Michael S. DeLaney

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Orland Park, IL

Delaney Delaney & Voorn, Ltd.
14524 John Humphrey Drive
Orland Park, IL 60462
Phone: 708-675-8922
Fax: 866-282-6506
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas: Elder Law (50%), Estate & Trust Litigation (40%), Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Michael S. Delaney is a senior partner with Delaney Delaney & Voorn, Ltd., law firm, which has law offices located in Chicago, Oak Brook and Orland Park, Illinois. Board certified as an elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation **, Mr. Delaney has more than 21 years of total legal experience, and he provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout Chicago and all across the state who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Adult guardianships and conservatorships

· Guardianship litigation

· Probate litigation

· Long-term care planning, Medicaid planning and special needs planning

· Elder law

Among his legal credentials, Mr. Delaney also serves as guardian ad litem for complex guardianship cases throughout his region, and he has become known as a fierce and tireless advocate of his elderly clients during all legal proceedings. Over the course of his legal career, he has achieved considerable success helping families protect their disabled loved ones, and he has secured many favorable outcomes for those victimized by financial exploitation and undue influence.

Honored for his impeccable professionalism, high ethical standards and outstanding legal abilities, Ms. Delaney has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with a Top Lawyer designation from Leading Lawyers Network. He has also received many other consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers along with numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

Widely regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Delaney has contributed to "Illinois Jurisprudence" as well as " Ethics in Elder Law," and he has served as faculty member of the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education. He has also served as Vice President of the National Elder Law Foundation as well as Chairperson of the Chicago Bar Association's Elder Law Section. In addition, he serves on various committees of the Illinois Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and other professional legal organizations.

Mr. Delaney began his legal career in 1999 after obtaining his Juris Doctor from Lewis & Clark Law School and his license to practice from the Illinois State Bar Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.  

**The State of Illinois does not require or recognize board certification as necessary to practice law in the State

Practice Areas
  • 50%Elder Law
  • 40%Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

Guardianships & Conservatorships, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021

About Michael S. DeLaney

Admitted: 1999, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.ddvelderlaw.com/team/michael-delaney/

Educational Background

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bachelor’s Degree

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Committee Member, Illinois Chapter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys in Illinois
  • President, National Elder Law Foundation
  • Chairperson, Elder Law Section, Chicago Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author, Illinois Jurisprudence, Lexis-Nexis
  • Faculty Member, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Contributing Author, Legal Treatise Ethics in Elder Law
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Office Location for Michael S. DeLaney

14524 John Humphrey Drive
Orland Park, IL 60462

Phone: 708-675-8922

Fax: 866-282-6506

Last Updated: 6/8/2021

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