Martha McHugh concentrates her practice in estate planning, estate and trust administration, estate and gift taxation, guardianships and contested estates. Martha has been involved in estate planning for high net worth individuals and families, the administration of complex estates, resolving IRS disputes regarding estate tax returns, and business planning and representation involving the formation and operations of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies.

Practice Areas

Phone: 847-382-9130
Fax: 847-382-9135

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    J.D.  |  1982
  • Rosary College, River Forest, Illinois
    B.A.  |  1978
    Major: Political Science

Past Employment Positions

  • Riebandt & Dewald, P.C., Arlington Heights, Illinois, Associate  |  1996 – 2000
  • Pioneer Bank & Trust Company, Chicago, Illinois, Vice President-Trust Department  |  1991 – 1996
  • Pioneer Bank & Trust Company, Chicago, Illinois, Trust Officer  |  1982 – 1991

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association  |  Member
  • Chicago Bar Association  |  Member
  • Chicago Estate Planning Council  |  Past Member
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association  |  Member
  • Northwest Suburban Estate Planning Council  |  Member
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association, Past Chairperson, Estate Planning, Tax and Probate Committee
  • Northwest Community Hospital Foundation Planned Gifts Committee  |  Member
  • Palatine Chamber of Commerce  |  Member

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.