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John Frederick Stimson

Foreclosure Attorney at Skokie, IL

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1980
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Foreclosure
    Defend individuals facing foreclosure and prosecute foreclosures for lenders.

    39 years, 150 cases

  2. Litigation
    Commercial litigation serving businesses

    39 years

  3. Contracts and agreements
    Individual and Business Contracts, Real Estate contracts and agreements

    39 years

  4. Real estate
    Commercial and Residential real estate servicing businesses and individuals.

Foreclosure Defense and Debt Relief Attorney--


Dedicated to protecting individuals and businesses with assertive legal representation.  


Practice concentrated on mortgage foreclosure defense, debt relief and real estate.  Experienced civil litigator in financing, technology and other complex commercial matters.


The Law Offices of John F. Stimson, LTD
9933 Lawler Ave #312
Skokie, IL, 60077

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Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
very helpful insights
I corresponded with John during my Deed in Lieu application with my mortgage company. He explained to me about details on what to do and what will happen with the process. And he was frank enough to refer me to another lawyer in another field of expertise as my situation warrants, Thank you John.
Posted by John | May 11, 2015
John is an excellent attorney and a stellar colleague.
I've known Mr. Stimson for the last five years as a fellow board member and officer of the Association of Foreclosure Defense Attorneys. Mr. Stimson is a tenacious and tireless representative on behalf of his clients, whether in foreclosure or otherwise. He is knowledgeable, conscientious, and extremely well-versed in the area of foreclosure law in Illinois. Although we are, in a very real sense, competitors, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to a homeowner in need of excellent foreclosure defense counsel.
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Posted by Martha | February 9, 2015
Excellent services support and counselor
John Stimson is an amazing and trustworthy legal attorney and counselor. My home was almost lost due to foreclosure. Mr. Stimson together with a financial services provider worked to get me loan modification and saved my home. I will be forever grateful. He fully explained the process and motions and I never had to attend any court dates. Fabulous attorney services and would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Sara | February 8, 2015
Totally satisfied with the high quality services received!!
Mr. Stimson has provided his expertise in a variety of legal services for me since 2012. I'd found him to be professional, courteous, thorough, supportive, and experienced with every legal issue I had. He always ensured that my rights were protected, as well as understanding the rights of others involved in my cases. With his assistance, I was able to save my home, handle family challenges, and settle delicate situations in a fair and proper manner. Nothing sugar-coated or rose colored glasses here. I've always received the truth on the legal system, so I could make the right decisions and take the right actions in a timely manner. Definitely help me to keep my stress level down! I would recommend him to anyone who want their legal situations handled right, the first time!
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Posted by Rakesh | January 1, 2014
Excellent Lawyer, trustworthy, reliable.
Me and my family were worried about loosing our dream home in foreclosure, John kept his promise to keep us in home till our financials improve and can negotiate modification. He is still helping us negotiate.
Posted by Louis | September 27, 2013
Foreclosure Defense
Mr. Stimson has been assisting me and my wife in the defense of a foreclosure and has kept me in my home while working on a loan modification. I am very pleased with the work he has done for us. I will recommend him to anyone who is facing foreclosure.
Posted by Sally | May 21, 2012
10 Star Attorney
My home was undergoing foreclosure and John helped me keep my house. He also helped lower my 2nd mortgage payment by negotiating with Citifinancial AND he also helped me to get hired by advising me to call the hiring attorney to follow-up, which I did with John Stimson's advice. John is also very friendly and easy to talk to and he cares about his clients. I am a legal secretary and in my 20 years experience those are not common traits. John is an exception.
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Posted by Lori & Jose | December 3, 2011
Saved my home from foreclosure. What others could not do without driving me crazy.
Mr. Stimson did what government agency could not. He is a true professional. My husband and I tried all other options with the bank and the agency's. The bank kept giving them and me the run around. We tried repeatedly to send them the information I have boxes of copies that were sent to the agency and the bank I was so discouraged. John assured me he and his staff would do their best and we would not lose our home. He was true to his word. He could not reach us easily and yet he never walked away from our case. I cannot express how thankful we are. Lenora is kind, courteous a great negotiator. Our mortgage was at 8% its now 3.5. Thank you John so very much for saving us and our little cottage. You will be on speed dial for any legal help for me and my friends. May God bless you and your family and staff. Thanks again.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of John F. Stimson, LTD
  • 1980 - Present
  • Owner
  • Payroll Promotions
  • 2006 - 2011


  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BGS
  • 1975


  • North Suburban Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - Present
  • Association of Foreclosure Defense Attorneys
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - Present
  • Association of Foreclosure Defense Attorneys
  • Vice President
  • 2010 - Present
  • North Suburban Bar Association
  • President
  • 2018 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Federal Trial Bar Member
  • United States District Court
  • 1985
  • Arthur Neef Best Brief Award
  • Wayne State University
  • 1979

Speaking Engagements

  • College Class in Real Estate Finance
  • Foreclosures--"The Robo-Signing Fiasco"
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse John
Foreclosure Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow board member and officer of the Association of Foreclosure Defense Attorneys, I have known John for the last five years. He is extremely knowledgable, tenacious, and professional. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend John to any homeowner who needs a superb foreclosure defense attorney."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend this lawyer. As an Officer of the Association of Foreclosure Defense Attorneys, John is a leader in the foreclosure defense arena. He is devoted to his clients, and is a strong advocate in the courtroom."
Foreclosure Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John absolutely steamrolled the attorney's for the bank in a discovery dispute in one case i was working on while I was still a law clerk.."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I rely on John's analysis of complicated litigation issues. His research is thorough and broad. He doesn't give up if he thinks there is a strategy that will work for the client. John has appeared on court matters for me, and I trust that the client will have the same level of representation as if I appeared myself. He is creative and highly competent in his approach to the practice of law both as to his clients and his colleagues."
Foreclosure Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse the work of John Stimson, with whom I have worked on a foreclosure matter. He is very knowledgeable and experienced in litigation and real estate matters, and truly cares about his clients."
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Skokie Foreclosure Lawyer John Frederick Stimson
John Frederick Stimson
Foreclosure Attorney
Skokie, IL
Licensed for 43 years
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