Mike P. McElroy

Mr. McElroy focuses his practice in the areas of family wealth preservation, probate and trust litigation, and family business succession. Twenty-five years of extensive experience form the foundation for his work with individuals and business owners. He takes pride in efficiently and creatively addressing his client’s objectives, which range from wills and trusts to creating sophisticated structures to meet client’s wealth transfer and asset protection goals.

In the courtroom, Mr. McElroy represents executors, trustees, individuals and businesses in the administration and/or litigation of estate and trust matters, as well as businesses disputes. He has successfully resolved numerous contested estate, trust and commercial litigation cases. His work has been cited by the Illinois Supreme Court and the Illinois Appellate Court.

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Estate Planning
Estate & Trust Administration
Business Law
Employment Law


Supreme Court of Illinois
U.S. District Court


John Marshall Law School, J.D.

St. John’s University, B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association | Member
  • Chicago Bar Association | Member
  • American Bar Association | Member
  • Lake County Bar Association | Member

Published Works

  • Mr. McElroy is the consulting author to Horner Probate Practice and Estates, an 8-volume legal treatise providing an in-depth discussion of probate, trust, and estate proceedings in Illinois. Mr. McElroy has also contributed to other Illinois publications regarding civil practice and business topics.

Pro Bono Activities

  • Ruth Helen Wolf Endowment | Formation Committee and Oversight Committee Member
  • St. Mary of the Lake Church | Lector
  • Wills for Heroes Foundation | Volunteer
  • Magnolia Malden Neighbors Block Club | Volunteer