Newark, Illinois Probate Lawyers

Alyx Durachta
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I am a knowledgeable and caring probate law attorney. I am dedicated to providing clients with skilled counsel and representation! Visit my website for information and reviews. Free consultation for estate planning! Read More »
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William S. Wilson
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Illinois Probate Attorney with 36 years experience

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... Read More »
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Monika Blacha
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Over 25 Years of Combined Experience, Responsive and Caring Attorneys

I’m an experienced probate lawyer and serve clients throughout Chicago. I’m dedicated to providing personal attention, thoughtful guidance, and helping clients navigate the complexities of the probate process. Read More »
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Kevin Williams
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Aurora, IL Probate Lawyer with 13 years 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.
Patricia Gruber
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Plainfield, IL Probate Lawyer with 27 years experience
(815) 436-1996 8380 Old Ridge Rd
Plainfield, IL 60544
Probate, Elder and Estate Planning
University of Wisconsin Law School
Fred H. Dickson
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Aurora, IL Probate Attorney with 33 years 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...
Aurora, IL Probate Lawyer with 27 years experience
(630) 906-5571 605 N. Broadway
Ste. 1
Aurora, IL 60505
Probate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Philip Fornaro
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Hinsdale, IL Probate Attorney with 24 years 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,...
Kevin G. Drendel
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Batavia, IL Probate Attorney with 28 years experience
(630) 406-5440 111 Flinn Street
Batavia, IL 60510
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, Estate Planning and Municipal
Northern Illinois University
Kevin G. Drendel Cornell College, cum laude, and a 1991 graduate of Northern Illinois University College of Law, magna cum laude. While at Northern Illinois University, he was a member of the Law Review, and published an article in the University’s scholarly (NIU Law Review 73, 1990). He also received the West Publishing Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement. He is admitted to practice in front of all Illinois State Courts and the U.S. District Court, the Northern District of Illinois. Kevin is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Kane County Bar Association. He was a...
Mazyar M. Hedayat Esq.
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Romeoville, IL Probate Attorney with 24 years experience
(630) 378-2200 1211 W Lakeview Ct
Romeoville, IL 60446
Free ConsultationProbate, Construction, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, DePaul University and University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Mazyar M. Hedayat is the principal of M. Hedayat & Associates, PC, a law firm that has represented Clients for nearly 25 years in the areas of business law and litigation, bankruptcy law and litigation, real property transactions and litigation, construction law and mechanics liens, corporate law, and more. After attending the University of Chicago and University of Michigan, Mr. Hedayat received his MBA from the U.M. Ross School of Business, and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law. Mr. Hedayat is a title insurance agent and operated a full-service title company for 6 years....
Denice Gierach
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Naperville, IL Probate Lawyer with 43 years 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 lawyer with almost 30 years of experience representing business owners in the formation, franchising, and dissolution of businesses; representing employers in matters of employment and age discrimination in the workplace; and aiding individuals in matters of advanced estate planning, charitable giving, Medicare and Medicaid, and Social Security. As a Certified Public Accountant with a Master's degree in Management, Ms. Gierach also practices in the areas of Income Taxation, Federal Estate Taxation, and varied Real Estate Law, including commercial real estate. Ms. Gierach began her career in accounting working...
Misty J. Cygan
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(800) 825-9260 15 N Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Park Ridge, IL Probate Lawyer with 12 years experience
Probate, Business, Employment and Estate Planning
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
Misty has worked hard to become an attorney, which was her dream. She earned her two undergraduate degrees while being on active duty in the United States Air Force. She graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina Wesleyan College with dual degrees. During her four years in the military, Misty was responsible for producing a weekly flying and aircraft maintenance schedule for a fleet of 24 F-15 fighter jets. Misty also provided support for Operation Noble Eagle in response to the 9/11 attacks.

At the core of Misty’s practice is her love of the law and her desire to help people....
Angel M. Traub
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Wheaton, IL Probate Attorney with 18 years 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...
Ian Holzhauer
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Naperville, IL Probate Attorney with 12 years experience
(630) 355-8100 222 S Mill St
Suite 200
Naperville, IL 60540
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Georgetown University Law Center
Ian was raised in Naperville from birth until graduation from Naperville North High School in 2001. He received a full academic scholarship from the University of Florida, where he graduated in 2004 with a B.A. in History, summa cum laude. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude from Georgetown University in 2007. He is a member of the Order of the Coif, having graduated in the top 4% of his class at Georgetown.

