Providing Peace Of Mind

Rena A Ballard

Rena A. Ballard

  • Attorney


Rena Ballard began her legal career at the Office of the Cook County State’s Attorney, where she prosecuted more than 200 bench trials and multiple jury trials involving involuntary commitment and medication of psychiatric patients. Rena’s current litigation practice includes handling contested guardianships, contested estate administration matters, involuntary nursing home discharge cases and personal injury. Rena also has previous experience as a Master’s level social services coordinator, a role which facilitates her assistance to seniors needing legal services.



  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1996
  • Delta State University
    • B.M. - 1983
    • Honors: Graduated with four-year honors; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Florida State University
    • M.S. - 1987

Professional Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Elder Law Section, Member

Practice Areas

  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate + Trust Administration
  • Guardianships
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Special Needs Planning

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois

Podcasts + Webinars

  • Five Important Legal Documents for Estate Planning
  • Financial Exploitation of Seniors-Remedies
  • Becoming the Decision-Maker for a Senior
  • Reporting Elder Abuse
  • Assessing Legal Capacity