Effingham, Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyers

Trent West
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(217) 563-7777 320 W. Central St.
PO Box 36
Nokomis, IL 62075
Free ConsultationNokomis, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer
Bankruptcy, Family, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Our firm is rooted in Montgomery County with two offices to better serve the area. I handle many cases in the surrounding counties (Macoupin, Bond, Fayette, Christian, and Shelby County) as well. We have experience handling many areas of law, including personal injury (car wrecks/dog bites/slip or trip & falls/wrongful deaths/malpractice), traffic/DUI/criminal defense cases, bankruptcy, family law (custody/child support/adoption/divorce), estate planning (wills/POAs/trusts), and estate administration (non-probate and probate), and general civil practice.

I grew up Nokomis (Montgomery County), where my parents still reside. My degrees are from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Thomas M. Cooley Law School....
Joe Pappas
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Charleston, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 3 years experience
622 Jackson Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
I am a personable and caring attorney who aims to serve those in need.

My office is located in Coles County, but happy and able to serve those as far north as Champaign-Urbana, or as far south as Effingham.
Brian D. Pondenis
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Charleston, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 12 years experience
(217) 345-3929 604 Jackson Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Collections, Estate Planning and Family
University of Illinois College of Law
Brian is proud to continue the tradition of personal services performed by Brainard Law Offices LLC, the oldest law firm in Charleston. We have the advantage of years of experience, both from debtor, creditor, and trustee perspectives, which enables our firm to provide superior bankruptcy services for our clients. We believe each client deserves individual attention.
Ken Gano Jr
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Charleston, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 38 years experience
(217) 345-6111 303 6th St
Charleston, IL 61920
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Divorce, Family and Foreclosure Defense
Northern Illinois University
b 1952, Graduate Northern Illinois University, 1980
Vandalia, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 19 years experience
(618) 283-3034 303 S. Seventh Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
Bankruptcy, Criminal, Family and Municipal
Vandalia, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 25 years experience
(618) 283-3034 303 S. Seventh Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
Bankruptcy and Agricultural
Charleston, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer
(217) 345-6222 622 Jackson Ave
Charleston, IL 61920
Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Greenville, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(618) 664-0094 611 Ward St
Greenville, IL 62246
Bankruptcy, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
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
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.
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.
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.
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 R. Enlow
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Springfield, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 31 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Bankruptcy, Criminal, Employment and Probate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Chad Murray
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Decatur, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 9 years experience
(217) 441-2110 363 S. Main Street
Suite 505B
Decatur, IL 62523
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Appeals, DUI and Traffic Tickets
State University of New York - Buffalo
Based in Decatur, Illinois and serving clients throughout Central Illinois, I am a different kind of lawyer. I love value billing and flat fee arrangements. I embrace technology and use it to make my practice more effective. I worry about my clients, not their fees. I offer a valuable service to my clients, but I don't act like I'm better because of it. My practice focuses on car accidents, divorce, criminal defense, and estate planning. Can't make it to the office? No worries—I make housecalls if you need it.

