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Jessica L. Coutré


Jessica Coutré is an attorney in the Trusts and Estates Group. Jessica concentrates her practice in estate planning, trust and estate administration and controversy, and related gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer tax issues for high and ultra-high net worth individuals, their families, and their businesses. Jessica advises clients on the structuring and implementation of advanced estate planning strategies, supplemental needs trusts for disabled loved ones, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and charitable planning through the creation of private foundations, public charities, and charitable trusts. She works closely with clients to advise them regarding asset protection planning, business succession planning, and fiduciary income and estate and gift tax issues.

Jessica counsels fiduciaries and beneficiaries on all aspects of the administration of trusts and decedent’s estates including the settlement of creditor claims, filing estate tax returns, distribution decisions, and modifications to trusts. When estate and trust matters escalate into controversies, Jessica works to find practical solutions and family reconciliation through the use of nonjudicial settlement agreements and other pre-litigation resolution techniques as well as advising clients in will and trust contests, breach of fiduciary duty cases and other trust and estate litigation matters.

In recognition for her legal work in the area of trusts and estates, Jessica has been selected as a 2020-2022 ACTEC Dennis I. Belcher Young Leader. Jessica was previously selected as a 2018-2020 fellow for the American Bar Association – Real Property, Trust & Estate Section.


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Email Address

Phone Number

+1 312 476 7504

Additional Information

Education & Admissions

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D.
  • Loyola University of Chicago, B.A.
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois


  • ABA, Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section, Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Committee, Vice-Chair
  • Chicago Estate Planning Council


  • ACTEC Dennis I. Belcher Young Leader 2020-2022
  • ABA Real Property Trust and Estate Fellow, 2018-2020