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Timothy Peter Brown

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Crystal Lake, IL

5.0   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2004
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Timothy

Learn Timothy’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt

    16 years, 100 cases

  2. Criminal defense

    20 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Litigation

    20 years, 100 cases

  4. Family

    17 years

  5. Personal injury

    17 years

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Law Office of Timothy Brown
1520 Carlemont Drive
Suite M
Crystal Lake, IL, 60014-1836
Law Office of Timothy Brown
63 Douglas Avenue Suite 201
Elgin, IL, 60120
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Not a review of Timothy Brown, a review of this website
I was trying to contact Tim Brown and the messenger popped up. I wrote a short explanation of my issue. The person on the other end started asking me questions that had nothing to do with trying to get Lawyer Brown like personal and financial info. So be aware, this is NOT where you want to get in touch with your lawyer. Make sure to filter your search down to the specific lawyer's actual website.
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Posted by Ruthie | July 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best bankruptcy attorney!!
I chose Tim because of his stellar reviews! I was not disappointed. Tim is one of the most honest attorneys I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He guided me thru a difficult time in my life with integrity and honesty. He is the man to hire!
Posted by Sandi | February 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawer
Timothy Brown did a great job for us. I was very nervous and scared to go through with Bankruptcy. First time I went to his office he was so friendly and helpful. He put my mind at ease. Always was there and NEVER made me feel anything I asked or said was wrong. He made the process very easy. Gave me all the options and explained everything so I could understand. I would HIGHLY recommend him he was there from beginning to end and always treated us friendly and made us not afraid of what we were doing.
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Posted by Rob | January 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Services
Tim Brown ESQ treated me and my case with the utmost of professionalism and one on one care. Most larger firms would not have the individual focus on you that Tim Brown can offer. My case was not all that complicated but when a problem arose he was able to catch it before things could have gotten worse. Tim was able to explain all the boring details with easy to understand language. I would recommend Tim Brown esq to anyone.
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Posted by Christina | December 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Timothy Brown is an amazing lawyer! He has gone above and beyond to help me out in my time of need. He walked me through every step and answered every question that I had. I was embarrassed and nervous our first meeting, but he made me feel comfortable and let me know there is nothing to be embarrassed about. It took just about three months to file and get my bankruptcy discharged. HIGHLY recommend Timothy Brown!
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Posted by Kirk | October 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What a class act.
Mr. Brown was great at debunking the mysteries of bankruptcy law and soothing out the emotional anguish. He handled everything in a quick and easy manner for a very reasonable fee. I'm so glad I chose his office to represent me.
Posted by Susan and Michael | December 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great attorney everyone should consider!
Tim Brown is a very personable, knowledgeable, caring and helpful attorney. We had a very rough year medically and financially. I tried contacting several attorneys regarding our situation. Many did not return my calls or treated us as if we should know better about handling our finances. Tim was very caring and understanding about the fact that things happen in life to good people. Especially medical things. He doesn't judge you about the situation your in. He took the time to takes step by step through the bankruptcy process, so we understood everything that was going to happen. He really put us at ease in a very stressful time. Even with the bankruptcy final, he continues to answer questions that arise about various matters. He is always just a phone call or email away. Tim will work with you for the best possible outcome for your situation. Thank you Tim for all your help!
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Posted by Kelli | November 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Always a pleasure
Very helpful, reasonable priced, and would definitely recommend to others
Posted by James Kieras | January 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Biggest relief...
Nobody wants to admit to themselves and others that they are in financial trouble. Time passes and the bills keep mounting and then the stresses of the wreckage are right in your face. Family issues due to creditors calling nonstop and coming to terms of all the bills that have pilled up. Feeling completely alone and nowhere to turn, we finally made the decision to deal with this problem head on. I called law offices from T.V. ads and spoke with lawyers claiming they would help with the process and get us out from under the rock. I never felt comfortable with making the decision to file bankruptcy and didn't feel comfortable with any of the lawyers claiming they were here to help. I came across Timothy Brown while browsing the internet for local bankruptcy lawyers. I called his office and also sent an email requesting for information regarding our situation and what options we had. From the moment I sat down with Timothy in his office, I new that he was the lawyer that I wanted representing my wife and I. He was completely honest and genuine on how he handled our situation and how he made us feel better about the decision to file and get our lives back on track. He always let us know that we had other options and what was available to help us get out of the debt that had consumed our family. He never treated us different and always took time out to meet at hours that we compatible to my work hours. He was very professional and kind in a way that made the process a lot easier on us. I've heard horror stories about not being treated with respect and how other lawyers just rushed the process to make there money and move on to the next case. Not so with Mr. Brown he actually took the time to sit with my wife and I and explain the process that we were going through and broke it down in simple terms instead of making us feel that we were stupid and didn't need to know what was happening. He's still been very involved even after our bankruptcy has been discharged and has set time aside to sit with us and show us how to get back on track after the bankruptcy is over. He took the time to send us a holiday card with Starbucks gift cards to enjoy a cup of coffee. Those little things have made an impression on my family that goes beyond the relationship of just a client lawyer relationship. I would recommend that if anyone needed advice or was looking for a lawyer to carry out the bankruptcy proceedings, that they would use Timothy Brown and not think twice. He is a lawyer that is actually making a difference and cares about what his clients are going through. Thank you, Jimmy Kieras
