Stephenson County, Illinois Estate Planning Lawyers

Bridget C. Trainor
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Stephenson County, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(815) 233-1022 1005 West Loras Drive
P.O. Box 1149
Freeport, IL 61032
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Consumer
University of Iowa
Ralph E Elliott
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Stephenson County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 years experience
(815) 233-1022 1005 W. Loras Drive
P.O. Box 1149
Freeport, IL 61032
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Ralph Elliott has been engaged in the practice of law in Freeport, Illinois since 1981. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Science Degree, Summa Cum Laude, earning Phi Beta Kappa recognition in 1978.He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1981. Ralph is admitted to the practice of law in the state of Illinois, the federal courts for the Northern District of Illinois (including the Trial Bar), the Central District of Illinois, and the Federal Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Christina M. Willman
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Stephenson County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 233-1022 1005 Loras Drive
P.O. Box 1149
Freeport, IL 61032
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Elder 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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Stephenson County, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(815) 369-5273 152 W Main St
Lena, IL 61048-0471
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Ryan R. Stodden
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Stephenson County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 235-1212 Suite 300
Freeport, IL 61032
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Tax
Northern Illinois University
Carroll County, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(815) 493-6339 110 N Broad St
Lanark, IL 61046
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Meghan Bolte
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Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(815) 399-1400 1707 E State Street
Rockford, IL 61104
Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Meghan N. Bolte received her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Accounting and Political Science from Augustana College in 2007. She received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the John Marshall Law School in 2010, where she graduated magna cum laude. She was also a member of the John Marshall Law Review and a John Marshall Distinguished Scholar. She was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2010 and to the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois in 2011. She is currently a member of the Illinois Bar Association and the Winnebago County Bar Association.
John Justin Hansen
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Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
320 Shaw Street
Rockford, IL 61104
Estate Planning, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
J. Hansen Law Firm is a prominent law firm of highly experienced and successful lawyers, primarily representing parties in serious Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Worker's Compensation, and Wrongful Death, as well as General Civil Litigation and Estate Planning. We are not one of those large mega-firms that handle too many cases at once, and pawn their clients onto overworked, low level associate attorneys. Mr. Hansen oversees and works personally on each case, and we give every client the maximum effort and attention - every time! We are always available to speak to you and answer any questions you may...
Mary E. Cacciapaglia
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Boone County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(815) 408-9008 1800 Doc Wolf Drive, #332
Belvidere, IL 61008
Estate Planning, Divorce, Juvenile and Probate
Northern Illinois University
Charles Sewell
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Boone County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 544-3118 215 South State Street
Belvidere, IL 61008
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Probate and Real Estate
Thomas Laye
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Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years experience
(815) 962-0044 308 W State St.
Suite 210
Rockford, IL 61101
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Personal Injury
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Jennifer Holder
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Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 4 years experience
(815) 962-0044 308 W State St.
Suite 210
Rockford, IL 61101
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Personal Injury
DePaul College of Law
Richard P. Walsh
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Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years experience
(815) 981-4841 1707 East State St.
Rockford, IL 61104
Estate Planning, Employment and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
(815) 490-4913 100 Park Ave
Rockford, IL 61101
Estate Planning, Business and Employment
University of Colorado School of Law
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years experience
(815) 490-4903 100 Park Ave
Rockford, IL 61101
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Family
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 56 years experience
(815) 516-8264 4023 Charles Street
Rockford, IL 61108
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 229-5333 4023 Charles St
Rockford, IL 61108
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(815) 637-9777 6845 Weaver Rd
Rockford, IL 61114
Estate Planning and Elder
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(815) 516-8264 4023 Charles Street
Rockford, IL 61108
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 961-9668 126 N Church St
Rockford, IL 61101
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Whiteside County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 772-2164 105 E Main St
Morrison, IL 61270
Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Lee County, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(815) 288-6688 420 W 2nd St
Dixon, IL 61021
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(815) 987-4050 2902 McFarland Rd
Rockford, IL 61107
Estate Planning, Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 987-4050 2902 McFarland Rd
Rockford, IL 61107
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 484-5461 1111 S Alpine Rd
Rockford, IL 61108
Estate Planning and Business
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 987-4050 2902 McFarland Rd
Rockford, IL 61107
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Personal Injury
Ogle County, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(815) 562-2156 420 4th Ave
Rochelle, IL 61068
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 227-1144 6885 Vistagreen Way
Rockford, IL 61107
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(815) 964-0058 1 Court Place
Ste 103
Rockford, IL 61101
Estate Planning, Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Whiteside County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 589-2929 408 11th Ave
Fulton, IL 61252
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Whiteside County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 537-2201 107 E 3rd St
Prophetstown, IL 61277
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Attorney
5823 Inverness Dr
Rockford, IL 61107
Estate Planning and Tax
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 315-4277 321 West State Street
Suite 1200
Rockford, IL 61101
Estate Planning
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 516-8264 4023 Charles Street
Rockford, IL 61108
Estate Planning
Vincent Anthony Incopero
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DuPage County, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years experience
(630) 299-7600 381 N York Street
Suite 18
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
The John Marshall Law School
REAL Law Group, P.C. is a boutique law firm established in 2015 with the idea that effective representation requires both a professional commitment and personal approach that matches the clients passion and strategic objectives. REAL Law Group, P.C. believes that a real estate transaction, whether it is your first home or commercial property, requires a team approach that emphasizes technical legal skills and communication. REAL Law Group, P.C. has extensive experience advising home buyers and sellers, real estate developers, brokers, investors, lenders and condominium associations in all facets of their real estate and business needs. REAL Law Group,...
Katrine Fleishman
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McHenry County, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(847) 483-5278 100 East Northwest Highway
Fox River Grove, IL 60021
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Georgetown University Law Center
Katrine R. Fleishman’s (née Lazar) practice is focused in the areas of real estate and estate planning, including trusts, wills, and powers of attorney for health care and property. Katrine helps her clients – whether they are first time homebuyers, experienced investors or anyone in between – navigate the closing process, successfully closing hundreds of real estate transactions. She works with her estate planning clients, tailoring a plan for their future that fits their individual needs.

