Ava, Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyers

John P. Houlihan
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Wheaton, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 32 years experience
(630) 933-9220 534 W. Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
Bankruptcy, Criminal and Real Estate
Drake University Law School
Mr. Houlihan was admitted to the State Bar of Illinois in 1986. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois as a member of the trial bar. He has been admitted to the Capital Litigation Trial Bar of the State of Illinois to represent criminal defendants in death penalty cases. Mr. Houlihan is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association, where he has served as Co-Chairman of the Younger Members Committee (1988-1989); Chairman of the Criminal Law Committee (1990-1991); and Chairman of the Membership Committee (2000-2001). He is...
Majdel S. Musa
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La Grange, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 15 years experience
(708) 326-2500 112 Calendar Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Terrance S Leeders
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(312) 346-7400 205 W Randolph St. Suite #1401
Chicago, IL 60606
Free ConsultationChicago, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 21 years experience
Bankruptcy
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Bankruptcy attorney in Chicago with 20+ years bankruptcy experience. I handle all aspects of chapter 7 and chapter 13 cases in Chicagoland. I offer free consultations to help get you the advice you need to make an educated decision about the bankruptcy filing process. Contact me to get the fresh start you deserve.

I am a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Bar Association. I have filed thousands of bankruptcy cases in Illinois and have eliminated millions of dollars in debt from credit cards, medical bills, repossessions,...
D. Peter Wise
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Springfield, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 35 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Bankruptcy, Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
The John Marshall Law School
Thomas Keith Mirabile
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Wheaton, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 43 years experience
(630) 665-6904 1745 South Naperville Road Suite 200
Wheaton, IL 60189
Bankruptcy, Health Care and Immigration
Oklahoma City University School of Law and DePaul College of Law
40 years experience in Immigration and International Law, Complex Bankruptcy and Health law Visiting Professor of International Law DePaul University College of Law Global Faculty International Law, Faculty of Law ,University of Liverpool School of Law U.K. Advanced law degree (LL.M) DePaul University
Paul Gentile
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Orland Park, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 39 years experience
(708) 403-0777 14300 S Ravinia Ave
Suite 302
Orland Park, IL 60462
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Northern Illinois University
Paul Gentile has been practicing law for over 30 years. He started his career working for the leading law firm Baker and McKenzie. He served as an Assistant State's Attorney in the traffic, misdemeanor, and felony division for seven years, where he handled over a thousand drunk driving, hit and run, driving while revoked or suspended, misdemeanors, domestic violence, assault, weapons, drugs and countless other crimes. He established his general practice in Orland Park, Illinois in 1987. He expanded his practice to include family law. Over the course of his career, there are not many types of...
David P Leibowitz
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 45 years experience
53 W. Jackson Boulevard
Suite 1610
Chicago, IL 60604
Bankruptcy and Consumer
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Vincent Machroli
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Hillside, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 39 years experience
(708) 449-7400 4415 W Harrison St
Suite 213
Hillside, IL 60162
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
The John Marshall Law School
Stephanie K. Low
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Geneva, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 18 years experience
(630) 844-8781 431 Williamsburg Ave
Geneva, IL 60134
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
University of Denver
Attorney Stephanie K. Low started her legal career at a Spanish Speaking firm on 18th Street, in Pilsen, Chicago, Illinois, where she focused on defending clients charged with murder, attempted murder, rape, predatory criminal sexual assault, felony drug offenses, domestic violence, DUI and other traffic matters. Moreover, she represented clients in residential real estate closings, evictions and family law matters. Today, Stephanie continues to concentrate her practice in residential real estate, closings, bankruptcy, foreclosure defense and landlord tenant matters. Occasionally she will fill in for the City of Aurora as a Local Prosecutor at Aurora Branch Court. Attorney...
Christine Thurston
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Downers Grove, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 12 years experience
(312) 818-8008 1431 Opus Pl #110
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Vermont Law School
Filing bankruptcy does not have to be a stressful situation. In fact, it should be alleviating the financial burden you have been enduring. I strive to provide the most personalized and hands-on approach to serving my clients. You will have access to my cell phone number, and I will always be a phone call, text, or email away to answer any question you have. I am committed to explaining the process so that you understand exactly how bankruptcy works and are prepared for every step, so that there are no surprises.
Raffy A. 'Rae' Kaplan
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 18 years experience
(312) 294-8989 25 E Washington St
#1501
Chicago, IL 60602
Bankruptcy and Consumer
The John Marshall Law School
Ms. Kaplan graduated from Boston University in 1996 having received her bachelors degree in political science, and attended the John Marshall Law School.

