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About me

I opened my law firm at the beginning of 2009.  I focus my practice on elder law, specifically Life Care Planning, which is a more holistic approach to traditional elder law. I have an Elder Care Coordinator on staff who assists clients with care needs.  


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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 60%
    10 years
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    8 years
  3. Guardianship: 10%
    8 years
  4. Probate: 5%
  5. Real Estate: 5%
    8 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Christopher P Young

    Not only has Dawn formally assisted our firm with a probate matter that involved a very old Illinois will and no living witnesses, but she is also extremely generous with her advice to fellow attorneys regarding eligibility and the application process for the VA's Improved Pension program. I highly recommend her to any elder law client seeking a knowledgeable, dedicated attorney.


    Christopher Young Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Amy Jeanne Delaney

    I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgeable about VA Benefits. High moral character.


    Amy Delaney Elder law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Legacy Law Firm, LLC

11 E. Center Street
Sandwich, IL, 60548


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200408/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Marla Dickerson AwardN/A2004
Clover Family AwardN/A2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLegacy Law Firm, LLC2012 - Present
PresidentLaw Office of Dawn M. Weekly, PC2009 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
DeKalb County Bar AssociationN/A2014 - Present
Life Care Planning Law Firms AssociationN/A2010 - Present
ElderCounselN/A2010 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysN/A2009 - Present
LaSalle County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Kendall County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - 2010
Kane County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Nugent v. LipseyOrder of Replevin issued
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Illinois University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Columbia College (Columbia, SC)ArtBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Columbia College (Columbia, SC)Media ManagementN/AN/A
Columbia College (Columbia, SC)EntertainmentBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Planning for the GenerationsVA/Medicaid2012
NAELA Annual ConferenceVeterans Benefits2012
Flight School I 2012Veterans Benefits2012
WebinarVA Accreditation CLE2011
VA Flight SchoolVeterans Benefits2011
Planning for the GenerationsIllinois Medicaid Planning Basics2011
Elder Law Short CourseMarketing a New Practice2010
Elder Law Short CourseVeterans Benefits2009