Cynthia Miller, Real Estate Attorney Based in Hinsdale, IL

Based in Hinsdale, IL, Cynthia Ann Miller is an attorney with over 20 years of experience. She opened her private practice in Hinsdale in 1991, and has since opened subsequent offices in Downers Grove, as well as Naperville. Focused on real estate law, Cynthia Ann Miller assists both business and individual clients who find themselves facing foreclosure, suits for partition, contract disputes, boundary disputes, and other disputes relating to both residential and commercial real estate transactions. She has served as an attorney for clients from throughout the Chicago suburbs, including Matteson, Lemont, and Plainfield.

Ms. Miller earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Denver in Colorado. After completing her undergraduate studies, pursued her juris doctor at the Lewis and Clark School of Law, where she also worked as an editor of the school newspaper.

A fan of the arts in her spare time, she enjoys listing to music, attending plays, and reading, as well as playing tennis and skiing.

Boundary Disputes Involving Trees

A graduate of Lewis and Clark School of Law, attorney Cynthia Ann Miller maintains a multi-office real estate practice with locations in Downers Grove, Naperville, and Hinsdale, IL. Among her areas of focus, Cynthia Miller represents clients in Hinsdale, IL, and elsewhere in the state in boundary disputes.

Many homeowners have trees in their yards that add beauty and value to their properties. Occasionally, a tree falls on the property line, and a neighbor may intentionally or inadvertently cut the tree down or alter it in some other way. If a neighbor cuts down your tree, he or she may be obligated to compensate you.

You might also be entitled to compensation if your tree is altered in damaged through trimming, assuming your neighbor cut branches that were on your side of the property line. Further, if a neighbor treats his or her own yard using chemicals and the toxins seep into the roots of your tree, your neighbor may be required to reimburse you.

Tree damage is recoverable in an amount that may be determined by such factors as the cost of replacing the tree, the reduction in property value, related out-of-pocket expenses, and aesthetic loss. In Illinois, a person who deliberately cuts a tree on another person’s property is required to pay three times the stumpage value in damages.