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James Cummings Siebert

About me

James is a long time resident of Arlington Heights, Illinois, where he lives with his wife, and the proud father of three sons. James has and continues to be active in many volunteer community activities. James acted as an Assistant Scoutmaster with Boy Scouts of America Troop 140 out of Buffalo Grove, where each of his three sons achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. James participated and lead many of the Troop's high adventure outings including hiking Iceland, the Appalachian trail, at Philmont in the mountains of New Mexico, canoeing in the boundary waters, sailing the Florida keys and scuba diving in the Exumas . James also was active as a team manager as well as a coach for his sons' baseball teams as part of the Arlington Heights Youth Athletic Association. James was both a board member and President of the Board of Trustees at his church. James continues to regularly participate in various charitable fundraising events and working a soup kitchen in Waukegan.


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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 30%
    30 years
  2. Trusts: 25%
    30 years
  3. Medicaid & Medicare: 20%
    21 years
  4. Estate Planning: 15%
    30 years
  5. Probate: 10%
    30 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Law Office of James C. Siebert & Associates

3325 N. Arlington Heights Road
Suite 500
Arlington Heights, IL, 60004


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198105/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CELA (Certified Elder Law Attorney )National Elder Law Foundation2015
Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant Attorney GeneralIllinois Attorney General's Office1983 - 1985
Assistant Public DefenderCook County Public Defender's Office1981 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois Chapter National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysChairman Litigation Committee2015 - Present
A National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysN/AN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Elder Care MattersN/AN/A
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Illinois Real Estate Lawyer's AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
A-Tech Computer Services, Inc v Soo HooSuccessful enforcement of non-compete sale of business
WILLOWBROOK MOTEL v. POLLUTION CONTROL BOARDSuccessful defense of State's right to limit access to santitary facility who exceeds environmental standards
COMMONWEALTH EDISON COMPANY v. THE POLLUTION CONTROL BOARDSuccessful defense of Pollution Control Board decision challenge by Commonwealth Edison
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Publication nameTitleDate
Arlington Pediatrics NewsDo Parents of Small Children Need Estate Planning?2013
Daily Herald Suburban ParentTurning 182012
Pioneer PressCritics worries about effects of Medicaid changes2012
Legal Briefs newsletterBeware of the Dangers of Joint Ownership2011
Suburban Senior MagazineYour Most Important Legal Document- The New Illinois Power of Attorney2011
Legal BrochuresWhat is Elder Law2009
Legal BrochuresWhat is Living Trust2009
Legal BrochuresWhat is Estate Planning2008
Legal BrochuresWhat is Guardianship2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignArchitectureBS - Bachelor of Science1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Asssociation Educational SeminarAsset Protection Planning for Long Term Care through Irrevocable Income Only Trust2015
Senior Center Continuing EducationEssentials of Estate Planning Documents2013
Nursing and Social Worker CEMedicare Changes2013
Breakers Resident ProgramEstate Planning and the Changing Rules of Medicaid2013
Children of Aging ParentsElder Law2012
RANWC PresentationsElder Law and Real Estate Transactions2011
Staff continuing EducationElder Law Authority to Act2009
Seniors Educational MeetingElder Law Estate Planning2008
Ready, Set RetireElder Law Estate Planning2008
Seniors EducationElder Law Estate Planning2007
Planning for RetirementElder Law Estate Planning2007
Senior Continuing EducationElder Law Estate Planning2006