For the past thirty years of my career I have worked as a trial lawyer in the courts of Chicago and the surrounding counties.
As a Chicago native, my goal is to help families plan and care for thier loved ones. Sometimes in life we are presented with legal challenges at difficult emotional times. As a Estate and Trust attorney, it is my role to support my clients with legal guidance and educate them on thier options under the law.
I pride myself on achieving common sense solutions to complex legal and emotional issues.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1979||08/17/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Top Rated Lawyer in Chicago Area||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Elder Law Cert. of Appreciation||Illinois State Bar Association||2012|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Attorney||John R Ashenden, Ltd.||1993 - Present|
|Partner||O’Keefe, Ashenden, Lyons & Ward||1983 - 1993|
|Assistant State's Attorney||Cook County State's Attorney's Office||1979 - 1983|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Elder Law Section Council||2011 - 2012|
|Chicago Bar Association||Judicial Evaluation Committee Member||1979 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||1979 - Present|
|Northern Illinois University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1979|
|Arizona State University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1974|