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Michael H. Erde

Attorney at Michael H. Erde & Associates, P.C.
Chicago, Illinois
Michael H. Erde has been practicing law for over 40 years, with a focus on elder law. He is one of only a few Certified Elder Law Attorneys in Chicago, a certification provided by the National Elder Law Foundation. The success of his firm is based on his people first approach. His compassionate approach makes discussing personal issues such as family and finances much less stressful for his clients.

Michael Erde is committed to helping you navigate the complexities of elder law, Medicaid, nursing homes, keeping your home, asset protection, and estate planning. He will answer your unique questions on wills, trusts, guardianship, powers of attorney, Medicaid, and more. He will create an individually tailored plan for preserving your estate that protects your interests now and in the future.

About Me

What professional recognitions do you have?
He is recognized by his peers as an Illinois Super Lawyer for Elder Law, as featured in Chicago Magazine, and in 2012 was featured as one of 15 of Chicago’s Top Rated Lawyers for Elder Law by Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings, as featured in the Chicago Tribune and other news periodicals.
Outside of work, what are your interests?
Mr. Erde previously managed over 40 commercial and residential real estate properties. Prior to going into private law practice, he was a trust officer of the Exchange National Bank (now Bank of America) and a member of the tax department of an accounting firm.


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Association Position
Chicago Bar Association Asset Protection Committee Founder and Former Chairman
Sauganash Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and Board Member of the NAELA Chicago Chapter Member
Greater North Shore Estate Planning Council Board of Directors


School Degree Graduation Year
John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois Master in Tax Credits
University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois J.D. 1968
Washington University, St Louis, Missouri B.S. 1965

Contact Information

Michael H. Erde & Associates, P.C.

4801 W Peterson Ave STE 412
Chicago, IL 60646