Stephanie M. Sexauer

Attorney and Founder

Stephanie Sexauer has worked exclusively handling probate, estate, and adult guardianship matters since she first started practicing law. She began her studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign where she earned a BFA before pursuing legal studies at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

Stephanie has helped hundreds of Chicago families handle the murky waters of probate. She is frequently appointed by Cook County judges as a “Guardian ad Litem” to observe and make recommendations as to the best interests of senior citizens.

When she’s not at work, Stephanie serves on the board of the Red Shoe Society, a group that works to financially benefit and bring awareness to the families living at the Ronald McDonald houses of Chicago.

Katharine Pancewicz

Associate Attorney

Katharine Pancewicz is an Associate Attorney with Sexauer Law working on adult guardianship, minor guardianship, and probate administration matters. She joined the firm after spending her law school career primarily working in minor guardianship and juvenile protection. She also worked on cases in adult guardianship, family law, domestic violence, and clerked for the Honorable Judge Margaret Brennan.

Katharine’s passion has always been assisting clients navigate difficult family dynamics and helping those who cannot always help themselves. She is currently working towards becoming a court appointed guardian ad litem to represent the best interests of disabled adults by working on pro bono cases with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services.

Katharine graduated in 2020 with a J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she was a member of the Honors Scholars Program and Moot Court Honors Society. She graduated with a B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 2017.

Liliana Garcia

Legal Assistant

Liliana Garcia discovered her passion for advocating for individuals who cannot advocate for themselves while working in the child welfare system. She earned a degree in English with a specialization in Technical and Professional Writing from Illinois State University.

While not advocating for those who cannot advocate for themselves, you can find Liliana volunteering her time at food banks in the Chicagoland area that provide to lower income families and organizations.