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Eric Parker



Eric Parker is an AV rated attorney who works primarily in the areas of probate, elder law, personal injury litigation and estate planning. He works with clients in Chicago and also travels to clients in Evanston, Wilmette, Skokie, Lincolnwood, and Park Ridge. Eric has been an attorney since 1992 and enjoys working with individuals to solve their legal issues. He frequently writes and speaks to lawyers on topics related to litigation, estates, guardianship and probate law. He also regularly contributes to legal publications. Eric volunteers time with several organizations including Compassion and Choices and Age Options of Illinois.  

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University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
BA Political Science, 1989

Pepperdine University of Law, Malibu, CA
Juris Doctorate, 1992


312-461-1000 ext. 230

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200 W Jackson Blvd
Suite 1050
Chicago, Illinois 60606

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AVVO Rating of 10/10
-Super Lawyer 2014-2022
-Certificate of Publication – Chapter on Advance Directives – IICLE – IL Institute for Continuing Legal Education 2011
-Certificate of Publication – Long Term Care 2011 Supplement -IICLE 2010
-Certificate of Appreciation for Authoring Book Chapter -Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education 2008

-AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell


– Admitted to Illinois Bar 1992
– Licensed to practice in Illinois and The United States District Court for Northern District
– Member of the Federal Trial Bar
– Admitted pro hac vice in Wisconsin

– Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
– National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
– Illinois State Bar Association
– Chicago Bar Association
– Chicago Bar Association Elder Law Subcommittee


- Elder Law

- Probate

- Guardianship

- Litigation

- Personal Injury

- Estate Planning



Presenter “Medical and Other Records in Nursing Home Lawsuits” -Issues in Long Term Care Litigation Conference
Presenter “Medical Aid in Dying – New Legal, Ethical and Advisory Perspectives” – IICLE Elder Law Short Course
Presenter “Medical Aid in Dying and New Perspectives on End of Life Advocacy”- De Paul Elder and Family Law Symposium
Presenter “Powers of Attorney, Living Wills and POLSTs” -Compassion and Choices Training Seminar
Presenter “Fundamentals of Guardianship”, Council for Jewish Elderly, Senior Life
Presenter/Training “Advance Directives for Compassion and Choices”, Chicago Bar Association
Advocating for Clients at the End of Their Lives, Chicago Bar Association,
Elder and Disability Law Committee


Presenter “Advance Directives” for St. Paul Senior Singles, Park Ridge, IL
Presenter “Who Decides When the Patient Can’t”, 2019 Culture Change Summit-Bridging the Care Continuum for the Illinois Pioneer Coalition
Presenter “A Conversation about Faith & End-of-Life Decisions” at Levy Senior Center, Evanston, IL for Compassion & Choices IL
Presenter “End of Life Options” for Chicago Bar Association Series on Death with Dignity
Presenter “Planning Ahead: Advance Directives & Basics in Estate Planning” at Brookdale Senior Living, Chicago, IL
Presenter “Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease” at Artis Senior Living of Lakeview, Chicago, IL sponsored by Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter



Presenter “Legal Aspects of Housing Transitions” for Center of Concern, DesPlaines, IL
Presenter “Controversial Issues In Elder Law” for North Shore Village, Evanston, IL
Chapter Author “Medical Records in Long Term Care Litigation” for Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE)


Chapter on Medical Records for Volume on Long Term Care Litigation- Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Presenter  “Thoughtful Estate Planning” Aging Well Conference, Evanston, IL
Presenter  “Life Span Legal Issues” The Hallmark, Chicago, IL



Presenter -“When Hoarding Becomes a Community Concern” at Illinois Environmental Health Association Conference
Presenter – “The Legal Problems Associated with Hoarding” at the Hoarding: Impact on Relationships and Health Conference
Presenter – “Elder Law Overview” at Northern Trust Conference
“Estates in Jeopardy-How Care Providers Can Help Terminally Ill Patients to Make a Plan – Chicago Bridge Blog


Co-Authored Chapter on Advance Directives for IICLE – Guardianship for Disabled Adults, Advance Directives and Mental Health Law
Presenter – Advance Planning for Stroke Patients for “Stroke: Moving Forward” Conference
Presenter – Advocating for Quality Medical Care Conference
Presenter – Litigation Skills in Guardianship Cases for IICLE Elder Law Short Course
Presenter – “Advocacy in Alternative Dispute Resolution” at the monthly meeting




Medical Records Evidence – IICLE – Long Term Care Litigation



Seven Tips for Presenting Elderly Witnesses for Chicago Bridge Blog
Presenter for the Arbitration segment of a seminar on Alternative Dispute Resolution – IICLE
Arbitration Advocacy – Winning at Alternative Dispute Resolution
Powers of Attorney & Advance Directives – Seminar
Co-Author of Book Chapter on Advance Directives for IICLE
Advocating for Quality Medical Care – Seminar
“Testifying Well at Depositions” – Officer Beat Training, Palatine Police Department



Chapter on Advance Directives – IICLE – Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Co-Author on Chapter on Living Wills and Powers of Attorney – IILCE-Guardianship for Disabled Adults
“A Difficult Transition: When Demential Starts before the Planning Can Happen” – Chicago Bridge Blog
Powers of Attorney and Other Advance Directives- North Shore Village Seminar
The Hoarding Dilemma – Hoarding and Mental Health Law Seminar
Preventing Nursing Home Neglect – Elder Law Panel Discussion
Elder Law Issues – Elder Care Support Group Conference
Understanding Financial Abuse – Community Presentation Conference
Advance Directives – Aging Well Conference
Estate Planning – Afternoon Talk Conference
Hoarding: The Legal Issues – Advanced Elderly Service Officer Training
“Seven Things to Expect from a Nursing Home” – Chicago Bridge Blog
“Medication Errors – How you can Avoid being a Victim” – Chicago Bridge Blog



“Who’s Watching the Money-Helping Seniors to Manage Their Finances” – Chicago Bridge Blog
2010 Supplement to Chapter on Injury Settlements and Special Needs Trusts – IICLE Handbook
Long Term Care 2011 Supplement- IICLE




“Does My Parent Need a Guardian” – Chicago Bridge Blog




Authored chapter on Long Term Care Records – IICLE
Authored chapter on Structured Settlements and Special Needs Trusts in Personal Injury Cases – IICLE
“How You Can Stop Nursing Home Neglect” – Keenager News

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