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Founding Partner
David E. Hoy

David E. Hoy

Attorney At Law


Attorney David E. Hoy is the founding partner of The Law Offices of Hoy & Sahlas and the "father" of the father-daughter law firm.  After 38 years of practice as an attorney, he retired in 2021 and is now of-counsel with the firm.

Mr. Hoy celebrates nearly 40 years of running a successful, family-owned law firm. In 1985, Mr. Hoy founded the law firm in Oak Park, Illinois, first known as The Law Offices of David E. Hoy.

Having successfully passed the Illinois Bar Exam upon first examination in July, 1983, Mr. Hoy was admitted to practice in Illinois in November, 1983 by the Illinois Supreme Court as an Attorney and Counselor at Law and admitted to the practice of law in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in December, 1983.  Mr. Hoy received his Juris Doctor degree in May, 1983 from Northern Illinois University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Elmhurst College.

Mr. Hoy grew up in Chicago.  Since 1985, he has concentrated his practice in Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Business Law, Condominium Representation and Commercial and Residential Real Estate.  He is a registered title agent with Commonwealth Land Title Insurance CompanyFidelity National Title & Insurance Company, and First American Title Insurance Company.


Mr. Hoy served on the Business Roundtable of the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce, which is the Chamber’s public policy advisory group committed to local, state and congressional legislative agendas. He currently serves as Board Chairman for Keep Believing Ministries, an international Not-for-Profit Christian ministry.  Mr. Hoy has also served on the Planned Giving Committee of Elmhurst College and is past chairman of the Oak Park & River Forest branch of CBMC International (f/k/a Christian Businessmen’s Committee and n/k/a Connecting Business and the Marketplace to Christ); and is past chairman of a large church in Oak Park, Illinois.  He is a member of the Du Page County Estate Planning Council, the Christian Legal Society, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce and formerly with the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce and the Oak Park - River Forest Chamber of Commerce

For decades, Mr. Hoy has given seminars on Estate Planning for clients of various financial service firms and not-for-profit organizations in Chicago and the western suburbs.  

Prior to beginning his private law practice in 1985, Mr. Hoy was employed with Chicago law firms in the roles of both plaintiff’s and defendant’s counsel.  His business experience prior to law practice includes nine years as a Manager of Compensation, Benefits and Human Resources for three different major U.S. corporations.

In his free time, Mr. Hoy enjoys singing, fishing, hiking, teaching Bible classes, and playing guitar at his church in Western Springs, Illinois.  In 2024, Mr. Hoy and his wife, Lynette, celebrate 55 years of marriage.  They have conducted marriage seminars for decades at various churches in the Greater Chicago Metro Area.  Lynette is a counselor, author and owner of CounselCare Connection, P.C. and the Anger Management Institute.

A Father-Daughter Law Firm

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