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Kathryn (Katie) Casey

Katie is one of only a few Certified Elder Law Attorneys in Illinois. She has practiced exclusively in elder law since 2004. Her practice focuses on long term care planning, estate planning, special needs planning, Medicaid planning and applications, and probate and trust administration. She devotes a substantial portion of her time to helping families plan for the care of a loved one with a chronic care need. Katie represents her clients with a continuity of care that extends from the creation of a long-term care plan through the execution, implementation, and administration of that plan.

Since 2016, Katie has been named as an “Leading Lawyer” in the fields of Elder Law and Trust, Will, and Estate Planning Law by the Leading Lawyers Network. Less than 5% of all lawyers licensed in each state have receive the distinction of Leading Lawyer. Katie has also been nominated by her peers as an Illinois Super Lawyer in the field of Elder Law each year since 2021. The Super Lawyer list recognizes no more than 5% of attorneys in each state. 

Katie is a frequent speaker with IICLE on topics including estate and Medicaid planning with retirement benefits and estate and Medicaid planning for married couples.  Katie has also co-authored “Chapter 4 - Drafting Self-Settled OBRA Trusts” for the 2020 Edition of IICLE’s “Special Needs Trusts” publication.

Katie is a dedicated bike commuter and enjoys riding 20 miles roundtrip to her office. She also enjoys gardening on the weekends. Katie and her husband, a professor of philosophy at a local state university, reside in Chicago.

Listen to Katie on WGN Radio here.

I enjoy escorting my clients from problem to solution, helping them plan their future, and giving them peace of mind. Kathryn (Katie) Casey

Elder Law Certification

Experience & Education

Katie has been licensed to practice law since 2001. Prior to joining the firm in 2005, she practiced with the Cook County Public Guardian where she represented the Public Guardian in disabled adult guardianship estates and where she served as the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) for abused and neglected minors in child protection proceedings. With the Public Guardian, Katie gained a wealth of experience representing clients with sensitive legal problems, administering complex estates, navigating challenging care issues, and litigating difficult cases of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.

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