DeKalb Elder Law Lawyers

Kerry R. Peck
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Kerry R. Peck
Northbrook, IL Elder Law Attorney with 44 years of experience
(847) 509-1099 707 Skokie Blvd.
#600
Northbrook, IL 60062
Free ConsultationElder, Estate Planning and Probate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Kerry Peck is the past president of the Chicago Bar Association (CBA) and founder of the Elder Law Committee of the CBA. He is also the managing partner of the Chicago law firm, Peck Ritchey, LLC, whose clients include families, hospitals, banks, the State of Illinois, County of Cook, and City of Chicago. He provides legal representation for trust and guardianship litigation, business planning, and estate planning.

Mr. Peck is well experienced in guiding his clients through the probate process, assisting in the transfer of assets and resolution of claims, and implementing estate plans. He is also very dedicated in...
Michael L. Shanahan
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Michael L. Shanahan
Chicago, IL Elder Law Lawyer with 9 years of experience
(877) 374-1417 325 N LaSalle Dr
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60654
Free ConsultationElder, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
DePaul College of Law
Levin & Perconti welcomed Michael L. Shanahan to the firm in November 2014. As an associate attorney, Michael handles all types of medical malpractice, nursing home, products liability, personal injury and wrongful death cases. Prior to joining the firm, Michael worked for a general liability and workers’ compensation firm in Chicago.

Michael graduated from the DePaul University College of Law in May 2013 and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in November 2013. As a law student, Michael received the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Trial Advocacy and Legal Drafting and was a Dean’s Merit Scholarship Recipient....
Elizabeth M. Fink
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Elizabeth M. Fink
Chicago, IL Elder Law Attorney with 12 years of experience
(773) 906-5752 6232 N Pulaski Rd Ste 404
Chicago, IL 60646
Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
The John Marshall Law School
Elizabeth Fink focuses her career on the practice of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, Guardianships, and Medicaid Planning. She has been practicing law in Chicago, IL since 2009 and has represented clients throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Denison University and spent a semester of study at Justus-Liebig-Universität in Giessen, Germany. She received her Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, IL and was admitted to the Illinois State Bar in May 2009. Elizabeth is a member of the National Academy of...
Mr. Mark L. Kezy
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Mr. Mark L. Kezy
Orland Park, IL Elder Law Lawyer with 32 years of experience
(708) 518-8200 15255 South 94th Avenue
Suite 500
Orland Park, IL 60462
Free ConsultationElder, Divorce, Family and Probate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Attorney Kezy is a compassionate attorney who understands the emotions involved in divorce and family law matters. Mark L. Kezy, who is no stranger to the courtroom focuses on providing straight forward, common senses solutions as an alternative to expensive, protracted litigation, while promising aggressive, uncompromising representation in Court when compromise is no longer an option.
Robert Clifford
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Robert Clifford
Chicago, IL Elder Law Attorney with 46 years of experience
(312) 899-9090 120 N La Salle St
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationElder, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
DePaul College of Law
Attorney Robert A. Clifford founded his Chicago law firm, Clifford Law Offices, in 1995 with the goal of protecting the rights of innocent victims living throughout Illinois and across the country. At the time of the firm's founding, Mr. Clifford had already built a reputation as one of the country's most respected personal injury lawyers, and his reputation for excellence has only grown over the past 20-plus years.