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Posted by Jeff | January 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Finally, A lawyer that cares about his clients
We hired Timothy Brown to help us when we received a court order that we were being sued for old credit card debt. He took the time to consult with us in his office and used terms that we could understand to explain our options. Timothy quoted our case and not only did he do the case for the amount quoted, but he offered us payment options to help lift the burden. Timothy was very professional and was genuinely concerned with the outcome of our case. He appeared in court every time it was required so we didn't have to miss work and he kept us informed every step of the way. He was available when I had questions for him, and always returned phone calls. I would highly recommend Timothy to anyone that needs debt or bankruptcy consultation.
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Posted by Stephanie | January 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super quick and efficient!!!
Prior to retaining Mr. Brown, I had retained another lawyer, who was going to do my bankruptcy and another case, all in one. That was in April of 2011. That other case, is still not done...and it is now 2016. Within weeks of meeting with Mr. Brown, we were in court, and my bankruptcy had been filed. Mr. Brown explained 100% of everything, I needed to do on my end, in a manner that I could understand. And when my bankruptcy had been discharged, he also told me how to start rebuilding my credit from the ground up again. He lifted a huge burden off my shoulders, and I will forever be indebted to him. He is the man you want sitting with you in court.
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2015
Highly recommended
Tim Brown is the first name that comes to mind when recommending an attorney. I was falsely accused of a crime. My boss set me up, It sounds very unlikely, I know, but it happened. I was arrested for a crime I did not commit. I lost my job and my reputation, and I lived in fear. I went thru 3 lawyers before Tim. They were arrogant and treated me like a criminal. I know they really didn't care about me, only the retainer fee. When I told Tim I was innocent, he looked me right in the eye and said "all my clients are innocent." And that was the first time I saw the Tim Brown grin. He treated me like I was. It took a private detective and a few conferences with the state's attorney and eventually, all the charges were dropped. He has handled a few other issues for me and I would definitely recommend him. He is a great listener, very professional and detail oriented, and he always gets back to you as quickly as he can. He is not arrogant or greedy. I felt like he really cared about my situation. He was definitely there to help me. I not only liked him as an attorney, I thought he was a quality human being.
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Posted by Dan | July 24, 2015
Excellent and knowledgeable Attorney
Mr. Brown was a consummate professional who guided me through the entire process with ease. He gave me a more than fair rate and continues to be available even after the discharge for advice on rebuilding credit. Many thanks to him for all he has done. Great Job!
Posted by John | March 4, 2015
Best Lawyer
Best lawyer we could find took care of us very professional explain the whole procedure took us step by step my last one didn't even show up to the 341 and took my money.
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AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Timothy Brown
  • 2007 - Present
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Whiteside County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Rock Isand County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Prosecuting Attorney (Rule 711 Attorney), Felony Trial Division
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2003
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  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Illinois State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People vs. M. M.
  • Won contested hearing. Case dismissed
  • People vs. R. L.
  • Won contested hearing. Case dismissed.
  • People vs. H.R.
  • Case dismissed. No liability
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  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Committee Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Prairie State Legal Services
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Federal Trial Bar
  • Trial Lawyer
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Recognized as Top 10 Mock Trial Litigator
  • Thomas. M. Cooley Law School
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Small Business Workshop, Streamwood, Illinois
  • "How to Buy-Out Your Business Partner"
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (94)
Given (152)
Endorse Timothy
Unknown Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats his clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism. He is an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend him for future services."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This lawyers credentials speak for itself. What are you waiting for? Hire him!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Timothy without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and has the refined skills of a superb litigator. Additionally, he has a character that is beyond reproach."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Timothy. He is well respected among fellow lawyers."
Business Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Timothy Brown is a top notch attorney and is well respected in the legal community."
Business Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Brown's advice is spot on. He takes the time to answer questions in a common sense manner and plainly addresses legal issues."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. This attorney really knows his stuff and if you are in need of legal representation, do NOT think twice about calling Mr. Brown. You'll be glad in the end that you did!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Atty. Brown. He is highly knowledgeable and understanding."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An amazing litigator whose knowledges surpasses most attorneys!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a credit to the profession."
Family Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Mr. Brown in the field of family law."
Family Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a great asset to the AVVO community."
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