A Commitment

to Each Client.

Fredric Bryan Lesser






Fredric Bryan Lesser has been continuously engaged in the private practice of law in Chicago and Lake Forest for 35 years as both a litigator and estate planner, representing individuals and families, and counseling owners and principals of privately held businesses. Over the years, he has developed a proficiency in drafting effective and efficient estate and trust documents. He also has a mastery of relevant tax issues, yielding real benefits and tangible results for his clients. A wealth of practical experience representing real people in the real world helps him to create a well-tailored plan for each client. He believes that estate planning should be practical and cost-efficient. "When we are working with a client to create a plan, we encourage them to keep the plan simple yet flexible enough to allow for unexpected developments. People need individual plans that suit their lives and their legacy." Rick is also licensed to practice law in Wisconsin.

Areas Of Practice

  • Estate planning
  • Tax
  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
  • Wisconsin, 1996


  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence – 1980
    • Law Review: Note Editor, Journal of Law Reform, 1979 – 1980
  • University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts – 1976
    • Major: History

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Rotary Club, President
  • Lake County Bar Foundation, President, Vice President and Chair, Committee on Wills, Trusts & Probate
  • Lake County Bar Association, Past President
  • Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce, Past President
  • Lake County Estate Planning Council, Past President
  • Deerfield Optimist Club, Past President
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