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Charles Todd Newland

Probate Attorney at Rolling Meadows, IL

4.9   14 reviews

also known as Chuck Newland

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  • Licensed for 35 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1988
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Probate
    Representing executors and administrators of decedent's estates, guardians in disabled persons and minor's estates and family members in will contests and other adversarial probate matters.

    33 years

  2. Litigation
    Primarily, estate and trust, business litigation, including contract disputes, breaches of restrictive covenants and fiduciary duty by officers, fraudulent transfer of assets and personal injury.

    36 years

  3. Estate planning
    Preparing wills, trusts and powers of attorney for clients of all family and economic situations.

    33 years

  4. Personal injury

  5. Real estate
    Residential and commercial real estate sales and purchases, primarily for our estate and trust matters.

    33 years


Charles T. Newland focuses on handling  probate estate administration, contested estates, business litigation matters, and personal injury cases. Over the years, he has helped his clients recover millions of dollars in compensation. After earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana in 1984, he went on to receive his Juris Doctorate, with Highest Distinction (graduating 3rd in a class of 210) from The John Marshall Law School in . Newland was recently selected by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of Illinois for 2014 and is the recipient of a number of other prestigious awards. He is a current member of the Lake County Bar Association, Northwest Suburban Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers’ Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. He served for three (3) years as the  Co-Chairman of the Lake County Bar Association Trusts and Estates Committee and serves as a Court appointed Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) in guardianship cases.


Client's Choice 2012,2010
Client's Choice
2012 2010


Charles T. Newland & Associates
3601 Algonquin Road, Suite 990
Rolling Meadows, IL, 60008
Charles T. Newland & Associates
250 Parkway Dr. Ste. 330
Lincolnshire, IL, 60069
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  14 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by Jason | May 12, 2010
An Attorney You Can Rely On!
Chuck Newland does an impressive job. I was amazed on how well he answered all my questions, provided advice, and kept me informed!!! I continue to refer him to family and friends because he does a great job.
Posted by Donna | January 24, 2013
I Highly Recommend Charles Newland for Any of Your Legal Needs
Chuck Newland handled my worker's compensation case with knowledge and experience above and beyond. It took over five years to get the other side to an acceptable settlement offer and Chuck kept me informed every step along the way. There were many times that I was ready to give up and take whatever I could get just to get the case over with but he convinced me to hang on and fight and he was right. In the end the insurance company came through with an offer that was more than I expected. Now I have a nice nest egg and a college fund for my daughter and I owe it all to Chuck.
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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2014
Positive Experience with Chuck Newland & Firm
We used Chuck for our strategic foreclosure and were happy with the results he got us. Him and his firm were great to work with. All were very knowledgable and were able to answer all of our questions when they arose. Very responsive to emails phone calls, etc.
Posted by Dee | December 20, 2011
An Attorney You Can Trust
I'm a realtor in the Northwest suburbs & use Chuck for all of my closings when possible. Chuck & his assistant provide timely communications on contract status to ensure a smooth and successful closing. With the challenges today in securing real estate transactions, I trust Charles T. Newland & Associates in handling my client contracts to closing.
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Posted by Brian | August 10, 2010
Man for all seasons
Chuck handles our corporate matters for our family business and has provided legal counsel for my wife and I and many other extended family members for issues involving real estate, estate planning, traffic court, and employment issues. He literally does it all and does it very well.
Posted by Deborah | May 19, 2010
On matters of adversarial estate issues.
It has been eight plus years that I have had Chuck as my attorney. The issues for our family are intricate and complicated to say the least. Chuck has been there for us throughout all the trials of this difficult case. I am sure that he has learned things along the way that he might have not known before he worked with us. Most of all the less than professional behavior of his collegues. He hasn't always known the information necessary at a moments notice but what he is unsure about he dilligently takes the time to find out. It has been along road for our family since we engaged Chuck and his services and it is not over yet. This may be the longest case Chuck has represented. He is trustworthy and always follows through. He returns calls promptly and has had to listen to my less than pleasureable attitude in times of frustration. If an oversite occures he will take responsibility and own up to whatever the problem might be. I have recommened this lawyer to others that have engaged his services and will continue to do so in the future. You won't be disappointed with the service he will provide. In addition to his service and dedication he is a great person and someone that has integrity as well as knowledge and expertise.
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Posted by Denise | May 13, 2010
Chuck Newland Review
I hired Chuck Newland as a personal injury attorney. The case involved an equine stable and I had shattered an ankle on the premises due to a tractor rut. This was a rare and extremely tough case due to the equine liability act and a waiver I signed absolvely the owners of all and any liability of actions on their premises. Chuck worked tirelessly to find laws, loopholes and history to present in my case. He overcame and researched all the adversity we had in defending my case. He was in contact with me continuously and despite the many things that kept popping up to his disadvantage and blindsiding him he kept digging and searching and was able to present a concise and valid case to the owner's attornies. We were given a settlement amount that was very good despite all the things we had to overcome. Had I not had the equine liability act, signed waiver and termination letter I believe Chuck would have represented my case just as brilliantly and would have gone to trial if need be and won. He is forthright and clever without being a "showboat" and over promising and under delivering. He was advised by colleagues to throw in the towel on this case but presevered for me and won.
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Posted by Bonnie | May 12, 2010
House Closing
I first contacted Chuck when we thought we were going to be buying a particular house. He helped us through 2 difficult bid situations where we had to cancel the sales and finally was able to help us close on our current house in spite of a very difficult and contentious attorney on the seller's side.
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2010
Awesome experience
I had been on the fence about drawing up a will and having a power of attorney in place. After careful consideration and speaking to my boyfriend, he recommended we see Chuck. Chuck was very direct, honest, professional and helpful. It was a shorter process than I had anticipated. I appreciated being walked through each step and recommendations that were relevant to our situation. After a short 2 weeks, the wills were complete and the power of attorneys were in place. Thanks Chuck for helping us out with this!
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Posted by Joe | May 12, 2010
Newland Review
Chuck is very thorough professional and always a pleasure to work with during our numerous dealings together.
Posted by Bill | May 12, 2010
Chuck Newland
Met Chuck through a client several years ago. I have been using him on an exclusive basis ever since. He is personable and knowledgeable and does a great job.
Posted by Cathy | May 12, 2010
Recommend him every chance I can
I am a realtor in the NW suburbs and I recommend Chuck every chance I can. He has a very reliable & detailed oriented staff and keeps me informed through every step of a transaction. I have also worked with hime on wills & probate transactions
Posted by Richard | May 12, 2010
Review For Chuck Newland
Overall I find Mr. Newland to be very sensitive to the needs of others, handling even the most delicate situations in an understanding, forthright and honest manner. Never has it been my experience to feel that my issues are not held in the highest regard or that even the smallest issues are not important.
Posted by Dennis | March 17, 2018
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Knowledge 5 Mr. Newland's understanding of my situation was spot on. The information he presented to me covered all aspects of my concerns. I have taken Charles information and recommendations in consideration moving forward with my situation. I would suggest Chuck to someone looking for some form of legal consultation. Personality 3 I did fell a bit intimidate by Mr. Newland during our phone conversation. It showed me he can take control of the situation. Fees
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Charles T. Newland & Associates
  • 2011 - Present
  • Professor
  • College of Lake County
  • 2011 - Present
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • Circuit Court
  • 2007 - Present
  • Partner
  • Newland, Newland & Newland
  • 1995 - 2011
  • Partner
  • Charles T. Newland & Associates
  • 1991 - 1995
  • Associate Attorney
  • Ross & Hardies
  • 1988 - 1991
  • Law Clerk/Research Assistant
  • Leonard M. Ring & Associates
  • 1987 - 1988
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  • Marshall Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1984
  • Creighton University School of Law
  • N/A


