Oakwood, Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyers

Westville, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(217) 267-9900 125 N. State St.
Westville, IL 61883
Bankruptcy
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
Brian D. Pondenis
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Charleston, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 12 years experience
(217) 345-3929 604 Jackson Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Collections, Estate Planning and Family
University of Illinois College of Law
Brian is proud to continue the tradition of personal services performed by Brainard Law Offices LLC, the oldest law firm in Charleston. We have the advantage of years of experience, both from debtor, creditor, and trustee perspectives, which enables our firm to provide superior bankruptcy services for our clients. We believe each client deserves individual attention.
Joe Pappas
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Charleston, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 3 years experience
622 Jackson Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
I am a personable and caring attorney who aims to serve those in need.

My office is located in Coles County, but happy and able to serve those as far north as Champaign-Urbana, or as far south as Effingham.
Charleston, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer
(217) 345-6222 622 Jackson Ave
Charleston, IL 61920
Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Urbana, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer
(217) 344-8888 103 N Race St
Urbana, IL 61801
Bankruptcy
Jason G. Shore
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Joliet, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 9 years experience
(815) 727-4500 https://criminal-defense.mevorahlaw.com/
58 N. Chicago Street, Suite 500
Joliet, IL 60432
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...
Eric Zelazny
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Tinley Park, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 24 years experience
(708) 444-4333 18400 Maple Creek Drive
Suite 300
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Tax
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Eric Zelazny brings over 17 years of legal experience to the practice. Prior to studying law, Eric Zelazny was a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and continues his education in bankruptcy law staying up-to-date on the latest laws. He is one of the most experienced bankruptcy lawyers in the Chicago area with trial experience in Cook County, DuPage County, and Will County. Eric Zelazny occupies offices in both Chicago and Tinley Park.
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...
Wayne Johnson
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Joliet, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 42 years experience
(815) 723-8800 15 W Jefferson St
Ste 100
Joliet, IL 60432
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Wayne Johnson is a partner at Johnson & Johnson, Ltd. He has been practicing law for over 35 years, and his practice focuses primarily on family law, criminal law, bankruptcy law, estate law, and real estate matters. He has conducted numerous trials and court hearings involving large marital estates and complex child custody issues.
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.)....
John L. GreenLeaf Jr.
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Decatur, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 40 years experience
(217) 422-2771 2456 North Main Street
Corner of Melrose and North Main
Decatur, IL 62526
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
The John Marshall Law School and University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
John L. GreenLeaf, Jr. has been in practice over 37 years representing consumers and businesses in Central Illinois. The firm concentrates in all forms of Bankruptcy, Business formation, and the preparation of Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning and administration of Probate Estates and Guardianships.
Robert Finegan
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Bloomington, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 5 years experience
(309) 827-0388 111 W. Front St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, DUI, Real Estate and Traffic Tickets
Northern Illinois University
After attending the University of Illinois for Undergraduate school I attended Northern Illinois University School of Law. I was a Prosecutor for the McLean County State's Attorney's office for a year and a half, before leaving the office to practice with my father Jim Finegan. I will be working closely with my father on bankruptcy, real estate and other civil cases in the Bloomington, Illinois area.
Joe Pioletti
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Bloomington, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 5 years experience
(309) 821-0246 121 N Main St
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
I help people across central Illinois obtain relief from their debt through filing bankruptcy. I represent people in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. I am licensed to practice in Illinois, am a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, and am admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois.

