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I truly enjoy my work with families who are burdened with long-term care needs and income/inheritance goals. When I am not working, I love to ride a good horse under a big sky.  


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 32%
    32 years
  2. Trusts: 32%
    32 years
  3. Medicaid Assistance: 31%
    15 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  4. Medicaid & Medicare: 5%



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Law ElderLaw, LLP

2275 Church Road
Aurora, IL, 60502


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198311/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Leading LawyerLeading Lawyers in America2015
Leading LawyerLeading Lawyer Network2014
Leading Lawyer: Elder LawLeading Lawyers Network2013
Leading Lawyer: Elder LawLeading Lawyers Network2013
Top Lawyers in IllinoisWest Suburban Living Magazine2013
#1 in Top 10 Elder Law Attorneys per Leading Lawyers surveyLeading Lawyers Network2013
4th Annual CLE Fest Classic PresenterIllinois State Bar Association2011
Community Partnership of the Year AwardIllinois Health Care Association2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Lead AttorneyLaw ElderLaw, LLP2004 - Present
PresidentIllinois Land TItle Assn2002 - 2003
Co-Founder and General CounselLaw Title Insurance Company Inc.1985 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kane County Bar Association. Elder Care, Disability, & Mental Health Law committeeCo-Chair with State's Attorney Joseph McMahon2011 - Present
Elder CounselFounding Member2008 - Present
Joni & Friends, Ministry for DisabledChair Chicago Advisory Committee2008 - Present
NAELA-Senior Rights Political Action CommitteeBoard of Directors2007 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2004 - Present
Illinois Land Title AssociationPast-President2002 - 2003
Publication nameTitleDate
ABA Experience MagazineUnmasking Client Pseudo Capacity2015
American Bar AssociationAlzheimer's and the Law (legal textbook)2013
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Magazine Vol.23Veteran's Benefits: How to Make It a Part of Your Practice2011
Wall Street JournalThe 25 Documents You Need Before You Die2011
AARP magazineWill Our Children Get Social Security2011
the Street.comAre Health Insurers the Bad Guys?2011
WealthCounsel QuarterlyAdd Spice to Your Elder Law Practice2010
DuPage County Bar Association BriefIllinois Seniors Deserve A "Forgiveness Factor"2010
Beacon NewsHelping Resolve Women's Nightmare: Long Term Care2008
NAELA NewsVeteran Benefits for the over 652008
Kane County Bar JournalWhy We Do What We Do: Elder Law2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Illinois University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Public workshopEstate Planning for Life2015
Public education forumDon't Go Broke in a Nursing Home2015
Kane County Bar Association MCLEAssessing Capacity of Older Adult Clients2015
Illinois State Bar Association MCLE ChicagoMedicare for Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorneys2015
Alzheimer's Support GroupGuardianship and Taking Away the Keys2015
8th Annual Elder Law Short CourseEffective Communication Skills with Elderly Clients2012
Victoria Collier 3 Day EventVA Advanced Practice: Case Update2011
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) national conventionCreating a Trust to Protect Vulnerable Loved One,( who is not on public benefits)"2011
Sun Valley Estate and Elder Law ConventionHot Topics in Elder Care Estate Plans2011
National Business InstituteVA Wartime Veteran LTC benefits2011
McHenry County Bar AssociationElder Law for Every Lawyer2011
Kansas/Missouri Elder Law Bar joint CLEVA LTC benefits: Client-Focused Solutions2011
ISBA Law Ed CLEElder Law Essentials2011
Charleston, South CarolinaTrusts to Protect the Vulnerable Child2011
7th Annual Elder Law Short CourseMarketing To Build a Dynamite Referral Network2011
2011 UpdateAdvanced Directives & Health Care Professionals2011
Transitions Foundation Continuing Education SeminarElder Law Essentials and VA Nursing Home Benefits for Wartime Veterans2010
Planning for the GenerationsAdd Spice to Elder Law Practice2010
Kane County Bar AssociationElder Law for Every Lawyer2010
Hammond-Steinbacher SuperConferenceLove and Protection Trusts2010
Elgin Community CollegeElder Law Essentials2010