Sara E. Riechert

Sara E. Riechert

Attorney at Law

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Ms. Riechert is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Ohio. Ms. Riechert obtained a B.B.A. from the University of Cincinnati in 2003. She graduated from Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 2007 and was admitted to the bar in Ohio that same year. Ms. Riechert relocated to Illinois and became licensed to practice law in Illinois in 2011.

Ms. Riechert practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, and guardianship. Ms. Riechert’s past experience primarily in the area of family law enables her to understand the often complex nature of modern families with adoptions, blended families, and same sex marriages. She is passionate about providing high quality legal services to clients through exceptional service, communication, and compassion to face any concern a client may have.

Ms. Riechert regularly presents on topics of estate planning, special needs trust, ABLE accounts, and guardianship to both parent groups and professional organizations. Ms. Riechert is a member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners and is accredited by the US Department of Veterans Affairs for veteran’s benefits and planning. Ms. Riechert is currently serving as vice-chair of the DuPage County Bar Association Estate Planning Committee.

Ms. Riechert lives in the western suburbs with her husband and children and is active in her community volunteering with local service organizations and fostering dogs through a local rescue organization.


  • “Guardianship and the Alternatives”
    IICLE Special Needs Institute, December 7, 2022
  • “Legal and Financial Planning: Guardianship & Alternatives”
    Illinois Transition Conference, Peoria, IL, November 3, 2022

  • “Guardianship (the Basics and Beyond) and the ABCs of ABLE”
    IICLE Special Needs Institute, December 8, 2021
  • Guardianship of Adults with Special Needs”
    The DuPage County Bar Association probate GAL training, April 29, 2021
  • “Legal Decision Making Trends”
    Co-Presented with Darcy J. Chamberlin
    The ARC of Illinois 71st Annual Convention, April 22, 2021
  • “Illinois Trust Code – Artful Drafting Results in Efficient Administration”
    Co-Author with Darcy J. Chamberlin
    IICLE Elder Law Conference – October 29, 2020
  • “The SNT Trustee Goes to School – Responsibilities of a family member SNT Trustee”
    The Arc of Illinois 70th Annual Convention
    Live Webcast — June 12, 2020
  • “The Impact of the Secure Act and the Illinois Trust Code on Supplemental Needs Trust Planning”
    IICLE Supplemental Needs Trust Conference
    Live Webcast – June 4, 2020
  • “It’s Not All About Death & Taxes: Preventing Elder Financial Exploitation Through Estate Planning”
    Co-Presented with Darcy Chamberlin
    Northwest Suburban Bar Association
    Estate Planning & Probate CLE– January 23, 2020
  • “It’s Not Just about Death and Taxes: Using Estate Planning Documents to Minimize Risk of Financial Exploitation”
    Co-Presented with Darcy Chamberlin
    Harold I. Levine Real Estate Institute
    ATG Legal Education — November 7, 2019
  • “Special Needs Planning: Issues Involving Public Pensions and Section 8 Housing”
    Co-Presented with Darcy Chamberlin
    IICLE Special Needs Conference
    Lisle, IL – September 14, 2018