Paul S. Franciszkowicz


Paul S. Franciszkowicz


Practice Areas

  • Estate, Trust & Guardianship Litigation
  • Estate, Trust & Guardianship Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Mental Health Law
  • General Litigation


Paul concentrates his practice in the areas of probate (including guardianship and decedent’s estate) administration and litigation, estate planning, elder law, mental health law, and general litigation. Paul has been appointed as Guardian ad Litem and attorney for respondents in guardianship cases and as Guardian ad Litem, Special Administrator and Administrator in decedent’s estates. Paul has litigated hundreds of contested trials. Paul was previously an adjunct professor, guest lecturer and has lectured extensively on guardianship and mental health law at Loyola Law School. He has also lectured at DePaul College of Law and Chicago-Kent College of Law, presented several dozen lectures and seminars in Illinois on guardianship, estate planning and mental health law, and has been published on guardianship and confidentiality issues. Prior to co-founding FMS Law Group LLC, Paul was an Assistant Public Guardian with the Cook County Public Guardian’s Office in the Juvenile Division and was a Partner at law firms focusing in probate and guardianship matters.


  • The University of Chicago, 1991, Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Departmental Honors
  • De Paul College of Law, 1994, Juris Doctor, American Jurisprudence Award (highest award, for Wills & Trusts)

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