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Sumner Alexander Bourne

Sumner Alexander Bourne

Practice areas:

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

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About Me

(309) 673-5535 For over 20 years I have represented people and businesses through the difficult process of bankruptcy, under Chapter 7, 11 and 13, offering reasonable fees and payment plans.  I am always available to answer questions and explain the process.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 60%
    21 years, 6 thousand cases
  2. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 10%
    21 years, 3 thousand cases
  3. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 10%
    21 years, 3 thousand cases
  4. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 10%
    21 years, 30 cases
  5. Foreclosure: 10%
    21 years, 1 thousand cases



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Payment Types:

Cash, Check

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Contact Info

Rafool, Bourne & Shelby P.C.

411 Hamilton Blvd Ste 1600
Peoria, IL, 61602-1198


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199405/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatingMartindale Hubbell2015
BV RatingMartindale Hubbell2014
BV RatingMartindale Hubbell2013
BV RatingMartindale Hubbell2012
BV RatingMartindale Hubbell2011
Magna Cum LaudeBoston University School of Law1994

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerRafool, Bourne & Shelby P.C.1994 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Illinois State Bar Association, Bankruptcy SectionPast Chair2011 - Present
National Associated Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2005 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember1998 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In re Polaschek, 08-8101Verdict for Debtor
Posnanski v. Kosth, 09-8131Judgment for client
In re Godwin, 13-80551Discharge obtained

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Publication NameTitleDate
Illinois Consumer Bankruptcy Practice (IICLE)Bankruptcy Reaffirmation, Redemption and Abandonment2013
Illinois Business Bankruptcy Practice (IICLE)Chapter 11 Plan, Confirmation and Cramdown2008

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJ.D.1994

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
2015 CLE ProgramIntroduction to Bankruptcy2015