Elizabeth McKillip is a partner in the Trusts and Estates Group where she advises clients on estate planning and estate tax issues. She works with trustees, trust beneficiaries, and heirs regarding probate court matters, trust administration and asset distribution. She also assists in the appointment of guardians for disabled adults and minors.


Elizabeth also has experience representing clients in a wide range of business and commercial matters, including cases involving consumer fraud, breach of contract, negligence, fraud and other contract disputes. She regularly represents individual or bank fiduciaries as Trustees in trust or estate related litigation. As part of her practice she has pursued appeals before the Illinois Appellate Court.

She graduated with honors from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2001. Elizabeth received her juris doctorate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, graduating magna cum laude. During college, she was a member of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal and editor of the Illinois Judicial Conference Symposium.

Reported and Representative Cases
  • In Re Marriage of Richard White v. Judy L. White, Appeal to the Appellate Court of Illinois Second District No. 2-10-0356, 2011 Ill. App. Unpub. LEXIS 425, at *1 (2d Dist. Mar. 17, 2011)
  • In Re Estate of Walter Vinckus, Appeal to the Appellate Court of Illinois, Third District, Appeal No. 3-10-0864 (June 15, 2011)
  • Andrew M. Faville and William A. Faville, Jr. v. Martin H. Burns, Jr. individually and as Trustee of the Martin H. Burns, Sr. Trust 2011 Ill. App. Lexis 1062; 2011 Ill. App. (1st) 110335
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  • "Will Contests" Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • "Trust Administration Essential Duties for Trustee or Advisors," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • "Starting Points, Drafting Basic Will and Trusts," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Speaking Engagements
  • "Client Intake and Counseling" Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education Seminar-Chicago, Illinois 2014
  • "Litigating Disputed Estates and Trusts," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education Seminar-Chicago, Illinois 2012
  • "Will Contests" Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education Webinar, Chicago Illinios 2013
  • First Midwest Bank 8th Annual Continuing Education Event, Contested Trust and Estate Litigation, Bolingbrook, Illinois 2014
  • Fifth Third Bank Trust Officer and Portfolio Managers Conference, Cincinnati Ohio April 2017 "A Trustee's Precarious Duty Navigating through Family Dissention"
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