127 West Jefferson Avenue • P.O. Box 507 • Effingham, Illinois 62401 • Telephone: (217) 342-8060 • Fax: (217) 342-8066

200 North Main Street • Altamont, Illinois 62411 • Telephone: (618) 483-6333

Areas of Practice:

Estate planning



Estate Settlements

Elder Law

Real Estate

Dale Wolff


In 2013, Dale F. Wolff joined his daughter, Kirsten W. Osteen at McDevitt Osteen Chojnicki & Deters.  He had been senior attorney at Taylor Law Offices, P.C. of Effingham, Altamont, Flora and Springfield, Illinois for nearly 30 years.  Mr. Wolff concentrates his practice in estate planning, wills, trusts, estate settlements, elder law and real estate.


Mr. Wolff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture from the University of Illinois and a Juris Doctor degree from Valparaiso University School of Law.  He served as Effingham County Assistant State’s Attorney in 1977 and 1978, and was an owner of Effingham Title Company for over 23 years.  He is past president of the Illinois Land Title Association and past president of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce.  Mr. Wolff is a facilitator trainer for Effingham County Vision 2020 project through the Pacific Institute of Seattle.  He has served on the St. Anthony Memorial Hospital Institutional Review/Ethics Committee and the Educational Endowment Committee for the Central Illinois District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.   Presently, he is serving as a member of the Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness for the Fifth Judicial District and as Ombudsman for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Illinois.


Mr. Wolff has held numerous offices, including president and elder at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altamont, Illinois.  He and his wife, Jeanne, are parents of four children and grandparents of ten grandchildren.


In 2008, Mr. and Mrs. Wolff were honored as Citizens of the Year by the Altamont Chamber of Commerce.


Mr. Wolff is well known in Central Illinois for his seminars on estate planning and charitable gifting and has donated countless hours to serve charitable causes.

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