Michael McElroy’s practice encompasses estate planning; representing fiduciaries, heirs and beneficiaries in postmortem administration of wills and trusts; and, litigating contested estate disputes and commercial litigation. Mike also represents individuals and businesses regarding business formation, structuring, operations and devising strategies to address business succession and asset protection objectives.

Mike is the consulting author to Horner Probate Practice and Estates, an eight-volume treatise addressing the probate, trust, and estate proceedings in Illinois. His work has been cited in decisions by the Illinois Appellate Court and the Supreme Court of Illinois.

Mike currently volunteers with the Lake County Guardianship Help Desk, is an adult leader for a local Cub Scout pack and is a Trustee with the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation, a local not-for-profit supporting area K-12 public education.

Practice Areas

Phone: 847-382-9130
Fax: 847-382-9135

Bar Admissions

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


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    J.D.  |  1994 
  • St. John’s University
    B.A.  |  1990

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association  |  Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association  |  Member
  • American Bar Association  |  Member

Published Works

  • Mr. McElroy is the consulting author to Horner Probate Practice and Estates, an 8-volume legal treatise providing an in-depth discussion of probate, trust, and estate proceedings in Illinois.
  • Mr. McElroy has also contributed to other Illinois publications regarding civil practice and business topics.

Pro Bono Activities

  • Ruth Helen Wolf Endowment, Formation Committee and Oversight Committee Member
  • St. Mary of the Lake Church, Lector
  • Wills for Heroes Foundation, Volunteer
  • Magnolia Malden Neighbors Block Club, Volunteer

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.