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Brian R. Dolan

Probate Attorney at Northbrook, IL

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 3 years
    Florida - FL 21 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2020
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2002
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

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Law Offices of Brian R. Dolan, LLC
5 Revere Drive
Suite 200
Northbrook, IL, 60062
Also licensed in Florida
Same address
Same, FL
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Posted by Patricia | August 1, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick to respond and answer questions!
I had an issue with a family law case. The attorney I have has not responded to my phone calls and emails for two to three weeks. The attorney had not provided the final order to the judge for approval so we could close our case and I wasn't sure what direction to go in. Brian was very professional and courteous as he listened to my situation and gave me some great advice. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Stuart | February 20, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Simply the best: sharp, quick, well informed
My probate question was a little more complex because my father's estate covers property in several states, and quite frankly I didn't understand how to properly navigate my way around making sure things were filed correctly and in all the right places; and then there were things I wouldn't even know to look for and check over. But Attorney Brian Dolan did, even in counties outside of Florida which as it turns out is where I should be concentrating my investigation efforts. I would recommend Brian to everyone, it doesn't matter which side of the probate estate your needs lay: heir or creating a will for loved ones.
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Posted by David Goldman | January 11, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great advice and Answers
Brian spends a lot of time answering questions and does a very good job at giving complete and accurate answers. We all miss facts in the questions at times, and Brian's answers often point out what others have missed.
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
question about dismissing my attorney
I did not talk to Brian, we just emailed, but his answers were very helpful to me.


  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder/President
  • Law Offices of Brian R. Dolan, LLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Camp & Camp, P.A.
  • 2002 - 2020


  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Northwestern University
  • BSGS
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Guardianship of Delphine Lavery
  • Termination of guardianship and return of civil rights, imposition of surcharge on guardian, removal of protected homestead status of part of guardians's urban real estate, and successful collection of surcharge judgment.
  • Kotler v. Paoli, 36 so. 3d 685 (Fla. 4th DCA 2010)
  • Estate remained closed and free from attack on validity of will admitted to probate.
  • Herrilka v. Yates, 13 So. 3d 122 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009)
  • Saved client's home from forced sale.


  • Florida Bar, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Broward County Bar Association, Solo & Small Firm Committee
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Property Rights in Real Property Committee
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Broward County Bar Association, Real Property and Probate Section
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Grievance Committee, 17th Circuit (A)
  • Member (Chair 2014-2015)
  • 2012 - 2015
  • The Dive Bar, The Underwater Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2020
  • Board of Trustees, Oakland Park General Employees’ Retirement Fund
  • Member (Chair 2009)
  • 2007 - 2009
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Florida chapter)
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2005
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Honors and Awards

  • Rated “AV” Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers Magazine
  • 2010


  • Broward County Barrister
  • "Is Homestead Property Ever a Probate Asset?"
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
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Probate Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Dolan consistently provides some of the most comprehensive and accurate responses to AVVO inquiries. His responses demonstrate a technical understanding of the law and a willingness to share his knowledge that sets him apart from many others in the field. For these reasons, I endorse attorney Dolan."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. His professionalism, remarkable knowledge and vast experience place Mr. Dolan among the top notch lawyers in his areas of practice. With utmost dedication and quick critical thinking, he has successfully resolved an impressive number of cases over the course of his career. I highly recommend this lawyer to anyone who needs quality legal representation."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is a highly skilled, diligent and knowledgeable attorney who is well-known in the legal community for his outstanding professionalism. He was able to obtain satisfactory results even for clients whose cases were incredibly difficult by dedicating his time and effort to achieve the best results. I certainly endorse this lawyer and have no doubt he will be of great help to anyone seeking legal advice or representation within his main areas of practice."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Guardianship Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer as have known him for many years. Top notch in his field and is very hands on with helping people including fellow attorneys in the community who simply have a question. Evan M. Ostfeld, Esq,"
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