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Palos Elder Law, Ltd.

Phone: (708) 371-9500 6446 W 127th Street  Suite 201, Palos Heights, IL 60463

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Palos Elder Law, Ltd. is a law firm which specializes in elder law, estate planning, and probate court matters, as well as issues with nursing homes and other matters which affect senior citizens and their loved ones. Located in Palos Heights, IL, this firm serves the southwestern suburbs of Chicago, including Chicago Ridge, Worth, Palos Hills, Palos Park, Orland Park, Oak Forest, Hickory Hills, Bridgeview, Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park, Hometown, Midlothian, Tinley Park, Markham, Willow Springs, Justice, Burr Ridge, Lemont, Homer Glen, Mokena, Fairmont, Mt Greenwood, Merrionette Park, Blue Island, Alsip, Midlothian, Posen, and Dixmoor.

The firm has over 25 years of experience in elder law and was founded by Paul Smolinski, who is a long-standing and active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Smolinski graduated from the John Marshall Law School in 1987 and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Southwest Bar Association.

Practice areas of this firm include review of contracts for nursing home communities and continuing care retirement communities, Medicaid planning, estate planning, probate court for decedent's estates and guardianships, and administration of trusts. Palos Elder Law can help senior citizens and their families understand the complicated world of elder law and work out solutions for themselves and their families that will allow them the greatest autonomy over their possessions and estates, as well as solve legal issues as they arise.

Visit the website for Palos Elder Law, Ltd. to learn more about the law firm, read biographies of the staff, and contact the law firm to schedule a consultation.

BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since

BBB has determined that Palos Elder Law, Ltd. meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

BBB accreditation does not mean that the business' products or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB, or that BBB has made a determination as to the business' product quality or competency in performing services.

Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised the rating for Palos Elder Law, Ltd. include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • No complaints filed with BBB

Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 0

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Palos Elder Law, Ltd.
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: September 12, 2007 Business started: 09/01/1989 Business started locally: 09/01/1989 Business incorporated 01/23/2002 in IL
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission
130 E Randolph St, Ste 1500, Chicago IL 60601
Phone Number: (800) 826-8625

Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Paul Smolinski, Founder
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Paul Smolinski, Founder
Business Category

Attorneys & Lawyers Attorneys & Lawyers - Elder Law Attorneys & Lawyers - Wills, Trust & Probate Attorneys & Lawyers - Estate Planning Attorneys & Lawyers - Living Trusts Attorneys & Lawyers - Conservatorships Attorneys & Lawyers - Powers of Attorney Offices of Lawyers (NAICS: 541110)

Alternate Business Names
Paul A. Smolinski, Ltd.

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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