Cook County Probate Lawyers

Louis T. Wierenga
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Louis T. Wierenga
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(847) 749-1131 115 S. Wilke Road
Suite 202
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Valparaiso University School of Law
Services We Provide Include: • Probate & Estate Planning: Estate Administration, Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills; • Business Formation & Transactional Matters: Creation of Business Entities (i.e. LLC, Corp., Partnerships) & Other Business Agreements including Mergers & Acquisitions; • Income Tax Returns: Planning & Preparation (Individuals, Partnerships, Corp., Trusts, Gift & Estate Tax, Tax-Exempt Org., Payroll & Others); and • Audits & Appeals: Representation in Problematic Tax & Regulatory Matters.
Charles Todd Newland
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Charles Todd Newland
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 35 years of experience
(847) 797-9300 3601 Algonquin Road
Suite 990
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
University of Illinois - Chicago John Marshall Law School and Creighton University School of Law
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,...
Philip Fornaro
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Philip Fornaro
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 28 years of experience
(708) 639-4320 1022 S. La Grange Rd.
La Grange, IL 60525
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Philip M. Fornaro is the managing attorney at Fornaro Law. Adopting a “never give up” attitude, Philip has become known for his ability to succeed where others fail for the last 20 years. His decision to diversify his practice in 2004 has resulted in the creation of a full service law firm which provides quality representation in a variety of legal areas. Philip follows the rule that positive energy will yield positive results. This energy is the driving force behind the success of Fornaro Law. He has become adept at creating a network and team between clients,...
Janice Dantes
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Janice Dantes
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 10 years of experience
(312) 546-5077 35 East Wacker Drive Suite 650
Chicago, IL 60601
Probate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
DePaul College of Law
Janice, lovingly known by the nickname “Apple” in her family, is a passionate attorney specializing in family law. She was born in Angeles City, Philippines at the location previously known as Clark Air Force Base and relocated to Chicago, Illinois with her family when she was just three years old. Fluent in Tagalog, Janice is particularly interested in serving the legal needs of the Filipino community in Chicago. Janice graduated in 2005 with honors from the University of Chicago and earned her Juris Doctorate from DePaul University in 2012. She has been a practicing attorney in Illinois since...
Stephanie Sexauer
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Stephanie Sexauer
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 10 years of experience
(312) 300-4743 100 N. LaSalle Street Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationProbate, Elder, Estate Planning and Nursing Home
The John Marshall Law School
Ms. Sexauer focuses her practice on probate matters, including: elder law, guardianship, estate planning, wills, trusts, and will contests. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. Stephanie speaks Spanish fluently and is regularly selected by Cook County judges to serve as a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem for disabled adults. Stephanie also serves on the Judicial Evaluation Committee of the Chicago Bar Association.
William S. Wilson
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William S. Wilson
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 41 years of experience
(708) 482-7090 1023 W 55th St
#200
LaGrange, IL 60525
Probate, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
Northwestern University School of Law and University of Texas - Austin
Over 30 years ago, Bill Wilson began his legal career along side his dad, James T. Wilson and practiced with him until his passing in 2008. Bill carries on the legacy of compassionate, expert legal counsel concentrating in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Business Succession, Medicaid Planning and Estate Planning for Families that have Children with Disabilities.

Bill feels a “profound obligation to provide counsel that ensures the safety of the hard earned assets of families.”

He extends that obligation outside of his practice too. Currently, he serves as President of Aging Care Connections Board, a not-for-profit agency in La...
Justin Christopher Strane
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Justin Christopher Strane
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 13 years of experience
(312) 262-5522 2502 N. Clark St.
Ste. 236
Chicago, IL 60614
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Illinois - Chicago John Marshall Law School and University of Illinois - Chicago John Marshall Law School
Founder of Front Door Legal LLC, Justin Strane focuses his practice primarily on commercial and residential real estate transactions, and estate planning. His firm is located in Chicago, and he provides representation to people and businesses throughout the greater metropolitan area. In addition to his real estate practice, Justin handles a variety of other types of business matters for his clients, and he is admitted to practice in Illinois and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Justin attended the University of Michigan, where he studied political science and music and received a Bachelor of Arts in...
Angel M. Traub
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Angel M. Traub
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 23 years of experience
(847) 749-4182 634 S. Arthur Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Probate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL
Angel M. Traub is a civil litigation attorney & principal owner of A. Traub & Assoc.. She graduated in 98 from NIU with her B.A. & was awarded the Outstanding Woman Student Award & Outstanding Communication Major Award in 98. Angel graduated from The John Marshall Law School with a J.D. In 01 where She was selected as a John Marshall Distinguished Scholar & was a member of the Order of John Marshall, Honorary Scholarship Society. She was admitted to practice in the State of Illinois & the Northern District of Illinois in 2001. Angel is trained & certified...
Monika Blacha
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Monika Blacha
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 24 years of experience
(630) 445-2355 161 N. Clark Street
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationProbate, Divorce and Family
Northwestern University School of Law
Monika M. Blacha provides knowledgeable and experienced legal counsel in the full range of family law matters, including divorce and the difficult decisions that must be made when ending a relationship. Because she understands how stressful resolving divorce issues can be, Monika emphasizes a personal approach with every client, tailoring her legal strategies to each individual’s unique needs. She provides clear communication throughout so her clients understand their options and are always informed on the status of their case.

