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Crystal H. Thornton-Illar

also known as Crystal Thornton, Crystal Illar

About Me

I am experienced in representing indviudals with consumer debt problems.  I have represented numerous consumer debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings.  I have assisted those clients in obtaining a fresh start by way of a bankruptcy discharge.  I have also helped clients stop foreclosures and loss of personal property through bankrputcy. Additionally, I have successfully negoatied debt settlements with various creditors so that clients were able to afford the payments without filing bankruptcy, and I have assited a number of clients in clearing up credit reporting discrepancies.


In addition to being well-versed in consumer bankruptcy, I have also represented commercial debtors, secured creditors, landlords, and trustees in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.  I have also represented creditors’ committees.  I am experienced in both prosecuting and defending preference and fraudulent transfer actions. Further, I have assisted various commercial clients in achieving out of court workouts with creditors alleviating the need for a bankruptcy proceeding.




Practice Areas


  1. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 30%
  2. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 30%
  3. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 30%
  4. Bankruptcy & Debt: 10%



Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLC

525 William Penn Place
28th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219



Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Medal of ExcellenceAmerican Bankruptcy Institute2004
Outstanding Law Student AwardNational Association of Women Lawyers2004
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerLeech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLC2007 - Present
Associate AttorneyZebley Mehalov & White, P.C.2005 - 2007
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/AN/A
International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring ConfederationN/AN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Riverhounds Event Center, LPConfirmed
Riverhounds Acquisition Group, LPConfirmed
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Publication NameTitleDate
CalGroup DailyShould You File For Bankruptcy?2015
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Pettit College of LawLawJ.D.2004
Salem CollegeEnglish and HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
24TH ANNUAL BANKRUPTCY SYMPOSIUMProtecting the Trade Creditor Pre and Post Bankruptcy2011