Oak Forest Law Office
5455 W 159th St.
Oak Forest, IL 60452
(708) 535 8700
Toll-Free (866) 588 5990

Our Attorneys

James T. Ashack

Mr. Ashack's approach to the practice of law is to combine a deep understanding of current legal authority with a practical, cost-effective approach to meeting his clients' needs. Having nearly 30 years of experience in the legal arena has given Mr. Ashack a depth of insight in determining the best and most cost-efficient stratgies for meeting or exceeding his client's objectives. Mr. Ashack believes that communication is of utmost importance, and he promotes an open dialogue with his clients.

Mr. Ashack graduated from both college and law school with honors. After law school, he obtained an additional legal degree, a Master of Laws in Taxation, and has completed a series of legal courses in advanced estate planning.

A continued practice of Mr. Ashack is the representation of community and mid-sized financial institutions. His areas of practice also include business and financial transactions, as well as estate planning for individuals from all walks of life. He welcomes the opportunity to act as your legal counsel.


  • Loyola University of Chicago, B.S., cum laude
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D. with honors
    • Two-time American Jurisprudence Award Winner
  • DePaul University College of Law, Masters of Law in Taxation L.L.M.
    • Top 5.0%
  • John Marshall Law School, Advanced studies in estate planning

Bar Admissions

  • State of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • South Suburban Bar Association

Areas of Practice

  • Financial Institutions Law
  • Wills, Trusts and Advanced Estate Planning
  • Business and Financial Transactions

Mary Alice Kenny

Ms. Kenny is a graduate of the DePaul University College of Law and has been practicing in Illinois since 1988. She concentrates her practice in Real Estate and Estate Planning. She has served as an adjunct faculty member at Loyola University College of Law and continues to serve on an advisory board at Loyola. She also has a Master's degree from Rosary College, now Dominican University, and is named in several Who's Who publications. Ms. Kenny's approach to the practice of law is collaborative in nature, with a high emphasis on communication and working together to solve legal problems in the most cost-effective manner.


  • Illinois State University, B.S.
    • Dean's List & Honors Societies
    • Certified & Licensed Illinois High School Teacher
  • Rosary College (Dominican University), M.L.I.S.
    • American Association of Law Libraries Scholarship Award Recipient
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D.
    • Dean's List
    • Who's Who Among American Law Students

Bar Admissions

  • State of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • Bar None: 125 Years of Women Lawyers in Illinois, Contributing Author
  • The Paralegal Manual I & II and Legal Writing Exercises for Paralegals, Contributing Author

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Refinances
  • Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney

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Ashack Law Group serves the legal needs of Businesses, Banks, and Individuals in Chicago and the Chicago suburbs, including Oak Forest, Bridgeview, Park Forest, Oak Lawn, Alsip, Tinley Park, Joliet, Orland Park, Orland Hills, Homer Glen, Palos Hills, Palos Heights, Palos Park, Hinsdale, Burr Ridge, Mokena, Monee, New Lenox, Frankfort, Midlothian, Flossmoor, Homewood, and Peotone, and the Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, and Will.

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