Great Lakes Probate Lawyers

Jeffrey P. Story Esq.
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Jeffrey P. Story Esq.
Evanston, IL Probate Attorney with 15 years of experience
(847) 328-7552 1609 Sherman Ave.
Suite 210
Evanston, IL 60201
Probate, Elder and Estate Planning
Northeastern University School of Law
Attorney Bio Jeffery P. Story, Attorney at Law: Jeff Story graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts in 2005 and was admitted to the Illinois State Bar that same year. During the past eight years he has worked in civil litigation in Chicago. He is married to Amy Marinacci, a fellow attorney that he met in law school. Amy grew up in Evanston where her family still lives. Jeff and Amy have a young son, Gabriel who goes to Pope John XXIII School in Evanston. Jeff recently lost his mother and father within...
Gregg Garofalo
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Gregg Garofalo
Chicago, IL Probate Attorney with 21 years of experience
(312) 753-6000 161 N. Clark Street, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationProbate, Elder and Estate Planning
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology and Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Gregg focuses his practice in the areas of probate administration and litigation, estate planning, elder law, and real estate. In addition, Gregg is a guardian ad litem appointed by the Circuit Court of Cook County, not only in the probate area, but other divisions including domestic relations division and law division.

Gregg is an active member of the legal community, where he is serving or has served in several leadership roles within the Illinois Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association. Gregg is a past Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Probate Practice Committee, where he served two years as Chair....
Robert Medansky
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Robert Medansky
Crystal Lake, IL Probate Lawyer with 35 years of experience
(815) 893-4818 7115 Virginia Road
Suite 102
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Free ConsultationProbate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Robert Medansky is an experienced Divorce and Family Law Attorney providing clients and their families throughout Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, and McHenry Counties in Illinois with quality guidance and legal representation. He is a skilled negotiator and accomplished trial attorney who is widely recognized and respected for his integrity and vigorous advocacy to protect his client’s rights and interests. Since 1986, Mr. Medansky has successfully represented numerous clients in complex financial and high-conflict divorce matters. He approaches every family law matter with compassion, integrity, and a focus on personal service. As a skilled negotiator, he takes a strategic...
Mark A. Lara
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Mark A. Lara
Burr Ridge, IL Probate Attorney with 12 years of experience
(630) 655-6000 The Prairie Building
835 McClintock Drive, 2nd Floor
Burr Ridge, IL 60527-0860
Probate, Estate Planning and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School and The John Marshall Law School
Edgar Petti
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Edgar Petti
Geneva, IL Probate Lawyer with 63 years of experience
(630) 232-9303 22 S 4th St Ste 2
Geneva, IL 60134
Free ConsultationProbate, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
The University of Chicago Law School
Mr. Petti is a resident of Elburn, IL. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, and grew up in Pittsburgh PA and Evanston IL. He has acted as legal counsel for both small and large businesses. He has been associated with private law practice firms in Chicago and the Chicago Suburban area. For the past twenty two years, he has maintained his principal law office in Kane County, Illinois. Mr. Petti's corporate law work includes serving as staff counsel for Motorola and General Counsel of Andrew Corporation, two international electronic businesses. His trial work has taken him from Connecticut to...
Lisa M Knauf
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Lisa M Knauf
Addison, IL Probate Attorney
(630) 474-5401 221 E Lake Street
Suite 105
Addison, IL 60101
Probate, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University
Lisa Knauf is an attorney that combines her legal expertise with real world experience. She had a successful sales career before going back to school to attend Northern Illinois Univ. College of Law for her law degree, She is licensed to practice law in Illinois and is the owner of Knauf Law Office PC in Addison Illinois.The Knauf Law practice concentrates in the areas of estate planning, including wills, living trusts, and powers of attorney, probate administration, real estate and elder law.

