Champaign, Illinois Probate Lawyers

Catherine H. Barbercheck
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Champaign, IL Probate Lawyer with 40 years experience
(217) 352-3634 1508 W. Park Avenue
P. O. Box 1127
Champaign, IL 61824-1127
Probate, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Lewis University College of Law
John Wozniak
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Urbana, IL Probate Lawyer with 22 years experience
(217) 367-1647 108 East Anthony Drive, Suite A
Urbana, IL 61802
Probate, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
William A Peithmann
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Mahomet, IL Probate Attorney with 41 years experience
(217) 586-6102 409 E. Main St., PO Box 80
Mahomet, IL 61853
Probate, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law and University of Illinois College of Law
Monticello, IL Probate Lawyer with 46 years experience
(217) 762-3661 114 S Charter St
Monticello, IL 61856-1853
Probate
John L. GreenLeaf Jr.
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Decatur, IL Probate Attorney with 40 years experience
(217) 422-2771 2456 North Main Street
Corner of Melrose and North Main
Decatur, IL 62526
Free ConsultationProbate, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
The John Marshall Law School and University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
John L. GreenLeaf, Jr. has been in practice over 37 years representing consumers and businesses in Central Illinois. The firm concentrates in all forms of Bankruptcy, Business formation, and the preparation of Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning and administration of Probate Estates and Guardianships.
Chad Murray
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Decatur, IL Probate Lawyer with 9 years experience
(217) 441-2110 363 S. Main Street
Suite 505B
Decatur, IL 62523
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Family and Insurance Claims
State University of New York - Buffalo
Based in Decatur, Illinois and serving clients throughout Central Illinois, I am a different kind of lawyer. I love value billing and flat fee arrangements. I embrace technology and use it to make my practice more effective. I worry about my clients, not their fees. I offer a valuable service to my clients, but I don't act like I'm better because of it. My practice focuses on car accidents, divorce, criminal defense, and estate planning. Can't make it to the office? No worries—I make housecalls if you need it.

And yes, I know my catchphrase/tagline is cheesy—that's what makes it fun.
Brian D. Pondenis
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Charleston, IL Probate Lawyer with 12 years experience
(217) 345-3929 604 Jackson Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Free ConsultationProbate, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
University of Illinois College of Law
Brian is proud to continue the tradition of personal services performed by Brainard Law Offices LLC, the oldest law firm in Charleston. We have the advantage of years of experience, both from debtor, creditor, and trustee perspectives, which enables our firm to provide superior bankruptcy services for our clients. We believe each client deserves individual attention.
Frank H Byers II
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Decatur, IL Probate Lawyer with 42 years experience
(217) 875-3301 160 West Main Street
Decatur, IL 62523
Probate, Divorce, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Illinois College of Law
Frank H Byers, II, has practiced law in Macon County Illinois since 1977. Frank started practice with his father in the firm Byers & Byers. The firm later became known as Byers, Byers & Greenleaf. After his father retired, Frank was a partner in the law firm Fuller, Hopp, McCarthy, Quigg & Byers before he began practicing law in the firm Frank H. Byers, II, Ltd., in 1995. Frank H. Byers, II, Ltd., is a full service litigation firm appearing in state and federal courts in Illinois. The firm represents both individuals and businesses in litigation in...
Bruce Baber
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Paris, IL Probate Lawyer with 38 years experience
(217) 463-3225 216 E Wood St
Paris, IL 61944
Probate, Agricultural, Estate Planning and Family
The University of Chicago Law School
General practice solo law firm, with emphasis on criminal & DUI law, family law, real estate, and wills, estates & trusts.
Rex L Brown
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Decatur, IL Probate Attorney
(217) 423-3411 234 S Franklin Street
Decatur, IL 62523
Probate
Charleston, IL Probate Attorney
(217) 639-7800 6009 Park Drive
Charleston, IL 61920
Probate, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Tennessee College of Law
Gibson City, IL Probate Attorney with 38 years experience
(217) 784-8216 308 N Sangamon Ave
Gibson City, IL 60936-0229
Probate and Real Estate
Drew R. Quitschau
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Peoria, IL Probate Lawyer with 16 years experience
456 Fulton St. Suite 203
Peoria, IL 61602
Probate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
University of Arkansas School of Law
Drew Quitschau is an accomplished, results-driven attorney with 15 years of legal experience in a multitude of practice areas. He is dedicated to providing exceptional legal services to clients by developing creative strategies to accomplish their objectives. Drew primarily concentrates in the areas of real estate transactions, business law, family law, collections, probate, and estate planning.

