ATTORNEY TERRY FOGARTY
“A little about me”
I grew up on the South Side of Chicago in the Mt. Greenwood neighborhood. After High School I became a paramedic and worked in the Chicagoland area for about five years, when I went back to school. After several years of college, I enlisted in the United States Air Force, where I became a Chinese Linguist. While stationed in Washington DC, I attended law school in the evenings at American University, earning my Juris Doctor and graduating Cum Laude.
Upon my retirement from the Air Force, I returned home to Chicago with my wife and five kids to practice law. I worked for five years as General Counsel for a Civil Litigation, Real Estate, and Estate Planning firm. I left the firm in early 2015 to focus full-time on Estate Planning and Real Estate. Currently I live with my family on Chicago’s south side in Palos Park, and also have office space in Oak Forest.
My wife Elizabeth is a trained paralegal who assists me in my practice, and my daughter Briana helps me as well. As a family, we help other families plan for their futures and protect their loved ones; our goal is to provide comprehensive services that fulfill the unique needs and concerns of each client.
My practice is not built around finding clients, but on building trust and relationships. My work is not complete until I have proven to you that I am an honest, knowledgeable attorney and that your family is safe in my hands. It is my goal to become your trusted legal advisor; the person you think off when you are asked if you know a good lawyer!
Affordable and Focused
By concentrating on Estate Planning and Real Estate, I try to keep my area of practice small to minimize overhead and pass the savings on to you. This also allows me to focus on these areas of the law, gaining and maintaining the expertise needed to give you the highest quality legal services that you deserve. I am also a member of WealthCounsel, a collegial group of over 2,500 estate planning attorneys nationwide. This network is a tremendous resource, allowing me to stay up to date on changes in the law as well as current issues and trends in estate planning.
I look forward to working with you to provide you a comprehensive plan that will protect you and your loved ones in the years to come. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have, and thank you.
My Affiliations and Memberships
ILLINOIS STATE BAR ASSOCIATION
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS, GENERAL BAR
UNITED STATES TAX COURT
CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION
WILL COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
DUPAGE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
UNIFORMED SERVICES DISABLED RETIREES
US AIR FORCE SERGEANTS ASSOCIATION
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2010||10/05/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|David B. Newman and Katherine R. Newman Award for Trial Advocacy||American University, Washington College of Law||2009|
|General Counsel||Dynia & Associates, LLC||2011 - 2015|
|Attorney||The Law Office of Terrence M. Fogarty||2010 - 2011|
|Chinese Linguist and Intelligence Analyst||United States Air Force (Active Duty)||2000 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois Creditors Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Will County Bar Association||N/A||2011 - Present|
|National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys||Member||2011 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Veterans of Foreign Wars||N/A||2009 - Present|
|American University, Washington College of Law||Juris Doctor||2010|
|Regents College||Bachelor of Arts||2007|
|Defense Language Institute||Associate of Arts||2006|
|Community College of the Air Force||Assoicate of Arts||2005|
|Monterey Peninsula College||Associate of Arts||2002|
|St. Dorothy's Annual Health Fair and Baby Shower||Estate Planning: The Importance of Covering the Basics||2012|
|St. Dorothy's Annual Health Fair and Baby Shower||Estate Planning: The Importance of Covering the Basics||2011|
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