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James Guisty Militello III

Estate planning Attorney at Woodstock, IL

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Jim Militello, Prime Law Group, LLC

  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 18 years
    Illinois - IL 32 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2006
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1991
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Prime Law Group represents businesses of all sizes in a wide range of corporate transactions, including assisting with entity formation, complex corporate structuring, succession planning, and drafting a variety of buy-sell agreements in the Woodstock, Crystal Lake, and throughout McHenry County, and Northern Illinois Area.

    33 years

  2. Estate planning
    Prime Law Group, LLC represents clients in estate planning, probate administration, trust administration, and trust and estate litigation. We create comprehensive estate plans that accomplish the objectives of our clients, seek to minimize their tax liability, provide a plan for the possibility of future incapacity, and avoid the need for a lengthy and costly probate administration.

    33 years

  3. General practice
    Prime Law Group, LLC general areas of practice include, but are not limited to, business and corporation law, local government, commercial and civil litigation, employment law, estate planning (wills, trusts, power of attorney), family law & divorce, real estate, personal injury, tax appeals, and small business services.

    33 years

  4. Government
    The attorneys at Prime Law Group, LLC draft and negotiate a wide range of legal instruments, including leases and intergovernmental contracts on behalf of municipal clients. In addition, the attorneys are equipped to assist their clients in the preparation of proposed legislation, ordinances, resolutions, as well as with the creation and revision of the clients’ own internal policies and bylaws.

    33 years

  5. Real estate
    Prime Law Group, LLC has extensive experience representing individual and business clients in real estate disputes including those involving contracts for the purchase or sale of property, property ownership, title issues, fraud and disclosure problems, easement disputes, foreclosure actions, evictions, leasing disputes, premises liability and related litigation.

    33 years

Jim Militello is the Managing Parter at Prime Law Group, LLC.  Prime Law Group is truly a team of lawyers and staff. Our collaborative approach often takes the form of cooperation to share past experiences and develop creative approaches to new issues. This team approach has the additional advantage that if a new issue suddenly arises or an existing project becomes a top client priority, we can quickly assign additional lawyers who will already have the background necessary to tackle the problem at full speed.

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Prime Law Group, LLC
747 S. Eastwood Drive
Woodstock, IL, 60098
Prime Law Group, LLC
2120 W. Algonquin Road
Lake In The Hills, IL, 60156
Prime Law Group, LLC
820 E. Terra Cotta Avenue
Suite 116
Crystal Lake, IL, 60014
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  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Gary | October 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
House closing
James was an excellent attorney during the house closing process. He was always professional, reliable, and thorough. Moreover, he was always available to answer any and all questions, and I felt very comfortable with his expertise. I highly recommend James to anyone who is searching for an excellent attorney!
Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Good Experience
I have worked with Jim on a couple different legal matters. He has done a very good job and we have been very satisfied with the results.
Posted by Ken | September 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Real Estate Transaction
Jim did a great job on our real estate transaction. We were remote throughout the process therefore we relied heavily on Jim's expertise. He didn't let us down! He followed through with every commitment and made sure we understood each and every step. A great job !
Posted by Thomas | September 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Service
Mr. Militello was very responsive to our needs. Handled a very difficult transaction with poise and care. Very pleased with results! Will highly recommend him to others.
Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2011
Very knowledgeable business / contract lawyer!
Mr. Militello's prompt service, professionalism, and clear communications made the establishment of my corporations contracts/agreeements very smooth. I cnsider him a valuable "partner" to the organization.
Posted by Thomas | October 14, 2009
High recommedation!
Highly recommend this lawyer. Great asset in the incorporation of my business! Very knowledgable and responsive.
Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2008
Excellent Job
I would highly recommend him!!!!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Prime Law Group, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • Militello Zanck & Coen
  • 1993 - 2012
  • Assistant Attorney
  • McHenry County State's Attorney Office
  • 1991 - 2017


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Marquette University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Corporate Merger
  • Merger Successful


  • McHenry County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • McHenry County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 1995 - 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers in Illinois
  • The Legal Network
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers in Illinois
  • The Legal Network
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers in Illinois
  • The Legal Network
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers in Illinois
  • The Legal Intelligencer
  • 2013
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  • Privacy Rights
  • Local Government Section - ISBA
  • 1991

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • Corporate Structures
  • 1996
  • Sub-commitee - Minimum Wage
  • U.S. Congress
  • 1995

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Woodstock Estate planning Lawyer James Guisty Militello III
James Guisty Militello III
Estate planning Attorney
Woodstock, IL
Licensed for 32 years
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