As the third child born to Serbian immigrants and knowing first-hand the challenges faced by working class families navigating a complicated system of laws, I seek to simplify the process and help families by minimizing the stress of the legal system.
In 2007, I went into private practice concentrating in probate administration, elder law, and estate planning. I opened a second office location in 2008 and two years later became licensed to practice in Indiana.
I believe in working together towards a common goal and always being mindful of the client's particular needs during the course of our relationship. I enjoy talking to my clients and taking the time necessary for clients to fully understand their options.
Creating a mindful workplace is important to me as a business owner and leader. Within my office, my employees and I are trained to utilize technology to reduce waste where possible and everyone is encouraged to develop healthy habits for themselves and the environment.
In this industry, continuous education is essential and each year we dedicate hours in excess of the minimum legal education credits required by the state. My office is limited to practicing in the areas of estate planning, probate, and elder law because I prefer to excel in a few areas than address new issues among many different fields of law.
|IN||Active In Good Standing||2010||08/29/2020|
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2007||03/24/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Blachly Tabor Bozik Hartman||2006 - 2006|
|Bruce Clark & Associates||2005 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Women Lawyers Association of Indiana||Member||2012 - Present|
|Indiana State Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Lake County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|South Suburban Estate Planning Council||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Lynwood Chamber of Commerce||Member||2008 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Homewood Area Chamber of Commerce||Chamber Attorney||2007 - Present|
|Serbian Bar Association of America||Member||2007 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Chicago Estate Planning Council||N/A||2009 - 2011|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Illinois chapter)||N/A||2008 - 2009|
|Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association||N/A||2007 - 2009|
|Harwood Heights Chamber of Commerce||N/A||2007 - 2011|
|Valparaiso University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Purdue University||BS - Bachelor of Science||2002|
|Solo and Small Firm Section||Pitfalls of Simple Estate Plans||2016|
|Lawyers as Entrepreneurs Panel||Business Plans for Lawyers||2016|
|Lawyers as Entrepreneurs Panel||Crossing Borders: Law Practice Management Across Two States||2015|
|Going Solo for Law Students||Law Practice Management||2014|
|Lawyers as Entrepreneurs Panel||Opening a Law Practice||2013|
|Probate Committee||Indiana Probate Administration||2012|