About Us

Deborah Rysso

Deborah Rysso has practiced elder law since moving to Traverse City in 2004 and is a partner at Rysso & Wingfield, PLLC. In 2011,2012, and 2013, Deborah was named a “Rising Star” by Michigan SuperLawyers. Deborah was voted one of the 20 Region’s Leading Lawyers in the Traverse City Business News in December 2013. Deborah is active in the Traverse City community; she writes a quarterly column in the Traverse City Record Eagle with legal topics for baby boomers, served as the 2012-2013 president of the Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Antrim Bar Association, served for several years as president of the local Women Lawyer’s Association, is a member of the Bay Area Senior Advocates, and has taught as an adjunct professor at Northwestern Michigan College. She has also completed the arduous ICLE Probate and Estate Planning Certificate Program. Her law degree is from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and her undergraduate degree is from the University of Michigan.

Jeff Wingfield

Jeff Wingfield has practiced law since 2004 after a career in law enforcement. Jeff is actively involved at Central Methodist Church, is a Cherry Festival Ambassador, and plays softball on several local teams. Jeff has two undergraduate degrees from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Florida State University, and has his JD from Barry University in Miami, Florida. Jeff is also a partner at Rysso & Wingfield, PLLC.