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Estate Planning Attorneys

Addis Greenberg & Schultz, LLC
Lynda Schultz, GD
633 Skokie Blvd., Suite 220
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 412-1863
Cook County
Estate planning, disability special needs trusts and guardianships. 
Cost: $350 (hourly rate).
No wait list.

Brooks, Adams and Tarulis
Richard J. Tarulis
101 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540-4511
(630) 355-2101
DuPage County
Business hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $1,000 to $1,500 for estate planning, living needs trusts, and wills.
Cost: $900 for uncontested guardianship.
No wait list.

Mary Denise Cahill, Esq.
Attorney at Law
1155 S. Washington St., Suite 106
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 778-6500
DuPage County
E-mail: mdcahill@sbcglobal.net
Focuses her practice on assisting parents of children with special needs, specifically on issues of guardianship, special needs trusts, and wills for family members.
Cost: $250 (hourly rate).
No wait list.

Family Bridges
Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center

3145 W. Pratt Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60645
Cook County
855-ASK-JCFS (855-275-5237) 
FamilyBridges@jcfs.org
Whether you need assistance with day-to-day activities, hands-on case management, access to resources, home-based care or professional consultation to complete your plans for the future, we’re here to help. Family Bridges arranges and coordinates a variety of services and supports to improve the quality of life for you and your loved one with a developmental, intellectual or physical disability and/or chronic mental illness. Services include private case management and futures planning. JCFS also is a Service Facilitation Agency for children and adults with developmental disabilities who have been approved for Home and Community Based Waiver funding.

Robert H. Farley, Jr., Ltd.
Attorney at Law
1155 S. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 369-0103
DuPage County
E-mail: farleylaw@aol.com
Assists families with children and adults with disabilities. A short video atwww.farley1.com will inform families how to obtain funding and services for developmentally disabled persons in the state of Illinois and why proper estate planning through the use of special needs trusts is essential to maximize government benefits. Available to speak to parents, groups and agencies at no charge. Workshops are offered free of charge — see website for upcoming dates.
Cost: fee quotes available upon request.
No wait list.

Law Elder Law
Rick L. Law
1225 Corporate Blvd., Suite 104
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 585-5200
Kane County
Business hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Estate planning, disability and Medicaid.
Cost: free one-hour consultation. Fee quotes available upon appointment only.
No wait list.

Lesser, Lutrey and McGlynn, LLP Law
Edmund R. McGlynn, Jr.
582 N. Oakwood, Suite 100
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 295-8800
Lake County
Business Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $2,500 to $3,000 for estate planning and special needs trusts.
Cost: $3,000 and up for guardianships.
No wait list.

Dennis J. McNicholas, Ltd
425 South Main St., Suite 100
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 629-0290
DuPage County
Business hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Estate planning and guardianships.
Cost: free 30-minute consultation. Fee quotes available upon request.
No wait list.

Mulherin, Rehfeldt and Varchetto, PC
John Mulherin
211 S. Wheaton Ave., Suite 200
Wheaton, IL 60187-5259
(630) 384-3133
DuPage County
E-mail: jmulherin@mrvlaw.com
Business hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $950 to $1,500 for estate planning, guardianships and special needs trusts.
Cost: $275 (hourly rate).
No wait list.

Neiburger Law
Ben A. Neiburger, Esq., CPA
747 N. Church Road, Suite B4B
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 782-1766
DuPage County
Business hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $2,000 to $8,000 for estate planning, special needs trusts, powers of attorney.
Cost: $700 to $15,000 for Medicaid.
Cost: $5,000 to $40,000 for guardianships.
No wait list.

Northwestern Mutual
Brian M. Walsh, CLU, CLTC, CASL
(414) 615-1850
e-mail: brian.walsh@nmfn.com
Walsh helps families work through the complexities of planning for a child with special needs; from the importance of a special needs trust to the intimacy of writing a letter of intent.
 

