Bankruptcy Attorney in Cook County IL

Bankruptcy Attorney in Cook County IL

Thomas W. Lynch & Associates, P.C. – Bankruptcy Attorneys
Hickory Hills, Cook County IL Law Offices

Times are harsh in Cook County.

Official figures show the County’s various local administrations are facing mounting debts totaling some $108 billion in 2011, and with the three top economic analysts Fitch, Moody and Standard & Poor predicting the “probable” downgrade of the U.S. AAA debt rating in 2012 the financial future and well-being for Cook County citizens does not look promising.

The nation as a whole today continues to meet declining fiscal conditions, federal cut-backs, mass unemployment, and also the possibility of feeble recovery for a long time to come. The big banks and major companies received an enormous bit of support with big bail-outs, while the small company-owner and regular citizen have to bear the on-going impact from the disaster.

Now the liability of private debts is being felt by thousands. Such events make it hard for business-proprietors and individuals to understand who and where you can turn for a top debt lawyer – which is why Thomas W. Lynch & Associates can provide the assistance you are looking for as we supply the debt relief agency services that many could find useful for climbing out of the red hole.

Thomas W. Lynch & Associates provide free confidential in-person advice and guidance with fully-qualified lawyers and attorneys and other experts in Illinois bankruptcy laws. From a relatively simple case of helping you file your Chapter 7 bankruptcy claim for individuals to the more complex procedure surrounding Chapter 11 bankruptcy for business-owners.

The bankruptcy lawyers of Thomas W. Lynch can be contacted on (708) 598-5999 NOW for free confidential in-person advice.

The bankruptcy lawyers of Thomas W. Lynch are fully insured and have years of experience in all areas of law making our practice one of the leading attorney offices in the Southwest Suburban Chicagoland area.

Our office is located just off interstate 294 at 95th street Exit 1, half a mile west.

Thomas W. Lynch, Attorney Attorney Thomas W. Lynch is the firm’s founding partner. Fully-qualified via the Illinois Bar Examination, Mr. Lynch is a one-time IRS tax agent and Assistant Illinois Attorney General. He has vast experience working with federal tax agencies and the state Attorney General’s office since graduating from DePaul University in 1977. This has earned him a place as one of Illinois’ premier lawyers in matters of taxes, debt, and real estate.

Robert W. Maucker, Attorney Of counsel to this firm, Attorney Robert W. Maucker, a former businessman for 30 years in the Construction and Woodworking Industry brings all this experience to his clients when handling their litigation. His other areas of expertise include Probate cases and preparation of Wills and Trusts as well as Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice.

Martin Doorhy, Attorney Martin Doorhy , Attorney, is a former U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General and is Professor of Constitutional Law at DePaul University. His extensive professional and academic background makes him a force to be reckoned with when acting as advocate for clients faced with criminal charges. Since 1992 Mr. Doorhy has been practicing criminal defense work, which includes major traffic cases, throughout northern Illinois.

Scott A. Schimanski, Attorney Scott A. Schimanski, Attorney, is a former IRS Revenue Officer and has been addressing tax issues with taxpayers since 1991. He has extensive experience working on the hardest edge of tax enforcement; assessment, collection and enforcement of basic tax compliance regulation. He passed the State of Illinois Bar Examination in 1997 and received an advanced degree in tax law (LLM in Taxation) in 1999.

Mr. Martin-Johnston, Attorney Michael Martin-Johnston is the newest member of the Thomas W. Lynch team.  A talented local Attorney, Mr. Martin-Johnston has garnered a wealth of experience at the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, the U.S. Department of Energy and also the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. His main areas of expertise are in federal and bankruptcy litigation on behalf of individuals, family-owned businesses, and multi-national companies.

Our rates are considered reasonable and we offer convenient evening and weekend hours for consultations and appointments. And we always work with our clients to arrange methods of payment to suit them and their circumstances.

Our office is located just off interstate 294 at 95th street Exit 1, half a mile west.


Many people may not realize this, but filing for bankruptcy is actually the first step to improving your credit if you are suffering from the burden of big debts. The fact that a completed or discharged bankruptcy appears on their credit report means that a lot of debt – including old unpaid debt, lawsuits, judgments, repossessions, or other adverse financial penalties become no longer active.

In other words, the creditors can no longer collect from you. This means you can say goodbye to garnishments, bank levies, lawsuits and be free at last from those distressing, persistent telephone calls at home and work.

The bankruptcy attorneys of Thomas W. Lynch have a wealth of experience when it comes to assisting individuals with personal debt problems. We have legal experts and support staff well-versed in all types of personal bankruptcy and business bankruptcy scenarios including Chapter 7 & Chapter 13 bankruptcy regulations for individuals and Chapter 7 & 11 bankruptcy regulations for businesses.

