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Kathleen Elizabeth Curler

also known as Kate Curler

About me

Kate Curler is the principal attorney at the Law Office of Kate Curler, a Chicago law firm offering personalized, reasonably-priced legal services to seniors, the disabled and their families. 

Spurred on by her personal experience advocating for her parents in hospitals, rehab centers, nursing homes and with insurance companies, Kate realized there was a huge need for an attorney who goes beyond the drafting of legal documents and aggressively advocates for her clients to get the best medical care and to be treated with dignity and compassion. 


Services include Estate planning, Power of Attorney forms, Patient Advocacy, Guardianship, navigating benefit programs and Medicaid Planning, help with nursing home placement and advocacy, Probate, Trust administration and working with families to make decisions regarding health, assets and the independence of loved ones.  



Practice areas


  1. Guardianship: 50%
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
  3. Elder Law: 25%



Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

26 total 

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  • Paul J. Lytle

    Kate is knowledgeable, professional and, perhaps most valuable of all, very easy to work with. Kate practices effectively and efficiently; achieving her client's objectives in an intelligent and cost conscious manner. I strongly endorse Kate and I look forward to working with her again.


    Paul Lytle Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael Jacob Goldsmith

    Kate is smart, tough, and a zealous Elder Law advocate for her clients. She is compassionate and knowledgeable, and she gets results. I highly endorse this lawyer.


    Michael Goldsmith Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Kate Curler

4044 Lincoln Ste 238
Chicago, IL, 60618-3038


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200205/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Oral Advocate - Honors Moot CourtSanta Clara University School of Law2000
Approved for Oxford University, England summer programSanta Clara University School of Law2000
Awarded A++ for legal tutorial, the highest grade possibleOxford University2000
Awarded magna cum laude status at graduationMichigan State University1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyLaw Office of Kate Curler2010 - Present
Associate AttorneyGriffin, McCarthy and Rice2008 - 2010
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Leslie L. Veon2005 - 2008
Assistant State's AttorneyLake County Prosecutor's Office2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chicago Volunteer Legal ServicesVolunteer Attorney2010 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember-Probate, Elder Law and Solo Practitioners Committees2003 - Present
Legal Assistance Foundation of ChicagoVolunteer Attorney2010 - 2013
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember - Elder Law Committee2010 - 2013
Illinois Bar AssociationMember- Family Law and Estate Planning Committees2003 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Smith v. Smith (alias)Joint Parenting/Dissolution of Marriage
Douglas & Michelle KennedyEstate plan completed.
In re: the Guardianship of Lorenzo HarrisTemporary Guardianship granted
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Publication nameTitleDate
IICLE - Guardianship for Disabled Adults, Advance Directives and Mental Health LawChapter 6 - Termination and Modification of Guardianship2014
IICLE - Guardianship for Disabled Adults, Advance Directives and Mental Health LawChapter 6 - Termination and Modification of Guardianship2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Michigan State UniversityJournalismOther - Bachelors1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Presentation for seniorsLegal Workshop for Seniors: The Right Documents and Resources for You2015
Panel Presentation for SeniorsEldercare2015
Panel presentationThe Best Resource to Stay in Your Home2015
Mather LifewaysSenior Housing - When One Size Doesn't Fit All?2015
Mather LifewaysSenior Resources to Stay in Your Home2015
Mather LifewaysLegal Bootcamp2015
American Society on Aging National ConferenceAdvocating for Our Families in a Changing Healthcare Landscape2015
Presentation for seniors.Legal Workshop for Seniors2014