After being admitted to the Illinois bar, Ian served as a uniformed attorney in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s (J.A.G.) Corps from 2007 until 2014....
Monika Blacha
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Joliet, IL Probate Attorney with 20 years 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...
Michael Otte
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Hickory Hills , IL Probate Attorney with 10 years experience
(773) 631-7100 7667 W. 95th St.
Suite 203
Hickory Hills , IL 60457
Probate, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Michael A. Otte concentrates his practice on estate planning, trust administration, and contested and litigated estates and trusts. Additionally, Michael's particular area of focus is in elder law matters, including Medicaid planning, Medicaid appeals, guardianship, contested guardianships, nursing home contract review, general elder law matters requiring litigation or other court involvement, and other issues affecting the legal needs of older people. Michael has given dozens of both public and private seminars on his areas of experience in order to educate the public and fellow attorneys on important estate planning and elder law concepts. Michael is a member of the Chicago...
Carol A Nolan
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Lisle, IL Probate Attorney with 23 years 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,...
Mark Varboncouer
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Frankfort, IL Probate Lawyer with 19 years experience
(815) 278-2448 8767 Larawary Road
Frankfort, IL 60423
Probate, Estate Planning, Patents and Personal Injury
University of Illinois College of Law
Mark Varboncouer is the founder of Varboncouer Law. Mr. Varboncouer is an experienced trial attorney who previously spent 10-plus years with Kirkland & Ellis LLP (“one of the nation's largest and most prestigious law firms”/ “known for its world-class litigation practice”/ “one of the ‘Fearsome Foursome’ — the four firms most likely to strike fear in opposing counsel”); and 4-plus years with another highly-prestigious 1,000-plus attorney law firm, McGuireWoods LLP, where he litigated a variety of issues: contracts, non-competes, tortious interference, unfair competition, fraud, licenses and complex intellectual property issues (e.g., patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, false advertising etc.)....
Lauren Jackson
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St. Charles, IL Probate Lawyer with 16 years experience
(847) 714-2866 200 W. Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
Free ConsultationProbate, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University
Lauren Jackson focuses her practice primarily in the areas of real estate and estate planning, although her background includes probate, contracts, corporate formation and business succession planning. Lauren’s unintimidating, caring approach has garnered her a respectable reputation all over Northern Illinois. With her dedication for efficient cost effective services, you will learn that with Lauren on your side you have a reachable attorney with your best intentions in mind. Lauren prides herself on quality work over quantity and it has proved she is a success based on past customer positive reviews. Lauren eagerly represents...
Jonathan G. Anderson
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(630) 653-9400 400 S. County Farm Road
Suite 320
Wheaton, IL 60187
Free ConsultationWheaton, IL Probate Lawyer with 38 years experience
Probate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Jonathan Anderson is the principal attorney and founder of Anderson & Associates, P.C.

Jon guided the growth of this family law firm from a one-attorney law practice in Schaumburg, Illinois to an eleven-attorney law firm with Cook County offices in Schaumburg, Chicago, Northbrook, and Orland Park, Illinois and a DuPage County office in Wheaton, Illinois.