Drew Quitschau received his B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College, his J.D. from the University of Arkansas, and he is currently pursuing an M.B.A. from Illinois State University. While in law school, Drew was the Articles Editor of the Arkansas Law Review, an Arkansas Bar...
Mark Varboncouer
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Frankfort, IL Probate Lawyer with 18 years experience
(815) 278-2448 8767 Larawary Road
Frankfort, IL 60423
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.)....
Mary Christine Ludwig
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Pontiac, IL Probate Attorney with 13 years experience
(815) 844-7151 P.O. Box 407
109 N. Mill St.
Pontiac, IL 61764
Probate, Agricultural, Business and Estate Planning
Drake University Law School
Mary Ludwig received her J.D. and M.B.A., along with a Certificate in Food and Agricultural Law from Drake University in 2005. Prior to that she received a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture Economics from the University of Illinois. Mary concentrates her practice in agricultural law, estate planning, real estate transactions and probate. Her agricultural law experience includes organization and representation of production agricultural farm operations, agricultural cooperatives, grain elevators, agricultural input suppliers, ethanol and bio-diesel plants, and specialty farm product companies, wind tower and cell tower leases and easements, pipeline, gas, public utility and fiber optic easements,...
William Wombacher
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Peoria, IL Probate Lawyer with 39 years experience
(888) 541-2088 416 Main St, Suite 700
Peoria, IL 61602
Probate, Elder, Estate Planning 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...
Kelly Karczmar
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Crete, IL Probate Attorney with 13 years experience
(708) 927-1234 575 W. Exchange St.
Suite 102
Crete, IL 60417
Probate, Elder, Estate Planning 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...
James W. Ackerman
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(888) 899-1977 2601 S 5th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Free ConsultationSpringfield, IL Probate Lawyer with 33 years experience
Probate, Business, Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home
Valparaiso University School of Law
Adam Gynac
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Joliet, IL Probate Lawyer with 10 years experience
(815) 582-3600 58 N. Chicago Street, Suite 305
Joliet, IL 60432
Free ConsultationProbate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Northern Illinois University
I'm a trial attorney with extensive courtroom experience. I also teach college classes as an adjunct professor in areas such as criminal law, criminal procedure, business law, business ethics and corrections.

My primary practice focus is family law and domestic relations litigation. My secondary areas of concentration include estate planning and probate.

* 2018 SuperLawyers Top 2.5% Rising Star
* 2018 National Advocates Top 40 Under 40 Attorneys in Illinois in Matrimonial and Family Law
* 2018 Recognized as one of the "Ten Best" Family Law Attorneys in Illinois by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (AIOFLA)
Jackson E Donley
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Springfield, IL Probate Attorney with 37 years experience
(217) 801-5959 975 S. Durkin Drive, Suite 101
Springfield, IL 62704
Free ConsultationProbate, Estate Planning, Family and Immigration
The John Marshall Law School
Rhonda K Jenkins
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Springfield, IL Probate Attorney with 23 years experience
(217) 544-2500 421 South Grand Ave West
Quantum Centre, Suite 1A
Springfield, IL 62704
Free ConsultationProbate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Experienced trial lawyer. Practicing in Sangamon County and Central Illinois.
Valerie M Moehle
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Pekin, IL Probate Lawyer with 33 years experience
(309) 347-4141 410 Broadway
Pekin, IL 61554
Probate, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University
Brigette M. Lobacz
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Pekin, IL Probate Attorney with 9 years experience
(309) 347-4141 410 Broadway
Pekin, IL 61554
Probate, Collections, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Trisha M. Rachoy
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Frankfort, IL Probate Attorney with 14 years experience
(815) 534-2003 21200 S. LaGrange Rd
Ste 146
Frankfort, IL 60423
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Trisha focuses her private practice on individual and small business transactional and compliance matters. She handles all areas of real estate law, estate planning and probate matters, and business transactions and compliance. She believes in actively listening and communicating with her clients in order to help them accomplish their goals. Before starting her own practice, Trisha worked in both a large law firm and as general counsel for a small business. While working for one of the largest labor and employment law firms in the country, Trisha gained experience counseling employers on benefit law compliance and transactions....
Jennifer Bunker Skerston
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Streator, IL Probate Attorney with 9 years experience
(815) 672-8505 7 Dannys Drive, Suite 1
Streator, IL 61364
Free ConsultationProbate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Michigan State University
Jennifer Bunker Skerston has worked in the Illinois Valley legal community for the past seven years handling many litigation related matters including will contests, property tax appeals, breach of contract, and personal injury claims.

