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Anthony M. Abou Ezzi

Estate planning Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   13 reviews
  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 2 years
    Illinois - IL 10 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2021
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Anthony

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Anthony (“Tony”) M. Abou Ezzi graduated Magna Cum Laude from North Central College with a degree in Entrepreneurship and Small-Business Management, and a minor in Professional Conflict Resolution. He received his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School in 2013 where he served as a Staff Editor on the Journal for Computer and Internet Law (J.C.I.L.) and Chairman Special Events Coordinator for the Corporate Law Association. Tony is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois.    Prior to and during law school, Tony interned at Equip for Equality, an organization in Chicago that offers legal assistance to individuals with a disability. Tony served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Judge William J. Haddad in the Circuit Court of Cook County during 2011 and 2012. In 2013, Tony was awarded the AT&T Excellence in Pro Bono Legal Services Award, which sponsored him to work with the Center for Disability and Elder Law, an organization that provides legal services to the elderly and individuals with a disability. After law school, Tony accepted a position with a Naperville law firm where he focused on Estate Planning, Probate, Contracts and Business/Corporate Formation.   Tony enjoys serving as a speaker and panelist for Hands and Voices, an organization that provides support for parents of deaf or hard-of-hearing children, the Illinois Court Reporter’s Association, to discuss best-practices for providing services to deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals and Attorneys, and several high schools to discuss the importance of self-advocacy. Tony is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, and the Midwest Center on Law and the Deaf (M.C.L.D.). When he is not working, Tony enjoys playing tennis and ping pong, biking, traveling, and most of all spending time with family.

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Location

Ezzi Law
33 North Dearborn
Suite 400
Chicago, IL, 60602
Ezzi Law
50 South Main Street
Suite 200
Naperville, IL, 60540
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Reviews

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Posted by Michael | January 20, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Tony did our Estate plan. He was very knowledgeable, professional and easy to work with. He answered all of our questions and helped up complete our will and trust. Highly recommend him.
Posted by Joseph | November 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic and transparent
We initially hired Mr. Ezzi for estate planning services, where he executed above and beyond. He was professional, patient, and entertained all my questions (of which there were many). He will retain my services as my planning needs to be changed. Subsequently, I have had a non-Estate Planning issue with other, more complex estate issues and procured Tony's services again. His assistance was, once again, professional, transparent and delivered in terms that were easy to digest. I highly recommend consulting with Tony Ezzi.
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Posted by Brandy | February 14, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Best attorney I ever spoke to
I have spoken to a lot of attorneys in my lifetime. Mr Ezzi is one of my favorites. He is a good person and he is very professional. I finally can say I met an attorney that I actually trust. He went above and beyond for me and my daughter. I am impressed hire him he is one of the best!
Posted by Darren | April 27, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Skilled, helpful and knowledgeable
I had questions about legal issues having to do with an elderly parent. Tony answered all my questions and put me at ease in terms of what needed to be taken care of going forward. I felt like he gave me plenty of time. He was very thorough and helpful, with a great, positive energy.
Posted by Laura | March 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation regarding Disability Discrimination and Access to Assistive Technology
I contacted Tony Abou Ezzi for advice about an accessibility matter regarding my daughter. The first thing he did was to ask me a lot of questions so that he was sure he was the right attorney for our case. He offered lots of practical advice throughout the process and he reached out to his many mentors and contacts who had additional resources in this type of situation. His communication was excellent. He answered my questions and calls quickly. He was patient and understanding with me (since we have never been involved with a lawsuit prior to this one), but very aggressive in pursuing our claims against the organization that did not accommodate our daughter. He was able to satisfactorily reach an agreement to fulfill our daughter's immediate accessibility needs. We appreciated his consideration regarding our charges for his service and felt that his representation was well worth the cost. I highly recommend Tony Abou Ezzi!
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Posted by Raja | March 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Top notch!
It was a real pleasure to work with Tony and I highly recommend him. He is extremely knowledgeable and thorough yet quick to respond. His patience in explaining complex legal issues in plain language is exemplary and he is just a v down to earth, friendly and genuine person.
Posted by Carmen | January 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Anthony M. Abou Ezzi
Estate Planning. Revocable Living Trust, Living Will. He is very courteous, detailed and made sure I understood what he was doing and what I wanted. I will recommend him to my family and friends. I do keep in touch with him always ready to help me with any concerns.
Response from Anthony Ezzi January 12, 2017
Thank you so much Carmen! It was my absolute pleasure to assist you and I look forward to continuing to work with you and your family in the future. Attorney Tony Ezzi.
Posted by KIM | January 9, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I Really like him
He's informative. Very down to earth. Very professional and he is my first and only choice. He treated me very respectful
Response from Anthony Ezzi January 12, 2017
Thank you for your kind words Kim. I believe everyone deserves respect and attention to their legal issue. I strive to help in any way I can, even if that means referring the case to another Attorney I feel is more qualified to assist. Attorney Tony Ezzi
Posted by Suzanne | October 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Positive Estate Planning Experience
My husband and I worked with Anthony to develop our estate plan including powers of attorney. He was very patient in walking us through the process and explaining each step in detail. He listened to our needs and drafted an estate plan that met our needs and made us feel secure and prepared. We feel confident in recommending Ezzi Law for developing your estate plan and ensuring you are prepared for the future.
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Response from Anthony Ezzi January 12, 2017
Thank you Suzanne and your husband, it was my pleasure to assist you both with your unique Estate Plan and helping you consider preparing for the future in a way that takes into account your situation. I try my absolute best to listen to each item you tell me because at the end of the day what you share with me is your life's story. That story is what I want to honor whenever I am entrusted with preparing a future plan for my clients. Attorney Tony Ezzi
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Posted by Richard | October 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dog Bite Case
Mr. Abou Ezzi effectively and successfully handled my case, one which other attorneys would not touch, in a highly professional, effectual, ethical and cordial manner. He demonstrated a great deal of concern for my case, and the assistance he provided required minimal effort on my part. Thank you, Anthony, for bringing this case to a satisfactory resolution. I will highly recommend you to anybody in need of the services of an attorney.
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Response from Anthony Ezzi January 12, 2017
Thank you Richard, I truly appreciate your kind words and I am so glad that I was able to help when other attorneys were not. Attorney Tony Ezzi
Posted by Marie | October 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer I have ever worked with
I needed to make some trusts for various family members. I had no idea where to start. Tony took the burden off of my back, handled everything in a timely manner, informed me every step of the way, and all for a very reasonable fee. I have worked with attorneys in the past on other matters, and none of them had the customer-centric approach that Tony did. He's a gem in a sea of coal.
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Response from Anthony Ezzi January 12, 2017
Thank you Marie, I cannot tell you how many clients come to me with a burden on their back. My goal will always be to try and lift at least some of that burden so that my clients can enjoy life. Attorney Tony Ezzi
Posted by Marie | October 18, 2014
Will preparation
Tony recently finished my Will. I was very apprehensive at first and Tony was quick to explain the steps of gathering all of the information needed to complete my Will and made the process very systemic. His communication was so compassionate and straightforward that it put my mind at ease. I'm so pleased with my Will and would highly recommend Tony.
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Response from Anthony Ezzi January 12, 2017
Thank you Marie. None of us want to think about what could go wrong and have to plan for it, but as I tell all my clients...better to prepare now when you are not under the stress of a possible future burden. I aim to make the process of drafting my clients' estate plans as simple and straightforwad as possible, because at the end of the day your peace of mind is the most rewarding part of my job. Attorney Tony Ezzi
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Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2014
Estate Plan
Tony Abou Ezzi just completed our Trust. He was extremely familiar with the intricacies of setting up a Trust and saved us a lot of future issues. He demonstrated tremendous technical knowledge and applied his expertise to our matters. I would highly recommend Tony and look forward to working with him in the future!
Response from Anthony Ezzi January 12, 2017
Thank you whoever wrote this review, I am glad you found me to be helpful in preparing your Trust. I too look forward to working with you in the future. Attorney Tony Ezzi
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Ezzi Law
  • 2014 - Present
  • Judicial Extern
  • Cook County Circuit Court
  • 2011 - 2012

