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Zeshan Usman

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Madison, WI

5.0   341 reviews

also known as Z. Usman

Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 15 years
    Florida - FL 16 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Zeshan

Learn Zeshan’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    60%

    18 years, 1,300 cases

  2. Personal injury
    20%

    18 years, 100 cases

  3. Car accident
    5%

    18 years, 100 cases

  4. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    5%

    18 years, 400 cases

  5. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    5%

    18 years, 1,300 cases

  6. Foreclosure
    5%

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Zeshan Usman, the founder of Usman Law Firm, LLC, has helped thousands of people fight back against auto insurance companies, the IRS, and abusive debt collectors. His practice is limited to personal injury and debt relief.

He holds a B.A. in Finance from the University of Florida, a J.D., M.B.A. from the University of Miami and has been a licensed Real Estate Broker, Mortgage Broker and General Contractor.

Zeshan understands not only the U. S. Bankruptcy Code, but all the other laws that impact consumers – the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Truth in Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and more. He is effective because he is informed, knowledgeable, and current. Every year, Zeshan spends countless weeks in conference halls, listening to and learning from the greatest legal minds from around the country. He absorbs the best advice, identifies the strongest tactics and the most convincing arguments, and then adapts them to his clients’ needs.

Zeshan was raised in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and later moved to Wisconsin. He and his wife live just outside Madison with their two children.

Zeshan has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. In 2014 he became a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Membership requires winning a multi-million dollar verdict, award or settlement.  Visit for a free copy of his eBook, "The Truth About Bankruptcy."

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2020 + 10 ...