Mr. Clifford began his legal career in 1976 after earning his law degree from DePaul University College of Law and receiving his approval to practice law in the state of Illinois. In...
William Wombacher
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William Wombacher
Peoria, IL Elder Law Lawyer with 42 years of experience
(888) 541-2088 416 Main St, Suite 700
Peoria, IL 61602
Elder, Estate Planning, Probate and Social Security Disability
University of Iowa
Bill was born and raised in Peoria, IL. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. degree in Government. He received his law degree (JD) at the University of Iowa graduating with honors. He has been practicing law in Central Illinois since his graduation and admission into the Illinois Bar. Legal ability and ethical standards ratings are published each year by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.Bill has the highest possible rating of AV. The legal ability rating is "A" which means he is rated as very high to preeminent. The "V" rating means that he embraces faithful adherence...
Dennis Delman
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Dennis Delman
Skokie, IL Elder Law Lawyer with 48 years of experience
(847) 674-3000 4711 Golf Rd. Suite 700
Skokie, IL 60201
Free ConsultationElder, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
DePaul College of Law
I am a partner in a small suburban firm for over 35 years that provides excellent legal services to thousands of satisfied clients. I regularly lectures on various legal topics and am appointed by the court to mediate Family Law issues. I also love playing tennis and am on the Board of several charitable organizations
Jeffrey P. Story Esq.
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Jeffrey P. Story Esq.
Evanston, IL Elder Law Attorney with 16 years of experience
(847) 328-7552 1609 Sherman Ave.
Suite 210
Evanston, IL 60201
Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Northeastern University School of Law
Attorney Bio Jeffery P. Story, Attorney at Law: Jeff Story graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts in 2005 and was admitted to the Illinois State Bar that same year. During the past eight years he has worked in civil litigation in Chicago. He is married to Amy Marinacci, a fellow attorney that he met in law school. Amy grew up in Evanston where her family still lives. Jeff and Amy have a young son, Gabriel who goes to Pope John XXIII School in Evanston. Jeff recently lost his mother and father within...
Gregg Garofalo
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Gregg Garofalo
Chicago, IL Elder Law Attorney with 22 years of experience
(312) 753-6000 161 N. Clark Street, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationElder, Estate Planning and Probate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology and Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Gregg focuses his practice in the areas of probate administration and litigation, estate planning, elder law, and real estate. In addition, Gregg is a guardian ad litem appointed by the Circuit Court of Cook County, not only in the probate area, but other divisions including domestic relations division and law division.

Gregg is an active member of the legal community, where he is serving or has served in several leadership roles within the Illinois Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association. Gregg is a past Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Probate Practice Committee, where he served two years as Chair....
Nora Baker
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Nora Baker
Chicago, IL Elder Law Attorney with 5 years of experience
(312) 382-1600 216 S. Jefferson Street
Suite 504
Chicago, IL 60661
Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Nora’s practice focuses on estate planning, elder law, estate and trust administration, business law and she also practices tax law in the areas of gift and estate taxation.

Nora drafts many types of trusts for clients including: life insurance trusts, special needs trusts for disabled persons, grantor retained annuity trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, charitable lead trusts, and charitable remainder trusts.

Nora provides services for businesses including: choosing the proper corporate entity; formation of the corporate entity; drafting partnership agreements, operating agreements, and corporate shareholder agreements and bylaws; buying and selling business; purchasing and leasing assets and real property in conjunction with...
William R Pokorny
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William R Pokorny
Chicago, IL Elder Law Lawyer with 20 years of experience
(312) 983-0300 300 S. Wacker Drive
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60606
Elder, Business, Employment and Estate Planning
The University of Chicago Law School
William R. Pokorny represents management in a wide range of labor and employment matters. He concentrates his practice on litigation and counseling in areas including discrimination, disabilities, ERISA and employee benefits, employment contracts, covenants not to compete, wrongful discharge, wage and hour law, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and labor relations. He represents employers before state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Illinois Human Rights Commission. Mr. Pokorny has experience with a wide variety of clients, including manufacturers, utilities, hospitals and healthcare providers, insurance companies, financial services...