In addition to family law issues, Monika helps clients navigate the Illinois probate process if a loved one has died. Whether you...
Kerry R. Peck
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Kerry R. Peck
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 46 years of experience
(855) 328-5787 321 S Plymouth Ct.
6th Fl
Chicago, IL 60604
Free ConsultationProbate, Elder and Estate Planning
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...
Lisa A. Copland
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Lisa A. Copland
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 26 years of experience
(312) 882-4429 35 East Wacker Drive
Suite 650
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationProbate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Northwestern University School of Law
Lisa A. Copland has significant experience in several areas of the law including domestic relations, civil litigation, probate, breach of contract and real estate law. She represents men and women in divorce cases, which includes division of property, allocation of parental responsibilities, child support and parenting time. Lisa routinely represents buyers and sellers in residential and commercial real estate transactions. Through the firm's full service approach, attorneys also assist clients in estate planning and civil litigation.
Robert Boszko
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Robert Boszko
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 19 years of experience
(708) 840-7705 15255 S 94th Ave
Suite 500
Orland Park, IL 60462
Probate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Robert J. Boszko (“Bob”) is an experienced family law attorney and partner at Suburban Law Group, LLC. Bob concentrates in complex financial divorce and disputes concerning the allocation of parental responsibilities in Cook, DuPage, Kane, and surrounding collar counties. Bob is a zealous advocate and skilled negotiator, he knows when to aggressively litigate and how to reasonably settle contested matters. Bob utilizes compassion and his background in psychology to counsel his client’s through the tumultuous and emotional litigation process.

Within the field of family law, Bob has handled a variety of contested and uncontested cases including pre-decree and...
Margaret Szymansky
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Margaret Szymansky
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 27 years of experience
(847) 696-9110 444 N. Northwest Hwy. #210
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Probate, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
For over 26 years, Margaret Szymansky has provided experienced representation to clients through Probate and Trust Administration proceedings. She assists clients in effective resolution of existing claims and transfer of assets. Margaret guides executors, trustees and personal representatives of the estate and assists them in the successful closure of the estate. She further concentrates her practice in the area of Estate Planning such as: Wills and Trusts including Special Needs Planning for disabled individuals and guardianship proceedings, Elder Law with a focus on Medicaid issues, and Real Estate law. For her dedication, leadership, and excellence in legal service, she has...
Richard K. Hellerman
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Richard K. Hellerman
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 37 years of experience
(855) 454-5529 222 S Riverside Plaza
#2100
Chicago, IL 60606
Free ConsultationProbate, Business and Employment
Emory University School of Law
Aggressive, pragmatic, energetic, zealous representation of clients' interests, both in court and out of court, is a succinct summary of my experience and what I bring to the representation of all my clients.

