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Kevin Benjamin

also known as J. Kevin Benjamin

About Me

Experienced attorney with extensive experience in consumer credit law, bankruptcy law, loss mitigation, credit counseling, business management, development and sales.  Over 24-year career, represented thousands of individuals and several small corporations in bankruptcy proceedings, as well as adversary trials.  Able to assist clients in avoiding bankruptcy, restore their credit reports, and if necessary, represent them in litigation against consumer credit reporting agencies and various creditors for violations of consumer protection laws.  Experienced in representing corporations as well as individuals in arbitration and settlement of business-to-business lawsuits.  Representation of individuals in short sales, loan modifications, loan workouts & restructuring, forbearance, foreclosure defense, counterclaims and predatory lending issues, Chapter 7, Chapter 13 and even individual Chapter 11 proceedings which can be effective in restructuring mortgage loans.


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Practice Areas


  1. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 40%
    25 years
  2. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 15%
    25 years
  3. Foreclosure: 15%
    20 years
  4. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 10%
    20 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Hourly ($150-550/hour), Contingent (35-40%), Fixed (Always), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Jonathan Todd Mitchell

    I have known Kevin for several years, and had the opportunity to work with him on a number of legal matters. He is highly knowledgeable in his field, and a zealous advocate for his clients.


    Jonathan Mitchell Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Kevin is an outstanding attorney who is extremely knowledgeable in his field. He also possesses the integrity, intensity and compassion that you want in someone representing you. I highly recommend Kevin!


    Michael Faber
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Benjamin Brand LLP

1016 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL, 60607-2914


FLMember in Good Standing200309/08/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198908/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certification as a Forensic Loan AuditorNational Association of Mortgage Underwriters2010
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney At LawBenjamin | Brand | LLP1989 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Association of Foreclosure Defense AttorneysN/A2011 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/A1994 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteN/A1991 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Kiely et al v. Carmax Business Services, LLC et alOn or about 11-12-2013 we obtained $20,000 settlement on behalf of our clients!
Individual Chapter 11Our client kept all his properties and our Chapter 11 plan of reorganization was confirmed by the Court in November of 2013
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – v – IAN T. KIDEYS, Et al. – Docket No. 3:13-cr-00016-RLMit took around 6 weeks and 3-4 contentious hearings in the US District Court of Indiana but we finally were successful in securing his release from jail despite the US Attorneys continued objections and fighting me/us ever step of the way.
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of WisconsinN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Foreclosure SolutionsLoan workouts, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Debt Reorganization2010