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William Wombacher
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William Wombacher
Peoria, 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...
Noah W. Benckendorf
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Noah W. Benckendorf
(309) 266-6121 101 NE Randolph St.
Peoria, IL 61606
Peoria, 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...
Carol J Perkins
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Carol J Perkins
Peoria, IL Probate Lawyer
(309) 857-5413 456 Fulton Street
Suite 255
Peoria, IL 61602
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Alex Davis
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Alex Davis
(309) 673-0797 101 NE Randolph Ave.
Peoria, IL 61606
Peoria, 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...
Valerie M Moehle
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Valerie M Moehle
Pekin, 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
Mark Wertz
Peoria, 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
Dean R. Essig
Washington, 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
Jennifer Bunker Skerston
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Jennifer Bunker Skerston
(815) 672-8505 7 Dannys Drive, Suite 1
Streator, IL 61364
Free ConsultationStreator, 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....
Mary Christine Ludwig
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Mary Christine Ludwig
Pontiac, 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,...
Andrewe William Johnson
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Andrewe William Johnson
Canton, IL Probate Lawyer with 28 years of experience
(309) 647-4200 212 East Chestnut
Canton, IL 61520
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of North Carolina School of Law
Andrewe W. Johnson was born in 1970, in Canton, Illinois. Andrewe graduated from Lewistown Community High School in Lewistown, Illinois. He attended Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois, from 1988 to 1990, before transferring to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Rhetoric. Andrewe attended law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, receiving his Juris Doctor degree with Honors in 1995. During law school, Andrewe served on the staff of the North Carolina Law Review and worked with the University of...
Blake L. Lindner
Havana, IL Probate Lawyer with 29 years of experience
(309) 543-2291 124 West Market Street
Havana, IL 62644-1191
Probate, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Ray Choudhry
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Ray Choudhry
Moline, IL Probate Attorney with 48 years of experience
(309) 797-8000 1515 5th Ave #430
Moline, IL 61265
Free ConsultationProbate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
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

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Mazyar M. Hedayat
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Mazyar M. Hedayat
Romeoville, IL Probate Attorney with 28 years of 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....
Monika Blacha
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Monika Blacha
(630) 445-2355 Two Rialto Square
116 N. Chicago Street, Suite 303
Joliet, IL 60432
Free ConsultationOffers Video ConferencingVideo ConfJoliet, IL Probate Attorney with 24 years of experience
Probate, 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...
James W. Ackerman
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James W. Ackerman
(888) 899-1977 2601 S 5th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Free ConsultationSpringfield, 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.

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Kevin Williams
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Kevin Williams
Aurora, IL Probate Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(630) 898-4789 2295 Bannister Lane
Aurora, IL 60504
Free ConsultationProbate
University of Dayton School of Law
I am an Aurora, Illinois probate and guardianship attorney. Currently, I serve five counties in the Chicagoland area: Kane, DuPage, Cook, Will, and Kendall. In my law practice, I help families settle probate estates of loved ones who have passed away, including estates with contested issues. I also assist clients with guardianship cases for mentally disabled adult loved ones, as well as settlements to Minor children’s estates. Since starting out as a probate attorney in 2006, I have handled literally hundreds of probate and guardianship cases across several counties of the greater Chicago area. Because of...
James F. White
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James F. White
Sugar Grove, IL Probate Attorney with 35 years of experience
(630) 466-1600 160 S. Municipal Dr.
Suite 100
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
Probate, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Mr. White has practiced law for thirty years. He graduated from Indiana University in 1986 and received his law degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 1989. He was admitted to the Illinois Bar, and admitted to practice in the Federal Court in the Northern District of Illinois, in 1989. While attending law school, he was a law clerk with the law firm of Carey, Filter, White & Boland. He became an associate of that firm upon graduating, and in 1996 became a partner.

Mr. White served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Summit Homes beginning...
Michelle Bugajsky
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Michelle Bugajsky
Naperville, IL Probate Attorney with 15 years of experience
(630) 427-4407 2272 95th Street
Suite 200A
Naperville, IL 60564
Probate and Family
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Attorney Michelle Bugajsky focuses her practice on probate, estate planning, and family law. Whether assisting clients in planning for their futures or helping clients through problems in the here and now, Michelle provides caring and thoughtful legal services. Michelle takes great pride in combining her keen legal expertise of probate and estate planning law with a plan uniquely crafted for each specific client or family.

