North Barrington, Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyers

Raffy A. 'Rae' Kaplan
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Tracey A. Hower
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Hoffman Estates, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 10 years experience
(630) 797-5505 2300 Barrington Rd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
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.

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Lynda Wesley
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Palatine, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 36 years experience
(847) 358-4778 800 E. Northwest Hwy.
Suite 700
Palatine, IL 60074
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
My practice concentrates on Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. I have done hundreds of bankruptcies in 35 years of practice. I have lots of practical ideas to save you money and then help you rebuild your credit rating.
Eric T. Perry
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Arlington Heights, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(847) 465-0007 725 E. Dundee Road - Suite 204
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, Real Estate and Traffic Tickets
Richard Van Den Bussche
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Crystal Lake, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 38 years experience
(815) 356-5531 455 Coventry Ln, Suite 107
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, Landlord Tenant and Probate
The John Marshall Law School
Kenneth E. Kaiser
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Palatine, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 41 years experience
(847) 991-6675 502 N Plum Grove Rd
Ste D
Palatine, IL 60067
Bankruptcy, Business, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
The John Marshall Law School
Tina (Christine) Adams
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Waukegan, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 13 years experience
(847) 223-5500 228 N Genesee
Waukegan, IL 60085
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.
David P Leibowitz
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Waukegan, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 45 years experience
(847) 249-9100 420 W. Clayton Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Bankruptcy and Consumer
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Dennise McCann
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Schaumburg, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 31 years experience
(847) 995-9999 1515 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 640
Schaumburg, IL 60173
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...
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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Robert M Kaplan
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Schaumburg, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 32 years experience
(847) 845-9477 1535 W Schaumburg Rd, Ste 204
Schaumburg, IL 60194
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Family and Probate
University of Florida
Attorney Robert M. Kaplan has been practicing law for more than 20 years. He is dedicated to assisting clients with family law, real estate law, bankruptcy law, estate planning and probate matters. After receiving a degree in law from The University of Florida College of Law in Gainesville, and working as a Public Defender in Miami, FL, Attorney Kaplan made the move to Illinois to start his own practice in 1991.
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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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...
Gregory J. Martucci
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Roselle, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 35 years experience
(630) 980-8333 203 E. Irving Park Rd.
Roselle, IL 60172
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Collections, Criminal and DUI
The John Marshall Law School
The Law Office of Gregory J. Martucci concentrates primarily in the areas of Bankruptcy (Chapter 7 & 13), Criminal Defense, DUI/Traffic Defense,Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Civil Litigation, serving Du Page and Cook Counties, and surrounding communities. When you hire Greg Martucci, you get an experienced lawyer with over 30 years' courtroom experience, a compassionate lawyer who will listen to you, and a responsive lawyer, who will answer your questions - and your phone calls. CALL US TODAY AT 630-980-8333, to schedule your FREE INITIAL OFFICE CONSULTATION. And visit our website: www.martuccilaw.com.
Van A Schwab
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Libertyville, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 40 years experience
(847) 737-4953 1641 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Suite 12
Libertyville, IL 60048
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...
Jonathan G. Anderson
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(847) 995-9999 1515 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 640
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Free ConsultationSchaumburg, 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...
Richard F. Doerr
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Bloomingdale, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 46 years experience
(630) 529-4761 134 N. Bloomingdale Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
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.
Julianne M. O'Grady
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(312) 338-1808 2550 Golf Rd 2nd Floor
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Free ConsultationRolling Meadows, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 19 years experience
Bankruptcy and Immigration
DePaul College of Law
Christine Thurston
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Schaumburg, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 11 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.
Bradley Covey
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Elgin, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 27 years experience
(847) 608-1313 2205 Point Blvd.
Suite 125A
Elgin, IL 60123
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.
Stephen S. Newland
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Libertyville, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 27 years experience
(847) 549-0000 1512 Artaius Pkwy. Ste. 300
Libertyville, IL 60048
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Estate Planning, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
Mr. Gary A. Newland
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Libertyville, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 26 years experience
(847) 549-0000 1512 Artaius Parkway
Suite 300
Libertyville, IL 60048
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...
Mr. Christopher M. Cosley
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Rolling Meadows, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer
(847) 394-3200 1855 Rohlwing Road
Suite #D
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Foreclosure Defense
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
An Experienced Attorney You Can Trust Attorney Christopher M. Cosley is a distinguished graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law. He went on to pass the Illinois State Bar Exam and is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association. A former Assistant State’s Attorney, he has been practicing law for over a decade. In 2003, Mr. Cosley started his own practice. Over the years, Mr. Cosley has established a solid reputation within the legal community and is well-respected by his peers.
Thomas C. O'Brien
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Antioch, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 53 years experience
(847) 838-1100 950 Main Street
Antioch, IL 60002
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Family and Foreclosure Defense
Washington University School of Law
We are experienced attorneys in bankruptcy and family law. Located just south of the Wisconsin-Illinois state line, I practice daily in both states. In this area, knowledge of the significant differences in the two states' laws is critical to effective and competent representation.
Dwight Adams
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Rolling Meadows, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer
(847) 818-8060 1855 Rohlwing Rd.
Suite D
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Bankruptcy, Criminal, Foreclosure Defense and Medical Malpractice
Managing partner Dwight C. Adams was first licensed to practice law in 1968. After earning a B.A. in History from Hanover College, Mr. Adams went on to receive his J.D. after graduating summa cum laude from the prestigious Chicago Kent Law School. Since that time, he’s been defending the rights of countless Illinois clients in a variety of criminal and civil cases. Dwight C. Adams is one of a selected group of lawyers who has earned admission to the Federal Bar Association, which entitles him to practice in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. When other firms say that they’ll “fight...
Joseph P. Doyle
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Schaumburg, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 14 years experience
(847) 985-1100 105 S. Roselle Road
Suite 203
Schaumburg, IL 60193
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,...
Roxanna Hipple
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West Dundee, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 26 years experience
(847) 426-2900 303 W Main St
West Dundee, IL 60118
Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
Michael Goldberg
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Libertyville, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 6 years experience
(847) 549-0600 350 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Ste. 202
Libertyville, IL 60048
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Consumer, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
Daniel J Winter
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Gurnee, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer
(847) 244-8180 1800 Nations Drive
Suite 117
Gurnee, IL 60031
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".
Robert B. Ramirez Jr.
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Glenview, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer
(847) 724-5582 1141 Waukegan Road
Glenview, IL 60025
Bankruptcy, Business, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
DePaul College of Law
I have been an attorney for over 35 years. I am a federal trial lawyer. I have tried cases in state and federal court in Illinois and Florida, I am licensed to argue before the Supreme Court of the United States. I have tried divorce and criminal cases in Illinois and Florida. I have tried cases before administrative judges and arbitrators in Florida and Illinois. I graduated De Paul Law school in Chicago and became a member of the Illinois bar in 1983. I attended the masters of Law in Taxation program from 1983-1985. I was admitted to...
James Michael Kelly
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Crystal Lake, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 24 years experience
(815) 459-3120 01 North Virginia Street, Suite 150
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Divorce and Family
University of Missouri - Kansas City
James Kelly has practiced in the areas of divorce and bankruptcy for 21 years. The Law offices of James M. Kelly handles and enjoys complex cases and trial work. Divorce work, especially trial work, requires a certain competency that not all attorney's have. Regardless of your particular fact pattern you can be sure that that the Law Offices of James M. Kelly will handle your matter in an expeditious and professional manner. In matters involving bankruptcy and debt restructuring, the Law Offices of James M. Kelly takes all matters seriously and has an...
Rick Rogers
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Deerfield, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 33 years experience
(847) 607-8570 707 Lake Cook Rd #312
Deerfield, IL 60015
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Make a terrific profit on a foreclosure auction property, while helping a nice family keep their home. Helping families save their home has been my Law Firm's crusade since 2009. Real Estate has been my primary practice area for my entire professional career. The JD, MBA, Managing Real Estate Broker License, and a full career in real estate have best prepared me to advise and assist on residential foreclosure defenses and investments, as well as short sale and conventional real estate closings. Contact us if you or someone important to you needs assistance saving their home,...
Stephen J. Costello
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West Dundee, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 34 years experience
(847) 428-4544 600 Spring Hill Ring Road, Suite #116
West Dundee, IL 60118
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Northern Illinois University
Costello Law was originally founded by Raymond J. Costello, in the early 1960s. Ray’s law practice always had a heavy concentration in Bankruptcy. He served for many years as a Bankruptcy Trustee.
In 1984, Stephen J. Costello, a son of Raymond, was admitted to law practice and joined the firm. Raymond passed away in 1994 and the firm continues to proudly carry his name.