Jennifer Bunker Skerston is actively involved in the Illinois State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section Council. She is the Editor of the Council’s monthly publication distributed to members throughout Illinois. She also assists the Council in providing continuing legal education to attorneys, determining the need for new legislation, and reviewing and suggesting changes to current legislative proposals affecting wills, trusts and estates....
Peoria, IL Probate Lawyer
(800) 986-6080 456 Fulton St
#425
Peoria, IL 61602
Probate, Criminal, Estate Planning and Medical Malpractice
Drake University
Petersburg, IL Probate Attorney with 15 years experience
(217) 632-2282 101 W Douglas St
Petersburg, IL 62675
Probate, Criminal, Estate Planning and Family
Vandalia, IL Probate Attorney with 40 years experience
303 South 7th St.
P. O. Box 399
Vandalia, IL 62471-2731
Probate, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Hillsboro, IL Probate Attorney with 42 years experience
(217) 532-5432 405 S. Main St.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Probate, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Pana, IL Probate Lawyer with 30 years experience
(217) 562-2943 110 E Third St
PO Box 170
Pana, IL 62557-0170
Probate, Family and Real Estate
Havana, IL Probate Lawyer with 24 years experience
(309) 543-2291 124 West Market Street
Havana, IL 62644-1191
Probate, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Vandalia, IL Probate Attorney with 6 years experience
(618) 283-3034 303 S. Seventh Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
Probate, Energy and Estate Planning
Newton, IL Probate Lawyer with 10 years experience
(618) 783-3115 100 W Jourdan St
Newton, IL 62448-1973
Probate and Family
Marshall, IL Probate Attorney with 37 years experience
(217) 826-3055 107 S. Sixth Street
Marshall, IL 62441
Probate, Criminal and Family
Marshall, IL Probate Lawyer with 69 years experience
(212) 786-2212 220 S. 6th Street
Marshall, IL 62441
Probate, Real Estate and Tax
Mazyar M. Hedayat Esq.
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Romeoville, IL Probate Attorney with 24 years experience
(630) 378-2200 1211 W Lakeview Ct
Romeoville, IL 60446
Free ConsultationProbate, Construction, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, DePaul University and University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Mazyar M. Hedayat is the principal of M. Hedayat & Associates, PC, a law firm that has represented Clients for nearly 25 years in the areas of business law and litigation, bankruptcy law and litigation, real property transactions and litigation, construction law and mechanics liens, corporate law, and more. After attending the University of Chicago and University of Michigan, Mr. Hedayat received his MBA from the U.M. Ross School of Business, and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law. Mr. Hedayat is a title insurance agent and operated a full-service title company for 6 years....
Stephanie Sexauer
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Chicago, IL Probate Lawyer with 6 years experience
(312) 300-4743 150 N. Michigan Ave Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60601
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.
Philip Fornaro
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La Grange, IL Probate Attorney with 23 years 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,...
Kerry Reid Peck
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Chicago , IL Probate Attorney with 41 years experience
(312) 201-0900 105 W Adams St
Chicago , IL 60603
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...
Ian Holzhauer
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Naperville, IL Probate Attorney with 11 years experience
(630) 355-8100 222 S Mill St
Suite 200
Naperville, IL 60540
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Georgetown University Law Center
Ian was raised in Naperville from birth until graduation from Naperville North High School in 2001. He received a full academic scholarship from the University of Florida, where he graduated in 2004 with a B.A. in History, summa cum laude. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude from Georgetown University in 2007. He is a member of the Order of the Coif, having graduated in the top 4% of his class at Georgetown.

After being admitted to the Illinois bar, Ian served as a uniformed attorney in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s (J.A.G.) Corps from 2007 until 2014....
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