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Joseph Claude Johnson

Estate planning Attorney at Northbrook, IL

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  • Licensed for 54 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1969
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Joseph

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning

    54 years, 2,600 cases

  2. Probate
    Both Estate Administration (with no Probate Court Involved) and Estate Administration with Probate Court involvement

    49 years, 1,285 cases


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.



Joseph Claude Johnson
1205 Shermer Rd.
Northbrook, IL, 60062-4540
Joseph C. Johnson, P.C.
1205 Shermer Road
Northbrook, IL, 60062
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AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (6)
Endorse Joseph
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is a premier estate planning attorney as well as an expert in the settlement of estates through trust administration and probate. His practice always has the client's needs at the center. Joe and I are in different states, and we have co-counseled in the representation of clients who have need of attorneys in both of our states. You cannot find a better attorney to work with."
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