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Gina Jo Salamone

Estate planning Attorney at Wheaton, IL

5.0   10 reviews

Licensed for 15 years

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About Gina

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I am a person who was encouraged to be independent by my parents. I am an only child who matured quickly, because my parents took me everywhere. Today I love to spend lots of time with family, friends, my husband and pets.

Travel is something that provides me with a lot of enjoyment and gives me another opportunity to practice independence. I had lots of experience learning to cope while spending the summer of 2005 traveling in France and other European countries. That summer had a very positive impact on my life and helped me grow by developing the ability to thrive in a country where I could not speak the language.  I have since traveled out of the country to Costa Rica and Spain.

I love to cook and it is important to me to have a family meal every night, if possible.  I usually don't cook from recipes but rather enjoy trying to figure out how things are made on my own. 

As an attorney who is serving seniors and their families, one of the most important relationships in my life was with my grandfather, Norm, who I called Papa. He loved family holidays and lavished energy and ingenuity in making those holidays into festivals. I hope to follow in his footsteps when I have my own children and grandchildren.

Today, I am happy to serve as an elder law attorney and give everyone a warm welcome and a cheery smile, the way Papa would have.

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Licensed for 15 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2007
Updated 10/11/2022

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

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Huck Bouma PC
Huck Bouma, PC -Elgin
2425 Royal Boulevard
Elgin, IL, 60123
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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ms Gina Jo Salamone
My name is Aurora Rodriguez I was married for 40 years . My husband was in charge of our finances and I never imagined that he would one day not be capable of handling our affairs. Last year I found my self feeling helpless and in need of all kinds of legal assistance. I was so lucky to be referred to Ms Gina ., She immediately visited us at the nursing home and took care of my case. Peace of mind was restored for my family. Her secretary Ms Bonnie had also all the necessary tools for solutions to an non ending maze of questions that elderly women can encounter when our partner is disabled. Thanks Gina and Bonnie.
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Response from Gina Salamone April 10, 2020
Aurora, you were a joy to work with and we miss having you in the office! Please let us know if we can help with anything in the future.
Posted by Linda | April 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Executive Assistant
Gina did the Estate Planning for my late husband and me. After he passed away, she was extremely helpful and understanding whenever I contacted her. She would walk me thru the process in order to complete what needed to be done. I greatly appreciate all her help and know that I can contact her at any time.
Posted by Gail | July 5, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Super Helpful and Informed
Gina was helpful, patient, and informative during our Zoom call, and I would not hesitate to hire her, if need be, or refer her to others.
Posted by Joe & Dana | October 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Gina worked with us to set up our estate planning portfolio. She was very thorough and organized. She counseled us on the best way to set up our portfolio for the benefit of our heirs. She made a process that can be difficult and overwhelming seem less complicated. The final result of our Estate Planning Portfolio exceeded our expectations. She was very professional, easy to work with and a truly pleasant person! Would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Patricia | April 8, 2014
Outstanding Attorney
Gina has been a Godsend to our family. She guided us through some difficult and complicated matters to protect my elderly Mother and provided me with all the information I needed to act effectively as Trustee for our family trust. She is an excellent communicator, responding very quickly to my numerous emails, and she knows the law inside and out. She is very easy to talk to, warm and caring. Outstanding in every way.
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Posted by marilyn | November 29, 2012
elder law review and paperwork with trust document preparations and medil acceptance
My husband and I had no idea where to begin with the necessary paperwork that needed to be done in the handling of my father and mothers affairs. Gina and her staff worked well with us and gave us the necessary steps to get the process started. With Ginas help we wete able to get my father enrolled with medicaid. Her firm also took care of changing of necessary documents into my mothers name only since by father had alhzeimers and parkinsons as well. Questions we had were always answered promptly and sufficiently. When my fathered had to go into a nursing home they helped me with any questions that arose (such as medicaid portions that were to be paid) My family always knew that we could call and seek assistance when needed. I still have questions that Gina has helped me answer. I would hire her firm again with no hesitation.
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Posted by Diane | May 31, 2012
Personal Care Agreement
Gina was extremely thorough and very helpful when preparing our mother's Personal Care Agreement. She took the time to get to know us and was sincerely concerned about our mother's best interests. It is a relief to know that we are legally prepared to handle any health and financial issues that may arise as our mother ages. Gina's work has given us peace of mind.
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Posted by Pauline | May 29, 2012
Gina Salamone
Gina was the third attorney we contacted regarding my mother's affairs (including applying for Veteran's benefits ) and we struck gold with her! After our first meeting I was astonished to receive a letter from her outlining exactly what we wished to accomplish and how she would be able to help us. Gina guided us step by step throughout the entire process. I sent her numerous emails with questions and she always responded quickly with answers. She has the ability to transfer legal language into a clear version that we were able to understand. We were very comfortable talking with her, and have developed complete confidence in Gina handling our situation. We highly recommend Gina for any elder law issues you may have.
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Posted by Heather | May 29, 2012
Highly Responsive
Responsive and compassionate are two words that come to mind. She has been fantastic in helping with our estate planning needs and even after the paperwork was in place, she has continued to be there to answer questions, assist with additional items and truly cares about us as a family. We have worked with her for several months now and she continues to be a fantastic asset to us.
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Response from Gina Salamone April 10, 2020
Thank you for continuing to turn to me for your family's needs. It has been great getting to know you over the many years!
Posted by Craig | October 7, 2010
Gina Salamone
Gina was genuinely outstanding in her representation my father and step-mother's concerns. She was an invaluable guide to me as we worked through the intricacies of Medicaid and VA benefits. I always felt that I was her only client and could not have asked for better assistance.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Director
  • Huck Bouma, PC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law ElderLaw, LLP
  • 2007 - 2017
  • Law Clerk
  • Kinnally Flaherty Krentz & Loran
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Research Assistant
  • Northern Illinois University, College of Law
  • 2005 - 2007
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Education

  • Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Accredited
  • 2019
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Knox College
  • B.A.
  • 2004

Associations

  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Aurora Downtown
  • Executive Board Member, Committee Chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • General Member and Illinois Unprogram Planning Committee Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • KCBA Elder Care, Disability & Mental Health Law Committee
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Academy of Special Needs Planners
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2018
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2017
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2016
  • Illinois Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Community Partnership of the Year Award
  • Illinois Health Care Association
  • 2010
  • Most Outstanding Student Award
  • Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Illinois State Bar Association Elder Law Newsletter
  • Watch your Mailbox your Health Insurance May be Terminated: A Guide to the New Managed Care Prgram for Illinois Healthcare Program Participants
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Membership Meeting
  • Elder Law Panel
  • 2022
  • Member meeting
  • Estate Planning and Long Term Care Benefits
  • 2018
  • HDSA Illinois State Conference
  • Government Benefits and Finding LT Care Facilities
  • 2017
  • Symposium 2014-Live Your Best Life
  • Long Term Care Planning--Sponsor Table
  • 2014
  • Medicaid Planning in Illinois - A Panel Discussion
  • Medicaid
  • 2014
  • Elder Law Essentials
  • Elder Law, Medicaid, VA Benefits, Estate Planning, Powers of Attorney
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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Elder law Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gina's dedication to helping families at one of the most challenging crossroads in their life is second-to-none. She cares about her clients and gives them insights that are knowledgeable and well-considered. She is a credit to the legal profession."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gina is a compassionate and very effective advocate for her clients. She and the other team members at Law Elder Law are at the forefront of the elder law practice. I highly recommend Gina's work. Bill Siebers"
Elder law Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Gina is a gift to her clients. She and I work together on many estate plans and other legal solutions. Clients love to be with Gina and they prove that by referring their own loved ones and neighbors. She has been honored by being named a 'Rising Star Super Lawyer". Her clients have told me that they agree with that she deserves that award."