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Zachary J. Hesselbaum

Zachary J. Hesselbaum

also known as Zach Hesselbaum

About me

I work to provide solutions for families who are burdened with the issues of long term care.  The solutions often involve estate and tax planning, medicaid planning, veterans benefit planning, and the use of different types of trusts. 


When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my wife Kelly and my son Rockne. I personally enjoy partaking in anything sports related.  My favorite teams include the Chicago White Sox and Dallas Cowboys. 


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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 50%
    7 years, 225 cases
  2. Trusts: 25%
    7 years, 100 cases
  3. Estate Planning: 25%
    7 years, 125 cases



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Andrew Ross Smith

    I endorse this lawyer for elder law and estate planning. Zach is very knowledgeable and experienced in the area of VA benefits, Medicare, and estate planning.


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Contact info

Law ElderLaw, LLP

2275 Church Road
Aurora, IL, 60502


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200811/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Community Partnership of the Year AwardIllinois Health Care Association2010
Outstanding Leadership & Service AwardValparaiso University2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaw Elder Law, LLP2014 - Present
Associate AttorneyLaw ElderLaw, LLP2008 - Present
Law ClerkLake County Superior Court- Honorable Judge Schneider2007 - 2007
Law ClerkLaw ElderLaw, LLP2006 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar Association, Elder Law SectionMember2015 - Present
DuPage County Bar Association, Elder Law CommitteeChair2013 - 2014
DuPage County Bar Association, Elder Law CommitteeVice Chair2012 - 2013
ESSE- Ecumenical Support Services for the ElderlyVice President2012 - 2015
KCBA Elder Care, Disability & Mental Health Law ComitteeMember2011 - 2013
Ecumenical Support Services for the Elderly, Incorporated (ESSE)Board Member2011 - Present
Oswegoland Senior Inc.Board Member2009 - 2012
National Organization of Veterans' AdvocatesMember2008 - 2010
United States Court of Appeals for Veteran ClaimsMember2008 - Present
DuPage County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Kane County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2013
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Bar Briefs (Kane County)"Lets Play Two": A Tale of Ernie Banks' Estate Plans - Considerations That Will Determine Which Plan Gets the "W"2015
Bar Briefs (Kane County)Watch your Mailbox your Health Insurance May Be Terminated: A Guide to the New Managed Care Program for Illinois Healthcare Program Participants2014
Illinois State Bar Association Elder Law NewsletterThe necessary resolution for 2013: Don’t lose sight of the changing VA pension landscape2013
Illinois Bar JournalPaying for Long Term Care in Illinois2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawMaster of Laws in TaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2013
Valparaiso University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Valparaiso UniversityPolitical Science and PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Estate Planning WorkshopElder Law Essentials2013
DePaul College of Law- Healthcare Institute Speaker SeriesElder Law Essentials2013
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education- Elder Law Short Course 2012The Medicaid Time Bomb: The Interplay between VA pension benefits and Medicaid in Illinois.2012
Elder Law for EverybodyElder Law2012
VA Special Forces Training DayWhat is the VA Up To?2011
Marianjoy Rehabilitation InserviceVA Aid and Attendance Essentials2011
Kansas/Missouri Elder Law Bar joint CLEVA LTC benefits: Client-Focused Solutions2011
Elder Law: Obtaining Veteran's Benefits and Funding Long Term CareObtaining Veteran's Benefits2011
A Day on Elder Law: McHenry County Bar Association CLE EventA Day on Elder Law2011
NAELA Webinar-VA Benefit BasicsVeterans Benefits2009