James C. Siebert
James C. Siebert is an experienced Elder Law Attorney and the principal attorney at Elder Law & Estate Planning Attorneys of Illinois,P.C./ Law Office of Siebert & Associates ,P.C. James opened his own law office in 1985. James is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation. Although board certification is not required by the Illinois Supreme Court in order to practice elder law, it evidences strong commitment to and expansive knowledge of elder law. James is one of only 15 Certified Elder Law Attorneys (also known as a “CELA”) in Illinois, having been certified by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF). NELF’s CELA designation is the only American Bar Association approved designation for elder law. The office’s primary areas of focus are Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Medicaid Applications, Appeals of Medicaid Denials, Asset Preservation, Nursing Home Contract Review, Nursing Home Injuries and Abuse, Estate Planning, Revocable Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Planning, Parkinson’s Disease Planning, Trusts for Addicted Beneficiaries, Family Caregiver Agreements, Special Needs Planning, Probate, Trust Administration, Guardianship, and real estate.
James is a member of the Executive Board of Directors of the Illinois Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, as well as having previously served as President, Vice-President and as a member of numerous committees. In addition to the CELA designation, James is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, a Peer Rating for the Highest Level of Professional excellence, has been designated a Leading Lawyer, which is limited to the top 5 percent of lawyers licensed to practice in the State and is a peer-recommended resource of distinguished lawyers, James has received the Super Lawyer designation, James has Avvo ratings of 10 out of 10 in Elder Law, 10 out of 10 in Medicaid, 10 out of 10 in Estate Planning, 10 out of 10 in Trusts and 10 out of 10 in Probate, and has received Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished Peer Review Rating for 20 years. James is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Elder Care Matters Alliance, Attorney’s Title Guaranty Fund, Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association, ATG Trust Company, Illinois State Bar Association, and the Northwest Suburban Bar Association.
Kyle T. Siebert
Kyle T. Siebert is an Associate Attorney at Elder Law & Estate Planning Attorneys of Illinois,P.C./ Law Office of Siebert & Associates ,P.C. Kyle attended law school at the George Washington University Law School in Washington D.C., where he earned his Juris Doctor degree. While at George Washington University Law School Kyle was a Staff Editor on the American Intellectual Property Law Association Journal, Fundraising Chair for the Student Intellectual Property Law Association, and a member of Lambda Law. During his time at George Washington Kyle was an intern at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Resilience Preparedness and Continuity Legal Division, where he supported FEMA’s Intellectual Property counsel in daily administration and overall management of FEMA’s Intellectual Property, including preparation of licenses, agreements, reports, patent and trademark applications. As a third year law student at George Washington Kyle was a Student Attorney for the Prisoner and Reentry Clinic, where he was responsible for all phases of Reduction in Minimum Sentence cases.
Prior to becoming an Associate at Elder Law & Estate Planning Attorneys of Illinois,P.C./ Law Office of Siebert & Associates ,P.C. Kyle had the opportunity as a summer associate at two well-known law firms, one located in Chicago and one in Boston, working in several areas including Franchise Law, Employment Law, Medical Law and Litigation. While Kyle enjoyed his work for those firms, he realized that he wanted to work in an area of law where he would have direct Client contact, and where his legal representation could have a profoundly positive impact on the Client’s life. While clerking at Elder Law & Estate Planning Attorneys of Illinois,P.C./ Law Office of Siebert & Associates ,P.C. while studying for the bar exam, Kyle realized that practicing in the areas of elder law and estate planning he would be able to work on cases which would provide him with intellectual challenges while allowing him to get the personal satisfaction of knowing that he had made a positive impact on his clients lives.
CHILD CAREGIVER AGREEMENT
DURABLE POWERS OF ATTORNEY
ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA PLANNING
PARKINSON’S DISEASE PLANNING
SPECIAL NEEDS PLANNING
SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS
NURSING HOME INJURIES AND ABUSE
NURSING HOME CONTRACT REVIEW
RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE
Without question I fully endorse your excellent practice of law. As a grateful client, I shall be forever mindful of your very special knowledgeable help at a time in my life when I was drowning in a sea of insurmountable complications. You are to be highly commended for your honest, integrity, understanding, and your compassion.
In my research, I found the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and connected with James Siebert & Associates…Making that connection has been one of the best decisions I have made. James and his staff are not only passionate about their work they are compassionate about their clients. I will always be grateful for the guidance I received from James and his staff
I was excited to have such an honest and well versed attorney with your inter personal skills and expertise. I needed an elder law attorney who was proficient, honest and who could work with the bureaucrats involved with the Medicaid process. I can honestly say that I was so glad I met with and hired you