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Patrick Francis Ross

Estate planning Attorney at Inverness, IL

5.0   32 reviews

also known as Patrick Ross, Patrick F. Ross

Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 15 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Patrick

Learn Patrick’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    50%
    Planning your estate is much much easier when you're still active and cognizant. The less physically and mentally capable you become with age, the harder this will become to do, but it's no less urgent. Call.

  2. Trusts
    25%
    You retain the ability to spend, save and manage your assets in your living trust as you see fit while you are alive and competent.

  3. Wills and living wills
    25%
    Every competent adult should consider signing a will, regardless of wealth, age, marital status or health. A will is a formal written document which becomes operative at your death.

A PATIENT ANSWERER OF QUESTIONS FOCUSED ON TOTAL CLIENT SATISFACTION. FIXED FEES PAYABLE OVER TIME WITHOUT INTEREST. SERVICE GUARANTEE. LIMITED EVENING AND SATURDAY AM APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE.

     Every adult should have an estate plan, especially parents, unmarried couples, and single people of retirement age. A good estate plan brings peace of mind. Peace of mind that you have taken care of the people who depend on you and made things easier for your loved ones. Peace of mind that your important personal decisions will be respected when you are no longer able to communicate them. Peace of mind that you have minimized confusion, disputes, delays, expenses, taxes, and more if you suddenly lose capacity or die.

     Exploring these topics and making decisions can be difficult, especially if you have not administered a loved one's estate or trust, have never experienced serious illness firsthand, or have a small number of trusted individuals in your inner circle.

     Patrick uses clear communication, patient listening, and years of experience to educate, advise, and empower his clients. Our law firm's step-by-step process ensures that clients' estate plans are comprehensive and thorough without overwhelming them with too many decisions at once.

     In addition to (1) preparing wills, trusts, and estate planning for Illinois residents, Patrick can also help with (2) preparing and negotiating premarital agreements for Illinois residents, (3) advising trustees in the uncontested administration of Illinois trusts, and (4) advising beneficiaries of Illinois trusts concerning their rights and reviewing trust administration documents.

Awards

Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
2021

Photos and videos

"Estate Planning Basics" (Attorney Bob Ross briefly explains the purpose of various estate planning tools such as Powers of Attorney for Property or Health care, and what might motivate one to draft an estate plan. )
"Business Entities" (Attorney Bob Ross discusses business entity basics, including Sole Proprietorships, Corporations and LLCs, and highlights some common issues that those who are starting businesses may wish to seek to prevent or resolve early on.)
"Business Succession Planning"
"Hiring A Lawyer? Important questions and considerations." (This video considers some of the reasons for hiring a lawyer and discusses some ways to evaluate lawyers that you interview.)
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Location

