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Timothy M. Hughes

Timothy M. Hughes

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Tax, Litigation

About Me


Tim is a partner at the firm that concentrates his practice in helping people in consumer bankruptcies and in helping individuals and business before the Internal Revenue Service collection.



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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Tax: 40%
    23 years, 100 cases
  2. Bankruptcy & Debt: 40%
    23 years, 1.1 thousand cases
  3. Litigation: 20%
    23 years, 60 cases



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Joshua Adam Nesser

    Tim is an outstanding attorney and is extremely knowledgeable in several practice areas. I have no reservations endorsing him.


    Joshua Nesser Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • James Charles Shields

    I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible. I endorse this lawyer.


    James Shields Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Lavelle Law, Ltd.

501 W. Colfax
Palatine, IL, 60067



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199208/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Service AppreciationChicago Bar Association2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerLavelle Law, Ltd.1993 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
AnonymousSettled the IRS claim for $5,000.00
AnonymousSaved her home by filing a chapter 13 bankruptcy and stripping off a second mortgage of over $110,000.00
AnonymousFiled a chapter 7 bankruptcy at the right time to discharge the entire IRS debt.

See all Legal Cases 


Publication NameTitleDate
E-News LetterTaxes News on the Tenth2014
E-News LetterTaxes News on the Tenth2013
E-News LetterTaxes News on the Tenth2012
Dupage County Bar AssociationWinning the Race to the Recorder's Office2009


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
DePaul University, College of CommerceEconomicsM.B.A.N/A
DePaul University, College of CommerceFinanceM.B.A.N/A
Indiana UniversityAccountingBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
PodcastWhat to Do If You Can't Pay Your Taxes2014
PodcastHomeowners' Property Taxes -- Lower Your Assessment2014
PodcastLandlord Rights with problem Tenant2014
PodcastAre Taxes Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?2014
PodcasrHELOC -- Coming Due Soon?2014
Northwest Suburban Chapter 18 SeminarBankruptcy and IRS Offer in Compromise2014
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationFederal Tax Collection2012
IAAI CLEMoney Service Business2009
IRS/Tax Practioner SymposiumIRS Campus Practice & Procedures2008