Harrison LLP

Jerry D. Jones


T 312.606.2686
Chicago, IL

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Jerry D. Jones

Jerry Jones represents clients in all aspects of estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxation. 

Understanding that wealth can be a blessing or a curse, Jerry launched a client services operation. As an independent trustee, he has the dual role of beneficiary development and the attorney’s ethical obligation to do what makes the most sense for the family, even if it means the distribution of trust assets due to other factors, such as basis step-up and changing tax laws.   

Before joining Harrison LLP, Jerry was a partner at Wilson & McIlvaine, where he practiced estate planning, trust administration, and investment oversight.  

A long-time member of the Chicago Bar Association, Jerry has testified several times before the Illinois State Senate Judiciary Committee on pending legislation in the trust and estate areas on behalf of the Chicago Bar Association. 

Jerry D. Jones and Brian K. Jones, “Expect the Unexpected,”Trusts & Estates (Penton Media, 2012)

“Individual Trustee or Corporate Trustee?”, Chicago Bar Association Trust Law Committee (2010)

“Should Illinois Surviving Spouse Statutory Share Rights in Probate Extend to Decedent’s Inter Vivos Trusts?”, Chicago Bar Association Trust Law Committee (1992)


University of Illinois, J.D., 1967

American Bar Association 

Illinois State Bar Association 

Chicago Bar Association

AV Preeminent® Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings

Illinois Leading Lawyers Network, Estate Planning (2013-present) 

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