Caroline (Poduch) Hecht concentrates her practice in estate planning, estate and trust administration, and minor and disabled adult guardianship. Caroline previously practiced matrimonial law, so she also has extensive experience with drafting pre- and postnuptial agreements. She serves as a Guardian Ad Litem for the Lake County Circuit Court’s probate division. She is licensed in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Practice Areas

Phone: 847-382-9130
Fax: 847-382-9135

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court


  • University of Wisconsin Law School 
    J.D. (cum laude)  |  2011
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
    B.A. Political Science
    B.A. French

Speaking Engagements

  • James Hamlin & Co., P.C. Presentation: Becoming A Trusted Advisor  |  2019

Past Employment Positions

  • Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP, Lake Forest, Illinois – Associate Attorney  |  January 2013 – December 2015
  • Balisle & Roberson, S.C., Madison, Wisconsin – Associate Attorney  |  July 2011 – December 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association  |  Member
  • Lake County Bar Association  |  Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association  |  Member
  • Wisconsin Bar Association  |  Member


  • Illinois Super Lawyers – Rising Star  |  2016-2020
Caroline E. Hecht
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After a tremendous 22 years together, David Buckley and Andrew Kelleher, founding members of Kelleher & Buckley, LLC, have decided to amicably split into two distinct law firms. The creation of these new firms will allow each company to follow their individual roadmap to success and maximize their clients’ experience.

We are excited to announce both partnerships: K&B equity member Robert Holland will partner with Andrew Kelleher to form Kelleher + Holland, LLC. Similarly, equity member Linda Fine will join David Buckley to create Buckley Fine, LLC. All of our current attorneys, paralegals and staff will be taking this journey with us.

The separation is effective September 1, 2020, at which point Kelleher & Buckley will no longer be providing legal services. During this transition, you can continue to expect the high quality of service you have always received from us as we shift to our new partnerships. Current and past clients, please check your email for additional details.

In the meantime, we have developed an FAQ to address any general questions you may have. As always, please feel free to contact us with any specific questions or concerns.

Thank you for your loyalty over the last 20+ years; we appreciate your support during this transition and look forward to advising you in the future.