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Location

Usman Law Firm, LLC
515 Junction Road
Suite 2500
Madison, WI, 53717-2162
Usman Law Firm, LLC
6320 Monona Drive
Suite 302
Monona, WI, 53716-3973
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  341 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by David | April 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Usman Law Rocks
I am 63 years old and had to file bankruptcy! I got a hold of Z after I received wage garnishment papers in the mail saying I owed over $75,000 !! I was shocked scared, panicked and sick. I called his office talked with a receptionist at 6pm at night and I heard back from Z within 15 minutes! Within 5 minutes I knew he was the man to help me out! He made me feel very comfortable and steered me through every step of the process from the credit classes I need to complete to helping with the Trusties meeting. IT WAS ALL SO SIMPLE don’t hesitate filing folks, it will change your life for the better! Use the money you’re paying out now and spend it on your own family. Ask him about his Bee keeping, it’s awesome. I will use Z for any situation I run into going forward. I got the bankruptcy done from the comfort of my living room watching the discovery channel Ask Z for my phone number and I will personally talk with anyone about the service he has provided me. Thank You Z you ARE a life saver. Regards Dave A
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Posted by Pam | August 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and easy
Attorney Usman walked me through every step and was available for any questions I had. Put me at ease during a trying time.
Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Service
I have hired 7 different lawyers for different types of cases over the past 20 years. Attorney Usman, by far, surpasses all of them. He is professional, looks out for the best interest of his clients, is patient, knows what he is doing, and his communication is on point. In the past, I have waited days to weeks for a response to a question or for an update - Attorney Usman responds usually the same day and most of the time within the hour. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Anthony | June 26, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy
It took me a bit to put together the bankruptcy fee and Mr Usman was very patient. He helped me tremendously and made the bankruptcy process as easy as it can possibly be. Highly recommend.
Posted by Dayna | May 22, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney Usman
Attorney Usnsn was recommended by a friend and I can see why. He answered all my questions, explained the procedures to me and was very professional.
Posted by Ken | November 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Review
He responded to every email quickly. Sometimes within a few mins. He answered all the questions I had and sent me all the instructions I needed for my case. I just had to fill out the papers and mail them back. He did everything online, even the court hearing which was a lot of help. None of the other attorneys I spoke with were willing to help me online. They all wanted me to come to their offices which were nearly an hour away and I don't have a car. The fact that he was willing to do everything online was why I picked him, and everything worked out. We live in 2022, and can do almost everything online now, even go to the doctor online. More attorneys should consider offering online services if they want to keep business. That's the way the world is moving. Traveling an hour for a 10 min meeting is just a complete waste of time and money. He even gave me from free advice about starting my business which wasn't related to my case.
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Posted by David & Liane | July 11, 2022
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Very happy Clients
Attorney Z was very knowledgeable and extremely professional. He walked us through every step of our bankruptcy, very efficiently. Z was easy to talk to and really cared about us being happy with the outcome of our decision. We would highly recommend Attorney Zeshan Usman.
Posted by Cindy | June 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I hired Usman Law for my bankruptcy and couldn't have been more satisfied. He was very professional and he cared about my situation. He explained everything in detail in what was needed. He is a excellent and experienced attorney, who I highly recommend.
Posted by Stacey | May 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney!
Z helped my ex-husband and I through a bankruptcy situation back in 2015, and it was worth every single penny of his fees. I always recommend him when people talk about filing bankruptcy. He has also been kind enough to direct me (for free) to other resources in detail and provides advice on how to approach problems, even if he cannot provide the services himself. He cares about his clients and will "tell it to you straight". Always calls back!
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Posted by Tyler | April 25, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience.
Always had time for me and helped me make the best decisions. Solid and reliable.
Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great legal representation
Mr Usman was very informative and walked us through legal proceedings. Paperwork was always prompt, and phone calls quickly returned. Communication was great. I would highly recommend.
Posted by John | April 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best debt lawyer
You were very thorough and explained everything throughout the whole process. I really appreciated this because I did not know what to expect.
Posted by Jonny | December 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A lawyer I would hire again
I decided to give a review because I was happy with my experience with Z. I've never worked with a lawyer before so I didn't know exactly what to expect but the process was straightforward and easy to follow. Z is a down-to-earth person, took care of my needs and I felt more at ease going through bankruptcy.
Posted by Becky | November 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Bankruptcy really stinks, and I had no idea what I was doing. Mr Usman helped me to realize this is what I needed to do, and he knew I needed a fresh start, before I understood that I did. He handled everything and explained everything and made the process easy and understandable. I never worried!
Posted by Cassandra | October 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Great lawyer he made everything easy for me and made sure I understood everything. Always returned emails and phone calls right away. Made me very comfortable in a highly stressful situation! I would highly recommend!
Posted by Holley | October 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
Z was a phenomenal advocate for my bankruptcy. He was very helpful in waking me through the process after I had to close my business due to COVID19. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Mike | August 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The Lawyer You Wish You had Hired In the First Place!
Super impressed with Attorney Usman! Very accessible with prompt call backs. Excellent knowledge in his areas of practice! Reasonable fees. Very likable personality! Z is awesome! Give him a call!
Posted by Jon | June 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy
I hired Mr. Usman to assist me in filing for bankruptcy due to the untimely death of my wife in 2020. This was something I didn't plan to nor did I want to. Mr. Usman was very professional, knowledgeable and made this daunting task easy to understand and walked me through the process with utmost patience and answered any questions with clarity. I would highly recommend him for an attorney.
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Posted by Cathleen | May 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
Z was excellent with helping me. I was at my wits end when I found him. He was extremely polite, answered all my questions throughout the whole process and was very clear with his instructions on what I needed to do.
Posted by Ken | April 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not only a great lawyer, but a great person
My wife and i contacted Zeshan in January. I was being sued for a loan i had forgotten about. Our finances were in bad shape and we werent sticking to a budget at all. Irresponsible is the best way to describe it on top of mounting medical debt. Zeshan talked with us and we came to the result that bankruptcy was our best option. Zeshan took care of everything, to the point that i had forgotten we even filed. Everything was done so perfectly. His knowledge is top notch. He also let us phone him om his off hours due to me and my wifes schedule. Zeshan is friendly and a grade A proffessional and i couldnt recommend him more.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Usman Law Firm, LLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Legal Services of North Florida
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Usman Realty, LLC
  • 2005 - 2007

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2007
  • University of Miami
  • M.B.A.
  • 2007
  • University of Florida
  • B.A.
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Confidential
  • Bankruptcy Discharge Successfully Granted