O’Donnell Law Offices
Tom O’Donnell
1301 South Grove Ave., Suite 160
Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 382-1400
Lake County
Business hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $1,200 to $1,500 for special needs trusts.
No wait list.

Michael Overmann, Ltd
Michael Overmann
7702 S. Cass Ave., Suite 135
Darien, IL 60561
(630) 810-0316
DuPage County
Business hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (evening and weekend appointments available)
Cost: $1,200 to $1,800 for estate planning and special needs trusts.
Cost: fee quotes available upon request for guardianships.
No wait list.

L. Mark Russell, JD
86 W. King Henry Ct.
Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 991-7451
Cook County
E-mail: lmarkrussell@comcast.net
Drafts documents such as wills, trusts, powers of attorneys for health care and property, special needs trusts, revocable trusts for parents (to avoid probate, reduce estate taxes, and manage assets during incapacity), HIPAA releases, and living wills. Advises parents on issues such as guardianship and government benefits at parent groups or conferences. For parents who have a high-functioning child with Asperger syndrome, there is a dilemma in how parent(s) leave an inheritance to their child. Whether or not they should use a special needs trust - Mr. Russell discusses these options.Download free video.
Cost: $2,400-$2,800 for an entire estate plan for parents.
one- to four-week wait list. Available to meet with clients in the late afternoon or early evening in Palatine, Mt. Prospect, or in the client's homes.

Spain, Spain and Varnet, PC
Nancy Spain
Richard Spain
Theresa Varnet
33 N. Dearborn St., Suite 2220
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 220-9112
Cook County
Business hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Special needs trusts, estate planning, guardianships, government benefits and advocacy issues
Cost: fee quotes available upon request.
No wait list.

Strohschein Law Group
Linda Strohschein, ext. 100
Rachel Rupp, ext.106
Eleonora “Lee” Holmes, ext.101
40W310 LaFox Road, Suite K-2
St. Charles, IL 60175
(630) 377-3241
Kane County
Business hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $1,500 to $3,500 for special needs trusts and estate planning.
Cost: $2,500 for guardianships.
No wait list.

The Elder Law Office of Steven C. Perlis and Associates PC
Steven C. Perlis
Helen Mesoloras
3345 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Suite D
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 818-1138
Cook County
Business hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Special needs trusts, guardianships, estate planning
Cost: fee quotes available upon request.
No wait list.

The Estate Planning Law Group
Kirsten L. Izatt
600 W. Roosevelt Rd., Suite A1
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 871-8778
DuPage County
Email: info@teplg.com
More information: www.specialneedsfreeguide.com
Business hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Special needs trusts, estate planning, guardianships.
Izatt is available to present to parent support groups. Parents will learn "10 Important Steps Parents Must Take To Protect Their Child's Future."
Cost: fee quotes available upon request.
No wait list.
Next workshop: Aug. 13, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Special Needs Educational Event. Get the information you need to correctly answer your clients' questions about how to care for a loved one with special needs! 

The Firm of Per K. Hanson Associated P.C.
Per K. Hanson, ext. 26
Lisa Trevor
2222 Chestnut Ave., #201
Glenview, IL 60025-1608
(847) 486-9960
Cook County
Business hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $500 to $1,500 for special needs trusts and estate planning.
Cost: $200 for guardianships (hourly rate).
No wait list.

The Law Offices of Brian Rubin and Associates
Brian Rubin
1110 W. Lake Cook Road, Suite 165
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-1997
(847) 279-7999
Lake County
E-mail: Brian@snfp.net
Business hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Special needs trusts, estate planning, wills and trusts
Cost: fee quotes available upon request.
No wait list.

The Law Office of Cynthia Hayes Hutchins
Cynthia H. Hutchins
620 W. Roosevelt, Suite C1
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 510-0600
DuPage County
For more information: www.dupageelderlaw.com
Business hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Special needs trusts, guardianships, estate planning
Cost: fee quotes available upon request.
No wait list.