Charles Newland

Top rated Estate & Trust Litigation attorney in Rolling Meadows, Illinois

Charles T. Newland & Associates
Charles Newland
Charles T. Newland & Associates

Practice Areas: Estate & Trust Litigation, Estate Planning & Probate, Business Litigation; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1988

Education: The John Marshall Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

Charles T. Newland & Associates

3601 W Algonquin Rd
Suite 990
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Visit website


Attorney Charles “Chuck” Newland is the founder and owner of Charles T. Newland and Associates, which has law offices in Rolling Meadows and Lincolnshire, Illinois. Nationally recognized as one of the top attorneys in the country, Mr. Newland has more than 34 years of successful legal experience. He provides exceptional counsel and support to a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Chicago metro area who have needs involving any of the following:

  • Probate and estate administration
  • Estate and trust litigation
  • Guardianship
  • Estate Planning 
  • Business/Fiduciary litigation 
  • Personal Injury 

Drawing upon his extensive legal knowledge, Mr. Newland has helped hundreds of clients establish and enforce their final wishes for the future in order protect themselves, their families and their assets and helped families with loved ones suffering from dementia. With his business litigation experience  he has successfully helped local businesses  protect and enforce  their contractual rights with respect non-compete and non-solicitation clauses. Through his personal injury practice, he has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for those suffering needlessly as the result of someone else's negligence. 

Mr. Newland has been published in legal journals numerous times, has been frequent presenter for mandatory continuing legal education for various aspects of the probate process and trust litigation, was an adjunct professor for Trusts and Estates at College of Lake County. 

In all cases, Mr. Newland delivers highly personalized counsel to those he serves in order to fully understand their needs so that he can devise the most effective strategies possible for their unique situations. He also values open communication with his clients, and he responds to his clients' phone calls and emails promptly to address their questions and concerns and also offer updates as to the statuses of their cases.

In recognition for his outstanding professionalism and client service, Mr. Newland has earned recognition from the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of Illinois along with a Top One Percent ranking from the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He has also received "Superb" client ratings on Avvo, and the Better Business Bureau nominated his practice for the Torch Award for Market Place Business Ethics. 

A 1984 graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Mr. Newland attended University of Illinois Chicago-John Marshall Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor with Highest Distinction in 1988, graduating  3rd  in a class of over 200, he received the Hornbook Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement as well as the Corpus Juris Secundum Award for Significant Legal Scholarship.

An active member and leader in his legal community, Mr. Newland served as co-chair of the Lake County Bar Association's Trust & Estate Committee, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Northwest Suburban Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations.

Practice areas

Estate & Trust Litigation, Estate Planning & Probate, Business Litigation, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Brain Injury, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Probate & Estate Administration, Slip and Fall, Will Contests, Wrongful Death

  • 60% Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 20% Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10% Business Litigation
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1988, Illinois

