Our Support Staff

Cleo, VP – Squirrel and Rabbit Surveillance Department

Cleo is short for Cleopatra, as she IS the recognized Queen of Linda and Joe’s home. Cleo takes her job as Vice President of the SARSD very seriously. When not actually patrolling the backyard, she spends immense amounts of time surveilling it from her bagel bed just inside an expansive TV-room window. Although rabbits and squirrels have not been entirely eliminated from the backyard, they now seem to appear with much more frequency in the backyards of the adjoining neighbors. Cleo is a fixture in the neighborhood, and is particularly well-known among the UPS, FedEx, Amazon, and USPS drivers.

Stella and Mocha Smith - Dynamic Duo Directors of Hospitality

Mocha and Stella believe they rule the Smith household. When not standing sentry in the front lawn, they are perfect hostesses, as they entertain every other pup and person who ventures near. Unfortunately, they also consider as friends certain 4-legged nocturnal creatures having black fur and a distinctive white stripe. Despite their early morning requests to grab their leashes and hit the trail, as well as the chewed gym shoes, homework, and occasional piece of steak missing from the dining room table, they are beloved by family and friends, and actually do rule and entertain the household.

Meet Our Team

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Joseph C. Johnson is the founder of Joseph C. Johnson, P.C., and is also a co-founder and Fellow of EPICOR, an estate planning and wealth strategies collaborative. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and of the Chicago Estate Plannin… Read More
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Patricia L. Smith joined Joseph C. Johnson, P.C. in 2016. To say that Trish is immersed in all aspects of our practice would be an understatement. She meets with Trust and Estate clients, drafts and implements estate planning documents, opens, admini… Read More
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When you call our office, you will most likely first speak with Ann Place. Ann’s workdays are varied and busy. She is our Estate Planning and Real Estate Paralegal, Legal Assistant, Office Manager and Director of First Impressions. Ann is also in c… Read More