Brooke Starks’ lawyer life finds her discussing death, taxes, and difficult family dynamics daily, which could sound depressing if you don’t also know how rewarding it is to be invited into the living room of people’s lives. She owns and operates Legacy Legal, a boutique estate planning firm that caters to farm families and entrepreneurs. Having grown up in rural Illinois, Brooke leans on her small-town roots, humor, and down-to-earth style to complement her decades of legal expertise and connect with audiences. One of her most treasured compliments is “no one ever explained it like that before.” She strives to break down hard topics into bite-size pieces and find solutions to situations that families think are impossible. Brooke lives in rural Illinois with her husband and two teens. She is the co-founder of 5 Things, LLC a company that facilitates networking events for professional women. She volunteers regularly with United Way and her local church. She works so she can take cool vacations. For fun, she likes jogging, winning at board games, trying her hand at cooking (but not cleaning), and visiting places she’s never been.