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John Ioakimidis

Experienced Bankruptcy Lawyer Handling Bankruptcy cases in the Chicago Metropolitan Area

I have been assisting people, families, and businesses in the greater Chicago area for over 25 years, helping them eliminate or reorganize millions of dollars in debt. The areas I serve include Cook, Lake, DuPage, McHenry, Kane, and Will Counties. My offices are located in Northwest Chicago and Des Plaines. I provide help with all kinds of debt, including foreclosures, credit card debts, car loans, personal loans, business loans, and personal guarantees. My clients can count on me to stand up to their creditors and help them move forward. I value each and every client and am always available to answer questions or address concerns. You can reach me by phone, text, or email, and my staff is always willing to help. To make things easier for clients, I offer evening and Saturday appointments. When you choose me as your attorney, you can trust that I have your best interests at heart, and you will be treated with respect and kindness throughout the entire process. 

As a legal professional, I am fully devoted to ensuring the success of my clients and constantly enhancing my legal expertise. I am proud to be affiliated with the American Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association. My outstanding performance has been acknowledged by the National Trial Lawyers, who have named me one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Illinois. Additionally, I have received a superb rating from Avvo. I am privileged to have the opportunity to practice law in all Illinois state and federal courts, as well as before the United States Supreme Court.

If you're struggling to make ends meet or save your home, car, or business, know that I understand the stress and pressure from creditors can be overwhelming and harmful to your health. Don't give up hope, as state and federal law offer many options to help you. I can assist with negotiating with your creditors to find the best possible outcome for you. If your economic situation is more severe, filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy may be necessary to restructure or eliminate your debt. Many clients worry that bankruptcy will leave a lasting stigma. However, the reality is that most debtors emerge from bankruptcy in a much better financial position, as they have erased a significant portion of their debts and their credit score has improved. Within a few months of completing bankruptcy, debtors often receive new credit card offers and regain access to credit. 

As a lawyer, it brings me great satisfaction to witness the joy and relief my clients experience when they finally eradicate or acknowledge their debts. It's heartening to see them start anew or rescue their family's home from foreclosure. Banks and finance companies don't have your best interests at heart when you're struggling financially. If they refuse to negotiate and resort to aggressive debt collection tactics, you have the right to file for bankruptcy under Article 1 of the United States Constitution to level the playing field. Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcies are potent remedies for wiping out your debts and beginning afresh. Nothing is as effective as bankruptcy in dealing with unreasonable creditors.l skill and experience to advise a client which Chapter bankruptcy to file and what to expect after the case is filed.  I have represented over 700 clients over the last two decades with phenomenal results in Chicago, Cook, Lake, Will, DuPage, McHenry, and Kane counties. All my years of experience will make the process smooth and stress-free.  If I review your case and determine that you are eligible for bankruptcy relief, you can be assured that your case's outcome will be a success.

I treat my clients with utmost respect and dignity, as I would like to be treated. Throughout the entire process, I maintain close communication with you. My paralegals employ cutting-edge technology to assist me in preparing your documents, but your case is exclusively handled by me from start to finish. I keep you fully informed about the steps we need to take, and no decisions are made without your consent. With my legal expertise and support, you will regain control of your finances and feel empowered once again.

Personally, I was raised in a Greek-American community on the north side of Chicago. I attended Budlong Elementary School and Lane Tech High School, both of which are part of the Chicago Public Schools system. After completing high school, I pursued further education at Northeastern Illinois University, where I earned both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Political Science. Later on, I obtained my law degree (JD) from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. Currently, I am happily married and have three young sons. I have a variety of interests, including politics, music composition, art, historical reading, and technology.

As your attorney, I can assure you that you will be in good hands. Dealing with creditors can be challenging and requires legal expertise and specific skills. Whether you need to negotiate with a credit card company, mortgage company, or business lender, your attorney must have the experience to achieve the best possible outcome. If filing for bankruptcy is necessary, obtaining the right result in Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy requires years of legal experience. Over the past 25 years, I have built an excellent reputation with various trustees and bankruptcy judges. Other bankruptcy attorneys often seek my assistance when they encounter issues with their clients. 

If you're struggling to keep up with your bills or worried about losing your property, contact me for a free consultation. I can provide legal advice on your available options and help you determine the best path forward. You don't have to remain in a tough financial situation when there are solutions available. If you reside in Chicago, Cook, Lake, DuPage, Will, McHenry, or Kane counties, call me at 312-229-5500 or reach out online to start regaining control of your finances.. 

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  • I highly recommend John to anybody who is going through foreclosure/bankruptcy because not only is he a good genuine person, he has helped me save my home not once but twice.

    Wow-what can I say about John except for the fact he is extremely knowledgeable in his field and is very trustworthy. John takes the time to review all of the information with you and make sure that you fully understand what is going on. He works around the clock when he's working on your case. O...
  • He is an excellent attorney and a wonderful person.

    I was referred to John Ioakimidis by a family friend.  After knowing John for over 10 years now, I have come to respect his intellectual and legal abilities. I had over 100,000 in debt, and John was able to eliminate all of it. I am highly satisfied and recommend John Ioakimidis full-heartedly.  ...
  • He is honest and cares about his clients. When in need, call John.

    I highly recommend attorney John Ioakimidis.  You have no need to fear when John is in your corner. My family got into trouble with a couple of commercial properties. John was able to save our properties and substantially reduce our overall debt. He is honest and cares about his clients. When in ...
  • G.A. Recommends John Ioakimidis

    When I first called John, I was in a state of panic. My credit debt was over 70,000, and I was in fear of getting my car repossessed. After the first call, John made me so much better and explained to me what he could do for me. Everything worked out great. I was able o get rid of my debt and kee...
  • I highly recommend John Ioakimidis.

    John Ioakimidis is a very knowledgeable attorney. He is always available and really cares about his clients. He is kind and returns his phone calls promptly. I highly recommend John Ioakimidis.
  • C.V. Recommends John Ioakimidis

    John is an excellent attorney. He not only excels in his knowledge of the law, he also cares about his clients. I highly recommend him.
  • D.F. Recommends John Ioakimidis

    John and his legal assistant Ethel have done a wonderful job with my case. I recommend them for their expertise and commitment.
  • He treated me with respect, not just another case. I trust and highly recommend him.

    Great Attorney, John is the kind of attorney you want fighting for you. He is honest, straightforward, and fully advised me of my rights and options. His no-nonsense approach to resolving issues expedited the legal process and resulted in cost savings. He returned my phone calls promptly and was ...
  • R.D. Recommends John Ioakimidis

    Excellent attorney. An attorney you can trust.
  • D.C. Recommends John Ioakimidis

    I have known John for over 24 years.  He has personally worked on my cases with very good results. He has a good heart and cares to help people.  Therefore. I highly recommend him.
  • A.A. Recommends John Ioakimidis

    I hired john to take care of a case that had been messed up by several prior legal reps. He was able to take complete control and, within a week, had accomplished what had taken my other legal reps months to muck up. Long story short, John , with his sensitive personality and understanding of cer...
  • This kind of commitment is highly laudable, and I'm very glad I was represented by him and his firm.

    Excellent attorney. John is a very responsive, helpful attorney and one whom I'd recommend without reservation. He handled my matter with exceptional attention to client service, honesty, and care. I went into court knowing that he was a consummate professional who took his work and clients serio...

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