POUL LEMASTERS, Esq.

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.

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SELECTED SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND INFORMATION

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

 

PRESS

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.

Want to Plan for Your Death and Funeral? Here’s How The New York Times 20 February 2018

Westwood students surprised with warm winter coats WCPO-TV 2 December 2016

3 Common Misconceptions about Cremation GYST: Guides to Getting Your Shit Together 16 September 2016

Let’s talk about death: Mid-America College of Funeral Service offers atypical career path Insider Louisville 26 February 2016

Lemasters Coat Drive Funeral Nation Podcast 4 November 2015

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

St. Vincent de Paul distributes coats from WLWT News 5 Cares Coat Drive WLWT 6 December 2014

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

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

Virginia bill would allow pets, owners to be buried together Washington Post 30 January 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