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Joseph C. Johnson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from DePauw University, and his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School. He was admitted to practice law in 1969. 

He is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and Chicago Estate Planning Council, and is a founding member and past Chancellor of EPICOR, an estate planning collaborative.

Since 1975, Mr. Johnson has practiced law in Northbrook, Illinois. Mr. Johnson’s law firm is located in a 100-year-old yellow brick residence that he has converted into his law office.

Mr. Johnson presently devotes 100% of his time to estate planning matters, and to post death estate administration and probate matters.

Joe and his wife, Linda, also reside in Northbrook, have two adult sons, Joe and Matt, and a 2-year old Boxer puppy named Cleo.



Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    46 years, 2.6 thousand cases
  2. Probate: 50%
    41 years, 1.29 thousand cases



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  • Samuel T. Swansen

    I have known Joe for over ten years as a founding member of EPICOR and have come to admire his legal skills and practicality in solving problems.


    Samuel Swansen Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Robert A. Ross

    I have worked with Joe in the estate planning and estate administration fields for over 12 years. Joe is extremely knowledgeable, easy to work with, communicates well with both clients and colleagues, and is a pleasure to work with. Joe is an author and has played an active role as a teacher of estate planning to other attorneys. He is creative and finds innovative ways to help clients. He is a well respected counselor. I highly recommend Joe for any estate planning and estate administration matters.


    Robert Ross Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

1205 Shermer Rd.
Northbrook, IL, 60062-4540

Joseph C. Johnson, P.C.

1205 Shermer Road
Northbrook, IL, 60062



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law196905/17/2016
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