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Helen Mesoloras

Probate Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   7 reviews

About Helen

Learn Helen’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    25%
    Elder law covers all aspects of planning, counseling, education, and advocating. We are a resource to our clients as we understand clients’ needs may extend beyond basic legal services. This area of law encompasses all aspects of planning for aging and requires a practitioner to be particularly sensitive to the legal issues impacting clients and their loved ones.

    9 years

  2. Estate planning
    25%
    It is no longer enough to simply prepare for death through traditional estate planning methods. Death and taxes are guaranteed and require you to at least have an estate plan. However, with increasing rates of dementia and other chronic illnesses, disability planning has become equally important. A good estate plan should consider both the inevitability of death, the possibility of disability, and should make the management of your financial and personal affairs easy for your loved ones.

    9 years

  3. Guardianship
    25%
    Guardianship is a legal process where a disabled person receives a court appointed guardian to manage her financial and legal affairs. It is often inevitable where a disabled person has lost the ability to manage their own affairs and does not have a power of attorney to manage their affairs for them. It is also an effective option for a disabled person who is being taken advantage of by an unscrupulous power of attorney, caregiver, or family member.

    9 years

  4. Probate
    25%
    We have the expertise to help you navigate all of the intricacies of probate, including: trust administration, will contests, statutory custodial claims, small estate affidavits, and the issues affecting disabled beneficiaries.

    9 years

I concentrate my practice in elder law, with a focus on long term care planning, guardianships, probate and trust administrations, and estate planning. I represent clients in routine guardianship and probate matters, as well as more complex Medicaid and special needs planning cases. I enjoy working with clients and their families to develop and implement plans to achieve their goals, and guides her clients in every step of the plan

Licensed for 18 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2004
Updated 10/11/2022

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

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Dutton Casey & Mesoloras P.C.
65 East Wacker Place, Unit 1200
Chicago, IL, 60601
Dutton Casey & Mesoloras
One Westbrook Corporate Center
Westchester, IL, 60154
Dutton Casey & Mesoloras
3333 Warrenville Road
Lisle, IL
Dutton Casey & Mesoloras, PC
4711 Golf Road
Skokie, IL, 60077
Dutton Casey & Mesoloras, PC
1655 North Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL, 60004
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Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Your support and knowledge helped me deal with a horrible situation
Thank you for everything You and your firm did to help me and straighten out the problems. I wish I would have known of your firm from the beginning. Using your help from the beginning would not change the problems I had but, I believe I would have been better informed from the start. Your support and knowledge helped me deal with a horrible situation. I will recommend you to anyone who needs an elder law attorney
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Informative and Understandale
I wanted to take this opportunity to once again say "Thank You" to Helen Mesoloras for meeting with us and presenting the process that will take place with my loved one going forward. It was very informative and understandable for each step in the process.
Posted by Kathleen | January 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
A Great Comfort
Thank you so much for all of your legal understandings and excellent advise. Your support was a great comfort to me.
Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2015
An Advocate for Our Aunt
My family & I wish to extend our gratitude to you & the firm for all your efforts on my Aunt’s behalf. It was a pleasure talking & emailing you & for the services rendered.
Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2014
Helen Mesoloras...a very helpful attorney
Helen, was excellent....very knowledgeable, answering all our questions efficiently as well as being easy to understand and approachable.
Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2014
An Appreciative Spouse
Not only am I thankful for what Helen did for me, but the process of how she did everything (explaining all of the steps and keeping me informed along the way) made all the difference. Not only is she a superb attorney, but she is a caring and respectful person.
Posted by michelle | March 29, 2013
Helen Mesoloras
An outstanding, professional, talented, brilliant elder care attorney. I recently referred a friend to Helen, and my friend told me Helen was magnificent and "saved" her.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Dutton Casey & Mesoloras
  • 2012 - Present

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • DePaul University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Illinois chapter)
  • President
  • 2017 - 2017
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Illinois chapter)
  • Vice President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Chicago Bar Association, Elder Law Committee
  • Chair
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Chicago Bar Association, Elder Law Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2005 - 2006
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Awards

  • Outstanding Chapter Member
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • 2018

Publications

  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Medicaid Chapter
  • 2016
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • "Illinois Medical Assistance for Long-Term Care: Nursing Homes, Supportive Living Facilities, and Community Care Program Services,” Advising Elderly Clients and Their Families – 2015 Update
  • 2015
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • “The Guardian’s Duty to Investigate and Pursue Eligibility for Government Benefits and Certain Trusts Available That Satisfy That Duty,” Guardianships for Disabled Adults, Advance Directives and Mental Health Law
  • 2014
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Medicaid Chapter
  • 2013
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • “The Guardian’s Duty to Investigate and Pursue Eligibility for Government Benefits and Certain Trusts Available That Satisfy That Duty,” Guardianships for Disabled Adults, Advance Directives and Mental Health Law
  • 2011
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Medicaid Chapter
  • 2008
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • “Advising Elderly Clients,” Estate Planning for Illinois Attorneys: The Basics and Beyond 2008 Edition
  • 2008
  • Illinois Jurisprudence
  • Medicaid Planning and Basic Estate Planning
  • N/A
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Elder law Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Helen as an outstanding Elder Law attorney. I have observed Helen during the past years in many capacities. Most recently as a presenter at several Elder Law conferences. Her knowledge is quite broad. I have also watched Helen advocate for her clients in the probate and guardianship courtrooms. She does an excellent job and the judges respect her competence."
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Chicago Probate Lawyer Helen Mesoloras
Helen Mesoloras
Probate Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 18 years