to face even the most harrowing circumstances. It’s just a matter of mining that strength.
I can change and grow as a person. I never want to stop learning.
My greatest accomplishments are our two sons. They are truly fascinating people. I like to joke that I thought that the best part of being a parent was raising the kids but I find now that I also like hanging around my adult children.
I’m making a difference by helping people with illnesses and disabilities live as fully and vibrantly as they did before their diagnosis.
Quote me: Nobody stands alone. Cancer made me realize that you can’t go through a long-term illness by yourself. We all need families and communities to support us.
My next challenge is to develop a life care planning approach that encompasses clients through various stages in life – from healthy/able-bodied to illness/disability to death.
On my bookshelf: Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One by Dr. Joe Dispenza.
Seven words that describe me: Fighter, survivor, wife, mother, daughter, traveler, compassionate.
One thing most people don’t know about me: I accepted a scholarship from the University of Minnesota to live and study in Hungary.
When I’m not working, I am an avid reader, I enjoy skiing, traveling and spending time with my husband and sons.