Attorneys:
Janna Dutton, Kathryn Casey,
Helen Mesoloras, Amy Gjesdahl,
Melissa Kallio, Samantha Zullo

Client Coordinator:
Erin Vogt, LCSW, CMC

Staff:
Vicky Fleming,Karina Hernandez,
Josee Langeness

Appointments Are Available In:
Arlington Heights, Chicago, Naperville, Skokie, Westchester, Illinois 
and via phone and video conferencing. 

Phone Number for All Locations:
312-899-0950
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August 2020
Exciting News

Anastasia was welcomed into the world on July 31 by Partner Helen Mesoloras and her husband, Tony. Click here to send Helen an email of congratulations

Talking about estate planning is a difficult, emotional topic but it’s essential for every family.

Unless you’re certain your parents have an up-to-date will and estate plan for what should happen in the event of their disability and /or death, you shouldn’t assume everything will be taken care of. Read more

Estate planning is not 'only' for the wealthy. It is for anyone over age 18. 

Our attorneys work closely with clients to develop a plan that addresses all planning issues, from the financial to the personal; a plan that is custom, yet flexible, and a plan that is both easy for our clients to understand and for their loved ones to handle. Learn more.
Special Needs Planning

If a person with special needs has assets -- perhaps from a lawsuit award or settlement or from a gift or inheritance – those assets can disqualify the person from receiving essential public benefits like Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). A special needs trust can allow the person with special needs – the trust’s beneficiary -- to remain eligible for needs-based public benefits while at the same time preserving the assets to enhance the beneficiary’s quality of life.

People with a disability, most often, have increased financial and care needs, so ensuring their long-term welfare can be difficult and confusing. We can assist. Learn more about how we can assist you and / or someone you love.
Engage 2 Change

The Illinois Department on Aging launched a new public and professional awareness campaign to remind everyone about the importance of reporting suspected abuse, neglect and exploitation of persons ages 60 and older and persons with disabilities ages 18-59. Learn more how you can advocate for someone you care about or yourself.

Firm Fact; Since Janna Dutton opened our law firm in 1989, we have advocated for the underserved and continue to do so today. In fact when, Erin Vogt, our client coordinator, was an elder abuse investigator and long-term care ombudsman in the mid 1990s, Janna assisted her and her clients. Learn more
Care Navigation and Advocacy - A Holistic Service

Did you know - in addition to having six attorneys, we have a licensed clinical social worker who is also a certified care manager on staff ? Erin Vogt provides comprehensive intake interviews; supporting both our clients and attorneys by providing assessments, family caregiver advocacy, education, and countless resources. Learn more about Erin's role.
Phone: 312.899.0950  

Appointments are available in Arlington Heights, Chicago, Naperville, Skokie, and Westchester, Illinois, or via video conferencing or telephone.