Shannon in Her Own Words

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Shannon L. Hartzler

Trusts & Estates

Shannon Hartzler is a partner in the Trusts & Estates Group and concentrates her practice on estate planning and administration.

Shannon listens to her clients to understand their specific goals, while incorporating tax and administrative efficiencies. Clients trust Shannon to help them solve sensitive and often complex family and business issues at the planning stage to avoid later conflicts that may arise after a client dies or becomes incapacitated. Additionally, she helps clients with the formation of charitable organizations and provides guidance to move their charitable work forward for generations to come.

Active in her community, Shannon is a member with the Chicago Estate Planning Council (CEPC) and is past chair of the Welcome Committee.  

Valparaiso University Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, 2007
The Boston Conservatory, Master of Music in Musical Theater, 1999
Goshen College, B.A., 1997
Bar Admissions
Illinois, 2007
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Chicago Estate Planning Council
Member of the Board of Directors of Building Regional Alliances to Nurture Child Health (“BRANCH”)
Member of Legacy Partners, supporting Lurie Children’s Hospital


If you weren’t an attorney, what would you be?
A villain in a soap opera.
What’s the best compliment you ever received from a client?
“I’ve been dreading doing this, but you’ve made it very easy and pleasant.”
What was the first album you ever bought?
When I was nine years old, I saw Bonnie Tyler sing Total Eclipse of the Heart, and it was love at first listen. I immediately bought her album, Faster Than the Speed of Night.

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