Michelle attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree, double majoring in Political Science and Criminal Justice. Thereafter, Michelle accepted an academic scholarship to attend the Illinois Institute of...
John L. GreenLeaf Jr.
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John L. GreenLeaf Jr.
Decatur, 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.
Jeffrey Li
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Jeffrey Li
(872) 250-1069 58 N. Chicago Street
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Joliet, IL 60432
Free ConsultationOffers Video ConferencingVideo ConfJoliet, IL Probate Lawyer with 6 years of experience
Probate, 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....
Richard H. Schmack
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Richard H. Schmack
Sycamore, IL Probate Attorney with 44 years of experience
(815) 895-2074 584 W. State Street
Sycamore, IL
Probate, DUI, Domestic Violence and Landlord Tenant
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Richard Schmack was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Berwyn, Illinois. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois in 1977 with double majors in Political Science and History. In 1980 he received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Upon graduation from law school in 1980, Richard was admitted to the Illinois Bar and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. He is a member of the Federal Trial Bar. Richard has made DeKalb County his home since1985. He, his wife, Jackie, who is his office manager, and...
James R. Enlow
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James R. Enlow
Springfield, 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
Patricia Gruber
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Patricia Gruber
Plainfield, IL Probate Lawyer with 31 years of experience
(815) 436-1996 8380 Old Ridge Rd
Plainfield, IL 60544
Probate, Elder and Estate Planning
University of Wisconsin Law School
James D. Greenwood
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James D. Greenwood
Rock Island, IL Probate Attorney with 9 years of experience
(309) 517-5415 4333B 18TH AVE
Rock Island, IL 61201
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Drake University Law School
Estate Planning: James has conducted estate planning matters including creation of wills (last will and testament), trusts, special needs trusts, irrevocable creditor protection trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, beneficiary planning and beneficiary designation, corporate succession planning, tax planning, and transfer on death instruments. Litigation: James has litigated matters including probate disputes, elder abuse claims, debt collection issues, contract disputes, and conducted other litigation as required by his clients. James has practiced across Iowa and Illinois.
Fred H. Dickson
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Fred H. Dickson
Aurora, IL Probate Attorney with 38 years of experience
(630) 897-8840 2000 W. Galena Blvd., Suite 209
Aurora, IL 60506
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Fred is a fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estate Counsel, an honor bestowed upon very few attorneys. He focuses in the areas of estate and tax planning, trust, estate and probate administration, and business structuring and counseling. Fred enjoys helping people accomplish their personal goals. He has an extensive background assisting clients in the transfer of small businesses and farms during their lifetime or at death while minimizing taxes and expenses. Many of his estate plans are sophisticated and involve using wills, trusts, limited liability companies, family limited partnerships and other closely held entities. He has...
Frank H Byers II
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Frank H Byers II
Decatur, IL Probate Lawyer with 46 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...
Adam Gynac
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Adam Gynac
Joliet, IL Probate Lawyer with 15 years of 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)
Warren E. Benning
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Warren E. Benning
Springfield, 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.
Nicole Janes
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Nicole Janes
Joliet, IL Probate Lawyer
(630) 445-2355 116 N. Chicago Street Suite 303
Joliet, IL 60432
Probate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Jack Slingerland
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Jack Slingerland
Sycamore, IL Probate Attorney with 46 years of experience
(815) 895-5141 499 E. State St.
Sycamore, IL 60178
Probate, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Jack C. Slingerland received a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law.

Jack is the city Attorney for Genoa, IL. He has served as a DeKalb County Assistant State’s Attorney, as the DeKalb County Public Defender, and as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois. He served as a member of the legislative staff of the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, Michael J. Madigan.

Jack has been in private practice of law for more than 23 years, and now is the co-owner of Slingerland & Clark, P.C. He is admitted to practice in federal...
Erika Eassa
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Erika Eassa
Joliet, IL Probate Attorney
(630) 445-2355 116 N. Chicago Street Suite 303
Joliet, IL 60432
Probate, Divorce and Family
Valparaiso University School of Law
Elizabeth Eberspacher Nohren
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Elizabeth Eberspacher Nohren
SHELBYVILLE, 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...
Jackson E Donley
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Jackson E Donley
Springfield, 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
Kimberly J. Myers
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Kimberly J. Myers
DeKalb, IL Probate Attorney with 13 years of experience
(815) 217-3990 122 N. 1st Street
Suite C
DeKalb, IL 60115
Probate, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Nichol M. Broshous
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Nichol M. Broshous
Joliet, IL Probate Attorney with 10 years of experience
(630) 445-2355 116 N. Chicago Street Suite 303
Joliet, IL 60432
Probate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
William A Peithmann
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William A Peithmann
Mahomet, IL Probate Attorney with 46 years of 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
Elizabeth Youakim
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Elizabeth Youakim
Joliet, IL Probate Lawyer
(630) 445-2355 116 N. Chicago Street Suite 303
Joliet, IL 60432
Probate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Joseph Markell
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Joseph Markell
Springfield, 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.
John Wozniak
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John Wozniak
Urbana, 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
Kurt R Dittmer
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Kurt R Dittmer
La Harpe, IL Probate Lawyer
(217) 659-3312 102 N Center St.
P.O. Box 509
La Harpe, IL 61450
Probate, Criminal, Family and Real Estate
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