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Bruce Baber
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Bruce Baber
Edgar County, IL Probate Lawyer with 40 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.
William David McGrath
Clark County, IL Probate Attorney with 39 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 71 years of experience
(212) 786-2212 220 S. 6th Street
Marshall, IL 62441
Probate, Real Estate and Tax
Joe Pappas
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Joe Pappas
Coles County, IL Probate Attorney with 5 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.
Brian D. Pondenis
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Brian D. Pondenis
Coles County, IL Probate Lawyer with 14 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 24 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
Catherine H. Barbercheck
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Catherine H. Barbercheck
Champaign County, IL Probate Lawyer with 42 years of 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
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
Chad Michael Miller
Jasper County, IL Probate Lawyer with 12 years of experience
(618) 783-3115 100 W Jourdan St
Newton, IL 62448-1973
Probate and Family
John L. GreenLeaf Jr.
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John L. GreenLeaf Jr.
Macon County, IL Probate Attorney with 42 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.
Frank H Byers II
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Frank H Byers II
Macon County, IL Probate Lawyer with 44 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 43 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
Rex L Brown
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Rex L Brown
Macon County, IL Probate Attorney
(217) 423-3411 234 S Franklin Street
Decatur, IL 62523
Probate
Joel Andrew Slater
Fayette County, IL Probate Attorney with 8 years of experience
(618) 283-3034 303 S. Seventh Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
Probate, Energy and Estate Planning
Ellen Moore Lee
Ford County, IL Probate Attorney with 40 years of experience
(217) 784-8216 308 N Sangamon Ave
Gibson City, IL 60936-0229
Probate and Real Estate
James L. Ayers
Piatt County, IL Probate Lawyer with 48 years of experience
(217) 762-3661 114 S Charter St
Monticello, IL 61856-1853
Probate
Sharon Marie Henschen
Christian County, IL Probate Lawyer with 32 years of experience
(217) 562-2943 110 E Third St
PO Box 170
Pana, IL 62557-0170
Probate, Family and Real Estate
Rockney L. Weber
Fayette County, IL Probate Attorney with 42 years of experience
303 South 7th St.
P. O. Box 399
Vandalia, IL 62471-2731
Probate, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Stephanie Sexauer
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Stephanie Sexauer
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 8 years of experience
(312) 300-4743 180 N. LaSalle Street Suite 3700
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.
Kerry R. Peck
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Kerry R. Peck
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 43 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...
Jonathan G. Anderson
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Jonathan G. Anderson
(708) 226-9904 15255 S. 94th Ave
Suite 201
Orland Park, IL 60462
Free ConsultationCook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 40 years of experience
Probate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Jonathan Anderson is the principal and founding attorney of Anderson & Associates, P.C. Jon orchestrated the growth of the firm from a one-attorney practice to a successful 12-attorney law firm serving the Chicagoland metro area. As one of the most established law firms in the Chicago area focused on family law, their dedicated attorneys uphold the highest standards to achieve the best possible outcomes for their clients. The firm’s additional practice areas include bankruptcy, estate planning, probate, corporate law, real estate, and personal injury matters.

Anderson & Associates, P.C. is conveniently located within the city and suburbs with four offices in...
Monika Blacha
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Monika Blacha
Will County, IL Probate Attorney with 21 years of experience
(630) 445-2355 Two Rialto Square
116 N. Chicago Street, Suite 303
Joliet, IL 60432
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...
Edward J. Blake Jr.
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Edward J. Blake Jr.
(855) 886-1529 305 West Professional Park Avenue
Effingham, IL 62401
Free ConsultationEffingham County, IL Probate Lawyer with 42 years of experience
Probate, Estate Planning, Family and Tax
Saint Louis University School of Law
Blake Behme Gilbreth Links, P.C. has offices in Belleville, Collinsville, Edwardsville, Carlyle and Effingham, Illinois. AREAS OF PRACTICE: Probate Law, Family Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Estate Planning, including Business, Child Custody, Child Support, Collaborative Divorce, Commercial Real Estate, Consume Protection, Debt Settlement, Divorce, Divorce Mediation, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Breaches of Fiduciary Duty, Family, Foreclosure, Landlord/Tenant, Legal Malpractice, Litigation, Civil Lawsuits, Military Divorce, Nursing Home, Personal Injury, Probate, Estate Settlement, Real Estate, Securities, DCFS, Tax, Internal Revenue Service, Illinois Department of Revenue, Illinois Department of Employment Security and White Collar Crime.
Philip Fornaro
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Philip Fornaro
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 25 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,...
Diane M Ainsworth Esq.
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Diane M Ainsworth Esq.
Cook County, IL Probate Lawyer with 33 years of experience
(312) 984-0398 203 N. LA SALLE ST.,
Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60601
Offers Video Conferencing Video ConfProbate, Appeals, Criminal 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.
Mazyar M. Hedayat Esq.
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Mazyar M. Hedayat Esq.
Will County, IL Probate Attorney with 26 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....
Ray Choudhry
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Ray Choudhry
Rock Island County, IL Probate Attorney with 46 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