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Guardian Ad Litem Services through Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, 2019
  • LCBA-Guardianship Help Desk, 2017
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Admitted to the Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois, 2015
  • Admitted to The Supreme Court of the United States, 2013
Representative Clients:
  • Represent Devon Bank as guardian of disabled persons estates and personal representative of decedent estates, 2019
  • Porte Brown, LLC-representing major area CPA firm in enforcing non-compete clause of employment contract, draft revisions to employment contract and represent them with subpoena compliance as non-party respondents, 2019
Educational Background:
  • Creigton University School of Law-Selected For Moot Court Board, 1985
  • University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Business Administration, 1984
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers’ Association
  • 19th Judicial Circuit Court-Probate Division  Forms Committee, 2018
  • Member, Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Member, Lake County Bar Association
  • Appointed by Probate Judge of Nineteenth Judicial Circuit as Guardian Ad Litem in disabled persons estates, 2018
  • 19th Judicial Circuit Court of Lake County-Probate Court Local Rules Committee, 2014
  • Lake County Bar Association-Co-Chair Trust & Estate Committee, 2013 - 2015
  • Adjunct Professor of Probate Law at College of Lake County-ABA accredited Paralegal Studies Program from 2011 - 2013
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyers of Illinois, American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA), Awarded every year since 2014, 2019
  • Graduating 3rd in a class of 210, The John Marshall Law School, 1988
  • 10 out of 10 Rating, Avvo, Has maintained 10 out of 10 rating since 2014, 2019
  • Corpus Juris Secundum Award For Significant Legal Scholarship, West Publishing Company, Awarded at Law School Graduation, 1988
  • Hornbook Award For Outstanding Scholastic Achievement, West Publishing Company, Presented at Law School Graduation, 1988
  • Creighton University School of Law, International Moot Court Board, Appointed to board as quarterfinalist in International Law Moot Court Competition, 1986
  • Filmed  a video for the Illinois State Bar Association-E-clip on the basics of uncontested guardianship for disabled adults., Uncontested Guardianship of a Disabled Adult, Legal Profession, 2016
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Published Article regarding the Illinois CPA privilege and recent Illinois Supreme Court opinion regarding its application, Author of Published Article, The Illinois CPA Privilege, Lake County Bar Association Journal-The Docket, Legal Profession, 2018
  • Presenting statutory and case authority pertaining to fiduciary  duties of trust attorney to beneficiaries of a trust, Presenter, Duties Owed By Fiduciary's Attorney to Beneficiaries, Lake County Bar Association, Legal Profession-Lake County Bar Assoc., Annual Estate And Trust Conference, 2017
  • Presented statute and case law regarding rarely used section of the Illinois Probate Act to reduce liens in order to sell real estate for a decedent's estate, Presenter, "Underwater" Residence in Probate Cases, Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association, Legal Profession-Probate And Real Estate Attorneys, 2017
  • Presented statutory and case law regarding preparation and presentation of uncontested guardianship proceedings for disabled adults for the Illinois State Bar Association, Presenter , Uncontested Guardianship of a Disabled Adult, Illinois State Bar Association, Legal Profession-Probate Practitioners, 2015
  • Presented on issues concerning limited guardianship in disabled persons estates, Presenter, Guardian Ad Litem Training, Lake County Bar Association, Legal Profession, 2015
  • Considerations and parameters for limited guardianship of disabled persons, Presenter , Limited Guardianship, Lake County Bar Association, Legal Profession, 2014
  • Presentation of new uniform jurisdictional statute for continuing legal education, Presenter, Uniform Adult Guardianship Protected Persons Jurisdiction Act, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Legal Profession, 2014
  • Article pertaining to Illinois recently adopting the Uniform Adult Guardianship Protected Persons Jurisdiction Act, Author of Published Article, Jurisdictional Disputes in Adult Guardianship Matters, Lake County Bar Association Journal-The Docket, Legal Profession-Probate Practitioners, 2012
  • Article concerned duties of guardians in investing a ward's funds, Author of Published Article, Lost Opportunity Can Lead to Surcharge of Guardian, Lake County Bar Association Journal-The Docket, Legal Profession-Probate Practitioners, 2010
  • Published article regarding attorneys' fees in probate cases and the judge's discretion in awarding fees, Author of Published Article, Satisfying the "Gatekeeper" , Lake County Bar Association Journal-The Docket, Legal Profession-Probate Practitioners, 2009
  • Published article on litigating cases in the Illinois Court of Claims against the Illinois Attorney General, Author of Published Article, Pot Luck in The Court of Claims, Lake County Bar Association Journal-The Docket, Legal Profession, 2008
  • Published article re: statutory law and case law  regarding Pay on Death Accounts and Trust Accounts at financial institutions, Co-Author of published article, Reading the Poor Man's Will, Lake County Bar Association Journal-The Docket, Legal Profession, 2007

Office location for Charles Newland

3601 W Algonquin Rd
Suite 990
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Phone: 847-780-2777


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