Mallory Moreno joins Chuhak & Tecson's Estate & Trust Administration & Litigation and Estate Planning & Asset Protection groups
Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. is pleased to announce that Mallory A. Moreno
has joined the firm as a principal in the Estate & Trust Administration & Litigation and Estate Planning & Asset Protection groups.
“We are thrilled to have someone with Mallory’s experience and passion for advocating on behalf of our aging population and people with disabilities,” said Lindsey Paige Markus, principal and leader of the firm’s 25-attorney Estate Planning & Asset Protection Practice Group. “Her compassionate, practical and collaborative approach to finding solutions to some of life’s most difficult issues provides clients with support and solace.”
Moreno’s practice focuses on adult guardianships, estate and trust administration and litigation, including financial exploitation, will and trust contests, fiduciary disputes, issues of capacity, powers of attorneys, undue influence, financial exploitation, citations and fraud. A significant portion of her practice is dedicated to long-term care planning, Medicaid, Medicaid appeals, estate planning, special needs planning and disability law.
In representing seniors and individuals with special needs, many of whom are unable to speak for themselves, Moreno finds some of the most rewarding aspects of practicing law. Helping clients faced with life-changing health problems, planning for a loved one’s long-term care or experiencing issues involving the care of a special needs individual, Moreno’s extensive experience, legal acumen and concern offer clients encouragement, reassurance and support.
Moreno is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA), an exclusive honor awarded to a select group of attorneys by the National Elder Law Foundation. As of 2021, there are only 17 CELAs in Illinois providing solutions on complex elder law issues.
Moreno serves as vice president for the Illinois Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (IL NAELA), an organization involved in advancing legislation on behalf of elder law attorneys and their clients and which provides continuing legal education on matters involving seniors and people with special needs. She also chairs several of IL NAELA’s committees.
Moreno is a frequent faculty speaker for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) as well as other organizations. In addition, she serves as co-chair of the Young Lawyers’ section of the Chicago Bar Association’s Serving our Seniors Committee. Moreno volunteers and is a board member of a not for profit organization called W.A.L.L.S, Inc. which stands for Working Adults Learning Lifelong Skills, a life skills center for adults with disabilities, and she is also a volunteer with the Special Olympics.
Moreno received her B.A. degree from Miami University, Magna Cum Laude, and earned her J.D. degree from DePaul University of Law, receiving a Family Law Certificate. She is licensed to practice in Illinois.