About Us

At Ruben M. Garcia & Associates, Ltd. we recognize that if you are involved with the probate court, you are going through a difficult time. Your family needs help and you want the best legal services available for a reasonable price.

Known as the “problem solver,” Ruben‘s approach to the probate process is to help you resolve your legal issues as quickly and efficiently as possible. We break down complex legal issues into simple terms so you are informed and involved in every step of the process. At Ruben M. Garcia & Associates, we are committed to providing you with quality legal services efficiently and at a fair price.

Experience Matters

Experience is key and exceedingly important in today’s probate matters. Law school does not prepare attorneys with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully and efficiently handle the time sensitive and delicate nature of matters handled in probate court.

Ruben, who has been practicing law in Illinois for over 20 years, spent his first 10 years as a general practitioner, where he gained experience with a wide variety of legal matters. This experience is a great advantage in probate proceedings because when people become disabled (or pass away) they usually have a variety of assets and knowledge of other areas of law helps us administer those assets. For the past 12 years, Ruben has primarily focused his practice on probate court matters, including without limitation probate administration and contested proceedings, representing Guardians of the Estates, and obtaining probate approval for injury settlements and verdicts.

Since 1998, Ruben Garcia has also been entrusted with appointments by Cook County judges to act as Guardian Ad Litem for Disabled Adults, Guardian Ad Litem for Minors, and Special Administrator in Decedents’ Estates.

Areas of Practice

  • Guardianship Administration & Litigation
    Our guardianship practice includes guardianship administration and litigation for disabled adults and minors, as well as probate approval of injury settlements and verdicts.
  • Decedents’ Estates Administration & Litigation
    Our decedents’ estates practice includes probate administration of testate and intestate estates, as well as litigation of decedents’ estates, including will and heirship contests.
  • Estate Planning
    Our estate planning practice includes drafting and updating wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and other estate planning documents, all specifically tailored to each client’s needs and desires.
  • Personal Injury
    Our personal injury practice includes nursing home negligence, workmen’s compensation, and automobile accidents.


While our experience and work product are exceptional, our hourly rates are reasonable.
Please call us at (847) 728-0808 to schedule a consultation.