Law Offices of Salvi, Salvi & Wifler, P.C.
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Denise Russo

Denise Russo

Of Counsel since 2013
Lake Zurich, Illinois
Denise joined Salvi, Salvi & Wifler, P.C. in June, 2013 to manage the firm's Trusts and Estates law practice. Denise works closely with her clients in order to provide them with personalized planning strategies to avoid probate, minimize tax liability and preserve assets. Some of her services include Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, Pre-Marital Agreements and Trust and Estate Administration.

Prior to joining the firm, Denise managed her own private law practice. She received her J.D. and LL.M from The John Marshall Law School and started her law career as a Cook County Public Defender. In addition to her legal experience, Denise's professional background includes executive consulting and international business experience and she is fluent in Spanish.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Trust Administration
  • Probate

Litigation Percentage

  • 10% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1981
  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • LL.M. - 2016
    • Major: Estate Planning
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Illinois
    • B.A. - 1978
    • Major: Speech Communication

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association , Member
  • Chicago Estate Planning Council (CEPC) , Member
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers , Member

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