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Ben L. Schneider

Probate Attorney at Skokie, IL

5.0   15 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 15 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2008
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Ben

Learn Ben’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Probate
    Probate must be conducted for all deceased people who have assets over $100,000 or who have real estate and either pass away without a will or with a will but no trust.

    15 years, 50 cases

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    I help individual and business debtors have a new start through bankruptcy. I am experienced in filing under Chapters 7, 11, and 13.

    15 years, 1,200 cases

  3. Estate planning
    Most estate plans involve drafting a will, trust and often a living will or healthcare power of attorney. I will spend the time necessary to ensure that your assets and your future are protected.

    15 years, 50 cases

  4. Trusts
    A trust is a vital part of a complete estate plan because it provides the bulk of the instructions about how your property will pass to the next generation.

    15 years, 50 cases

  5. Divorce and separation
    I help individuals to get through the hardest time in their lives.

    15 years, 75 cases


I have always gravitated towards opportunities that allow me to help others. I got into bankruptcy law because there was a large need for bankruptcy lawyers when I started practicing during the financial crisis of 2008. As I grew my practice and explored other areas of law, I found that bankruptcy was the one area I truly enjoyed. I always felt that I could leave my clients better off than when they came in. I still believe that today.  

I concentrate my practice solely in the area of Bankruptcy/Debt Relief. I believe that you deserve a financial fresh start and I work one-on-one with you to make sure that you get just that. I am one of the few attorneys that files Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases which gives me a greater understanding of the bankruptcy process as a whole. I help hundreds of people per year discover that there is a way out of debt.


Client's Choice 2012
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Top Contributor 2012
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The Law Offices of Schneider & Stone
8424 Skokie Blvd.
Suite 200
Skokie, IL, 60077
The Law Offices Of Schneider & Stone
27475 Ferry Rd.
Suite 130
Warrenville, IL, 60555
The Law Offices of Schneider & Stone
1320 Tower Rd.
Schaumburg, IL, 60173
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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2009
More than satisfied
Ben was amazing, I needed to file very quickly and Ben was there every step of the way. He made the process super easy for me and explained things every step of the way. His ability to communicate electronically also impressed me. There was no need to mail a bunch of paperwork or come into his office. He managed everything via electronic documents making the process much faster, accurate, and easy. Would recommend him to anyone in need of a GREAT attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2009
My faith in lawyers has been renewed!
Ben was the best lawyer I have ever dealt with. He is so likable, trustworthy, and extremely responsive. He made me feel like my case was important to him and he worked hard to make things right for me. Also, he's not a total money pit like many other lawyers out there. I would definitely use him again if I ever need another lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing support and on going help!
I hired Ben and his team to handle my bankruptcy and they did a fantastic job preparing all necessary documents but I was in court for 3 minutes with all debts discharged! I have gotten letters from people trying to collect since the bankruptcy and his assistant Eliana has solved all these issues with one email! So efficient, so kind, so devoted! If you need help with bankruptcy, hire Ben and Eliana and relax. They take care!
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Response from Ben Schneider August 21, 2019
Thank you for your kind words. Representing you has been a pleasure.
Posted by Umar | July 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate and a Lawyer that actually listens and answers your calls.
The first thing you want to establish with your lawyer is making sure there is a personality match. Clients needing legal representation are typically burried in stress. In my first call with Ben within minutes my stress level went down by quite a bit as Ben took that responsibility and quickly adapted to my personality and from there on it was my least of woories that there would be any communication or personality issues combined his communication and knowledge so eloquent that's beyond admirable and remarkingbly very strong in the industry.
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Response from Ben Schneider July 16, 2019
Umar thank you for the kind words. If I could rate my clients you would get 5 Stars too!
Posted by Robert | March 28, 2015
A Great Lawyer!
Ben did a great job on our case! He kept us informed every step of the way. He's a little pricey but well worth it. You get what you pay for with attorneys. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone needing debt relief!
Posted by Rosanna | June 25, 2013
Aggressive Smart, Refreshing
Aggressive, results oriented, trustworthy and smart. Mr. Schneider handled a very urgent and sensitive case regarding child custody. Myself being out- of -state was of course out of my league in his states laws and definately needed an aggressive, smart lawyer on my side whom understood what I expected and knew how to get there. He kept me well informed of what I needed to bring to the table as well. Easy to work with , made me feel comfortable all along the way and his staff was also quite smart and attentive. And quite courteously forwarded information to my Colorado team back home to smoothly continue the final order process. With his experience and knowledge my expectations were met and exceeded and my son was brought home where he belongs. Needless to say I will always keep Mr. Schneider in mind for any future dealings in the state of Illinois and more than recommend him and his team to anyone looking for results that make a difference At a very reasonable and fair price. Amazing and refreshing. Thank You Mr Schneider , Sincerely from Co, Rosanna
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Posted by kassaundra | June 14, 2013
Ben has represented me in my chapter 13 case, he is quite knowledgeable about the process, he helped me to save my property and continues to assist me when I need his help.
Posted by Chet Coppock | June 12, 2013
oustanding legal services
Simply put, I can never thank you and Motte enough for the tremendous work you both did in getting me through a very challenging personal dilemma. You were always available. You always kept my blood pressure in check. I truly look forward to a long lasting relationship with your firm as my representative. You guys are top of the line pros. I feel blessed to have you on my side of the field.
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Posted by Jeanene | May 18, 2011
Absolutely the best!
Ben took the fear out of filing for bankruptcy for me. I would highly recommend Ben to anyone I know in search of a great lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2010
Explanatory & Clear
Very positive experience with Ben. Walked in one day with the only option of Chapter 7 left but was not sure what it entailed. Ben had clearly explained everything to me, what to expect, how the process will be handled, and my future after. Ben was always available to discuss case and he prepared and finalized paperwork with no mistakes sooner than I had ever expected from an attorney. Highly recommended to all friends and family. No better attorney to work with. Communication skills are at best. Thanks Ben.
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Posted by kate | August 23, 2009
It's almost over...
I was impressed with how easy he made it all seem in the beginning. Things moved quickly & efficiently. I would have liked more information/communication from him as we got closer to the "meeting of the creditors"
Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2009
Chapter 13
Ben's abilities and professionalism produced a more than aceeptable results for us. If I we require legal advise or help in the future we call Ben.
Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2009
greatness pending
Appears to be a very good lawyer and a better man. Humble, professional, calming. Very responsive and accessible. Due to a pending resolution regarding my case, all of my other opinions are reserved.
Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2009
Jeanette Stanley
Attorney Ben Schneider helped me in my filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. He was knowledgable of the bankruptcy laws, patience and kept me informed. He showed me compassion, understanding and made himself accessable to my many questions. I am thankful for his high level of service.
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2009
Very Satisfied
Ben kept me informed through the whole process and was very understanding of my family situation. He also helped my daughter with another legal issue at the same time much to our satisfaction. I would definitely recommend him and will be using him again shortly for some additional legal work.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-375 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Schneider & Stone
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Weingarten & Adler
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Clerk
  • Cook County State Attorney's Office
  • 2004 - 2005