Ms. Kaplan graduated from law school with a 3.5 GPA and after passing the bar in 2001, began practicing law with her father, Melvin J. Kaplan, renown bankruptcy lawyer for over 58 years and author of two books including, Chapter 13 How To Get Your Creditors Off Your Back Without Losing Your Shirt.

Ms. Kaplan has helped thousands of Chicago families save their homes, cars, and get a fresh start for over 15 years.

Ms. Kaplan is a member of...
Eric Zelazny
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Tinley Park, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 24 years experience
(708) 444-4333 18400 Maple Creek Drive
Suite 300
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Tax
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Eric Zelazny brings over 17 years of legal experience to the practice. Prior to studying law, Eric Zelazny was a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and continues his education in bankruptcy law staying up-to-date on the latest laws. He is one of the most experienced bankruptcy lawyers in the Chicago area with trial experience in Cook County, DuPage County, and Will County. Eric Zelazny occupies offices in both Chicago and Tinley Park.
Robert Finegan
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Bloomington, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 5 years experience
(309) 827-0388 111 W. Front St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, DUI, Real Estate and Traffic Tickets
Northern Illinois University
After attending the University of Illinois for Undergraduate school I attended Northern Illinois University School of Law. I was a Prosecutor for the McLean County State's Attorney's office for a year and a half, before leaving the office to practice with my father Jim Finegan. I will be working closely with my father on bankruptcy, real estate and other civil cases in the Bloomington, Illinois area.
Cindy M Johnson
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 30 years experience
(312) 345-1306 140 S. Dearborn Street
Suite 1510
Chicago, IL 60603
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business and Collections
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Mrs. Lucinda D. Bugden
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ROCKFORD, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 27 years experience
(815) 520-5443 216 N COURT ST
ROCKFORD, IL 61103
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Divorce, Family and Juvenile
Northern Illinois University
I have been practicing law for over 25 years and believe that I am one of the best litigators out there. I listen to my clients and put their requests into legal pleadings. I advocate for my clients zealously. I spend most of my time working and not much time with my family, that includes several very large dogs. I volunteer at a local school when I can as I believe that children need our patience and help to grow up to healthy and happy adults. It is my goal to make the world a better place for everyone. ...
Joe Pioletti
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Bloomington, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 6 years experience
(309) 821-0246 121 N Main St
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
I help people across central Illinois obtain relief from their debt through filing bankruptcy. I represent people in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. I am licensed to practice in Illinois, am a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, and am admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois.

