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I have been a lawyer for 20 years.  It has been been very rewarding to help people who are in need of assistance.  Particularly in this terrible economy, helping countless families in foreclosure keep their homes by securing afforbable loan modifications for them is extremely rewarding.  We offer a free consultation where we will fully evaluate a client's situation, explain all options, and recomend the best course of action.



Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 40%
    23 years
  2. Foreclosure: 40%
    23 years
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    23 years
  4. Real Estate: 20%
    23 years



Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

11 total 

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    I have referred clients and friends to Steve Newland for issues relating to foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, and business matters. The people I have referred are often in the midst of extremely stressful circumstances (losing their home, struggling financially to pay bills and support their families, etc.). Steve is always able to navigate them through these difficult situations both with expert legal advice, and with compassion and understanding. I have repeatedly received feedback from people telling me that they simply "felt better" after speaking to Steve as he would calmly guide them through options in a straightforward manner they could easily understand. Steve also always analyzes and assesses the client's circumstances in totality, to help the client choose the best strategy for his/her specific outcome (i.e., he does not just work on a bankruptcy if foreclosure defense would suit the client's needs better). I will continue to endorse Steve as a highly competent attorney.


    Mary McNeill
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Sherby Dianne Scurto

    I endorse this lawyer as he is a professional in his field; always willing to assist attorneys practicing in other areas and very skilled in Real Estate and Bankruptcy.


    Sherby Scurto Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Newland & Newland, LLP

1512 Artaius Parkway
Suite 300
Libertyville, IL, 60048


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199111/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Dean's Scholarship Award for Academic ExcellenceDePaul College of Law1990
Dean's Scholarship Award for Academic ExcellenceDePaul College of Law1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerNewland & Newland, LLP2011 - Present
PartnerNewland, Newland & Newland1992 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2010 - Present
Illinois Real Estate Lawyers AssociationMember1996 - Present
Lake County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Tylenol PoisoningsN/A
United Airline crashN/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lake County Bar Real Estate SeminarTop Ten Myths About Foreclosure2013
Foreclosure Seminar - Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationUpdate - Affirmative Defenses in Foreclosure2012
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationAffirmative Defenses in Foreclosure2011
Real Estate Committee - Lake County Bar AssociationUsing a Foreclosure Defense to Obtain a Loan Modification2010
Lake County Bar AssociationWhat Every Real Estate Lawyer Needs to Know about Bankruptcy2009