Mallory Moreno named one of "40 Under 40" Illinois attorneys to watch

September 22, 2022


Chuhak & Tecson congratulates Mallory A. Moreno, principal in the Estate Planning & Asset Protection and Estate & Trust Administration & Litigation practice groups, who has been honored as one of the “40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch” by Law Bulletin Media. The award recognizes talented young attorneys from across the state.

“While only with our firm for about a year, Mallory has been an exceptional addition to the team,” said Mitchell Weinstein, principal and president of the firm. “She has incredible positive energy, which shows in her work with clients and internally within the firm as well. Her knowledge and achievements in the elder law arena are remarkable, especially given that she is just shy of a decades’ worth of experience. We are looking for more and more great things from Mallory for many years to come.”

Mallory focuses her practice in 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. Nominations cite Mallory’s compassionate, pragmatic and collaborative approach to resolving issues while always remaining conscientious of her clients’ unique needs. A large portion of her practice is also dedicated to long-term care planning, Medicaid, Medicaid appeals, estate planning, special needs planning and disability law.

“Mallory’s intellect, creative problem solving and authentic passion for her practice are unparalleled,” said Lindsey Paige Markus, principal and practice group leader of the firm’s 24-attorney trusts and estates practice group. “We are thrilled that Law Bulletin Media has recognized her as the extraordinary practitioner we have come to know and are incredibly fortunate to have here at our firm.”

Mallory is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA), which is an exclusive honor bestowed to a select group of attorneys by the National Elder Law Foundation. As of 2022, there are only 17 CELAs in Illinois providing creative solutions for clients who are faced with elder law issues.

Mallory serves as president-elect for the Illinois Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (IL NAELA), an organization that is closely involved in advancing legislation on behalf of elder law attorneys and their clients. She is also a reoccurring faculty speaker for Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) and other organizations.

Mallory has been named an Emerging Lawyer from Leading Lawyers, an honor awarded to less than 2% of all lawyers in Illinois. Super Lawyers has named her a Rising Star and she was given the Distinguished Lawyer Designation from the Expert Network, a leading invitation-only network for professionals who have contributed meaningfully to their field.

Law Bulletin Media conducts an annual survey to determine who Illinois attorneys believe are the “up and comers” of law in Illinois. This is the 23rd year for the 40 Under 40 awards and more than 1,000 nominations were received. The strength of the nomination is subjectively based upon the reputation of the nominator, the professional relationship between the nominator and the nominee and the nominator’s first-hand knowledge of the nominee’s experience, skill and character. The nominee cannot have reached 40 years of age on or before May 7, 2022. Only an attorney may submit a nomination; an attorney cannot nominate him/herself; and an attorney cannot nominate attorneys from his/her own firm.