Joy, Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyers

Ray Choudhry
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Moline, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 44 years experience
(309) 797-8000 1515 5th Ave #430
Moline, IL 61265
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Divorce, Family and Probate
Northwestern University School of Law
Ray recieved his J.D. at Northwestern University in 1974 and M.B.A. at Northwestern University in 1972 with a B.A. at California State, L.A. in 1968. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and Rock Island County Bar Association.

Former Public Administrator of Rock Island County

Former Public Guardian of Rock Island County

HUD Foreclosure Commissioner
Justin Michael Raver
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Galesburg, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 11 years experience
(309) 341-6010 256 S. Soangetaha Road
Galesburg, IL 61401
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Agricultural, Appeals and Business
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Justin is a partner and chief executive officer of the firm working primarily out of our Kewanee office. Justin graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2007 and was hired on with Barash and Everett as an associate thereafter. He is a veteran of the United States navy where he served as a Sonar Technician on the Submarine, USS Nevada SSBN 733. BORN: Decatur, Illinois. ADMITTED TO BAR: 2007, Illinois. EDUCATION: Southern Illinois University (B.A., 2004); Southern Illinois University School of Law (J.D., 2007). MEMBER: American Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association; Henry County...
Grant Gulovsen
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Galesburg, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 21 years experience
(309) 341-6010 256 S Soangetaha Rd
Galesburg, IL 61401
Bankruptcy, Business, Civil Rights and Employment
University of Illinois College of Law
Rock Island, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(309) 786-3313 1515 4th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201
Bankruptcy, Business, Environmental and Estate Planning
Moline, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer
(309) 762-6831 3325 23rd Ave
Moline, IL 61265
Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Rock Island, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer
(309) 788-2747 329 18th St
Rock Island, IL 61201
Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Galesburg, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer
161 S Cherry St
Galesburg, IL 61401
Bankruptcy and Criminal
Joe Pioletti
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Eureka, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 5 years experience
(309) 467-3213 107 E Eureka Ave #1
Eureka, IL 61539
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...
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.
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...
Donald Knuckey Jr.
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East Peoria, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 9 years experience
(309) 825-9485 4001 East Washington Street
East Peoria, IL 61611
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, DUI and Family
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
S. Linn Perkins
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Peoria, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 28 years experience
(309) 671-3550 411 Hamilton Blvd
Suite 1400
Peoria, IL 61602
Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
University of Illinois College of Law
Amira Vicari Hills
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Peoria, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer
(309) 671-3550 411 Hamilton Blvd
Suite 1400
Peoria, IL 61602
Bankruptcy, Administrative, Collections and Family
University of Michigan Law School and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Edgar Weer
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Peoria, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(309) 694-6700 456 Fulton Street
Suite #150
Peoria, IL 61602
Bankruptcy
Peoria, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(309) 497-3235 401 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Bankruptcy, Business, Collections and Real Estate
Boston University School of Law
Peoria, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer
(309) 497-3210 401 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Bankruptcy, Appeals, Business and Divorce
John Marshall Law School
Peru, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(815) 224-8157 3815 Progress Blvd
Peru, IL 61354
Bankruptcy and Workers' Comp
Ohio, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(815) 376-4082 203 N Main St
Ohio, IL 61349
Bankruptcy, Collections and Consumer
Metamora, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(309) 383-4034 418 Old Germantown Rd
Metamora, IL 61548
Bankruptcy, Administrative, Business and Criminal
Peoria, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(309) 672-1483 211 Fulton St
Peoria, IL 61602
Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
Peoria, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(309) 839-8340 110 SW Jefferson Ave, Ste 510
Peoria, IL 61602
Bankruptcy
Peoria, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(816) 306-4189 416 Main Street , Suite 700
Peoria, IL 61602
Bankruptcy
Mazyar M. Hedayat Esq.
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Romeoville, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 24 years experience
(630) 378-2200 1211 W Lakeview Ct
Romeoville, IL 60446
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Construction, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, DePaul University and University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Mazyar M. Hedayat is the principal of M. Hedayat & Associates, PC, a law firm that has represented Clients for nearly 25 years in the areas of business law and litigation, bankruptcy law and litigation, real property transactions and litigation, construction law and mechanics liens, corporate law, and more. After attending the University of Chicago and University of Michigan, Mr. Hedayat received his MBA from the U.M. Ross School of Business, and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law. Mr. Hedayat is a title insurance agent and operated a full-service title company for 6 years....
Ariel Weissberg
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 39 years experience
(312) 663-0004 401 South LaSalle Street Suit 403
Chicago, IL 60605
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
Saint Louis University School of Law
Ariel Weissberg is the managing partner of Weissberg and Associates, Ltd., 401 South LaSalle Street, Suite 403, Chicago, Illinois, 60605. Weissberg and Associates, Ltd. concentrates in the areas of business and commercial litigation, transactional matters and all aspects of insolvency and financial distress, including bankruptcy, loan work-outs and foreclosures. Mr. Weissberg founded Weissberg and Associates in July, 1984. Since then, he has built a varied and loyal clientele, comprised of small to medium-sized to publicly traded businesses, and individuals. He is sought out for complex business and financial planning, especially relating to credit facilities and crisis-management, and high-risk litigation....
Trent West
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(217) 324-7777 1118 W. Ryder St.
Litchfield, IL 62056
Free ConsultationLitchfield, 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....
Tracey A. Hower
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Saint Charles, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 10 years experience
(630) 797-5505 2445 Dean Street, Suite G
Saint Charles, IL 60175
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Divorce, Family and Immigration
Northern Illinois University
With over a decade of experience, Ms. Hower is highly regarded by local Judges in the surrounding counties. She is a Certified GAL and Mediator in Kane and DuPage Counties. She is compassionate about her clients and vigorously advocates for her clients' needs, both in the courtroom and with opposing counsel during negotiations, never losing sight of what is important to her clients. Ms. Hower takes the time to develop a perspective of the entire case and uses her negotiation, litigation, and business experiences to creatively and successfully advocate for her clients.

