Lisle, Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyers

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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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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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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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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John J. Lynch
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Lisle, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 20 years experience
(630) 283-7091 1011 Warrenville Road, Ste. 150
Suite 150
Lisle, IL 60532
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense, Probate and Real Estate
Nova Southeastern University
John Lynch became interested in debt relief and bankruptcy before he went to Law School. John was employed at Eastern Airlines in Miami, Florida, which at that time was the second largest airline in the US. Eastern Airlines filed for bankruptcy in 1990 and by 1991 it had closed its doors. John knew so many people that could not find work, had cars repossessed and faced mounting debt. Then, in 1992 Hurricane Andrew hit South Florida and Pan Am airlines also closed its doors. By that time John was a Paralegal and owner of a Title Company. He worked as...
Roseanne N. Lynch
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Lisle, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 40 years experience
(630) 960-4700 1011 Warrenville Road
Suite 150
Lisle, IL 60532
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...
Richard Hirsh
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Lisle, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 43 years experience
(630) 434-2600 1500 Eisenhower Ln
Lisle, IL 60532
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business and Collections
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Lisle, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer
(630) 955-6123 2300 Cabot Drive
Lisle, IL 60532
Bankruptcy, Construction, Entertainment & Sports and Health Care
John Marshall Law School
Lisle, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(630) 955-5827 2300 Cabot Drive
Lisle, IL 60532
Bankruptcy, Construction, Entertainment & Sports and Health Care
Lisle, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 26 years experience
(630) 527-4840 2222 Wellington Ct
Lisle, IL 60532
Bankruptcy, Business, International and Personal Injury
SMU Dedman School of Law
Lisle, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 19 years experience
(312) 533-0900 P.O. Box 639
Lisle, IL 60532
Bankruptcy and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Lisle, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(630) 428-2660 2525 Cabot Dr
Lisle, IL 60532
Bankruptcy and Business
Lisle, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer
(630) 796-0088 1500 Eisenhower Lane Suite 800
Lisle, IL 60532
Bankruptcy
Tracey A. Hower
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(630) 797-5505 27474 Ferry Road
Suite 492
Warrenville / Naperville, IL 60555
Free ConsultationWarrenville / Naperville, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 10 years experience
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Family and Immigration
Northern Illinois University
Consistently achieving positive results for her clients does not happen by accident. Attorney Tracey A. Hower is a certified Guardian Ad Litem and Mediator which requires intense listening skills, and she is an effective communicator who keeps her clients regularly informed of the case status and strategy. Inquiries are a top firm priority. Simple inquiries like, “when is my next court date” are handled by the staff. Complex inquiries regarding the case are answered immediately by Tracey, if she is available, or promptly at the next available time.

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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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Kiley Whitty
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(630) 690-6800 1761 S. Naperville Rd.
Suite 201
Wheaton, IL 60189
Free ConsultationWheaton, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 10 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...
Bradley Covey
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Wheaton, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 27 years experience
(630) 260-5677 1755 S. Naperville Rd.
Suite 132
Wheaton, IL 60189
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.
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
Kent Alan Gaertner
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Wheaton, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 42 years experience
(630) 517-0808 1725 S. Naperville Road
Suite 205
Wheaton, IL 60189
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
Kent graduated from Carthage College in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He obtained his law degree from Nova Southeastern University of Law in 1977.