My trial experience and ability is my biggest professional strength. I have been fortunate to try scores of cases, before judges and juries, representing multinational corporations, family owned businesses and individuals in a wide variety of matters. I have particular expertise and experience in prosecuting and defending emergent litigation matters such as temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions.
Jeffrey Li
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Jeffrey Li
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 6 years of experience
(872) 250-1069 60 W. Randolph St.
4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationProbate, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
The John Marshall Law School
Jeffrey Li joined Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz in 2017 as a law clerk and in 2018, following his admission to the Illinois Bar, became an associate attorney at the firm. Mr. Li focuses his practice in nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, personal injury, and probate matters. Mr. Li is also involved in the Opioid litigation, a mass tort case involving a pharmaceutical manufacturer’s deceptive marketing practice of a highly addictive prescription medication. Mr. Li received his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School (now known as UIC John Marshall Law School) in 2018. While attending law school, Mr....
Diane M Ainsworth
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Diane M Ainsworth
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 36 years of experience
(312) 984-0398 203 N. LA SALLE ST.,
Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60601
Probate, Appeals, Criminal Defense and Personal Injury
Northwestern University School of Law
J.D. Northwestern University School of Law; B. A. - S.U.N.Y. at Purchase, New York ; Emma Willard School, Troy, New York; Alumnus: Operation Crossroads Africa - Ivory Coast ; Exchange Student University of Lorraine, France.
Jonathan G. Anderson
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Jonathan G. Anderson
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 43 years of experience
(847) 850-8899 1101 Perimeter Dr. Ste. 220
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Free ConsultationProbate, Divorce and Family
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Jonathan Anderson is the owner and founder of Anderson Attorneys, PC. For more than 35 years, Jon Anderson owned Anderson & Associates, P.C. which grew to be a leading law firm with 12 attorneys in four offices who represented clients in divorce, family law, estate planning, probate, bankruptcy, and debtor/creditor relations and other matters. In June 2022, he sold Anderson & Associates, P.C. In 2023, he founded Anderson Attorneys, PC, a smaller, high-quality, specialized, boutique law firm that focuses on financially sophisticated divorce litigation and estate planning, and probate matters. For over 35 years, Jonathan Anderson...
James Siebert
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James Siebert
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 42 years of experience
(847) 253-7500 3325 N Arlington Heights Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Probate, Elder, Estate Planning and Nursing Home
DePaul University
James is the principal attorney at the Law Office of James C. Siebert & Associates, P.C. / Elder Law & Estate Planning Attorneys, P.C. The Office provides legal services throughout the Chicago area concentrating in Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Asset Preservation, Medicaid Application Representation, Child Caretaker Agreements, Appeals of Medicaid Denials or unfavorable decisions, Nursing Home Contract Review, Nursing Home Injuries and Abuse, Estate Planning, Revocable Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Planning, Parkinson’s Planning, Addicted Beneficiary Planning, Special Needs Trusts, Special Needs Planning, Probate Administration, Trust Administration, Guardianship and Real Estate. James C. Siebert is one...
Dana Zivkovich
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Dana Zivkovich
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 16 years of experience
(708) 833-7755 8130 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Niles, IL 60714
Probate, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
Valparaiso University School of Law
I work with senior citizens, their families, and small business owners to get their affairs organized, safeguard their estates, and prepare succession plans. In matters of probate or trust administration, I work with personal representatives to properly manage the administration of the estate and advise them of their legal duties along the way. My experience in these practice areas has been exclusive since I have been private practice. In 2010, I expanded my practice territory to include Lake County, Indiana by obtaining an Indiana law license.
Misty J. Cygan
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Misty J. Cygan
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 16 years of experience
(847) 823-9034 15 N Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
Misty has worked hard to become an attorney, which was her dream. She earned her two undergraduate degrees while being on active duty in the United States Air Force. She graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina Wesleyan College with dual degrees. During her four years in the military, Misty was responsible for producing a weekly flying and aircraft maintenance schedule for a fleet of 24 F-15 fighter jets. Misty also provided support for Operation Noble Eagle in response to the 9/11 attacks.