Ross Law Firm Ltd.
Ross Law Firm Ltd.
Logan Square (client signing appointments)
Chicago, IL, 60647
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ross Law is an excellent firm
We used P Ross, after being referred to him by two attorney friends, for estate planning and establishment of trusts. He demonstrated exceptional thoroughness, asked us intelligent questions, was readily available when we had questions, and was personable. We unhesitatingly recommend Mr Ross for estate planning, wills and establishment of trusts.
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Response from Patrick Ross March 22, 2024
I am thrilled to hear you had such a positive experience. I enjoyed working with you, too. Thank you for your wonderful review.
Posted by John | March 3, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate planning experience
We recently worked with Patrick Ross from Ross Law Firm Ltd to update our estate plan, which had been prepared by another firm several years ago. Our discussions with Patrick and the written materials he provided were very thorough and educational. He was very patient and gave us a much better understanding of the various considerations and options available. The entire process was very smooth and we are pleased with the results.
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Response from Patrick Ross March 8, 2024
Thank you for your kind and helpful feedback, John. I am glad to hear you are pleased with our process and results.
Posted by Andrew | August 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience - Highly Knowledgeable with Great People Skills
Patrick was a pleasure to work with. Very professional approach, highly knowledgeable, attentive, and quick to respond to questions. Patrick was able to distill rather complex legal information into a digestible format for my wife and I, with recommendations on where to focus our attention and how to spend our time with respect to our estate planning. I feel very comfortable having gone with Ross law and would highly recommend them to others looking to establish a high-quality estate plan.
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Response from Patrick Ross August 30, 2023
Thank you for your thoughtful review, Andrew. It was a pleasure working with you, too.
Posted by Ying | July 25, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very professional and caring
I had a legal issue and had a consultation with Mr Patrick Ross. He gave me some advice and referrals. He didn’t rush me at all and answered my emails even he knows I can’t be his client. Very sweet and caring man. Thanks a lot.
Response from Patrick Ross July 26, 2023
You're very welcome. Thank you for posting such a thoughtful review, Ying. I hope the information we discussed will help you to resolve your matter. Wishing you the best.
Posted by Nick | February 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Clear guidance and communication
We had a general idea of what we wanted from an estate plan but weren't sure how to get there — Patrick worked with us to understand our goals and recommend a path to achieve them. Throughout the process, Patrick explained the pros and cons of different approaches and the "why" behind any recommendation, leaving us confident in our plan. Scheduling meetings via videoconference was very simple and easily fit our schedules. Highly recommended!
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Response from Patrick Ross February 22, 2023
Thanks for your thoughtful feedback and recommendation, Nick. I'm so glad to hear that you feel confident in your plans!
Posted by Robert Nelson | August 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professor Robert Nelson
Excellent advice and careful consultation with me to realize my goals. Patrick has a great knowledge of the law and the practical realities of how to execute the funding of a trust.
Response from Patrick Ross September 6, 2022
Thank you for your terrific review. I am glad you had a positive experience working with me.
Posted by Liz | April 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic experience
We have been putting off our estate plan for a couple years, mostly because of cost and feeling like the attorney offices we reached out to didn’t take the time to form a relationship with us. Patrick worked really well with us! He understood our budget, our goals, and our timeline. He made it really easy to meet and to finalize documents. Also, he made us feel like we could reach out in the future at any time. We would definitely recommend him to anyone!
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Response from Patrick Ross April 26, 2022
Congratulations on completing your estate plan, Liz! I appreciate your choosing to work with my team and me. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. (And you're right -- reach out when you have questions!)
Posted by PETER | January 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Our Wills and Trust Work
We have had a fantastic experience so far with Patrick. He did an excellent job putting together our will and trusts without a ton effort from us. Its very detailed and seems to cover everything that we need at the moment. My wife and I went into this process not knowing very much. He did an excellent job educating us on what he put together.
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Response from Patrick Ross February 4, 2022
Thanks so much for taking the time to review me, Peter. I am glad to hear you had a fantastic experience working with my team and me!
Posted by Steve | January 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
New clients
Well, we really did not have any idea where to start with our estate planning! Patrick and firm were highly recommended and we now see why - everything was done quite painlessly, efficiently, and in a super kind and friendly manner. We were and are very pleased, especially knowing that we can get free feedback and advice to keep our accounts up to date! Steve and Sharon
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Response from Patrick Ross January 13, 2022
So glad to hear you are pleased, Steve and Sharon! We appreciate that you chose to work with us. Thank you for making the extra effort to review us.
Posted by Emily | December 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy to Work With
I really enjoyed working with Patrick Ross on our estate plan documents. He was responsive and made the process very user friendly and understandable.
Response from Patrick Ross December 29, 2021
So glad to hear you enjoyed working with us, Emily! Thank you for your review and feedback.
Posted by Mike | August 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Genuinely cares about his clients
Patrick is a rock star estate planning attorney. My wife and I hired him to build an estate plan for our young family and we are so happy we did. He was knowledgeable, patient, and genuinely cared about us and what we wanted in our plan. His guidance made the process much smoother than we expected and gave us confidence that our investment in an estate plan is well worth it. Highly recommend!
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Response from Patrick Ross August 20, 2021
Thank you for your review and recommendation, Mike. I am glad to hear you felt genuinely cared for!
Posted by Jennifer | May 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Thorough
My husband and I were very happy with Patrick's work. In the business of work, marriage, and having children, we had finally gotten around to doing our estate planning work to make sure our wishes were followed and children were taken care of as we wanted. Patrick took time to have multiple calls with us to answer our questions, and to proactively discuss potential pitfalls that we had not even thought of. We will absolutely be recommending him to our friends and family who need legal work done in this area.
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Response from Patrick Ross May 11, 2021
Thank you for your thoughtful review, Jennifer. We are glad to know you were very happy with our work!
Posted by Jeff | April 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Patrick helped us check this off our list
It was a great experience to work with Patrick. He explained everything and was flexible with our schedule to get it all done. Highly recommend.
Response from Patrick Ross April 27, 2021
Congratulations on completing your estate plan, Jeff! It was great working with you, and I appreciate your recommendation.
Posted by Alex | April 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Working with Patrick was an excellent experience
Patrick is friendly, professional, thorough, patient, and detail-oriented. He made every step of the will and trust process as easy and painless as possible. I cannot recommend retaining Patrick highly enough.
Response from Patrick Ross April 27, 2021
Thank you, Alex. I'm glad to hear your experience was positive, and I appreciate your recommendation!
Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Very knowledgeable, professional, easy to work with. Highly recommend. Patrick has helped us redo our Trust Agreements over the last two years.
Response from Patrick Ross March 19, 2021
I am glad to hear your experience was excellent and easy. Thank you for your feedback.
Posted by Joseph | January 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top-Notch Attorney for Estate Planning
My wife and I are expecting our first child and wanted to make sure that we had our estate planning on the right track before he arrived. After discussing our goals, Patrick provided us with a comprehensive plan that not only addressed all our current needs, but also had the flexibility to account for future events, both expected and unexpected. He then patiently walked us through the plan and answered any questions we had. Because of the pandemic, we did this all remotely, which Patrick made very easy for us to do, and Patrick even had a safe socially distanced set-up for when we had to sign the papers in person. We would recommend Patrick and his firm to anybody who is looking to start an estate plan.
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Response from Patrick Ross January 12, 2021
Congratulations on the addition to your family and thank you for the review. We're glad to hear Patrick and the Ross Law Firm team met your expectations throughout the whole process.
Posted by Gary | November 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Patrick Ross Review
Patrick was very detail oriented. As we discussed estate planning options, he helped us thru the pros and cons of items we were considering. We are very satisfied with the final document. We highly recommend him to anyone seeking estate planning help.
Response from Patrick Ross December 1, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review our work, Gary! I enjoyed working with you, too. It's great to know that you are very satisfied. I appreciate your recommendation.
Posted by Nicholas | July 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyers in the Area
The entire Ross law firm is purely amazing. Everybody was especially considerate and helpful during our entire process. We never had a problem receiving answers to our questions and the level of professionalism was unparalleled.
Posted by David | July 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended for Estate Planning
We recently worked with Patrick Ross and The Ross Law Firm for our estate planning needs. Their guided process made the entire experience easy from start to finish. Patrick was great addressing our questions and assisting us, post-process, with guidance in retitling assets to properly fund the trusts. My wife and I would highly recommend Patrick and The Ross Law Firm team if you’re considering a will, trust or overall estate planning.
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Family Business!
Patrick & the entire team were so wonderful during our will/trust development process. We felt like we could ask any questions, they took time to get to know us, and our needs, and gave advice based on where we were at - not just a cookie cutter one size fits all solution. I feel confident in them, and know that my family and I will be well taken care of and protected in the years to come. I highly recommend!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Ross Law Firm Ltd.
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Robert J. Ross
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Ungaretti & Harris LLP
  • 2008 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Sneckenberg, Thompson & Brody, LLP
  • 2006 - 2007
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Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • University of Notre Dame
  • B.A.
  • N/A

