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Shekar Jayaraman

Probate Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2017
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Shekar

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Attorney Shekar Jayaraman, Esq., LL.M has a multi-faceted background of both public and private sector experience. He is passionate, zealous, and detail oriented.

Notably, Attorney Jayaraman was a Judicial Clerk for a United States Magistrate, with a heavy focus on violent crimes. He earned an LL.M. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in Business and Corporate Governance, and has served under the Ohio Secretary of State as a Regional Liaison, handling Business Services and Elections.

While in law school, Attorney Jayaraman was selected as an Extern for a United States Magistrate for the summer after his first year, and was selected as a Fellow for the prestigious Janet D. Steiger Fellowship for the summer after his second year, concentrating primarily on Consumer Protection issues. He served as his law school’s Student Bar Association President, and placed first in his law school’s annual Alternative Dispute Resolution competition while in his first year.

Attorney Jayaraman is licensed to practice in Illinois and is confident that his educational background, federal clerkship experience, and overall life experiences will make him an excellent advocate for your legal needs.

Jayaraman Law focuses on Estate Planning, Business Planning and Criminal defense, exhibiting a passion for advocacy and serving clients. Attorney Jayaraman’s strong research and writing skills, honed during his federal clerkship, will allow him to hit the ground running on any case.

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Posted by Nick | April 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, trustworthy and thorough!
My wife and I had a great experience with Jayaraman Law. We are 1st time home buyers and Shekar did an extremely thorough job to make sure we understood the fine details behind every contract and document that we needed to review. His tenacity and drive to make sure nothing falls through the cracks is exactly what you need in an attorney during this process. He was very professional and made sure we understood all the cryptic legalize that can be confusing for those of us that are new to real estate. I was particularly impressed with the time he spent with us to make sure we fully understood everything (both the pros and cons of a property without any bias) – this level of integrity and representation is hard to find. Throughout the process I felt like we were represented 100% without any ulterior motives. If I needed additional clarity on something, he made himself available to answer even during late hours. Shekar is definitely the lawyer you want in your corner through your house hunting journey. Great job all around!
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Response from Shekar Jayaraman April 27, 2020
Thank you for your review. We understand how important it is to hire a lawyer you can trust, and we are glad to hear that was the case working with us. Congrats on your new home and we hope to work with you again in the future.
Posted by Amber | September 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Go-To Attorney for Now and in the Future
My husband and I hired Shekar to review various drafts of legal documents for a business venture that two other attorneys had previously looked at. After speaking with him and taking his suggestions we were 100% confident in moving forward with our deal and felt that his feedback was valuable and necessary for us to move forward making sure that our best interest was taken care of in all the transactions we were having with the other party. We will continue to use Shekar as our attorney and/or as a resource to seek other legal advice if it is not his specialty. We trust him with all of our personal and professional endeavors.
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Response from Shekar Jayaraman September 26, 2019
Thank you Amber for the review and for entrusting in us your legal business matters. We take pride in ensuring your best interest is always a priority and look forward to continuing working with you and your husband.
Posted by Henry | August 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney you can trust
I was struggling in an real estate deal and things were out of my expectation. Shekar stepped in and used his knowledge and superpower to turn things around. We were impressed by his concentration and efficiency. He's also friendly and patient to work with. Would strongly recommend the law firm to people who needs help.
Posted by Dawn | June 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Shekar takes client/attorney relationships to a whole new level!
We hired Shekar as our Trust Attorney and the process was great. He's a compassionate, kind and just an all around nice guy! He made the process painless and fun. He was thorough, professional and very efficient. We learned a lot and feel so confident that we put the right guy in place for our estate. We highly recommend his services.
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Response from Shekar Jayaraman June 18, 2019
Thank You, Dawn. We enjoyed working with you and your family.
Posted by Barbara | April 9, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
An Attorney with a Heart
Shekar is one of the most heartfelt, compassionate and kind attorneys I know and I know many! He cares about his clients, advises them wisely, without ulterior motives and pays great detail to the case or draft at hand. I highly recommend Shekar for Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning or simply even contract drafting legal counsel. Thank you Shekar!
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Response from Shekar Jayaraman May 21, 2019
Thank You Barbara


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


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Clerkship
  • Hon. Daneta Wollmann, United States Magistrate Judge - U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota 2016 - 2017
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Externship
  • Hon. Susan K. Lee, United States Magistrate Judge – U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • 2012 - 2012


  • Loyola University
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2015
  • University of South Dakota School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Ohio State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Legal Cases

  • ABS Air Systems, Inc vs. Terry Klingensmith
  • Successfully represented Defendant


  • South Asian Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2019 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tamil

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star 2021
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Lawyer Spotlight - Council on Professionalism
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • 2020
  • Section Chair's Certificate of Appreciation
  • ABA Law Journal
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • South Asian Attorney Panel
  • South Asian Bar Association of Florida
  • 2020
  • South Asian Affinity Group Discussion
  • Gordon and Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • 2020
  • Guest Speaker
  • UIC Law School
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse Shekar
Estate planning Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Jayaraman is an excellent attorney- ethical, meticulous, and hard-working. I highly recommend him!"
Real estate Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very sharp and lots of follow through"
Business Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Shekar and I worked together to do some business structuring and planning for a couple of clients. His attention to detail and creative strategies greatly assisted the clients with their organization and operations. Shekar was always enthusiastic in all our discussions. I would enjoy working with Shekar again, or even being on opposite sides of a matter. Choosing Shekar as your attorney would be an excellent choice for your business."
Business Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Shekar on several matters. I found him to be thorough and prompt. I would endorse him for Business Law, Estate Planning, and Prenuptial Agreements."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Shekar is an excellent attorney. He is hardworking and diligent with his work. He takes time to thoroughly explain things to his clients. I have referred family and friends to Shekar and will continue to do so."
Estate planning
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Chicago Probate Lawyer Shekar Jayaraman
Shekar Jayaraman
Probate Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 6 years
Free Consultation