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As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. With this in mind, I work closely with my clients, helping them take small steps today to ensure a better tomorrow. Take Estate Planning for example: if you die without an estate plan, the State of Illinois will provide one for you. To avoid that result, we can work together to ensure that you decide what’s best for your assets, your livelihood and – most importantly – your loved ones.


I have more than 16 years of experience working with individuals, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining Lavelle Law, I worked as an associate in one of the largest multinational law firms in the world. If there is one thing that I have learned from my experience, it’s this: When it comes to you, your organization, or your family, there is no substitute for attention to detail. I am committed to understanding all details and aspects of my clients’ issues, and providing them with the highest level of service for their legal needs.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Estate Planning: 50%
  2. Wills: 25%
  3. Trusts: 25%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($310/hour), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Ryan W. Gardner

    I have worked with Heather to provide customized solutions to client's estate planning concerns. Heather provides a personalized touch that is second to none. She is knowledgeable, empathetic, personable, and above all else, a brilliant attorney. Her ability to relate to her clients puts her in a class of her own.

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    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Michael Thomas Roth

    Heather is a terrific attorney who takes an individualized and personal approach to counseling her clients.

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Contact info

Lavelle Law Ltd.

501 W Colfax St
Palatine, IL, 60067-2545

Lavelle Law

501 West Colfax
Palatine, IL, 60067

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 200001/31/2007
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199911/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Thomas J. White ScholarThomas J. White Center for Law and Government, Notre Dame Law School1999
Thomas J. White ScholarThomas J. White Center for Law and Government, Notre Dame Law School1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateLavelle Law, Ltd.2009 - Present
Attorney/OwnerLaw Office of Heather G. Walser2006 - 2009
AssociateJones Day1999 - 2005
Summer AssociateJones Day1998 - 1998
Summer Law ClerkCity Of Chicago Law Department1997 - 1997
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Planned Giving Advisory Committee, JourneyCare FoundationMember2013 - Present
District 15 Educational Foundation Board of TrusteesTrustee2012 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of Notre DamePhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Women & Wealth: Preparing for the UnexpectedA Woman's Guide To Financial Readiness2015
Symposium 2015The Estate Planning Topics No One Wants to Talk About2015
Women Professionals AllianceAssets in Divorce: What You Need to Know2014
Conference For Advanced PlanningHow to Discuss the Estate Planning Topics No One Wants to Talk About2014
Northwest Suburban Bar Association Federal Tax Committee MeetingTax Considerations in Estate Planning2013
Arlington Heights Senior CenterUpdates on Proactive Estate Planning and Navigating the Pitfalls of Court-Ordered Guardianship2012