Carolyn A. Hegge



Practice Areas

Carolyn is a retired member of Stroud, Willink & Howard after a long and successful career practicing in business, estate planning, trusts, probates, and real estate law.

Professional Achievements, Honors, and Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in Elder Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law, Trusts & Estates (2013-2023)
  • Named Best Lawyers® Elder Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Madison (2022)
  • Named a Wisconsin Super Lawyer in Estate Planning & Probate, Nonprofit Organizations, Business/Corporate (2009-2010; 2014-2020)
  • Named a “Top Lawyer” by Madison Magazine, Consumer and Elder Law


  • University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1982
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison, B.B.A., with distinction, 1978


  • Wisconsin, 1982

Community Involvement and Memberships

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member of National “W” Club (past member of Board of Directors)
  • Boy Scouts of America (past Treasurer and committee member of Troop 87, past den leader of Pack 87, participant in multiple service projects)
  • Member of LPGA Amateurs, Madison Chapter (past member of Board of Directors)

  • Member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church (Secretary, member of Pastoral Council and Community Concerns Commission, past President of Education Commission, past Treasurer of Home and School Association)

  • Assisted various non-profit organizations, including youth basketball program, swim team, and educational non-profits, in setting up and structuring the organization, obtaining tax-exempt status, and providing ongoing support