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About me

For over 29 years I have assisted individuals and businesses in solving complicated problems. As one of the few Chicago suburban attorneys who handles Chapter 11 cases I have worked with many companies and individuals to obtain confirmed plans of reorganization.


In addition to the financial and bankruptcy work I have represented many clients in complicated injury cases and have been successful in recovering millions in settlements and verdicts for seriously injured individuals.  These cases involve wrongful death, defective products, medical malpractice, drunk drivers as well as other negligence claims.


I am admitted to practice in the following Federal Jurisdictions:

United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, United States District Court for the: Northern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, Northern District of Indiana; United States District Northern District Court Trial Bar.

Please call me to set up a free consultation to discuss your legal issues.


Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 65%
    32 years
  2. Car Accidents: 25%
    32 years
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    32 years



Contingent (29-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I endorse this lawyer. I refer all my clients seeking bankruptcy advise to Ed. He handles complicated chapter 11's to the simplest chapter 7. All the clients who have used his services are very satisfied. Whenever I have a bankruptcy questions that relates to divorce I call Ed and he always has an answer. Rhea Dorsam


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Contact info

Urban & Burt , Ltd.

5320 159th Street
Oak Forest, IL, 60452


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198211/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Admitted as member to practice and appearthe United States Supreme Court1995 - 2011
AttorneyIllinois State's Attorney Appellate Prosecutor1985 - 1991
Admitted to practice beforeUnited States District Court Trial Bar (Northern District of Illinois)1982 - 2011
Managing AttorneyUrban & Burt, Ltd1982 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
South Suburban Hospital - Advocate MedicalBoard Member - Finance Committee1994 - 1996
Demicratic National CommitteeMember1990 - 1992
Young Democrats of AmericaChairman National Rules Committee1989 - 1990
Young Democrats of Cook County IllinoisChairman1988 - 1989
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationVice Chair Technology Committee1982 - 1984
Advocates Society (Chicago)Member1982 - Present
South Suburban Bar AssociationMember1982 - 1990
Chicago Bar AssociationMember1982 - 1990
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
F.J. Sibr & Sons, Inc.Confirmed Chapter 11 Plan - Plan Successfully Completed
JE RoseChapter 11 Confirmed Plan
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Publication nameTitleDate
Urban & Burt, LtdLaw Blog2011
Urban & Burt, Ltd.Personal Injury & Tort Litigation2010
Urban & Burt, Ltd.Bankruptcy (Business & Personal)2010
Urban & Burt, LtdInformation for Personal Injury Clients2001
Urban & Burt, LtdBankruptcy in the 1990's1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Oxford University Law School, Oxford, EnglandN/AN/A1980
Bradley University, Peoria, IllinoisBroadcast JournalismBS - Bachelor of Science1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
International Exchange Conference for Polish AttorneysTechnology in the Law Office1995
Media in the Law Seminar SeriesLecturer 1983 -19841983