Ian Holzhauer

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  • University of Florida, B.A., 2004
  • Georgetown University, J.D., 2007
  • Admitted to Illinois Bar, 2007
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association, Bar of the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces


Ian was raised in Naperville from birth until graduation from Naperville North High School in 2001. He received a full academic scholarship from the University of Florida, where he graduated in 2004 with a B.A. in History, summa cum laude. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude from Georgetown University in 2007. He is a member of the Order of the Coif, having graduated in the top 4% of his class at Georgetown.

After being admitted to the Illinois bar, Ian served as a uniformed attorney in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s (J.A.G.) Corps from 2007 until 2014. As a J.A.G., then-Captain Holzhauer served as trial or defense counsel in over thirty courts-martial. He also prepared hundreds of estate planning documents for deploying service members, military families, and retirees around the world. Ian deployed in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, for which he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal. He served tours in Guam, the Caribbean, North Dakota, and Ohio, and performed duties in Hawaii, Japan, South Korea, and many Continental United States locations as well.

Ian joined the firm of Nagle Obarski PC in 2015. He assists clients with estate planning, trusts, and probate matters, as well as business law and commercial and residential real estate issues. He has a concentration in assisting educators and higher education administrators with their unique estate planning issues. Ian serves on the Next Generation Board of the DuPage Children’s Museum and is an active member of the Naperville Jaycees, Naperville Responds for Veterans, and the Young Professionals of the Naperville Chamber of Commerce (YPN).

Ian is also a proud husband and father of four. His children are involved in swim team, wrestling, and soccer, and attend District 203 schools. The family attends the First Congregational Church in Naperville and enjoys reading, running, and visiting grandparents.

Ian serves on the Board of the Naperville Chamber of Commerce. He was one of the Chamber’s “Four Under Forty” for 2017 and was featured on Naperville Community Television, discussing, among other topics, his philosophy as a lawyer and his path to becoming an estate planning attorney. The full interview is here:

E-mail: ian@nagleobarski.com

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