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Thomas J. Olofsson

Elder law Attorney at Chicago, IL

4.3   6 reviews

About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    25%
    Helping Make Sure That Mom's Visit to the Nursing Home Does Not Leave Her in the Poor House.

    30 years

  2. Power of attorney
    25%
    Be Ready to Help Mom With Her Finances When She Needs It.

    30 years

  3. Trusts
    25%
    Stay Out of Probate Court and Make Life Easier for Your Family. Get Your Ducks in a Row.

    30 years

  4. Wills and living wills
    25%
    Prepare Instructions for Probate Court

    30 years

I Make House Calls.  My clients often have a family member who has trouble traveling. It Is usually easier for me to visit with them in their home.

Licensed for 30 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1992
Updated 10/10/2022

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

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Thomas J. Olofsson
10201 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60643
Thomas J. Olofsson
Evergreen Park, IL, 60805
Thomas J. Olofsson
Oak Lawn, IL, 60453
Thomas J. Olofsson
Orland Park, IL, 60462
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Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Molly | October 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thomas J Olofsson, expert on trusts, wills, elder law
Tom educated me, a parent of two sons, about the value of a trust to ensure that my sons, who are my heirs, inherit my estate as part of a seamless process. Before sitting down with Tom, my knowledge of trusts was quite limited. I had assumed that trusts were designed for wealthy people, not for a middle class family. Now that I understand how a trust protects a family's assets and guides the distribution of those assets, I wonder why no one recommended a trust previously. Not only did Tom provide a clear, straightforward explanation of trusts, he also provided a binder holding all of the necessary information and forms that I would need in order to take this important step on behalf of my family. A final note: Tom makes house calls.
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Posted by Greg | September 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job Tom!
I have been working with Tom Olofsson for many years and also serve with him on the FPA board. He is an excellent estate planning and special needs attorney. Recently I had a complex situation involving a death and special needs. The documents Tom wrote and advice he gave proved invaluable.
Posted by ethna | September 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, professional, would highly recommend.
Tom Olofsson assisted me in updating a will & trust sent up 10 years ago. The updates were needed & explained well; Tom came to our home which made the process pleasant & quick. Tom also worked well with extended family members. We feel confident & relieved that we are now all set with these end of life details.
Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional courteous
Mr. Olofsson wrote a wonderful ,concise will for my family. We have had the will updated just recently. Very happy, with him an the advice he bring along.
Posted by Sonja | August 6, 2015
Easy process, fair price
Tom is very knowledgeable. The turn around time to get the trust document was very reasonable. He explains things in everyday words. He made the process very easy. I thought I had to think of every little thing to put the trust together. Just talk to Tom, he can explain how it works. I wish I would have gotten this done sooner. It was a very easy thing to get through. I highly recommend Tom!
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Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Terrible
I contacted him and he said that he would give me a date and the time the following week, he never did and I re-contacted him 3 weeks later. He gave me a date and said evening. Later he said at 6pm. He did not call send a zoom link or anything. I called at 6:30pm and he said he must have missed my email. Then we discussed my needs which were to amend my trust, he just kept asking for detailed spellings over the phone!! He told me he was starting over. I gave him what he needed and said I would get back for a date to come in to sign. I asked him when I would get the documents to review and he said that he doesn't send documents out for review!!! He got snippy with me on the phone said, have a good day and hung up!! Yikes!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Offices of Tom Olofsson
  • 1994 - Present
  • Administrative Law Judge
  • The City of Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings
  • 1995 - 2005

Education

  • The John Marshall Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Associations

  • Medicaid Practice Systems
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Eagle Scout Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
  • Chapter Board Member
  • 2005 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • World's Best Grandpa
  • Owen Olofsson
  • 2010
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1975

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning Workshop
  • Estate Planning
  • 2020
  • Chapter Meeting
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • Chapter Meeting
  • Estate Planning
  • 2014
  • Seminar
  • Estate Planning
  • 2012
  • Online Education Course
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (8)
Unknown Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have been pleased to work with Tom on a number of estate planning and asset protection planning matters. The enjoyment that he receives from interacting with his clients and applying his expertise to assisting them with their needs is refreshing. Tom is extremely knowledgeable and takes a sincere interest in his clients. He is committed to providing each one with personalized service and comprehensive yet understandable advice and guidance to help accomplish their goals.."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom has done my estate planning and I send all my elder law clients to him. What higher endorsement than that?"
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is a colleage of mine. He is an outstanding elder law attorney and the clients I have referred to him have always been very pleased with his work. Tom and I often network and share ideas on estate planning and he has always been generous with his time and a valuable resource. You can't go wrong engaging Tom to solve your elder law and general estate planning problems."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Tom is experienced and easy to work with on various estate planning, medicaid and asset protection matters."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Robert uses cutting edge techniques to save his clients from the financial ravages of nursing home care."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Excellent Asset Protection Attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have personally known Tom for many years. He and I belong to some of the same national professional organizations. Tom is a witty and great conversationalist. You will not find a more personable person with which to confide in. Tom is outstanding in his profession. He possesses the experience, training and tools to give his clients protection and comfort. His office has systems in place to quickly and efficiently give his clients peace of mind through preservation and protection of family wealth. Give Tom a call and see what I am talking about."
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