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Kevin Lee Linder

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Social Security, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Family, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

About Me

Linder Law office was established in 1995. We practice in the areas of Family Law; Bankruptcy; Social Security Disability and Taxation/Estate Planning/Probate and general litigation. We employ two bankruptcy paralegals; a disability case manager and a legal assistant in the social security area and a family law paralegal as support staff. Our first consultation is free.


 


In 2014 we are opening an office in Wheaton, Illinois dedicated solely to Social Security disabiity cases. We have become a cutting edge Social Security firm employing retired and former Department of Disability Determination Adjudicators - this allows us to develop and present Social Security cases at a very high professional level - perhaps higher than other attorneys. We prepare a throrough analysis of every case and file a pre-trial memorandum prior to your hearing with an Administrative Law Judge so that your odds of winning yoru Sopcial Security case are much higher!


 


We will also be opening an Indianapolis Social Security Disability office in Ocotber of 2014 and looking to open a Social Security Disability office in St Louis at the end of the year or in 2015. Future plans include an Ohio Social Security Disability office in Columbus! 


 


I am very active in the community and attempt to be very proactive with my clients and their cases. Divorce; custody; visitation all are difficult issues from a personal standpoint. We employ several very experienced and caring paralegals who work in the family law area. Our bankruptcy paralegals are very experienced and I have taught several seminars on bankruptcy and other financial issues.


 


We are involved in the community -- currently I am on the Board of the Family Service Center (an organization which offers care and support for adoptive parents and children under DCFS care; the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County; the Board of Directors of Friends of Sangamon Auditorium. I am also active with the Foundation for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Musuem; the Springfield Park Foundation and the Animal Protective League.


The office and I have been a member of the Chamber of Commerce since 2001 and the American Business Club. The American Business Club of Springfield donates over $200,000 to local charities. Giving back to the community is very important to me as a professional and as a person. I was a Big Brother with Big Brother/Big Sisters of Sangamon County for 5 years and am still actively involved with my (now) seventeen year old "little brother."


My daughter is now eighteen and I am very active and involved in her life. We understand the pressures of family law and divorce. My background is in Financial Planning so we understand and offer a compassionate and competent service to people facing financial problems. Our staff is one of the most competent and knowledgeable about Social Security in the area. We have a nurse consultant on staff to review medical records and have been extremely successful in litigating on behalf of our clients.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Social Security: 30%
    16 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 30%
    16 years
  3. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 20%
    16 years
  4. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 10%
    16 years
  5. Family: 10%
    16 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Edgardo Rafael Baez

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Linder's answers to questions on this website are comprehensive and in depth. He obviously care about people's legal rights.

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    Edgardo Baez Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Charles Shinkle Watson

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have been on the opposite side of cases with Kevin, and have been impressed with his diligence and knowledge. He also has great staff who support his efforts. I have and continue to refer bankruptcy and social security disability clients to him.

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    Charles Watson Wrongful Termination Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

1300 South Eighth
Springfield, IL, 62703

Linder Law Office

1755 S. Naperville Road, Suite #100
Wheaton, IL, 60189

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199405/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 1%National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
10 Best Family Law AttorneysAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
BV Award to Watson & Linder LCMartindale-Hubbell2010
Best LawyerLegal Force2009
Bankruptcy Panel AttorneyLaw Info2009
CV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
National Director of VITA Law Student DivisionAmerican Bar Association, Law Student Division1992
Certified Financial Planner (CFP)International Board of Standards and Practices for Certified Financial Planners1992

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/ShareholderWatson & Linder LLC2009 - 2011
AttorneyLinder Law Office1995 - Present
CNA Insurance1993 - 1994
Aetna Life Insurance1992 - 1993

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Island Bay Yacht ClubMember2009 - Present
Springfield Ballet CompanyBoard of Directors2009 - 2010
Kidzeum: Children's Museum of Health and Science in SpringfieldBoard of Directors and Capitol Campaign Committee2009 - 2010
Boys & Girls Club of SpringfieldAdvisory Board Member2009 - 2010
Friends of Sangamon AuditoriumBoard of Directors2008 - 2014
Sangamo ClubMember2007 - Present
Illinois Lawyer Finder (attorney member)Member2007 - Present
National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR)Member2007 - Present
Habitat for Humanity - Springfield, IllinoisBoard of Directors2007 - 2011
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesMember2007 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2007 - Present
Bankruptcy Association of Southern Illinois (BASIL)Member2007 - Present
National Association of Disability Examiners (NADE)Member2007 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)Member2006 - Present
American Bar Association (ABA)Member2006 - Present
Springfield Area Arts CouncilPresident, Board of Directors2005 - 2005
Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2005 - Present
Family Service Center Springfield, IllinoisBoard of Directors, Treasurer 2008 to present2005 - 2011
Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)Member2005 - Present
Springfield Area Arts CouncilVice President Board of Directors2003 - 2004
Greater Springfield Chamber of CommerceMember2002 - Present
American Business Club Springfield, IL ChapterMember, Board of Governors 2009 to present2001 - Present
Springfield Area Arts CouncilBoard Member2001 - 2005
American Bar Association/Law Student DivisionNational Director of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program1991 - 1992

