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Monika M Blacha

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Family, Probate, Elder Law

About Me

I started my own practice after thirteen years of practicing with one of the largest law firms in Chicago.  While there, I represented clients in complex cases proving myself as a trial lawyer and making sure that the end result of each case met the clients' needs and interests.  My practice is no different.  I believe that my clients' needs have to be met in each and every case.  I know that divorce, the drafting of a will, planning or an estate and/or executing/probating an estate are emotional times for you and your family.  The law can seem both complex and intimidating.  My job is to alleviate those stresses and be on your side during this difficult and complex time in your life.  

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Languages Spoken: English, Polish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Family: 30%
  2. Divorce & Separation: 30%
  3. Probate: 25%
  4. Elder Law: 15%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($225-300/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Matthew J. Sullivan

    I have collaborated with Monika on many matters both when we were colleagues at Winston & Strawn and now that we are both in small firm practices. She is an exceptionally smart lawyer who really cares about her clients and aggressively represents their interests. I heartily recommend her.

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    Matthew Sullivan Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Erin Victoria Halpin

    Monika is exceptionally smart and very driven to protect her clients' interests. She is a superb attorney. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Erin Halpin Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Blacha Family & Elder Law

2135 CityGate Lane
3rd Floor
Naperville, IL, 60563

Blacha Law Office

161 N. Clark
Suite 4700
Chicago, IL, 60601

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199905/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerWinston & Strawn LLP1999 - 2012

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Dupage County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Law 360Mandatory Compliance with Voluntary Industry Marketing Codes2008

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Loyola UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1996