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Chapter 13
  • Chapter 13 Plan Confirmed
  • Chapter 7
  • Discharge granted
  • Chapter 13


  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • A Rated Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Skokie Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Le Tip
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Complaint Fee Award
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2012
  • Complaint Free Award
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2011
  • Better Business Bureau Complaint Free Award
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2010
  • National Champion in Persuasive Speaking
  • National Forensic Association
  • 2003
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  • Great Speeches
  • Drug Courts: A Prescription for Change
  • 2003
  • Great Speeches
  • Gene Patenting: Who Owns Us?
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Skokie Lawyer's Roundtable
  • Online Marketing Tips for Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Skokie Lawyer's Roundtable
  • Red flags that your client should consider bankruptcy
  • 2010
  • Skokie Chamber of Commerce Financial Roundtable
  • Advising Clients on How to Prepare for Bankruptcy
  • 2010
  • Le Tip Featured Speaker
  • The Chapter 13 Mortgage Strip
  • 2010
  • Tips for Saving Your Small Business Money
  • Red Flags for Calling a Lawyer/Chapter 11
  • 2009
  • LeTip
  • Real Estate in Bankruptcy
  • 2009
  • 3 Things Every Small Business Owner Should Know About the Law
  • Business Organization/Contracts
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (11)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Friend
"As a practicing bankruptcy attorney, if I have questions about the law, Ben is the first person I go to for help and advice. I would not have been able to start my own practice if not for his guidance. Ben is not only extremely knowledgeable about the the law, he also cares about and listens to his clients. Unlike some attorneys, Ben treats his clients like people with real needs, not numbers on a spreadsheet."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is one of the smartest, most honest and strategic lawyers I have ever met in my 20 plus years of legal practice. He has an immense depth of knowledge in bankruptcy law and I trust his judgment 100%. I highly recommend Ben Schneider for Bankruptcy and other commercial litigation matters."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ben for over a year as a fellow attorney in the Chicago community. We have worked as opposing counsel before, and have an ongoing referral relationship. Ben is a skilled and dedicated attorney with extensive knowledge of bankruptcy and family law. I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking for strong and effective representation at reasonable rates."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. The clients of mine who I referred to him are very pleased with his work and advise."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I practiced in bankruptcy law for eighteen years before moving to another area of law, so I'd like to think that I know a good bankruptcy lawyer when I see one - I do in Ben. The best compliment I can pay Ben, is that he treats his bankruptcy clients like I did - with respect, creativity, tenacity and intelligence. I have no hesitation referring clients to Ben, because I know they will get excellent representation."
Bankruptcy and debt
Bankruptcy and debt
Bankruptcy and debt
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Skokie Probate Lawyer Ben L. Schneider
Ben L. Schneider
Probate Attorney
Skokie, IL
Licensed for 15 years
Free Consultation
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