Firm Overview

Estate Tax Planning and Trust Administration Attorneys in North Shore Chicago Area

The Wochner Law Firm, in Northbrook, Illinois, is a law firm, with two attorneys: founder James J. Wochner, Esq., and associate, Mimi L. Turney.  Established in 1973, the firm has over 40 years of experience helping clients with their estate and tax planning, advanced health care directives, and powers of attorney needs.

In order to assist their clients more effectively, several employees of the firm have completed at least 30 hours of hospice volunteer training.

The lawyers at The Wochner Law Firm handle primarily business and estate planning, estate administration, and estate and gift taxation issues/matters, concentrating on complex wills, probate administration, tax-sheltered trusts, and overall asset protection; while at the same time bringing a wide range of experience in taxation issues.

James J. Wochner, Esq., earned his economics and Juris Doctor degrees from St. Louis University.  During law school, Mr. Wochner taught high school math and history and coached boys’ athletics.  After moving to Chicago, Mr. Wochner first served as trust counsel for the trust department at First National Bank of Chicago where he accumulated extensive knowledge of estate and trust planning as well as estate and gift tax law.

Then, in 1973, Mr. Wochner opened his own private practice, The Wochner Law Firm, located on  Chicago’s North Shore.  Mr. Wochner is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the past president of the American Association of Trust, Estate, and Elder Law Attorneys (AATEELA).

The estate tax planning lawyers at The Wochner Law Firm represent clients throughout the Chicagoland area, including Cook and Lake counties, and the cities of Glenview, Deerfield, Highland Park, Lincolnshire, and Evanston.  The firm is conveniently located along the Edens Expressway in Northbrook, Illinois.


  • To provide timely and accurate legal advice to our clients and to the community
  • To assure that our clients receive the highest level of safety and security in a changing world
  • To defend our clients’ rights and champion their just causes; and
  • To see to it that those who interact with us are satisfied beyond their expectations

Contact the lawyers at The Wochner Law Firm to arrange a free initial consultation at 847-272-7360.

The Wochner Law Firm
707 Skokie Blvd. Suite 500
Northbrook, IL 60062-2840
(Office) 847-272-7360
(Fax) 847-272-6603