Real Estate & Estate Planning Attorney Serving South Holland, IL

John R. Russell

John R. Russell

Attorney at Law

John R. Russell has over three decades of experience supporting his clients in real estate transactions, probate proceedings, drafting estate plans, and advising small businesses and charitable organizations. He's deeply involved in his community as a Village Trustee (in South Holland, Illinois), and actively participates in business networking groups and local chambers of commerce. He has published articles in several prestigious legal journals. John also is a board member for many charitable organizations, and serves as an elder in his church. He is an engaging public speaker, presenting educational and entertaining programs to schools, churches, and civic groups. John provides quality legal services to individuals, families, and businesses in the Chicago Southland and Calumet Regions, and is dedicated to meeting the needs of his clients in Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan.
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Buying or Selling Property? Get the Support You Need.

Navigating the terrain of real estate transactions requires a knowledgeable attorney to help you. Whether you're buying or selling property, John will provide the guidance and legal support you need to protect your interests.

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Practice Areas

The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law, and John R. Russell does not hold himself out as a specialist. However, he concentrates his practice in the following areas:

Estate Planning for a Secure Tomorrow

Protecting your family, assets, and future is of paramount importance. From wills and trusts to probate and asset protection, John is dedicated to helping you safeguard what matters most. With a focus on clients in the Chicago Southland and the wider Midwest, John is your trusted partner in estate planning.

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Providing Quality Legal Services to Families and Businesses

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The Core Values of John R. Russell, Ltd.

Community-Driven Principles

As an active trustee for the village of South Holland, John cares deeply about the people he can support. Your legal matters are handled with the same care and attention he provides to the community he calls home.

Future-Focused Mindset

John works with the future in mind in all legal matters. Your legal concerns are approached with a vision of securing a brighter future for you and your loved ones, so take your next steps forward.

Decades of Experience

With a strong foundation in various legal areas, including estate planning, probate, and employment law, John is well-equipped to handle your legal needs with the utmost professionalism and precision.

Passion for People

John recognizes that each client's situation is unique and approaches every case with an understanding of their needs. Your legal journey is guided by an attorney who cares about your well-being.


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Helping Midwest Families Protect What Matters Most

With a deep understanding of the individual legal struggles that families can face, Attorney John Russell takes a deeply personalized approach to estate planning. He recognizes that your family is your priority, and his services are tailored to uphold the values and legacies of each family he serves. Whether it's crafting wills that accurately reflect your intentions, establishing trusts to ensure the financial well-being of your heirs, or guiding you through the probate process, John's legal counsel is both comprehensive and compassionate. He's determined to empower families to feel secure in knowing their futures are well protected.

John firmly believes that family is at the core of a fulfilling life. The firm's mission is to serve Midwest families—including those throughout Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan—with the dedication and commitment they deserve, safeguarding their values, legacies, and loved ones for generations to come. John offers a range of estate planning services to help guide you and your loved ones toward a brighter future. His approach is always individualized, recognizing the unique aspirations and challenges of each family he serves. Your peace of mind and the protection of what matters most to you is his priority.