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Colleen Lynette Sahlas

Probate Attorney at Oak Brook, IL

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also known as Colleen Hoy Sahlas

  • Licensed for 23 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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Colleen L. Sahlas was raised in Oak Park, IL. She joined The Law Offices of Hoy & Sahlas, LLC, in Oak Brook, Illinois in 2000, and became a partner in 2006 with her father and Law Partner, David E. Hoy.
She earned her B.A. in 1993 from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN, and her Juris Doctor Degree in 2000 from the John Marshall Law School (n/k/a the Univ. of IL at Chicago) in Chicago, IL.
Since 2000, she's focused her legal practice in estate planning, business, real estate and decedents’ estates including Illinois probate in DuPage, Cook and Kane Counties.
Mrs. Sahlas truly loves to practice law and never tires of learning about the law. A former social worker, she enjoys getting to know her clients in a personal way, giving them the care and attention they deserve. She is a detail-oriented person and approaches each case with a comprehensive and wholistic approach.
Mrs. Sahlas has enjoyed serving in leadership in many different capacities. She was on the Board of Directors for the DuPage County Estate Planning Council from 2020-2022. She was a member of the Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association legislative drafting committee which amended the Illinois Residential Real Property Disclosure Act passed into law in May, 2022. She is the Secretary and previously the Managing Editor of the newsletter of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates Section Council. She's authored numerous articles on estate planning, trust administration, probate, small estates and real estate. She has been published with the American Bar Association’s Probate & Property Magazine, the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the Illinois State Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates Newsletter and Real Property Newsletter. She has presented webinars for attorneys with the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, and the Illinois State Bar Association.

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Location

The Law Offices of Hoy & Sahlas, LLC
1200 Harger Rd
Suite 602
Oak Brook, IL, 60523

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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Law Clerk
  • Franklin & Shipley, Ltd.
  • 1999 - 1999
  • 711 Intern
  • Cook County States Attorneys Offce
  • 1997 - 1999
  • social worker
  • Evangelical Child and Family Association
  • 1993 - 1997

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Bethel University (St. Paul, MN)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bethel University received $3 Million Gift
  • $3 Million inheritance gift to University

Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates
  • Secretary
  • 2022 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • DuPage County Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Council
  • Council Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association
  • 2002 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2000 - Present
  • Christian Legal Society
  • 2000 - Present
  • Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association
  • Legislative Committee Member for Amending 765 ILCS 77
  • 2021 - 2022
  • DuPage County Estate Planning Council
  • Former Board Member
  • 2020 - 2022
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates
  • Editor of the Newsletter
  • 2016 - 2022
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 5 Yr Service Award - Editor of ISBA Trusts & Estates Newsletter
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2022
  • Best of ISBA Newsletters
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Champion Poster Award
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2004

Publications

  • Illinois State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Newsletter
  • Case Management Lessons from "The Art of War," Parts 1, 2, and 3
  • 2020
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Oak Brook Probate Lawyer Colleen Lynette Sahlas
Colleen Lynette Sahlas
Probate Attorney
Oak Brook, IL
Licensed for 23 years