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Donna L Otis

Donna L Otis

also known as Donna L. Moore

Practice areas:

Guardianship, Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law

About Me

The Principal of Otis Law Group, Ltd., Donna L. Otis (fka Donna L. Moore), is recognized for her knowledge of elder law, estate planning, administration, and probate (including decedent's estates and guardianships) matters. She is a speaker on legal topics directly affecting minority communities, including the need for planning for disability and death. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Guardianship: 50%
    10 years
  2. Probate: 30%
    10 years
  3. Estate Planning: 14%
    9 years
  4. Elder Law: 6%
    10 years

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Adebayo Olusegun Adesina

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Adebayo Adesina Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Adrian Paul Zeno

    I endorse this lawyer. I find Attorney Donna Otis to be extremely confident and knowledgeable in the area of Probate Law.

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    Adrian Zeno Landlord & Tenant Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

1525 E. 53rd Street
Suite 439
Chicago, IL, 60615

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200508/17/2015
WIResigned201003/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2015
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2012
Distinguished Service AwardChicago Volunteer Legal Services2011
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2010
Rising StarChristian Business & Professional Group2010
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Contract Hearing AttorneyBill Gordon & Associates (Natl Social Security Firm)2011 - Present
AttorneyOtis Law Group, Ltd.2011 - Present
ArbitratorCook County Circuit Court2010 - Present
AttorneyQuarles & Brady LLP2007 - 2011
Hearing OfficerAttorney Registration Discipline Commission2007 - Present
Court appointed Guardian Ad LitemCook County Circuit Court2005 - Present
AttorneyCassiday Schade LLP2004 - 2007
Law ClerkCity Of Chicago Department Of Law2003 - 2004
InternU.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois2003 - 2003
Externship with Judge Marvin AspenNorthern District of Illinois2002 - 2002
PILI Scholarship RecipientChicago Legal Clinic2002 - 2002

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Calahan FoundationBoard Member2013 - 2015
WealthCounselMember2011 - 2014
National Asssociation of Elder Law Attorneys-NAELAMember2011 - Present
Chicago Volunter Legal ServicesBoard Member2011 - 2012
Chicago Estate Planning CouncilMember2009 - 2011
Street Justice, Inc.Board Member/Founder2009 - 2015
Illinois State Bar AssociationTrust & Estates Section Counsel/Member2006 - 2011
Black Women's Lawyers AssociationMember/Former Board Member2004 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Estate of Wilmon TurnerCase settled

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Chicago Bar AssociationOverview of the Probate Process2010
Illinois State Bar AssociationClosing the Probate Estate2008
Illinois State Bar AssociationJoint Representation of Spouses2008
Illinois State Bar Association Trust & Estates NewsletterAnother Health Care Power of Attorney: Mental Health Treatment Preference Designation2007
John Marshall Law ReviewImplementing a National Putative Father Registry2003

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law SchoolLawJuris Doctorate2004
University of PhoenixBusinessMasters in Business Administration1997
Roosevelt UniversityBusiness/Computer ScienceBachelor of General Studies1995
Moody SeminaryN/AMasters in ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Elder Law Presenter - grandparents visitation rightsElder Law Seminar Presenter2013
Estate Planning SeminarDelta Sigma Theta/AARP2012
Northern Trust BankEstate Planning Seminar2011
Depaul University School of LawProBono work at large law firms2011
Calumet Heights OrganizationEstate Planning Seminar2011
Chicago Bar AssociationOverview of the Probate Process2010
South Suburban Church of God ConferenceEstate Planning Workshop2009
Illinois State Bar AssociationEthics in Estate Planning2009
Illinois Attorney Registration Disciplinary CommissionNew Professional Rules of Conduct2009
Illinois State Bar AssociationDecedent's Probate Estate Start to Finish2008
Illinois State Bar AssociationEstate Planning Fundamentals2007