Kara A. Wenzl, JD

Congratulations to our 2021 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars!

The Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars is an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice.  Only 5% of attorneys in Illinois receive this distinction.  Attorneys are selected through a patented selection process involving nominations, research, and peer reviews.

DUGGAN BERTSCH, LLC is proud to announce the following attorneys who have been selected as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2021 in the following categories:

2021 Illinois Super Lawyers

Timothy Liam Epstein

  • Entertainment & Sports

Michael A. Passananti

  • Estate & Probate

Steven H. Shapiro

  • Mergers & Acq.


2021 Illinois Rising Stars

Clint A. Costa

  • Estate & Probate

Larissa A. Gest

  • Estate & Probate

Greta R. Staat

  • Estate & Probate

Kara A. Wenzl

  • Estate & Probate
Kara A. Wenzl, JD

Kara A. Wenzl is an associate attorney focusing her practice primarily in the areas of estate and wealth transfer planning, business and corporate law, asset protection, and trust and estate administration.  She counsels clients on ways to implement comprehensive estate and business entity planning, the creation of family office structures and vehicles, general corporate matters, and tax compliance and planning.

Kara earned her Juris Doctorate Degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, graduating cum laude with a Certificate in Tax Law.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication and Culture from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.



Losing Loved Ones and Your Livelihood: Re-Evaluating Filial Responsibility Laws, 29 Loy. Consumer L. Rev. 391 (2017)



        • American Bar Association

        • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois

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