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       I am a sole practitioner in Libertyville, Illinois, and the majority of my practice involves representing individual debtors in bankruptcy and foreclosure actions. It is my experience that very few people want to file bankruptcy. However, when someone finds that circumstances beyond his control forces him to take this step, he needs a bankruptcy lawyer, who possesses both the compassion and the expertise to help him through this crisis.


      I believe I can fill this requirement.


      I have been filing bankruptcies, since I opened my office twenty years ago, and before I went into the private practice I had extensive experience in financial related matters that allow me to understand many of the problems that arise in bankruptcy. I am a CPA as well as an attorney, and I did work for a major international CPA firm, back when they were still known as the BIG Eight. I also served as an IRS agent in Chicago, and for fifteen years held the position of Director of Taxes for a multinational financial services corporation. I have taught business law in college and published a number of articles in well known legal publications.


Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 20%
  2. Real Estate: 20%
  3. Family: 20%
  4. Tax: 20%
  5. Estate Planning: 20%



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Contact info

Patrick J. Hart

728 Florsheim Drive
Libertyville, IL, 60048


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197205/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Volunteer Lawyer ProgramLake County Bar Association1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPatrick J Hart, Attorney At Law1994 - Present
Director of TaxesTransamerica Commercial Finance Corporation1974 - 1994
Estate Tax AttorneyInternal Revenue Service1972 - 1974
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2009 - Present
Lake County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re Farrar-Johnson, 353 BR 224The court held in favor of the debtor ruling that the means test allowance for housing expenses was the correct number to use.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Illinois State Bar JournalSharing Business Failures With The IRS- Internal Revenue Code Section 12441976
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
DePaul UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Estate Planning SeminarEstate Tax Planning After Change of Estate Tax Law2000