I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management from Eureka College where I also minored in Spanish. I then received my law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law. While in law school I worked in the...
Marilyn  Johnson
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Joliet, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 40 years experience
(815) 723-8800 15 W Jefferson St
Ste 100
Joliet, IL 60432
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Marilyn Johnson is a partner at Johnson & Johnson, Ltd. She has been practicing law for over 30 years, concentrating in the areas of divorce, custody, support, and visitation. She has conducted numerous trials and hearings involving large marital estates and complex child custody issues. Prior to practicing law, Marilyn Johnson was a special education teacher who worked with children with learning disabilities and emotional and behavioral problems. Her vast experience as a lawyer, teacher, and mother has enabled her to acquire a deep, compassionate understanding of the family unit, which has enabled her to counsel clients through the most...
Jessica Bentz
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 13 years experience
(312) 647-2116 100 N La Salle St #812
Chicago, IL 60602
Bankruptcy, Consumer and Family
Barry University and University of Tulsa College of Law
Wayne Johnson
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Joliet, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 42 years experience
(815) 723-8800 15 W Jefferson St
Ste 100
Joliet, IL 60432
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Wayne Johnson is a partner at Johnson & Johnson, Ltd. He has been practicing law for over 35 years, and his practice focuses primarily on family law, criminal law, bankruptcy law, estate law, and real estate matters. He has conducted numerous trials and court hearings involving large marital estates and complex child custody issues.
Julianne M. O'Grady
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(312) 338-1808 120 S State St
#200
Chicago, IL 60603
Free ConsultationChicago, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 19 years experience
Bankruptcy and Immigration
DePaul College of Law
Capable Lawyer, Dependable Service, Sensible Solutions
Julianne (Julie) O'Grady has more than 15 years of experience handling immigration and consumer bankruptcy cases. She has helped countless immigrants achieve their goals of obtaining permanent residency and U.S. citizenship; uniting fiancés and families in the U.S., and keeping families together; defending immigrants' rights in immigration court despite prior immigration violations and criminal offenses; and helping immigrants successfully win their claims of asylum. She has also helped numerous individuals and couples to file Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy petitions, and obtain a fresh financial start. She is committed to helping individuals navigate their...
Frank G. Cortese
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 23 years experience
(312) 269-9475 22 West Washington Street
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Georgetown University Law Center
Frank G. Cortese is a Graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. He has successfully represented over 7,000 clients in Bankruptcy throughout the Chicagoland area. With over 23 Years experience, you can be confident that he will successfully guide you through the Bankruptcy process. Mr. Cortese concentrates in Bankruptcy Law and will represent you in filing your Bankruptcy. At The Cortese Law Offices, P.C. you will be represented by an experienced attorney and not an inexperienced associate.

Chicago Bankruptcy Attorney Frank G. Cortese has been helping individuals and families facing financial crises throughout the Chicagoland area including Cook, DuPage, Kane and Will...
John Eggum
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 10 years experience
(312) 863-5053 222 N. La Salle St.
Ste. 1400
Chicago, IL 60601
Bankruptcy, Business, Insurance Claims and Insurance Defense
University of Iowa
A partner in the firm, John Eggum concentrates his practice on insurance coverage disputes and commercial litigation. With respect to insurance coverage matters, Mr. Eggum is regularly retained in a wide range of property and casualty commercial lines disputes, and has represented insurance companies in property coverage litigation (fire, wind, hail, collapse, etc...), inland marine matters, and liability coverage litigation (including mass tort, products claims, cyber/technology liability, and professional liability claims). He also represents both private and public companies (including financial institutions) in commercial disputes around the country. Mr. Eggum is also frequently retained by insurers, banks,...