Associations

  • Town of Cross Plains
  • Commissioner
  • 2024 - Present
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • 2010 - Present
  • Western District Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • WI Association of Justice
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • 2008 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • United States Tax Court
  • Bar Member
  • N/A
  • Solo Small Firm and General Practice Section (WI Bar)
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Madison Solo Rountable
  • President
  • 2009 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Urdu

Honors and Awards

  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Elite Service Award
  • ARAG
  • 2016
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Wisconsin Legal Innovator
  • Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • 2012 Outstanding Volunteer Attorney
  • Aids Network
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • eBook of the Year
  • Madison Solo Roundtable
  • 2010
  • Solo of the Year
  • Madison Solo Roundtable
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Considerations for Starting a Law Practice
  • What Stuff do I Really Need to be an Efficient and Successful Solo?
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (13)
Endorse Zeshan
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In my divorce mediation and collaborative law practice, I frequently have clients who are overwhelmed with debt issues. Attorney Usman skillfully guides them through their options so that they can make informed decisions. His free consultations are timely and immensely useful. Whether my clients file for bankruptcy or not, they always appreciated his candor and resourcefulness."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Usman combines compassionate, client-focused representation with efficient work and timely communication. In speaking with his clients, and other attorneys, they are always impressed with how quickly he addresses client needs and concerns, and I highly recommend his services."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Z really knows how to help clients resolve their debts in a variety of ways. He is also very helpful and friendly to other lawyers in the Madison community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Friend
"This guy is the bankruptcy guru. Not only that, but he is the customer relations guru as well. I have never known a lawyer who can so efficiently explain a complicated legal process to someone who is not a lawyer. When you are going through a bankruptcy, you need someone who responds to your questions, explains and prepares you for the process, and is a genuine friend through it all. I'm not quite sure why anyone would go through a bankruptcy without Z in their corner."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In addition to being an intelligent and hardworking attorney, Mr. Usman also places importance on developing the legal community through his organization of soloroundtable.com and his personal mentorship of other lawyers."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred several clients to Zeshan over the years without hesitation. He is a knowledgeable and personable attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. When achieving only the best result is necessary, hire attorney Zeshan Usman to represent you or your family for wrongful death or injury related law suits. You will not be disappointed."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zeshan is my go-to bankruptcy attorney in Wisconsin. He has always responded promptly to my referrals and treated them with respect. I trust Zeshan's work and ethics."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Zeshan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Other
"This is a very good bankruptcy attorney and is highly respected by peers in this community. I am happy to endorse this attorney!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Usman had a saying.. "Call him Z, and call him often." Nothing could be more fitting for an attorney who's primary goal is to be available when you need him. If you're in the Madison, WI area and need help with your bills, "Z" is the man you need to call. As a fellow attorney in the community, I highly recommend him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zeshan is a great lawyer with a comprehensive knowledge of what it takes to help his clients. I frequently refer matters to him because I am confident that he will do a great job."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Zeshan is professional and passionate about his work. I would recommend him if you need a bankruptcy attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Z is a sincere, thoughtful and hard working attorney. I highly recommend his high quality legal services."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Zeshan is a diligent attorney who truly understands personal injury law. More importantly, he sincerely cares about the people he represents."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have no reservations endorsing Zeshan. He is a bright, ethical, and personable lawyer. I have consulted with him many times on bankruptcy issues and value his advice and opinions."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zeshan Usman is an experienced, compassionate, and learned attorney. You can feel confident in his abilities and efficiency if you choose him to handle your legal matters. I endorse him wholeheartedly."
Debt settlement Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Zeshan is very knowledgeable and insightful - I have referred my clients to him in the past and won't hesitate to do so in the future."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Usman has the highest level of professional ethics. In addition, he has a thorough understanding of the law, and his clients' needs. He is compassionate and understanding about their financial situation and effectively resolves their debt issues so that they may move forward with their lives. Attorney Usman is respectful of other attorneys in the community and serves as a mentor to many in the profession."
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Madison Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Zeshan Usman
Zeshan Usman
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Madison, WI
Licensed for 16 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available