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Scott Alan Bentley

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Mchenry, IL

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1985
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Scott

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I graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Law with a J.D. in 1985. During my stay at SIU, I was involved in the formation of the Sigma Pi fraternity. In 1986, I was hired as a partner of the firm Taradash & Bentley, where I practiced as a lawyer in McHenry, IL. From 1986 to 1997, I was a member of the Board of Governors of the McHenry County Bar Association. In 1997, I left the firm and formed my own practice.

My practice focuses on bankruptcy, personal injury, workers’ compensation, real estate, criminal law, and traffic and DUI. I work with an outstanding staff who are knowledgeable in assisting our clients and responsive to their needs.


Law Office of Scott A. Bentley
5435 Bull Valley Rd Ste 318
Mchenry, IL, 60050-7436


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Posted by Ava J | November 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Scott walked us through the bankruptcy process and made everything clear and understandable.
Posted by Mike | June 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Bentley is a wonderful attorney.
Due to medical bills and other problems we found ourselves in serious and extremely stressful circumstances. We sought out McHenry County Credit Counselors and after working with them we went to Mr. Bentley. I'm glad we did as he was very patient, calm, and understanding. He thoroughly went over all our information and what our options were as well as his exact costs and process. Let me add that one of the things that drew me to him in my research was how wonderfully family friendly his office is, from a popcorn machine to candy, and in a quiet part of the office building. As we went through the process, filled out the papers, attended the meeting, he was with us every step of the way and explained everything in easy and clear language. I cannot recommend him highly enough. Oh, and his assistant Suzanne is just wonderful as well for handling all the questions and papers we passed through her.
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Posted by Pat | April 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Job well done!
Scott helped us with our bankruptcy. He made it fast, easy and painless!
Posted by Matt Sach | April 14, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Superb Professional, Highly Recommended !!
I highly regard Scott. He doesn't shy away from explaining anything related to your issue. I have met lot of legal professionals those who don't want to give details. He accommodated my appointment within a short span of hours. I cannot thank him much for the information that he shared with me for us to buy a house. Suzanne is very courteous and professional as well. I wish you all the best!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Scott's a great attorney!
Scott Bentley is a great attorney and assisted us step by step. We were very unfamiliar with the situation we were in, but Scott was very thorough from start to finish, and made sure we knew what was going on and that we were comfortable. Will always go back to Scott for future legal needs and refer anyone we know to him exclusively!
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Posted by Monty Michals | February 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Scott Bentley is a top tier performer with DECADES of legal experience. He will guide you through your troubles with dignity and respect. He took care of everything for us and continues to be a valued friend and a person we continually turn to for guidance and help. Scott is a family man with who understands what his clients need and can be trusted to guide you to a much better future. If your looking for this kind of help - look no further because with Mr. Bentley and his team - YOU ARE IN GOOD HANDS! I will continue to recommend Scott to my family and friends any chance I get!!!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Sole Practitioner
  • Law Office of Scott A. Bentley
  • 1997 - Present


  • Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Southern Illinois University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1982

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • McHenry County Bar Association: Bankruptcy Seminars
  • Bankruptcy Seminars
  • N/A

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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 24
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"Scott Bentley is the top Bankruptcy Lawyer in McHenry County. He literally has worked on 1000's of Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases. When I have a bankruptcy question and I want the right answer I call him. He is very highly recommended."

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Scott Alan Bentley
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Mchenry, IL
Licensed for 38 years
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