Katrine has been with Newland and Newland, LLP since 2015. Before joining Newland & Newland, LLP, she was an associate at a Chicagoland firm where...
Philip Fornaro
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DuPage County, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(708) 639-4320 23 Lincoln Street
Unit 101
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate 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,...
Kevin G. Drendel
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Kane County, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(630) 406-5440 111 Flinn Street
Batavia, IL 60510
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Municipal and Probate
Northern Illinois University
Kevin G. Drendel Cornell College, cum laude, and a 1991 graduate of Northern Illinois University College of Law, magna cum laude. While at Northern Illinois University, he was a member of the Law Review, and published an article in the University’s scholarly (NIU Law Review 73, 1990). He also received the West Publishing Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement. He is admitted to practice in front of all Illinois State Courts and the U.S. District Court, the Northern District of Illinois. Kevin is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Kane County Bar Association. He was a...
Ray Choudhry
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Rock Island County, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 44 years experience
(309) 797-8000 1515 5th Ave #430
Moline, IL 61265
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Probate
Northwestern University School of Law
Ray recieved his J.D. at Northwestern University in 1974 and M.B.A. at Northwestern University in 1972 with a B.A. at California State, L.A. in 1968. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and Rock Island County Bar Association.

Former Public Administrator of Rock Island County

Former Public Guardian of Rock Island County

HUD Foreclosure Commissioner
Charles G. Wentworth
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DuPage County, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(630) 469-7100 536 Crescent Blvd. Suite 200
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Appeals, Business and Employment
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Charles is a shareholder at The Law Office of Lofgren & Wentworth, P.C. in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, where he practices business, property, and appellate litigation. After graduating from the SJ Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, he clerked for Chief Justice John Broderick of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. He was then a litigation associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago before opening his own practice. He recently joined Richard Lofgren to form The Law Office of Lofgren & Wentworth, P.C., The Entrepreneur's Legal Resource. Charles' experience as an officer and director of multiple closely-held companies...
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