Over the years, our firm’s bankruptcy experience has covered nearly every kind of possible bankruptcy matter. We have represented thousands of people of all walks of life in both simple and complex bankruptcy cases. We file Chapter 7...
Kenneth S. Borcia
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Libertyville, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 39 years experience
(847) 680-1110 1117 S. Milwaukee Ave.
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Libertyville, IL 60048
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Bankruptcy attorney Kenneth S. Borcia has the help you need. For the past 30 years, Ken Borcia has specialized in filing Bankruptcy to help individuals get out of debt. Over the years, our law firm has filed over 15,000 cases. We offer competitive pricing and payment plans for those who are qualified wage earners.
Timothy Brown
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Crystal Lake, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(815) 569-4110 1520 Carlemont Drive
Suite M
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Bankruptcy, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Scott W. Brammer
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McHenry, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 26 years experience
(815) 344-4040 5447 Bull Valley Rd
McHenry, IL 60050
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
University of South Dakota School of Law
Scott W. Brammer grew up in Crystal Lake, Illinois. He attended Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. After graduating from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1992, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree, Mr. Brammer was admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois. That same year, he was also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Scott has spent over 18 years as an attorney in McHenry concentrating on family law, residential real...
Charles Todd Newland
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Rolling Meadows, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 30 years experience
(847) 797-9300 3601 Algonquin Road, Suite 990
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
James J Burns Jr.
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Waukegan, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer
(312) 880-0195 25 North County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
DePaul College of Law
James J. Burns Jr. is the founder and owner of The Burns Law Firm P.C.. He has practiced in the areas of bankruptcy law, student loan law, and debt negotiations since 1992. James is a long-time Lake County resident and Chicago native who graduated in 1987 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is a 1989 graduate of the DePaul University College of Law. James has practiced law since 1989 and has represented thousands of debtors in consumer bankruptcy. Prior to starting his firm, James worked for several of the large consumer bankruptcy firms in Chicago. Tired of the...
Carrie A Zuniga
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Waukegan, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(847) 249-9100 420 W. Clayton St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Bankruptcy and Consumer
Polina Milman
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Northbrook, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(847) 291-9800 3000 Dundee Suite 112
Northbrook, IL 60062
Bankruptcy
Jason D. Van Hemert
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Deerfield, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(847) 278-2892 707 Lake Cook Road
Suite 312
Deerfield, IL 60015
Bankruptcy
Crystal Lake, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 28 years experience
(815) 459-3120 453 Coventry Ln
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Bankruptcy, Business, Collections and Criminal
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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.