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Pro Bono Awards

David P. Leibowitz served as a trustee in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case involving Earline Hughes, a pro se petitioner who paid for the assistance of a “bankruptcy petition preparer” whose improper and prohibited legal advice almost caused her to lose her home. As trustee, Mr. Leibowitz filed a complaint for an injunction against the petition preparer and sought an award of fees and costs, which was obtained and which he then donated to Chicago Volunteer Legal Services. Mr. Leibowitz also obtained a dismissal of the debtor’s bankruptcy case.

For more information, please view the press release at the United State District Court for the Northern District of Illinois website.

David Leibowitz was also a winner of the Liberty Bell Award from the Lake County Circuit Court. He received this prestigious honor for his service in helping the Circuit Court for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in Lake County Illinois to organize a mortgage foreclosure help desk. He also made a video to teach about mortgage foreclosure defense and trained well over 100 professionals to staff the help desk.

David also was recognized by the Lake County Bar Association for pro bono service.

Our attorneys frequently are asked by the court to take on pro bono matters and do so happily. Recently, we were asked to take on a pro bono matter by the United States Trustee’s office in Chicago. We are privileged to represent pro bono clients and look forward to continuing our leadership in this respect.