Jay Kaufman
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Jay Kaufman
Northbrook, IL Elder Law Attorney with 42 years of experience
(847) 807-1108 707 Skokie Boulevard
Suite 600A
Northbrook, IL 60062
Elder, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Northern Illinois University
As the founder of the firm Kaufman Law Group, LLC, Jay C. Kaufman practices in the areas of business law and estate planning. For nearly 35 years, he has been practicing at his own firm. Attorney Kaufman is a proud member of ElderCounsel, WealthCounsel, American Bar Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association. He received both his undergraduate and Juris Doctorate degrees from North Illinois University. Mr. Kaufman has earned an 8.5 Excellent rating on Avvo.com. For a case review, please contact his firm today.
Alan Sohn
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Alan Sohn
Chicago, IL Elder Law Lawyer with 53 years of experience
(312) 236-7005 30 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 2040
Chicago, IL 60602
Elder, Business and Estate Planning
University of Illinois College of Law
Alan Sohn has provided expert legal counsel in the areas of wills and trusts, business succession planning, the organization and representation of privately-held businesses, probate and administration of estates, elder law, and real estate acquisition and leasing. Alan is conversant with and has utilized S corporations and limited liability companies for business, estate planning and asset protection. Alan has also counseled and assisted his clients in connection with the resolution of family disputes and when necessary represented their interests in the courts and in arbitration proceedings where efforts in resolving such disputes have been unsuccessful. Having dealt with a...
Sheni Hajat Djurisic
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Sheni Hajat Djurisic
Chicago, IL Elder Law Lawyer with 27 years of experience
(708) 389-4003 815 West Van Buren, Suite 204
Chicago, IL 60607
Free ConsultationElder, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
As a an attorney with over 20 years of expereince, I can provide quality legal services in a cost effective manner in the areas of Probate, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Health Care and business matters. Every matter is unique and I take the time to find solutions that work for each client's situation and goals.
Bob Baizer
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Bob Baizer
Chicago, IL Elder Law Lawyer with 50 years of experience
(312) 772-4956 200 South Wacker Drive
#3100
Chicago, IL 60606
Elder, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
University of California, Berkeley School of Law and Northwestern University School of Law
Baizer Kolar P.C. has been a practicing personal injury law firm in the Chicago area for over 35 years. Their reputation in the state is second to none, and they have some of the highest ratings in the area for their work in medical malpractice, wrongful death, car accident, and many more types of personal injury cases. Bob has been practicing law since 1972. He focuses on catastrophic plaintiff’s personal injury and wrongful death, including medical negligence and all forms of transportation negligence. Baizer obtained the then-largest medical malpractice verdict in Illinois and later the state’s second largest...
Kelly Karczmar
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Kelly Karczmar
Crete, IL Elder Law Attorney with 16 years of experience
(708) 927-1234 575 W. Exchange St.
Suite 102
Crete, IL 60417
Elder, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Attorney Kelly Karczmar graduated from the University of Chicago with honors in 1994. She graduated from the John Marshall Law School in 2005, where she served in the Fair Housing Legal Clinic. Ms. Karczmar served for six years as a Human Resources Director in a Fortune 100 company. She was responsible for union negotiations, employee relations and legal compliance. Ms. Karczmar is an attorney admitted to practice in the state bar of Illinois, as well as the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She has practiced law since 2005. She is a member of...
Christina M. Willman
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Christina M. Willman
Freeport, IL Elder Law Lawyer
(815) 233-1022 1005 Loras Drive
P.O. Box 1149
Freeport, IL 61032
Elder, Agricultural, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Iowa
Christina Willman earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2018. She received a degree in Agribusiness, Cum Laude, upon graduating from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo in 2015. While in law school, Christina was a member of the Jessup International Moot Court team. In addition, Christina was a student attorney in the Clinical Law program, focusing on estate planning and general litigation. She also has completed legal internships at Vermeer Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial and agricultural equipment in Pella, Iowa, and the Michigan Farm Bureau.

