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   3Kenneth F. LorchChicago(312) 650-8640lorch@htl-law.comlorch@htl-law.comHamilton Thies & Lorch LLPwww.htl-law.comwww.htl-law.comlorchkenneth.jpgTrust, Will & Estate Planning Law
Kenneth F. Lorchlorch@htl-law.com
Hamilton Thies & Lorch LLPhttp://www.htl-law.com
200 S Wacker Dr Ste 3800
Chicago IL 60606-5868
Ph.(312) 650-8640 Fx.(312) 650-8651
Recommended by peers in:
Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Practice Description:  
Kenneth F. Lorch concentrates his practice in business and financial planning, estate administration, and estate litigation. He previously was a partner in the estate planning group of Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon, LLP.

Mr. Lorch speaks frequently about topics relative to business succession planning and received the Chicago Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division's David C. Hilliard Award for outstanding service to the legal profession and community. He has served on the boards of the Anti-Defamation League, the American Society of the Technion, the Council for Jewish Elderly and the Chicago Council on Planned Giving. Beginning in 2005 and every year since, Law & Politics and Chicago Magazine named Mr. Lorch one of Illinois' "Super Lawyers" in the area of Trusts and Estates. He is a member of the professional advisory committees of the Chicago Community Trust, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Lorch is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association, serving on the Probate Practice Committee Rules and Forms Committee and its Trust Law Committee. He also belongs to the Chicago Estate Planning Council.

Mr. Lorch received his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in 1976 and his bachelor's degree from Washington University in 1973. He was admitted as an Illinois Certified Public Accountant in 1978.


Year of Birth:  1951

Law School:  The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1976

Professional Certification: Certified Public Accountant, Illinois, 1978

Undergraduate School:  Washington University in St. Louis, B.S.B.A., 1976


Employment History:  
  • Hamilton Thies & Lorch LLP, name partner
  • Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon LLP, partner
  • Holleb & Coff Ltd, partner
  • Reuben & Proctor, partner


Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
  • Chicago Bar Association
    • Probate Practice Committee
    • Rules and Forms Committee
    • Trust Law Committee
  • Chicago Estate Planning Council


Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
      • Chicago Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division's David C. Hilliard Award
      • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rating
      • Illinois Super Lawyer®, 2005-present
      • Leading Lawyers Member selected by peers in Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law


Community Involvement:  
  • Anti-Defamation League
    • Former member, Board of Directors
  • The American Technion Society
    • Board of Directors
  • The Council for Jewish Elderly
    • Board of Directors
  • The Chicago Council on Planned Giving
    • Former member, Board of Directors
  • The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
    • Professional Advisory Committee
  • The Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    • Professional Advisory Committee
  • The Chicago Community Trust
    • Professional Advisory Committee


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