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Juan C. Bernal







Juan C. Bernal is an associate attorney at Lesser Lutrey Pasquesi & Howe, LLP, where he specializes in Trust and Estate litigation, fiduciary litigation, probate administration, and adult guardianships. 

Super Lawyers Rising Star: As a 2024 Super Lawyers Illinois Rising Star, Juan represents an elite group of attorneys chosen and rated by their peers for their exceptional skills and commitment to their clients’ best interests. This accolade is a testament to Juan’s standing among his peers as the Rising Stars list celebrates no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state who are in the early stages of their career and under 40 years old.

Legal Experience: Juan’s legal career is marked by dedication and excellence. Before joining Lesser Lutrey Pasquesi & Howe, LLP, Juan honed his skills in legal advocacy and litigation by representing individuals and businesses in commercial disputes, corporate breach of fiduciary duty actions, and civil rights matters. Juan also clerked for judges in both state and federal courts. This experience equipped him with a deep understanding of various facets of the law and legal procedure, and a keen insight into navigating complex legal issues. 

Passions Beyond the Law: Beyond his legal career, Juan was a teaching assistant and instructor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he taught philosophy and advanced composition. In his leisure time, Juan is an avid soccer player and enjoys reading political and legal philosophy.

Multilingual and Multicultural: Juan was born in Bogota, Colombia, and is fluent in Spanish (Se Habla Español). His multicultural background provides a unique perspective and enriches his ability to serve a diverse range of clients.  

Areas Of Practice

  • Trust and Estate Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2018
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2018
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2020


  • University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor (J.D.) – 2017
    • Honors: cum laude
      • Intersect Graduate Fellowship, Cultures of Law in Global Context, 2015-2016
      • Finalist, College of Law ABA Negotiations Competition, 2014, 2015
      • Tinker Fellowship, Center of Latin American & Caribbean Studies, 2014
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
    • B.A.
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Political Science & Philosophy

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • University of Illinois Latinos Law Student Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Beckett Law Office, P.C., Associate Attorney


  • English
  • Spanish
Juan C. Bernal
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