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Robert J Adams

Robert J Adams Jr.

Practice areas:

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy & Debt, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

About Me

I established my firm in 1976 in the Chicago Loop.  For over 37 years, the firm of Robert J. Adams & Associates has focused on helping homeowners and consumers with their financial problems. The firm’s knowledge and skill in bankruptcy and other consumer protections will be used to help individuals and small businesses get back on their feet. We have experience aiding people with foreclosures, auto repossessions, paycheck garnishments, collections suits, payday loans, parking tickets, tollway violations, driver license suspensions, and income tax problems. All four attorneys of the firm have worked here for over ten years. We recently expanded to Gurnee in Lake County Illinois, to serve the needs of people in the northern suburbs.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 50%
    32 years, 10 thousand cases
  2. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 48%
    32 years, 10 thousand cases
  3. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 1%
    32 years, 10 cases
  4. Bankruptcy & Debt: 1%
    32 years, 2 thousand cases



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

55 total 

  • Christine B. Adams

    I endorse this lawyer. Robert J. Adams & Associates has been helping people with financial problems for over 30 years. When you meet with Robert J. Adams , his office will gather accurate information on your finances and discuss your options. Robert you the information you need to make an informed decision as to what is in your best interest. He has taught me everything I know, and everyday I am amazed at his compassion for people and their financial situations.


    Christine Adams Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Family member

  • David W. Cybak

    I endorse and have a tremendous amount of respect for this lawyer. When I was a car creditors' attorney handling bankruptcy matters, Robert "Bob" Adams was one of my adversaries. Before I ever set foot in a Bankruptcy courtroom, my mentoring attorney in my firm's bankruptcy department was going over bankruptcy files with me, and came across a file that Bob was handling. He told me that "Bob Adams is who you hire when you want a REALLY GOOD Bankruptcy Lawyer". Quite a reputation to live up to, but Bob certainly does. As his opponent, I knew that I had better be prepared, because he would be just as prepared as me, if not more. I also knew that I would be up against a lawyer that was ready to dig in and fight for his client's rights. Bob has a tremendous work ethic, and a true passion for championing causes he believes in. His integrity and honesty are unquestioned, and he is highly respected in the legal community, both among lawyers and the judges he appears in front of.


    David Cybak Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Robert J. Adams & Associates

901 W. Jackson.
Suite 202
Chicago, IL, 60607


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197605/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Distinguished Service AwardNational Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys2014
Champion of the Order of Protectors of Consumer DebtorsNational Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys2001
Member of The Order of Protectors of Consumer DebtorsNational Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys2000
Distinguished Service AwardNational Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys2000
Distinguished Service AwardChicago Volunteer Legal Services1996

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerRobert J. Adams & Associates1976 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Association of Women Attorneys of Lake CountyAttorney Member2009 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysAttorney Member1992 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationAttorney Member1979 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Adams v. ARDC, 801 F.2d 968Judgment for Plaintiffs-Appellees Affirmed

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawLL.B - Bachelor of Laws1976
Northwest UniversityBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1972

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Central States WorkshopPanel on Consumer Bankruptcy1999