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Maritess expertly structures a wide range of documents ranging from simple, individual wills and trusts, to complex plans involving family limited partnerships, closely-held businesses and special needs trusts.  She takes pride in her ways to deal with asset preservation, tax planning, business succession, and the full spectrum of other estate related issues.  She is a skilled professional who understands that sorting out the finer points of an estate is an important task that can often be intimidating and complicated for her clients, but they find that her compassionate manner and ability to untangle the details and simplify matters, inspires their trust.


Languages spoken: English, Tagalog

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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 60%
    19 years
  2. Probate: 25%
    19 years
  3. Business: 10%
    19 years
  4. Elder Law: 5%
    11 years



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

7 total 

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  • Christopher Salvatore Scarcella

    I'm interested in joining the prestigious American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, and was encouraged to reach out to Ms. Bott. I did so, and am very grateful for her insight. An attorney's time is valuable, and she was very generous with it and open with me regarding her experiences and how she manages a successful private practice. A class act, and an asset to the community. I'm looking forward to seeing her in San Diego in October!


    Christopher Scarcella Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kerry C Connealy

    I have gotten to know Maritess through the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. I have found her to be easy to get along with, smart and an excellent counselor. If you have issues regarding estate planning or elder law, I would recommend you consult Maritess.


    Kerry Connealy Trusts Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Bott & Associates, Ltd.

3701 Algonquin Road
Suite 712
Rolling Meadows, IL, 60008

Bott & Associates, Ltd.

222 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 1450
Chicago, IL, 60601



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199705/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Picture - MarketingAmerican Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateLaw Offices of Allen S. Gabe2002 - 2007
AssociateHandler, Thayer & Duggan1998 - 2002
AssociateWeiss & Block1994 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Academy of Estate Planning AttorneysMember2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Chicago Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Filipino Bar AssociationDirectorN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
GuardianshipI won the case and my client became his guardian.
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Publication nameTitleDate
UnknownEstate Planning Doesn’t Have to be So TaxingN/A
Pinoy MonthlyCaring for the ‘Little’ People in your LifeN/A
Pinoy MonthlyCaring for the ‘Little’ People in your LifeN/A
UnknownSale to Defective Grantor TrustsN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Northern Illinois UniversityMarketingBS - Bachelor of Science1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Employee Financial Awareness ProgramLegacy Wealth Planning2010
Citizens First Bank Customer Educational ProgramLegacy Wealth Planning2010
Church of Latter Day Saints Financial Awareness ProgramThe Myths of Estate Planning2010
AARP LUnch and Learn SeriesWills and Trusts - What are they all about?2010