Attorney Michelle Bugajsky focuses her practice on probate, estate planning, and family law. Whether assisting clients in planning for their futures or helping clients through problems in the here and now, Michelle provides caring and thoughtful legal services. Michelle takes great pride in combining her keen legal expertise of probate and estate planning law with a plan uniquely crafted for each specific client or family.
Michelle attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree, double majoring in Political Science and Criminal Justice. Thereafter, Michelle accepted an academic scholarship to attend the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent School of Law. While attending Kent, Michelle focused her studies on family law, taxation and estate planning. At this time, Michelle served as a research assistant for Professor Jonathan Decatorsmith. In addition, Michelle had the privilege of completing a judicial externship for the Hon. Raul Vega in the post-decree domestic relations division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. As a judicial extern, Michelle gained rare insight into judicial decision-making and courtroom strategy. Practicing for two years as a 711 student attorney in Chicago-Kent’s family law and low-income taxpayer clinics, Michelle gained vast and invaluable legal experience. In doing so, Michelle found her true passion for helping families in need. Following graduation, Michelle successfully completed a post-juris doctorate program earning a certificate in advanced legal studies with an emphasis in family law and estate planning.
As a founding partner at SBK Law Group, Michelle’s goal is to continue to bring her client’s personal, creative, and attentive legal services in the areas of decedent’s estates, estate administration, guardianships, estate planning, mediation, and family law. Her vision for SBK is to offer clients a welcoming environment with High-quality legal services.