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Jessica C Bentz

About me

Personal Information:

Living with debt can be a constant struggle.  Taking the first step toward a solution is challenging, but at Bentz Law Firm our number one concerns are listening to our clients and providing individualized plans so each person can leave armed with the knowledge they need to get to where they want financially.  My job is making sure our client's know and understand the legal options they have.  I work hard for my clients and if they are loosing sleep, chances are I am too.

Professional Information:

I am entirely devoted to serving Chicagoland and Lake County, Indiana. I began my career as a Criminal Prosecutor. After more than 25 felony and misdemeanor trials and countless hours of in-court litigation experience, I began working for one of Chicagoland’s largest bankruptcy firms. 

Although working for a large bankruptcy firm provided me with exposure to literally hundreds of bankruptcy cases, I felt that an important part of the individualized client-attorney relationship was missing. Unlike many larger firms, I believe each client deserves an attorney who has the time to listen, the compassion to understand, and the intelligence and determination to provide results



Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7: 40%
    9 years, 100 cases
  2. Chapter 13: 30%
    9 years, 200 cases
  3. Debt Settlement: 10%
    6 years
  4. Debt Collection: 10%
    6 years
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Bentz Holguin Law Firm, LLC (Main Office Location)

100 N. Lasalle Street, Suite 812
Chicago, IL, 60602

Bentz Holguin Law Firm, LLC (Southside Location)

10540 S. Western Avenue
Suite 409
Chicago, IL, 60643

Bentz Holguin Law Firm, LLC (Main Office Location)

1000 Eagleridge Drive, Suite F
Schereville, IN, 46322



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200811/12/2015
FLMember in Good Standing200601/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best of Chicago Award for Credit & Debt ServicesBoard of Review2011
Best Corporate AttorneyLand Design South2009
Best in EvidenceBarry University2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerBentz Law Firm, LLC2009 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Chad Hayward2009 - 2009
AttorneyRobert J. Semrad & Associates2009 - 2009
Assistant District AttorneyOffice of the State Attorney2007 - 2008
Legal InternFamily and Children Legal Clinic2006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
General Bar Law DirectoryMember2012 - Present
American Lawyers QuarterlyListed Member2011 - Present
Woman & Co. CommunityMember2010 - Present
Better Busines BureauN/A2010 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Florida Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Behind on MortgageAvoided Foreclosure
Credit Card GarnishmentDebt Discharged & Garnishment Gone
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Publication nameTitleDate
One Flesh MinistriesRelationTips2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Stetson UniversityCommunications with focus on government propagandaBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Business Awareness & Job Opportunity FairFinancial Tips on Saving your Home after a Default2011
Bankruptcy LawBankruptcy Law2011