Lisa is an active member of her community, currently serving as Vice President of the Board of Trustees of...
Fred H. Dickson
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Fred H. Dickson
Aurora, IL Probate Attorney with 35 years of experience
(630) 897-8840 2000 W. Galena Blvd., Suite 209
Aurora, IL 60506
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Fred is a fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estate Counsel, an honor bestowed upon very few attorneys. He focuses in the areas of estate and tax planning, trust, estate and probate administration, and business structuring and counseling. Fred enjoys helping people accomplish their personal goals. He has an extensive background assisting clients in the transfer of small businesses and farms during their lifetime or at death while minimizing taxes and expenses. Many of his estate plans are sophisticated and involve using wills, trusts, limited liability companies, family limited partnerships and other closely held entities. He has...
James F. White
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James F. White
Sugar Grove, IL Probate Attorney with 32 years of experience
(630) 466-1600 160 S. Municipal Dr.
Suite 100
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
Probate, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Mr. White has practiced law for thirty years. He graduated from Indiana University in 1986 and received his law degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 1989. He was admitted to the Illinois Bar, and admitted to practice in the Federal Court in the Northern District of Illinois, in 1989. While attending law school, he was a law clerk with the law firm of Carey, Filter, White & Boland. He became an associate of that firm upon graduating, and in 1996 became a partner.

Mr. White served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Summit Homes beginning...
John Lara
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John Lara
La Grange, IL Probate Attorney with 4 years of experience
(708) 639-4320
Ext. 210
1022 S. La Grange Road
La Grange, IL 60525
Probate and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
John Lara handles a wide-range of legal matters including civil litigation, real estate, estate administration, and bankruptcy.

As a civil litigator John zealously advocates for our clients. He engages in complex litigation including, contract disputes, forcible entry and detainer actions, foreclosure defense, collection matters, 42 U.S.C. § 1983 suits, administrative hearings and various tort proceedings.

John facilities commercial and residential real estate transactions while aggressively negotiating favorable terms and conditions for our clients.

John is an integral part of Fornaro Law and embodies the firm’s “never give up” attitude. John graduated from Benedictine University and then earned his Juris Doctor from the John...
David Nelson
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David Nelson
Chicago, IL Probate Lawyer with 27 years of experience
(773) 960-1162 53 West Jackson Boulevard
Suite 430
Chicago, IL 60604
Free ConsultationProbate, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Drake University Law School
Barbara Ann Corrigan
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Barbara Ann Corrigan
Wheaton, IL Probate Attorney with 27 years of experience
(630) 948-4066 2100 Manchester Road Bldg B Suite 1085
Wheaton, IL 60187
Probate, Estate Planning and Family
DePaul College of Law
I have been assisting families in family law and estate planning for over 25 years.
Rhonda Rosenthal
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Rhonda Rosenthal
Crystal Lake, IL Probate Attorney with 25 years of experience
(815) 444-9791 407 E. Congress Parkway
Suite B
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Free ConsultationProbate, Divorce, Elder and Family
Northern Illinois University
have been a licensed attorney and practicing attorney since 1995. Although I have practiced in Kane, DuPage and Cook counties, I currently limit my practice to McHenry County. I focus on issues affecting families and represent spouses, parents, children and disabled adults in divorce, post decree, paternity, adoption, juvenile, probate and guardianship matters. I am a trained Guardian ad Litem and Child’s Representative and appointed by the court in divorce or probate matters. I am also a trained Collaborative Attorney and mediator. Although I no longer accept court appointments for mediation, I use these skills in my roles as negotiator,...
William R Pokorny
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William R Pokorny
Chicago, IL Probate Lawyer with 19 years of experience
(312) 983-0300 300 S. Wacker Drive
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60606
Probate, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
The University of Chicago Law School
William R. Pokorny represents management in a wide range of labor and employment matters. He concentrates his practice on litigation and counseling in areas including discrimination, disabilities, ERISA and employee benefits, employment contracts, covenants not to compete, wrongful discharge, wage and hour law, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and labor relations. He represents employers before state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Illinois Human Rights Commission. Mr. Pokorny has experience with a wide variety of clients, including manufacturers, utilities, hospitals and healthcare providers, insurance companies, financial services...
Guy Youman
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Guy Youman
Inverness, IL Probate Attorney
(847) 776-8856 Inverness, IL 60067
Probate, Civil Rights, Estate Planning and Tax
Northern Illinois University
Richard Van Den Bussche
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Richard Van Den Bussche
Crystal Lake, IL Probate Attorney with 40 years of experience
(815) 356-5531 455 Coventry Ln, Suite 107
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Free ConsultationProbate, Bankruptcy, Criminal Defense and Landlord Tenant
The John Marshall Law School
Michael J. Gilmartin
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Michael J. Gilmartin
LaGrange, IL Probate Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(708) 469-7940 512 W. Burlington
Suite 3
LaGrange, IL 60525
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
At Gilmartin Legal, our mission is to provide the best legal results at the most reasonable cost, and to effectively communicate with clients through every stage of their representation.

