In 1989, Stuart began his bankruptcy career at one of Chicago’s largest “Bankruptcy Mills.” He became frustrated with the high volume of cases that were juggled between various attorneys. To his dissatisfaction, the structure of such a large firm did not allow the clients to get the personal and professional attention they deserved, which he enjoyed giving. Therefore, three years later, Stuart opened The Law Offices of Stuart B. Handelman, P.C.
Since its inception, the law firm has been devoted to treating their clients with the respect, and financial relief they deserve.
The firm is composed of three lawyers: Stuart B. Handelman, Jean M. Huang and Kelly Smith. These three attorneys have worked together as a team for over nine years. They are knowledgeable and compassionate professionals, who are strong advocates for their clients. They pride themselves with being approachable, responsive, and supportive of their clients in difficult, sensitive situations.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1987||05/14/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2015|
|Clients' Choice Award||AVVO||2014|
|Top Contributor Award||AVVO||2014|
|Cient's Choice Award||AVVO||2013|
|Top Contributor Award||AVVO||2013|
|Bankruptcy Attorney of the Year||Consumer Business Review||2009|
|Bankruptcy Attorney of the Year||Consumer Business Review||2008|
|Bankruptcy Attorney of the Year||Consumer Business Review||2007|
|Owner||The Law Offices of Stuart B. Handelman, P.C.||1992 - Present|
|Associate||The Law Offices of Peter Francis Geraci||1989 - 1992|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Will County Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|American Bankruptcy Institute||Member||2004 - 2005|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||1998 - Present|
|John Marshall Law School, Chicago||Law||JD||1987|
|Northern Illinois University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1984|