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John Ioakimidis

Experienced Bankruptcy Lawyer Handling Bankruptcy case in the Chicago Metropolitan Area

For over 25 years, I have helped hundreds of individuals, families, and businesses erase or restructure tens of millions of dollars of debt in the greater Chicago area - including Cook, Lake, DuPage, McHenry, Kane, and Will Counties. I have an office in Northwest Chicago and a suburban office in Des Plaines. Whether it is a foreclosure, a credit card debt, a car loan, a personal loan, a business loan, a personal guarantee, or any other debt, I fight my client's creditors, so they can move on with their lives. I value every client and do my absolute best to be available when they have questions or concerns.  I can be reached by phone, text, or email, and my staff is always willing to help.  I also make it convenient to meet. If you cannot meet during the day, I also keep the evening and Saturday hours. When you become my client, you will be assured that your attorney has your best interests in mind, and you will be treated in a friendly and respectful manner throughout the entire process. 

I am dedicated to my client's success and committed to continually improving my legal skills.  I am a member of the American Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association. I have been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Attorneys in Illinois and have a Superb rating by Avvo.  I have the privilege to practice law before the United States Supreme Court and all Illinois state and federal courts.

I understand what you are going through if you are struggling to make ends meet or trying to save your home, car, or business.  The stress from the constant pressure from creditors can be nerve-wracking and detrimental to your health. If you feel that there is no way out of your debt, do not give up because state and federal law gives you many options.  I can help negotiate with your creditors to reach the best possible result for you.  If your economic situation is more serious, a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy may be required to eliminate or restructure your debt.  Clients are often concerned that filing bankruptcy is a stigma that will last a lifetime.  The fact is that after bankruptcy, almost all debtors emerge in a much better financial position because they have erased nearly all their debts, and their credit score has improved.  Within a couple of months of completing bankruptcy, debtors start receiving new credit card offers and have access to credit once again. 

I have seen the happiness that is restored in my client's lives after they erase or recognize their debts.  As a lawyer, it is very satisfying to see my clients get rid of their debts and get a fresh start or save their family home from foreclosure. The banks and the finance companies are not in the business of helping you out if you are having financial hardship. If they are unwilling to negotiate and insist on their aggressive collection activities, you have a right to level the playing field and file for bankruptcy under Article 1 of the United States Constitution. Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy are powerful options in erasing your debt and starting fresh.  Nothing is as effective as bankruptcy in dealing with unreasonable creditors.

It requires a lot of legal 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, or 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 respect and dignity just as I like to be treated. I stay in close contact throughout the entire process. My paralegals use state-of-the-art technology to help me prepare your documents, but your case is never assigned to another attorney or another firm.  I handle your case from beginning to end.  You will be fully informed about what direction we need to take, and we do not make any decisions without your consent.  With my guidance and legal representation, you will once again feel that you have control of your finances. 

On a personal note, I grew up on Chicago's northside in a primarily Greek - American neighborhood.  I went to Chicago Public Schools - Budlong for elementary school and Lane Tech for High School.    After graduating from Lane Tech, I went to Northeastern Illinois University and received my BA and MA in Political Science.  I received my law degree (JD) from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.  I am married with three young boys.  I enjoy politics, writing music, art, reading history, and technology.

I can sincerely tell you that you will be in good hands if I am your attorney. Dealing with your creditors is not easy and requires legal knowledge and particular skills. Whether it is negotiating with a credit card company, mortgage company, or business lender, your attorney must be experienced to get the best possible result.  If filing for bankruptcy is required, getting the right result in Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy takes years of legal experience. I have established an excellent reputation with the various trustees and bankruptcy judges over the last 25 years. Other bankruptcy attorneys often call me for help because they cannot handle issues that arise with their own clients.  

If you are having a hard time keeping up with your bills or if you are in fear of losing your home, car, business, or other property, call me for a free consultation. I can advise you of the available legal options and the best path forward. There is no need to be in a perpetually bad situation if you can solve your financial problems.  If you live in Chicago, Cook, Lake, DuPage, Will, McHenry, or Kane counties, call me at 312-229-5500 or contact me online to take the first step towards controlling your finances once again. 

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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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I'm committed to helping you get out of debt and starting a new life. If you live in Chicago, Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County, Kane County, McHenry County, or Will County, contact me for a free consultation over the phone, in person, or video call.

Chicago O'Hare
8770 W Bryn Mawr Ave, #1300
Chicago, IL 60631
Suburban Office
969 Elmhurst Road, Suite 1A
Des Plaines, IL 60016