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Frank G. Cortese
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Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyer with 23 years experience

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... Read More »
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Raffy A. 'Rae' Kaplan
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Exceptional Bankruptcy Law Attorney! Helping Chicago Families Get a Fresh Start!

I provide experienced and skilled advocacy for bankruptcy law needs. I am committed to helping clients effectively and efficiently resolve financial matters! Visit my website for client reviews, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Julianne M. O'Grady
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Illinois Bankruptcy Attorney with 19 years experience

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... Read More »
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Peter Francis Geraci
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15,000 5-Star Reviews from Satisfied Clients! 35+ offices open late/weekends.

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... Read More »
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Marilyn  Johnson
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Orland Park, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 39 years experience
(708) 349-8900 16536 S 106th Ct
Orland Park, IL 60467
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...
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...
Mr. Gary A. Newland
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Arlington Heights, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 26 years experience
(847) 797-8000 121 S. Wilke Rd 301
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Consumer, Foreclosure Defense and Personal Injury
Loyola University Chicago
Gary Newland is an experienced trial attorney evidenced by the hundreds of cases he has successfully won at trial. Many of Gary's cases have been covered by USA Today, Forbes, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, NBC, The Daily Herald, Oprah Winfrey, and the list goes on. Many of the clients Gary represents are referrals from other attorneys who are aware of his skills and reputation in the community. He has been an invited guest lecturer to the Bar Association and other legal organizations as well as an author of published articles on legal issues. He has been a member of the...
Christine Thurston
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Schaumburg, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 12 years experience
(312) 818-8008 10 Martingale Road
Suite 400
Schaumburg, IL 60173
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.
Jason G. Shore
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Lombard, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 9 years experience
(630) 932-9100 900 E. Roosevelt Road
Lombard, IL 60148
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...
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...
Frank G. Cortese
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII Gold
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...
Peter Francis Geraci
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 45 years experience
(888) 456-1953 55 E Monroe St. #3400
Chicago, IL 60603
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!
Steven H. Mevorah
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(630) 932-9100 https://workers-compensation.mevorahlaw.com/
105 W. Madison Street, Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationChicago, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 40 years experience
Bankruptcy, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Northern Illinois University
Steven H. Mevorah is the founder of Mevorah Law Offices LLC and began his practice in 1979. Mr. Mevorah brings significant experience to bear in achieving positive results for his clients. With offices in Lombard, Bloomingdale, Chicago, Joliet, and St. Charles, Mr. Mevorah makes his practice accessible to all of those in need throughout the Chicagoland area and surrounding counties. Since the firm's inception, Mr. Mevorah has been committed to building a practice made up of attorneys who share his vision and dedication to offering clients the best legal advice and advocacy combined with unparalleled service. Taking an aggressive...
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
Jane E. Nagle
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Free Consultation! Aggressive & Dedicated Illinois Bankruptcy Law Attorney!

