• OVERVIEW

    Robin focuses her practice on complex trust, estate and other fiduciary-related controversies. Robin’s practice encompasses all aspects of trust and estate trial and appellate matters, including breach of fiduciary duty issues, wills and trust contests, contested heirship, family business and closely-held business disputes and judicial construction of will and trusts. Robin represents corporate and individual trustees, beneficiaries, agents, and business owners. Robin was recognized as a Rising Star in Estate and Trust Litigation by Super Lawyers Magazine. Prior to joining Levin Schreder & Carey Ltd., Robin was an associate in the Trusts and Estates Department of a large Chicago law firm.

    EDUCATION

    • J.D., high distinction, University of Iowa College of Law, 2004
      - Order of the Coif
      - Member, Journal of Gender, Race and Justice
    • B.A., cum laude, Simpson College, 2001 – Presidential Scholarship

    ADMISSIONS

    • Illinois, 2004
    • U.S. Tax Court
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

  • PRESENTATIONS

    Co-presenter, “Complex Issues with Privilege” presented at the 59th Annual IICLE Estate Planning Short Course May 2016

    “The Fiduciary Exception to the Attorney-Client Privilege” presented at the Chicago Bar Association Trust Law Committee, December 2012

    “Maintaining an Ethical Balance in Probate Practice” presented at the National Business Institute Seminar in Oak Brook, August 2012

    “Dealing With Disgruntled Beneficiaries and Settling Disputes: Family Settlement Agreements,” presented at the Chicago Bar Association, Trust Law Committee, January 2012

    “Starting Points: Will and Trust Contests,” presented at Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Estate and Trust Litigation Seminar, April 2011

    “Transfer Tax Considerations in Settlements of Trust and Estate Litigation,” presented at Chicago Bar Association, Federal Taxation Committee – Estate & Gift Tax Division, February 2011

    Co-presenter, “Trust & Estate Litigation Update,” presented at Chicago Bar Association, Trust Law Committee, January 2011

    Co-presenter, “The Big Event: Sale of the Family or Closely Held Business,” presented at the J.P. Morgan Trust Officer Monthly Education Series, November 2009

    “Ethical Issues in Estate Planning,” sponsored by the National Business Institute, December 2008

    “Basic Wills and Trusts,” sponsored by the National Business Institute, December 2008

    Co-presenter, “Current Developments: Hot Cases in Illinois Trust and Probate Law,” prepared for the Chicago Bar Association Trust Law Committee, April 2008

  • PUBLICATIONS

    Co-Author, Oral Contracts To Make Wills: Joint and Mutual Wills which appears as Chapter 2 in Litigating Disputed Estates, Trusts, Guardianships and Charitable Bequests for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) in 2016

  • PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

    Chicago Bar Association – Member, Trust Law Committee and Member, Probate
    Practice Committee
    American Bar Association – Member, RPTE Section, Committee on Trust Litigation, Ethics and Malpractice

  • REPRESENTATIVE CASES