Edgar Petti
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Geneva, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 61 years experience
(630) 232-9303 22 S 4th St Ste 2
Geneva, IL 60134
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Construction, Personal Injury and Real Estate
The University of Chicago Law School
Mr. Petti is a resident of Elburn, IL. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, and grew up in Pittsburgh PA and Evanston IL. He has acted as legal counsel for both small and large businesses. He has been associated with private law practice firms in Chicago and the Chicago Suburban area. For the past twenty two years, he has maintained his principal law office in Kane County, Illinois. Mr. Petti's corporate law work includes serving as staff counsel for Motorola and General Counsel of Andrew Corporation, two international electronic businesses. His trial work has taken him from Connecticut to...
Juneithaa S Shambee
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Evanston, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 7 years experience
(773) 741-3602 701 Main Street
Suite 203
Evanston, IL 60202
Bankruptcy, Criminal, Family and IP
Northern Illinois University
A Chicago native, Juneitha Shambee has shown passion and dedication to law since a young age. Working vigorously to make strides in her education, she uses that same tenaciousness to achieve results in every case she touches. She has taken on challenges beyond what many attorneys her age would face, personally and professionally, such as battling large firms in copyright issues and achieving excellent settlements for her clients, and even taking on challenging criminal cases and getting them dismissed in the preliminary stages. Although Juneitha is the first college graduate and professional in her family, she did not let...
Bradley Covey
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Plainfield, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 27 years experience
(815) 609-0231 24014 W. Renwick Rd.
Suite 105A
Plainfield, IL 60544
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Northern Illinois University
Mr. Covey concentrates his practice in all chapters of bankruptcy and bankruptcy-related law with special emphasis in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Mr. Covey has concentrated his practice in consumer and business bankruptcy matters for the past 21 years. Mr. Covey graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1984 with a B.S in Journalism. He then earned his J.D. at Northern Illinois University College of Law in 1992.
Robert M Kaplan
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Schaumburg, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 32 years experience
(847) 845-9477 1535 W Schaumburg Rd, Ste 204
Schaumburg, IL 60194
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Family and Probate
University of Florida
Attorney Robert M. Kaplan has been practicing law for more than 20 years. He is dedicated to assisting clients with family law, real estate law, bankruptcy law, estate planning and probate matters. After receiving a degree in law from The University of Florida College of Law in Gainesville, and working as a Public Defender in Miami, FL, Attorney Kaplan made the move to Illinois to start his own practice in 1991.
John Ioakimidis
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 24 years experience
(312) 229-5500 8770 W Bryn Mawr Ave
#1300
Chicago, IL 60631
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Thomas Howard
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Peoria, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 11 years experience
(309) 740-4033 316 SW Washington St. Suite 1A
Peoria, IL 61602
Bankruptcy, Business, Collections and Real Estate
Marquette University Law School
Licensed to practice since 2008, Thomas Howard has represented numerous financial institutions in litigation to enforce their security interests. Over the past decade, he has assisted community banks in complex commercial workouts involving some of the most sophisticated financial products in the banking industry. He has also litigated in contested contract cases on various legal theories.