  • National Association of Foreclosure Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association, Trust & Estate Committee
  • Co-Chair
  • 2012 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Torch Award for Market Place Business Ethics
  • Better Business Bureau Nomination
  • 2016
  • Top 1 % of Attorneys Nationally
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in Illinois-2014
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Sworn in as Officer of the Court
  • United States Supreme Court
  • 2013
  • Hornbook Award For Outstanding Scholastic Achievement
  • West Publishing Company
  • 1988
  • Corpus Juris Secundum Award For Significant Legal Scholarship
  • West Publishing Company
  • 1988
  • Order of John Marshall
  • The John Marshall Law School
  • 1988
  • Juris Doctorate with Highest Distinction
  • The John Marshall Law School
  • 1988
  • Who's Who Among American Law Students
  • The Summa Publishing Bureau
  • 1987
  • Quarter Finalist-Creighton International Moot Court
  • Creighton University School of Law
  • 1986
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  • The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar Association
  • Jurisdictional Disputes In Adult Guardianship Cases
  • 2012
  • The Lake County Bar Journal- The Docket
  • Lost Opportunity May Lead to Surcharge for Guardian
  • 2010
  • The Docket (Lake County Bar Journal)
  • Satisfying the "Gatekeeper"
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • IRELA Monthly Meeting
  • Selling "Underwater" Property Free of Liens in Probate
  • 2017
  • LCBA Trust & Estate Committee Annual Conference
  • Trustee's Attorney's Duty To Beneficiaries
  • 2017
  • Circuit Court GAL Training
  • Limited Guardianship
  • 2016
  • Lake County Bar Association Trust & Estate Section
  • The CPA/Client Privilege
  • 2016
  • GAL Training Workshop
  • Limited Guardianship
  • 2015
  • Guardianship Boot Camp
  • Uncontested Guardianship
  • 2015
  • IICLE Elder Law Short Course
  • Guardianship Jurisdiction
  • 2014
  • LCBA Trust Estate Committee
  • Limited Guardianship
  • 2014
  • LCBA Trust & Estate Committee
  • Trust & Estates
  • 2013
  • General Practice Update-Illinois State Bar Association
  • Foreclosure
  • 2012
  • Baird & Warner Training Seminar
  • Short Sales and Foreclosures
  • 2010
  • CharterOne Bank
  • Preparation and purpose of powers of attorney
  • 2010
  • NWSBA-Attorney's Fees -To Fee or Not to Fee
  • Attorney's Fees in Probate cases
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (11)
Endorse Charles
Probate Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. This Attorney is very professional, courteous and competent."
Guardianship Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Chuck on two different matters. On all occasions, he has been insightful and reliable. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chuck has handled difficult matters competently, with honor and integrity. I endorse him without qualification."
Probate Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I give Chuck my highest recommendation for all areas of practice, not just Probate. He and I have collaborated on a number of cases. I find him always to be highly skilled, thorough, practical, ethical, reasonable on fees, and everything I would want in any lawyer I would hire myself or recommend to others."
General practice Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Charles "Chuck" Newland is a superior lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working with him on several matters and have referred numerous clients to him personally and his law firm and have had nothing but positive results and satisfied clients. A lawyer's lawyer, he is a true professional and a committed advocate to his client's needs. His track record of sucess speaks for itself. I fully endorse this lawyer's work as I have personally witnessed satisfied clients as a result of his efforts."
Personal injury Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is very knowledgeable in the areas of personal injury, real estate and probation and has shared his knowledge with me in all these areas."
General practice Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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