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Gilmartin Legal is committed to giving each client complete attention. To us, there is no such thing as a small issue. We treat each and every case with care and individualized attention. Every client is important, and we make sure to treat each and every case with respect and thoroughness. When you bring your legal matter to Gilmartin Legal, you can feel confident...
Carin Brio
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Carin Brio
Woodstock, IL Probate Lawyer with 10 years of experience
(815) 575-8019 101 N Throop St.
Woodstock, IL 60098
Probate, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Mr. Arthur J. Data III
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Mr. Arthur J. Data III
Palos Hills, IL Probate Lawyer with 13 years of experience
(708) 598-4400 9959 S. Roberts Road
Palos Hills, IL 60465
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, DUI & DWI and Domestic Violence
Michigan State University
Arthur J. Data III is an attorney located in Palos Hills, IL. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Purdue University in 2003 and his Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law in 2007. While at Purdue, Mr. Data held many different leadership positions within the Purdue Residence Hall Council. While at Michigan State, Mr. Data was a Senator in the Student Bar Association and President of the Christian Legal Society. Mr. Data currently resides in Palos Heights, IL. He is very active at St. Alexander's Catholic Church as a lector, eucharistic...
Mollie Whitehead
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Mollie Whitehead
Chicago, IL Probate Lawyer
(773) 906-5752 6232 N Pulaski Rd Ste 404
Chicago, IL 60646
Probate, Elder and Estate Planning
Lawrence W. Lobb
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Lawrence W. Lobb
Batavia, IL Probate Attorney with 23 years of experience
(630) 406-5440 111 Flinn St.
Batavia, IL 60510
Probate, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
Anthony R. Scifo
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Anthony R. Scifo
Elgin, IL Probate Lawyer with 14 years of experience
(847) 628-8305 2175 Point Blvd.
Suite 150
Elgin, IL 60123
Probate, Elder and Family
Anthony R. Scifo is a duly licensed attorney in the State of Illinois, admitted in November 2007. He is experienced in the practice of civil litigation, particularly family law litigation and probate litigation. Anthony is an experienced and Court approved Guardian ad Litem for the Family Law Divisions of Kane County, DuPage County, Kendall County, and DeKalb County. Further, he is a Court approved Guardian ad Litem for the Adoption Division and the Probate Division in Kane County, Illinois. Anthony is also an experienced and Court-Approved Family Law Mediator in DuPage County, DeKalb County, and Kendall County. In November...
Jack Slingerland
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Jack Slingerland
Sycamore, IL Probate Attorney with 43 years of experience
(815) 895-5141 499 E. State St.
Sycamore, IL 60178
Probate, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI and Divorce
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Jack C. Slingerland received a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law.

Jack is the city Attorney for Genoa, IL. He has served as a DeKalb County Assistant State’s Attorney, as the DeKalb County Public Defender, and as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois. He served as a member of the legislative staff of the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, Michael J. Madigan.

