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Dawn Weekly

Elder law Attorney at Sandwich, IL

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 2 years
    Illinois - IL 19 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2021
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Dawn

Learn Dawn’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    50%
    Life Care Planning - a holistic approach that includes a care component to traditional elder law planning.

    18 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Estate planning
    29%
    Will, trusts, powers of attorney

    16 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Guardianship
    10%
    Guardianship of Disabled Adults

    16 years, 200 cases

  4. Probate
    10%
    Estate Administration

    16 years, 200 cases

  5. Administrative law
    1%
    See Medicaid & Medicare

    18 years, 500 cases

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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Location

Legacy Law Firm, LLC
11 E. Center Street
Sandwich, IL, 60548

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Reviews

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Posted by Kathy | February 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family use of Dawn Weekly
We hired Dawn's services when my mother's health declined and my Father could not longer take care of her. Dawn's office helped us negotiate all the landmines of filing for medicaid and offered needed advice during Mom's stay in a nursing home. She also has been very helpful in getting Dad his VA benefits. Now that Mom is gone we refer to her for help with Dad's needs. Her office has always been responsive an helpful. I would certainly recommend her and her staff for the variety of services she offers. Her fees are also very reasonable and more affordable than other firms in our area.
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Posted by Debbie | February 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dawn Weekly of LegacyLaw Firm
After searching for an attorney with Veteran's benefit experience that would assist me in caring for my parent's financial, health and well being, I was lead by high recommendation to Dawn Weekly. I understand why she was recommended so highly. Dawn sat with me in a first time counsel session and gave me immediate direction and an affordable fee. I had met with other attorneys that had neither the skill set, yet their fee's were unattainable for my parent's situation. She is always patient with me explaining how the VA process and and her staff helped me out with other health and wellbeing resources for my parents as I transitioned them from independent living to assisted living. She also provides training for those of us who are VA trustees. Please note she and her staff deserve all 5 stars of excellence.
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Creating a Plan
I live in CA and my mother lived in IL. As Mom aged and needed more medical and financial assistance, Dawn helped create a simple yet effective life plan that included helping my sister and me find and hire a legal guardian to oversee Mom's nursing home and financial needs, visit her regularly, and report to us weekly. it would have taken a long time for us to figure out how to take the best care of Mom if Dawn had not created a plan that worked for us all and provided oversight to protect Mom's rights. All of this was done with great ease and at a most reasonable cost. I could not have been more satisfied.
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Posted by Steve | June 17, 2014
Excellent Attorney!
Dawn is an excellent attorney. She was very responsive to my needs, and fought hard for me in the court room. She had a very good plan of attack and followed threw to the end!
Posted by Nancy Summers | January 28, 2012
Dependable and incredibly knowledgable
Dawn is like a walking VA/Medicaid Manual. The area of VA and Medicaid benefits is a confusing maze at times yet Dawn provides a road map and easy to use "instructions"/guidance for me anytime I call upon her (which lately, is often!) Many thanks from this attorney to her for her patience and ability to make time for me!

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Legacy Law Firm, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • President
  • Law Office of Dawn M. Weekly, PC
  • 2009 - 2012

Education

  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Columbia College (Chicago, IL)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • AMERICAN EXPRESS BANK vs. GRIMM BETTY K
  • Case Dismissed
  • Nugent v. Lipsey
  • Order of Replevin issued

Associations

  • DeKalb County Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Life Care Planning Law Firms Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • ElderCounsel
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Secretary of IL Chapter (2018)
  • 2009 - Present
  • LaSalle County Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Kendall County Bar Association
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • 2009 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Marla Dickerson Award
  • NIU School of Law
  • 2004
  • Clover Family Award
  • NIU School of Law
  • 2004

Publications

  • NAELA News
  • Possible Changes in VA Benefits
  • 2013
  • Bar Briefs (Kane County)
  • Non-Service Connected Disability Pension: A Veteran’s Benefit Every Elder Law Attorney Should Know About Non-Service-Connected Disability: A Non-Service Connected Disability Pension: A Veteran’s Benefit Every Elder Law Attorney Should Know About
  • 2008
  • Bar Briefs (Kane County)
  • People v Lidster Challenges Informational Roadblocks by Police
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Elder Law Short Course
  • Marketing a New Practice
  • 2010
  • Elder Law Short Course
  • Veterans Benefits
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
Endorse Dawn
Elder law Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I met Dawn Weekly at an attorney seminar in 2010. She is well versed in Veteran's Planning and Medicaid Planning. She is my go to attorney for questions for elder law. Her staff is well qualified to assist as well. I highly recommend Dawn for your elder law needs."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dawn is a well known, highly qualified attorney who I would highly recommend. She works well with all of her clients, providing them with superb service. She is also always willing to assist others in the field such as myself. I highly recommend!"
Elder law Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse attorney Dawn Weekly. She is an expert in her field and is asked regularly to speak at national law conferences. Not only is she smart and experienced but she is also friendly and responsive. I would absolutely trust and recommend her for any elder law matter."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Elder law Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgeable about VA Benefits. High moral character."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Dawn. I was looking for an update on a complicated VA matter, and Dawn had the latest info on the status of federal law."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Dawn as a fellow Elder Law Attorney whose opinion and expertise I greatly admire. In this time of radical changes to the various programs upon which seniors rely, Dawn can be counted on for a thorough and insightful analysis of the law and how it applies to a given situation. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of an Elder Law Attorney with a great deal of expertise as well as a great deal of compassion for her Clients."
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