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Ms. Mary K. Neal
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Ms. Mary K. Neal
Chicago, IL Elder Law Attorney with 13 years of experience
(773) 681-1335 2731 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Elder and Immigration
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Globally aware and community focused, attorney Mary K. Neal has a talent for language and penchant for logical reasoning that makes immigration law a natural fit for her legal practice. The Law Office of Mary K. Neal is dedicated to assisting clients overcome life's obstacles to build a better future for their families here in the United States. The firm is available to serve the legal needs of Rogers Park, West Ridge, and greater Chicago. For immigration matters, the firm accepts clients from all states where such representation is allowed by law. Individuals and families can face many problems as a result...
Christopher T. Hurley
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Christopher T. Hurley
Chicago, IL Elder Law Lawyer
(312) 553-4900 33 N. Dearborn St.
Suite 1431
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationElder, Animal, Employment and Medical Malpractice
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, IL
Mark R. McKenna
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Mark R. McKenna
Chicago, IL Elder Law Lawyer
(312) 553-4900 33 N. Dearborn St.
Suite 1431
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationElder, Animal, Employment and Medical Malpractice
University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, IL
Michael T. Mertz
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Michael T. Mertz
Chicago, IL Elder Law Attorney
(312) 553-4900 33 N. Dearborn St.
Suite 1431
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationElder, Animal, Employment and Medical Malpractice
DePaul College of Law
David Bohrer
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David Bohrer
Northbrook, IL Elder Law Attorney with 37 years of experience
(847) 498-6878 900 Skokie Blvd
Suite 250
Northbrook, IL 60062
Elder, Business, Collections and Estate Planning
Cathleen Reynolds
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Cathleen Reynolds
Chicago, IL Elder Law Lawyer with 22 years of experience
(312) 560-2145 141 W Jackson Ste 1430
Chicago, IL 60604
Elder, Education and Juvenile
Drake University Law School
Thomas J. Olofsson JD
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Thomas J. Olofsson JD
Chicago, IL Elder Law Attorney with 30 years of experience
(773) 905-1193 9924 S. Walden Parkway
Chicago, IL 60643
Free ConsultationElder and Estate Planning
The John Marshall Law School
Edmund J. Scanlan
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Edmund J. Scanlan
Chicago, IL Elder Law Lawyer with 46 years of experience
(877) 494-1309 30 Michigan Ave #1024
Chicago, IL 60602
Elder, Animal, Asbestos and Medical Malpractice
DePaul University
Becky Bair Hurley
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Becky Bair Hurley
Chicago, IL Elder Law Lawyer
(312) 553-4900 33 N. Dearborn St.
Suite 1431
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationElder, Animal, Employment and Medical Malpractice
Northwestern University School of Law
Amanda M. Byrne
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Amanda M. Byrne
Chicago, IL Elder Law Attorney with 10 years of experience
155 North Wacker Drive, Ste. 1950
Chicago, IL 60606
Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Antonio M. Romanucci
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Antonio M. Romanucci
Chicago, IL Elder Law Attorney with 37 years of experience
(312) 458-1000 33 N. LaSalle Street
20th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Elder, Asbestos, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
The John Marshall Law School and University of Wisconsin Law School
Ryan R. Stodden
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Ryan R. Stodden
Freeport, IL Elder Law Lawyer
(815) 235-1212 Suite 300
Freeport, IL 61032
Elder, Agricultural, Business and Estate Planning
Northern Illinois University
Susan Dawson-Tibbits
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Susan Dawson-Tibbits
Peoria, IL Elder Law Lawyer with 43 years of experience
(309) 693-4477 7800 N. Sommer Street
Suite 412C
Peoria, IL 61615
Elder, Estate Planning and Family
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Mollie Whitehead
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Mollie Whitehead
Chicago, IL Elder Law Lawyer
(773) 906-5752 6232 N Pulaski Rd Ste 404
Chicago, IL 60646
Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Kurt J. LeVitus
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Kurt J. LeVitus
Chicago, IL Elder Law Lawyer with 29 years of experience
(800) 422-6284 29 S. LaSalle St.
Suite 940
Chicago, IL 60603
Free ConsultationElder, Estate Planning, Insurance Claims and Probate
Paul Smolinski
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Paul Smolinski
Palos Heights, IL Elder Law Lawyer with 34 years of experience
(708) 371-9500 6446 West 127th Street
Suite 201
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Carol J Perkins
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Carol J Perkins
Peoria, IL Elder Law Lawyer
(309) 857-5413 456 Fulton Street
Suite 255
Peoria, IL 61602
Elder, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Melissa L Uzzell
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Melissa L Uzzell
Rock Island, IL Elder Law Attorney
(309) 786-8497 1600 4th Ave
#200
Rock Island, IL 61201
Free ConsultationElder and Estate Planning
Melissa has been with Snyder, Park, Nelson & Schwiebert, PC as Of Counsel since June 2010. Her practice focuses on Elder Law & Long-Term Care Planning, Disability Planning and Estate Planning. She received her J.D. from Southern Illinois University College of Law in 1993 after receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology at Illinois State University in 1990. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is a Veterans Administration Accredited Attorney. She was admitted to practice law in Illinois in 1993 and Iowa in 1994 (currently inactive)....
Mike Slocumb
Chicago, IL Elder Law Attorney
Aon Center
200 E. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 6060
Elder, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Consumer
Amanda Burton
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Amanda Burton
Marion, IL Elder Law Lawyer with 12 years of experience
(618) 998-1138 1110 N Court St
Marion, IL 62959-1612
Free ConsultationElder, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
William Barton
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William Barton
Glen Carbon, IL Elder Law Attorney
(618) 210-0464 5806 State Route 162
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
Free ConsultationElder, Estate Planning, Nursing Home and Products Liability
Southern Illinois University School of Law
About Bill

Bill is a Southern Illinois native. He and his wife live in the Carbondale area with their five children. He attended Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He later earned Masters’ degrees in Special Education and Counseling Psychology, from McKendree University. He in Special Education classrooms in public and private schools.

Later, Bill worked as a counselor-intern for St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, and as a clinician for Chestnut Health Systems. He provided mental health and addiction recovery services, clinical analysis, and employee assistance support. His clients included Federal and State probation,...
Jared Giuffre
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Jared Giuffre
Carlinville, IL Elder Law Lawyer with 11 years of experience
(217) 854-4761 5 Hoch St.,
Carlinville, IL 62294
Elder, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Jared possesses a varied background from family and divorce law to criminal law.
Joni Bailey
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Joni Bailey
Murphysboro, IL Elder Law Lawyer with 37 years of experience
(866) 684-8668 1008 Walnut St
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Southern Illinois University School of Law
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