Our firm has filed over 3,000 bankruptcies utilizing each of the applicable business and individual chapters of the bankruptcy code to help individuals and businesses deal with their debt. We have assisted many thousands more in determining their rights or appropriate courses of action available to enable them to handle their debts including credit cards debt, medical bills, foreclosures, tax liabilities, lawsuit, judgments, and similar problems.

Chapter 7 Individual Bankruptcy

The attraction of Chapter 7 bankruptcy is that individuals filing for this relief may get to keep what they own – their house, automobile, furniture among other things. They may also benefit from other debt relief and be able to get out of most types of unsecured debt, which includes credit cards, medical bills, judgments, garnishments, and some types of taxes.

Chapter 13 Individual Bankruptcy

Chapter 13 bankruptcy for individuals usually results in that individual being able to keep their house and possessions and ordinarily relates to people who have fallen behind in their mortgage payments.

Chapter 7 Business Bankruptcy

Chapter 7 bankruptcy allows a business or company owner to re-build their lives by stopping creditor harassment, lowering the potential of future lawsuit and ordinarily results in business owner having the ability to pursue other possibilities.

Chapter 11 Business Bankruptcy

Under Chapter 11 bankruptcy a legal court can grant complete or partial rest from most of a company’s or business’s obligations and its’ contracts, to make sure that the business can pursue a brand new beginning by supervising the re-organization in the company’s contractual debt obligations.

Our comprehensive Debt Settlement Agency services include fully-insured provision of personal bankruptcy and business bankruptcy proceedings.

Call Thomas W. Lynch NOW on (708) 598-5999 for free confidential in-person advice or fill out and submit the form on the right .

Our office is located just off interstate 294 at 95th street Exit 1, half a mile west.

The law firm offices of Thomas W. Lynch also offer advice and representation in:

  • Tax Debt Law & Tax Relief Claims
  • Real Estate Law
  • Criminal Investigation/Prosecutions
  • DUI Proceedings

Tax Debt Law & Tax Relief Claims

Thomas W. Lynch & Associates have tax lawyers with many years of experience when it calls for aiding individuals with tax-owed problems. We have lawyers for people facing Illinois tax prosecution introduced against them through the IRS, as well as a legal team and support staff who are fully-conversant in IRS tax lien and IRS tax levy and IRS audit.

Real Estate Tax Issues

For a real estate attorney or perhaps a condo lawyer, our law offices house the best lawyers in the land. When it comes to tax law involving property, Thomas W. Lynch offers expert legal counsel and consultation. Our property tax lawyers offer up-to-date advice and guidance about all matters concerning property laws and regulations and rules, in addition to provide closing lawyer services for those individuals finishing property deals.

Criminal & DUI Attorney Representation

Thomas W. Lynch & Associates have first-class criminal lawyers and experts at servicing expungement of criminal records. Individuals facing criminal proceedings are best-advised to secure the services of a good criminal defense attorney. For people caught driving under the influence we have the best DUI lawyers in the county ready to act on behalf of anyone facing a DUI charge.

Fill out a form to the right NOW to arrange a free confidential in-person consultation or call (708) 598-5999.

Cook County, IL

Once home to the Dakhotah Indians up until the 1620s, Cook County is now the second most populous county in the U.S with just over 5 million residents of varied ancestries enjoying 1,635 square miles of land and water. There are over 130 municipalities in this region of Illinois, the largest being Chicago with some 54% of the population with 30 townships lying outside the Windy City’s boundaries.

Cook County was named after Daniel Cook in 1831. Daniel Cook was one of the earliest and youngest statesmen in Illinois history serving as the county’s first Attorney General, although ironically there is no evidence that he ever visited the place that bore his name.

There were just 100 residents in Cook County to start with but by 1840 the population had swelled to 10,000, expanded to 349,000 thirty years later before hitting the 5 million mark by 1960.

But it was back in 1831 when the Cook County Board first met that the foundations for the area’s growth and development was orchestrated requesting 10 acres of land from the state for public buildings and the appointment of a county clerk. From then on the Board organized the erection of an almshouse, some taverns, the construction of two highways, and a ferry across the Chicago River while declaring itself responsible for the poor, sick, and prisoners as well as roads, courts, elections, and taxation.

It is these basic functions that remain at the heart of Cook County administration today.

Help Is Not Far Away

Whatever your personal debt problem Thomas W. Lynch & Associates provide the best bankruptcy attorneys for every eventuality. Call us now on (708) 598-5999 for free confidential in-person consultation.