The Hower Law Firm LLC is focused on meeting...
Dr. Maudia Norman Washingon
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Elgin, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(888) 586-4441 40 DuPage Court
Suite 113
Elgin, IL 60120
Bankruptcy, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Foreclosure Defense
Michigan State University
Michigan State University School of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
Juris Doctorate

John Marshall School of Law, Chicago Illinois
LLM (Law of Masters Candidate) Real Estate Law

Argosy University, Chicago Illinois
Doctorate of Business Administration, International Business
Published Dissertation

Robert Morris University, Chicago, Illinois
Master in Business Administration, Concentration Management

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
Bachelor of Arts, Administration of Justice, Minor: Sociology

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Southern District Court of Illinois
United States Tax Court

I am an attorney who is passionate about my profession and clients. I believe in providing top-notch, innovative, cutting-edge strategies and advice. My clients feel as if they are my only client. ...
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,...
Marcus Hayes Herbert
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Carbondale, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 28 years experience
(618) 549-9800 308 West Walnut
Carbondale, IL 60901
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Appeals and Estate Planning
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
For the past 25 years, my practice has focused on helping individuals, families, and small businesses to overcome financial setbacks and obtain a Fresh Start. Sometimes this means fighting foreclosures or defending against credit card suits. Very often, it involves filing bankruptcy to eliminate multiple debts or to consolidate several debts into one smaller monthly payment that my clients can actually afford. I treat my clients with dignity and respect and am proud to have served more than 10,000 people in Western Kentucky and Southern Illinois.
Mark Varboncouer
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Frankfort, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 18 years experience
(815) 278-2448 8767 Larawary Road
Frankfort, IL 60423
Bankruptcy, Patents, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Illinois College of Law
Mark Varboncouer is the founder of Varboncouer Law. Mr. Varboncouer is an experienced trial attorney who previously spent 10-plus years with Kirkland & Ellis LLP (“one of the nation's largest and most prestigious law firms”/ “known for its world-class litigation practice”/ “one of the ‘Fearsome Foursome’ — the four firms most likely to strike fear in opposing counsel”); and 4-plus years with another highly-prestigious 1,000-plus attorney law firm, McGuireWoods LLP, where he litigated a variety of issues: contracts, non-competes, tortious interference, unfair competition, fraud, licenses and complex intellectual property issues (e.g., patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, false advertising etc.)....
Jane E. Nagle
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(630) 407-1200 400 S Knoll St
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Wheaton, IL 60187
Free ConsultationWheaton, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 6 years experience
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
DePaul College of Law
Jane E. Nagle is a licensed attorney with a concentration in the practice areas of divorce and family law as well as bankruptcy and debtors’ rights in DuPage, Cook, Will, Kane, Kendall, McHenry, Lake and surrounding collar counties. Jane received her law degree from DePaul University College of Law in 2012. She also graduated from Indiana University – Bloomington in 2006 with her Bachelor of Arts in both International Studies and Spanish with a minor in Italian. During law school, Jane worked as an extern for the Honorable Judge Michael Panter in both the Domestic Relations...
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...
Kiley Whitty
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(630) 690-6800 1761 S. Naperville Rd.
Suite 201
Wheaton, IL 60189
Free ConsultationWheaton, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 9 years experience
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Family and Foreclosure Defense
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Kiley M. Whitty is a licensed attorney specializing in the areas of family law, child custody, bankruptcy, and creditor negotiations in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Will and surrounding collar counties. While in law school at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Kiley earned a certificate in Child and Family Law as well as a certificate in Advocacy which aided in her success as a litigator. As an associate with Anderson & Associates, P.C., Kiley has handled complex custody cases involving issues with legal and residential custody, parenting time, allegations of abuse and neglect, and child removal. Kiley has also handled a...
