Melissa J. Cooney

Melissa J. Cooney, a longtime resident of Woodstock, practices primarily in the areas of estate planning and family law.
Cooney’s practice in estates and trusts includes:
 •counseling clients on estate planning
 •drafting and counseling clients on wills and trusts
 •counseling clients on powers of attorney
 •counseling clients on guardianship issues
 •representing clients in probate proceedings
 •acting as an attorney for estates
 •acting as a guardian for minors and disabled adults
 •acting as a guardian ad litem
 •acting as an attorney for estate claimants
Her love of nature drew Cooney to the field of conservancy, including conservation easements. She performs pro bono service for the Land Conservancy of McHenry County and does work for the Barrington Area Conservation Trust. Cooney also represents the McHenry County Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public foundation established in 2001.
Since 1997 Cooney has been an adjunct faculty member at McHenry County College, where she has taught several courses on the practice of law, including a class titled “Law for the Legal Secretary.” She enjoys reading, traveling in Europe and cheering for the Chicago Cubs.
Cooney began her career at Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle in 1991, following in the footsteps of her late father, the Hon. James Cooney, who joined the firm as special counsel after he retired from the bench.
Cooney is a member of the Land Conservancy of McHenry County, a former president of the Woodstock Professional & Business Women, a board member of Woodstock Christian Life Services and an active supporter of the McHenry County Historical Society.
Cooney provides pro bono services to the Land Conservancy of McHenry County, which preserves private lands for public benefit. She also drafts and reviews conservation easements for lands donated by private landowners, developers and others wishing to leave a legacy of open space. She has provided pro bono legal services for disabled children.

Contact Melissa J. Cooney

50 Virginia St
Crystal Lake, Illinois  60014
Phone: (815) 459-2050


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