Of Counsel

Roberto Romero-Perez

Mr. Romero-Perez is a licensed attorney with over 25 years of experience in estate planning & administration, immigration & naturalization, tax deferred exchanges, and financial services.
He has addressed various professional groups including the Chicago, Kane County and Du Page County Bar Associations as well as the Illinois CPA Society. He has shared his expertise on many panels, speaking to Citi-Smith Barney, the East Coast Estate Planning Council and other organizations.
At the same time, he has presented before various community groups such as The Resurrection Project, the Open Door Clinic, neighborhood churches, and the local consulate offices of Guatemala, Mexico, and Ecuador.  He is a frequent contributor to the local Hispanic nightly news broadcast on issues related to Estate Planning and Immigration.
Mr. Romero-Perez has volunteered at the "Wills for Heroes" estate planning program sponsored by the Chicago Bar Association and the DACA review program sponsored by The Resurrection Project.
He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago.
Mr. Romero-Perez holds a BA in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison while his law & business (JD/MBA) degrees are from DePaul University in Chicago. He is fully bilingual (English/Spanish).

Joel Herrera

Joel Herrera, a native Chicagoan, has dedicated his career to representing workers injured on the job.  Since 2003, he has handled workers compensation matters throughout the State of Illinois and has successfully pursued cases before the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission, the Circuit Courts and the Illinois Appellate Court.  Aside from being an experienced litigator, Joel is also an accomplished negotiator.  He obtains millions of dollars annually on behalf of his clients via settlements.

Joel has been a guest speaker on Univision’s “A Tu Lado,” a legal segment on the 10 pm news, where he discusses employee rights after sustaining a work injury.  He is also a regular featured speaker on the radio show, “Tu Voz, Tu Derecho,” where he discusses a variety of topics and trends related to work injuries.

Outside of the workplace, Joel dedicates much of his time to community.  Joel regularly volunteers as a speaker for various community groups and organization.  He is also an avid baseball fan and enjoys coaching his daughters at the little league level.

Vaughn White

Vaughn White is an advocate for change. With over 30 years of practicing both civil and criminal law, Vaughn has the skills and the knowledge to take on the complexity of your case and fight on your behalf. His mission is to change the life and situations of his clients for the better and to champion their cause in the courtroom; resulting in clients with restored dignity and freedom to move forward with their lives.

During the last 30+ years, he has represented both creditors and debtors in cases ranging from estates with no money to estates with millions of dollars at stake. He has successfully litigated many collection matters in multiple state and federal jurisdictions, including Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Massachusetts, handling trial and appellate matters.

Vaughn is a fluent Spanish speaker who makes sure that his clients are able to understand every step of the process, because he knows that communication is key.

He actively volunteers and financially supports numerous charitable and community-based organizations, including HOPE Worldwide, Chicago Skyline Afterschool Project.

In addition to his Illinois law license, Vaughn is also licensed to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the United States Supreme Court.  He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association, Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois and the Kane County Bar Association.

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