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Jeffrey P. O'Kelley - Lake Forest, IL

191 E. Deerpath RoadSuite 300 Lake Forest, IL 60045

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Updated: 12/06/2019

Lake Forest Estates and Trusts Litigation Lawyer


Jeffrey P. O'Kelley is a partner at Lesser Lutrey Pasquesi & Howe, LLP specializing in estate and trust litigation. He is also the lead chair of the Lake County Bar Association Trusts and Estates Committee, a role he has served in for several years...

About Jeffrey P. O'Kelley

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


  • English

Practice Areas

  • Estates and Trusts Litigation 70%
  • Estate Planning and Administration 20%
  • Commercial Litigation 10%


  • 80%


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2010

Other Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2010 - Present (Member)
  • Lake County Bar Association, 2011 - Present (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Guest Lecturer at Loyola University School of Law
  • June 2015: Ethical Considerations in the Trust and Estate Context Waukegan, IL, LCBA
  • July 2015: Wills and Trusts, Everyday Law radio program, 98.3 WRLR FM
  • November 2015: Powers of Attorney, Everyday Law radio program, 98.3 WRLR FM
  • February 2016: The Basics of Estate Planning, Waukegan, IL LCBA
  • April 2016: Overview and Analysis of Estate of LaPlume, Libertyville, IL, LCBA
  • November 2016: The Ernie Banks Estate Controversy, Lake Forest, IL, LCBA
  • March 2017: An Overview of Wills and Trusts, Round Lake, IL
  • October 2017: The Deceased Debtor, Libertyville, IL, LCBA
  • October 2018: Interesting Issues in Fiduciary Litigation
  • November 2018: Probate Considerations in Litigation
  • Lake County Bar Association Trusts and Estates Committee, Annual committee seminar

Past Positions

  • Best, Vanderlaan & Harrington, Attorney, 2010 - 2011


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, 2009
    Honors: With Honors
    Honors: Recipient of Multiple CALI Awards
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, 2004
    Major: English and Rhetoric


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Published Works

  • The Evolving Law Surrounding Quantum Meruit Claims (co-author), ISBA Trusts and Estates Newsletter, Vol. 59, No. 6, 2013
  • Probate and ‘Underwater’ Real Estate: The Promise of LaPlume (co-author), Illinois Bar Journal, June, 2015
  • Financial Exploitation of an Elderly Person or Person with a Disability (co-author), Lake County Bar Association Docket, May, 2017

Office Information


191 E. Deerpath RoadSuite 300 Lake Forest, IL 60045


  • 847-295-8886

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


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