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Jeffrey R. Gottlieb

Wills and living wills Attorney at Palatine, IL

4.6   27 reviews

Licensed for 22 years

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About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    25%
    wills, trusts, powers of attorney, estate tax planning, charitable giving

    22 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Probate
    25%
    Probate, trust administration and estate/trust litigation

    22 years, 500 cases

  3. Trusts
    25%
    revocable living trusts, irrevocable trusts, special needs trusts

    22 years, 800 cases

  4. Wills and living wills
    25%
    simple wills, complex wills, pour-over wills, wills with powers of appointment, guardianship nomination

    22 years, 1,000 cases

My practice is dedicated solely to matters relating to estate planning (wills, trusts, estate tax, etc.) and estate administration (probate, trust administration, estate litigation, etc.).

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

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

Contact Jeffrey

Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Gottlieb, LLC
616 N. North Court - Suite 160
Palatine, IL, 60067

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  27 customer reviews
Posted by Kathy | January 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Retired
Jeffrey Gottlieb successfully negotiated a settlement in an estate case for me. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Dennis | January 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Jeff is an extremely effiecent lawyer who gets the job done. I would highly recommend him for your Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning and Estate Settlements.
Posted by Doreen | January 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Shines among the rest
Hired Mr. Gottlieb to represent us for inheritiance dispute. He was very prompt, professional and knowledgeable, and gave us good and fair advice. We were satisfied with the results. Having seen the corrupt lawyers on the other side and some other very questionable ones, Mr Gottlieb shines as an honest, decent human being that provides a genuine service to people who need his help.
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Posted by John | July 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
Jeff handled my Mother-in-Law's estate, then my wife's estate. I contacted him again to execute my will and trust documents . Jeff has always been extremely professional and willing to address all questions and concerns. He is also very personable and a pleasure to deal with. His office staff has always been very friendly and efficient. I recommend him very highly with no reservations!
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Posted by Russ | March 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Will, living will and estate matters
Jeffrey and his staff helped set up wills and living wills for my late wife and me. My wife was very ill and these folks couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating given her deteriorating condition. Frank discussions were handled with great care. It wasn't long after our visit with Jeffrey that she lost her battle with cancer but because we had properly planned with him, resolving any post-death issues were made fairly simple. I heartily recommend Jeffrey and his team and thank them for their help and kindness.
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Posted by Herb | December 3, 2016
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Superb Estate Planner
My wife and I set up a revocable family trust with Jeff Gottlieb. We started the process of deciding what estate planning lawyer to go to about a year ago. We set up meetings with Jeff and another law firm in the area. We felt that Jeff had the expertise and great attitude to put together a trust for us. He exhibited a great amount of patience with us as he translated legal terms in our trust to plain English! We're glad we finally moved ahead with his firm. We felt the price we paid for their services was fair. Jeff's assistant, Kris, held our hands during the entire process. She wanted to be sure our documents were set up properly and that our assets were named properly to the trust. This office even filled out the paperwork to transfer most of our holdings to the trust. This is quite a process, so this help meant a lot to us. It was a pleasure working with this firm.
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Posted by Norman | August 26, 2016
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Review of Mr. Jeffrey R. Gottlieb
Mr. Gottlieb provide excellent service and advice in probating my late sister's Last Will and Testament. I live outside the State of Illinois, so it was imperative that I hire an attorney with the knowledge and expertise pertaining to the estate laws of Illinois. Mr. Gottlieb was the right choice.
Posted by Barbara | July 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate contest
I contacted Jeff 4 years ago regarding a family estate matter. It involved an estate contest which most lawyers will discourage because of the unlikely outcome of a positive result. He was incredibly diligent in checking records, citing case law and investigate the options. He explained the process as it wound through the courts and kept me informed. His rate and time were reasonable and worth every penny. He is as good as any top law firm and can hold his own in front of any courtroom. I have nothing but praise for Jeff and his skills as legal counsel. I would highly recommend to anyone seeking estate planning advise.
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Posted by Susan | January 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks to You and Your Staff!
My husband and I had New Year's resolutions to update our will and to create a trust for the first time. After all, we are in our early 60s--It was high on our priority list. We talked to many law offices and actually went through a preliminary meeting at a large, high-end firm in North Barrington. We were very surprised when this firm recommended we create documents way beyond our expectations. Plus, the added cost was beyond what we wanted to pay. I called Jeffrey Gottlieb's office (as well as other smaller firms) afterwards and then (with our busy lives), never followed through to make a decision. Weeks later, I received a phone call from a staff member at Jeffrey Gottlieb's office, not to pester us, but to let us know they hadn't forgotten about us. That impressed me and an appointment was set up to meet for an hour's appointment. My husband is very busy with his job and they were very accommodating to meet with us after hours. We decided to have this office do the work for us. Kris and Laura were SUPER! It took time to get our financial paperwork in order and ensure we hadn't forgotten anything. They answered questions over the phone when I was unsure about something. Jeffrey Gottlieb and his staff handled the final signing of paperwork in a very professional manner. No "fluff" like the high-end Barrington office, but we didn't want to pay for fluff. It took almost a year to get this item off our checklist . . . but we have the most accurate, professional documents in a safe place, ready for our family when they are needed. Both my husband and I highly recommend Jeffrey Gottlieb and his wonderful, knowledgeable staff. We got all of the necessary paperwork done for a very reasonable price as well. Thanks Kris, Laura and Jeff!
