Cook County Probate Lawyers

Philip Fornaro
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Philip Fornaro
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 26 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,...
Stephanie Sexauer
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Stephanie Sexauer
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 9 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.
Matthew Livingston
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Matthew Livingston
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 1 year of experience
(847) 656-5857 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 847-656-5857 or visit his website to schedule a free initial consultation.
Lisa A. Copland
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Lisa A. Copland
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 24 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, custody, child support and visitation. Lisa routinely represents buyers and sellers in residential and commercial real estate transactions, and landlords and tenants in eviction proceedings. Through the firm's full service approach, attorneys also assist clients in estate planning and civil litigation.
Monika Blacha
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Monika Blacha
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 22 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...
Dana Zivkovich
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Dana Zivkovich
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 15 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.
Jonathan G. Anderson
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Jonathan G. Anderson
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 41 years of experience
(312) 345-9999 20 N. Clark Street, Suite 3300
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationProbate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Jonathan Anderson is the owner and founder of Anderson and Associates, P.C. Mr. Anderson guided the growth of this family law firm from a one-attorney law practice in Schaumburg, Illinois to a multiple-attorney law firm with three Cook County offices in Schaumburg, Chicago, and Orland Park, Illinois and two DuPage County offices in Wheaton and Downers Grove, Illinois. For over 40 years, Jonathan Anderson has achieved optimum results for his clients in divorce and other family law litigation involving issues that include family-owned businesses, pre-marital (pre-nuptial) agreements, post-marital (post-nuptial) agreements, marital property and non-marital property distribution, maintenance (alimony), allocation of...
Charles Todd Newland
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Charles Todd Newland
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 33 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 32 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,...
Kerry R. Peck
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Kerry R. Peck
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 44 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...
William S. Wilson
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William S. Wilson
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 39 years of experience
(708) 482-7090 1023 W 55th St
#110
La Grange, 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...
Diane M Ainsworth Esq.
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Diane M Ainsworth Esq.
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 34 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.
Christopher Maurer
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Christopher Maurer
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 24 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...
Angel M. Traub
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Angel M. Traub
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 21 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...
Mike Drabant
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Mike Drabant
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 13 years of experience
(708) 482-7090 1023 W 55th St
#110
LaGrange, IL 60525
Probate, Civil Rights, Elder and Estate Planning
The John Marshall Law School and The John Marshall Law School
Antonio DeBlasio
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Antonio DeBlasio
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 27 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 13 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...
Robert Boszko
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Robert Boszko
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 17 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...
Mark Varboncouer
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Mark Varboncouer
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 21 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.)....
Misty J. Cygan
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Misty J. Cygan
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 14 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....
Izabela Czajkowska
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Izabela Czajkowska
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 15 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...
John J. Lynch
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John J. Lynch
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 22 years of experience
(630) 283-7091 150 S Wacker Drive
Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60606
Free ConsultationProbate, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
Nova Southeastern University
John Lynch became interested in debt relief and bankruptcy before he went to Law School. John was employed at Eastern Airlines in Miami, Florida, which at that time was the second largest airline in the US. Eastern Airlines filed for bankruptcy in 1990 and by 1991 it had closed its doors. John knew so many people that could not find work, had cars repossessed and faced mounting debt. Then, in 1992 Hurricane Andrew hit South Florida and Pan Am airlines also closed its doors. By that time John was a Paralegal and owner of a Title Company. He worked as...
James Siebert
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James Siebert
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 40 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...
Marcia A. Franklin
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Marcia A. Franklin
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 41 years of experience
(847) 701-2252 181 Waukegan Rd
#205
Northfield, IL 60093
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, Construction and Estate Planning
American University Washington College of Law
Marcia worked with the Federal Communications Commission as an attorney in the Mass Media Bureau and as Branch Manager in the Common Carrier Bureau from 1982 through 1987, and at MCI Telecommunications as a senior attorney from 1987 through 1994. Thereafter, she worked as a consultant until joining Kaplan & Greenswag LLC in January 2007.

Marcia is admitted to practice in Illinois and the District of Columbia and is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. Marcia also serves on the Northbrook Plan Commission.
Kyle D. Sellett
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Kyle D. Sellett
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 7 years of experience
(312) 345-9999 20 N. Clark Street, Suite 3300
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationProbate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
The John Marshall Law School
Kyle D. Sellett is based out of the firm’s Schaumburg office, where he practices in a variety of areas of law, including: Divorce, Family Law, Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Creditor Negotiations. He handles cases in Cook County and the surrounding collar counties.

