Firm Overview

Elder Law Attorney
North Suburban office
(773) 286-3800

Michael H. Erde was a Pioneer in the area of law known as Elder Law. His focus has not changed in the four decades he has been in practice. While the law relating to elder law, tax, probate, and estate planning may have changed, his commitment to safeguarding your future and making the process as comfortable and as easy as possible has remained the same.

Protecting your assets from a nursing home and probate is what he concentrates on. Michael H. Erde is an elder law attorney who founded the Chicago Bar Association Asset Protection Committee and was a former chairman of the Chicago Bar Association Elder Law Committee. He is a prolific writer and speaker in the areas of Avoiding Probate and a Guardianship, as well as in finding your way through the Medicaid, Nursing Home, Special Needs, and Supplemental Needs Trust Complexities/Maze. He also concentrates his time on assisting with simple as well as complex Estate Planning, Probate, and Guardianship matters. Mr. Erde is one of only a few Certified Elder Law Attorneys in the State and across the country, a certification provided by the National Elder Law Foundation.*

Michael H. Erde knows Elder Law, so you can be more comfortable in your retirement.

Contact: (773) 286-3800 – North Suburban office

Mr. Erde teaches seminars in the community on elder law, estate planning, and probate issues. Michael H. Erde mentors other attorneys, social workers, and accountants in this complicated area of Elder Law, and the issues involved in safeguarding your home, health, and wealth.

Knowledgeable. Experienced.

Mr. Erde will explain your options and answer your questions in clear and simple language so you can make decisions that are best for you. You can count on him to protect and fight for your interests. 

Michael H. Erde also served as a tax officer in an accounting firm. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and the Council for Advanced Practitioners.

When you choose his firm, you can be confident that you are in capable hands. He will do everything to protect you and your rights. It is the care he gives that makes the difference.

To learn more about how he can help you with your estate planning
contact (773) 286-3800.


Chicago Elder Law Attorney providing simple, clear, and straightforward strategies to help.

Michael H. Erde, P.C. prides itself in obtaining results at reasonable costs in an office-friendly atmosphere with over Forty Years of experience, in a convenient (not downtown) location. He is conscious of the needs of the handicapped and disabled and is age-friendly. He tries to keep things simple by providing full explanations in non-legal terms.

*The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and such is not a requirement to practice law in Illinois, but I am still proud to have such a certification (CELA or CAP) designation.