In my 39 years of work in the law, I have had triumphs for my clients and losses. I have seen prejudice and great acts of courage. Every year that has gone by, I have been proud to be a lawyer on the side of people fighting for equality. I have been moved by my clients’ courage to step up to a challenge.
A challenge is what we now face with a country greatly divided not only by wealth and region, but also by the vision of America and who the people are that make up America.
Wise from our years in the law and a knowledge of history, my firm will strive to protect you as we continue to stand for the principles that founded our country: Justice, Liberty, and Equality for all.
Jill M. Metz & Associates provides legal services to individuals, families, and businesses located in the Chicagoland area for personal and business matters and located throughout Illinois for adoptions and estate planning. For more than 35 years, our attorneys have been providing professional legal services in a warm and friendly environment. We pride ourselves on providing effective legal services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and couples.
Our areas of concentration include adoption, assisted reproductive technology agreements, family law for families without the protections of a civil union or marriage, domestic relations law for individuals in a civil union or marriage, estate planning and probate, with an emphasis on matters of particular importance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. We also offer services in business and real estate law, including representation of individuals who are buying or selling a home and small business owners who require help with contracts and incorporation.
Find out more about our practice areas, including family law governed by the Illinois Marriage Fairness Act and the Illinois Civil Union Act.
Attorney Jill M. Metz and our associates are well-known in the community for a solution-oriented approach to legal issues, as well as for extensive involvement in the community. When litigation is necessary, our attorneys have extensive litigation experience and are prepared to vigorously defend our clients’ rights in the courtroom.
Throughout the course of each case, we take the time to listen to our clients, understand their objectives and put in place a legal strategy designed to actively pursue those objectives. We work diligently to seek the best possible outcome on behalf of our clients, while striving to exceed client expectations for quality service.
We look forward to meeting with you and learning more about how we can be of assistance to you.
To contact our Chicago law office, call 773-878-4480 or contact us by e-mail.
Jill created documentation that was legally binding, fit our situation, and met our needs as an interracial lesbian couple. We have recently returned to Jill Metz & Associates and have received the same kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, and dignified service. We wouldn’t go anywhere else for estate documents, like our wills, or for family and legal advice. If you want the best legal advice, then you want Jill Metz.
I would be remiss were I not to acknowledge the time, work, and efforts of Jill’s associate, Susan Frances, for her work on my behalf. This was obviously a “team effort” by two extremely qualified legal professionals who excel at what they do.
Jill Metz & Associates are conveniently located in my neighborhood, and I consider their presence in the Edgewater Community a tremendous asset for those who ever face the need to seek out their services.
We are grateful that Jill and her associates are our attorneys and think they are very professional and highly recommend them if you need legal advice.
Jill holds and maintains high expectations for a successful outcome and while there were no guarantees based on the facts and process in our case, Jill and her associates left no stone unturned to insure we were legally represented and protected! We remain thankful and would highly recommended Jill Metz to represent you in your adoption needs.
Susan had excellent knowledge of the law which was evident when we discussed matters. She was professional, thorough, and kind keeping us informed every step of the way. This enabled us to make the best decisions which were often complicated. We also had another unrelated issue with a past family member regarding probate matters in another state. Susan’s broad knowledge of legal concepts helped direct us to make the best choices for our family. I highly recommend the Jill M. Metz & Associates law firm and Susan Frances for her commendable character and knowledge of the law.