Bott & Associates, LTD

Maritess T. Bott


After just one consultation and you’ll see why so many people rely on Maritess T. Bott, the owner of Bott & Associates, LTD. Her focus is to provide clients with legal assistance that keeps them coming back whenever they are in need of help. Don’t be surprised if she treats you like a family member of her own, as she has a way of making clients feel comfortable and at ease. But don’t be fooled, as she is a knowledgeable lawyer with the qualifications, education, and experience needed to offer clients trustworthy and strategic guidance. She is not afraid to advocate strongly for her clients, so if she takes on your case, you know you are in good hands.


Education and Work Experience::

  • Bachelor’s of Arts in Marketing: Northern Illinois University
  • Minor in Communications: Northern Illinois University
  • Masters of Science in Accountancy: Rosary College (now Dominican University)
  • Law Degree: John Marshall Law School
  • Weiss & Block Chartered (part-time during law school)
  • Head of Estate Planning and Probate Division for a sole practitioner
  • United Airlines Credit Union (now Alliant Credit Union)


Practice Areas:

  • Probate and trust administration
  • Elder law and medicaid planning
  • Residential real estate 
  • Estate planning 
  • Asset protection and business planning

If you are living in the Chicago area and need a lawyer, including a business law lawyer in Schaumburg, IL,  you can trust to have your best interest in mind always, then you can stop your search here at Bott & Associates, LTD. When Maritess is not helping clients, she is often found attending a sports game, hanging out with loved ones, hosting family events, watching reality TV, or cuddling with her rescue pup. Call Maritess T. Bott now for a consultation!

Press play!

Title: What is the difference between wills and trusts?
Recorded: 5/2021

Title: Are clients concerned about spouses remarrying?
Recorded: 6/2021

Title: What is the best way to distribute assets to your children?
Recorded: 7/2021

Title: What is Funding?
Recorded: 9/2021

Title: Planning for the Future ft. Paula Sexton
Recorded: 11/2021

Title: Do You Need Long-term Care Insurance, ft. Jesse Slome
Recorded: 1/2022

Title: Life With Dignity ft. Sue Salach-Culter & Fran Piekarski
Recorded: 1/2022

Title: Why should you avoid probate and make a plan?
Recorded: 2/2022

Title: Estate Planning and Divorce
Recorded: 2/2022

Title: Larry King’s Estate
Recorded: 3/2022

Title: Top 5 Reasons to Avoid Probate
Recorded: 4/2022

Title: Medicaid Planning
Recorded: 5/2022

Title: Impact of Divorce on Estate Planning
Recorded: 6/2022

Title: Pitfalls to Avoid in Same-sex Estate Planning
Recorded: 7/2022

Title: 5 Common Estate Planning Scenarios
Recorded: 8/2022

Title: Remarriage and Estate Planning
Recorded: 9/2022

Title: Ann Heche’s Estate
Recorded: 10/2022

Title: Common Estate Planning Scams
Recorded: 11/2022

Title: A Mindset For Building Wealth feat. Nina Cooke
Recorded: 1/2023

Title: Consequences of DIY Estate Planning
Recorded: 2/2023

Title: Gage Park’s Mystery Millionaire
Recorded: 3/2023

Title: An Interview with Sal Burd
Recorded: 4/2023

Title: Avoiding Trust Errors
Recorded: 5/2023

Title: Top Tips for Medicaid Planning
Recorded: 6/2023

Title: Challenges Of A Blended Family In Probate
Recorded: 7/2023

Title: Benefits of a Trust over a Will
Recorded: 8/2023

Title: Business Succession Planning
Recorded: 9/2023

Title: Challenges Of Planning For A Blended Family
Recorded: 10/2023

Title: Dangers of Cohabitation

Recorded: 11/2023

Title: Preparing For Your Future
Recorded: 1/2024

Title: Medicaid Planning
Recorded: 2/2024

Title: Estate Planning 101
Recorded: 3/2024

Title: Couples, Money & Retirement
Recorded: 4/2024

Title: Special Needs Planning
Recorded: 5/2024

Title: Protecting your family – An article on Casey Kasem
Recorded: 6/2024