Kenneth A. Piercey, Partner

Kenneth Adam Piercey assists high net worth clients with proper estate planning, estate tax elimination, asset protection, special needs planning and probate. His approach to client relationships is one of simplifying the overall choices available to them. As such, they make the best decisions for themselves and their heirs. As a Christian attorney, Ken is one of the few Qualified Member Attorneys of Kingdom Advisors – a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing Biblical wisdom to financial and estate planning. He handles probates in Cook, Lake, McHenry, DuPage, Kane, and Winnebago Counties in Illinois.

Representative Experience

  • Has successfully completed over one thousand estate plans
  • Has served as trustee for trusts with assets in excess of $1 million
  • With frequency, is hired to review and comment on existing estate plans created by other attorneys
  • Has eliminated Federal estate taxes for clients with assets in excess of $70 million
  • Has eliminated Illinois estate taxes for clients with assets in excess of $4 million
  • Successfully avoided claims asserted against clients in excess of $1 million, during and after life
  • Protected assets from a claim in excess of $700K asserted against a beneficiary of a trust
  • Consistently retained by International Probate Research Companies to establish Proof of Heirship to Illinois courts
  • Has represented clients with assets in excess of $1 trillion
  • Obtained over $5 million in judgments for clients whom otherwise would not have received any inheritance

Special Needs Representations

  • Has applied for and obtained Veteran’s Affairs benefits for elderly and disabled clients
  • Successfully drafted and implemented supplemental needs trust compliant with Medicaid rules
  • With frequency, advises clients on various long-term care strategies – some of which are exempt from the five (5) year Medicaid look-back period
  • With frequency, is retained to represent disabled clients in guardianship


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
  • Regularly participates in the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning’s program – the nation’s leading conference on estate planning


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