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Champaign Estate Planning Lawyers

A Full-Service Law Firm in East-Central Illinois Since 1975

A distinguishing characteristic of the Illinois law firm of Dodd & Maatuka, is its diversity of practice. As a smaller firm, we have an five-member attorney team. Yet our lawyers work together to assist a broad variety of clients facing a range of legal issues such as:

Personal injury

Family law

Estate planning

  • Estate and trust administration
  • Elder law
  • Probate administration and litigation
  • Trusts
  • Probate and wills administration
  • Powers of attorney
  • Estate tax planning
  • Guardianships
  • Special needs trusts
  • Estate planning for families of children with special needs


  • Temporary visas
  • Visitor (B-1/B-2)
  • Investor (E-2)
  • Student (F-1/J-1/M-1)
  • Work (H-1B; H-1C; H-2A; H-2B; O)
  • Fiancé(e) of U.S. citizen (K-1/K-2)
  • Spouse of U.S. citizen (CR1/CR2, IR1/IR2, K-3/K-4)
  • Permanent residency visas (Green Cards)
  • Family-based immigration (immediate relatives/family; marriage)
  • Employment-based immigration (EB-1; EB-2; EB-3; EB-5)
  • Other areas
  • Naturalization applications
  • Extensions, renewals and re-validation

Full-Service civil litigation practice

  • Commercial litigation
  • Corporations, partnershipss
  • Business startups: organization, director training, contracts, sales
  • Bankruptcies
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Employment law
  • Workers compensation
  • Severance packages
  • Oil and gas law
  • Residential sales and purchases
  • Commercial sales and purchases
  • Development projects
  • Construction contracts and conflicts
  • Zoning ordinances
  • Preparation of Uniform Franchise Offering Circulars (UFOC)
  • Trademark infringement
  • Termination of franchisee and franchise agreements
  • Transfer of franchisee
  • Breach of contract disputes
  • Collections
  • Mediation

Agricultural law

  • Cooperatives
  • Individual and corporate farming operations
  • Renewable energy projects
  • Drainage districts
  • Oil and gas leases
  • Equipment dealers
  • Input suppliers
  • Wind farm issues

To learn more about our firm, please contact by calling 217-356-9500.

Our clientele is made up mostly of families, small businesses and farmers who need legal assistance following an accident or crisis, with partnership and other legal disputes, and with handling business and agricultural transactions. As a firm founded in 1975, our reputation is firmly established, both for results and for caring and responsive legal assistance. We are in court daily, and our trial accomplishments include multiple six-figure awards. If you need legal help in East-Central Illinois, please contact our office.

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Dodd & Maatuka, we offer free initial consultations in most practice areas, accept credit cards and are available for evening and weekend appointments. We speak English, Spanish and Arabic. Contact a qualified team of Champaign estate planning attorneys at 217-356-9500.


With Almost 40 years experience of achieving the full legal goals of countless clients, our firm enjoys a reputation as the law firm to turn to in East-Central Illinois for results-driven and caring, responsive legal assistance.