Jack has been in private practice of law for more than 23 years, and now is the co-owner of Slingerland & Clark, P.C. He is admitted to practice in federal...
Jennifer Lynn Guimond-Quigley
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Jennifer Lynn Guimond-Quigley
Chicago, IL Probate Attorney with 12 years of experience
(312) 754-1319 123 N. Wacker Drive
Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60606
Probate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
David Koch
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David Koch
Cicero, IL Probate Attorney with 26 years of experience
(708) 411-4510 5947 W 35th Street
Cicero, IL 60804
Free ConsultationProbate, DUI & DWI, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
After having worked for years to represent banks in the processes of Foreclosure and being the fourth generation of lawyers in my family attending this type of case, I want to inform you that my office is focused on providing assistance to those which are suffering the ravages of this system and the bad economy. You like me, are being affected by the banking system, which is why my office has found a way to protect and fight for you, using the same legal system that banks use against you. Remember that you have rights and you shall...
Arthur Corbin
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Arthur Corbin
Des Plaines, IL Probate Lawyer
(773) 570-0054 2500 E. Devon Ave.
Suite 275
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Free ConsultationProbate, Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
- Chicago-Kent College of Law - Loyola University Chicago - Former Sergeant of United States Marines
K. Thomas Stevens
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K. Thomas Stevens
Chicago, IL Probate Attorney with 32 years of experience
(312) 786-2244 111 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and International
Stevens & Associates is a law firm maintaining licensure in New York, Illinois, Washington D.C., as well as England and Wales. We strive to deliver dependable, timely, professional and better than cost-effective service. With over 20 years of experience, we engage in commercial transactions, entity structuring and governance, fiscal matters, tax planning, business litigation, and best practices analyses. Please contact the firm or refer to our website for a plenary description of our scope of practice. We seek to join sound professional advice with good, practical business sense. Attorneys of the firm welcome the continuing opportunity to...
Joseph J. Cardinal
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Joseph J. Cardinal
Chicago, IL Probate Attorney with 41 years of experience
(773) 238-8331 3838 West 111th Street
Unit 104
Chicago, IL 60655
Probate, Bankruptcy and Family
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Andre Wrighte
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Andre Wrighte
Chicago, IL Probate Attorney
(773) 273-9815 4707 N. Broadway Street
Suite 305
Chicago, IL 60640
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
Barry Benjamin Kreisler
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Barry Benjamin Kreisler
Chicago, IL Probate Attorney with 51 years of experience
(773) 394-6400 2846A North Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60618
Probate, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
University of Chicago
Barry Kreisler is a Chicago lawyer with more than 40 years legal and business experience, having served as partner in several law firms, as vice president of and legal counsel to the multi-billion dollar Chicago investment advisor of a group of Chicago based publicly held mutual funds and as president and CEO of a middle sized Chicagoland real estate brokerage, management and development company.

A highly experienced real estate developer, Kreisler has himself developed and supervised the legal work regarding acquisition, development, and sale of Chicagoland shopping centers, office buildings, mixed use buildings, and literally thousands of condominium units. Kreisler has...
Deanna L Aguinaga-Walker
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Deanna L Aguinaga-Walker
Geneva, IL Probate Lawyer with 26 years of experience
(331) 222-7978 127 S. 1st. St., Ste. #201
PO Box 517
Geneva, IL 60134
Probate, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University
William H Pokorny Jr
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William H Pokorny Jr
Oak brook, IL Probate Lawyer with 48 years of experience
(630) 571-6500 1000 jorie blvd
Ste 260
Oak brook, IL 60523
Probate, Estate Planning and Tax
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Anthony M. Abou Ezzi
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Anthony M. Abou Ezzi
Chicago, IL Probate Attorney
(929) 322-3994 33 North Dearborn
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationProbate, Business and Estate Planning
Kurt J. LeVitus
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Kurt J. LeVitus
Chicago, IL Probate Lawyer with 28 years of experience
(800) 422-6284 29 S. LaSalle St.
Suite 940
Chicago, IL 60603
Free ConsultationProbate, Elder, Estate Planning and Insurance Claims
Harold W Conick
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Harold W Conick
Lisle, IL Probate Lawyer
(630) 681-1336 1001 Warrenville road suite 500
Lisle, IL 60532
Probate, Elder, Estate Planning and Social Security Disability
I have over 35 years of experience in multiple court systems in the Chicago metro area. My practice includes contested matters as well as transactions in the area of estate planning, trusts, wills, trust administration and real estate closings.

