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Robert John Ross

About me

We help clients navigate the sometimes confusing world of estate planning, helping them avoid paying unnecessary taxes so that more assets pass efficiently to enrich the lives of their loved ones or supporting their favorite causes.  We design our plans to be enforceable and clear, with a goal of minimizing one’s heirs from fighting over our client’s legacies.


We also support a number of business clients in a variety of ways. We work to accomplish their goals with a minimum of overall risk, expense, confusion and delay.


We have helped our clients buy, sell and maintain their businesses and professional practices. We’ve negotiated disputes in creative, effective and often mutually beneficial ways. We have helped clients with their employment related contracts and non-compete agreements.


Bob has 34 years of legal and personal experience as a lawyer, most of which in estate planning and business law own practice, but also in trial law in past years.



We thoughtfully counsel and represent clients. We always keep in mind that each client is important. We promptly prepare excellent documents which exceed our clients' goals and are designed to avoid future conflicts. We are sensitive to the need to minimize overall fees and costs. 


Practice areas


  1. Business: 30%
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
  3. Probate: 15%
  4. Trusts: 15%
  5. Wills: 15%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • James David Voigt

    I have found Mr. Ross to be of impeccable trustworthiness and character, while being truly dedicated to client satisfaction, in addition to having an excellent technical grasp of the law.


    James Voigt Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Edward Aloysius Scott III

    It is my pleasure to endorse Bob Ross. Bob is a highly competent, knowledgeable and diligent lawyer. Bob provides legal services of the highest caliber...always. I recommend Bob without reservation.


    Edward Scott Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices Robert J Ross

1622 Colonial Parkway, Ste 201
Inverness, IL, 60067-4795


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198005/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
Graduated with honorsDe Paul University Law School1980
Graduated with honorsUniversity of Illinois, Chicago1977
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLaw Offices Of Robert J. Ross1986 - Present
AssociateNisen & Elliott1984 - 1986
AssociateLaw Offices of Joseph A. Macaluso1982 - 1984
AssociateSchwartz & Freeman1980 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
Attorney Title Guaranty FundMember2014 - Present
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Williamsburg Village Office Complex Owner’s AssociationPresidentN/A
Palatine Chamber of CommerceMemberN/A
Who’s WhoMemberN/A
Phi Alpha DeltaMemberN/A
Christian Legal SocietyMemberN/A
Northwest Suburban Estate Planning CouncilMemberN/A
Martindale Hubbell AV ratedMemberN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Northwest Community Hospital Advisory Council for Gift PlanningMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
DePaul Law ReviewGovernment Appeal from Defendant's Successful Motion to Dismiss not Barred by the Double Jeopardy Clause United States v. Scott1979
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Triton CollegeN/AAD1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Negotiations ClassConflict Resolution2015
Employee MeetingEstate Planning2012