Carla D. Fiessinger

Top rated Estate Planning & Probate attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Monahan Law Group, LLC
Carla D. Fiessinger
Monahan Law Group, LLC

Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 2004

Education: Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2014

Monahan Law Group, LLC

55 West Monroe Street
Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60603 Visit website

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Carla D. Fiessinger is a partner at Monahan Law Group, LLC. She represents clients from Chicago, Illinois, and throughout the nation in cases of estate planning, with a focus on mental health. These practice areas may include special needs planning, risk management, real estate, probate and estate administration, litigation and appeals, landlord-tenant disputes, health care law, guardianship, elder law, and community-based services.

With a Bachelor of Science in biology, Ms. Fiessinger graduated cum laude from Indiana University. She then attended law school at Loyola University School of Law, where she once again graduated cum laude, this time with her Juris Doctor. At Loyola University Elder Law Clinic, she was a graduate teacher. Admitted to practice in the state of Illinois, she is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

Ms. Fiessinger has been intrinsically involved with The Chicago Bar Association. Currently an active member, she was also chair or vice-chair of the Probate Practice Committee, the Elder Law Committee, and the Mental Health and Disability Law Committee. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and a former Fellow for the pro bono Guardian ad Litem Project.

As a pro bono guardian ad litem in guardianship cases for Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, she actively gives back to her community on a regular basis. Ms. Fiessinger also served the community through her work as a former member of the Misericordia Young Professionals Board. She has taught many seminars and classes for The Chicago Bar Association.

Practice areas

Estate Planning & Probate

Focus areas

Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration

  • 100% Estate Planning & Probate

First Admitted: 2004, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.monahanlawllc.com/attorney/fiessinger-carla-d/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Misericordia Young Professionals Board, Former Member
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Pro Bono Guardian Ad Litem in Guardianship Cases, 2004 - Present    
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • The Chicago Bar Association, Probate Committee, Chair, 2012 - 2013  
  • The Chicago Bar Association, Elder Law Committee, Chair, 2012 - 2013
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 2006 - Present
  • The Chicago Bar Association, Mental Health and Disability Law Committee, Chair, 2014 - 2015
  • Illinois
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, Member, 2013 - Present
  • The Chicago Bar Association, Mental Health and Disability Law Committee, Vice-Chair, 2013 - 2014
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
Honors/Awards:
  • Selected to Rising Stars Super Lawyers, 2014  
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • Pro Bono Guardian Ad Litem Project, Fellow  
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Moderator, Obtaining Social Security Benefits for Persons with Mental Disability, The Chicago Bar Association, Mental Health and Disability Law Committee, June 16, 2015
  • Loyola University Elder Law Clinic, Graduate Teaching, 2005
  • Presenter, The Role of the Guardian ad Litem, The Chicago Bar Association, Probate Planning Potpourri, November 19, 2009  
  • Moderator, Probate Practice Seminar Part 1, The Chicago Bar Association, Probate Practice Committee, November 10, 2010
  • Moderator, The Financial Aspect of Aging: How to Counsel Your Client on Asset Management and Recovery Under Powers of Attorney and in Guardianship, The Chicago Bar Association, Elder Law Committee, May 8, 2012
  • Presenter, Guardianship 101, The Chicago Bar Association, May 30, 2012
  • Moderator, Aging Gracefully in the World of Elder Law: How to Avoid the Wrinkles of Medicaid, V Benefits and Being an Agent Under POA, The Chicago Bar Association, Elder Law Committee, April 24, 2013
  • Presenter, Guardianship 101, The Chicago Bar Association, September 24, 2013
Educational Background:
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, Bachelor of Science with cum laude in Biology

Office location for Carla D. Fiessinger

55 West Monroe Street
Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60603

Phone: 312-419-0252

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2014

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