Recognized as Best in Class
Bankruptcy Law and Foreclosure Defense.

dedicated to serving YOU.

"I'm on your case. If you need me I’m there. I respond quickly and won't let you take abuse from anybody."
- David Leibowitz
  Founder and Managing Member of Lakelaw

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One Attorney on your
case, from filing
to discharge

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You will have a designated "go-to" person.

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We Advise You On
Every Case Date, Deadline,
& Appearance

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We always tell when, where and what’s happening. No surprises.

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Dissatisfied?
We'll make it right

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At Lakelaw, we have happy clients and will make sure it stays that way.

Why Lakelaw is the Right Chicago Bankruptcy Attorney for You

leading-lawyers-logoLakelaw successfully represents people and businesses in difficult bankruptcy cases.  Frequently, we solve bankruptcy problems our competition would not even touch.  Our highly skilled professionals are well versed in both consumer and commercial insolvency matters.

Our bankruptcy and foreclosure experience extends to individual, corporate and trustee practice, in both business and consumer cases.

Lakelaw’s experience in bankruptcy has allowed us to successfully represent people with credit card debt, judgments and foreclosure issues. We help people work out business debt and even tax debt from a failed or insolvent business.

We stand by our work. Please take a moment to view Lakelaw’s promises to you. Our clients and fellow attorneys refer more business to us than any other source.

We are an interstate firm – fully prepared to represent you in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Our firm is small but highly advanced in technology allowing us to represent you effectively and efficiently.

See How Our Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Attorneys Have Helped Thousands in Chicago, Milwaukee, Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin
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We frequently solve problems others won’t even touch. Some clients think we work miracles.

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Shawna Bestwick

Shawna Bestwick is the assistant to David P. Leibowitz in Lakelaw’s Waukegan office. Shawna joined Lakelaw in May, […]

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I am an Attorney. We have a duty to every client, big or small. Mr. Leibowitz is a special kind of Attorney. He fights for his Clients on many fronts. He will do all that he can to ensure that the Client is making informed decisions. He gives his 110% on every file. He brings out the best in the professionals he works with and for that reason I would advise any and every client that I have to look to David to for advice and counsel in the complicated fields of law that his exceptional practice handles. I have had to call on David on many occasions and found him kind and generous with his knowledge and good nature. He truly inspires and brings results that I truly believe no other Attorney in his field can bring. He is humble, and the true measure of David cannot be understood until you are in a situation that no one else has an answer to. In my professional opinion he is the best in his field, not only in Illinois but nationwide.
Ahmad Sulaiman – as seen on Avvo.com

Mr. Leibowitz provided brilliant insight into how to defend a foreclosure on behalf of a retired and elderly couple I am representing. His understanding of the process, especially the securitization of mortgages, provided a variety of defenses for me to pursue. He provided this information immediately after my contacting him for assistance - a rare and kind gesture among attorneys.
Peter Silvern, J.D. – as seen on Avvo.com

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From a leading, nationally recognized consumer bankruptcy attorney.

David is a well-informed, caring advocate for his clients. He takes the time to understand all aspects of their problems, and works hard to achieve a positive resolution.
Jay Fleischman – as seen on Avvo.com

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Chicago Bankruptcy Client Testimonials

My wife and I thank you for making the entire process of Chapter-7 so painless for us. Bankruptcy was certainly not our choice till the financial trauma became unmanageable... Yesterday when I got your letter and the Court Order, I had to read it couple of times to believe my eyes before reading it to my wife. Thank you again. In the first place I pray no one gets in that kind of financial crisis but I will not hesitate recommending to any one that Lake Law was The Best to help them in the time of need. God bless you, your family and your staff. One of these days I will come to thank you personally.
Iqbal P., Lincolnshire, IL - Client

I had never had a good experience with a lawyer until I met David Leibowitz. In fact, the advice from another lawyer cost me more than one million dollars. His real estate expertise is impeccable. He is Illinois best kept secret. He was the most informed and knowledgeable attorney I have ever met. He actually returned my calls and we got to be friends and not just business associates. I trust David Leibowitz with my life and my future and I know he won't let me down. I'll never be able to thank or repay him enough. He is THE BEST!!!! I only wish some of friends and business associates would have meet him before they took the harder way out.
Terry G. – Client (as seen on Google+)

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Waukegan Client Testimonials

Highly rated attorney, David Leibowitz heads up a team of compassionate attorneys and staff who have the experience to save you from personal and financial legal troubles.

