From the Desk of Atty. Syeda M. Madani
Estate planning often makes people feel uncomfortable. No one likes to think about what will happen after they pass on, but that does not mean that estate planning needs to be a difficult process. The future is unpredictable, but you can take steps to be prepared so that your loved ones are well cared for after you're gone.
I am committed to helping you understand that this difficult process can be manageable. I am here to educate you on the value of planning for you and your loved ones. I understand each client situation is unique. My approach to estate planning is to listen, understand, and to tailor your estate plan to meet your individual financial and personal goals. I truly care for my clients and go out of my way to make each person feel comfortable and welcome as I help with their estate planning needs. This is why I prepare each estate plan specifically designed for you, based on your life circumstances, family situation, personal and business assets, and goals.
I will help you to make the best decisions regarding the protection and preparation of your estate. You may not realize how much estate planning can make a difference for you and your loved ones. I will advocate ensuring that your affairs are settled according to your wishes. I am here to speak with you on what options you have in planning your estate to help you navigate through this manageable estate planning process.
Atty. Madani's Education & Training
Benedictine University, 2004
Major: Social Sciences
Minor: Secondary Education
St. Benedict Merit Award
Juris Doctor Degree
The John Marshall Law School, 2014
Asian American Academic Scholarship
Continuing Student Scholarship Recipient
The Honorable James E. Sullivan
Circuit Court of Cook County
18th Judicial Circuit
Atty. Madani's Professional Activity
State of Illinois Supreme Court
U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois
Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
Chicago Bar Association
DuPage Bar Association
Commissioner on Persons with Disabilities
City of Glendale
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Areas of Practice:
Post-Conviction Relief (Expungements/Sealing Records)
State of Illinois Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Janaan Hashim is a native of Washington, DC and has lived in Chicago for over 20 years. Janaan is one of the original founding partners of Amal Law Group, LLC focusing her legal skills in criminal defense and her newest passion through the law, serving as a mediator. Prior to this, Janaan worked at the State Appellate Defender’s Office with over 100 other attorneys as an Assistant Defender, filing criminal defense appeals ranging from simple theft to first-degree murder.
Cali Awards: Constitutional Process II; Appellate Brief Writing
Outside the office, Janaan is an adjunct professor at McCormick Theological Seminary where she team-teaches “Religious Pluralism and the Ministry” and “Arab Reawakening! Christian and Muslim Arabs in Chicago.” She has also been an adjunct professor at both Loyola University and American Islamic College where she taught Arabic.
Janaan carries an active community service calendar as you can hear Janaan on Tuesday nights on WCEV’s Radio Islam program where she hosts its live call-in talk show produced by Muslims for the mainstream American market. Janaan has volunteered with Radio Islam since 2001 as both a producer and host, interviewing a wide range of well-known intellectuals, activists, civil servants and leaders.
Janaan also maintains a steady public speaking schedule having been invited to share her thoughts on Shariah, women in Islam, Islam and the media, and the Interfaith movement spanning from Australia to Spain and throughout the United States. Janaan also served two three-year terms as Trustee of the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions; member of the Sound Vision Foundation Board of Directors; and member of the Alumnae Board of Mary Baldwin College.
Janaan spends her summers in Jordan studying classical Arabic, and in the fall of 2010 she joined two Nobel Peace laureates and five other women in a special delegation to Palestine and Israel to learn of and to support the non-violent resistance movement that is gathering strength and momentum.
Janaan earned her Juris Doctor degree cum laude from DePaul University College of Law, where she earned an academic scholarship her second year and participated on an award-winning National Appellate Moot Court team. She earned her BA degree magna cum laude and With Distinction from Mary Baldwin College, double majoring in Communications-Broadcasting and Sociology-Social Work. She also successfully completed a 40-hour course through the Illinois State Bar Assocation to become a mediator.