What Jillian does is unique. There are so many components to it, working with an attorney she referred us too the deed to our family farm was cleared since the land was passed down from a former slave owner, we did not posses a proper deed.
— - LeTanya Williams, South Carolina Farmer



“Don’t Bet the Farm on Medicaid” is the first published book of Hishaw focused on preparing realty owners on the importance of transferring their assets prior to qualifying for Medicaid and the implications of not completing proper estate planning. The basics of Medicaid, state income requirements and the authority of state’s to recover outstanding debt through a Medicaid lien is described for each states. Thirteen states are reviewed in this book which include Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Missouri, Kansas, and Massachusetts.

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Jillian Hishaw is an innovative strategist, Founder, and Attorney in the areas of agriculture, food systems and asset protection, she was recently recognized by the Clif Bar Co. as a "Food Industry Changemaker."  Only 1 of 3 Black Women in the World with a LLM in Agricultural law and nearly 15 years of local, state, federal, fellowship and nonprofit experience, Ms. Hishaw is highly sought after by various industries for her expertise which has allowed her work to spans across the country.  Ms. Hishaw’s past clients include universities, non-profit organizations and municipalities.

As a philanthropist, Ms. Hishaw has also raised thousands of dollars for charitable food programs and has been interviewed by various academic, newspaper and podcast outlets.  Additionally, Ms. Hishaw has several law review and American Bar Association newsletter articles published in outlets such as Civil Eats, the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, the Journal of Food Law & Policy, WUNC – NPR, South Carolina Now and more.  Ms. Hishaw is the Founding CEO of Family Agriculture Resource Management Services (F.A.R.M.S.) a regional non-profit organization and Hishaw Law.  F.A.R.M.S., provides legal services to small farmers in seven rural states in the South and Southeast.  Over the past nearly five years in operation, F.A.R.M.S., has saved a small farm in South Carolina from foreclosure, donated over 220,000 lbs. of produce to rural high poverty communities and more!  With a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Tuskegee University, Law Degree and Legal Masters in Agricultural Law from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, Ms. Hishaw education and professional expertise can be applied to many different facets of business.

If you are looking for an expert speaker for your next event or consultant in agriculture, Ms .Hishaw is the expert attorney you need to hire.  Thank you for visiting Ms. Hishaw's site, she welcomes information inquiries.  To schedule an appointment or to contact Ms. Hishaw please email jhishaw@gmail.com. Ms. Hishaw has worked with numerous entities including the ones references above.

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Hishaw has a law practice in Wyoming focused on asset protection as it relates to land, estate planning and bankruptcy. Hishaw has a Bachelors Degree in Biology from Tuskegee University, a Juris Doctorate and Legal Masters in Agricultural law from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. For more info please visit www.hishawlaw.com


Hishaw is the Founder & Director of F.A.R.M.S., a legal and education non-profit that provides services to small farmers and rural youth in the Southeast. Hishaw has over a decade of local, state, federal, legal, and non-profit experience in relation to agriculture, environmental, civil rights and more. For more infor please visit www.30000acres.org  



Over the last 15 years, Hishaw has had the opportunity to speak at numerous national, state and local conferences and workshops.  Hishaw has organized workshops and conferences on various topics including land protection, civil rights, elder care for farmers, and estate planning as it relates to agriculture.


Photo Credit to Meg Haywood Sullivan (in blue dress) and Photo/Video Credit (except for Clif Bar Video) to See Infinity Productions