John T. Brooks

John T. Brooks is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP focusing his practice in the area of estate and trust controversy and litigation. His practice encompasses all aspects of estate and trust litigation, including breach of fiduciary duty issues, judicial constructions of wills and trusts, will and trust contests, tax litigation, contested heirship, adoption and paternity issues, charitable pledge disputes, guardianship matters, estate planning malpractice, and wrongful death actions. Mr. Brooks also handles appeals of these matters as well.

Mr. Brooks began his legal career in estate planning and administration and subsequently transferred the substantive knowledge he acquired in those areas into a successful practice litigating contested estate and trust matters. He represents individuals as well as banks and trust companies.

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Areas of Practice 1) Trusts & Estates
Law School University of Illinois, College of Law
Education University of Illinois (B.S., (business administration)
Bar Member / Association the Chicago Bar Association, State Bar Of Illinois and Florida
Most recent firm Foley & Lardner LLP
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