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Heather Guilette Walser

Estate planning Attorney at Palatine, IL

5.0   2 reviews

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As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. With this in mind, I work closely with my clients, helping them take small steps today to ensure a better tomorrow. Take Estate Planning for example: if you die without an estate plan, the State of Illinois will provide one for you. To avoid that result, we can work together to ensure that you decide what’s best for your assets, your livelihood and – most importantly – your loved ones.

I have more than 16 years of experience working with individuals, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining Lavelle Law, I worked as an associate in one of the largest multinational law firms in the world. If there is one thing that I have learned from my experience, it’s this: When it comes to you, your organization, or your family, there is no substitute for attention to detail. I am committed to understanding all details and aspects of my clients’ issues, and providing them with the highest level of service for their legal needs.

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Licensed for 22 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1999
Updated 10/11/2022
State DC
Status Resigned
Acquired 2000
Updated 06/08/2022

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Lavelle Law Ltd.
501 W Colfax St
Palatine, IL, 60067-2545
Lavelle Law
501 West Colfax
Palatine, IL, 60067
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Posted by Janice | February 4, 2014
Heather Walser Endorsement
Heather Walser's calm, yet competent, demeanor makes clients, like me, feel very confident in working with her. Heather's experience in and knowledge of estate planning transfers well toward helping the lay person clearly understand the details and benefits of owning products that safeguard his or her estate. She combines professionalism and friendliness into a down-to-earth relationship with her clients. This comfort zone is what I enjoy about working with Heather and is just one of the reasons I would recommend her to others.
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Posted by Linda | January 29, 2014
On Heather Walser
Heather Walser created my will for me and designed it flawlessly and to my utmost satisfaction. She is a highly capable and trustworthy attorney. Heather was able to answer all of my questions, and she explained everything in such a manner that her words still guide me today. There was a very short turnaround time for my documents to be completed; it did not take long at all for any additions that I wanted to add to be made. I feel confident and do not hesitate to recommend Heather Walser to anyone for his or her legal needs.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 310-310 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Lavelle Law, Ltd.
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney/Owner
  • Law Office of Heather G. Walser
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Jones Day
  • 1999 - 2005
  • Summer Associate
  • Jones Day
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Summer Law Clerk
  • City Of Chicago Law Department
  • 1997 - 1997
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Education

  • Notre Dame Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor, cum laude
  • 1999
  • University of Notre Dame
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Associations

  • Planned Giving Advisory Committee, JourneyCare Foundation
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • District 15 Educational Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Trustee
  • 2012 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Thomas J. White Scholar
  • Thomas J. White Center for Law and Government, Notre Dame Law School
  • 1999
  • Thomas J. White Scholar
  • Thomas J. White Center for Law and Government, Notre Dame Law School
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • Women & Wealth: Preparing for the Unexpected
  • A Woman's Guide To Financial Readiness
  • 2015
  • Women Professionals Alliance
  • Assets in Divorce: What You Need to Know
  • 2014
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association Federal Tax Committee Meeting
  • Tax Considerations in Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • Arlington Heights Senior Center
  • Updates on Proactive Estate Planning and Navigating the Pitfalls of Court-Ordered Guardianship
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (12)
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Estate planning Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Heather to provide customized solutions to client's estate planning concerns. Heather provides a personalized touch that is second to none. She is knowledgeable, empathetic, personable, and above all else, a brilliant attorney. Her ability to relate to her clients puts her in a class of her own."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Other
"Heather is a terrific attorney who takes an individualized and personal approach to counseling her clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Heather heads up our Estate Planning group, and does a fantastic job. I highly recommend her to family, friends, and to anyone calling our office that needs estate planning assistance."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I strongly recommend and endorse Heather Walser. Heather is a senior attorney with Lavelle Law, Ltd. and is knowledgeable and experienced in the field of trusts and estate planning.. She is very diligent and attentive to her clients' needs and strategies to provide the best results for her each of her clients' particular financial and family situation."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Heather always surpasses client expectations as well as creatively providing solutions to client estate planning problems."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Heather is an extraordinarily gifted estate planning attorney. Her knowledge, professionalism, hard work ethic and personable manner make her an excellent attorney to work with for anyone with estate planning needs."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Heather is the most conscientious and thorough attorney I've ever worked with. I consistently recommend her to people who are looking for an estate planning attorney. Not only is she an expert in her practice, she is also sensitive to the concerns and feelings of her clients -- helping them feel confident in some difficult decisions."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Heather has a true love for the type of law that she practices, and does a great job of keeping things simple when that is the best option for the client. However, she also possesses a genuine mastery of estate planning law and strategy and is highly skilled at putting together complex situations when the circumstances call for it. Clients enjoy working with her, and I am happy to endorse her in all respects."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Heather is an extremely gifted estate planning attorney. Her knowledge and understanding of estate planning is excellent, and her professionalism, hard work ethic and personable manner is outstanding."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Heather is a very knowledgeable attorney with years of experience in preparing wills, trusts, and powers of attorney, as well as Medicaid and estate and gift tax planning. She is an invaluable resource for any of your estate planning needs. I have the utmost respect for her work ethic and work product. I am honored to call her a colleague and friend."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heather is an outstanding tax and estate planning attorney. She does excellent work for her clients. I give her my highest endorsement and entrust my own clients to her care when they need counsel in Illinois."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Friend
"I enthusiastically endorse Heather Walser for your Estate Planning needs. She is highly skilled, experienced, straightforward and professional in the services she provides. Heather employs a good ear, 14 years of professional practice and sound judgment in tailoring Estate Plans to meet specific needs and goals. She is a highly skilled and talent attorney who puts the needs of her clients first."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly recommend Heather to those with estate planning and probate needs. I have worked with her on such matters and appreciate her skill, diligence and compassion for her clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I am pleased to highly endorse Heather. heather is one of the most gifted estate planning attorneys in the Chicagoland area. Her knowledge and understanding of estate planning is excellent, and her professionalism and personable manner she handles her clients is remarkable. I have the utmost confidence sending a client, friend, or family member to Heather, and trust she will do an excellent job on their estate plan. I would not hesitate to recommend Heather Walser to anyone. A+ Rating and two thumbs up!"
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Palatine Estate planning Lawyer Heather Guilette Walser
Heather Guilette Walser
Estate planning Attorney
Palatine, IL
Licensed for 22 years
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