I provide exceptional legal representation in all aspects of bankruptcy law. I will work tirelessly to deliver the best possible results for your family! Visit my website for case results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Van A Schwab
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 40 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...
Kurt Larsen
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Elmhust, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(312) 909-1128 116 S. York Street, Suite 215
Elmhust, IL 60126
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, DUI, Estate Planning and Immigration
The John Marshall Law School
The most important thing to know about Mr. Larsens practice is the level of concern and commitment he brings to each and every client who come to him for representation. He realizes the outcome of these matters represent extremely important events in your life. People want service, quality and trust. Mr. Larsen is an experienced lawyer and he directly handles all the details associated with your legal issues. Count on his help and availability every step of the way, from your initial meeting with him to the final resolution of your case.
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
David Arena
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Park Ridge, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 23 years experience
(847) 698-9600 216 W Higgins Rd
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Collections and Foreclosure Defense
David T. Arena joined Di Monte & Lizak in 1996. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in political science from Loyola University of Chicago in 1993, where he was a member of the Phi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society and recipient of the Presidential Scholarship. David received his law degree from Cleveland Marshall College of Law with honors in 1996. In 1995, David took first place in the Cleveland Marshall College of Law Moot Court Competition, where he received the Dean’s Moot Court Award for Outstanding Advocate and the Hugo Black Award for Outstanding Oralist. David participated in the 1995 ABA...
Kevin Dreher
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(312) 324-1143 77 West Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
Bankruptcy, Business and Criminal
University of Illinois College of Law
Kevin B. Dreher is a senior associate in the Litigation Practice with a practice that focuses on commercial litigation. Kevin has significant experience representing and counseling Fortune 500 companies in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters including financial services litigation, insurance recovery, general commercial business disputes, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and other business tort matters. Kevin also has significant litigation experience with matters involving outsourcing, governmental and corporate investigations, white collar defense, product liability, class action defense, and bankruptcy. Kevin's insurance coverage counseling and litigation experience covers a wide range of insurance disputes, including those...
Andrew John Hawes
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Niles, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 9 years experience
(847) 583-0101 8041 N. Milwaukee Ave
Niles, IL 60714
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Collections, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
University of Wisconsin Law School
Roger Paul Galer
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 16 years experience
(312) 288-8518 225 W Washington St., Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60606
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
The John Marshall Law School
Mr. Galer is licensed to practice law in the states of Illinois and New York and the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois. He completed his law studies at The John Marshall Law School (Chicago) and American University (Paris Program), then received his Master of Business administration in International Marketing and Finance from DePaul University (Chicago). Following law school, and prior to establishing The Galer Firm, P.C., Mr. Galer worked as a litigator in New York City.
John J Hansen
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer
(877) 205-6625 415 N. LaSalle St
Suite 502
Chicago, IL 60654
Bankruptcy, Arbitration & Mediation, Collections and Estate Planning
Experienced attorney with highly diverse practice familiarity. Concentration in tort litigation and general contract disputes. Secondary concentration in areas of debt negotiation and relief, domestic relations, estate planning and probate administration. Self-driven and organized with proven ability to manage large, diverse caseload successfully. Familiar with state and federal rules and procedures, mechanics of litigation, case law decisions and jury-verdict trends. Proven courtroom, negotiation, communication, and client interaction skills.
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
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
Charles Alfred Johnson
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Bolingbrook, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 37 years experience
(630) 759-4550 136 Maplewood
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, DUI, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
The John Marshall Law School
David Nelson
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 25 years experience
(773) 960-1162 53 West Jackson Boulevard
Suite 430
Chicago, IL 60604
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Estate Planning, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
Drake University Law School
Joseph P. Doyle
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 15 years experience
(312) 957-8077 401 South State Street
Mezz Level
Chicago, IL 60605
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Collections
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Are you facing bankruptcy? Seeking the help of a competent and experienced bankruptcy attorney could be your first step to a fresh start. Joseph P. Doyle, Schaumburg bankruptcy attorney, is committed to providing clients with the information and assistance they need to get back on track. When it comes to financial struggles, action is imperative; if you are dealing with financial challenges, let a competent and knowledgeable attorney help you explore your options. The legal team at Joseph P. Doyle can help you file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, provide defense from creditor harassment,...
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
Robert J Fedor Jr
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 30 years experience
(800) 579-0997 542 S. Dearborn Street
Suite 660
Chicago, IL 60605
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Tax and White Collar Crime
University of Dayton School of Law
With over 25 years of experience in representing businesses and individuals before all types of Internal Revenue Service proceedings, whether it be administrative or before the United States Bankruptcy Court, the United States Tax Court, one of the United States District Courts or a U.S. Court of Appeals, Robert J. Fedor leads this 8 member firm with his expertise in tax and tax-related matters. Mr. Fedor's experience has provided him with a vast understanding of tax related issues, spanning from tax litigation, IRS collections, criminal tax defense, as well as other tax controversy and bankruptcy related matters. Mr. Fedor...
Joseph Michelotti
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Oak Brook, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 36 years experience
(630) 928-0100 2625 Butterfield Suite 138S
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Divorce, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
The John Marshall Law School
Working to help clients protect their property and deal with difficult financial situations
Daniel J Winter
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer
(312) 789-9999 53 W Jackson Blvd
Suite 718
Chicago, IL 60604
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
Washington University School of Law
Law Offices of Daniel J Winter provides personal, high quality representation. Bankruptcy advice and representation for individuals and businesses. We will help you protect your home, car or paycheck. Every case is treated personally. We have offices in Chicago Loop, Oak Lawn, Skokie, and Waukegan. We also represent people in southern Wisconsin in conjunction with Michael S. Winter in Milwaukee. With over 18 years of experience, we will give you "peace of mind".
Kurt Carlson
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(312) 382-1600 216 S Jefferson Street
Suite 504
Chicago, IL 60661
Bankruptcy and Business
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Kurt concentrates his practice on representing clients in corporate matters, complex litigation, and corporate workouts and bankruptcy cases. Kurt has extensive experience in a broad range of legal and business issues that companies must address in order to successfully navigate today’s marketplace, from the boardroom to the courtroom.