For over 25 years, Jon has achieved optimum results for his clients in divorce and other family law litigation involving issues that include family-owned businesses, pre-marital (pre-nuptial) agreements, post-marital (post-nuptial) agreements, marital property and non-marital property distribution, maintenance (alimony), custody, visitation and the removal of...
Robert J Boszko
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Wheaton, IL Probate Lawyer with 15 years experience
(630) 653-9400 400 S. County Farm Road
Suite 320
Wheaton, IL 60187
Free ConsultationProbate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Robert J. Boszko (“Bob”) began his career at Anderson & Associates, P.C. in 2002 as a law clerk and was hired as an associate attorney in 2004, he is now a Partner with the firm and primarily practices out of the firm's Schaumburg (Cook County) office where his practice is focused on complex financial divorce and custody disputes. Bob’s comprehensive understanding of various areas of law including, Tax Law, Business Transactions and Planning, Real Estate Transactions, and Estate Planning and Administration, provide him the foundation and creativity to resolve complicated divorce and child custody disputes. Bob utilizes compassion and...
Christopher Maurer
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Wheaton, IL Probate Attorney with 22 years experience
(630) 653-9400 400 S. County Farm Road
Suite 320
Wheaton, IL 60187
Free ConsultationProbate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Christopher J. Maurer is a licensed Illinois attorney and a Partner at Anderson & Associates, P.C.
Christopher has over two decades of experience. He practices primarily from the firm's Wheaton office and handles cases in DuPage County, Cook County, Kane County, and the other collar counties. He has focused his practice in the area of family law, including divorce issues (contested and uncontested divorces, high-stakes litigation, complex financial and business divorces), adoptions 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...
Jennifer Bunker Skerston
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Streator, IL Probate Attorney with 10 years experience
(815) 672-8505 7 Dannys Drive, Suite 1
Streator, IL 61364
Free ConsultationProbate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Michigan State University
Jennifer Bunker Skerston has worked in the Illinois Valley legal community for the past seven years handling many litigation related matters including will contests, property tax appeals, breach of contract, and personal injury claims.

Jennifer Bunker Skerston is actively involved in the Illinois State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section Council. She is the Editor of the Council’s monthly publication distributed to members throughout Illinois. She also assists the Council in providing continuing legal education to attorneys, determining the need for new legislation, and reviewing and suggesting changes to current legislative proposals affecting wills, trusts and estates....
John J. Lynch
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Aurora, IL Probate Attorney with 20 years experience
(630) 283-7091 1444 North Farnsworth
Suite 100
Aurora, IL 60505
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...
Vicki Hathaway Gonzalez
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(800) 825-9260 15 N Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Park Ridge, IL Probate Attorney with 27 years experience
Probate, Business, Municipal and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Vicki Hathaway Gonzalez is an experienced facilitator of real estate transactions. Vicki is known for her style of representation that insists that her clients are fully informed of their rights and obligations under their real estate contract, as well as the real consequences of their decisions regarding those rights and obligations.

Vicki's interest in real estate started long before her graduation from John Marshall Law School in 1992. She started investing in real estate in the 1970's, then became a licensed real estate agent, and also taught real estate licensing for the Century 21 Real Estate Academy. As an attorney, she...
T. Phillip Boggess
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Oakbrook Terrace, IL Probate Attorney with 23 years experience
(630) 429-9650 Two Mid America Plaza
Suite 800
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Drake University
Attorney who helps bring peace and comfort to his clients by providing the individuals and businesses with solutions to help protect their interests and pursue their dreams and aspirations.
Izabela Czajkowska
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Hickory Hills , IL Probate Attorney with 12 years experience
(773) 731-7100 7667 W. 95th St.
203
Hickory Hills , IL 60457
Probate, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Izabela concentrates her practice in estate and trust planning, probate, and estate and trust administration and litigation. Izabela also assists clients in planning for disability and special needs. Izabela also handles guardianship proceedings and serves as a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem for the Cook County Circuit Court. Additionally, Izabela has experience with domestic and international income tax and business planning, and corporate and individual tax controversies. She also advises clients on business succession matters, wealth transfer and preservation, and corporate, partnership and limited liability company transactions, including drafting various business arrangements and agreements. Izabela was named as an Illinois Super...
William S. Wilson
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La Grange, IL Probate Attorney with 36 years experience
(708) 482-7090 1023 W 55th St
#110
La Grange, IL 60525
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
Northwestern University School of Law and The University of Texas School of Law
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...
Stephen Sotelo
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Naperville, IL Probate Attorney with 7 years experience
(630) 428-3311 200 E. 5th Avenue
Suite 123
Naperville, IL 60563
Probate, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University
A native of Illinois, Mr. Sotelo is the proud son of a working class family. Mr. Sotelo graduated third in his law school class, summa cum laude, at Northern Illinois University College of Law. As a former real estate agent, Mr. Sotelo's law practice now focuses primarily on real estate transactions. In his spare time, Mr. Sotelo enjoys volunteering for the Make A Wish Foundation of Illinois, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Kevin P. O'Flaherty
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Naperville, IL Probate Attorney with 12 years experience
(331) 330-7466 105 Jackson Avenue
Ste. 4b
Naperville, IL 60540
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
At O’Flaherty Law, we are your community law firm. we are committed to providing personalized, efficient, and quality legal service. We pride ourselves on our “above-and-beyond” approach to client care, affordable fees, and communication. Please call us today at (630)324-6666 to schedule a free in-person or phone consultation. We are located in Downers Grove, Illinois. Our attorneys are happy to meet with you at our office or any other location convenient to you in order to work to accomplish your legal goals. Our team has expertise in many areas of law including but not limited...
Brent Glenn
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Barrington, IL Probate Attorney with 19 years experience
(224) 443-0220 111 North Avenue
Suite 202
Barrington, IL 60010
Free ConsultationProbate, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Chicago
Brent Glenn graduated from The University of Chicago Law School in 2000. He began his career at top law firms in Chicago and Washington, D.C. including Winston & Strawn and Sheppard Mullin. At that time, he concentrated his legal career on commercial real estate matters including real estate finance of both borrowers and lenders, commercial real estate sales, purchases and leases. In addition, he provided real estate support in corporate transactions valued at more than a billion dollars.

