Margaret M. Grathwol


Margaret Grathwol is a partner at Chestnut Cambronne and is known by everyone as Pook (rhymes with "cook") — the name is a childhood nickname and comes from a rhyme which ended with "Margaret Mary Pickle Puss" (ask her for the full story). Pook is dedicated to helping the elderly — in her world, a client in her 70's is young, a client in his 80's is getting old, and when her clients reach their 90's, she can say they "have arrived." "I never had a single grandparent when I was growing up. In fact, I even adopted a few elderly neighbors along the way (thank you Kitty and Lowell Moody). Today I feel very fortunate to be able to make the lives of the elderly and their families more peaceful and plentiful." Pook is a graduate of William Mitchell College of Law, cum laude, J.D., 1989, and University of St. Catherine, B.A. 1984. Her hobbies include: sailing, gardening, cooking, and quilting.

  • The Trust Code and the Three Billy Goats Gruff
  • Financial Exploitation of the Elderly
  • Elder Abuse
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Elder Law
  • Probate of Insolvent Estate
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Serving the Legally Blind, Deaf or Deafblind Client