Associations

  • Dean's Advisory Council, DePaul University College of Law
  • Commitee Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Legacy Partners (Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation)
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Professional Advisors Committee of the Harper College Educational Foundation
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Sisters of the Living Word
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Wills for Heroes Foundation
  • Volunteer Experienced Estate Planning Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • The Bridge Youth & Family Services
  • Member of the Young Professionals Board
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Co-Chair of the Business Law & IP Committee
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Lawyers Lend-a-Hand to Youth (youth mentoring)
  • Chair of the Auxiliary Board
  • 2013 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2023 Illinois Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • 2022 Illinois Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • 2021 Illinois Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • 2018 - 2021 Emerging Lawyer (Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law)
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2021
  • 2020 Illinois Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • 2019 Illinois Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • 2018 Illinois Rising Star
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2018
  • 2017 Illinois Rising Star
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2017
  • 2016 Illinois Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 2015 Illinois Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 2014 Illinois Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Business Law and IP committee meeting
  • Recent Illinois Cases Regarding Security Interests
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (7)
Endorse Patrick
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick is a knowledgable and skilled estate planning attorney with an incredible attention to detail. I highly recommend him!"
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I closely worked with Patrick on a large bankruptcy case that lasted several years. Patrick is very diligent, thorough and knowledgeable about the law. I always found him to be responsive to my inquiries, to have excellent insight, to really understand what bankruptcy judges wanted in various court filings and to complete projects in a timely and effective manner. I highly recommend Patrick as a skilled advocate and an experienced counselor."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick is a consummate professional, and I wholeheartedly endorse him. His clients are fortunate to have someone so experienced and detail-oriented looking out for their best interests."
Business Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have the pleasure of serving as co-chair with Mr. Ross on a committee of the local bar association, and I find him to be exceptionally knowledgeable in the law and current developments in the law. He is also highly responsive and detail oriented. It is a pleasure working with him on the committee."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Patrick is a very competent and dedicated lawyer. Whenever I have an estate planning question, I speak to him. He is very knowledgeable in drafting trusts, wills, and other estate planning tools. He also treats clients with great respect, listens, and has the skill set to carry out clients' goals in estate planning. He provides clear estate plans which minimize taxes and maximize the efficient distribution of property upon clients' deaths. Patrick also provides clear directions to clients and follows through with re-titling assets and designating beneficiaries in order to avoid any problems for the clients' heirs when the client passes away."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. He is diligent, aggressive thoughtful and creative."
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Inverness Estate planning Lawyer Patrick Francis Ross
Patrick Francis Ross
Estate planning Attorney
Inverness, IL
Licensed for 15 years
Virtual consultation available