Melissa (Missy) Turk

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Chicago, IL

Delaney Delaney & Voorn, Ltd.
111 N Wabash Ave, Suite 1205
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 708-675-8922
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2017
Practice Areas: Estate & Trust Litigation (50%), Estate Planning & Probate (50%)
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Attorney Profile

As an associate at Delaney Delaney & Voorn, Ltd., Melissa (Missy) Turk represents clients in the state of Illinois, with a focus on the Chicagoland metropolitan region, Orland Park, Oak Brook and Chicago. Her legal focus includes trust and estate-related appellate work, fiduciary defense and breach of fiduciary duty claims, estate and trust litigation and administration, and routine and contested guardianship matters.

Ms. Turk first graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services before attending law school. She earned her Juris Doctor from Loyola University School of Law and was certified in trial advocacy. While in law school, she worked for the Cook County State Attorney’s Office in the Felony Trial, Juvenile Justice and Child Protection divisions. For her commitment to public service, she received the Loyola Leadership, Service and Public Interest Recognition Award.

At Loyola, Ms. Turk was also the vice president of Loyola’s Public Interest Law Society and participated in the Honors Appellate Advocacy Program. She is currently the associate board vice president for Court Appointed Special Advocates and is dedicated to and passionate about children in foster care as a child welfare advocate.

She is currently the Probate Law Practice Committee of The Chicago Bar Association’s Chair. In areas of Advanced Evidence and Evidence, she regularly lectures for Professor William X. Elward, and is experienced in managing complex legal issues such as will contests, will hearings and trial and appellate trust disputes. Ms. Turk represents both individual and corporate guardians through each phase of administration for disabled minors and adults and guardianship litigation.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 50%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

Will Contests, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021

About Melissa (Missy) Turk

Admitted: 2017, Illinois

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Educational Background

  • Loyola University Chicago with a dual B.S. in Psychology and Human Services


  • Recipient of the Loyola Leadership, Service, and Public Interest Recognition Award

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Vice President of Loyola’s Public Interest Law Society
  • Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Probate Law Practice Committee

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Guest Lecturer for Professor William X. Elward in the areas of Evidence and Advanced Evidence
  • Loyola’s Honors Appellate Advocacy Program
  • Certified Pure Barre instructor

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Associate Board Vice President for Court Appointed Special Advocates
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
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Office Location for Melissa (Missy) Turk

111 N Wabash Ave
Suite 1205
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 708-675-8922

Last Updated: 6/8/2021

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