David Frisse, a native of Highland, Illinois, is a graduate of Notre Dame University and the St. Louis University School of Law. He served as head of the Tax Litigation Division in the Illinois Attorney General’s Office before entering private practice in Illinois in 1979. In 1994 David founded Frisse & Brewster Law Offices, LLC, then based in Paris, Illinois, and Terre Haute, Indiana.
David’s focus is business and estate planning law, where his goal is to ensure that his clients give what they have, to whom they want, when they want, in the way they want. David feels he can best help his clients accomplish this by using a unique “team” approach, which engages the client and includes other professional financial and legal advisors in the process. Education, counseling, creative decision-making and family conversation culminates in a plan designed to protect what’s important to the client.
David is a member of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys and Wealth Counsel. Providing support and continuing education, the members of these organizations share a practice commitment that respects the dignity of both their profession and their clients.
David is on the Board of Directors for Horizon Health Hospital & Clinics, the Chairman of the Board for the Paris Community Hospital Foundation, President of the Paris Recreational Endowment Trust, Counsel to Lakeland College Foundation and Leadership Lecturer for the Paris Chamber of Commerce.
David lectures extensively and is a contributing-author of two books; Love, Money and Control: Reinventing Estate Planning and The Complete Guide to Estate Planning & Financial Planning in Turbulent Times. His affiliations, activities, memberships, continuing education and leadership roles both in his profession and within his community are considerable.
David is considered a local expert in Napoleonic history. He also and plays a mean blues guitar, and maintains a well-loved guitar collection that includes several late 1960s Gibson Les Paul models. Dave and his wife Doris live near Paris and are both lead singers of The Dave Frisse Band. They enjoy traveling, especially to the Southwest, and take part in the annual Joe Bonamassa blues cruise. Currently, their favorite place to travel is Indianapolis, where they visit their first grandchild.
Rick volunteered for military service after he graduated from high school and served three years of active duty in the Army. Following his military service, Rick attended Indiana State University and received his BS in Accounting in 1980. He earned his CPA license, and served as Chief Financial Officer for a software development firm. After he decided to pursue a career in law, Rick attended the Indiana University School of Law and in 2000 was admitted to the Indiana Bar. As a former staff attorney for Ernst & Young in Indianapolis, Rick’s concentration was in the area of Human Resource Consulting. Rick joined the Frisse Law Office in 1999 and he became a full partner in Frisse & Brewster Law Offices in 2005.
Rick enjoys working in the areas of estate planning, Medicaid eligibility planning, estate and trust settlement and VA eligibility planning. Rick finds the most satisfaction in his work when he is helping families protect what is important to them. Rick is a member of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, ElderCounsel and WealthCounsel. The members of these organizations share a practicing commitment that respects the dignity of both their profession and their clients.
Rick and his wife, Jan, have been married for 44 years and have two independent, adventurous sons. Rick and Jan enjoy traveling together and have traveled across the globe to visit their son who has made a career of serving in the Air Force. They share a love for spending time with their grandchildren and of playing golf, which they have played on three continents.
Rick’s faith is important to him. He serves in his local church and is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Christian Campus Ministries, a Christian outreach organization to the Terre Haute college campuses; a past member of the Board of Directors of the Community Christian School, a Christian-based school that offered classes for grades Kindergarten through Fifth grade; and he serves as an adjunct professor for Indiana Wesleyan University.
Kaye is a proud mother of two boys who understands the importance, as well as the complexities, of today’s families. She considers herself lucky to practice in an area of law that allows her to help families plan for the future and gain peace of mind.
Kaye attended law school with plans to practice disability law. Having worked her way through college at the University of Illinois in Urbana assisting students with disabilities, she graduated from Hofstra University School of Law in 1996. She initially worked with a non-profit providing legal services exclusively to persons with disabilities, and, after years of practice as both a State’s Attorney and Public Defender, she is delighted to be a part of Frisse & Brewster Law Offices, where she provides an array of Elder Law and estate planning services, focusing on Nursing Home Planning and Special Needs Planning.
