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Charles Todd Newland

Charles Todd Newland

Charles T. Newland & Associates
  • Probate, Business Law, Estate Planning ...
  • Illinois
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Biography

I have been practicing law for over 35 years. I graduated 3rd in my class from law school, so I had the opportunity to work at one of Chicago's largest law firms on Michigan Avenue, Ross & Hardies, right out of law school. At that time my experience was mostly in the area of personal injury law having clerked during law school for one of the nations top personal injury lawyers, Leonard M. Ring & Associates. In April of 1991 I started my own firm that has continued to prosper under the philosophy of providing, "Quality, Caring and Experienced Legal Representation." The common thread between the probate, trust and business litigation matters is the Fiduciary Relationships involved and the alleged breaches of fiduciary duties that occur in estate, trust and business matters.

One of the keys to our success is our AVAILABILITY and COMMUNICATION with our clients because we are aware that the lack of communication is one of the most frequent complaints about attorneys.

The quality of our work has earned my firm a respected reputation amongst our colleagues and the judges we appear before and provide a significant source of client referrals. I am proud to have been recognized by peer review as an ILLINOIS SUPER LAWYER.

Practice Areas
Probate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Bankruptcy
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Supreme Court of Illinois
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U.S District Court-Northern District of Illinois
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Charles T. Newland & Associates
- Current
Adjunct Professor of Probate and Estate Law
College of Lake County
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Founding Partner
Newland, Newland & Newland
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Owner
Charles T. Newland & Associates
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Attorney
Ross and Hardies
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Education
University of Illinois - Chicago John Marshall Law School
J.D. (1988) | Law
Honors: Graduated with Highest Distinction; Order of John Marshall; West Hornbook Award for Academic Achievement; CJS Award for Legal Scholarship
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Creighton University School of Law
Law
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Honors: International Moot Court BoardActivities
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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.S. (1984) | Psychology/Business
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Awards
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2020-2024
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
2010, 2012, 2021
10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
2011, 2012, 2016
Best Probate Lawyers in Arlington Heights
Expertise.com
A+ Accredited Business Rating
Better Business Bureau
Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in Illinois
The American Society of Legal Advocates
2014-2016
Top 1 % of Attorneys Nationally
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Top 100 Litigation Attorneys
National Association of Legal Advocates (NALA)
Professional Associations
Lake County Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Co-Chairman of the Estate and Trust Committee
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Northwest Suburban Bar Association
Member
Current
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Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Member
Current
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National Association of Foreclosure Defense Attorneys
Member
Current
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Illinois State Bar Association  # 6199090
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Jurisdictional Disputes In Adult Guardianship Cases
The Lake County Bar Journal - The Docket
Lost Opportunity May Lead to Surcharge for Guardian
The Lake County Bar Journal - The Docket
Satisfying the "Gatekeeper" Attorney's Fees in Probate
The Lake County Bar Journal - The Docket
Pot Luck in the Court of Claims-Suing the State of Illinois
The Lake County Bar Journal - The Docket
Reading the Poor Man's Will-Documentation of POD/Trust Accounts
The Lake County Bar Journal - The Docket
Speaking Engagements
Trustee's Attorney's Duty To Beneficiaries, Lake County Bar Association, Trust & Estate Committee Annual Conference, Lake Forrest-Knollwood CC
Selling "Underwater" Property Free of Liens in Probate, IRELA Monthly Meeting, Schaumburg, IL
The CPA/Client Privilege, Lake County Bar Association, Trust & Estate Section, Waukegan, IL
Limited Guardianship, GAL Training, Circuit Court 19th Judicial Circuit, Lake County, IL
Uncontested Guardianship, lllinois State Bar Association, Guardianship Boot Camp, Chicago, IL
Limited Guardianship, GAL Training Workshop, Circuit Court 19th Judicial Circuit-Lake County Illinois, Waukegan, IL
Guardianship Jurisdiction, Elder Law Short Course, IICLE, Oakbrook, IL
Limited Guardianship, Lake County Bar Association, Trust Estate Committee, Waukegan, IL
Trust & Estates, Lake County Bar Association, Trust & Estate Committee
Foreclosure, General Practice Update-Illinois State Bar Association
Preparation and Purpose of Powers of Attorney, CharterOne Bank
Short Sales and Foreclosures, Baird & Warner Training Seminar
Attorney's Fees in Probate Cases, NWSBA-Attorney's Fees -To Fee or Not to Fee
Certifications
Guardian Ad Litem
State of Illinois
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Legal Blog
Contact & Map
Charles T. Newland & Associates.
Rolling Meadows Office
3601 Algonquin Road
Suite 990
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Telephone: (847) 797-9300
Fax: (847) 797-9301
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Charles T. Newland & Associates.
Lincolnshire Office
250 Parkway Dr.
Ste 330
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Telephone: (847) 797-9300
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed