Elder Care Attorney

Rachel A. Truhlsen

Position: Managing Member

Email: rtruhlsen@vwtlawyers.com

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Phone & Fax: 402.426-8877 / f 402.426.8873

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Rachel Truhlsen joined Vandenack Weaver in December 2021 when Vandenack Weaver merged with Truhlsen Elder Care Law. Rachel has been a licensed attorney since 1995 and started her own estate planning practice in 1997. She is one of the few VA accredited attorneys in Nebraska. After graduating from law school, Rachel worked for an estate planning firm and a general practice law firm before launching her own estate planning practice in 1997.

Over the years, the firm has grown and evolved, guided by Rachel’s passion for service excellence and long-lasting client relationships. Rachel’s vision has stood the test of time. Closely tuned in to the needs of her older clients, Rachel discovered that she could provide even greater value to those client relationships by adding more services, including elder law and Life Care Planning, a holistic approach to elder law she introduced in 2018.


  • J.D. , Creighton University, 1995
  • B.S.B.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha, with an emphasis in accounting, 1992


  • Nebraska, 1995
  • Iowa, 2016

Professional & Community Involvement:

  • Blair Family YMCA, Board Member, 2011-2012
  • Blair Area Community Foundation, Board Member, 2011-2017
  • Washington-Burt County Bar Association, President, 2005-present
  • Good Tidings Preschool, Secretary, 2008-2012
  • Crowell Memorial Home Foundation, Board Member, 2001-2011
  • Crowell Memorial Home Board, Secretary, 2001-2007
  • Blair Public Library Foundation, Secretary, 2002-2007
  • Blair Area Community Foundation, Secretary, 1999-2003


  • ElderCounsel® Member
  • WealthCounsel® Member
  • Life Care Planning Law Firms Association Member

Speaking Engagements, Presentations and Instruction:

  • Speaker – October 9-11, 2020 – CLE event for the Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Speaker – May 30, 2020 – “Helping Elderly and Disabled Clients:  A Life-Cycle Approach”, panel discussion at Creighton University
  • Speaker – March 30, 2020 – Estate planning and life care planning information, Washington County Bank

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