Jerome J. Goergen, Founder of Elder Law Planning, LLC

Jerry was admitted to practice before the Illinois bar in 1981 after obtaining his
Juris Doctor
degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Before law school, Jerry attended the University of Illinois-Chicago and earned a Bachelor’s degree in each History and Political Science. Since starting his own practice in 1982, Jerry has developed a specialization in the area of elder law and estate planning.

Jerry regularly speaks at events throughout the Chicagoland area and teaches seniors and their families about various aspects of estate planning and how to protect their assets when applying for Medicaid assistance. Click here to find out about Jerry’s upcoming events.

In addition to practicing law, Jerry is deeply involved in his community. For the last 10 years, Jerry has served on the board of Trinity Christian School in Shorewood, Illinois. As of January 2010, he also serves as President of the board for Morningstar Mission, Inc., an organization involved in Christian ministries and in providing food and shelter for the needy in Joliet, Illinois and the surrounding areas.

Dear Jerry,

I am at a loss for words to express how grateful we are to you. You lifted a burden off our shoulder.

Needless to say, you have a 5 star assistant - - Thank you, Emily.

May God bless you.

Robert and Josephine P.
Park Ridge, IL

Jerome J. Goergen,

My mom, brother and I want to thank you for representing us for the closing on the house in Summit.

I would like to personally thank Jennifer, for her hard work and devoting her time in communicating to me all that was necessary in completing this transaction. Her professionalism is much appreciated.

We would like to wish you and your staff a very happy and safe holiday season.

Many, Many Thanks.
Gloria S.
Summit, IL

Dear Jerry,

I cannot adequately express how much your wisdom and generosity has touched me – except to say,
Thank you and God bless,
Pat P.
Joliet, IL


I greatly appreciate the expertise and work that Dave and you have been providing. I personally wish to acknowledge the thanks from you for being a veteran. When I came from Vietnam in 1970 it was a different atmosphere. There were no thanks, no welcome homes for most of us. In fact, my own mother didn't even thank me or welcome me back.

Most of my awards were earned while I was in country (Camp Tien Sha, Danang, South Vietnam) for less than six months, but it seemed like a lifetime.

Once again, thank you for what you said.

With sincere thanks,
Richard H.
Diamond, Illinois




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