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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


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



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Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • James David Voigt

    I endorse this lawyer. I have found Mr. Hughes to be one of the most honest and knowledgeable bankruptcy attorneys I've ever met. He genuinely cares about the client and makes excellent use of the law to protect and help each and every client.


    James Voigt Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Jeremiah Stephan

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hughes routinely volunteers his time within the AVVO community to assist the general public in understanding the legal system. He provides excellent and thorough advice and has demonstrated he is highly knowledgeable in the area of taxation and litigation.


    Jeremiah Stephan Divorce & Separation 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