Mr. Sellett’s legal career began as a Creditor’s Rights attorney and eventually acting as a Supervisor at his previous law firm. During his time practicing in Collection Law, he routinely handled trials, hearings, and other contested matters. His experience in this field makes him an ideal option to handle any case where there are delinquent debts involved. Additionally, he...
Richard K. Hellerman
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Richard K. Hellerman
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 35 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.
Ben Schneider
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Ben Schneider
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 13 years of experience
(847) 933-0300 8424 Skokie Blvd.
Suite 200
Skokie, IL 60077
Free ConsultationProbate, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
University of Illinois - Chicago John Marshall Law School
Ben Schneider is a client focused which means that it is important to him to cultivate a personal relationship with each of his clients. By doing this, he is able to give each new client’s case individual attention and analyze every legal issue thoroughly and completely.

Ben Schneider acts as the one of the principal bankruptcy attorneys for Schneider & Stone where he focuses on individual Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 filings as well as business Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 filings. Ben also practices in the areas of family law and litigation and is the point attorney for divorce and...
Vicki Hathaway Gonzalez
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Vicki Hathaway Gonzalez
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 30 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...
Jessica M. Wollwage-Rymut
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Jessica M. Wollwage-Rymut
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 11 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...
Edward D. Siebert
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Edward D. Siebert
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(847) 656-3600 1320 Tower Road
Suite 153
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Probate, Elder and Estate Planning
The John Marshall Law School
Edward D. Siebert was licensed in the State of Illinois in 2007 and the Northern District of Illinois in 2008. He has experience in estate planning, probate, real estate, litigation, appeals, corporate matters, family law, and personal injury. Edward's practice counties include Cook, Lake, McHenry, Kane, DuPage, and Boone Counties in Illinois.
Marques A. Eason
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Marques A. Eason
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 5 years of experience
(312) 973-3755 10231 S Western Ave
1st Floor
Chicago, IL 60643
Probate, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Marques A. Eason is an attorney serving clients on the South Side of Chicago and throughout the South Suburbs in matters involving real estate property and a range of other legal issues. His areas of concentration include residential and commercial real estate, probate, and estate planning. Eason has 10 years of legal experience, including three years as a licensed practicing attorney in the State of Illinois where he founded his own practice, The Marques Eason Law Group, in 2017. He also worked for seven years as a paralegal on cases involving real estate, contract, and family law, including with the Law...
Dennis Delman
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Dennis Delman
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 48 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
Nicole Marie Soltanzadeh
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Nicole Marie Soltanzadeh
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 17 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...
Sandra Schildgen
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Sandra Schildgen
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney
(847) 656-8958 3710 Commercial Ave
#14
Northbrook, IL 60062
Probate, Elder and Estate Planning
University of Iowa College of Law
Mr. Mark L. Kezy
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Mr. Mark L. Kezy
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 32 years of experience
(312) 341-1500 55 West Monroe
Suite 3550
Chicago, IL 60603
Free ConsultationProbate, Divorce, Elder and Family
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.
John Lara
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John Lara
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 5 years of experience
(708) 639-4320
Ext. 210
1022 S. La Grange Road
La Grange, IL 60525
Probate and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
John Lara handles a wide-range of legal matters including civil litigation, real estate, estate administration, and bankruptcy.

As a civil litigator John zealously advocates for our clients. He engages in complex litigation including, contract disputes, forcible entry and detainer actions, foreclosure defense, collection matters, 42 U.S.C. § 1983 suits, administrative hearings and various tort proceedings.

John facilities commercial and residential real estate transactions while aggressively negotiating favorable terms and conditions for our clients.

John is an integral part of Fornaro Law and embodies the firm’s “never give up” attitude. John graduated from Benedictine University and then earned his Juris Doctor from the John...
Elizabeth M. Fink
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Elizabeth M. Fink
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 13 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...
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...
Richard A. Greenswag
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Richard A. Greenswag
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 43 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...
Robert M Kaplan
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Robert M Kaplan
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 35 years of experience
(847) 845-9477 1535 W Schaumburg Rd, Ste 204
Schaumburg, IL 60194
Probate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
University of Florida
Attorney Robert M. Kaplan has been practicing law for more than 20 years. He is dedicated to assisting clients with family law, real estate law, bankruptcy law, estate planning and probate matters. After receiving a degree in law from The University of Florida College of Law in Gainesville, and working as a Public Defender in Miami, FL, Attorney Kaplan made the move to Illinois to start his own practice in 1991.
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...
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