Ashley C. Coppola


P 312 849 4125 F 312 444 9027

Ashley C. Coppola represents individuals, corporate fiduciaries, healthcare providers, nonprofit organizations and governmental offices in the litigation and administration of trusts, probate estates and adult and minor guardianship estates.


Known as a zealous advocate, Ashley prosecutes and defends actions involving claims related to breach of fiduciary duty, lack of capacity, undue influence, fraud and negligence on behalf of individual and institutional fiduciaries. She litigates other post-death estate challenges, such as contested heirship, accountings and claims.

Ashley’s practice also includes actions related to petitions for guardianship of adults with disabilities, including the prosecution and conversely defense of agents under powers of attorney accused of misconduct in connection with guardianship proceedings.

Frequently appointed by judges in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Ashley often serves as Guardian Ad Litem in complex adult guardianship matters as well as defense counsel for adults with an alleged disability. Recognized as a leader in the trust and estate legal community, Ashley regularly presents seminars on an array of topics related to her practice area.

Ashley is an avid supporter of Misericordia Heart of Mercy and other organizations serving adults with disabilities in the Chicagoland area.


University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, J.D., Dean's Scholar; Veteran's Legal Support Center and Clinic; Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, 2012
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., Psychology & Political Science, 2008

Bar Admissions
Illinois, 2012

Memberships & Associations
  • Chicago Bar Association, past chair of Elder Law Committee
  • Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, past vice chair of the National Guardianship Steering Committee
  • Women’s Bar Foundation, board member and past president of Junior Board
  • Named Among Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America® for Litigation – Trusts and Estates (2022-2023)
  • Leading Emerging Lawyer in Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law, Emerging Lawyers Magazine (2017)
  • Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star (2015-2023)