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Elizabeth Marie Fink

Medicaid and medicare Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   2 reviews

Licensed for 13 years

About Elizabeth

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Elizabeth Fink focuses her career on the practice of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, Guardianships, and Medicaid Planning.  She has been practicing law in Chicago, IL since 2009 and has represented clients throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.

Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Denison University and spent a semester of study at Justus-Liebig-Universität in Giessen, Germany.  She received her Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, IL and was admitted to the Illinois State Bar in May 2009. 

Elizabeth is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Illinois Chapter and was elected to its Board of Directors in 2013, where she continues to serve as an active Board Member.  She also co-chairs the education committee for Illinois NALEA.  Elizabeth is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, participating in the Elder Law Committee and Probate Practice Committee, and is a mentor with the Chicago Bar Association group mentoring program in Probate and Estates.  Elizabeth is a member of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) Elder Law Short Course planning committee and presented at the 11th Annual Course in November 2015.  She has also been named to the 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.


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Licensed for 13 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2009
Updated 10/11/2022

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

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Whiteheadfink Elder Law, LLC
6232 N Pulaski Rd Ste 404
Chicago, IL, 60646-5132


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Sherry | October 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
highly professional, great listener, and creative problem solver
I highly recommend Elizabeth Fink to those who need estate planning. She is very knowledgeable in her expertise. She answered all my questions in a prompt and respectful manner and allowed me to take my time. There was never any pressure to finish on an artificial deadline. In the end, the documents she created are highly comprehensive and unique to me and the legacy I wish to provide. I say this because I don't live in a traditional family situation. Thanks to Elizabeth, my estate planning is not a routine carbon copy but an expression of my unique character and compassion, to which I'm deeply grateful.
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Response from Elizabeth Fink November 1, 2022
Thank you for your kind words, Sherry. It was a pleasure working with you.
Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My mother and I both worked with Elizabeth to create our wills and Supplemental Needs Trusts, as we both have disabled children. Since my parents are Seniors, when my dad required nursing home care, Elizabeth helped Mom understand the state's Spousal Impoverishment rules and went to court with Mom to obtain Legal Guardianship over my father. Elizabeth did everything she could to make things as easy as possible for us, including making a house call! She was thorough and accurate. Whenever Mom or I had a question, Elizabeth was prompt and HELPFUL in responding to our every need. We couldn't have asked for a more knowledgeable or delightful attorney to help us. She was the spoon full of sugar to make the medicine go down. We both HIGHLY recommend Elizabeth and continue to recommend her to all of our friends in similar situations.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • WhiteheadFink Elder Law, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Michael H. Erde & Associates, P.C.
  • 2009 - 2016
  • Legal Assistant
  • Michael H. Erde & Associates, P.C.
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Legal Assistant
  • Linda M. Rich & Associates
  • 2004 - 2006
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  • John Marshall Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Denison University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005


  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Elder Law Short Course, Planning Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Illinois chapter)
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Illinois chapter)
  • Education Committee Co-Chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Women's Bar Association of Illinois
  • N/A
  • Skokie Chamber of Commerce
  • N/A
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Elder Law Comm., Probate Practice Comm., Trust Law Comm.
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
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  • NAELA Young/New Attorneys Section, Fresh Perspectives Newsletter
  • Why Good Planning is Vital for the Single Client: A Case Study
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Trusts 101
  • Where to Begin - Overview; Revocable Living Trusts
  • 2016
  • Elder Law Short Course
  • Community Spouses: The Intersection of Medicaid and Family Law Issues
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (2)
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Elder law Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Friend
"Elizabeth Fink is an excellent attorney. I've referred several clients to her for elder law matters and estate planning matters and have found her to be professional, communicative and just wonderful to work with. She's a gem and I would recommend her services to anyone in need--"
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Chicago Medicaid and medicare Lawyer Elizabeth Marie Fink
Elizabeth Marie Fink
Medicaid and medicare Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 13 years