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

Client Coordinator:
Erin Vogt, LCSW, CMC

Staff:
Vicky Fleming, K arina Hernandez,
Justin Speer

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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July 2020
Do Not Take Your Freedom For Granted -
Have a Say in Your Future

One of the major uncertainties is how our lives will play out. We all hope to live with excellent physical and mental health, but we should prepare for the possibility that we might become ill, disabled, or lose cognitive function. The current COVID-19 panademic has made it clear that lives can change in a moment.

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

Do you have a child or family member, of any age, who has a disability? Do not wait to plan for their future as well as yours.

People with a disability, most often, have increased financial and care needs, so ensuring their long-term welfare can be difficult and confusing. Kathryn Casey ,
is a member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners and has the experience, knowledge, and compassion needed to assist you.

In addition to serving clients, she is a resource for other attorneys. In fact, she recently wrote a chapter concerning special needs trust for an upcoming publication. Read an article regarding what NOT to do when planning for a person who has special needs . Learn more about our services.
Amy Gjesdahl, Attorney

A my joined the firm in December, 2017 and concentrates her practice on adult and minor's guardianship, probate and trust administration, and litigation for vulnerable adults against abuse, neglect, and exploitation. She was led to becoming an attorney after taking a class in college called Violence Against Women. Amy now lives locally, although she has lived in Washington State, Alabama, Missouri, France, and Jamaica. Learn more about Amy.
Upcoming Webinars

Outsmarting the Granny Scammers

Planning for an Aging Loved One; a Discussion with a Certified Elder Law Attorney

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 and 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 .