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William S. Wilson

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Over 30 years ago, Bill Wilson began his legal career along side his dad, James T. Wilson and practiced with him until his passing in 2008. Bill carries on the legacy of compassionate, expert legal counsel concentrating in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Business Succession, Medicaid Planning and Estate Planning for Families that have Children with Disabilities.

Bill feels a “profound obligation to provide counsel that ensures the safety of the hard earned assets of families.”

He extends that obligation outside of his practice too. Currently, he serves as President of Aging Care Connections Board, a not-for-profit agency in La Grange, Illinois that services the needs of the older adult, as well as a member of the Economic Development and Strategic Planning Committees. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Chicago Bar Association Committees on Trust Law, Asset Protection and Elder Law. He is also a member of Illinois State Bar Association Standing Committee on Law Office Management and Economics. He is the past president of Helping Hand Center, an agency serving persons with disabilities, and also of the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. He currently serves on the board of the LaGrange, Illinois Kiwanis International organization.

Bill is a charter member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners and is also a guardian and trustee for a disabled adult.

He received his B.A.in history at the University of Texas at Austin, with high honors, and graduated from Northwestern School of Law. He continues to present seminars on Elder Law, Estate Planning, Asset Protection and Special Needs Planning throughout the Chicago area. He has also written several articles on these topics and has been quoted in US News and World Report and in 2011 was named one of Chicago’s Top Wealth Managers as listed in Chicago Magazine.

Bill lives in La Grange, Illinois with his wife, Julie, and son, Glenn. He enjoys coaching basketball, training hunting dogs and is a member of the Civil War Roundtable and is a member of the Union League Club.

Education

J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1983

B.A. History, University of Texas, 1980

Bar Admissions Illinois, 1983
Publications and Media Coverage

US News & World Report, November 5, 2007 – Partner Bill Wilson was quoted as a legal source in the article “How to Avoid a Death Trap” about the importance of proper estate planning.

The Doings Hinsdale, September 24, 2009 - "Making POA's Work for You."

Chicago Life Magazine, October 13, 2012 - Elder Mediation, by Marilyn Soltis

Client Reviews
★★★★★
"We just received the refund from the facility today. Thank You so very much for all your help with my Mom's file. You and the staff at Wilson & Wilson Estate Planning & Elder Law LLC are outstanding people. It is an Honor to have your law office represent us. I would like to keep in touch with you for future family business." Lou Spataro
★★★★★
"I have known Bill Wilson for years and referred the services of Wilson & Wilson Estate Planning & Elder Law LLC Law Offices to many of my clients. I know they will be met with compassion as well as excellent counsel which is important to families in stressful situations. Dealing with the families in crisis requires skills all of the staff at Wilson & Wilson Estate Planning & Elder Law LLC demonstrate every day." Andrea Donovon
★★★★★
"Bill and his team are outstanding! They are thoughtful, caring and able to handle virtually any estate-related matter. They can take complicated matters and make them simple to understand. And on simple matters, they get it done quickly and for a reasonable fee. I highly recommend the Wilson & Wilson Estate Planning & Elder Law LLC team." G.Grant Dixon III
★★★★★
"Dear Ms. Rabuck, Please accept my sincere appreciation of your involvement and efforts in this case. You have been most understanding, competent and patient as we pursued this matter over the last several months." Robert N. Milano
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Gentlemen: "Your office has served me well. Ms. Anne J. Rabuck did an outstanding job of bringing my mixed estate to an orderly conclusion. She is to be complimented. Your staff treated me with respect and cordiality. It was my pleasure to deal with your office. I would recommend you to anyone." Bryon D. Murgatroyd