Douglas County Probate Lawyers

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Joe Pappas
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Joe Pappas
Coles County, IL Probate Attorney with 8 years of experience
(217) 345-6222 622 Jackson Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Free ConsultationProbate, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
I am a personable and caring attorney who aims to serve those in need.

My office is located in Coles County, but happy and able to serve those as far north as Champaign-Urbana, or as far south as Effingham.
John L. GreenLeaf Jr.
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John L. GreenLeaf Jr.
Macon County, IL Probate Attorney with 45 years of 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.
Elizabeth Eberspacher Nohren
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Elizabeth Eberspacher Nohren
Shelby County, IL Probate Attorney with 22 years of experience
(217) 549-4533 POB 647
151 South Morgan Street
SHELBYVILLE, IL 62565
Probate, Construction, Estate Planning and Family
Loyola University Chicago and University of Nottingham School of Law, U.K.
Liz Nohren has been practicing law for over 20 years. Her first 5 years were spent at a commercial litigation firm in Chicago, where she thrived and enjoyed the hustle and bustle of a city practice. However, Liz felt a pull to return home to the family firm in Shelbyville and join her father in practice. She remained lead counsel on a couple trials, including a construction litigation jury trial, and completed that work by commuting to Chicago for approximately 8 months after her move at the firm's request. Since moving home to Shelby County, Liz...
Frank H Byers II
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Frank H Byers II
Macon County, IL Probate Lawyer with 47 years of 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...
William A Peithmann
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William A Peithmann
Champaign County, IL Probate Attorney with 46 years of experience
(217) 586-6102 409 E. Main St., PO Box 80
Mahomet, IL 61853
Probate, Agricultural, Estate Planning and Tax
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law and University of Illinois College of Law
Brian D. Pondenis
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Brian D. Pondenis
Coles County, IL Probate Lawyer with 17 years of 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.
John Wozniak
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John Wozniak
Champaign County, IL Probate Lawyer with 27 years of 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
Bruce Baber
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Bruce Baber
Edgar County, IL Probate Lawyer with 43 years of 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.
David Y. Eberspacher
Coles County, IL Probate Attorney
(217) 639-7800 6009 Park Drive
Charleston, IL 61920
Probate, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Tennessee College of Law
William David McGrath
Clark County, IL Probate Attorney with 42 years of experience
(217) 826-3055 107 S. Sixth Street
Marshall, IL 62441
Probate, Criminal and Family
Omer T. Shawler
Clark County, IL Probate Lawyer with 74 years of experience
(212) 786-2212 220 S. 6th Street
Marshall, IL 62441
Probate, Real Estate and Tax
James L. Ayers
Piatt County, IL Probate Lawyer with 51 years of experience
(217) 762-3661 114 S Charter St
Monticello, IL 61856-1853
Probate
Ellen Moore Lee
Ford County, IL Probate Attorney with 43 years of experience
(217) 784-8216 308 N Sangamon Ave
Gibson City, IL 60936-0229
Probate and Real Estate
Mary Christine Ludwig
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Mary Christine Ludwig
Livingston County, IL Probate Attorney with 18 years of 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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William Wombacher
Peoria County, IL Probate Lawyer with 44 years of experience
(888) 541-2088 416 Main St, Suite 700
Peoria, IL 61602
Free ConsultationOffers Video ConferencingVideo ConfProbate, Estate Planning, Personal Injury 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...
James W. Ackerman
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James W. Ackerman
(888) 899-1977 2601 S 5th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Free ConsultationSangamon County, IL Probate Lawyer with 38 years of experience
Probate, Business, Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home
Valparaiso University School of Law
Following in his father’s footsteps as a legal advocate, Springfield personal injury lawyer James Ackerman established his practice in 1989.

Our approach to the law and to meeting our clients' needs comes from Jim Ackerman's belief that clients are best served when they are fully informed and engaged in every aspect of their case. Jim is a former prosecutor who handles injury claims and who coaches other attorneys on the finer points of case preparation, taking a case to trial, and the art of handling juries. Jim brings years of legal and courtroom experience to bear on every case.

