Elizabeth A. Garlovsky

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Lake Forest, IL

Lesser Lutrey Pasquesi & Howe, LLP
 | 191 E. Deerpath Rd., Suite 300
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Phone: 847-295-8800
Fax: 847-295-8886
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (60%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (30%),
  • Family Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

Elizabeth A. Garlovsky is an attorney at Lesser Lutrey Pasquesi & Howe, LLP, in Lake Forest, Illinois. Ms. Garlovsky handles estate planning, guardianship and probate matters involving trust administration and litigation, premarital agreements, and wealth transfers. She serves clients throughout the state of Illinois.

An active member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Ms. Garlovsky belongs to the association’s trusts and estates section. She also serves as a public outreach committee member of the Chicago Estate Planning Council and belongs to the probate forms committee of The Chicago Bar Association.

In addition to her practice and involvement in the Illinois legal community, Ms. Garlovsky has lectured extensively on estate and trust administration, litigation and planning for groups, including the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. She serves on the board of education for Township High School District 113, located in Deerfield, Illinois.

Ms. Garlovsky enjoys giving back to her community and does pro bono work for nonprofit organizations such as the Crystal Lake, Illinois, based Senior Care Volunteer Network and the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic, as well as individuals at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center. She participates in fundraising and events for Cycle for Survival, an organization committed to raising funding for cancer research.

Ms. Garlovsky obtained a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After completing her undergraduate education, she earned her law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She received a license to practice law in Illinois in 1996. She appears before all Illinois state courts.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (60%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Estate & Trust Litigation (30%): Will Contests

Family Law (10%): Prenuptial Agreements

Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Will Contests, Prenuptial Agreements

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019

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About Elizabeth Garlovsky

Admitted: 1996, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.llphlegal.com/About-the-Firm/Elizabeth-Garlovsky...

Honors/Awards:

  • Illinois Super Lawyer, 2015 - 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chicago Estate Planning Council, Member/Public Outreach Committee Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member/New Attorney Mentor/Probate Forms Committee
  • Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE), Member/Frequent Speaker/Planning Committee Member, Annual Estate Planning Short Course
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section Member/New Attorney Mentor
  • Illinois, 1996
  • Township High School District 113, Member, Board of Education, 2017 - Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Cycle for Survival, Fundraiser
  • James Lovell Federal Healthcare Center
  • Highland Park/Highwood Legal Aid Clinic
  • Chicago Senior Care Volunteer Network

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • The Probate Process: What you should know before you file your appearance, National Business Institute Estate Planning and Administration, the Complete Guide, Naperville, IL, 2015 - Present
  • Everything Old is New Again: Drafting tips under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Trusts and Estates Magazine
  • Advice for Estate Planners Dealing with Client Divorces
  • Planning for Guardianships, IICLE Estate Planning Short Course, Chicago and Champaign, IL, 2005 - Present
  • The Marriage of Estate Planning and Divorce, Chicago Bar Association, Probate Practice Committee, Chicago, IL, 2007 - Present
  • Impact of Civil Unions on Estate Planning & Administration, Lake County Bar Association Annual Trusts and Estates Conference, Lake Forest, IL, 2011 - Present
  • Will Distribution Provisions, IICLE Illinois Form Builder – Illinois Wills, Chicago, IL, 2014 - Present
  • Fundamental Principles of Will Drafting, National Business Institute, Naperville, IL, 2014 - Present
  • Advising Small & Moderate Estates, IICLE Estate Planning Short Course, Chicago and Champaign, IL, 2014 - Present
  • The Probate Process in Illinois, Estate Planning Short Course, Chicago and Champaign, IL, 2015 - Present
  • Post-Divorce Bliss (Divorce Issues Affecting Estate Planning and Probate), ATG Trust Company Live Webinar, 2017 - Present
  • “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,” Decanting and Virtual Representation, IICLE Estate Planning Short Course, Chicago and Champaign, IL, 2016 - Present
  • Estate Planning Fundamentals, Capital Strategies Women’s Forum, Chicago and Oakbrook, IL, 2017 - Present
  • Post-Divorce Bliss (Divorce Issues Affecting Estate Planning and Probate), IICLE Estate Planning Short Course, Chicago and Champaign, IL, 2017 - Present
  • Trust Planning for Divorce and Blended Families, ALI–CLE Estate Planning in Depth, Madison, WI, 2017 - Present
  • Post-Divorce Bliss (Divorce Issues Affecting Estate Planning and Probate), Northwest Suburban Estate Planning Council, Arlington Heights, IL, 2017 - Present

Educational Background:

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 1993

Industry Groups

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Chicago Estate Planning Council
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Lawyer's Club Of Chicago
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Office Location for Elizabeth A. Garlovsky

191 E. Deerpath Rd.
Suite 300
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Phone: 847-295-8800

Fax: 847-295-8886

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Last Updated: 12/8/2018

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