At the core of Misty’s practice is her love of the law and her desire to help people....
Matthew Livingston
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Matthew Livingston
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 3 years of experience
(847) 544-6657 2700 Patriot Blvd., Suite 250
Glenview, IL 60026
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
Located in Glenview, Illinois, Attorney Matthew A. Livingston is an experienced attorney who concentrates his practice on estate planning, probate & trust administration, real estate, and business formation. As the founder of The Livingston Law Office, Attorney Livingston works diligently to provide peace of mind to his clients. Representing individuals, families, and businesses throughout Cook County and Lake County, call Attorney Livingston at 847-544-6657 or visit his website to schedule a free initial consultation.
Christopher Maurer
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Christopher Maurer
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 26 years of experience
(855) 705-7705 15255 South 94th Avenuu
Suite 500
Orland Park, IL 60462
Free ConsultationProbate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Christopher J. Maurer is a licensed Illinois attorney with over two decades of litigation experience primarily in the areas of divorce and family law, as well as estate planning. He practices in DuPage County, Cook County, Kane County, and the other collar counties. Chris has focused his practice in the area of family law, including divorce issues (contested and uncontested divorces, complex financial and business divorces), and paternity cases, preparation of prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements, custody disputes, establishing visitation schedules, child support calculation and alimony/maintenance determination, grandparent rights, disputes regarding removing children from Illinois, and enforcing court orders. Chris...
Izabela Czajkowska
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Izabela Czajkowska
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 17 years of experience
(773) 731-7100 7667 W. 95th St.
203
Hickory Hills , IL 60457
Probate, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Izabela concentrates her practice in estate and trust planning, probate, and estate and trust administration and litigation. Izabela also assists clients in planning for disability and special needs. Izabela also handles guardianship proceedings and serves as a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem for the Cook County Circuit Court. Additionally, Izabela has experience with domestic and international income tax and business planning, and corporate and individual tax controversies. She also advises clients on business succession matters, wealth transfer and preservation, and corporate, partnership and limited liability company transactions, including drafting various business arrangements and agreements. Izabela was named as an Illinois Super...
Mark Varboncouer
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Mark Varboncouer
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 23 years of experience
(312) 343-3503 200 E. Randolph St., Suite 5100
Chicago, IL 60601
Probate, Estate Planning, Patents and Personal Injury
University of Illinois College of Law
Mark Varboncouer is the founder of Varboncouer Law. Mr. Varboncouer is an experienced trial attorney who previously spent 10-plus years with Kirkland & Ellis LLP (“one of the nation's largest and most prestigious law firms”/ “known for its world-class litigation practice”/ “one of the ‘Fearsome Foursome’ — the four firms most likely to strike fear in opposing counsel”); and 4-plus years with another highly-prestigious 1,000-plus attorney law firm, McGuireWoods LLP, where he litigated a variety of issues: contracts, non-competes, tortious interference, unfair competition, fraud, licenses and complex intellectual property issues (e.g., patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, false advertising etc.)....
Antonio DeBlasio
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Antonio DeBlasio
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 29 years of experience
(312) 238-8960 Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60602
Probate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Personal Injury
The John Marshall Law School
Mr. DeBlasio is the founder and managing member of DeBlasio & Gower LLC. Tony has over 22 years of experience as a trial lawyer and advisor. He has counseled individuals, business executives, for profit and not-for-profit companies and government bodies in complex litigation matters, internal investigations and dispute resolution strategies. Tony has been selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer in Business Litigation on many occasions. Only 5% of attorneys receive this distinction. Tony has represented clients from a multitude of industry sectors, including, health care, technology, communications, financial, education, real estate, manufacturing, construction, management...
Michael Otte
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Michael Otte
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 15 years of experience
(773) 631-7100 7667 W. 95th St.
Suite 203
Hickory Hills , IL 60457
Probate, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Michael A. Otte concentrates his practice on estate planning, trust administration, and contested and litigated estates and trusts. Additionally, Michael's particular area of focus is in elder law matters, including Medicaid planning, Medicaid appeals, guardianship, contested guardianships, nursing home contract review, general elder law matters requiring litigation or other court involvement, and other issues affecting the legal needs of older people. Michael has given dozens of both public and private seminars on his areas of experience in order to educate the public and fellow attorneys on important estate planning and elder law concepts. Michael is a member of the Chicago...
T. Phillip Boggess
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T. Phillip Boggess
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 27 years of experience
(630) 429-9650 106 W. Calendar Ave. #286
La Grange, IL 60525
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Drake University
Attorney who helps bring peace and comfort to his clients by providing the individuals and businesses with solutions to help protect their interests and pursue their dreams and aspirations.
Richard A. Greenswag
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Richard A. Greenswag
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 45 years of experience
(847) 701-2251 181 Waukegan Rd
#205
Northfield, IL 60093
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, Construction and Estate Planning
University of Iowa
Rick was affiliated with and became a partner in the law firm Chandler & Greenswag, P.C. from 1979-1993. Thereafter, he operated the Law Offices of Richard A. Greenswag, P.C. from 1993 until he then became a founding member of Kaplan & Greenswag LLC until March of 2011 when Greenswag & Associates, P.C. was formed.

Rick is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Rick is also a member of the Board of Directors and is President of PADS Crisis Services, Inc., a charitable organization serving the needs of the homeless in...
Elizabeth M. Fink
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Elizabeth M. Fink
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 14 years of experience
(773) 906-5752 6232 N Pulaski Rd Ste 404
Chicago, IL 60646
Probate, Elder and Estate Planning
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...
Mildred Palmer
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Mildred Palmer
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer
(847) 253-8800 3701 Algonquin Road
Suite 300
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Probate, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
University of Florida
Mildred ("Millie") V. Palmer graduated Cum Laude from University of Flordia's College of Law in 1990 with a concentration in taxation and estate planning. After graduation she went to work for Ernst and Young as a tax attorney in the Special Services Group while taking LLM classes at Chicago Kent. In 1992 she moved from Ernst and Young to Gardner Carton and Douglas where she practiced tax law. As a tax attorney attached to a large firm, Millie saw a wide variety of work in the area of taxation, charitable giving, corporate work and estate planning. During this time, she...
Jessica M. Wollwage-Rymut
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Jessica M. Wollwage-Rymut
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 13 years of experience
(847) 749-1715 1114 N. Arlington Heights Rd.
Suite 202
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Probate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Jessica Wollwage-Rymut graduated from Northwestern University in 2007 with a degree in Political Science. After working for a year at a commercial real estate firm, Jessica was offered admission to the Chicago-Kent College of Law Honors Scholar Program. As an Honors Scholar, Jessica and her classmates enjoyed many unique opportunities, including working with Illinoislegalaid.org to create online tutorials for victims of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault.

