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Janna Dutton

Ms. Dutton has been practicing in the area of elder law for more than 30 years. As a result, Janna has the knowledge and depth of experience to skillfully navigate through a diverse range of legal matters, including guardianship and financial exploitation matters, trusts and estate planning, Medicaid planning and applications and probate and estate administration. She is certified by the National Elder Law Foundation as an elder law attorney and has held this certification since 1995.

Prior to opening her private practice in 1989, Ms. Dutton was the Project Director of Senior Citizens Legal Services with the Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation. She is a frequent lecturer for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE), the Chicago Bar Association, and for professional and community organizations. Ms. Dutton has also authored numerous publications.

Since 2011, Janna has been named as a "Leading Lawyer" in elder law in Illinois, a “Top Woman Lawyer”, and a “Top Ten Elder Law Attorney” by the Leading Lawyers Network. She has held the recognition of "Top Lawyer in Illinois" since 2004 by Chicago Lawyer. Janna has been named an Illinois “Super Lawyer” since 2005 and holds an AV rating (recognized for the highest level of skill and integrity) by Martindale- Hubbell. 

In her free time, Janna likes to travel and hike.


I decided that elder law was a perfect fit - it allows me the opportunity to utilize the public benefits knowledge I gained while working for legal services, and gives me the satisfaction of helping people with difficult family problems. Janna Dutton

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