Bott & Associates

Listen Now!

Maritess Bott

As a lawyer who has been practicing law for more than twenty years, Maritess T. Bott understands her role in supporting the community. She is dedicated to her clients as if they are family, and has the knowledge required to provide them with dependable legal counsel. She has proven to be a valuable resource for her clients, especially when they are going through a challenging time. It is her goal to be that trusted adviser who people can turn to for the insight and guidance they need. 


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

Past and Current Work:

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

Areas of Practice:

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

Ms. Bott was born in the Philippines, and moved to the U.S. at the young age of five years old. She grew up in a town called Skokie, and graduated from Niles West High School. She now lives in Rolling Meadows with her family and rescue dog. When she isn’t offering legal services, she is spending time with family, going to a sports event, chatting with girlfriends, watching reality TV, or hosting family events. 

If you are in need of legal assistance, don’t hesitate to call a lawyer, including a business law lawyer in Schaumburg, IL, like Maritess at Bott & Associates today.

What is the difference between wills and trusts?

Recorded 5/2021

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: 5/24/2022

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 Succession Planning
Recorded: 9/2023

Title: Challenge 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