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Penelope Noami Bach

Litigation Attorney at Northbrook, IL

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Penny Bach

  • Licensed for 18 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2005
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Penelope

Learn Penelope’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Our office assist both debtors and creditors with bankrupcty litigation. This may mean that there was something allegedly wrong in a case or a person or business has grounds to say the money owed to them should not be part of a bankruptcy.

    18 years

  2. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    This chapter of the Bankruptcy which usually involves a business that needs to reorganization to keep its business alive and pay creditors over time. This can also assist corporations close and to help individuals with large amounts of debt.

    13 years

  3. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    Chapter 13 is a form of bankruptcy that has individuals making monthly payments for a period of 3 to 5 years. This chapter is frequently used to assist people who have fallen behind in mortgage, rent and car payments or have assets.

    18 years

  4. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    Chapter 7 is a form of bankruptcy in which a Debtor's assets are reviewed to see if they can be sold to provide payments to creditors. Commonly called the fresh start as chapter 7 does not have monthly payments to creditors.

    18 years

A 1992 graduate of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, Penelope earned his law degree from DePaul College of Law in Chicago, Illinois. 


Prior to joining Paul in Bach Law Offices, Penelope worked for Household Bank after five years of teaching Children with Severe Disabilities.


In May 2005, Penelope joined Paul in his general practice law firm. Located in Northbrook, Illinois, the Bach Law Offices represent clients throughout Northern Illinois on a variety of legal issues, with an emphasis on bankruptcy 

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Bach Law Offices
555 Skokie Blvd
Suite 250
Northbrook, IL, 60062


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Posted by Ken | October 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely spectacular
Penelope handled everything so well and laid out all of my options so I was never in the dark about anything. She made sure I understood everything that was going on and what could happen. She worked so hard to win my case and every time I saw her she had a smile on her face. I can't recommend her enough, she truly changed my life.
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Posted by Chuck | October 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Thank You Penny for your sound advice and shoulder to lean on... You could've gone the easy way and probably made it easier for your self.
Posted by Lora | August 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Do not hesitate for a moment
I was so nervous to take bankruptcy-it was a very hard choice for me to make. Penny walked me through every single step, explained the things I needed to know, what the process would be, etc. She put my mind at ease. She is professional, courteous, responds promptly and now, 6 months out, is still responding and helping me when questions arise. Don't hesitate-contact her and take the first step.
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Posted by Jean | July 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very erudite and thorough
Penelope was very informative and walked me through the whole process. Her advice and support leading up to and in Court was invaluable and made a painful chapter (no pun intended) in my life considerably less so.
Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Highly Highly Recommended!!!!
There is not room here to say all that could be said about Penelope. I do not exaggerate when I say that she saved my way of life. Firstly she is professional, and returns calls is on time and listens to what you have to say. She represented me in a bankruptcy that many lawyers would say could not be done. The bankruptcy was for my mothers house that had a reverse mortgage. She took the mortgage company to court before they ever had a chance to file a foreclosure, and stood up to them when they wanted a astronomical amount of money , and was for lack of a better term (Ride or Die) until the end. As I stated before they do not have enough room to review this attorney! You can't go wrong in hiring a attorney that will fight for you if you hire Penelope Bach.
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2014
Hire this attorney!
Penny Bach is not only incredibly intelligent...and knows the law inside out and backward...but she is extremely down to earth and approachable. Penny takes the time to explain various scenarios and their possible outcomes. I have been most impressed with Penny's professionalism, and would re-hire her and/or refer a family member or friend to her, in a heartbeat.
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Posted by norman | October 12, 2012
Perry Mason for the Bankrupt
She knows the law and knows how to explain it to her client. I was lost and sick to my stomach every time I looked at my situation ( collectors calling, nightmares, running out of money). I met with Penelope and she put me to ease ( not easy to do since I thought my life was meaningless). I felt much more secure about my future once she explained what I could do and how it should be done. I felt like I had my own PERRY MASON at my side ( no kidding, she is BRILLIANT and SHE CARES ABOUT HER CLIENT). Very nice person to talk to ( you will NOT feel stupid asking questions because she will explain the answer in a very understandable way). Nice to have a Lawyer that treats you with respect and goes to bat for you ( and will hit the ball out of the park for you). Perry Mason for the Bankrupt ? ABSOLUTELY
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Posted by Molly | October 10, 2012
Phenomenal Bankruptcy Attorney
Penelope Bach is the best Bankruptcy attorney and I would definitely recommend her to anyone in need of advisement with regard to Bankruptcy Law. My chapter 13 case went through smoothly and I was provided timely responses and answers to any and all of my questions. This process can be embarrasing and humiliating exposing your debt load. I never felt like a debtor but felt like I was given a second chance and treated with the utmost respect.
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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2009
Knowledgeable & Flexible
Very knowledgeable bankruptcby attorney. Also very responsive and very willing to work around client's schedule. Took my case at very last minute notice and was able to file on time even though it required working till the wee hours of the night before.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Bach Law Offices
  • 2005 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Sulaiman Law Group
  • 2013 - 2016


  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Drake University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Chapter 11 Cramdown
  • Case Confirmed
  • Real Estate Tax Sale
  • Dismissal Vacated and Confirmation hearing set


  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Northbrook Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Intro to Bankruptcy
  • 2013
  • People's Law School
  • Introduction to Bankruptcy
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (7)
Endorse Penelope
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Ms. Bach is an extremely knowledgeable attorney with extensive experience in bankruptcy law. She is a tireless advocate for her clients and her legal knowledge and communication skills separate her from the rest of her field."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have had the pleasure to work with Mrs. Bach on a number of complex matters and her defining traits are that she is patient, even handed and eerily knowledgeable of even the most obscure parts of federal statutes and case law. She is the embodiment of Dedication, Innovation, Compassion and Excellence. She is utterly devoted to both her family and her clients. For these reasons I hope to continue to work with Mrs. Bach and learn from her. I enthusiastically endorse this fine Consumer Rights Attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have sent many complex cases to Mrs. Bach. She is a very able lawyer who I feel that I can trust."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Penny Bach is a superb advocate for her clients. She works directly with the families and helps them through tough times with insight and experience. I recommend Penny to friends and family in need of the highest level of legal assistance."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Penny is an incredible attorney who is able to work under a tremendous amount of pressure and successfully represent her client's to their utmost needs. I always feel very comfortable using Penny for covering difficult cases becuase I know she will be successful in her representation. I also refer Penny and Her Husband, Paul Bach, complicated legal issues and Chapter 11 cases. They always help in making my client's life easier. They are terrific litigators and do a great job in the Courtroom."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Penny for more than ten years, even before she was a practicing attorney. For all that time her sole focus was bankruptcy, first as a paralegal, then as an attorney. She is knowledgeable, experienced and a pleasure to work with."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have always enjoyed reading Penny's submissions to the Court as I find that Penny has the "triple threat" ability to apply previous case law in novel ways, to find off-the-beaten path cases to support her position, and to craft from that a persuasive a written argument."
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Northbrook Litigation Lawyer Penelope Noami Bach
Penelope Noami Bach
Litigation Attorney
Northbrook, IL
Licensed for 18 years
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