I am a 1973 graduate of Loyola University, Chicago and a 1980 graduate of Northern IL University college of law.
Kimberly R. Shefts
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Kimberly R. Shefts
Crystal Lake, IL Probate Attorney
(815) 455-5300 444 North Route 31
Suite 100 ~ Office 103
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Probate, Appeals, Estate Planning and Family
Jennifer Bunker Skerston
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Jennifer Bunker Skerston
Streator, IL Probate Attorney with 11 years of experience
(815) 672-8505 7 Dannys Drive, Suite 1
Streator, IL 61364
Free ConsultationProbate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Michigan State University
Jennifer Bunker Skerston has worked in the Illinois Valley legal community for the past seven years handling many litigation related matters including will contests, property tax appeals, breach of contract, and personal injury claims.

Jennifer Bunker Skerston is actively involved in the Illinois State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section Council. She is the Editor of the Council’s monthly publication distributed to members throughout Illinois. She also assists the Council in providing continuing legal education to attorneys, determining the need for new legislation, and reviewing and suggesting changes to current legislative proposals affecting wills, trusts and estates....
Patricia Gruber
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Patricia Gruber
Plainfield, IL Probate Lawyer with 28 years of experience
(815) 436-1996 8380 Old Ridge Rd
Plainfield, IL 60544
Probate, Elder and Estate Planning
University of Wisconsin Law School
Michael J. Smith
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Michael J. Smith
Rockford, IL Probate Attorney with 41 years of experience
(815) 240-9792 4615 E. State St. Suite 101
Rockford, IL 61108
Probate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Since entering private practice, Attorney Smith has maintained a general practice with a concentration in family law. He has been a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and Winnebago County Bar Association for over forty years each. Attorney Smith is currently a member of the family law section of each of these associations. He is currently on an advisory panel for the American Bar Association. He has been a presenter to other attorneys locally on family law and child related topics.

For over forty years Attorney Michael J. Smith has provided experienced family law representation. Family law...
Sara Stephenson Peska
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Sara Stephenson Peska
Freeport, IL Probate Attorney
(815) 235-2511 8 East Stephenson Street
P.O. Box 877
Freeport, IL 61032
Probate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Northern Illinois University
Sara's practice focuses on civil litigation, real estate, business and corporate law, estate planning and administration, agricultural law and intellectual property. Sara is certified with the 15th Judicial Circuit as both a mediator and guardian ad litem.

Sara is a member of the Stephenson County Bar Association, where she has served as secretary, the Jo Daviess County Bar Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association. Sara is active in the community, having served on the boards of directors for the FHN Family Counseling Center, Boys and Girls Club of Freeport and Stephenson County, and the Senior Resource Center. Sara serves...
Kelly Karczmar
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Kelly Karczmar
Crete, IL Probate Attorney with 15 years of experience
(708) 927-1234 575 W. Exchange St.
Suite 102
Crete, IL 60417
Probate, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Attorney Kelly Karczmar graduated from the University of Chicago with honors in 1994. She graduated from the John Marshall Law School in 2005, where she served in the Fair Housing Legal Clinic. Ms. Karczmar served for six years as a Human Resources Director in a Fortune 100 company. She was responsible for union negotiations, employee relations and legal compliance. Ms. Karczmar is an attorney admitted to practice in the state bar of Illinois, as well as the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She has practiced law since 2005. She is a member of...
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