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Eric J. Parker

Elder law Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   15 reviews
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  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 31 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 30 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Administratively Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues No misconduct found

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

About Eric

Learn Eric’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    25%
    Probate Administration, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Guardianship, Nursing Home Neglect, Trusts, Special Needs Trusts,

    25 years

  2. Probate
    20%

    25 years

  3. Car accident
    10%

  4. Guardianship
    10%

  5. Personal injury
    10%
    Personal Injury - All Types: Auto Collision, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Etc.

    32 years

  6. Trusts
    10%

  7. Wills and living wills
    10%

  8. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    5%

    32 years

EXPERIENCED, HONEST AND EFFECTIVE LAWYER WITH A HISTORY OF GREAT RESULTS.

My goal as a lawyer is to provide the best possible representation to inviduals.  I do not employ any single approach to accomplish this.  Instead, I hope to use a creative approach unique to each case. 

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2015,2012
Client's Choice
2015 2012
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

Location

Stotis & Baird Chartered
200 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 1050
Chicago, IL, 60606-6976
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Gilbert | November 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highest Recommendation
My brother in Chicago passed away unexpectedly in November 2018 without a will. We currently reside in Washington state and had no local legal resources. My wife contacted Eric and he clearly outlined the probate process in Illinois. He mapped the steps, expectations, and potential problems. In addition, he provided recommendations for resources to help us deal with real estate, personal belongings, estate assets, and taxes. He then supported us through the legal steps with frequent status updates. His legal support team was extremely professional and responsive. We highly recommend Eric as a professional, honest, caring attorney.
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Posted by Patricia | August 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent/Superb
My husband and I are from California. His father passed away in 2010 in Chicago and we thought that a family member had taken care of getting the house in their name. That didn't happen and some city violations have occurred so we reached out to Mr. Parker a few weeks ago for some help and so far he has been very compassionate and caring in regards to this matter. He returns phone calls when he says he will and we have very high hopes that he will be able to help us get this resolved soon. Being so far away is very frustrating but he has put us at ease so far with this issue. He is everything all the other reviews have said he is.
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Posted by Ellen | September 7, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommended - knowledgeable, kind, and responsive
I am forever grateful to Eric for helping me with a time-sensitive and complicated eldercare situation regarding my aunt (for whom I am Power of Attorney) and a conflict with her assisted living facility. He listened to my concerns and was able to quickly assist with correspondence to the assisted living facility, and eased my mind regarding the next steps in this entire situation. He also assured me that I could reach out to him in the future for any legal help related to my aunt or otherwise. Highly recommend him and he will always have my business!
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Posted by Ilene | January 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful attorney and staff
Eric represented me as the executor of a very complicated estate. He was able to refer me to other professionals, such as realtors, auto broker for a classic car collection, and accountants. There was always total communication as to what the office was doing so I was never left in the dark on any issue. The beneficiaries posed some challenging personalities and Eric was always willing to meet with them and me to work things out. I would recommend him without hesitation.
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Posted by Andrea | May 26, 2015
Excellent at handling sensitive issues
I hired Eric to handle some very complex legal issues for one of my relatives who had serious issues with Alzheimer's disease. He listened to our concerns with compassion. He explained everything to us in laymen's terms. The plans were executed in a timely, professional manner. i would hire Eric again.
Posted by Fran | April 9, 2015
Excellent Senior Community Representative
