Peoria Heights, Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyers

Charles E. Covey
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Peoria, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 41 years experience
(309) 674-8125 416 Main Street
Suite 700
Peoria, IL 61602
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
Valparaiso University School of Law
For over 30 years Charles Covey has been practicing law. He has handled bankruptcy cases during the duration of his three decades of legal practice and for the past decade, he has practiced exclusively in bankruptcy, debt relief and foreclosure defense matters.
Thomas Howard
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Peoria, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 11 years experience
(309) 740-4033 316 SW Washington St. Suite 1A
Peoria, IL 61602
Bankruptcy, Business, Collections and Real Estate
Marquette University Law School
Licensed to practice since 2008, Thomas Howard has represented numerous financial institutions in litigation to enforce their security interests. Over the past decade, he has assisted community banks in complex commercial workouts involving some of the most sophisticated financial products in the banking industry. He has also litigated in contested contract cases on various legal theories.

After being licensed to practice for ten years, Mr. Howard joined Hall Rustom and Fritz in June of 2018 to expand his legal offerings to business clients to include a higher level of service through his knowledge of technology. To assist downstate...
S. Linn Perkins
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Peoria, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 28 years experience
(309) 671-3550 411 Hamilton Blvd
Suite 1400
Peoria, IL 61602
Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
University of Illinois College of Law
Amira Vicari Hills
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Peoria, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer
(309) 671-3550 411 Hamilton Blvd
Suite 1400
Peoria, IL 61602
Bankruptcy, Administrative, Collections and Family
University of Michigan Law School and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Edgar Weer
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Peoria, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(309) 694-6700 456 Fulton Street
Suite #150
Peoria, IL 61602
Bankruptcy
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
Joe Pioletti
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Eureka, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 5 years experience
(309) 467-3213 107 E Eureka Ave #1
Eureka, IL 61539
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
I help people across central Illinois obtain relief from their debt through filing bankruptcy. I represent people in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. I am licensed to practice in Illinois, am a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, and am admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois.

I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management from Eureka College where I also minored in Spanish. I then received my law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law. While in law school I worked in the...
Peoria, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(309) 497-3235 401 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Bankruptcy, Business, Collections and Real Estate
Boston University School of Law
Peoria, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer
(309) 497-3210 401 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Bankruptcy, Appeals, Business and Divorce
John Marshall Law School
Peoria, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(309) 672-1483 211 Fulton St
Peoria, IL 61602
Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
Peoria, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(309) 839-8340 110 SW Jefferson Ave, Ste 510
Peoria, IL 61602
Bankruptcy
Metamora, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(309) 383-4034 418 Old Germantown Rd
Metamora, IL 61548
Bankruptcy, Administrative, Business and Criminal
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.
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.
Justin Michael Raver
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Galva, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 11 years experience
(309) 932-2001 110 N. Exchange Street
Galva, IL 61434
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Agricultural, Appeals and Business
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Justin is a partner and chief executive officer of the firm working primarily out of our Kewanee office. Justin graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2007 and was hired on with Barash and Everett as an associate thereafter. He is a veteran of the United States navy where he served as a Sonar Technician on the Submarine, USS Nevada SSBN 733. BORN: Decatur, Illinois. ADMITTED TO BAR: 2007, Illinois. EDUCATION: Southern Illinois University (B.A., 2004); Southern Illinois University School of Law (J.D., 2007). MEMBER: American Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association; Henry County...
Grant Gulovsen
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Galesburg, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 21 years experience
(309) 341-6010 256 S Soangetaha Rd
Galesburg, IL 61401
Bankruptcy, Business, Civil Rights and Employment
University of Illinois College of Law
Bloomington, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(309) 829-4045 120 N Center St
Bloomington, IL 61701
Bankruptcy, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Peru, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(815) 224-8157 3815 Progress Blvd
Peru, IL 61354
Bankruptcy and Workers' Comp
Bloomington, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(309) 827-7667 401 N Main St
Bloomington, IL 61701
Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Galesburg, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer
161 S Cherry St
Galesburg, IL 61401
Bankruptcy and Criminal
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....
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...
Richard F. Doerr
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St. Charles, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 46 years experience
(331) 210-0063 https://bankruptcy.mevorahlaw.com/
333 N. Randall Road, Suite 104
St. Charles, IL 60175
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.
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.

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HUD Foreclosure Commissioner
John J. Lynch
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Aurora, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 19 years experience
(630) 283-7091 1444 North Farnsworth
Suite 100
Aurora, IL 60505
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...
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.
Steven H. Mevorah
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St. Charles, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 40 years experience
(630) 443-0600 https://bankruptcy.mevorahlaw.com/
333 N. Randall Road, Suite 104
St. Charles, IL 60175
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, 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...
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.
Frederick J. Schlosser
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Springfield, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 27 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Bankruptcy, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Gordon W. Gates
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Springfield, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 33 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Bankruptcy, Business, Construction and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Bradley Covey
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Plainfield, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 27 years experience
(815) 609-0231 24014 W. Renwick Rd.
Suite 105A
Plainfield, IL 60544
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.
Kevin Linder
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Springfield, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 25 years experience
(217) 793-6477 625 S 2nd St
Springfield, IL 62704
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Estate Planning, Family and Social Security Disability
Aggressive statewide Illinois firm in the areas of Social Security Disability law and ERISA disability benefits. We do practice bankruptcy and Family law in our Central Illinois office, however, we handle Social Security cases state wide and out of our soon to be opened Wheaton office. Our firm is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Disability Claimants and Representatives and listed in the Chicago Bar Association Social Security Panel for referral attorneys. We provide extra-ordinary service as we have several former DDS examiners who develop our cases in preparation for hearings - we have over 110+...
D. Peter Wise
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Springfield, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 35 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Bankruptcy, Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
The John Marshall Law School
Roseanne N. Lynch
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Lockport, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 40 years experience
(630) 960-4700 900 South State Street
Second Floor, Suite A
Lockport, IL 60441
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...
Jackson E Donley
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Springfield, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 37 years experience
(217) 801-5959 975 S. Durkin Drive, Suite 101
Springfield, IL 62704
Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Immigration and Probate
The John Marshall Law School
Robert J. Semrad
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Crest Hill, IL Bankruptcy Attorney with 24 years experience
(815) 306-2103 2424 Plainfield Rd
#300
Crest Hill, IL 60403
Bankruptcy
DePaul College of Law
James R. Enlow
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Springfield, IL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 31 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Bankruptcy, Criminal, Employment and Probate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
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.
Frank L Vosholler III
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Lockport, IL Bankruptcy Attorney
(708) 708-3402
Ext. 060
611 Rodney Ct.
Lockport, IL 60441
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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.