Law Offices of
Russell E. Baldwin, Chartered
Law Offices of
Russell E. Baldwin, Chartered
Helping generations of families in Naperville and the western Chicago suburbs
Elder Law Services
Estate Planning
Going Through Probate
About Our Firm

A Small Firm With Long-Term Focus

I build lasting relationships with my clients and their families.

A Small Estate Planning And Elder Law Firm By Choice

At some firms, clients are treated as little more than case numbers or legal problems, and some people feel they are spending the majority of their time working with support staff and not with the lawyer they retained to handle their case. I have a small office by choice. When clients work with my firm – the Law Offices of Russell E. Baldwin, Chartered – they work directly with me throughout the process. I spend time with each client explaining the legal process, answering questions and creating solutions that meet each client’s individual needs.

From my offices in Naperville and St. Charles, I represent clients throughout the western suburbs of Chicago. Contact me online, or call 630-717-4552 to schedule your appointment.

**We recently moved to a new location. Please note our NEW address in Naperville**

A Lasting Partnership Based On Trust

My firm has been helping Illinois residents preserve their life savings for more than 36 years. The relationships that I have built with clients have allowed me to help second and sometimes third generation of families in creating plans to protect their families and their life savings.

Preparation For Your Own Future

Your long term financial stability can quickly be jeopardized as you get older. Your assets may become more complex, you may require more comprehensive medical assistance, and you may need to navigate benefits like Medicaid. My goal is to simplify these concerns for you and provide you with actionable recommendations — things you can do to streamline your life and prepare for the unexpected.

Guidance Through Your Parents’ Elder Care Needs

When the roles reverse and you become a caregiver for your parents, you may need to take legal action and ensure their needs are met through the use of advanced estate planning, supplemental needs trusts, Medicaid planning, powers of attorney, health care directives and more. I know this can be a challenging time for you and your family. I am here to give you the options and answers you need to make informed decisions.

I take a caring approach with my clients and their concerns, and in turn, they place a great deal of trust in me. Once someone becomes my client, I am often their attorney (and quite often their family’s attorney) for life. I can help.


Need Help With Long-Term Planning?

Creating Long-Term Plans That Protect Your Savings

I help families preserve their life savings, while planning for the care of spouses, parents and loved ones who have dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other long-term health care needs. I provide legal advice and assistance in most aspects of estate planning and elder law, including:

  • Evaluation of current estate plans
  • Probate administration
  • Powers of attorney
  • Medicaid planning

When you are making plans that will affect the rest of your life, it is important to work with someone who will take the time to understand your situation. I work closely with my estate planning and elder law clients to create a plan tailored to their needs.

Elder Law Resources

Here are some specific resources and a list of terminology for those who need long-term care plans.