Michelle V. Hanlon

Phone: (630) 655-6000
Fax: (630) 655-9808

I am passionate about helping families customize their estate plans, protect their assets, and share their goals and values with future generations.

Michelle Hanlon has been associated with Goldstine, Skrodzki, Russian, Nemec and Hoff, Ltd. since 2015 and a partner since 2021. She practices in the firm’s estate planning group, assisting clients with estate and wealth transfers, tax planning, coordination of retirement plan benefits, and trust and estate administration. Michelle brings to the firm a keen knowledge of drafting and interpreting individual estate plans, trusts, and disability documents, with an appreciation for the legal and tax consequences that may result. Her work in the area of taxation includes assisting clients in the preparation and filing of estate tax (Form 706), gift tax (Form 709), and trust and estate income tax (Form 1041) returns. Prior to joining the firm, Michelle practiced at two boutique estate planning and probate firms in Texas.

Michelle is a member of the DuPage County Estate Planning Council. Michelle serves as a volunteer and mentor with the DePaul Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) Program. She has served on the Board of Directors for the DuPage Symphony Orchestra, and as a member of and instructor for the Lyons Township Dog Training Club.

Michelle is a published author on choice-of-law issues in Texas, and she has also authored articles on estate planning, spoliation of evidence, and sanctions.


Baylor University School of Law, J.D., Concentration in Estate Planning, 2012

  • Baylor Law Review, Articles Editor
  • Moot Court Society Officer
  • Order of the Barrister

DePaul University, B.A. summa cum laude, 2009

Bar Admissions

  • State of Illinois
  • State of Texas

Bar Association Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law (REPTL) Section of the State Bar of Texas 

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