Steven concentrates his practice solely in probate law, including trust, estate, and guardianship litigation and administration, with an emphasis on contested trusts, estates, and guardianships. In addition to representing heirs, beneficiaries, and other interested individuals, Steven has extensive experience representing individual and corporate fiduciaries, including financial institutions. Steven is also routinely appointed to serve as Guardian ad Litem and Special Administrator in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County.
In 2017, Steve was named an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star for his oustanding work in Estate & Trust Litigation. This highly renowned honor is bestowed to only 2.5% of attorneys in Illinois annually.
Prior to joining Leonard J. LeRose, Jr., Ltd., Steven served as a supervising staff attorney at the John Marshall Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic. During his time at the Clinic, Steven managed the Veterans Benefits division, which focused on assisting veterans appealing the denial of their benefits. On behalf of veterans or their family members, Steven drafted numerous appellate briefs and co-authored two amicus briefs to the United States Supreme Court dealing with veteran’s law issues.
Steven graduated cum laude from the John Marshall Law School in 2010, while serving as the Staff Editor for The John Marshall Law Review. Steven also received three CALI Awards from John Marshall in the areas of Property, Civil Procedure, and Evidence. Prior to attending law school, Steven graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign in 2007, earning a Bachelor of Arts in History.
Primary Practice Areas:
John Marshall Law School, cum laude, J.D., 2010
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 2007
Memberships & Associations:
Illinois State Bar Association
Trust & Estate Section Council Member
Chicago Bar Association
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