Schaumburg-based law firm Lavelle Law, Ltd. has announced the hiring of attorney Laura Ladon Ellis. She most recently practiced at Rabin, Kodner & Brown in Des Plaines.

Ellis has extensive experience in estate planning and Social Security benefit claims. She has been practicing law in Illinois since 2008 including several years in private practice.

"We were very impressed with Laura's history of building a client base in each of her previous engagements," said Lavelle Law Managing Partner Ted McGinn. "She has a strong ability to empathize and connect with potential clients, and has demonstrated an ability to then provide very personal, professional service to her clients."

Ellis received her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin before earning her J.D. from the Creighton University School of Law. She has been admitted to the Bar in both Illinois and Texas.

"I'm very pleased to have the opportunity to take this next step in my career," said Ellis. "The attorneys at Lavelle Law are highly regarded and I particularly look forward to being a part of a firm in which my colleagues and I can work across multiple areas of the practice providing a very cohesive and comprehensive level of service to clients."

Ellis will focus much of her work in the estate planning group.

Lavelle Law's main office is in Schaumburg and maintains an additional office in the Chicago Loop. The firm was founded in 1989 as a single attorney practice with an emphasis on tax law. The firm has added more than a dozen practice groups including estate planning, business law, banking law, litigation, criminal, immigration, divorce and family law, commercial and residential real estate and law practice consulting. The firm has received numerous awards and commendations for their business success, their commitment to ethics, national recognition for their pro bono services, and multiple acknowledgements of the charitable work they do in the local communities. For more information, visit www.lavellelaw.com or follow Lavelle Law on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.