(Chicago – 2/10/2022) It took less than 2 hours for a Cook County jury to return a unanimous verdict today in favor of our client in a rare probate case involving ownership of real estate, multiple financial accounts and other property. The decedent’s sole heir, a nephew, filed the lawsuit in 2016 seeking to recover the assets from our client, who was the decedent’s close friend and life partner. After four days of trial, the jury of 9 women and 3 men reached a unanimous verdict that awarded 6 of the 7 assets at issue to our client, which were valued at approximately $1.5 million.
Antonio DeBlasio, the firm’s founding partner, added that “not all probate and estate planning attorneys can say they have the litigation experience to take a case to a jury. We do.”
Antonio DeBlasio’s law firm is headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, focusing on business and civil litigation, including probate and estate litigation. With over 27 years of experience representing businesses, individuals and estates in Illinois, the firm has represented hundreds of clients in federal court, Cook County Circuit Court, DuPage County Circuit Court, and the courts in Lake County and Will County.
To discuss your probate and estate planning needs, please contact Antonio DeBlasio at (630) 560-1123.
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