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James Siebert, President Elect PDF Print E-mail

James SiebertJAMES C. SIEBERT is the principal of the Law Office of James C. Siebert & Associates. The Law Office of James C. Siebert & Associates provides legal services throughout the Chicago area concentrating in Elder Law, Medicaid AND Long Term Care Planning, Asset Preservation, Medicaid Application Representation, Child Caretaker Agreements, Appeals of Medicaid Denials or unfavorable decisions, Nursing Home Contract Review, Nursing Home Injuries and Abuse, Estate Planning, Revocable Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Special Needs Planning, Probate Administration, Trust Administration, Guardianship and Real Estate. Mr. Siebert is one of only twelve Illinois Attorneys who have received the prestigious designation of CELA or Certified Elder Law Attorney issued by the National Elder Law Foundation the only national organization certifying practitioners of elder and special needs law certified by the American Bar Association. The Illinois Supreme Court does not recognize certifications of specialties in any area of law and the CELA certification is not required in order to practice elder law, however it evidences the enhanced knowledge, skills, experience, and proficiency in Elder Law necessary to achieve that certification.  

Mr. Siebert is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Illinois Bar Association and the Northwest Suburban Bar Association.  Mr. Siebert received a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and a Juris Doctor from the De Paul University College of Law. Prior to going into private practice, Mr. Siebert 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. Mr. Siebert is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics related to Elder Law and Estate Planning, and has been actively involved in his community in numerous volunteer positions throughout the years.
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