I have worked with Mr. Parker in my business assisting his clients with the dispersing of items in their estates. Eric is one of the most ethical, caring, patient, and hands on attorneys I have had the privilege to work with. He genuinely is concerned about his clients and their well being and is a true representative on their behalf. I have referred clients to him in the past and will continue to do so with great confidence.
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Posted by Nan | March 24, 2015
Care and eldercare
Eric is not only competent but a vital resource for older adults and people with disabilities. Does an excellent job of presenting sessions on various issues
Posted by Kelly | March 24, 2015
Smart, Strategic, Thoughtful, and Kind
Eric Parker handled a tough elder care situation for me with skill, sharpness, and genuine compassion. Based on this experience, I consider Eric to be the gold standard. He is trustworthy, effective, and highly professional. Eric is easy to get a hold of and is responsive to all questions and concerns. He also has a great deal of patience with the elderly, and he anticipates problems well in advance so as to prevent negative repercussions. He is friendly, approachable, and a pleasure to work with. As I have often commented to friends and neighbors, Eric Parker gives lawyers a good name.
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Posted by Roseli | February 25, 2015
Great fantastic and Humble human!!!!
Mr. Parker gave me hope in humanity, like really, especially in lawyers. When you think of lawyers you immediately think someone who's reallg just looking out for themselves as in money wise. But not Mr. Park! I had the blessing to come across him and he's remarkable great work had me completely surprised! I loved how he mad me feel like i was he's number one priority case! Very fast as well! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND MR. PARK! God bless this good man.
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Posted by Lindsay | November 27, 2012
Amazing Attorney
I had the privilege of working with Eric Parker for over a year. In that time, he taught me that to be a great attorney, you have to treat every client like they are your most important client. Eric always kepts the client's best interest in mind and strives to find creative solutions to their legal problems. He has an impressive understanding of personal injury, business, and elder law, but is always looking to learn more. He does all of this while remaining personable and kind.
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2011
I WAS TREATED LIKE A V.I.P. EVEN THOUGH IM A REAGULAR JOE
I was first introduced to eric at networking meeting and he's a down to earth, caring individual who really listens and goes the distance to solve your problem. It's amazing how sometimes when dealing with a lawyer, you know all the details of your personal case and when conveyed to a lawyer they only get small pieces of the emotion and don't remember half of what was said because their always multitasking so many cases and never follow up. Then, finally when you converse you feel that rushed Im not important feeling on the phone and then forget most of what you were going to ask. I am truly impressed with Eric. I own a small ma and pa business and Eric has pulled me through many times with small not big money cases and always has exercised the care, patience and respectfull fine tuned listening I had not experianced with other lawyers. Great thanks to Eric and the Stotis and Baird crew you guys truly are in a field of your own.
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Posted by Berry | October 29, 2010
A dependable partner for his clients
Eric helped us with a will for my wife and I after we adopted two children. He charged us nothing, and yet still treated us like a first class client. He aswered all the questions we had, and worked quickly to deliver just what we needed. Because of his work, we feel more secure for our family's future.
Posted by Linette | September 7, 2010
Smart and honest--an unbeatable combination!
In the 10 years that I have worked with Eric I am always impressed by his unswerving commitment and dedication to his clients. Eric carefully listens to his clients and offers unique solutions while supporting his clients best course of action. We have worked together on many challenging estate sales and he always goes above and beyond what is required. His impeccable integrity is sure to give all clients peace of mind!
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2009
Eric Parker
He did a great job. He provided me with a lot of helpful information when I needed it.
Posted by Elizabeth | August 26, 2009
Highest Recommendation
I have known Eric Parker for 15 years. He has helped me and my husband a dozen times with business transactions and employment matters. I can't say enough about him. He's responsive, smart, competent, and kind. He listens without judgment and gives us the best advice even if it doesn't give him any business. He has given me free consultation a handful of times and helped me find the professionals I needed for real estate transactions and other business matters. Eric Parker is our go-to-guy for any legal matter.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Stotis & Baird
  • 2000 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Ridge, Ridge & Lindsay
  • 1994 - 2000

Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Iowa
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 1.4 Million Dollar Settlement in Car Accident Case
  • Settlement outside court
  • Thounsavath v. State Farm
  • Won on Appeal
  • $2.9 Million Verdict Against Cab Company and Driver
  • Verdict for Plaintiff
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Associations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • 2012 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2000 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 1992 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Publication - Chapter on Advance Directives
  • IICLE - IL Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Publication - Long Term Care 2011 Supplement
  • IICLE
  • 2010
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Authoring Book Chapter
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Chapter on Medical Records for Volume on Long Term Care Litigation
  • 2016
  • Guardianship for Disabled Adults, Advance Directives and Mental Health Law - IICLE
  • Co-Authored Chapter on Advance Directives
  • 2014
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education - Long Term Care Litigation
  • Medical Records Evidence
  • 2013
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education - Guardianship for Disabled Adults
  • Co-Author on Chapter on Living Wills and Powers of Attorney
  • 2011
  • IICLE - Long Term Care Litigation - 2011 Supplement
  • Chapter on Records in Long Term Care Litigation
  • 2011
  • IICLE Handbook
  • 2010 Supplement to Chapter on Injury Settlements and Special Needs Trusts
  • 2010
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Chapter on Long Term Care Records
  • 2008
  • Keenager News
  • How You Can Stop Nursing Home Neglect
  • 2008
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Chapter on Structured Settlements and Special Needs Trusts in Personal Injury Cases
  • 2008
  • ISBA Elder Law Newsletter
  • Use caution when filing death case following nursing home neglect.
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Training Seminar
  • Advance Directives and Dementia Care Options
  • 2022
  • Student Presentation
  • Medical Aid In Dying
  • 2022
  • Monthly Meeting
  • Estate Planning Basics - Wills and Trusts
  • 2022
  • Guardianship Basics
  • Guardianship Basics
  • 2022
  • Elder Law Short Course
  • Advising the Guardian
  • 2022
  • Awareness of Elder Law Issues in Probate Practice
  • End of Life Legal Advocacy
  • 2022
  • Training Seminar
  • Powers of Attorney for Health Care, Living Wills and POLSTs
  • 2021
  • Issues in Long Term Care Litigation
  • Medical and Other Records in Nursing Home Lawsuits
  • 2020
  • IICLE Elder Law Short Course
  • Medical Aid in Dying - New Legal, Ethical and Advisory Perspectives
  • 2020
  • De Paul Elder and Family Law Symposium
  • Medical Aid in Dying and New Perspectives on End of Life Advocacy
  • 2020
  • Compassion and Choices Training Seminar
  • Powers of Attorney, Living Wills and POLSTs
  • 2020
  • Planning Ahead
  • Planning Ahead-Advance Directives and Basics in Estate Planning
  • 2019
  • Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease
  • Legal and Financial Planning
  • 2019
  • End of Life Options/Death with Dignity
  • End-of-Life Options
  • 2019
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Advance Directives
  • 2019
  • A Conversation about Faith & End-of-Life Decisions
  • End-of-Life Decisions
  • 2019
  • 2019 Culture Change Summit - Bridging the Care Continuum
  • Who Decides When the Patient Can't? Understanding the Surrogate Decision Makers
  • 2019
  • Illinois Pioneer Coalition Annual Seminar
  • Maintaining Seniors' Legal Rights to Independence
  • 2018
  • Gender and Gerentology Summit
  • Women Managing the Legal and Caregiving Challenges of Aging
  • 2018
  • Housing Transitions
  • Legal Aspects of Housing Transitions
  • 2017
  • Controversial Issues in Elder Law
  • Controversial Issues in Elder Law
  • 2017
  • Seminar
  • Life Span Legal Issues
  • 2016
  • Aging Well Conference
  • Thoughtful Estate Planning
  • 2016
  • Illinois Environmental Health Association Conference
  • When Hoarding Becomes a Community Concern
  • 2015
  • Hoarding: Impact on Relationships and Health
  • The Legal Problems Associated With Hoarding
  • 2015
  • Elder Law Overview at Northern Trust
  • Elder Law Overview
  • 2015
  • Stroke: Moving Forward
  • Advance Planning for Stroke Patients
  • 2014
  • Monthly Meeting
  • Advocacy in Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 2014
  • Elder Law Short Course
  • Litigation Skills in Guardianship Cases
  • 2014
  • Advocating for Quality Medical Care
  • Advocating for Quality Medical Care
  • 2014
  • Winning at Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration Advocacy
  • 2012
  • Seminar
  • Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives
  • 2012
  • Officer Beat Training
  • Testifying Well at Depositions
