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Disciplinary commission disbars Woodstock attorney

The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission disbarred a Woodstock attorney accused of mishandling of his mother’s will.

Jeffrey J. Keck, a licensed attorney since 1978, is no longer authorized to practice law in Illinois, records show. The longtime attorney was disbarred Monday, according to a news release from the disciplinary commission.

Keck could not be reached for comment at his listed business phone number.

In drafting a will for his mother, Keck named himself as the sole beneficiary of her estate, which prevented his only brother from receiving an inheritance, according to the release.

Keck also “dishonestly converted over $387,000 of his mother’s assets and presented false documents and failed to promptly deliver estate assets to the correct beneficiaries of the estate,” according to the disciplinary commission.

The commission also reported that Keck, during a deposition, falsely denied that he drafted his mother’s will and offered fabricated evidence during a probate court proceeding.

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