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Maritess Bott

Maritess is not new to the legal world. She has been working in the field for 20 years, and began her life and career in Illinois. She grew up in Skokie, attending Niles West High School. She currently lives in Rolling Meadows with her husband Gary, children Zachary, Jocelyn, and Nathaniel, and adopted peekapoo Cinnamon. She graduated with a B.S. in Marketing and a minor in Communications from Northern Illinois University. She also has a Masters of Science in Accountancy from Rosary College, and earned her law degree from John Marshall Law School. 

Maritess’ educational and work achievements gave her the foundation required to assist clients with legal matters that is effective and empathetic. She has a way of making her clients feel comfortable and hopes that she can be that kind of lawyer who you know you can call if something goes wrong or you want help planning for the future. Her areas of practice include the following:

  • Residential Real Estate
  • Asset Protection and Business Planning
  • Elder Law and Medicaid Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate and Trust Administration

Educational milestones:


    • Northern Illinois University: Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Minor in Communications
    • Rosary College (now Dominican University): Masters of Science in Accountancy
  • John Marshall Law School: Law Degree

Current and past work experience:

  • United Airlines Credit Union (now Alliant Credit Union)
  • Head of Estate Planning and Probate Division for a sole practitioner
  • Weiss & Block Chartered
  • Current: Law Firm Owner at Bott & Associates

During her off time, Maritess likes to watch reality TV, spend time with family and friends, host events, play with her rescue dog, and attend sports games. If you want a dependable lawyer, including an employment law lawyer in Schaumburg, IL, to help you through a business or estate planning related issue, then call Maritess T. Bott at Bott & Associates, LTD. today to learn more!

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 Succesion Planning
Recorded: 9/2023

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

Title: Dangers of Cohabitation

Recorded: 11/2023

Title: 3 Probate Horror Stories
Recorded: 12/2023

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

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