What we do, As told to NCTV17
In the video below, attorney Tom Homer, former state lawmaker, appellate court judge, and prosecutor with over 40 years of legal experience, describes what The Homer Law Firm does, why estate planning is beneficial for the average person, and how The Homer Law Firm can help people avoid legal pitfalls.
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We have been clients of Tom Homer’s law office for over a decade. Tom has the highest level of honesty, integrity, and efficiency of any lawyer or law firm we have hired over the past 50 years. In the past 10-12 years he has developed an Estate Plan for us that included a living trust, a pourover will, as well as an irrevocable trust. It also included a durable power of attorney for property and healthcare. He also updated it several years ago for us to reflect important changes to estate tax laws of the State of Illinois and the U.S.Gov’t. In addition, Tom has given us legal advice on real estate closings and real estate title changes in connection with our revocable trust. Tom and his staff are always friendly, easy to work with, and Tom is readily available for meetings in his office, phone calls, as well as very responsive to our email questions.
Stephen, I wanted to express my gratitude to you for your kindness. You don’t know how much I appreciate your help with this whole issue. Your generosity is extremely kind. You did an awesome job & I loved working with you. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you!
Tom is someone (a rare gem) that not only is an expert to navigate the law and government regulations, but also has the empathy, ethics and wisdom to resolve problems in more than just the legal aspect, but also in a realistic and holistic way = simply perfect. Working with Tom is exactly like having your old friend or family member with you; Tom will look after your best interests, without ego or personal interest in the way.
Stephen, you were a joy to work with from beginning to end. I so appreciate the way you guided me toward the more viable contract, artfully but ethically finessed the deal, and generally went above and beyond the call of duty in providing outstanding service and support to me. It is wonderful to know good people such as yourself, Tom, Martha, and now Sarah. I look forward to working with you again on any future real estate matters.
Tom, It is with heartfelt appreciation that we thank you for the many years of legal representation which you have professionally, knowledgeably, and confidentially handled for our family. Your credentials are your claim to fame, and we have relied on those high standards which you have set forth to give each client peace of mind. Having you in our lives has been a gift for which we are most grateful!
Tom & Staff: I cannot thank you enough for guiding me through a process I was unfamiliar with because of the wills my parents had. You and your staff always responded quickly to my emails and phone calls even when I forgot something or had what I though to be a dumb question. I am so grateful to you and to the family who introduced me to your firm in my time of need. Ever Grateful!
Thank you so much for the way you treated my family and myself. I can’t tell you how much we all appreciated your help with my estate planning
Just wanted to thank you for all the help you have been over the years working with my mother and now me. You made things easy for me in dealing with all the details following her death. And I want you also to know how grateful I am to Sarah for seeing through the closing.
We sought the services of the Homer Law Firm on two occasions, the first when establishing an estate plan, and the second when selling a home. Tom Homer guided us through the estate planning process, and Stephen Sotelo oversaw the real estate transaction. In both instances we received excellent, professional service that was friendly, informative, thorough and efficient, leaving us fully satisfied in every detail, including fees. We would highly recommend the Homer Law Firm to anyone in need of legal services.
I am taking the time to write about the exemplary service that my wife and I received from Ms. Sarah Wallin during our recent home purchase. While this was not our first home purchase it has been many years since we had to endure the arduous home-buying process. Ms. Wallin was extremely patient and knowledgeable while guiding us through the lender’s many stipulations. Her professionalism and attention to detail are very rare nowadays. We also appreciate her accessibility to address our several questions and concerns. All the way through our closing date we felt a huge sense of relief knowing that Sarah was representing us and protecting our interest in this transaction. As you are aware there are many choices when the need for an attorney arises. We believe that it is only fitting to convey our feelings about the complete satisfaction we experienced by choosing The Homer Law Firm and Ms. Sarah Wallin.
I wanted to write a heartfelt thank you to the Homer Law Firm. My parents were clients of the firm for years. When my father passed away last year, my sisters and I needed to execute the trust. All the staff were incredibly kind, helpful, and efficient. Melissa and Tom guided us quickly through the initial steps and then Sarah Wallin managed the entire case. Sarah was simply “the best” — she helped us navigate through the endless forms, resolved the inevitable paperwork glitches, kept the process moving efficiently, and did it all with professionalism and with a sense of humor, appreciated by the whole family. Did you ever think you’d enjoy communicating with your lawyer? We sure did! Thanks again.