In 2017, Brent opened his own practice in Barrington, Illinois. In addition to commercial real estate, his practice now includes a...
Mildred Palmer
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Rolling Meadows, IL Probate Lawyer
(847) 253-8800 3701 Algonquin Road
Suite 300
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Probate, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
University of Florida
Mildred ("Millie") V. Palmer graduated Cum Laude from University of Flordia's College of Law in 1990 with a concentration in taxation and estate planning. After graduation she went to work for Ernst and Young as a tax attorney in the Special Services Group while taking LLM classes at Chicago Kent. In 1992 she moved from Ernst and Young to Gardner Carton and Douglas where she practiced tax law. As a tax attorney attached to a large firm, Millie saw a wide variety of work in the area of taxation, charitable giving, corporate work and estate planning. During this time, she...
Aaron J. Lytle
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South Elgin, IL Probate Lawyer with 20 years experience
(847) 695-2400 2000 McDonald Road
Suite 200
South Elgin, IL 60142
Probate, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Akron
Aaron J. Lytle is one of the firm's suburban Chicago attorneys who practices in several key areas: estate planning and wealth protection, wills and trusts, probate administration, trust administration, business planning, taxation, real estate and special needs planning for children with disabilities. Mr. Lytle has spent several years working in the business sector on corporate issues relating to succession planning, valuation, acquisitions and generating capital. Before joining AHR, he worked for companies such as American Express and Bank One (now JP Morgan Chase).

Mr. Lytle also previously served on the Board of Trustees for DayOne Reliance, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that...
Jessica M. Wollwage-Rymut
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Wheaton, IL Probate Lawyer with 8 years experience
(630) 426-0196 1776A S. Naperville Rd.
Suite 201
Wheaton, IL 60189
Probate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Jessica Wollwage-Rymut graduated from Northwestern University in 2007 with a degree in Political Science. After working for a year at a commercial real estate firm, Jessica was offered admission to the Chicago-Kent College of Law Honors Scholar Program. As an Honors Scholar, Jessica and her classmates enjoyed many unique opportunities, including working with Illinoislegalaid.org to create online tutorials for victims of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault.

