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About me

I opened my law firm at the beginning of 2009.  I focus my practice on elder law, specifically Life Care Planning, which is a more holistic approach to traditional elder law. I have an Elder Care Coordinator on staff who assists clients with care needs.  


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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 60%
    10 years
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    8 years
  3. Guardianship: 10%
    8 years
  4. Probate: 5%
  5. Real Estate: 5%
    8 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Amy Jeanne Delaney

    I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgeable about VA Benefits. High moral character.


    Amy Delaney Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse Dawn. I was looking for an update on a complicated VA matter, and Dawn had the latest info on the status of federal law.


    David Steinhoff Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Legacy Law Firm, LLC

11 E. Center Street
Sandwich, IL, 60548


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200411/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Marla Dickerson AwardN/A2004
Clover Family AwardN/A2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLegacy Law Firm, LLC2012 - Present
PresidentLaw Office of Dawn M. Weekly, PC2009 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
DeKalb County Bar AssociationN/A2014 - Present
Life Care Planning Law Firms AssociationN/A2010 - Present
ElderCounselN/A2010 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysN/A2009 - Present
LaSalle County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Kendall County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - 2010
Kane County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Nugent v. LipseyOrder of Replevin issued
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Illinois University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Columbia College (Columbia, SC)ArtBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Columbia College (Columbia, SC)Media ManagementN/AN/A
Columbia College (Columbia, SC)EntertainmentBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Planning for the GenerationsVA/Medicaid2012
NAELA Annual ConferenceVeterans Benefits2012
Flight School I 2012Veterans Benefits2012
WebinarVA Accreditation CLE2011
VA Flight SchoolVeterans Benefits2011
Planning for the GenerationsIllinois Medicaid Planning Basics2011
Elder Law Short CourseMarketing a New Practice2010
Elder Law Short CourseVeterans Benefits2009