During law school, Jessica interned at the Chicago-Kent Taxpayer clinic helping taxpayers prepare returns and negotiate with the Internal Revenue Service. She also volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate with CASA of DuPage...
Nora Baker
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Nora Baker
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 7 years of experience
(312) 382-1600 216 S. Jefferson Street
Suite 504
Chicago, IL 60661
Probate, Elder and Estate Planning
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...
Dennis Delman
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Dennis Delman
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 50 years of experience
(847) 674-3000 4711 Golf Rd. Suite 700
Skokie, IL 60201
Free ConsultationProbate, 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
Vicki Hathaway Gonzalez
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Vicki Hathaway Gonzalez
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 32 years of experience
(800) 825-9260 15 N Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Probate, Business, Municipal and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Vicki Hathaway Gonzalez is an experienced facilitator of real estate transactions. Vicki is known for her style of representation that insists that her clients are fully informed of their rights and obligations under their real estate contract, as well as the real consequences of their decisions regarding those rights and obligations.

Vicki's interest in real estate started long before her graduation from John Marshall Law School in 1992. She started investing in real estate in the 1970's, then became a licensed real estate agent, and also taught real estate licensing for the Century 21 Real Estate Academy. As an attorney, she...
Van A Schwab
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Van A Schwab
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 45 years of experience
(312) 372-4569 134 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 1820
Chicago, IL 60602
Probate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Along with his years of experience, Lake County divorce attorney Van A. Schwab has a solid educational basis for his divorce and family law practice. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, he received his law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law. Because of recent, up-to-date training, Mr. Schwab is a certified divorce mediator, and is prepared to handle family law issues through collaborative law methods. He has published an article on cohabitation in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Licensed to practice family law in the states of Florida, Illinois, and New Jersey, he...
Tracy A. Ries
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Tracy A. Ries
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 20 years of experience
(800) 825-9260 120 N LaSalle St 32nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Probate, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
In estate planning: We all need an estate plan, yet we all need something different. Tracy's goal is to provide clients with a plan that addresses the unique needs of the individual and family. Tracy’s practice is focused on estate planning such as drafting wills, trusts, powers of attorney for healthcare or property, and counseling clients on the administration of estates. Tracy guides individuals to plan for the future giving them the comfort of knowing they have clearly disseminated their wishes to family.
Shekar Jayaraman
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Shekar Jayaraman
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney
(312) 722-6596 332 South Michigan Ave.
Suite 8125
Chicago, IL 60604
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of South Dakota School of Law and Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Attorney Shekar Jayaraman, Esq., LL.M has a multi-faceted background of both public and private sector experience. He is passionate, zealous, and detail oriented.

Notably, Attorney Jayaraman was a Judicial Clerk for a United States Magistrate, with a heavy focus on violent crimes. He earned an LL.M. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in Business and Corporate Governance, and has served under the Ohio Secretary of State as a Regional Liaison, handling Business Services and Elections.

While in law school, Attorney Jayaraman was selected as an Extern for a United States Magistrate for the summer after his first year, and...
Nicole Marie Soltanzadeh
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Nicole Marie Soltanzadeh
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 19 years of experience
(773) 917-4466 20 N. Clark St., Suite 3300
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationProbate, Estate Planning and Real Estate
The George Washington University Law School
Nicole M. Soltanzadeh is a principal at The Law Office of Nicole M. Soltanzadeh, where she advises clients in estate planning, estate and trust administration, and real estate negotiations. She works with clients of large, medium, and small estates, providing each client with high-quality and practical representation.

Early in her career, Nicole earned substantial experience as a litigator, advocating for her clients routinely in state and federal court, and at the trial and appellate levels. She has skillfully brought hundreds of cases to closure through mediations, settlement conferences, and trials.

Nicole graduated with honors from The George Washington...
Gregg Garofalo
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Gregg Garofalo
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 24 years of experience
(312) 753-6000 161 N. Clark Street, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationProbate, Elder and Estate Planning
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....
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Anne Alison Bennett
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney
(708) 482-7090 1023 W 55th St
#200
La Grange, IL 60525
Probate, Elder and Estate Planning
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
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