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Tamara Anne Marshall

Elder law Attorney at Crystal Lake, IL

5.0   11 reviews

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About Tamara

Learn Tamara’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    40%

    8 years

  2. Family
    40%
    I help people end relationships in the most peaceful, cost effective way possible for those involved. I want to be part of the solution, not the problem. I only represent clients in court to finalize their agreements reached outside of court.

    19 years

  3. Estate planning
    20%

After 11 years of practicing family law I have decided several years ago to go "litigation sober". I am committed to helping my family law clients resolve their family conflicts outside of the courthouse because the litigation process is so destructive to famlies. Resolving family conflict outside of court does not mean everyone is getting along, it means that everyone involved values retaining control over their major life decisions, want to avoid having strangers (judges) make their life decisions for them, and want to preserve what assets they have for themselves and their loved one rather than losing them in a lengthy divorce process that only enriches the attorneys

Giving up divorce litigation has enabled me to add Elder Law and Estate Planning to my practice. I focus my Estate Planning and Elder Law practice on helping my clients not only avoid probate, but plan for the impact of the cost of assisted living or nursing home care should it become necessary in the future. The earlier you plan for the possibilty of long term care costs the more options you will have if the need arises.

I truly appreciate the opportunity to help people find solutions to their problems in the fields of Elder Law, Estate Planning and Family Law. I am proud that my clients receive genuine and tangible value for the cost of my legal services and do not regard my fees as a necessary evil. My fees are an investment in ther future with demonstrable returns on their investment.

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Licensed for 20 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2002
Updated 01/05/2023

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

Contact Tamara

Zanck, Coen, Wright & Saladin, P.C.
40 Brink Street
Crystal Lake, IL, 60014

Reviews

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Posted by Richard | January 8, 2018
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Tamara Marshall
Tamara was recommended to assist us with our Estate Planning. She stepped us through all of our options with thorough explanations. She made this difficult process easy for us. Tamara was very knowledgeable and pleasant to work with. She was always available for additional questions. I would highly recommend her for any estate planning needs.
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Posted by Kathy | December 29, 2017
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I was referred to Tamara to update my revocable trust, estate plan and documents, and to assist in placing my assets into trust. Working with her was a sincere pleasure in an area where I needed expertise and guidance. Immediately, she understood the details of my concerns, discussed alternative estate planning options, and soon furnished a comprehensive set of documents for review. The process went very smoothly and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to meet and work with Tamara. With her broad range of legal experience, I would certainly call on her in the future.
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Posted by Paula | December 27, 2017
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Really Great Experience
Tamara was an excellent resource for establishing an irrevocable trust. She was well organized, communicated exactly what she would do, exactly what we needed to provide and exactly what we needed to do. As a result the trust was created and funded quickly. What I thought would be a long drawn out and complex process was quite the opposite.
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2016
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Divorce Attorney
Tamara was a an incredible lawyer and most of a all, a great person who acted on my behalf during my difficult divorce. She really understood what I was going thru and helped me every step of the way. She was very responsive, and I never felt like I was put on the back burner or forgotten about. I would highly recommend her, and she definitely was a pleasure to work with.
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Posted by Janie | September 3, 2015
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Tamara Marshall
Tamara not only was very professional, but she was very compassionate about my situation. She found and made necessary changes to my agreement that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. Thank you Tamara. I would definately refer you to a friend.
Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2015
Thanks Tamara!
I'm glad I chose TM as my attorney in both my circumstances. First with an adoption from a deadbeat dad went very smoothly. Then a divorce for the record books (approx. 2 months), couldn't have been a wiser choice. TM is very well versed in family law which why she was recommended to me in the first place. If you are looking for reasonable and knowledgable attorney look no further.
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Posted by David | October 31, 2014
Divorce
My father referred me to this firm and Tamara took my case. I could not have been happier with the service she provided. Tamara made sure that I (not knowing anything about the law in this area) was not taken advantage of. If my ex-spouses lawyer had half the knowledge/integrity Tamara does, it would have gone much smoother.
Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2013
Very Understanding and helpful
Tamara has assisted me through a lot more than divorce and has given great advice and assistance. If she was not able to assist she always referred me to the best possible person that could meet my needs. She has always been very responsive to any requests and kept me informed with all the necessary details. I feel very comfortable trusting her with any legal issues that arise. I highly recommend Tamara for your legal needs.
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Posted by Diantha | April 13, 2013
Wonderful lawyer
I hired Tamara's firm and am still in process of court proceedings. I am also working with Tamara's associate Ashley. A wonderful law team!
Posted by Lisa | March 19, 2013
Excellent Divorce Attorney
Tamara represented me during my recent divorce and I highly recommend her. She did an excellent job and was extremely responsive, professional and strong. She was organized, very detailed and compassionate. I was able to navigate through my divorce with confidence. With her guidance & legal advice, I was divorced within 5 months with no problems.
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Posted by Lisa | February 22, 2013
Tamara Marshall review
Mrs. Marshall is an excellent attorney. She is hard working, responsible, and knowledgable. Not only that, but she is caring and considerate of her clients. I would highly recommend her.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-375 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Zanck, Coen, Wright & Saladin, P.C.
  • 2006 - Present

Education

  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of California
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Associations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
  • Fellow
  • 2009 - Present
  • McHenry County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
Endorse Tamara
Family Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Tamara. I have had numerous cases with her over the year and find her to be great to work with. She is a fantastic advocate for her clients but does so in a way that does not cause needless fees or extra work that delays the case. She is knowledgeable and I refer her cases in elder law as well."
Family Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Marshall has an unparalleled reputation among her colleagues for being a zealous advocate for her clients, while still maintaining the most professional of relationships with opposing counsel."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tamara is a top-notch attorney in not only the area of family law, but in all aspects of litigation. She is intelligent and a fierce advocate for her clients. Constantly successful in all aspects of her practice, I would recommend her to anyone seeking an attorney for family law and litigation matters."
Family Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tamara routinely combines her knowledge of the law and ability to connect with others to provide outstanding representation to her clients. She works diligently and professionally on every case she handles, allowing clients who may be in difficult and emotional positions the opportunity to have their voices be heard."
Family Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Marshall is an incredibly hardworking, smart attorney who is dedicated to her clients, respected by her fellow lawyers and judges and is involved in her community. I have full faith that anyone I refer to her will be well represented. In fact, several clients I have referred to Ms. Marshall report a high degree of satisfaction. I fully endorse Ms. Marshall."
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