Nowlan offers Rock County residents free assistance preparing critical legal health care documents

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PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release

Laura Barten, Barten & Associates, LLC • (608) 220-8955 •
Kayla Hiller, Nowlan • Phone: (608) 755-8100 • E-mail:

JANESVILLE, WI USA (April 9, 2020) — Nowlan is joining in the fight to help Rock County residents during the current COVID-19 crisis by helping individuals draft and execute essential health care legal documents at no charge. Until June 30, 2020, attorneys Carol Hatch, Kayla Hiller, and Bryan Whitehead will assist in the preparation of Powers of Attorney for Health Care and Declarations to Physicians (Living Wills) free of charge. These essential legal documents provide much needed guidance to your family and physicians.

  • A Power of Attorney for Health Care appoints an agent who will make health care decisions in the event you are unable to make them for yourself.
  • A Declaration to Physicians (also sometimes known as a Living Will) gives instructions to your health care providers regarding your wishes should the worst occur.

Nowlan attorney Kayla Hiller conceived the idea while hiking at the Janesville School Outdoor Lab (JSOL). “By completing these health care documents now, individuals can avoid costly, unnecessary court proceedings and having to make critical health care choices during even higher times of stress. I’ve been with Nowlan for more than 20 years; projects like this that support our community members in times of need mirror our mission of service. We hope to offer clients peace of mind during this particularly challenging time in our nation’s history,” said Hiller.

Individuals who would like assistance creating these documents are invited to visit to learn more and access a simple form they can complete online to get the process started. The free service will be available to residents of Rock County until June 30, 2020.

Nowlan is a multi-disciplinary law firm that offers its clients unparalleled access to an integrated and diverse range of legal services delivered by the most experienced group of attorneys in Rock County, Wisconsin. Founded in 1883 in Janesville, Wisconsin, Nowlan’s expertise spans more than twelve practice areas, including civil litigation, banking and financial institutions law, corporate law, divorce and family law, employment law, real estate law, trusts and estates law, workers’ compensation law, personal injury law, municipal and school law, and more. For more information about how Nowlan can assist in navigating life’s most challenging and rewarding chapters with optimal outcomes, please visit or phone (608) 755-8100.