After being licensed to practice for ten years, Mr. Howard joined Hall Rustom and Fritz in June of 2018 to expand his legal offerings to business clients to include a higher level of service through his knowledge of technology. To assist downstate...
Gregory J. Martucci
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Roselle, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 35 years experience
(630) 980-8333 203 E. Irving Park Rd.
Roselle, IL 60172
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Collections, Criminal and DUI
The John Marshall Law School
The Law Office of Gregory J. Martucci concentrates primarily in the areas of Bankruptcy (Chapter 7 & 13), Criminal Defense, DUI/Traffic Defense,Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Civil Litigation, serving Du Page and Cook Counties, and surrounding communities. When you hire Greg Martucci, you get an experienced lawyer with over 30 years' courtroom experience, a compassionate lawyer who will listen to you, and a responsive lawyer, who will answer your questions - and your phone calls. CALL US TODAY AT 630-980-8333, to schedule your FREE INITIAL OFFICE CONSULTATION. And visit our website: www.martuccilaw.com.
Lynda Wesley
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Palatine, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 36 years experience
(847) 358-4778 800 E. Northwest Hwy.
Suite 700
Palatine, IL 60074
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
My practice concentrates on Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. I have done hundreds of bankruptcies in 35 years of practice. I have lots of practical ideas to save you money and then help you rebuild your credit rating.
Joseph Wrobel
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 46 years experience
(312) 781-0996 105 W Madison St.
Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
DePaul University
I have been a practicing attorney since 1973. I used to handle a wide variety of legal matters for individuals and families. At present, my practice is concentrated in consumer bankruptcy. In addition to our main office in Chicago, we also have offices in Skokie, Schaumburg, Naperville, Joliet and Gurnee, Illinois. I am married with one son who is married, living in California, and who is a practicing attorney working for the State of California. I am a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Bankruptcy Committee of the Chicago Bar Association....
Van A Schwab
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 41 years experience
(312) 372-4569 134 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 1820
Chicago, IL 60602
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Family and Probate
Along with his years of experience, Lake County divorce attorney Van A. Schwab has a solid educational basis for his divorce and family law practice. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, he received his law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law. Because of recent, up-to-date training, Mr. Schwab is a certified divorce mediator, and is prepared to handle family law issues through collaborative law methods. He has published an article on cohabitation in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Licensed to practice family law in the states of Florida, Illinois, and New Jersey, he...
Nathan Jon Reusch
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 13 years experience
(312) 561-5063 141 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 2720
Chicago, IL 60604
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Consumer, Foreclosure Defense and Immigration
Wayne State University Law School
Richard F. Doerr
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St. Charles, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 46 years experience
(331) 210-0063 https://bankruptcy.mevorahlaw.com/
333 N. Randall Road, Suite 104
St. Charles, IL 60175
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Criminal
Washington University School of Law
Richard Doerr is married and has two children and three teenage grandchildren. In his 40+ years' experience, Mr. Doerr has tried cases on matters ranging from speeding to murder. In 1972, he was selected out of 200 applicants as one of ten participants in the St. Louis County Prosecutor's intern program. During his 31 years in bankruptcy practice, he has seen two major revisions in bankruptcy laws, the first in 1978 and the second in 2005. Mr. Doerr's leisure activities include cross-country skiing, car shows, and driving his classic 1973 Corvette convertible.
John L. GreenLeaf Jr.
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Decatur, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 41 years experience
(217) 422-2771 2456 North Main Street
Corner of Melrose and North Main
Decatur, IL 62526
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
The John Marshall Law School and University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
John L. GreenLeaf, Jr. has been in practice over 37 years representing consumers and businesses in Central Illinois. The firm concentrates in all forms of Bankruptcy, Business formation, and the preparation of Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning and administration of Probate Estates and Guardianships.
Charles E. Covey
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Peoria, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 41 years experience
(309) 674-8125 416 Main Street
Suite 700
Peoria, IL 61602
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
Valparaiso University School of Law
For over 30 years Charles Covey has been practicing law. He has handled bankruptcy cases during the duration of his three decades of legal practice and for the past decade, he has practiced exclusively in bankruptcy, debt relief and foreclosure defense matters.
Michael J. Gunderson
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer
(312) 600-5000 2155 W. Roscoe St.
Chicago, IL 60618
Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Charlie Glanzer
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Wilmette, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 27 years experience
(312) 644-2227 3221 Central Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Bankruptcy
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Chicago bankruptcy attorney Charlie Glanzer will be able to provide guidance regarding various bankruptcy law related cases. If you need assistance filing for Chapter 7, Chapter 13 bankruptcy, dealing with credit repair or any other related matter then you need to consult with an experienced legal advocate. At Glanzer & Associates, P.C. the firm handles all aspects of bankruptcy law, a member of our legal team will be able to provide the financial guidance you deserve. Call the firm to schedule a consultation today.
Frederick J. Schlosser
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Springfield, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 27 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Bankruptcy, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
James T. Finegan
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Bloomington, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 46 years experience
(309) 827-0388 111 W. Front St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Collections and Real Estate
Northwestern University School of Law
Jim Finegan attended the University of Illinois for undergraduate school and Northwestern University for Law School. He moved to Bloomington, Illinois after graduating law school and he has over 40 years experience. He specializes in bankruptcy, real estate, and civil litigation.
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Considering Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy law allows debtors, who are unable or partially unable to pay outstanding debts, to rid themselves of these debts and obtain a fresh start. Both federal and state laws can affect a debtor seeking to file for bankruptcy, and an attorney can help you understand how state and federal bankruptcy laws apply to you.

If you are struggling with high debt, receiving calls from creditors or collection agencies, or facing foreclosure, garnishment of wages, or repossession of property, filing for bankruptcy may provide you with solutions.

Bankruptcy lawyers offer legal advice and services during a financial crisis. In total, there are six different types of bankruptcy. For persons seeking debt relief, one option is Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which provides for liquidation of the debtor's non-exempt assets. Another popular option for individuals is Chapter 13, which allows for management and reduction of debt through payment plans. Corporations and partnerships filing for bankruptcy often choose to file under Chapter 11, which provides for supervised reorganization of the business.

Experienced bankruptcy counsel can help you evaluate whether you should pursue a bankruptcy as well as the Chapter under which to file. Bankruptcy lawyers can also help end harassing phone calls from debt collectors and evaluate available legal options when facing a home foreclosure.


Automatic stay: An injunction that automatically stops lawsuits, foreclosures, garnishments, and most collection activity against the debtor the moment a bankruptcy petition is filed.

Unsecured claim: A debt for which credit was extended based solely upon the creditor's assessment of the debtor's future ability to pay, rather than on a special assurance of payment.