Edward J. Jarot

Name: Edward “Ed” Jarot, Jr.
Title:  Attorney, Co-Founder, Managing Partner
Ed @ Work

Ed serves as an invaluable pillar to all his clients and their families by providing a combination of empathy and sophisticated planning when accomplishing his clients' legal needs and objectives. Ed speaks frequently with the Illinois State Bar Association on business and estate planning and is a member of the ISBA's Trust & Estates Section Council, as well as the ISBA's Task Force on the Unauthorized Practice of Law.

Originally a partner with Dystrup, Hoster, & Jarot, PC, Ed's firm merged with Castle Law in 2015.

Ed @ Play

Ed's spouse of over 20 years is Cheryl, who is a paralegal with the firm, and they have two children. Ed is a professional actor and has appeared and participated in numerous projects and nationally syndicated TV productions throughout the Chicago area including Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and many others. When not in front of the camera, Ed is also active with the Rialto Square Theatre and its Foundation, including serving as the Foundation's legal counsel and as a member of its Board of Directors. If that's not enough, Ed is also a twin!

Legal Focus
  • Tax Law
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Entertainment Law
  • LLM, Taxation, 2001
    • Cum laude
    • John Marshall Law School
    • Chicago, IL
  • Juris Doctor, 1996
    • Loyola University, Chicago School of Law
    • Chicago, IL
  • B.S., Criminology, 1993
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • Indiana State University
    • Terre Haute, IN
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Eagle Scout, 1988
Bar Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2013
  • Illinois, 1996
Government & Legal Affiliations
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, ISBA Assembly
  • Member, Will County Bar Association
  • Member, Estate Planning Council
Ed's Favorite Fun Facts!
  • Favorite Food – Shrimp/Sushi
  • Favorite Movie – Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Favorite Music – Classic Country, Classic 80s
  • Pineapple on Pizza? No