Dedicated to You
A senior partner in the firm, Michael DeLaney is a Certified Elder Law Attorney. Limiting his practice to Elder Law, Mr. DeLaney focuses specifically on Guardianship and Probate litigation. Mr. DeLaney is an experienced GAL (Guardian ad Litem), and he is frequently appointed by Courts to represent the best interests of an elder during a Guardianship Proceeding. Additionally, Michael serves families seeking to aid a disabled loved one to obtain the protection of a Guardian. He has also worked on many cases helping victims of financial exploitation and undue influence recover funds from unscrupulous individuals.
Dedicated to the Job
Mr. DeLaney is an author for Illinois Jurisprudence, published by Lexis-Nexis, and is a contributing author of the legal treatise Ethics in Elder Law. He has also served as the Chicago Bar Association Chairperson of the Elder Law Section. Currently, Michael serves as a committee member of the Illinois Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys in Illinois and is the Treasurer of the National Elder Law Foundation. Mr. DeLaney also has extensive training and experience counseling older clients and their families, which permits him to meet each client's unique needs and concerns expertly.
Dedicated to Success
Serving as a frequent lecturer to other attorneys as a faculty member of the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Mr. DeLaney is passionate about using his knowledge to educate others. Mr. DeLaney earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his Juris Doctorate from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. He resides in Chicago with his wife and law partner, Amy DeLaney, and their family.
* Although the Illinois Supreme Court does not require board certification to practice elder law, it evidences the strong commitment to and expansive knowledge of elder law.