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Kathryn C. Casey

Katie concentrates her practice in estate planning, probate and trust administration, guardianships, and will and trust litigation. She devotes a substantial portion of her practice to elder law including Medicaid planning and applications, special needs planning, elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation litigation, and nursing home issues. Katie represents her clients with a continuity of care that takes them step-by-step from the planning phase through the execution, implementation, and administration phases. Her expertise in litigation and her familiarity with elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation complement her practice when disputes and contested matters arise. Katie enjoys escorting her clients from problem to solution, helping them plan for their future, and giving them peace of mind.

 “I enjoy escorting my clients from problem to solution, helping them plan for a future, and giving them peace of mind.”

Experience

Prior to joining the firm in September of 2005, Katie practiced for five years with the Cook County Public Guardian where she served as the court appointed guardian for disabled adults and served as the court appointed guardian ad litem for abused and neglected minors. With the Public Guardian, Katie gained a wealth of experience representing clients with difficult and sensitive legal issues, administering complex estates, navigating challenging care issues, and litigating cases of elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.

Education

  • Juris Doctor from DePaul College of Law
  • Master of Arts in English Literature from DePaul University
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Virginia Tech

Professional Memberships

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Illinois State Bar Association’s Elder Law Section
  • Chicago Bar Association’s Probate Practice and Elder Law Committees

Publications

  • Advanced Issues in Tax and Medicaid Planning with Retirement Benefits” – authored for IICLE: Elder Law Short Course, Fall 2012
  • “Life Care, Estate, and Retirement Planning: Beyond the Documents” – authored for IICLE: Advanced Issues in Long Term Care, Spring 2012
  • “Life Care Planning Beyond Estate Management” – authored for ISBA: Elder Law Issues for Everyone: Your Aging Clients, Their Parents and You, April 2011
  • “The New Power of Attorney Act: Better Protection Against Bad Agents”
  • “A New Law Allows Illinois Convenience Accounts for the First Time”
  • “The Basics of Probating a Decedent’s Estate: How to Protect the Disabled Person’s Interests” – a guide for attorneys
  • “Contested Guardianships: Discovery and Pre-Trial Motions” – coauthored for IICLE: Elder Law Short Course, Fall 2009
  • “How to Combat the Financial Abuse of Elders” – authored for IICLE: Basics of Elder Law, Spring 2008
  • “When Good Powers of Attorney for Health Care Go Bad”– authored for Chicago Hospital News
  • “Guardianship Matters”– authored for Chicago Hospital News
  • “Our Disabled Children and Grandchildren” – authored for Chicago Hospital News

Schedule an appointment with Kathryn C. Casey.