Joseph T. Monahan

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Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Chicago, IL

Monahan Law Group, LLC
 | 55 West Monroe Street, Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-419-0252
Fax: 312-419-7428
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Elder Law (40%),
  • Health Care (30%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (30%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of Monahan Law Group, LLC, Joseph T. Monahan is committed to representing clients in Chicago and Cook County, Illinois. He focuses his practice on estate planning and elder law, handling cases that involve the following matters: special needs and disability planning, guardianship proceedings, mental health and financial exploitation.

After receiving an undergraduate and postgraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Mr. Monahan began a career as a social worker. He then went on to earn a law degree from DePaul University College of Law in 1984.

With a strong background of working with child welfare programs, Mr. Monahan understands the policy and legislation behind issues such as mental health and legal services for the disabled. He brings that perspective and compassion to his practice as he helps clients resolve adult guardianship matters. He treats clients with respect and advocates on their behalf to ensure their rights are protected. Mr. Monahan has been appointed to represent disabled people in complex cases involving fraud and exploitation, and he has experience representing social service agencies and hospitals. For his achievements, he was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.

In addition to his work in the courtroom, Mr. Monahan has actively worked on legislative issues surrounding the Illinois Probate Act and the state's mental health codes. He regularly shares his knowledge with others, lecturing on topics including mental health and guardianship. Active in the legal community, Mr. Monahan holds memberships with the Illinois State Bar Association and The Chicago Bar Association. He has also served as a board member for the National Association for Down Syndrome and currently serves as an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Elder Law (40%)

Health Care (30%): Hospital Law, Nursing Home, Health & Health Care Law

Estate Planning & Probate (30%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Focus Areas

Hospital Law, Nursing Home, Health & Health Care Law, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019

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About Joseph Monahan

Admitted: 1985, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.monahanlawllc.com/Attorneys/Joseph-T-Monahan.sht...

Honors/Awards:

  • Appointed the ISBA representative on the Senate’s Committee to revise the Mental Health Code

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified social worker

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Adjunct professor of law, Loyola Law School
  • Elected member of the Pope John XXIII School Board in Evanston, Illinois
  • Hearing officer for the Illinois State Board of Education, 1987-1997
  • Appointed trustee of the Legal Defense Fund for the National Association of Social Workers, 2003-2005
  • Served on the board of the National Association of Down Syndrome
  • Mental Health Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association, Member and Past chair 
  • Illinois Bar Association’s Study Committee of Mental Health Law, Member and Past chair
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Illinois Bar

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois (1977)
  • Masters degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign (1978) 
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Office Location for Joseph T. Monahan

55 West Monroe Street
Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60603

Phone: 312-419-0252

Fax: 312-419-7428

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Last Updated: 12/7/2018

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