Helen is one of only a few Certified Elder Law Attorneys in Illinois. She has been licensed to practice law since 2004 and joined our firm in 2012. She has been working in the field of elder law her entire career, with a focus on long-term care planning guardianships, probate and trust administrations, and estate planning. Helen represents clients in routine guardianship and probate matters, as well as more complex Medicaid and special needs planning cases. She has coauthored several chapters in Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education publications, chapters in Illinois Jurisprudence (Lexis-Nexis) covering Medicaid planning and basic estate planning, and is a frequently requested presenter for attorney, consumer, and healthcare professionals groups.
Helen has been named as a “Leading Lawyer” by the Leading Lawyers Network since 2020 and an “Emerging Lawyer” from 2017 – 2019. Less than 5% of all lawyers licensed in each state have received the distinction of “Leading Lawyer”.
Helen was the 2017 President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Illinois Chapter and was selected as the Outstanding Member of the Year in April 2018. She enjoys cooking and arts and crafts projects.
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