Corinne Cantwell Heggie has practiced as a BigLaw partner and counsel at Chicago’s largest majority women-owned law firm. She has represented financial services companies in a variety of legal settings which makes her uniquely qualified to partner with her clients’ banks, financial advisors, corporate trustees, and insurance companies on estate and business plans. It also positions Ms. Heggie to litigate business disputes. Ms. Heggie is licensed in Illinois and Missouri and can appear before the United States Supreme Court and federal courts located in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin.
Ms. Heggie prepares wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other planning documents, assists with estate and trust administration, and appears in probate court. She regularly counsels and drafts corporate documents on behalf of her clients. Ms. Heggie works with clients to protect and direct their personal and business assets with an eye towards tax avoidance.
Ms. Heggie has been recognized by the legal community and her peers. In 2019, Ms. Heggie was selected as a Illinois Super Lawyer based on an evaluation that included several factors including peer recognition and professional achievement in legal practice. Previously, she was an Illinois Rising Star. In 2017, Best Lawyers named Ms. Heggie a “Woman of Influence” nationally in the legal profession. In 2015, DePaul Magazine named Ms. Heggie one of its “14 under 40” for her outstanding contributions to the profession and mentoring young lawyers.
Currently, Ms. Heggie is serving as the President elect of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, a state-wide association dedicated to advancing and promoting women attorneys. She will be installed as WBAI’s President on May 30, 2019. For several years, Ms. Heggie has served as an officer and board member for the North Suburban Bar Association working to improve access to the legal system and attorney civic engagement. The Chicago Bar Association selected Ms. Heggie to join its Judicial Evaluation Committee where she investigated judicial candidates for nearly three years.
Outside of work, Ms. Heggie is a frequent lecturer and her work has been published in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. She is active in her community as a member of Lyon School/Pleasant Ridge PTA and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish’s Women’s Club. Ms. Heggie has served on the Executive Board of Glenview Community Church Nursery School and the Board of Trustees of the Glenbrook District 225 High School Foundation. She and her husband John are raising three sons in Glenview where the family is active in scouting, sports, and ministries dedicated to women and children in crisis.
Phone: (224) 904-3895
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Areas Of Practice:
Estate & Trust Administration
Probate (decedent’s estate)
Residential Real Estate
United States Supreme Court
Northern, Central, Southern Districts of Illinois
Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Eastern District of Michigan
Eastern District of Missouri
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign B.A. French 1998
DePaul University College of Law J.D. 2001