Schedule Your FREE Estate Planning Consultation OR "Don't Go Broke" Strategy Session

Rick Law


Estate Planning, Disability
and Medical Assistance Lawyer

“The generous and the bold, lead the most fulfilling lives.” — Chinese proverb




In my role as lead attorney of the Law ElderLaw organization, it is my job to surround myself with people who are committed to serving our clients in a world class manner. We must be people who are trustworthy and client-oriented. Our team must see itself as an organization where not only our clients, but also our co-workers, are treated with respect and courtesy and a heartfelt commitment to put the interests of others above our own. We can only provide world class service when we ourselves live out the Golden Rule in such a way that we imagine what we would want and then grab the initiative and do that for others.

I invite my clients to hold me personally accountable for the actions, performance, and results of anyone on our team. My commitment to building a world class organization is a commitment that is never-ending.

Resume Highlights

  • Juris Doctor of Laws, Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • Attorney 1983 to present, concentrating in the areas of federal income tax, estate planning, disability, veterans benefits, and Medicaid assistance
  • Veterans Administration Accredited Attorney — www.va.gov
  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) — www.naela.org
  • General session presenter at NAELA spring conference 2008, Maui
  • Board member, NAELA Senior Rights Political Action Committee
  • Member of the Elder Abuse Sub-committee of the 16th Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois, Family Violence Committee
  • Chosen by other attorneys as member of the Leading Lawyer Network, see www.leadinglawyers.com
  • Member, Elder Counsel, a national organization of attorneys providing both estate planning and legal counsel focused on the issues of longevity, disability, and long-term healthcare. — www.eldercounsel.com
  • Member, Special Needs Alliance (SNA), a national organization committed to helping individuals with disabilities and their families — www.specialneedsalliance.org
  • Member, Academy of Special Needs Planners — www.specialneedsplanners.com
  • Member, National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA) — www.vetadvocates.com
  • Approved speaker and advisor for the Provena Medical System Speaker’s Bureau
  • Author of articles which have been published by a number of legal bar journals, NAELA News, Chicago area newspapers, and the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Member, American Association of Trust, Estate, and Elder Law Attorneys (AATEELA) — www.aateela.org
  • Associate member, Affordable Assisted Living Coalition — www.aalconline.org
  • Legal counsel for numerous churches and volunteer organizations
  • Advisory board member of Joni & Friends, Chicago (a ministry to the disabled) — http://chicago.joniandfriends.org/index.php
  • Past president, Illinois Land Title Association, 2002-2003 — www.illinoislandtitle.org
  • Bilingual English/Spanish speaker

I am married to Rosemary Law and we have four children, Adam, Diana, Catherine, and Ethan, and four grandchildren, Lucy, Daphne, Evan, and Phoebe.