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • North Central College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Guardianship of a Disabled Adult
  • Wil
  • Probate of Decedent's Estate
  • Win

Associations

  • Arab-American Bar Association of Illinois
  • Chairman
  • 2015 - Present
  • Equip for Equality
  • Young Professional Board Chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Midwest Center on Law and the Deaf
  • Chairman
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best of 2015
  • Deaf Friendly
  • 2015
  • Elder Law Attorney Award
  • A Place for Mom
  • 2015
  • The AT&T Excellence in Pro Bono Legal Services Award
  • AT&T
  • 2013
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • ENABLE Group
  • The Legal Steps to be an Effective Caregiver: Estate Planning
  • 2016
  • Estate Planning, What is it?
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • Estate Planning Talk
  • The Importance of a Will and Power of Attorney
  • 2015
  • The Illinois Court Reporting Organization Annual Meeting
  • CART, Court Reporting, and Stenographs
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (7)
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Estate planning Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony is very knowledgable about wills, estate planning, probate, guardianship, etc. He is my source for these areas. I strongly recommend Tony as he is smart, effective, and easy to talk to."
Guardianship Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Tony for a while now. He's my go-to guy when it comes to referral for estates, guardianship, etc. His professionalism speaks volumes of his character."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"My wife and I had put off having our wills done for years. We both thought it would be a lot of time that neither of us had. When we finally had our son we realized we need to get it done. Tony guided us through the process every step of the way. He explained everything in detail and answered all our questions. Tony seemed to go an extra step for every part of the process. For example, when I would have been content reviewing documents myself, Tony reviewed them with me and made sure I understood everything. Tony's easygoing personality made it enjoyable to work with him and he truly takes pride in his work and cares about his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony is the first person I think of when clients ask for a referral for the drafting of their wills or any estate planning needs. He is patient and knowledgeable, and I can count on him to answer any of my questions as it pertains to my area of law."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anthony is a true professional in every sense of the word. I have witnessed his commitment to and active participation within various bar associations to help make a difference. I am proud to call him a fellow counselor."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony is an incredibly competent attorney focused on providing quality, affordable legal services in estate planning and guardianship. He provides excellent guidance to his clients and makes sure they understand how to best protect their assets through estate planning. He has been a tremendous resource for me when my clients ask me estate planning questions. I highly recommend Tony as an estate planning attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. Very intelligent and a great work ethic."
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