Our Story

Our Story

The Law Offices of Stephen Sutera, P.C., has served the unique estate planning needs of clients throughout the state of Illinois for the past 25 years.  The focus of our practice involves designing estate plans,settling estates and advice regarding elder law.  These are the only areas that we provide counsel to our clients.  If our clients have needs in other areas, we do have co-counsel arrangements with other law firms who focus in business law, personal injury, medical malpractice and real estate law. 

Your design meeting will take place with Stephen Sutera.  Steve is a member of Wealth Counsel, LLC, which is a national estate planning organization for attorneys.  In addition, he is also a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys and Elder Counsel. 

Steve graduated from John Marshall Law School in 1986.  His law practice has focused in estate planning since 1990.  The firm’s team includes non-attorneys who have numerous years of experience in assisting in all estate planning-related areas.

Our office takes great pride in creating estate planning options, along with implementation of our designs, along with a commitment to education of clients in order to provide superior service.  We look forward to serving you.


Wealth Counsel Membership

Our law office is a member of the WealthCounsel, LLC, ( The WealthCounsel, LLC, is a cooperative alliance of nationally recognized estate planning attorney members from across the country. Together we provide one another with the support and tools needed to serve our clients better.

Being a member of the WealthCounsel, LLC, means that we are in close contact with other member attorneys nationwide in our mutual attempts to:

  • Better serve our clients in a caring and professional manner
  • Stay absolutely cutting edge in our respective knowledge of estate planning law and innovative estate planning techniques
  • Share practice ideas with one another — as we develop them independently in our practices — that will better accomplish our clients' objectives
  • Bring our clients the finest estate planning advice and documentation possible, and to do so with dignity and professionalism within the ethics of our profession

Staff Profiles

Karen DeLisa, Certified Estate Planning Assistant (CEPA)
Amanda Kempski, Certified Estate Planning Assistant (CEPA)
Marie Passi, Administrative Assistant

With two offices in Oak Lawn and Oak Brook, Stephen M. Sutera assists clients throughout Cook County, DuPage County and Will County IL including Chicago, Hometown, Barrington, Burbank, Burr Ridge, Chicago Ridge, Darien, Downers Grove, Evergreen Park, Geneva, Worth, Bridgeview, Palos Park, Palos Hills, Palos Heights, Hickory Hills, Midlothian, Willow Springs, Oak Forest, Orland Park, La Grange, Brookfield, Berwyn, Tinley Park, Hinsdale, Villa Park, Clarendon Hills, Westchester, Westmont, Lombard, Elmhurst, Western Springs, Berkeley, Downers Grove, Fox Valley, Glen Ellyn, Willowbrook, Aurora, Addison, Lisle, Forest Park, Bensenville, Wheaton, River Forest, Itasca, Shorewood, Frankfort, Mokena, Naperville, Crest Hill, Homer Glen, New Lenox, Bollingbrook, Schaumburg, Channahon and Woodridge.

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4927 W. 95th Street, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
| Phone: 708-857-7255
2021 Midwest Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523
| Phone: 630-396-6800 | 708-857-7255

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