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Lynda Wesley is a bankruptcy lawyer with 33 years of experience.  She opened her Palatine office in 1990.  She has a proven record of providing high quality bankruptcies at reasonable cost.  She offers free consultations at her office or via telephone.  Lynda is dedicated to giving individual attention to each and every case.  At her office you will always be working directly with Lynda.  One unique aspect of her practice is that she will happily travel to her client's home or other site if he/she is elderly, disabled or ill.  Starbucks anyone?


Call Lynda with any question you might have, no matter how small... anytime.  Evenings and weeksends are just fine.  She truly will be happy to speak with you.  (847) 358-4778.  Call her cellphone (847) 840-4155. Write to her with your questions at  See Lynda's website for an overview of Chapter 7, Chapter 13 and frequently asked questions.


Lynda has been married to Glenn for 34 years and has 2 daughters, Patti and Amanda.  She is the proud grandmother of Brynn  and Jack -  the best grandchildren in the world.  She loves to read and her passions are travel and the Chicago Bears.



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Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7: 50%
    33 years
  2. Chapter 13: 20%
    33 years
  3. Bankruptcy: 20%
    33 years
  4. Real Estate: 10%
    33 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (90 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Brent R. Hardy

    I endorse Lynda without reservation. She has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and has the skills of a superb litigator.


    Brent Hardy Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Judd S Nemiro

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    Judd Nemiro Divorce and separation Attorney
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Contact info

Law Office of Lynda Wesley. Call me with your bankruptcy questions. I would be happy to talk to you. Send an email and I will write back ASAP. For more bankruptcy information visit

800 E Northwest Hwy Ste 700
Palatine, IL, 60074-6513


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198205/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Contributor AwardAVVO2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Highest in Ethical Standards and Professional ConductTop Lawyers in Illinois - Legal Network2015
Top Contributor AwardAVVO2014
Highest in Ethical Standards & Professional ExcellenceTop Lawyers in Illinois - Legal Network2014
Client's Choce AwardAVVO2014
Volunteer RecognitionPalatine Library2012
HonorsNortheastern Illinois University1978
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
head attorneyLaw office of Lynda Wesley, Palatine1990 - Present
head attorneyLaw Office of Lynda Wesley, Mount Prospect1986 - 1989
associate attorneyLaw Office of Harry Bush1983 - 1985
lawclerkVictor Ciardelli & Associates1980 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationAttorney member of Debtor/Creditor Committee2014 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysAttorney Member2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
State Bar of IllinoisMember1982 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bankruptcy AuditI handled Debtor's bankruptcy audit, and was able to successfully defend fraud charges against the Debtor.
Avoided Adversarial Claim for FraudI negotiated a settlement and payment plan to avoid an adversarial complaint when Debtor racked up a credit card just before filing bankruptcy.
Stopped Bank GarnishmentDebtor's funds were returned to her checking account.
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Publication nameTitleDate
AVVO Legal GuidesChapter 7 Process - A Quick Overview2014
Wesleylegal BlogTaking the Anxiety Out of Attending the Trustee's Meeting2014
Wesleylegal BlogRebuilding Credit after Bankruptcy2014
Wesleylegal BlogYour House and Bankruptcy2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationsDebtor/Creditor IssuesCLE2015
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationDebtor/Creditor IssuesCLE2014
Roosevelt UniversityBankruptcy Basics Under the New ActCLE2013
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Northeastern Illinois UniversityPolitical Science and BusinessBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
University of IllinoisN/A1973-1974N/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NWSBA comitteeChapter 7 update2015
Home of the SparrowPractical Legal Advice for Homeless2007