Poul Lemasters, Esq., began his career in deathcare more than 20 years ago as a funeral director and embalmer. 


Poul began his career in deathcare more than 20 years ago as a funeral director and embalmer. He quickly recognized that the growing risk and liability in deathcare along with the lack of support and resources for those in this profession made for a deadly combination. So, he decided to go to law school—and he passed!

Today, Poul uses his unique background in both deathcare and law to provide resources and counsel to other deathcare professionals. He gets calls for assistance in risk management, daily operational conflicts, form and contract reviews, valuations, and regulatory matters. Basically, all the exciting issues our profession has to offer. Poul advises several funeral home, crematory, cemetery, and trade associations across the United States. He also shares his know-how with those in the field by serving as Cremation Coordinator and Advisor for ICCFA's Cremation Education Program.

You're always welcome to call Poul to learn about proactive prevention for your business, or for some reactive counseling after you get sued.



Poul also speaks to State and National Associations on various topics including:

  • Cremation Liability
  • Collecting & Prevention Your Accounts Receivable
  • Pre-Need Laws and Regulations
  • Funeral Technology and the Laws that Control
  • Cemetery Liability
  • Embalming Liability



Poul is often utilized as an expert source both in and out of the courtroom. Poul has been quoted as an expert source in a number of publications and venues over the years, from full-length documentaries to sources like CNN. Below is a selected list.

Cremation 'kind of fits with' today's culture Houston Chronicle 8 August 2015

For Owners Who Desire a Forever-Bond with Their Beloved Pet Healthy Pets 28 August 2014

Sleeping with the (gold)fishes: NY Pet Cemeteries to Accept Pet Owner Remains CNN 19 June 2014

Lemasters Consulting Holds 6th Annual Coat Drive FSX Funeral Service Extra from KatesBoylston Publications 7 November 2014

The Troubled Cremation of Stevie the Cat Freakonomics Podcast 14 October 2013

FUREVER Film Gaia Indie Films 2012

Pet funeral industry faces changes Seattle Times 8 March 2011



Lemasters Event Calendar

This calendar shows, by month, important deathcare events and information about selected speaking engagements. 

Poul travels frequently. He loves meeting new people, learning new things, and sharing his knowledge as a regular speaker for a number of deathcare associations and organization. Check out the calendar below to see where you can meet Poul in person.



>>> 2014

Oct 28  | Cremation Isn't "Quick, Simple and Easy" Helping the Bereaved Understand a Difficult Process | National Hospice and Palliative Care | Nashville, TN 

October 28-29 | Cremation Arranger Liability; Cremation Operator Liability | OFDA, CANA & ICCFA Cremation Training | Columbus, Ohio 

November 6-7 | Cremation Arranger Liability; Cremation Operator Liability | CANA & ICCFA Program | Phoenix, AZ

November 8-9 | Pet Cremation Due Diligence; Recent Pet Events; Cremation Liability with Pets | ISVMA-IL | Chicago, IL

November 13 | The Laws of Funeral Profession in Ohio - Including the Revised Code, Regulations, and the FTC | ODFA Masters Training Program | Cuyahoga Falls, OH

>>> 2015

January 15 | Cremation Paperwork & Forms As Sales Tools. No Really! | ICCFA - Wide World of Sales | Las Vegas, NV

February 13-15 | Disinterment Liability: A Grave Decision | NCBVA Annual Meeting | St. Petersburg, FL

March 23-27 | Cremation Liability: Covering Your Assets; Panel Discussion | OACFP Cremation Training | Ontario, Canada 

April 8-11 | Cremation Hotline Calls: Learning about Cremation from a Consumer's Perspective; Five Legal Issues Affecting Every Pet Business | ICCFA Annual Convention | San Antonio, TX

May 13 | Top 15 Issues of 2015 | IFDA | Ames, IL

June 1-4 | Not Just a Form: The Science, Legality and Marketing of Forms | Texas Funeral Director Convention | Arlington, TX