During law school, Jessica interned at the Chicago-Kent Taxpayer clinic helping taxpayers prepare returns and negotiate with the Internal Revenue Service. She also volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate with CASA of DuPage...
Kiley Whitty
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(630) 690-6800 1761 S. Naperville Rd.
Suite 201
Wheaton, IL 60189
Free ConsultationWheaton, IL Probate Attorney with 10 years experience
Probate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Kiley M. Whitty is a licensed attorney specializing in the areas of family law, child custody, bankruptcy, and creditor negotiations in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Will and surrounding collar counties. While in law school at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Kiley earned a certificate in Child and Family Law as well as a certificate in Advocacy which aided in her success as a litigator. As an associate with Anderson & Associates, P.C., Kiley has handled complex custody cases involving issues with legal and residential custody, parenting time, allegations of abuse and neglect, and child removal. Kiley has also handled a...
Christopher B. Collander
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Naperville, IL Probate Attorney with 3 years experience
(630) 420-1333 608 South Washington Street
Suite 307
Naperville, IL 60540
Probate, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Chris graduated from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville, in 2012 with a Bachelors of Science in Education degree in Sports Management and minors in Business and Political Science.
Chris graduated from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in May of 2016 and sat for the Bar Examination in July of 2016. Chris was admitted to the Illinois Bar in November of 2016. During law school, Chris held several internships: one with a Civil Litigation firm in Glenview; another with the City of Naperville, where he had his 7-11 License and assisted the City Prosecutor in Traffic Court and DUI Court; and...
Dana Zivkovich
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Glenwood, IL Probate Attorney with 12 years 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.
Brian J. Banahan
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(630) 653-4300 22 S. 4th Street
Suite 5
Geneva, IL 60134
Free ConsultationGeneva, IL Probate Lawyer with 21 years 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...
Mike Drabant
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LaGrange, IL Probate Lawyer with 10 years experience
(708) 482-7090 1023 W 55th St
#110
LaGrange, IL 60525
Probate, Business, Civil Rights and Estate Planning
The John Marshall Law School and The John Marshall Law School
Kathryn C Rolewick
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Wheaton, IL Probate Attorney with 6 years experience
(630) 653-1577 1776 S Naperville Road
Suite 104A
Wheaton, IL 60189
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Kathryn C. Rolewick was admitted to practice law by the Illinois Supreme Court in 2013. She had worked as a Trust Administrative Officer for U.S. Trust, Bank of America, N.A. since graduating from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2013. She joined Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C., the firm founded by her father, David Rolewick, in 2016. Kathryn's areas of practice include estate planning, wealth management, probate estates, contracts, and general corporate and business structures.

Rolewick attended Boston College where she graduated cum laude from the Honors Program in 2004. She is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association, the...
Matthew K Dorich
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Wheaton, IL Probate Lawyer with 5 years experience
(630) 653-9400 400 S. County Farm Road
Suite 320
Wheaton, IL 60187
Free ConsultationProbate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Matthew Dorich is based out of our Orland Park office, where he practices a variety of areas of law including: Family Law, Divorce, Estate Planning, Creditor Negotiations, and Evictions. He handles cases throughout Cook County and other collar counties.

Mr. Dorich began his career in 2014 at a Chicago-based firm focusing on real estate, mortgage foreclosure defense, and civil litigation. He remained with this office for two years, raising to the position of Senior Associate, before accepting a position at a new firm focusing on Debtor’s Rights. During his time practicing law, Mr. Dorich has routinely handled bench trials, motion hearings,...
Antonio DeBlasio
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Oak Brook, IL Probate Attorney with 25 years 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...
Mary Christine Ludwig
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Pontiac, IL Probate Attorney with 14 years experience
(815) 844-7151 P.O. Box 407
109 N. Mill St.
Pontiac, IL 61764
Probate, Agricultural, Business and Estate Planning
Drake University Law School
Mary Ludwig received her J.D. and M.B.A., along with a Certificate in Food and Agricultural Law from Drake University in 2005. Prior to that she received a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture Economics from the University of Illinois. Mary concentrates her practice in agricultural law, estate planning, real estate transactions and probate. Her agricultural law experience includes organization and representation of production agricultural farm operations, agricultural cooperatives, grain elevators, agricultural input suppliers, ethanol and bio-diesel plants, and specialty farm product companies, wind tower and cell tower leases and easements, pipeline, gas, public utility and fiber optic easements,...
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The Justia Lawyer Directory is a listing of lawyers, legal aid organizations, and pro bono legal service organizations. Whether you were injured, are accused of a crime, or are merely engaging in everyday affairs that affect your legal rights or property, an attorney can help you resolve problems or prevent new ones from arising.

Here are just a few situations where you might want to seek the advice of an attorney:

  • You were injured in a car or truck accident
  • You have been arrested and charged with a crime, such as DUI or shoplifting
  • You are considering separating from your spouse
  • You have been subjected to harassment or other discrimination at work

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Also worth serious consideration is the attorney's location, particularly if you will be traveling to visit him or her for consultations.

Finally, research an attorney to see whether he or she has ever been subject to discipline. Although disciplinary actions do not necessarily impact the attorney's competence to handle your case, they may affect your decision whether to hire.