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Heather Guilette Walser

Heather Guilette Walser

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills & Living Wills

About Me

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 14 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 since 1999

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



Hourly ($295/hour), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • James Charles Shields

    I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible. I endorse this lawyer.


    James Shields Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Amil Alkass

    I strongly recommend and endorse Heather Walser. Heather is a senior attorney with Lavelle Law, Ltd. and is knowledgeable and experienced in the field of trusts and estate planning.. She is very diligent and attentive to her clients' needs and strategies to provide the best results for her each of her clients' particular financial and family situation.


    Amil Alkass Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Lavelle Law Ltd.

501 W Colfax St
Palatine, IL, 60067-2545

Lavelle Law

501 West Colfax
Palatine, IL, 60067




DCActive 200001/31/2007
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199908/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


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


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Planned Giving Advisory Committee, JourneyCare FoundationMember2013 - Present
District 15 Educational Foundation Board of TrusteesTrustee2012 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor, cum laude1999
University of Notre DamePhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1996

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Women Professionals AllianceAssets in Divorce: What You Need to Know2014
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