TJ
TJ

Thomas A. Jefson

Licensed for 14 years

Practice Area: Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Contested Trusts and Estates 18 more areas of practice + 18 more

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312-763-9852

Thomas A. Jefson

312-763-9852

Serving Chicago, IL view address

About Thomas A. Jefson

My practice focuses on probate and trust administration, probate litigation, trust litigation, fiduciary litigation, and estate/asset protection planning. I advise individuals and families in contested matters with an emphasis on will, trust, and guardianship proceedings. I counsel executors and trustees during the probate/trust administration process and assist them in the preparation of estate and fiduciary tax returns. I also help individuals and families meet their estate and asset protection planning needs.

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  • 100% client recommended 16 recommendations
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 06/25/13

    Last year my Aunt died without a will. Since I was the eldest nephew, it was agreed I would administer her estate. Having lived outside the Chicago area for over 30 yea... Read more

    Last year my Aunt died without a will. Since I was the eldest nephew, it was agreed I would administer her estate. Having lived outside the Chicago area for over 30 years, I no longer had any local legal contacts. I found Tom Jefson via a simple Google search of “estate attorneys” and it was one of the luckiest searches I’ve ever done. Since I was leaving town the next day, Tom agreed to meet with me before I left. During our meeting I was impressed with his articulate style and patience

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 06/06/13

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 01/12/13

    Mr. Tom Jefson has proven worthy and a vital asset to the firm. His professionalism was noteworthy. As I was going through strenuous times with my late sister's estate... Read more

    Mr. Tom Jefson has proven worthy and a vital asset to the firm. His professionalism was noteworthy. As I was going through strenuous times with my late sister's estate Tom would be informative of all aspects of my case. Most of all his efficiency can be rated top notch if not above and beyond.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 01/10/13

    Thomas Jefson is an attorney with excellent people skills and expertise. I hired Mr Jefson from out-of-state for a claim I had been told would never happen. In no time he... Read more

    Thomas Jefson is an attorney with excellent people skills and expertise. I hired Mr Jefson from out-of-state for a claim I had been told would never happen. In no time he had evaluated my claim and had it under control. I am more than satisfied with the
    settlement brokered for me and can recommend him highly.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 01/09/13

    Mr. Jefson is very professional, caring, helpful and I would recommend him to anyone needing his services Read more

    Mr. Jefson is very professional, caring, helpful and I would recommend him to anyone needing his services

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 01/09/13

    Tom Jefson is a terrific lawyer and I highly recommend him. He’s honest, very responsive and approachable/easy to talk to. Tom explained all the steps and details... Read more

    Tom Jefson is a terrific lawyer and I highly recommend him. He’s honest, very responsive and approachable/easy to talk to. Tom explained all the steps and details in the probate/estate process. Many times I was confused, but he patiently explained what had to be done, and assured me at each step. I will most definitely hire him again.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 01/07/13

    Mr. Jefson was very professional and extremely helpful. He was very patient with my elderly parents and took extra time to make sure that they understood everything and... Read more

    Mr. Jefson was very professional and extremely helpful. He was very patient with my elderly parents and took extra time to make sure that they understood everything and that their wishes were properly reflected. He did the same when preparing the documents for my own estate planning. Tom made sure that all of our questions were answered completely in a timely manner.I highly recommend him and his firm.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 01/07/13

    Very knowledgeable in multiple areas of law. He is an outstanding communicator with great follow up. I would highly recommend Tom and this law firm! Read more

    Very knowledgeable in multiple areas of law. He is an outstanding communicator with great follow up. I would highly recommend Tom and this law firm!

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 01/04/13

    Mr. Jefson has the rare combination of high competence and excellent personal relations. Read more

    Mr. Jefson has the rare combination of high competence and excellent personal relations.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 01/04/13

    Easy to work with and very professional. Read more

    Easy to work with and very professional.

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Community Contributions

      Credentials

      Position
      Attorney
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 2002, Ohio (inactive)
      2003, Illinois
      2002, United States Tax Court
      2003, US District Court - Northern District of Ohio
      2004, US District Court, Northern District of Illinois
      2004, US Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
      Law School Attended
      Case Western Reserve University
      Class of 2002
      J.D.
      University Attended
      Michigan State University
      Class of 1998
      B.A.
      Political Economy and International Relations
      Birth Information
      Born in 1976
      June 13, 1976
      Associations & Memberships
      Chicago Bar Association.

      Areas of Law

      • Estate Planning
      • Estate Administration
      • Contested Trusts and Estates
      • Estate Litigation
      • Tax Law
      • Trust Litigation
      • Decedents Estates
      • Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Children
      • Estate Planning for the Elderly
      • Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples
      • Family Trusts
      • Family Wealth Transfer
      • Fiduciary Litigation
      • Living Trusts
      • Powers of Attorney
      • Special Needs Trusts
      • Trust Administration
      • Trust Law
      • Trust Planning
      • Wealth Preservation
      • Real Estate