As a member of Wealth Counsel, Elder Counsel, and IL NAELA (National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, Illinois Chapter), Kaye has an array of resources available for her clients’ planning needs. She is also a member of her local bar associations and serves as President of the Board of Directors for Heartland Human Services in Effingham, Illinois, a community mental health provider. She also serves on the boards of the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation Advisory Board for Effingham County, the Effingham Child Development Center, Effingham Noon Rotary (for which she will be Club President 2017-2018), and Chairs the Fifth Circuit Pro Bono Committee of the Public Interest Law Initiative. Frisse & Brewster Law Offices emphasizes the concept of stewardship, which allows Kaye the pleasure of accepting pro bono cases referred from various on-profit agencies, a very rewarding part of the practice of law.
Kaye speaks frequently to public groups regarding Estate Planning, Nursing Home Planning, Special Needs issues and other topics. She co-presented “Elder Law Crossover: 10 Things Elder Law Attorneys want Estate Planning Attorneys to Consider” for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education in 2016 and has presented for several other continuing legal education courses.
When not working, Kaye enjoys gardening and fishing with her family, as well as traveling. Seeing the world through her teenagers’ eyes is proving very rewarding and has provided them with a wide range of experiential learning opportunities, including eagerly attending a Royal Shakespeare Company performance starring the family’s favorite Doctor. (It’s an exciting day for an English major when the kids show an honest interest in the Bard.) They have traveled the entire width of the country via automobile, visiting many Civil War battlefields and other National Parks sites, for a total of 27 states and nine foreign countries visited together. Kaye believes that the security and peace of mind a good plan offers allows people to enjoy life more fully- and her family agrees.
David Hamilton was born and raised on a farm outside of Paris, Illinois. Growing up, David was active in 4H and FFA where he enjoyed showing cattle and pigs and representing Edgar County in State and National livestock judging competitions. David also performed in the spring musicals and played football and baseball throughout his childhood.
For David, learning to work hard was an important part of growing up. When he wasn’t helping on his family’s farm, he was working for small business owners in his community. Baling hay, cleaning out oil tankers, helping to roof and remodel houses, mowing lawns, installing irrigation systems, and clerking for a local bank were among his many glamorous pursuits.
After finishing high school, David earned his bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and was awarded Summa Cum Laude honors at graduation. During his undergraduate career, David served as President and Chief Justice of the Greek Council, Chapter President of his fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon, a member of the Student Government Finance Board, and was elected to represent the student body on the Southern Illinois University System Board of Trustees where he was granted full voting powers during his term by the Governor.
The following fall David was awarded the Thomas E. and Lois Lowther Endowed Scholarship and began pursuing his juris doctorate of law at Washington University in St. Louis. During his graduate studies at Washington University, David also earned a master’s degree in social work. He specialized in family systems as well as entrepreneurship. Outside of the classroom, David served as Vice President and Treasurer of the Graduate and Professional Student Council before being elected Chairman of the Legal Concerns Committee on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students.
While working toward his graduate degrees, David clerked for the distinguished St. Louis law firm, Paule, Camazine and Blumenthal where he assisted on a diverse range of issues spanning business, family and estate law. He gained further experience through internships at the legal aid organization ArchCity Defenders and the housing division of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. David also enjoyed volunteering with Gateway Greening, an organization helping people who are homeless reintegrate into society through job training in urban agriculture. Throughout his final year of graduate studies, David was hired to analyze the intersection of public policy and community capacity building by the Deaconess Foundation, a nationally recognized nonprofit grantmaking foundation.
After eight years in St. Louis, David is excited to be back in his hometown. When he isn’t at the office, David is active in his family’s grain and Berkshire pork operation. David also enjoys writing creatively, woodworking, and traveling.
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