A seasoned and successful courtroom advocate and boardroom advisor, Kurt is able to draw on his decades of experience in negotiations and court battles to his client’s advantage by helping to shape strategies and creatively think through potential resolutions in order to achieve the best results possible.
David Chang
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 18 years experience
(877) 292-3566 53 W. Jackson
#304
Chicago, IL 60604
Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
David Chang was born and raised in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. David began his legal career in 2001, where his major focus was in residential real estate transactions. He helped clients clear title, review loan documents and insure smooth closings in buying and selling of real estate. In 2003, David moved on to representing clients in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. David advanced to a senior attorney position at one of the largest consumer bankruptcy law firms in the nation and has counseled thousands of clients about their financial needs.
Kyle Lindsey
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 12 years experience
(312) 577-5377 1735 N. Ashland Ave.
Ste. 207
Chicago, IL 60622
Bankruptcy and Consumer
Kyle has helped many people find relief from their creditors using the Bankruptcy Code. His firm concentrates on consumer cases, and helps individuals with complicated cases.
David Siegel
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(773) 276-6969 19 S. LaSalle St.
Suite 707
Chicago, IL 60603
Bankruptcy and Divorce
1991 John Marshall Law School 1988 University of Illinois
Roseanne N. Lynch
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Palatine, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 40 years experience
(630) 960-4700 800 East Northwest Highway
Suite 700
Palatine, IL 60074
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University
Roseanne was born and raised in the Chicago area. She attended Trinity High School in River Forest, IL and graduated from Loyola University of Chicago in 1977. She went to law school at Northern Illinois University, and while in school was a law clerk at a medical malpractice firm. She was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1980 and the Florida Bar in 1989. Roseanne focused on practicing commercial real estate, and was involved in the rehab of 35 East Wacker Drive and several West Loop office buildings. In 1988 Roseanne decided to relocate to Florida, where...
Steven A. Leahy
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 19 years experience
150 N Michigan Ave #1120
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Tax
The John Marshall Law School
I focus my law practice on helping people and businesses fight their IRS problems and resolve their tax issues. My systematic approach can help resolve IRS problems and consistently delivers high-quality service. I am also the host of the IRS Radio Hour found on AM560 each Sunday night at 5PM.
Yolanda R. Thomas
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 23 years experience
(312) 735-0415 135 S. LaSalle
Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60603
Bankruptcy, Business, Divorce and Employment
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Michael Burr
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(312) 346-0100 901 W. Jackson, Suite 202
Chicago, IL 60607
Bankruptcy
Arthur Corbin
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Des Plaines, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer
(773) 570-0054 2500 E. Devon Ave.
Suite 275
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Estate Planning and Probate
- Chicago-Kent College of Law - Loyola University Chicago - Former Sergeant of United States Marines
Dipali Ramabhai Patel Esq
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 18 years experience
(312) 521-0135 1008 W Lake St
Unit 1
Chicago, IL 60607
Bankruptcy
University of Dayton School of Law
Anne Marie Riegle
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Naperville, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 25 years experience
(630) 364-1984 710 E. Ogden Avenue
Suite 640
Naperville, IL 60563
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Divorce and Family
DePaul College of Law
Thomas Drexler
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(312) 726-7335 221 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601
Bankruptcy and Personal Injury
DePaul College of Law
Thomas W. Drexler has represented individuals and corporations in civil litigation matters for over twenty-five years, with a practical focus on his clients’ interests and desired results. Mr. Drexler will pursue the best means of resolution and provide quality representation that makes economic sense for clients who reluctantly find themselves in legal difficulty. Many of our clients have come to us disappointed with the lack of personal attention and high cost of dealing with large law firms. We strive to handle our cases efficiently and keep our clients fully informed. Your case will be handled by an attorney, and...
Jon Dowat
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Naperville, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 14 years experience
(630) 225-9840 40 Shuman Blvd.
Suite 320
Naperville, IL 60563
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business and Tax
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
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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.