Peter Francis Geraci
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Addison, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 45 years experience
(888) 456-1953 2121 W Army Trail Rd #106
Addison, IL 60101
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Consumer and Personal Injury
DePaul College of Law
Over 15,000 5-Star reviews from our satisfied clients! Since 1977, Geraci Law has helped over 100,000 people get debt-free by filing Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. FREE LAWYER CONSULTATIONS, low/no attorney fees down to file. Over 35 offices near you, open late and weekends. Call today to talk, or meet with a lawyer for free. Find out why so many people Trust Geraci Law!
Tina T Tran
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 3 years experience
(773) 609-3637 208 S. Jefferson St.
Ste. 204
Chicago, IL 60661
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Criminal
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Tina T. Tran (known to her close friends as Ty) is a second-generation Vietnamese American. As an ardent social justice advocate, Tina is committed to providing accessible, affordable, and affirming legal support and advocacy to people of all backgrounds and circumstances. She prides herself on giving her clients the fresh start they deserve, whether that be through filing for Bankruptcy, or through the Expungement and Sealing of criminal records. Tina grew up in the California Bay Area, and she learned early on about the wide discrepancies between people of different economic or racial backgrounds and their access to the...
Marilyn  Johnson
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Joliet, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 39 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...
Lisa M. Nyuli
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South Elgin, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 29 years experience
(847) 695-2400 2000 McDonald Road
Suite 200
South Elgin, IL 60177
Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Northern Illinois University
Lisa M. Nyuli has been a partner since joining the firm of Ariano Hardy Ritt Nyuli Richmond Lytle & Goettel P.C. in 2000. Prior to joining the firm, for the first 10 years of her career, she worked as an attorney in Aurora, Illinois and in Geneva, Illinois. She was licensed in 1989 and focuses her practice primarily in all areas of family law. In 2008, she became a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Ms. Nyuli is also active in the Illinois State Bar Association as a member, having served two terms on the Board of Governors, and...
Jason G. Shore
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St. Charles, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 9 years experience
(630) 443-0600 https://bankruptcy.mevorahlaw.com/
333 N. Randall Road, Suite 104
St. Charles, IL 60175
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Divorce, Family and Immigration
DePaul College of Law
Mr. Shore is acutely aware that when an individual contacts Mevorah Law Offices LLC about a legal problem, that for the client it is also a personal problem. In addition to litigating or negotiating settlements in many major cases, Mr. Shore is a skilled listener who is adept at developing and implementing cost effective and winning strategies. Mr. Shore represents divorce and parentage clients in settlement negotiations, pre-trials, hearings, and trials. Mr. Shore is also appointed by the Court to represent minors in custody proceedings. As an appointed guardian for the children (referred to as a Guardian Ad Litem...
Tina (Christine) Adams
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 13 years experience
(312) 346-0100 540 W. 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60616
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Personal Injury
John Marshall Law School
Tina Adams has been with Robert J. Adams & Associates full time since 1993. After law school, Tina became the managing partner at Robert J. Adams & Associations. Tina like her father concentrates in Consumer Bankruptcy. In addition, Tina works with business bankruptcy and Personal Injury cases. Tina is the Lake County attorney for Robert J. Adams & Associates. Additionally, in 2005 Tina became a part time adjunct instructor at the College of Lake County.
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
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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.