TJ
TJ

Thomas Albert Jefson

Champion Badge Platinum

Licensed for 17 years

Serving Chicago, IL

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

Attorney Reviews

Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 17 reviews
  • Champion Badge Platinum

Communication

5.0

Responsiveness

5.0

Quality of Service

5.0

Value for Money

5.0
  • Trusts and Estates

    Client Review  |  June 30, 2016

    Great Lawyer! How many times do you hear that? He was always available and walked me through everything step by step even when your not thinking staight due to the death in the family. After having Tom complete my fathers estate my husband and I h... Read more

    Great Lawyer! How many times do you hear that? He was always available and walked me through everything step by step even when your not thinking staight due to the death in the family. After having Tom complete my fathers estate my husband and I had him draw up our will. I would highly recommend him!IL - Illinois Read less

  • Trusts and Estates

    Client Review  |  June 25, 2013

    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 Go... 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 Read less

  • Trusts and Estates

    Client Review  |  June 06, 2013

  • Trusts and Estates

    Client Review  |  January 12, 2013

    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 c... 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. Read less

  • Trusts and Estates

    Client Review  |  January 10, 2013

    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... 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. Read less

  • Trusts and Estates

    Client Review  |  January 09, 2013

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

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

  • Trusts and Estates

    Client Review  |  January 09, 2013

    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 exp... 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. Read less

  • Trusts and Estates

    Client Review  |  January 07, 2013

    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 d... 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. Read less

  • Real Estate

    Client Review  |  January 07, 2013

    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!

    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 less

  • Trusts and Estates

    Client Review  |  January 04, 2013

    Easy to work with and very professional.

    Easy to work with and very professional. Read less


Credentials

Position

Attorney

Admission Details

Admitted in 2002, U.S. Tax Court
2004, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
2004, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
2003, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
2002, Ohio (Inactive)
2003, Illinois

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