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Ray Choudhry
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Ray Choudhry
Moline, IL Probate Attorney with 49 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.

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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...
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.
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...
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...
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
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
Free ConsultationProbate and Criminal
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...
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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Mark Wertz
Peoria, IL Probate Lawyer
(800) 986-6080 456 Fulton St
#425
Peoria, IL 61602
Probate, Criminal, Estate Planning and Medical Malpractice
Drake University
David Eugene Zwicker
Aledo, IL Probate Attorney with 51 years of experience
(309) 582-5162 115 E. Main St.
Aledo, IL 61231-0164
Probate, Civil Rights and Criminal
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
Virgil Alan Thurman
Geneseo, IL Probate Lawyer with 47 years of experience
(309) 944-6866 137 S State St
Ste 208
Geneseo, IL 61254-1301
Probate, Criminal, Family and Real Estate
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....
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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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,...
Joseph Markell
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Joseph Markell
Springfield, IL Probate Lawyer
(217) 559-9603 1224 Centre W Dr.
Suite 200
Springfield, IL 62704
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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.
Ralph E Elliott
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Ralph E Elliott
Freeport, IL Probate Lawyer with 42 years of experience
(815) 233-1022 1005 W. Loras Drive
P.O. Box 1149
Freeport, IL 61032
Probate, Agricultural, Business and Estate Planning
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.
Andrew O. Mays
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Andrew O. Mays
Quincy, IL Probate Lawyer with 14 years of experience
(217) 318-3521 529 Hampshire Street, Suite 621
Quincy, IL 62301
Free ConsultationProbate and Estate Planning
Marquette University Law School
I am a thrid generation attorney originally from Quincy. I focus my practice on estate planning and estate administration because its a topic that is so important to every family. Whether it's a young family like mine where primary concern is ensuring children are taken care of in the event something happens to the parents, a family with adult children who need a little protection from themselves (or an ex-spouse), or a multi-million dollar estate with complex tax planning issues; everyone needs an estate plan. I try to make the process as easy as possible for you so that a...
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
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
Christina M. Weller
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Christina M. Weller
Freeport, IL Probate Lawyer
(815) 233-1022 1005 Loras Drive
Freeport, IL 61032
Probate, Agricultural, Estate Planning and Real Estate
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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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.
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
Jeffrey Lynn Soltermann
Jacksonville, IL Probate Attorney with 30 years of experience
(217) 245-7111 816 West State Street
Jacksonville, IL 62651-0696
Probate, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Denise Sue Barr
Petersburg, IL Probate Attorney with 20 years of experience
(217) 632-2282 101 W Douglas St
Petersburg, IL 62675
Probate, Criminal, Estate Planning and Family
John Robert Lecomte
Savanna, IL Probate Attorney with 49 years of experience
(815) 273-2200 322 Main St
Savanna, IL 61074-1630
Probate, Family and Real Estate
Stanley Lewis Tucker
Carthage, IL Probate Attorney with 54 years of experience
(217) 357-3121 608 Wabash Ave
Carthage, IL 62321-1444
Probate and Estate Planning
Scott K Walker
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Scott K Walker
(618) 703-5400 208 N Market Street
Ste 2
Marion, IL 62959
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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...
Michael Goldberg
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Michael Goldberg
(847) 549-0600 350 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Ste. 202
Libertyville, IL 60048
Free ConsultationOffers Video ConferencingVideo ConfLibertyville, 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...
Kerry R. Peck
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Kerry R. Peck
Oak Brook, IL Probate Attorney with 46 years of experience
(855) 328-5787 700 Commerce Dr.
Suite 500
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Free ConsultationOffers Video ConferencingVideo ConfProbate, 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...
Mazyar M. Hedayat
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Mazyar M. Hedayat
Romeoville, IL Probate Attorney with 29 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....
Diane M Ainsworth
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Diane M Ainsworth
Chicago, IL Probate Lawyer with 36 years of experience
(312) 984-0398 203 N. LA SALLE ST.,
Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60601
Offers Video ConferencingVideo 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.
Jonathan G. Anderson
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Jonathan G. Anderson
(847) 850-8899 1101 Perimeter Dr. Ste. 220
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Free ConsultationSchaumburg, IL Probate Lawyer with 43 years of experience
Probate, Divorce and Family
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Jonathan Anderson is the owner and founder of Anderson Attorneys, PC. For more than 35 years, Jon Anderson owned Anderson & Associates, P.C. which grew to be a leading law firm with 12 attorneys in four offices who represented clients in divorce, family law, estate planning, probate, bankruptcy, and debtor/creditor relations and other matters. In June 2022, he sold Anderson & Associates, P.C. In 2023, he founded Anderson Attorneys, PC, a smaller, high-quality, specialized, boutique law firm that focuses on financially sophisticated divorce litigation and estate planning, and probate matters. For over 35 years, Jonathan Anderson...
Melissa Fernandez (Marin)
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Melissa Fernandez (Marin)
Winfield, IL Probate Attorney with 5 years of experience
(630) 668-6700 1N141 County Farm Rd
#230
Winfield, IL 60190
Free ConsultationProbate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
DePaul College of Law
Melissa Fernandez (Marin) graduated from DePaul University in 2015 where she received her Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Political Science. Melissa went on to receive her law degree from DePaul University College of Law in 2019 with a certificate in Family Law where she graduated Cum Laude and maintained herself on the Dean's list for all three years. From a very young age, Melissa knew that she was passionate about family law. As a child of divorced parents, Melissa brings a unique perspective to the firm having experienced the breakdown of her family at a young age....
Philip Fornaro
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Philip Fornaro
Hinsdale, IL Probate Attorney with 28 years of experience
(708) 639-4320 23 Lincoln Street
Unit 101
Hinsdale, IL 60521
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,...
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 ConfHInsdale, 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.
Vincent Anthony Incopero
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Vincent Anthony Incopero
Elmhurst, IL Probate Attorney with 9 years of experience
(630) 299-7600 381 North York Street
Suite 1
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Under Contract? Need a Lawyer? We excel in assisting clients buy and sell all types of real estate,including, but not limited to single family homes, condos, co-ops and multi family apartment buildings, in Chicago and the surrounding metro area (suburbs). We identify and quantify potential issues, evaluate risk and provide prompt guidance so that our clients can make educated and concrete decisions as they navigate the process of buying or selling real estate.

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...
Denice Gierach
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Denice Gierach
Naperville, IL Probate Lawyer with 48 years of experience
(630) 756-1160 1776 Legacy Circle
Suite 104
Naperville, IL 60563
Probate, Business, Employment and Estate Planning
Illinois Institute of Technology
Denice A. Gierach is a business and estate planning lawyer with more than 30 years of experience representing business owners in the formation, franchising, and dissolution of businesses; contract negotiation and reviews; business litigation; partnership disputes, succession planning; commercial real estate; and aiding individuals in matters of advanced estate planning, and charitable giving. She also leads her firm’s YourOGC program providing Outsourced General Counsel services to small and medium size businesses to assist them in preventing legal issues, providing proper planning for reaching goals, and insight into issues preventing them from further success. As a Certified Public Accountant with a master's degree...
Charles Todd Newland
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Charles Todd Newland
Rolling Meadows, 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,...
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