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Leon Joel Teichner

Probate Attorney at Chicago, IL

4.3   12 reviews

Licensed for 48 years

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LET MY EXPERIENCE WORK FOR YOU! WITH OVER 40 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE I CAN ASSIST YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
2014

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Licensed for 48 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1974
Updated 01/06/2023

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

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Leon J Teichner
161 North Clark Street
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL, 60601

Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
Leon received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2014
Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2014
Real Estate commercial and residential
I have worked with Leon on many real estate transactions over the past 25 years. He has helped us with residential and commercial transactions and some other non real estate legal issues. He is an excellent negotiator who keeps his eye on the ball and doesn't get emotional. His rates are fair and I recommend him highly
Posted by carolyn | August 8, 2014
knowledgeable and responsive
I found Mr. Teichner to be very help with my probate case. It was a very difficult time for me and he made the process very painless. He handled all the details and I only had to sign the paperwork. Very professional.
Posted by Joe | July 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Probate and Estate Guidance
Excellent guidance and knowledgeable handling of our brother's estate. No will was left and I had never even spoken to a lawyer prior to this. Leon did all filing and most appearances in court without my having to appear. COVID-19 slowed the process but we got through. I know we were in good hands although I thought he could have been more communicative, but that could have been because he didn't waste a lot of time or money on talking. I would highly recommend his services to anyone.
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Posted by abner | June 29, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Attorney Leon Teichner
Attorney Leon Teichner is an extraordinary attorney. I gave him a call just for information, he gave me a solution to my problem over the phone. He wasn't like most attorneys just looking for a quick buck. My hat is off to attorney Teichner. We need more attorneys like him ,honest and helpful
Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Attorney
We’ve had a wonderful experience working with Leon!! He is very committed to making sure his clients are taken care of and works very fairly and honestly. He has a sharp mind and is very knowledgeable about the field he is in, which is super important for an attorney to have. Leon will go above and beyond to make sure to get the job done!
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2014
First time home buyer
My wife and I recently worked with Mr. Teichner when we bought our first house. From the attorney review stage, all the way through closing, Leon was generous with his time and provided great service and counsel to us. He helped us understand the process and walked us through each phase. His rates were fair, and a great value for the quality work and support he provided. He's been in business for decades and is an expert in not only real estate issues, but also probate and family estate planning. Leon Teichner is highly recommended.
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Posted by JOHN | July 28, 2014
HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
JUST WANTED TO SAY THANKS ON BEHALF OF MY FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND CLIENTS WHO YOU HAVE REPRESENTED OVER THE LAST 38 YEARS ON A MYRIAD OF LEGAL ISSUES. YOU HAVE BECOME FAMILY TO ALL OF US AND WE HOPE YOU'LL NEVER RETIRE! STATE FARM AGENT JOHN JAMES, PALATINE,IL 60074
Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2014
Knows How to Resolve Problems
Mr. Teichner's experience proved of great value in a recent real estate transaction. He was able to work through the complexity, and provided a solution that worked for all involved.
Posted by Jeanette Harris | July 26, 2014
Excellent communicator and trusted advisor
Mr. Teichner is my family's attorney who is handling a case involving my mother's estate. He is so reliable at filing motions on time and making court appearances. He provides detailed status updates. He has become a trusted advisor to me and my family not only for probate issues but also for real estate transactions. I highly recommend him because he is ethical and a very caring individual.
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Posted by Dr. Sue | July 21, 2014
Corporate attorney
I have given Attorney Teichner and his administrative assistant Jennie high marks for their responsiveness, trustworthiness, and his 40 year knowledge base. I am very satisfied with how my case was resolved and I recommend him highly!
Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2014
Do Not Recommend
In my opinion, Mr Teichner completely disregarded mine and my brother's request. He was asked to transfer the deed from our parent's house, before our mother's passing. We got the requested documents to Mr. Teichner. Additionally, I called and e-mailed asking what else was needed, as I assumed my mother was going to need to sign paperwork. Mr Teichner told me nothing else was needed. He then went on vacation and but the time he came back, our mother passed. Therefore, we were forced into probate. This error cost us time and a lot of money. We have since hired a new attorney who has been responsive, helpful, and professional. I do not recommend Mr Teichner for your probate and estate issues.
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2014
Bad Experience
In my opinion, my dealings with him were beyond horrible. From the first phone call, it is evident that that he didn't listen to what I was asking for. He never prepared what I asked for, even though he requested and received the documents from me. By the time my mom passed, it was too late. I felt we always received terse, "brush off" answers and I believe he cost us thousands of dollars. I had to hire another attorney who is much more responsive and took the time to be sure we were on the same page. I would look to someone else If I was in need of an attorney. I wish I could leave zero stars.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Leon J. Teichner & Associates, P.C.
  • 2001 - Present

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1971

Legal Cases

  • Contested Probate Estate
  • I was able to obtain a significant settlement for my clients from those funds.

Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers
  • The American Registry
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018

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Chicago Probate Lawyer Leon Joel Teichner
Leon Joel Teichner
Probate Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 48 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available