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Charles Todd Newland

Charles Todd Newland

College of Lake County
  • Probate, Business Law, Estate Planning ...
  • Illinois
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I have been practicing law for over 32 years. I graduated 3rd in my class from law school, so I had the opportunity to work at one of Chicago's largest law firms on Michigan Avenue, Ross & Hardies, right out of law school. At that time my experience was mostly in the area of personal injury law having clerked during law school for one of the nations top personal injury lawyers, Leonard M. Ring & Associates. In April of 1991 I started my own firm that has continued to prosper under the philosophy of providing, "Quality, Caring and Experienced Legal Representation." The common thread between the probate, trust and business litigation matters is the Fiduciary Relationships involved and the alleged breaches of fiduciary duties that occur in estate, trust and business matters.

One of the keys to our success is are AVAILABILITY and COMMUNICATION with our clients because we are aware that the lack of communication is one of the most frequent complaints about attorneys.

The quality of our work has earned my firm a respected reputation amongst our colleagues and the judges we appear before and provide a significant source of client referrals. I am proud to have been recognized by peer review as an ILLINOIS SUPER LAWYER.

University of Illinois - Chicago John Marshall Law School
J.D. (1988) | Law
Honors: Graduated 3rd out of Class of 210 Order of John Marshall- Top 15% West Hornbook Award for Academic Achievement CJS Award for Legal Scholarship
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Creighton University School of Law
Honors: Selected for the International Moot Court Board
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Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor of Probate and Estate Law
College of Lake County
Articles & Publications
Jurisdictional Disputes In Adult Guardianship Cases
The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar Association
Lost Opportunity May Lead to Surcharge for Guardian
The Lake County Bar Journal- The Docket
Satisfying the "Gatekeeper" Attorney's Fees in Probate
The Docket (Lake County Bar Journal)
Pot Luck in the Court of Claims-Suing the State of Illinois
The Docket-(Lake County Bar Journal)
Reading the Poor Man's Will-Documentation of POD/Trust Accounts
The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar Association
Speaking Engagements
Guardianship Jurisdiction, Elder Law Short Course, Oakbrook
Limited Guardianship, LCBA Trust Estate Committee, Waukegan
Limited Guardianship, GAL Training Workshop, Waukegan
Circuit Court 19th Judicial Circuit-Lake County Illinois
Uncontested Guardianship, Guardianship Boot Camp, Chicago
llinois State Bar Association
GAL Training Limited Guardianship, Circuit Court 19th Judicial Circuit Lake County Illinois
The CPA/Client Privilege, Lake County Bar Association Trust & Estate Section, Waukegan
Selling "Underwater" Property Free of Liens in Probate, IRELA Monthly Meeting, Schaumburg
Trustee's Attorney's Duty To Beneficiaries, LCBA Trust & Estate Committee Annual Conference, Lake Forrest-Knollwood CC
Torch Award for Market Place Business Ethics
Better Business Bureau Nomination
Top 1 % of Attorneys Nationally
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in Illinois
The American Society of Legal Advocates
Hornbook Award For Outstanding Scholastic Achievement
West Publishing Company
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar  # 6199090
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Lake County Bar Association
Member-former Co-Chairman of the Estate and Trust Committee
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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U.S District Court-Northern District of Illinois
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
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Contact & Map
Charles T. Newland & Associates.
3601 Algonquin Road, Suite 990
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Telephone: (847) 797-9300
Fax: (847) 797-9301
Charles T. Newland & Associates.
728 Florsheim Dr.
Suite 990
Libertyville, IL 60048
Telephone: (847) 797-9300