  • 2012
  • North Shore Village Seminar
  • Powers of Attorney and Other Advance Directives
  • 2011
  • Hoarding and Mental Health Law Seminar
  • The Hoarding Dilemma
  • 2011
  • Elder Law Panel Discussion
  • Preventing Nursing Home Neglect
  • 2011
  • Elder Care Support Group
  • Elder Law Issues
  • 2011
  • Community Presentation
  • Understanding Financial Abuse
  • 2011
  • Aging Well
  • Advance Directives
  • 2011
  • Afternoon Talk
  • Estate Planning
  • 2011
  • Advanced Elderly Service Officer Training
  • Hoarding - The Legal Issues
  • 2011
  • Taking Charge of Your Life Choices
  • Powers of Attorney and Living Wills
  • 2010
  • Elder Law Issues
  • Elder Law Issues for Clients with Memory Loss
  • 2009
  • Community Presentation
  • "Protecting Yourself Against Consumer Fraud"
  • 2009
  • Community Presentation
  • Living Wills and Powers of Attorney
  • 2009
  • Basic Skills Course for New Attorneys
  • Taking Depositions
  • 2009
  • Training for New Laywers
  • Taking Depositions
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (17)
Endorse Eric
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Parker is one of the great attorneys in his field. His extensive knowledge of the law affords him with an advantage over many of his peers. I would not hesitate to send referrals his way."
Elder law Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Elder law Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Eric Parker is all areas he practices in - elderlaw, nursing home issues and medical malpractice. He goes above and beyond for clients, is experienced and caring and a resource for other attorneys in his field. I would never hesitate to send a client to Eric for professional, first-rate service!"
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is insightful, creative, and an outstanding attorney."
Elder law Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Eric has everything that someone should want in a lawyer. He is smart, strong and determined. But more importantly, Eric is one of the best persons I have ever met. Unfortunately "good person" and "good lawyer" are probably not often used in the same sentence. With Eric, those words belong together. If you choose Eric as your lawyer, you will not only have the best lawyer on your side, you will also have the best person."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Eric on several matters and found that Eric was very attentive to details in every case that he handled. He showed incredible compassion for his clients and has achieved fantastic results. Without hesitation I would work with Eric again and recommend him to handle any personal injury case."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric has a reputation for a sharp intellect, patient nature, and general trustworthiness that make for exemplary legal counsel. I would not hesitate to send him clients looking for top notch injury representation, his track record speaks for itself."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is an optimal attorney: he is organized, intelligent, and ethical. His focus is on the interests of his clients at all times, and he has achieved excellent results for them. I would feel comfortable referring anyone to Eric. He also is an excellent family man and father. He is a true credit to the profession."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I had a case against Eric when he was a defense attorney and am certainly glad he made the transition to the plaintiffs' side. Eric is an excellent advocate. He has the ability to aggressively pursue points but come across as being very low-key. This presents problems for his opponents and work strongly in favor of any client who is lucky enough to have Eric as his/her lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Eric while clerking at Stotis & Baird Chartered and Eric is knowledgeable, personable, and responsive. A few years ago Eric also handled a personal injury case for me and I was very impressed with Eric's diligence in handling my case and the overall outcome of the case."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked for Eric for 5 years and had the chance to see him interact with clients and other attorneys on a daily basis. Eric is the consummate professional as he is always prepared, attentive to his clients' needs and extremely knowledgeable in the area of personal injury and litigation law. Most importantly, Eric is always willing to go the extra mile for his clients. I would not hesitate to refer a client to Eric as I know he will get the best result possible for them."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've worked with Eric for about two years now. He puts a lot of hard work into his cases and is great with his clients."
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Chicago Elder law Lawyer Eric J. Parker
Eric J. Parker
Elder law Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 31 years
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