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Posted by Nancy | December 22, 2015
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Estate plan
Jeff and his staff set up my will and trust in a thorough and timely manner. He is very professional and well versed in estate planning; making things easy for me to understand at each step. His services are fairly priced. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Bridgette | December 18, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great Trust & Will setup
We needed a Will & Trust and I'm so glad we went to Jeffrey Gottlieb. He and his staff were professional, well versed in the law, and focused on details. They provided quick service and clear documentation. We had been procrastinating our estate planning needs, but once we made the first phone call it was pretty fast and simple!
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Posted by Michael | December 18, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Estate planner review
Jeff did a very professional job working with my wife and I regarding our trust work. He thoroughly explained in great detail the complete process and encouraged us to think about various scenarios which may arrive and plan accordingly. We were extremely satisfied and impressed.
Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Jeff did a comprehensive estate plan for me. He is very knowledgeable and professional. He answered all of my questions and explains things well. The entire process was completed in a prompt manner.
Posted by Dan Karon | February 13, 2015
Jeff Gottlieb does a wonderful jub
We had real issues with an executor and her probate attorney, especially since we were out of the state. We hired Jeff, and we immediately began to feel great. He was attentive, competent, and affordable. I'd recommend him highly to anyone in need of probate help.
Posted by John B | January 27, 2015
"Simply The Best"
So, I was in need of a Attorney. Who specialized. Jeff was Great.. He was informative...spot on.. Cost was reasonable.. He is NOT a typical Attorney...but one who went out of his way to get the job done.. His kindness and reassuring of the situation, was not only comforting.. but as I said... Spot On.. I can not thank him enough.. John B.
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2014
I strongly recommend Mr. Jeffrey Gottlieb!
I was the successor trustee of a family estate. I hired Mr. Gottlieb to help me settle the estate. I had to deal with a number of relatives, many of whom I had not seen in years. The family trust provided a different distribution of assets to each of the named relatives. One of the beneficiaries was an attorney. My relatives challenged the accounting and tried to micro manage my handling of the estate. It was very frustrating. We had several beneficiaries challenge the trust. We had other relatives who threatened to sue me even though there was no wrong doing. Mr. Gottlieb calmly and professionally helped me through all the challenges. He kept me on task and on schedule. He made sure that I followed all the appropriate steps to settle the estate as quickly and efficiently as possible. He was always there. I don't know what I would have done without him. I am blessed to have found him. I cannot say enough about his professionalism, his knowledge, his being there for me.
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Posted by Dennis and Angeline | October 30, 2014
Quality Legal Services
Jeff helped my wife and I administer her father's trust. He advised us concerning possible legal challenges by dissatisfied beneficieries, wrote letters to trust beneficiaries, assisted in distributing trust assets, and explained cost and expenses of trust administration. Jeff also helped us with several ancillary matters, i.e. our potential liability for gifting old firearms to a relative. In all matters Jeff demonstrated great knowledge, experience, and kindness. Most important to us, Jeff was always easily accessible by phone or email, patiently answering our numerous questions. We highly recommend Jeff to anyone having any legal issues relating to wills, trusts, and estates. You won't be disappointed.
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Posted by Victor Williams | August 14, 2014
Review of Jeffrey R. Gottlieb
My review of Jeffrey R. Gottieb is he works very hard to make sure he's clients are happy and well taking care of. He is very trustworthy, responsible, informative, and honest. I would recommend Jeffrey to anyone who wants fast and professional help with a case that will need excellent advice. The number one observation that I took upon Jeffrey is that I knew with a little faithful we were going to be in good hands. I really appreciate the knowledge and professionalism that Jeffrey uphead and I will defiantly recommend him to everyone that needs a helping hand.
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2013
Living Trust Expertise
We live on the northwest side of Chicago and googled "living trust" lawyers to find an office in the area, as well as general information on living trusts. We found the most useful information about estate planning on the web site for the Law Offices of Robert H. Glorich including "How To Get Started"; a confidential estate planning information form; and Living Trust FAQ's. Upon arriving at the Glorich law offices, we worked with Jeffrey R. Gottlieb, who handled our estate planning. Throughout all our exchanges with Mr. Gottlieb either in person, or via phone or e-mail, we found him to be helpful, knowledgeable, and professional in all our exchanges. We understand that he created the very helpful website information that had brought us to the Glorich law office in Palatine.
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Posted by Rhonda | May 23, 2013
Knowledgeable and Honest
Jeffrey helped us with a probate issue that, prior to contacting him, we had been struggling with for six months. We had pretty much given up on solving our problem - we were dealing with an out-of-state will. Other professionals we spoke with told us they could not help us. He handled everything very professionally and was able to resolve our issue in a few weeks. We truly feel that, without his guidance, we would not have been able to settle the matter.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-275 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Gottlieb, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Member
  • Northwest Community Hospital Planned Gifts Committee
  • 2013 - Present
  • Trusts & Estates Instructor
  • Township High School District 211
  • 2005 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch
  • 2000 - 2014
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Education

  • DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Illinois-Urbana
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • Breach of Duty by Property POA
  • Settled on favorable terms
  • 2009 P 5045
  • Successfully negotiated favorable settlement of statutory custodial claim
  • 2010 CH 10537
  • Obtained favorable settlement for breach of fiduciary duty claim

Associations

  • Chicago Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Northwest Community Hospital Foundation
  • Volunteer on Planned Gifts Committee
  • 2013 - Present
  • ISBA Section on Trusts and Estates
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Notary Public Association of Illinois
  • Notary Public
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • ABA Journal Blawg 100
  • ABA Law Journal
  • 2015
  • Probate Top Contrbutor
  • Avvo
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

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Attorney endorsements

Received (24)
Given (36)
Endorse Jeffrey
Probate Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeffrey is a thorough and diligent lawyer in the same field as I am, and I'm happy to endorse him. In addition to a very informative website and blog, he's been responsive to questions on unusual matters I've encountered over the years."
Probate Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Jeffrey. He is a highly skilled attorney and well respected in the legal community."
Trusts Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Jeff on one matter, and was his opposing counsel on another. On all occasions, Jeff brings a wealth of knowledge and keen intuition. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Trusts Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Gottlieb is an outstanding attorney and one of the best in his state."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 20
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 | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. Jeff looks beyond providing just the simple answer, and instead tries to determine what will actually occur in a particular situation."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Trusts Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gottlieb is simply an exceptional attorney who I would recommend to everyone and anyone. I am a former judge, former magistrate, former prosecutor, and an attorney with 24 years of experience. I still learn from his answers on Avvo on a daily basis and I am constantly impressed."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Gottlieb has a very good rating on AVVO and is a credit to the legal community."
Probate Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Palatine Wills and living wills Lawyer Jeffrey R. Gottlieb
Jeffrey R. Gottlieb
Wills and living wills Attorney
Palatine, IL
Licensed for 22 years
Free Consultation