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Kathryn Crow Casey

Guardianship Attorney at Chicago, IL

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  • Licensed for 22 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2001
    Status
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About Kathryn

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    25%
    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.

  2. Estate planning
    25%
    It is no longer enough to simply prepare for death through traditional estate planning. 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.

  3. Guardianship
    25%
    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.

  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.

I am a certified as an elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. I have practiced exclusively in elder law since 2004 when I began representing clients in adult guardianships and elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation litigation. Since then, my practice has expanded to include probate and trust administration, estate planning, retirement benefits, special needs planning, long term care planning, Medicaid applications, and nursing home issues. I devote a substantial portion of her time to helping families plan for the care of a loved one with a chronic care need. I represent my clients with a continuity of care that extends from the creation of a long term care plan to the execution, implementation, and administration of that plan.

 

 

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Location

Dutton Casey & Mesoloras, PC
65 East Wacker Place, Unit 1200
Chicago, IL, 60603-4929
Dutton Casey & Mesoloras, PC
1655 North Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL, 60004
Dutton Casey & Mesoloras PC
4711 Golf Road
Skokie, IL, 60076
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Posted by Roberta | April 5, 2023
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Kathryn Crow Casey
Kathryn Crow Casey is the attorney I recommend to my family, friends and associates. Kathryn demonstrated an extremely knowledgeable understanding of estate planning for Eldercare. We discussed a Will. powers of health and finance and several aspects related to long term care. My list of concerns and questions were quite extensive when we worked together, Kathryn patiently listened and thoroughly answered my questions. The way she explained everything was in ways that were very understandable. I feel confident that I understand the many aspects I need questioned with an additional understanding of several legal concerns.
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Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2013
Kathryn Casey - Helpful, Knowledgeable, and Professional
Hi Kathryn, now that this process seems to be about over, I just wanted to write you a quick note to thank you for your help, knowledge, and professionalism. I’ve been on a big learning curve throughout this process and you’ve done a great job explaining things and getting me up to speed. If I ever have a friend going through something like this, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you. I really appreciate that there was never a touch of arrogance on your part, and that you could explain things in a way that was simple to understand
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Dutton & Casey, PC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Cook County Office Of The Public Guardian
  • 2000 - 2005

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • DePaul University
  • MA - Master of Arts
  • 1998
  • Virginia Tech
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Associations

  • Academy of Special Needs Planners
  • Attorney Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Illinois
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Chicago Bar Association, Trust Law Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Chicago Bar Association, Elder Law Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Young/New Attorneys Section Steering Committee
  • Chair
  • 2011 - 2012
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Young/New Attorneys Section Steering Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - 2011
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer Network
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer Network
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer Network
  • 2021
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer Network
  • 2020
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer Network
  • 2019
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer Network
  • 2018
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer Network
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer Network
  • 2016
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Publications

  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Medicaid Planning for Spouses, Blended Families, and Life Partners
  • 2021
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • The SECURE Act and Planning with Retirement Benefits
  • 2020
  • IICLE Special Needs Trust Handbook
  • Chapter 4 - Drafting Self-Settled Special Needs OBRA Trusts
  • 2020
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Planning with Retirement Benefits
  • 2019
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Fixing Problem Trusts Through the Trust and Trustees Act
  • 2018
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • In Sickness and in Health: Estate Planning for Married Couples
  • 2017
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Retirement Benefits in Medicaid Planning
  • 2016
  • IICLE Elder Law Short Course
  • Advanced Issues in Tax and Medicaid Planning with Retirement Benefits
  • 2012
  • IICLE Advanced Issues in Long-Term Care
  • Life Care, Estate, and Retirement Planning: Beyond the Documents
  • 2012
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Life Care Planning Beyond Estate Management
  • 2011
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Contested Guardianships - Pre-Trial Prep: Discovery and Pre-Trial Discovery Motions
  • 2009
  • IICLE Starting Points: Basics of Elder Law
  • How to Combat the Financial Abuse of Elders
  • 2008
  • Lorman Education Services
  • Elder Financial Exploitation & Legal Interventions and Remedies
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Village Chicago
  • Annual Legal Checkup for Aging Well
  • 2023
  • Elderwerks
  • Working with Patients Across the Capacity Spectrum: Case Studies in Ethical Decision-Making
  • 2023
  • Council for Jewish Elderly
  • Guardianship - How Did We Get Here?
  • 2023
  • The Karen Conti Show on WGN Radio
  • Aging Better with the Help of an Elder Law Attorney
  • 2022
  • The ALS Association
  • Financial and Legal Planning for Living with ALS
  • 2022
  • Self-Help Home
  • Legal Planning for Living with a Chronic Medical Condition
  • 2022
  • Elderwerks Aging Better Expo
  • Asset Protection and Medicaid
  • 2022
  • Amita Health
  • Prepare to Care - A Legal Roadmap for Aging Well
  • 2022
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Chicago Guardianship Lawyer Kathryn Crow Casey
Kathryn Crow Casey
Guardianship Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 22 years