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About me

I am the founder of Glanzer & Associates, P.C.  I've been licensed to practice law in Illinois since 1992, and have worked for some of Chicago's largest bankruptcy firms. My practice is devoted to representing clients in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases as well as student loan issues. I represent my clients with a high level of sensitivity and professionalism, and have discharged millions of dollars of debt for my clients. My committment to helping people in financial distress not only involves relieving people of their financial burdens, but also counseling them about life after bankruptcy and rebuilding their credit.


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Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 35%
    22 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 35%
    22 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  3. Bankruptcy & Debt: 30%
    22 years, 3 thousand cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

9 total 

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    Charlie has superior knowledge of the bankruptcy code and excellent analytical skills which have benefitted his clients greatly. He is able to process information quickly and formulate an effective strategy for each case. He is very personable and easily gains the trust of clients and other attorneys with whom he works. When someone contacts me with a bankruptcy question I refer them to Charlie exclusively.


    Bryan Duplechain Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I endorse Charles Glazer for all bankruptcy issues. My clients have used Charles in the past with good success and I would not hesitate to recommend him in the future. Great at explaining the options and executing the plan. Very creative and hard working for the debtor client.


    Gregory Braun Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Glanzer & Associates, P.C.

101 West Grand Avenue
Suite 200
Chicago, IL, 60654

Glanzer & Associates, P.C.

3317-19 West 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL, 60805



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199211/12/2015
INInactive In Good Standing199710/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Complaint Free AwardBetter Business Bureau2013
Complaint Free AwardBetter Business Bureau2012
Complaint Free AwardBetter Business Bureau2011
Complaint Free AwardBetter Business Bureau2010
Complaint Free AwardBetter Business Bureau2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentGlanzer & Associates, P.C.2005 - Present
AssociateDaniel G. Lauer & Associates2001 - 2005
AssociateMacey & Chern1997 - 2001
AssociatePeter F. Geraci1996 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)Member2009 - Present
American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)Member2009 - Present
Better Business BureauMember2009 - Present
Admitted to practice: Central District of IllinoisAttorney1997 - Present
Admitted to practice: Western Division of WisconsinAttorney1997 - Present
Admitted to practice: Northern District of IndianaAttorney1997 - Present
Admitted to practice: Southern District of IndianaAttorney1997 - Present
Admitted to practice: Northern District of IllinoisAttorney1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Doe IIDischarge received. Case closed.
In re Doe IIISecond mortgage held to be entirely unsecured and stripped off. The second mortgage was paid along with other general unsecured creditors 5% of its allowed claim. Stripping off client's 2nd mortgage allowed her to keep her home and saved her over $60,000.
In re Doe IVSecond mortgage held to be entirely unsecured and stripped off. Client saved thousands of dollars in interest.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Syracuse UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fox 32 ChicagoBankruptcy Fraud2012
Chicago Sun-TimesBankruptcy Fraud2012
Bankruptcy OverviewChapter 13: Stripping Off 2nd Mortgages2009