HUD Foreclosure Commissioner
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 11 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....
Dana Zivkovich
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Dana Zivkovich
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 14 years of experience
(708) 833-7755 8 W. Main St.
Glenwood, IL 60425
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.
William S. Wilson
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William S. Wilson
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 38 years of experience
(708) 482-7090 1023 W 55th St
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La Grange, IL 60525
Offers Video Conferencing Video ConfProbate, 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...
Carol A Nolan
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Carol A Nolan
DuPage County, IL Probate Attorney with 25 years of experience
(630) 668-6600 1001 Warrenville Road
Suite 224
Lisle, IL 60532
Probate, Elder and Estate Planning
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Since 1996, Illinois elder law attorney Carol A. Nolan, has been providing valuable legal advice for seniors and their families. As a skilled Wheaton estate attorney, Ms. Nolan is devoted to the rights and legal options of elderly and disabled people in DuPage County and Chicago's western suburbs. Her Lisle law office handles a wide range of financial, health care, and estate planning matters, including Medicaid applications and planning, disability planning, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), guardianships, wills, trusts, and probate administration.

Carol A. Nolan has been a frequent speaker on Elder Law, Medicaid issues, estate planning, probate and trust administration,...
John J. Lynch
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John J. Lynch
Will County, IL Probate Attorney with 21 years of experience
(630) 960-4700 By Appointment Only
Lockport, IL 60441
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...
Kelly Garrett-Hicks
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Kelly Garrett-Hicks
Saint Clair County, IL Probate Attorney with 15 years of experience
(618) 551-0300 20 East Main Street
Belleville, IL 62220
Free ConsultationProbate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Ms. Hicks has been practicing law in St. Clair and Monroe Counties for more than 10 years. She has successfully tried numerous divorce and custody cases. She is also an experienced mediator. Ms. Hicks grew up in a small town in Monroe County and returned to the area to practice law. She resides with her husband and son in Columbia.
Kevin Williams
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Kevin Williams
Will County, IL Probate Lawyer with 14 years of experience
(630) 898-4789 2295 Bannister Lane
Aurora, IL 60504
Free ConsultationProbate
University of Dayton School of Law
I am a Kane and DuPage County probate and guardianship attorney. Currently, I serve ten counties in the Chicagoland area, including Kane, DuPage, Will, Kendall, and Cook. In my law practice, I enjoy helping families settle estates of loved ones who have passed away, and helping clients provide protection and guidance for mentally disabled loved ones.
Brian J. Banahan
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Brian J. Banahan
(630) 868-3910 330 S. Naperville Road
Suite 210
Wheaton, IL 60187
Free ConsultationDuPage County, IL Probate Lawyer with 23 years of experience
Probate, Business, Family and Real Estate
Northwestern University School of Law
Brian J. Banahan has been practicing law in DuPage, Kane and Cook County Illinois for 18 years. He began his legal career and learned his way around the courtroom in 1997 as a full time 711 prosecutor with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. From there, Mr. Banahan moved to serve as chief legal counsel and Deputy Public Administrator for DuPage County for 17 years. In that job, Mr. Banahan managed, administered, litigated, settled, and closed hundreds of decedent’s estates and an extensive number of related legal matters in nearly every area of the law. In the process, he has...
Angel M. Traub
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Angel M. Traub
DuPage County, IL Probate Attorney with 20 years of experience
(630) 426-0196 1776A S. Naperville Rd.
Suite 201
Wheaton, IL 60189
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...
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 35 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...
Christopher Maurer
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Christopher Maurer
Cook County, IL Probate Attorney with 23 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...
Patricia Gruber
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Patricia Gruber
Will County, IL Probate Lawyer with 28 years of experience
(815) 436-1996 8380 Old Ridge Rd
Plainfield, IL 60544
Probate, Elder and Estate Planning
University of Wisconsin Law School
Antonio DeBlasio
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Antonio DeBlasio
DuPage County, IL Probate Attorney with 26 years of experience
(630) 560-1123 2001 Midwest Rd
Suite 100
Oak Brook, IL 60523
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...
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