Jim Ackerman...
Jennifer Bunker Skerston
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Jennifer Bunker Skerston
(815) 672-8505 7 Dannys Drive, Suite 1
Streator, IL 61364
Free ConsultationLaSalle County, IL Probate Attorney with 14 years of experience
Probate, 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....
James R. Enlow
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James R. Enlow
Sangamon County, IL Probate Lawyer with 36 years of experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Probate, Criminal, Employment and Estate Planning
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Noah W. Benckendorf
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Noah W. Benckendorf
(309) 266-6121 101 NE Randolph St.
Peoria, IL 61606
Peoria County, IL Probate Attorney
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Noah Benckendorf was born and raised in Morton, Illinois. He graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN in 2018 with a degree in history and economics. Noah went on to study law at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law where he was a member of the Business Law Association. While in law school, Noah worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance as a law clerk doing insurance defense work. Noah also spent time with Protective Insurance as a law clerk in their corporate legal team. Noah went on to work at first American Title Insurance as a post-closing agent. In...
Warren E. Benning
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Warren E. Benning
Sangamon County, IL Probate Attorney with 35 years of experience
(217) 789-0899 1118 South Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Probate, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Warren Benning is the owner of Law Office of Warren Benning in Springfield, IL. The focus of my practice is on Elder law and probate planning. Also, I handle consumer bankruptcies. I offer free consultations as to estate planning and Elder law matters.
My passion is to help my clients understand their options as to advance directives and estate planning.
Joseph Markell
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Joseph Markell
Sangamon County, IL Probate Lawyer
(217) 559-9603 1224 Centre W Dr.
Suite 200
Springfield, IL 62704
Free ConsultationOffers Video ConferencingVideo ConfProbate, Elder and Estate Planning
Joe is a United States Army Veteran who founded Markell Estate Planning and Elder Law in 2014. Our firm specializes in estate planning, probate (contested and non-contested), and elder guardianships. We work with many business owners, real estate investors, and high-net-worth clients. Our business succession team is an expert in transferring legal ownership of LLCs, C-Corp, and other forms of ownership from generation to generation, seamlessly transitioning family businesses. When Joe is not helping his clients with their legal needs, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.
Valerie M Moehle
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Valerie M Moehle
Tazewell County, IL Probate Lawyer with 38 years of experience
(309) 347-4141 410 Broadway
Pekin, IL 61554
Probate, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University
Jackson E Donley
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Jackson E Donley
Sangamon County, IL Probate Attorney with 42 years of experience
(217) 801-5959 975 S. Durkin Drive, Suite 101
Springfield, IL 62704
Free ConsultationProbate
The John Marshall Law School
Carol J Perkins
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Carol J Perkins
Peoria County, IL Probate Lawyer
(309) 857-5413 456 Fulton Street
Suite 255
Peoria, IL 61602
Offers Video ConferencingVideo ConfProbate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Alex Davis
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Alex Davis
(309) 673-0797 101 NE Randolph Ave.
Peoria, IL 61606
Peoria County, IL Probate Attorney
Probate, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Alex was born in Galesburg, Ill., and has lived in rural western and central Illinois throughout his life. He attended Knox College in Galesburg, graduating in 2011 with a double major in History/Political Science. Prior to law school, Alex worked as a special education aide at West Central High School in Biggsville, Ill., where he coached the football and track teams.Alex earned his J.D., cum laude, in 2016 from the Saint Louis University School of Law. Alex married his wife Joni in October 2021. They live in the Groveland area along with their two dachshunds and two cats. They welcomed...
Dean R. Essig
Tazewell County, IL Probate Lawyer with 50 years of experience
(309) 481-2431 135 Washington Square
Washington, IL 61571
Probate, Family, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Mark Wertz
Peoria County, IL Probate Lawyer
(800) 986-6080 456 Fulton St
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Peoria, IL 61602
Probate, Criminal, Estate Planning and Medical Malpractice
Drake University
Paul W. Bloomer
Macoupin County, IL Probate Lawyer
(217) 854-4761 5 Hoch Street
Carlinville, IL 62626
Probate and Estate Planning
Stephen R. Cullison
Montgomery County, IL Probate Attorney with 47 years of experience
(217) 532-5432 405 S. Main St.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Probate, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Denise Sue Barr
Menard County, IL Probate Attorney with 20 years of experience
(217) 632-2282 101 W Douglas St
Petersburg, IL 62675
Probate, Criminal, Estate Planning and Family
Carl Ernest Kasten
Macoupin County, IL Probate Attorney with 55 years of experience
(217) 854-3616 1075 W Main St
Carlinville, IL 62626-9110
Probate and Real Estate
Joel Andrew Slater
Fayette County, IL Probate Attorney with 11 years of experience
(618) 283-3034 303 S. Seventh Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
Probate, Energy and Estate Planning
Rockney L. Weber
Fayette County, IL Probate Attorney with 45 years of experience
303 South 7th St.
P. O. Box 399
Vandalia, IL 62471-2731
Probate, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Sharon Marie Henschen
Christian County, IL Probate Lawyer with 35 years of experience
(217) 562-2943 110 E Third St
PO Box 170
Pana, IL 62557-0170
Probate, Family and Real Estate
Chad Michael Miller
Jasper County, IL Probate Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(618) 783-3115 100 W Jourdan St
Newton, IL 62448-1973
Probate and Family
Louis T. Wierenga
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Louis T. Wierenga
(847) 749-1131 3 N. Grant St., Ste. 402
HInsdale, IL 60521
Free ConsultationOffers Video ConferencingVideo ConfDuPage County, IL Probate Lawyer with 15 years of experience
Probate, 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 ConsultationOffers Video ConferencingVideo ConfProbate, 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,...
Michael Goldberg
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Michael Goldberg
(847) 549-0600 350 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Ste. 202
Libertyville, IL 60048
Free ConsultationOffers Video ConferencingVideo ConfLake County, IL Probate Attorney with 11 years of experience
Probate and Estate Planning
University of Illinois - Chicago John Marshall Law School
I am a lifelong Chicagoland resident with a passion for helping families plan their estates so their loved ones are cared for upon their passing. I utilize wills, trusts, powers of attorney for property and healthcare, with the goal of both ensuring that assets pass to your intended loved ones and to make sure that the right people are acting on your behalf if you are unable to make decisions. For families with a recently deceased loved one, I will represent the appointed fiduciaries in administering the estate, be it probate administration or trust administration. I am licensed to practice in...
Stephanie Sexauer
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Stephanie Sexauer
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 11 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.
Scott K Walker
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Scott K Walker
(618) 703-5400 208 N Market Street
Ste 2
Marion, IL 62959
Offers Video ConferencingVideo ConfWilliamson County, IL Probate Lawyer
Probate, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale and John A Logan
SK Walker Law, LLC in Marion, IL, is a Marine Corps Combat Veteran owned law firm with SIU School of Law Alum, attorney Scott Walker, who focuses his practice to the area of Personal Injury, Probate, Wills, Trust, Estates, Contract, Real Estate, Business and Mass Tort law. I use my military and mechanic background and training to troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve our issues. I listen and relate to my clients through my real-world experience, which includes 14 years of military service, with combat tours during Desert Storm and Enduring Freedom, and over twenty years of managerial experience in the maintenance, mining, and...
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