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Wendy Shparago Cappelletto, CAP, Fellow
69 W Washington St Ste 700 Chicago, IL 60602-3044
(312) 603-0849
(312) 603-9946
About Practice
The Office of the Cook County Public Guardian represents those persons routinely ignored by society. We have three divisions devoted to championing for the rights of children and adults. In our Juvenile Division, we act as lawyers for abused and neglected children. In our Adult Guardianship Division, we act as guardian for adults with disabilities and their estates. Our third division, the Domestic Relations Division, focuses on representing children in highly contested custody cases.
Wendy Shparago Cappelletto is the Director of Policy and Benefits at the Office of the Public Guardian of Cook County, in the Adult Guardianship Division. Prior to joining the Public Guardian’s Office in 1998, Ms. Cappelletto was a staff attorney at Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. She is a member of the Guardianship/Conservatorship Section Steering Committee and the Council of Advance Practitioners of NAELA. She currently serves as a NAELA representative to the National Guardianship Network. She was a NAELA delegate at the Third National Guardianship Summit in 2011. In addition, she served as the NAELA Observer on the Uniform Law Commission Drafting Committee for the Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship and Other Protective Arrangements Act. She has also co-chaired two national NAELA conferences. She is a two-time past president of the Illinois Chapter of NAELA and is currently serves on the Illinois Chapter Legislative Committee.
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