And yes, I know my catchphrase/tagline is cheesy—that's what makes it fun.
Andy Miofsky
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(618) 931-1313 3218 W Broadway
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
Free ConsultationMount Vernon, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 40 years experience
Bankruptcy
Washington University School of Law
I bring an ivory tower legal education from Washington University and over 35 years of legal experience to down to earth people. Since 2004 I have been the Illinois Downstate Chair for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Lawyers. And I am a founding member of the Bankruptcy Law Network legal blog. I also recognize that sometimes bad things happen to good people. When you get tired of abusive debt collectors call me for reasonable and respectable solutions to your financial problems.
Kevin Linder
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Springfield, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 25 years experience
(217) 793-6477 625 S 2nd St
Springfield, IL 62704
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Estate Planning, Family and Social Security Disability
Aggressive statewide Illinois firm in the areas of Social Security Disability law and ERISA disability benefits. We do practice bankruptcy and Family law in our Central Illinois office, however, we handle Social Security cases state wide and out of our soon to be opened Wheaton office. Our firm is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Disability Claimants and Representatives and listed in the Chicago Bar Association Social Security Panel for referral attorneys. We provide extra-ordinary service as we have several former DDS examiners who develop our cases in preparation for hearings - we have over 110+...
Mr. Karl Joseph Wulff
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Collinsville, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 22 years experience
904 Vandalia Avenue
Collinsville, IL 62234
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Karl J. Wulff, (BA ’93, JD ’96) is the firm’s principal attorney. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Webster University in 1993. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1996. Prior to attending university Mr. Wulff served in the United States Navy on board the amphibious assault aircraft carrier U.S.S. Tripoli (LPH-10) in the air department from 1987 to 1989 and later on board the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Saratoga (CV-60) as a reservist, earning the Sea Service Ribbon and the National Defense Medal. Mr. Wulff is a member of the National...
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...
Gordon W. Gates
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Springfield, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 33 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Bankruptcy, Business, Construction and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Stan Weller
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Belleville, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 20 years experience
(618) 277-3476 1 S. Church St.
Suite 202
Belleville, IL 62220
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Stan R. Weller is a practicing attorney in the Southern Illinois/Metro East St. Louis area. He established the Weller Law Firm in 2006 after a number of years in private firms, as well as a period with the Illinois Attorney General’s office working in the Sexually Violent Persons Unit. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1992 and his Juris Doctorate degree from the Southern Illinois University of Carbondale in 1998. He is a certified mediator, arbitrator, and former guardian ad litem, but concentrates his practice in the areas of family law and...
Jackson E Donley
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Springfield, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 37 years experience
(217) 801-5959 975 S. Durkin Drive, Suite 101
Springfield, IL 62704
Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Immigration and Probate
The John Marshall Law School
Allen G. Mealey
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Swansea, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 23 years experience
(618) 622-3330 4972 Benchmark Centre Dr. Ste. 250
Swansea, IL 62226
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Tulane University School of Law
Providing compassionate and comprehensive bankruptcy services to consumer debtors for over 20 years: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Protection
Mr. Larry Edward Lauterjung
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Marion, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 30 years experience
(618) 997-5529 1702B West Main Street
Marion, IL 62959
Bankruptcy, DUI and Traffic Tickets
DUI lawyer for over ten years and author of two books explaining DUI law to non-attorneys. Former courtroom attorney for two of Southern Illinois' largest bankruptcy law firms. I always have plenty of time for my clients, am available for after or before hour calls. We work together as a team. You can participate as little or as much as you prefer.
Sean Murley
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Belleville, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(618) 444-1618 7 Walnut Street
Belleville, IL 62220
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Springfield, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 35 years experience
(217) 726-9875 415 South 7th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Bankruptcy, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
University of Missouri - St. Louis
Springfield, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 9 years experience
(217) 718-3237 1300 S. 8th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Bankruptcy, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Saint Louis University School of Law
Springfield, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 6 years experience
(217) 718-3237 1300 S. 8th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Freeburg, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 19 years experience
(618) 539-9956 111 S State St
Freeburg, IL 62243
Bankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Edwardsville, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 44 years experience
(618) 301-4874 130 N Main St
PO Box 510
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Bankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Houston Law Center
Bloomington, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(309) 829-4045 120 N Center St
Bloomington, IL 61701
Bankruptcy, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Belleville, Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyer
(618) 236-3467 525 West Main Street
Belleville, ILLINOIS 62220
Bankruptcy, Appeals, Business and Employment
Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
Springfield, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 42 years experience
(217) 528-7333 1129 S 7th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Bankruptcy, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Collections
Decatur, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(217) 422-2400 101 S Main St
Decatur, IL 62523
Bankruptcy and Personal Injury
Springfield, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer
(888) 743-5787 415 S. 7th St.
Springfield, IL 62704
Bankruptcy
Belleville, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(618) 277-8989 1803 N Belt W
Belleville, IL 62226
Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Springfield, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 13 years experience
(217) 525-1571 Suite 600
Springfield, IL 62701
Bankruptcy, Administrative, Appeals and Construction
SMU Dedman School of Law
Belleville, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 28 years experience
(618) 277-0086 33 Bronze Pointe S
Belleville, IL 62226
Bankruptcy
University of Houston Law Center
Belleville, Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyer
(618) 236-3430 525 West Main Street
Belleville, ILLINOIS 62220
Bankruptcy, Appeals, Business and Employment
Decatur, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer
(217) 425-4082 132 S Water St
Decatur, IL 62523
Bankruptcy, Business, Divorce and Family
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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.