Meet Our Team
An Estate Planning and Elder Law Firm
Brian Huffman, Attorney
Brian received his Bachelors degree from St. Louis University in 1989 and his Law degree from University of Missouri-Columbia in 1992. He has been practicing law since 1992. He opened his first office in Maryville Illinois in 1998. Since then he has been practicing in the areas of estate planning and elder law, working with thousands of clients to develop and implement their estate plans, assisting with elder law issues such as asset management and government benefits, and giving workshops and seminars on estate planning and elder law topics. His practice includes elder law areas such as Medicaid Planning, Veteran’s Benefits Planning and Planning for Disabled Beneficiaries.
Brian is licensed in both Illinois and Missouri. He is a member of both the Illinois Bar Association and Missouri Bar Association, the National Care Planning Council, as well as a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is the former president of the Collinsville Area Soccer Association board, a not-for-profit youth recreational soccer league, and remains actively involved in assisting with it’s administration.
Michele Weber, Attorney
Michele received her bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University in 1993 and her law degree from St. Louis University in 2004. She previously worked as a paralegal, primarily in estate planning law. She is licensed in Illinois and Missouri, and a member of the bar associations in each state.
Curt Bailey, Attorney
Mr. Bailey attended Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration in 1988. He received his Juris Doctor in 1991 from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, where he was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Dispute Resolution.
Mr. Bailey began his career at Rabbitt, Pitzer & Snodgrass, PC engaged in a general litigation practice. In 1993, he joined Jacobson, Maynard, Tuschman & Kalur, in the firm’s St. Louis office and was engaged in defending Medical Malpractice claims. In December 1996, Mr. Bailey joined The Kurowski Law Firm, PC located in Swansea, Illinois. In 1999, he became a principal in the firm. During his tenure with the firm, Mr. Bailey was involved in the management and defense of numerous asbestos-related personal injury cases on a national basis. In addition, Mr. Bailey has actively practiced in the areas of estate planning and business formation and representation throughout his career.
Mr. Bailey is licensed in the States of Missouri and Illinois. He is a member of the Missouri Bar, Illinois State Bar Association, St. Clair County Bar Association, and National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is authorized to practice before the United States District Courts for the Western District of Missouri, Eastern District of Missouri, Central District of Illinois, and Southern District of Illinois.
Mr. Bailey serves on the Board of Managers of the Metro United Soccer Club and St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Club. He resides in Maryville with his wife, Karen.
Margaret Huffman, R.N., Elder Care Consultant
Margaret received her associate degree in physical therapy in 1990 from Belleville Area College, and her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2005 from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. She practiced as a licensed physical therapist assistant for 15 years in a geriatric rehab setting, and retains that licensure in Illinois. Before joining Huffman Law Offices, she worked for two years as a home health nurse handling treatment and case management. Margaret is a licensed registered nurse in Illinois and Missouri, and member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.
Beth Kennedy, Paralegal
Beth received her bachelor’s degree in economics from Benedictine College in 1986. She is currently working on her associate degree in paralegal studies from Southwestern Illinois College, and is a member of the St. Louis Association of Legal Assistants. While assisting with the document production, Beth also acts as liaison between our firm (our clients) and government offices such as the Department of Human Services and the Officer of Inspector General. She works hand-in-hand with our clients assisting with estate planning and Medicaid planning.