Kent has practiced bankruptcy law for over 35 years. He represents clients in Chapters 7, 11, and 13 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and in non-bankruptcy workouts and reorganizations. His clients include both consumers and businesses, for debtors and well as creditors. Kent is experienced in all facets of bankruptcy litigation, having represented both plaintiffs and defendants in lawsuits arising out of the bankruptcy process. Several cases in which he has represented litigants have...
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.
Anne Marie Riegle
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Naperville, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 26 years experience
(630) 364-1984 710 E. Ogden Avenue
Suite 640
Naperville, IL 60563
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Divorce and Family
DePaul College of Law
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
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....
Dennise McCann
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Wheaton, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 31 years experience
(630) 653-9400 400 S. County Farm Road
Suite 320
Wheaton, IL 60187
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Divorce, Family and Foreclosure Defense
The John Marshall Law School
Dennise L. McCann is a Partner Anderson & Associates, P.C. who focuses on complex family law, bankruptcy and probate matters. She has been the managing attorney of the firm's Wheaton office since 2007. Dennise has been a certified mediator and guardian ad litem since 2010. She was nominated for an Inspirational Woman Award in 2012. She served as a career law clerk to the Honorable Susan Pierson Sonderby from 1988 to 1992 and was responsible for reviewing her daily motion call, researching legal issues, drafting opinions and writing speech materials for continuing legal education programs. She graduated from The John...
Jonathan G. Anderson
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(630) 653-9400 400 S. County Farm Road
Suite 320
Wheaton, IL 60187
Free ConsultationWheaton, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 38 years experience
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Jonathan Anderson is the principal attorney and founder of Anderson & Associates, P.C.

Jon guided the growth of this family law firm from a one-attorney law practice in Schaumburg, Illinois to an eleven-attorney law firm with Cook County offices in Schaumburg, Chicago, Northbrook, and Orland Park, Illinois and a DuPage County office in Wheaton, Illinois.

For over 25 years, Jon has achieved optimum results for his clients in divorce and other family law litigation involving issues that include family-owned businesses, pre-marital (pre-nuptial) agreements, post-marital (post-nuptial) agreements, marital property and non-marital property distribution, maintenance (alimony), custody, visitation and the removal of...
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...
Richard F. Doerr
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Lombard, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 46 years experience
(630) 932-9100 https://www.mevorahlaw.com/
900 E. Roosevelt Road
Lombard, IL 60148
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.
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 7 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...
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...
Steven J Grace
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Oak Brook, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 10 years experience
(312) 493-6912 700 Commerce Drive
Suite 500
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Consumer, Divorce and Entertainment & Sports
Wayne State University Law School
Chicago Attorney practicing in all of the practice areas listed.
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
Charles Alfred Johnson
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Bolingbrook, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 38 years experience
(630) 759-4550 136 Maplewood
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, DUI, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
The John Marshall Law School
Derrick B. Hager
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West Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 14 years experience
(630) 587-7490 245 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Building 15 - Suite 119
West Chicago, IL 60185
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Real Estate
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Bankruptcy Attorney Serving DuPage County & Kane County of Illinois Derrick B. Hager, P.C. is a Consumer Bankruptcy law practice dedicated to representing individuals and families in need of financial restructuring through Chapters 7 and 13 under the Federal Bankruptcy Code. We do not represent creditors. Our mission is to help you and your family get to that place in life where you are free to prioritize your children, your significant other and saving for the future without the stress and hardship of overwhelming and relationship destroying debt. ? We help people and families with consumer bankruptcy law in Aurora,...
Bryan R. Bagdady
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Oakbrook Terrace, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 36 years experience
(312) 300-6843 17W220 22nd Street
Suite 410
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Bankruptcy, Business, Collections and Estate Planning
DePaul College of Law
Gregory Berg
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Oak Brook, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 13 years experience
(630) 472-9700 1200 Harger Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Bankruptcy, Business, Divorce and Family
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Roxanna Hipple
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Oakbrook, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 27 years experience
1315 West 22nd Street, Tower Floor
Regency Towers
Oakbrook, IL 60523
Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
Troy L Gleason
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Bolingbrook, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(630) 964-2300 498 W Boughton #201
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Alonzo Zahour
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Bolingbrook, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 45 years experience
(630) 759-3631 235 Remington Blvd. Ste G1
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Bankruptcy, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Marilyn  Johnson
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Orland Park, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 40 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...
Steven H. Mevorah
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(630) 932-9100 900 E Roosevelt Road
Lombard, IL 60148
Free ConsultationLombard, 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...
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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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
Lisa M. Nyuli
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South Elgin, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 30 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...
John Ioakimidis
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 25 years experience
(312) 229-5500 8770 W Bryn Mawr Ave
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Chicago, IL 60631
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Stephanie K. Low
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Geneva, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 19 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...
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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.