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Kate Curler is the Principal Attorney at The Law Office of Kate Curler in Chicago, where she concentrates her practice in the areas of adult guardianships, nursing home placement and contracts, senior advocacy, elder law, estate planning, and probate. She is a member of the Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations, serving on the CBA Elder Law and Probate Practice Committees. She is also an active member of the Union League Club of Chicago, where she serves as Cochair of the Lawyers Group and is on the Library and Admissions Committees. Ms. Curler received her B.A. with honors from Michigan State University and her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.
Pauline G. Dembicki is a sole practitioner in Evanston, where her practice focuses on estate planning, trusts, prenuptials, elder law, powers of attorney, probate and trust administration, guardianship administration, and related contested matters. She is a recipient of volunteer awards from IICLE® and the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Volunteer Award and an award from the North Suburban Bar Association. Ms. Dembicki received her B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle and her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Ruben M. Garcia is a Partner at Ruben M. Garcia & Associates, Ltd., in Wilmette and Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in contested probate estates, including guardianship estates. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, and the Illinois State Bar Association. Mr. Garcia received his B.S. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School.
Enid Kempe is a Partner at Enid Kempe, P.C., in Berwyn, where she concentrates her practice in adult guardianships, probate, and estate planning. Ms. Kempe is a member of the Illinois State and American Bar Associations and a member and Past President of the West Suburban Bar Association. She is also an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago Institute of Paralegal Studies. Ms. Kempe received both her B.A. and J.D. from DePaul University.
Ann Krasuski is a staff attorney at the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission in Hines, where her work is concentrated in mental health law and appellate practice. Before attending law school, she worked for the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program in Seattle and in New York, advocating for residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Ms. Krasuski received her M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.
Elizabeth A. Lawhorn is an associate at the Monahan Law Group, LLC, in Chicago, where she focuses on guardianship, probate, and mental health law. She is a former adjunct professor of legal writing at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Ms. Lawhorn received her B.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her J.D. magna cum laude from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she was a Civitas Child Law Fellowship recipient and received a Certificate of Specialization in Child and Family Law.
Helen Mesoloras is a Partner with Dutton Casey & Mesoloras, P.C., in Chicago, where she focuses her practice in the area of elder law. Ms. Mesoloras is Past President of the Illinois Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and Past Chair of the Elder Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. She received her B.A. with honors from DePaul University and her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.
Joseph T. Monahan is the Founder of Monahan Law Group, LLC, in Chicago, where he is a steadfast advocate for persons with disabilities, their families, and the professionals who serve them. He has been an adjunct professor of mental health law for over 20 years at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and has repeatedly served as Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association Mental Health Law Committee. He is also a member of the Chicago Bar Association and numerous other professional and service organizations. He received his B.A. and M.S.W. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.
Laurel Spahn is a staff attorney at the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission in Hines, where her practice is focused on mental health law and appellate practice. She received the Chicago Bar Foundation’s Richard J. Phelen Public Service Award in 2012. Ms. Spahn received her J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law.
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