ELIZABETH M. KIRCHER
As an Associate Attorney in the Estate Planning Department, Elizabeth provides clients with a highly personalized estate plan to meet their wishes and concerns. Elizabeth is privileged to assist clients in protecting their legacy and providing for their families and loved ones.
- ESTATE PLANNING
- WILLS AND TRUSTS
- ESTATE AND TRUST ADMINISTRATION
- POWERS OF ATTORNEY FOR HEALTHCARE AND PROPERTY
- LIVING WILLS
- HIPAA AUTHORIZATION
In the Fall of 2017, Waltz, Palmer & Dawson, LLC welcomed Elizabeth M. Kircher to the practice of law. Elizabeth concentrates her practice on creating individualized estate plans for disability and death. She strives to address her client’s needs and protect their assets, for their families and loved ones, thus providing them with peace of mind. She focuses on accomplishing each client’s unique objectives, including preparing for the possibility of incapacity, enabling them to avoid expensive and timely court proceedings, such as probate and guardianships. When probate court or guardianship is appropriate and necessary, Elizabeth seeks to guide her clients to make informed decisions, consistent with their individual requirements, in the most streamlined and efficient manner possible.
Elizabeth obtained her Juris Doctorate in May 2016 from Western State College of Law in Irvine, California, where she received a full academic scholarship spanning 2014-2016, and where she was honored to be invited to the Dean’s Circle. While in law school, Elizabeth realized her interest in estate planning and focused her education upon estate planning, wills and trusts, probate and taxation. As a law student, Elizabeth worked as a Certified Law Clerk, which allowed her to practice law while supervised by a licensed attorney.
Elizabeth is licensed to practice law in both Illinois and California.
The desire to work in law is not new to Elizabeth. In 2010, Elizabeth began her legal career as a Paralegal who worked closely with attorneys in the field of real estate, estate planning, and personal injury allowing Elizabeth to gain experience working on wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. While there, she realized her passion for law and decided to become an attorney.
Elizabeth volunteers for and participates in various charitable walks and runs. For the last three years, she fund-raised and ran a 10k for Pediatric Cancer and Race for Rescues. In May 2017, Elizabeth and her husband adopted a rescue puppy named Daisy, who quickly became a part of the family.
EDUCATION AND BAR ADMITTANCE
- Western State College of Law – Juris Doctorate cum laude – 2016
- California State University, Los Angeles – BA
- Joliet Junior College – AA
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
- Illinois State Bar Association, Member
- Chicago Bar Association, Member
- Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International, Alumni Member
- 2020, Selected to the Illinois Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers.
Waltz, Palmer & Dawson, LLC is a full-service law firm with various areas of service to assist your business, including: Employment Law, Intellectual Property, Commercial Real Estate, Business Immigration, Litigation and general Business Law services. Individual services include Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, Probate, Guardianship, Divorce and Family Law, Collaborative Divorce & Mediation.
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