Kate Curler is the Principal Attorney at The Law Office of Kate Curler LLC in Chicago, where she concentrates her practice in the areas of adult guardianships, elder law, estate planning, and probate. She is a member of the Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations, serving on the ISBA Elder Law Committee and the CBA Elder Law and Trust and Probate Committees. She is also a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys. 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,of the Law Offices of Pauline G. Dembicki in Evanston, is a sole practitioner focusing on probate, adult guardianships, and trusts. She is a frequent speaker for various bar organizations and community groups and has written articles for the American, Illinois State, Chicago, North Suburban, and Women’s Bar Associations as well as the Advocates Society. Ms. Dembicki received her B.A. from the University of Illinois Chicago 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 probate and guardianship matters. 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 University of Illinois Chicago School of Law.
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 E. Krasuski is a staff attorney at the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission in Hines, where her work is concentrated in mental health law. 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. Lawhornis an associate at Monahan Law Group, LLC, in Chicago, where she focuses her practice on guardianship and probate litigation, elder law, mental health, and child law. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association. She received her B.A. from the University of Nebraska, where she was on the Dean’s List, and her J.D. magna cum laude from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she was a Civitas Child Law Fellow and Executive Editor of the Law Journal and received a Certificate of Specialization in Child and Family Law.
Helen Mesoloras is a Partner at Dutton Casey & Mesoloras, P.C., in Chicago, where she concentrates her practice in elder law. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and served as President of the Illinois Chapter in 2017. Ms. Mesoloras is a Certified Elder Law Attorney. She is also a member of the and the Chicago Bar Association, having served as Chair of the CBA Elder Law Committee. She received her B.A. with honors and her J.D. from DePaul University.
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 28 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 Urbana-Champaign and his J.D. from the 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. She received the Chicago Bar Foundation’s Richard J. Phelan Public Service Award in 2012. Ms. Spahn received her J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law.