AuBuchon & Pennuto Law, LLC


Lenita M. AuBuchon focuses her legal practice in the area of estate planning with an emphasis on Elder Law issues. For 30 years, her passion has been to assist individuals and families in developing a comprehensive estate plan using sound legal counsel that ensures peace of mind. Lenita has been helping her clients for so long that she is now trusted with representing the next generation of her clients’ families with their estate plans and other legal issues. Her clients see her as not only an advocate, but as a key component of helping them navigate what lies ahead. This is why it is so important to her to build a relationship with her clients.

Lenita has extensive experience with drafting trusts, including special needs trusts, and overseeing the funding process. She understands that each person’s family situation is unique and provides her clients with personalized service by counseling and communicating with them throughout the entire process.  Lenita likes to take the time to get to know her client’s family dynamics to help draft the most advantageous estate plan for each individual client.

Part of her commitment to her clients is to provide them with peace of mind and to make sure they understand whatever it is they need to deal with whether it is signing advanced directives, or planning for a loved one going to a nursing home.  Lenita likes to make her time with her perspective clients comfortable and convenient.  That is why you will often find her at someone’s kitchen table instead of in a conference room.

Lenita also provides guidance to her clients, who need to take care of their loved one’s affairs. To this end, she handles guardianships, Medicaid planning, probate proceedings, and estate and trust administrations.  She collaborates with other professionals such as geriatric care managers, social workers, accountants, and financial planners.

Lenita is committed to educating the senior community.  In 2021, she was appointed as the chair of the Elder Law Section of the DuPage County Bar Association.  This committee allows educational opportunities to other legal professionals on the important aspects of Elder Law.  She also frequently speaks to local professional and community groups on various senior issues.    

Lenita loves to spend time with her family, having game nights with her cousins, gardening, and walking her daughter’s two rescue lab pups, Thelma and Louise. Both are very sweet but still so naughty.


Helping families navigate life.


BS Elmhurst College (1984)
JD John Marshall Law School (1989)


Illinois State Bar (1989)
Illinois Supreme Court (1989)

Professional Certifications

Guardian ad Litem (GAL)

Professional Organizations

DuPage County Bar Association
–  Chair of the Elder Law Section Board

Speaking Engagements

DuPage County Bar Association
Various corporations and financial groups
Various community centers, health care facilities and senior organizations

At AuBuchon & Pennuto Law, LLC, Families Come First.


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    AuBuchon & Pennuto Law, LLC

    Lenita and Melissa have helped me so much through the years. I don’t know what I would have done without them. They continue to help me and support me in many ways and I look forward to working with them for years to come. They are The Best! I can’t say enough good things about them and would highly recommend them.

    Diane Magnuson

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    AuBuchon & Pennuto Law, LLC

    Melissa works hard, communicates well, and always has the best interest of her clients! She’s extremely knowledgeable and will do what it takes to help them feel involved and informed throughout the transaction/process. I highly recommend AuBuchon & Pennuto Law, LLC!

    Jessica Tumpane

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    AuBuchon & Pennuto Law, LLC

    Absolutely outstanding service!! Melissa and Lenita go above and beyond for each of their clients to ensure everything they need AND MORE is taken care of! Extraordinary care and attention to detail, they make everything easy to understand and organize so you and your loved ones have peace of mind in your legal endeavors. I wouldn’t trust anyone more with my life’s assets than them!

    Kallan Gutierrez Napierkowski

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    AuBuchon & Pennuto Law, LLC

    I worked with Melissa Pennuto as we were selling our home in Schaumburg. Melissa is absolutely incredible. She is incredibly professional and was always available for any questions we had. I always felt taken care of with Melissa. She is extremely knowledgeable and made me feel so confident in selling our home. If I can give more then 5 stars I would! I would highly recommend AuBuchon & Pennuto Law to everybody! Thank you Melissa, you helped my family navigate our real estate transaction with ease! I will spread the word on how amazing Melissa and the law office is!

    Emily Ilic

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    AuBuchon & Pennuto Law, LLC

    My husband and I worked with Lenita AuBuchon on our will. The process was smooth and efficient. Lenita was there to answer any questions we had. Office location is convenient, as well as zoom calls in the time of Covid. Would definitely recommend!

    Michelle Adams

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    AuBuchon & Pennuto Law, LLC

    Our experience with estate planning couldn’t have been much easier. We were able to meet with Melissa virtually twice, exchange multiple emails, and then complete the signing in person. Melissa was patient with my 59,402,085 questions, and I feel so relieved about having our planning complete!

    Jessica Capati

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    AuBuchon & Pennuto Law, LLC

    An extremely kind, caring and professional team. The helped my parents with the process of establishing their trust and getting their affairs in order. They were wonderful with ensuring everything was current; quickly answering any questions or concerns that came up. When my mother recently passed Lenita guided me through the process of closing out the estate with professionalism and compassion, easing what was an emotionally challenging time. And now, Lenita and the team at AuBuchon & Pennuto Law are helping me with my affairs. I am thrilled and confident with the service I’ve received.

    Olivia Jordan

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    AuBuchon & Pennuto Law, LLC

    We couldn’t be more pleased with the services we have received. After disappointing experiences with other attorneys, we have been blessed with the assistance we have had from Melissa Pennuto and staff. Her level of communication and professionalism is exceptional.

    Rachel Bonza

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    Plainfield Office

    13246 IL-59
    Suite 102
    Plainfield, IL 60585
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    27475 Ferry Road
    Suite 141
    Warrenville, IL 60555
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