Thomas A. Jefson

Attorney in Chicago, IL
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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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
  • Real Estate
  • Family Trusts
  • Family Wealth Transfer
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Living Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Trust Administration
  • Trust Law
  • Trust Planning
  • Wealth Preservation


Client Rating

Overall Client Rating

5.0 out of 5.0

Communication Ability
Quality of Service
Value for Money

  • Data based on 16 reviews
  • Last reviewed on 06/25/13
Posted by a Consumer on 06/25/13
5.0 out of 5.0
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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Posted by a Consumer on 01/12/13
5.0 out of 5.0
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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Posted by a Consumer on 01/10/13
5.0 out of 5.0
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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Posted by a Consumer on 01/09/13
5.0 out of 5.0
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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Posted by a Consumer on 01/09/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Mr. Jefson is very professional, caring, helpful and I would recommend him to anyone needing his services
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Posted by a Consumer on 01/07/13
5.0 out of 5.0
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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Posted by a Consumer on 01/07/13
5.0 out of 5.0
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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Posted by a Consumer on 01/04/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Easy to work with and very professional.
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Posted by a Consumer on 01/04/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Mr. Jefson has the rare combination of high competence and excellent personal relations.
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Experience & Credentials



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

University Attended

Michigan State University
Class of 1998
Political Economy and International Relations

Birth Information

Born in 1976
June 13, 1976

Associations & Memberships

Chicago Bar Association.

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Office Information
Thomas A. Jefson
 180 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 3300,
Chicago, IL 60601


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