Kathryn G. Shores

Kathryn G. Shores

Lake Forest, Illinois

Kathryn Shores focuses her practice on estate and trust administration, litigation, and planning, including a focus on guardianship administration and litigation.  Ms. Shores has successfully litigated matters in both state and federal court, and regularly appears in courts in Lake, Cook, and McHenry Counties. She successfully counsels clients through settlement and alternative dispute resolution procedures where appropriate, and always with the aim of effectively and efficiently representing her clients' interests.  

In her guardianship and elder law practice, Ms. Shores knows that planning and caring for a disabled or aging family member can be both overwhelming and emotional; therefore, it is her goal to approach every matter with diligence and compassion. Ms. Shores takes pride in listening to and understanding each unique client's situation, in order to obtain the best result possible for  the client and their loved one.  

In addition to her professional practice, Ms. Shores uses the same qualities that make her an effective and compassionate advocate to assist in the community where she is a volunteer for Lake County's Guardianship Help Desk and for PADS of Lake County.

Areas of Practice

  • Trusts and Estates
  • Guardianship, Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 60% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2007
  • Illinois, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2008


  • Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 2007
    • Law Review: Stetson Law Review, Articles Editor, 2005 - 2007
  • Stetson University, Deland, Florida
    • B.A. cum laude - 2004
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, 2015 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association, 2013 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Gordon & Karr LLP, Associate Attorney, 2009 - 2013
  • State Attorney's Office, Sixth Judicial Ciruit, FL, Assistant State Attorney, 2007 - 2008

Pro Bono Activities

  • Guardianship Help Desk, 2014 - 2015
  • PADS of Lake County, 2012 - 2015


  • English