Lakelaw clients are treated with respect and "tender loving care," and as their sign says, they are "your financial life saver." How do I know all about these good people?..............They saved my life when I was in trouble.
Stevie P. – Client (from Yelp)

I have done business with the people at Lakelaw and I know them to be extremely honest, ethical and competent. They do exactly what they say they will do, and they do it in a caring, compassionate manner. I would recommend them to anyone having financial difficulties and seeking options on the best course of action.
Michael H. – local realtor - (from Yelp)

David Leibowitz is the most competent and professional lawyer I have ever worked with. After researching and interviewing dozens of law firms, I chose Lakelaw to file bankruptcy for my parents due to their credentials, professionalism, friendliness and prompt service. The initial appointment was exceptional, David was very thorough in explaining to us the process and how it would affect my parent's future. He also answered all of our questions and concerns. The process was a total ease, I gave him all of the paperwork he needed and they took care of the rest. My parents never had to show up to court, we were constantly informed about the process and received copies of all the paperwork we needed to keep on file. It has been almost two years since the bankruptcy process was finalized and anytime we have a question, David still takes the time out of his busy schedule to answer them. I highly recommend his firm to anyone who wants their money worth and wants to avoid being ripped off by careless lawyers who just take people's money and do sloppy jobs. Lakelaw is simply the BEST!
Dafne R. (from Yelp)

We came to David Leibowitz during a difficult time in our life when we needed to declare bankruptcy. He was very respectful and everything was explained to us very clearly and he took the time to answer all our questions. Working with David brought great relief for our difficult and stressful situation. Everything went smoothly and he and his wonderful staff were very professional, organized and meticulous. They always responded to my calls and concerns immediately and kept me updated on what was going on. Furthermore the fees are reasonable and clearly explained.

Before consulting David, we had consulted with other attorneys who did not explain the process well and seemed annoyed and difficult to work with. So we know that we were very lucky to have found David Leibowitz.

About five years after declaring bankruptcy we tried to buy a home and there was a problem to get approved for the home loan at the very last minute! We were able to reach David about the problem and he responded right away. He was very helpful in assisting us in a very timely manner to meet our time constraints in a very short notice. His quick assistance on this issue saved us much stress and money and allowed us to keep the house we had picked out!

Through our contact with David Leibowitz we have found that he is genuinely interested in assisting us and is committed to providing us with the best possible service available. We are very satisfied with his work and we highly recommend him.
An anonymous client - From Avvo.com

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Kenosha Client Testimonials

David and his staff (Esq. Ryan) are outstanding. They deliver excellent, responsive and reliable service in a way that allows clients dignity and respect. A rare find. David and his staff are fair and exceptionally good communicators with clients. They will lay out options and allow the client to choose what is right for them, with guidance along the way. They have been fantastic to work with. They do NOT add stress during a stressful time! Very fair with fees, and have a true concern for the client. I highly recommend this firm and applaud them for maintaining a sense of humanity along with legal procedure.
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Chicago

Phone: 312.360.1501
Fax: 312.360.1502

Monadnock Building
53 W Jackson Blvd
#1610 - Chicago, IL 60604

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Waukegan

Phone: 847.249.9100
Fax: 847.249.9180

420 W Clayton St
Waukegan, IL 60085

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Kenosha

Phone: 262.694.7300
Fax: 262.694.7301

6905 Green Bay Road, #101
Kenosha, WI 53142

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Milwaukee

Phone: 1.866.525.3529
Fax: 414.455.0540

740 N Plankinton Ave, #210
Milwaukee, WI 53203

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