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JAMES C. SIEBERT



      James C. Siebert is the principal attorney at the Law Office of James C. Siebert & Associates. 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 ofof elder law. James is one of only 12 Certified Elder Law Attorneys (also known as a ďCELAĒ) in Illinois in 2016 , having been certified by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF). NELFís 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, Nursing Home Contract Review, Nursing Home Injuries and Abuse, Estate Planning, Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Family Caregiver Agreements, Special Needs Planning, Probate, Trust Administration, Guardianship, and real estate.

      James has received Avvo ratings of 10 oue.t of 10 in Elder Law, 10 out of 10 in Estate Planning and 10 out of 10 in Probate, has received Matindale-Hubbell BV 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.

      James attended Law School at De Paul University where he received his Juris Doctorate in 1981. James was admitted to practice in Illinois and the U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois in 1981. James received his undergraduate education at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana where he received his Bachelors of Science in Architectural Studies. Prior to going into private practice, James worked as a Cook County Assistant Public Defender as a trial attorney and as an Assistant Illinois Attorney General assigned to the Environmental Law Division where he represented the People of the State of Illinois and State of Illinois agencies in various courts, administrative and appellate court proceedings. James is a long time resident of Arlington Heights, Illinois, where he lives with his wife, and is the proud father of three sons.(Additional details)

 

      james@jcslaw.com                          (847)253-7500

                                                              

 

 

Courtney E. Todt 

      Courtney E. Todt is an Associate Attorney at the Law Office of James C. Siebert & Associates. Courtney attended law school at DePaul University College of Law where she earned her Juris Doctor degree as well as a Certificate in Business Law. She graduated cum laude and was in the top 20% of her law school class. While at DePaul, Courtney received CALI Excellence for the Future Awards (the highest grade in the class) in Legal Writing I, Legal Writing III and Legal Writing Transactions. In addition, Courtney was a Deanís Merit Scholarship Recipient, Deanís Certificate of Pro Bono Service Recipient, member of the Deanís List for multiple semesters, and a Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law 1L Scholar and Fellow. Prior to becoming an Associate at the Law Office of James C. Siebert & Associates, Courtney was a law clerk at a well-known and highly respected Elder Law firm in downtown Chicago.

     While there, Courtney volunteered as a 711 licensed law clerk in a partnership with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and represented adult protective services agencies throughout Chicago in probate court hearings. Courtney also worked as a 711 licensed law clerk in the Cook County Public Guardianís adult guardianship division and as a summer law clerk with the Public Guardianís juvenile division. She also volunteered as a DePaul student with the Center for Disability and Elder Law.

     Courtney completed her undergraduate studies at Tulane University in New Orleans where she majored in business and received minors in Spanish and legal studies. While at Tulane, Courtney worked as a tutor with the Tulane University After-School Enrichment Community Service Program. Her junior year of college, Courtney lived with a Spanish family in Madrid, Spain and spent a semester studying business at ICADE Universidad Pontificia Comillas.

     Courtney is originally from St. Louis which is where the majority of her large family lives. Having two sets of parents, Courtney was fortunate to grow up knowing not only six of her grandparents, but also one of her great-grandmothers. Courtneyís close relationships with these family members are what originally inspired her to work in the area of elder law. In her free time, Courtney enjoys reading, travelling, gardening, doing yoga, and spending time with family and friends.

    Courtney is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Illinois Chapter, Chicago Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the Womenís Bar Association of Illinois.

Courtney@jcslaw.com        (847)253-7500


  Paige N. Fox

      Paige N. Fox is an Associate Attorney at the Law Office of James C. Siebert Associates.  Paige attended law school at Chicago-Kent College of Law in downtown Chicago, where she not only earned her Juris Doctor degree and a Certificate in Public Interest Law.  While at Chicago-Kent, Paige was an active mentor in Chicago-Kentís Student Mentor Program, as well as a member of a variety of organizations including the Phi Alpha Delta professional legal fraternity, Society of Women in Law, the Child and Family Law Society,Chicago-Kent Sportfeasors, and First-In-Law Society.  In addition, Paige was a member of the Deanís List for multiple semesters and a recipient of the Deanís Certificate of Service in recognition of her commitment to public service and over 200 hours of volunteer service she earned during her time at Chicago-Kent.

       Prior to becoming an Associate at the Law Office of James C. Siebert & Associates, Paige was a 711 licensed law clerk and then volunteer attorney for the Illinois Protection and Advocacy Commission, Equip for Equality.  At Equip for Equality, Paige provided legal services to people with all types of disabilities, both mental and physical, and ranging in age from newborn babies to senior citizens.  Much of Paigeís time at Equip for Equality was spent investigating the Office of the Inspector Generalís reports of abuse and neglect and traveling to different mental health facilities,nursing homes, and hospitals to meet with clients and interview facility staff.  Paige also gained experience in a variety of other areas of law by working on adult guardianship cases, employment discrimination cases based on disability, and death investigations.  She also assisted individuals in obtaining and maintaining their civil rights by aiding homeless veterans in need and obtaining voting rights for individuals with disabilities.

 

       While in law school, Paige dedicated her time outside the classroom to working as a 711 licensed law clerk in the Office of the Cook County Public Guardianís juvenile division.  While there, Paige assisted government attorneys in representing abused and neglected children.  From there,Paige went on to defend the rights of the elderly and disabled by working in the probate courtrooms of the Daley Center as a 711 licensed law clerk with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services.  She also volunteered with the Center for Disability and Elder Law (CDEL) and assisted pro se petitioners at the Daley Center in filling out the forms required to petition for guardianship of their loved ones. 


      Paige completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana where she majored in psychology and received a minor in communications. While at the University of Illinois, Paige worked as an after-school teacher and summer camp counselor at Next Generation School.  Paige worked over forty hours a week for most of her college career and still maintained a strong GPA.


      Paige grew up in the small town of Pocahontas, Illinois, which is located in Southern Illinois and has a population of approximately 250 people.  Growing up in this small town, Paige watched her parents work hard to provide for her family and thereby developed her own strong work ethic.  Due to this hard work and the support of her family,Paige became the first person in her immediate family to attend and graduate from college.  Having lived with her grandparents for a portion of her life, Paige is very close to the older generation of her family.  She has experienced firsthand the pains of watching a loved one suffer with dementia and knows how challenging it can be to assist a loved one in the aging process.  Now living in Chicago, Paige focuses her career on assisting families in navigating the fields of elder law.  In her free time, Paige enjoys playing softball and volleyball, watching any and all Chicago sports, painting, and spending time with family and friends.   

     

      Paige is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Illinois Chapter, Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the Womenís Bar Association of Illinois.

 Paige@jcslaw.com        (847)253-7500



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