Laura A. Lipinski has been in private practice for thirty years, spending her career with the downtown Chicago law firm of Schwartz Cooper Chartered until bringing her practice to the western suburbs of Chicago in 2008.
Laura received her Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, from Loyola University of Chicago, with a double major in Biology and Organizational Communication, where she was a member of the Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit National Honor Society and worked at the Loyola University radio station, WLUW. Laura received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Law.
Laura is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois, the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Laura is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association. Locally, she is a member of the Western Springs Business Association.
Laura has spoken at several seminars including one entitled “Advanced Issues in Probate for the Paralegal in Illinois” presented by the Institute for Paralegal Education at which topics included preparation of the federal fiduciary income tax return and identifying, analyzing and solving problems in estate administration. She also spoke on the subject “Special Needs Trusts for Disabled Persons” at an Illinois Spina Bifida Association Conference.
Laura and her family have lived in Western Springs for nearly 20 years. Serving her community is important to Laura. She was elected to the Western Springs District 101 School Board in 2009 and served through 2013. She was a member of the Plan Commission of the Village of Western Springs from 2002 through 2008, serving as Chairperson in 2008. She was selected for the Board of the Western Springs Foundation for Educational Excellence (WSFEE) and served from 2004 to 2008, including acting as Treasurer for two years. Laura was an active member of the Forest Hills Elementary School PTA and a classroom volunteer in District 101.