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Social Security Disability Case$70,000 in back Social Security benefits awarded
Social Security Disability Case$50,000 in back Social Security benefits awarded
Disability Appeals CouncilSuccesful remand to ALJ

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
SpringfieldMoms.orgDealing with Financial Pressures in 20102010
SpringfieldMoms.orgThe Facts About Domestic Violence and Orders of Protection2009
SpringfieldMoms.orgHow Do Courts Determine Custody and Visitation?2009
SpringfieldMoms.OrgDivorce 101:Part Two Beyond Child Support2009
SpringfieldMoms.orgDealing with Financial Stress (Foreclosures and Bankruptcy explained)2009
SpringfieldMoms.orgAsk the Attorney with Kevin Linder: Divorce 1012008
Berkshire Life AfieldContractors: A Case Study in Building a Target Market2000

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri School of Law -- ColumbiaLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
The American CollegeN/AChartered Life Underwriter1991
The American CollegeN/AChartered Financial Consultant1991
University of Illinois at Springfield (formerly SSU)ManagementBA1986
East Richland High SchoolN/AN/A1983
Thomas Jefferson School of LawBankruptcyLLMN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Probate Boot CampProbating Insolvent and Bankruptcy Estates2015
Bankruptcy in DivoreBankruptcy and Divorce2015
Social Security Disability: From Start to FinishSocial Security Disability2014
NBISocial Security Disability2013
Landlord Tenant Law: How to Prosper in the New MarketBankruptcy in Landlord Tenant Law2013
Divorce Litigation from Start to FinishDivorce2013
Social Security Disability BootcampSocial Security Disability2012
Landlord Tenant LawBankruptcy in Landlord Tenant Law2012
Advanced Family LawChild Support & Maintenance2012
Trusts 101Trusts used for Tax Reduction and Grantor Trusts2011
Sterling Education ServicesLandlord Tennant Law2011
NBINuts & Bolts of Bankruptcy Law2011
Foreclosure and Repossession in IllinoisForeclosure and Repossession2010
Family Law from A to ZChild Custody & Finance2010
Commercial & Residential EvictionsBankruptcy in the foreclosure process2010
Collection Law from Start to FinishCollection law & Bankruptcy2010
Sophisticated Probate StrategiesEstate Planning2009
Landlord Tenant Law/Bankruptcy and Ethical ConsiderationsLandlord Tenant Law/Bankruptcy2009
Handling the Bankruptcy EstateBankruptcy2009
Handling a Social Security Disability Case - Oakbrook, ILSocial Security Disability law2009
Handling a Social Security Disability Case - ChicagoSocial Security Disability Law2009
Foreclosure and Repossession in IllinoisForeclosure and Repossession2009
Springfield Area Landlords AssociationBankruptcy and Foreclosure issues for Landlords2008
Medicaid: From Qualifying Clients to Applying for BenefitsMedicaid2008
Landlord-Tenant Law in IllinoisLandlord Tenant Law/Bankruptcy and Ethical Considerations2008
Judgment EnforcementCollections and Judgments2008
Foreclosure and Repossession in Illinois CLEBankruptcy and Foreclosure Issues - Debtor's Perspective2008
Estate Administration Procedures:Why each step is importantEstate Administration2008
Charitable GivingCharitable Giving/Springfield Area Arts Council2004
Frasca Aviation Musuem Charitable Giving/Estate PlanningEstate Planning/Taxation1999
Estate and Business Planning/Prudential InsuranceEstate and Business Planning1999
Charitable Giving/Lincoln Financial AdvisorsCharitable Giving1999
Illinois Association of Park DistrictsDeferred Compensation for Executives1995
Estate and Business Planning/CNA InsuranceEstate and Business Planning1994
Estate Planning/Aetna InsuranceEstate Planning1993
American Bar Association Law Student Division meetingVolunteer Income Tax Assistance Program/Tax preparation1993
American Bar Association Law Student Division meetingVolunteer Income Tax Assistance Program/Tax preparation1992