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Ms. Buck is a graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and the winner of the National Health Law moot court competition. Upon receiving her law degree, Ms. Buck clerked for the Honorable Lee Preston, and gained experience practicing in both the Law Division and Chancery Division of the Cook County Circuit Court.  Prior to joining the Hays Firm, Ms. Buck worked for a mid-sized insurance defense firm in Chicago

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Probate: 50%
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
  3. Business: 10%
  4. Litigation: 10%

Payment

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Antonia Runac Hays

    Sarah works with our firm's probate and Estate Planning clients, guiding them through the legal process. Her compassion for our clients and their families is something our clients highly value.

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    Antonia Hays Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.

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    Christian Lassen Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Hays Firm, LLC

55 W Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL, 60601-1609

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200905/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2016
Winner of Health Law Moot Court CompetitionSouthern Illinois University2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateHays Firm LLC2013 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorPrairie State College2012 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorChicago Kent College Of Law2013 - 2015
PrincipalLaw of Offices of Sarah Malone Buck, Ltd.2012 - 2013
AssociateCremer Spina, LLC2011 - 2012
Judicial Law ClerkCircuit Court Of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois2009 - 2011
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Women Everywhere: Partners in Service Project, Inc.President2016 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Moot Court Honor SocietyN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Family Gift DisputeArbitration Award in Client's favor
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Valparaiso University School of LawEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Estate Planning Seminar for VeteransEstate Planning2015
Senior Legal ToolkitEstate Planning2013
Foreclosure FundamentalsMortgage Foreclosure2013