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

I grew up Nokomis (Montgomery County), where my parents still reside. My degrees are from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Thomas M. Cooley Law School....
James T. Finegan
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Bloomington, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 45 years experience
(309) 827-0388 111 W. Front St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Collections and Real Estate
Northwestern University School of Law
Jim Finegan attended the University of Illinois for undergraduate school and Northwestern University for Law School. He moved to Bloomington, Illinois after graduating law school and he has over 40 years experience. He specializes in bankruptcy, real estate, and civil litigation.
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
Marshall Dusenbury
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Kankakee, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 35 years experience
(815) 935-5155 111 S Schuyler Ave
Kankakee, IL 60901
Bankruptcy, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
DePaul College of Law
Practicing law in Kankakee for 31 years. BA Vanderbilt University, JD DePaul University. Concentration in Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, Social Security Disability, Family Law, DuI and Traffic.
Subramaniam 'Sam' Chandraiah
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Joliet, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer
(815) 304-7616 310 N Hammes Ave #201f
Joliet, IL 60525
Bankruptcy
Gregory M. Reeder
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Joliet, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 19 years experience
(866) 239-0158 58 N. Chicago Street
Suite 404
Joliet, IL 60432
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, Divorce and Family
University of Illinois College of Law
For 15 years, Gregory Reeder has been a vigorous advocate for his clients and public servant throughout the State of Illinois. He is an experienced trial attorney, who aggressively fights for his clients whether they are charged with a felony or misdemeanor or going through a divorce or family law case. Mr. Reeder has successfully defended clients at all stages of litigation in both criminal and civil courts with a focus in criminal defense, civil litigation divorce and juvenile law.
Joliet, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer
(312) 256-8737 370 Houbolt Road
2nd Floor
Joliet, IL 60431
Bankruptcy
The John Marshall Law School
Robert Mick is an associate attorney at the Firm’s Joliet office. Mr. Mick is a member of the Firm’s bankruptcy department where he handles all bankruptcy matters for clients in the collar counties of Will, Kendall, Grundy, and LaSalle. While at the Firm, Mr. Mick has advised and consulted hundreds of clients at both the Joliet and South Side Chicago offices in addition to preparing and filing their bankruptcy petitions. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Mick graduated from The John Marshall Law School. While attending The John Marshall Law School, Mr. Mick was a law clerk for...
Joliet, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(815) 306-2100 370 Houbolt Road
2nd Floor
Joliet, IL 60431
Bankruptcy
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Jessica L. Casto joined Robert J. Semrad & Associates, LLC in 2008 and is an associate in the Atlanta Office. Ms. Casto has been practicing bankruptcy law since 2008. She currently primarily supports Robert J. Semrad's Chapter 7 Bankruptcy division. Ms. Casto received a J.D. from Mercer University School of Law in May 2008. She received her undergraduate degree from the Kennesaw State University where she earned a B.S. in Political Science. Ms. Casto enjoys camping, traveling, and flying small aircrafts. She is also an avid hockey fan.
Decatur, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer
(217) 429-1001 250 N Water St
Decatur, IL 62523
Bankruptcy, Criminal and DUI
Bloomington, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(309) 827-7667 401 N Main St
Bloomington, IL 61701
Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Joliet, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer
(815) 722-2252 54 N Ottawa St
Joliet, IL 60432
Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
Bloomington, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(309) 829-4045 120 N Center St
Bloomington, IL 61701
Bankruptcy, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Dwight, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 44 years experience
(815) 584-1700 105 E Chippewa St
Dwight, IL 60420-0247
Bankruptcy
Decatur, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(217) 422-2400 101 S Main St
Decatur, IL 62523
Bankruptcy and Personal Injury
Decatur, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer
(217) 425-4082 132 S Water St
Decatur, IL 62523
Bankruptcy, Business, Divorce and Family
Metamora, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(309) 383-4034 418 Old Germantown Rd
Metamora, IL 61548
Bankruptcy, Administrative, Business and Criminal
Bradley, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer
(815) 933-4170 300 N Kennedy Dr
Bradley, IL 60915
Bankruptcy, Criminal and DUI
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....
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
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....
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,...
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...
John J. Lynch
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Lockport, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 19 years experience
(630) 283-7091 By Appointment Only
Lockport, IL 60441
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...
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.
Tracey A. Hower
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Warrenville / Naperville, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 10 years experience
(630) 797-5505 27474 Ferry Road
Suite 492
Warrenville / Naperville, IL 60555
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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David P Leibowitz
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Chicago, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 45 years experience
53 W. Jackson Boulevard
Suite 1610
Chicago, IL 60604
Bankruptcy and Consumer
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
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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.