At Emerson Law Firm, LLC, the preservation of your home and assets is our mission - and our passion! We are a consumer law firm that seeks to obtain real value for our clients through dynamic, aggressive, knowledgeable, and thorough representation.
Foreclosure defense is a rapidly-changing area of the law requiring comprehension of general principles of real estate law, loss mitigation (including HAMP loan modifications, in-house modifications and short sales), mortgage loan securitization, negotiability of notes, and bankruptcy. The attorneys at Emerson Law Firm - Sandra M. Emerson, Matthew C. Swenson, and our of-counsel attorney, Richard F. Kohn - are well-versed in these issues.
Additionally, our prior experience on the "other side" (as debt collection and mortgage servicer attorneys) gives us an invaluable perspective and enables us to better assist consumers in their fight to save their homes.
We don't consider filing for bankruptcy "giving up." Contrary to popular belief, a bankruptcy does NOT mean you will lose your home. In fact, most of our bankruptcy clients keep their homes. Bankruptcy can be a powerful strategic tool, not only from a financial planning perspective, but also when a foreclosure is involved Our attorneys are proud to have received training from famed bankruptcy attorney O. Max Gardner (pictured) regarding mortgage foreclosure fraud and loan securization.
Licensed since 1997
Hourly ($250/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
Sandra Margaret Emerson is an outstanding lawyer. She is smart and extremely competent in her areas of expertise. Sandra takes a genuine personal interest in her clients and their specific legal needs. She is someone you can truly trust to give you honest legal advice and excellent legal representation. I highly recommend her.
Joseph Brehm Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1998||05/14/2015|
|GA||Inactive Member in Good Standing||1997||06/09/2015|
|Managing Member||Emerson Law Firm, LLC||2000 - Present|
|Attorney||Oak Brook Law Firm||1999 - 2000|
|Attorney||Fox & Grove, Chartered||1998 - 1999|
|Judicial intern||Hon. Ruben Castillo, Northern District of Illinois||1996 - 1996|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Association of Consumer Advocates||Member||2012 - Present|
|Chicago Volunteer Legal Services||Vounteer attorney||2011 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||2011 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|IL Association of Foreclosure Defense Attorneys||Program Director||2010 - Present|
|U.S. District Court, Central Dist. of Illinois||Admitted to practice||1999 - Present|
|U.S. District Court, Northern Dist. of Illinois||Admitted to practice||1998 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||1997 - 2001|
|Private foreclosure client||Complaint dismissed for lack of standing|
|Private foreclosure client||Case dismissed; in-house modification.|
|Private foreclosure client||Complaint stricken under CCP 2-619(a)(9)|
|Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Boot Camp||N/A||Graduate||2015|
|Max Gardner's Foreclosure Fraud & Mtg Securitization Boot Camp||N/A||Graduate||2011|
|Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Augusta State University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|Interviewed on "Real Money with Ali Velshi" on Al Jazeera America on the topic of foreclosure deficiency judgments||Your Foreclosure Nightmare May Not be Over||2014|
|Oak Park Library Conference||Loss Mitigation Options for Underwater Condominiums||2012|
|Featured guest on Cable TV's 'Legal Action" for a two-part television series on foreclosure||Foreclosure in Illinois||2012|
|The ADA: What is It and How Can Our Company Comply?||The Americans with Disabilities Act||1999|
|Sexual Harassment: Minimizing the Risk for Your Company||Sexual Harassment||1999|