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About Me

Going to see your attorney should not be an embarrassing or painful process. The interaction should be pleasant, friendly and professional; that is what we strive for at Brian A. Hart Law Offices.


"I admit that you may not look forward to a meeting with your attorney if you are experiencing financial troubles and need bankruptcy advice, but we will try to alleviate your immediate concerns and make the visit as pleasurable as possible. This, along with our unique experience is what sets us apart from other law firms."


Brian Hart Law Offices focuses on one area of the law: bankruptcy. We do not split our time and energy trying to be the attorney equivalent of a jack of all trades. Bankruptcy is a specific and complicated area of law. You need an experienced attorney, not just any attorney that feels like doing a bankruptcy this week.


"During my bankruptcy practice since 1992 I have seen many firms and attorneys, both local and out of town, come and go out of practicing bankruptcy law in Winnebago County.  As a lifelong resident of Rockford, I am here to stay. I have dedicated the last two decades to the study and practice of bankruptcy law in Rockford and the surrounding counties and have had my own practice since 2004." Brian Hart



Practice Areas


  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 34%
  2. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 33%
    22 years
  3. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 33%
    22 years

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • John Joseph Carrozza

    I worked for Brian for many years during which time he shared with me his extensive knowledge of Bankruptcy. I strongly endorse him.


    John Carrozza Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Brian A Hart Law Offices PC

1410 N Main St
Rockford, IL


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199208/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Excellence in Public Interest ServiceUnited States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois2015
Pro Bono and Public Service AwardUnited States Seventh Circuit2012
John C. McAndrews Pro Bono Service AwardIllinois State Bar Association2011
Volunteer of the YeaPrairie State Legal Services2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct Professor - Para legal programRockford Career College2015 - Present
Managing PartnerBalsley, Dalbery, and Hart2003 - 2006
Staff AttorneyLydia S. Meyer, Trustee2000 - 2003
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Federal Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Winnebago County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Illinois University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Northern Illinois UniversityPsychologyN/A1989
Northwestern Military and Naval AcademyN/AN/A1985
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Winnebago County Bar Association, Family Law SectionBankruptcy and Family Law Interaction2015
Winnebago County Bar Association, Bankruptcy SectionChapter 13 update and hot topics2014
Winnebago County Bankruptcy SectionLien Stripping2013
Prairie State inhouse retreatPreparing and filing a Bandruptcy2010