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Daniel J. Winter

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Wilmette, IL

5.0   62 reviews

also known as BankruptcyLawChicago

Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    40%
    Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 (wage-earner plans) for individuals and small businesses to help solve debt problems, and save homes and cars.

    32 years

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    25%
    Helping save your house or car, and reorganizing your household debts.

    32 years

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    25%
    Eliminating debts such as credit card and medical debt, and other debts, to help you get a fresh start.

    32 years

  4. Debt settlement
    5%
    Helping defend lawsuits and negotiating steep discounts on the amount you owe.

    32 years

  5. Foreclosure
    5%
    Defense of foreclosure-Homeowners rights

    32 years

WE GIVE YOU "PEACE OF MIND"-PERSONALIZED ATTENTION FOR YOUR UNIQUE SITUATION.

My firm will give you "Peace of Mind" to help you through your financial problems.  You'll feel comfortable speaking direclty with an attorney in a free personal consultation.  Call or email to set up a free in-person, virtual or phone consultation.  After we talk, you'll have a plan of attack to solve your financial problems and take control!

We provide full service legal counsel for individuals and businesses. We help give you debt relief.  Over 30 years of Bankruptcy experience in Chapters 7, and 13, and litigation. 

We have offices throughout the Chicagoland area to serve you.

Awards

Notable Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2021,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2013
Client's Choice
2021 2019 2018 + 4 ...

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Location

Law Offices Of Daniel J Winter
Daniel J Winter
7110 W 127th Street
Suite 150
Palos Heights, IL, 60463
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  62 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding work!
Dan Winter and his associate, Rebecca Engelmann, did an excellent job in helping me successfully through the Chapter 13 bankruptcy process. They explained everything clearly and carefully so that a novice like me was able to understand what I needed to do. They understood the impact this would have on my family's life--they made sure I arrived where I needed to go. I'll always be grateful to them, and I can't recommend them too highly!
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Response from Daniel Winter May 27, 2019
Glad we could be there with you to guide you along the right path!!
Posted by Greg | May 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
It would be hard to describe the feelings I had driving for my initial meeting with Dan Winter, prior to filing for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. By the time you get to that point, you're emotionally battered, at the bottom of a very dark pit, and the only reason you're going is that there is no other option. You're prepared for the worst and just ready to get on with it. With all of that as preamble, I can't say enough about Dan Winter's services. He was professionally thorough, personally reassuring, and he took great care to explain every step of the process and what I could expect. Because of the nature of my filing it was very complex, and at least to me, very confusing; and it was made even more so by one challenge and a randomly selected federal audit. Dan walked me through each scenario, coordinated all of the document gathering (in the end something on the order of more than 2000 pages) and submissions, and worked through it all with the trustee, opposing counsel, and the auditors, on my behalf for each situation. I know that's what your bankruptcy counsel is supposed to do...but I can't imagine anyone doing a better job of it or leading me through it as well or as thoroughly as Dan did. This could have been a very threatening and confusing process; directly because of Dan's work it never approached any of that for me. In the end, it's a huge relief to have this behind me, and that process really started the day I walked into his office, had it all explained to me, and with his guidance felt like it was finally coming under control. Thank you very much Dan; I can't offer a higher recommendation for your work.
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Response from Daniel Winter May 27, 2019
Glad I could help make a complex case simpler, ease your stress and get you through an extremely complex case, and allow you to move on!!
Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
I highly recommend Danial Winter! He is a great listener and problem solver. Communicated exactly what needed to be done---and the results were as promised.
Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend for loan forgiveness
Dan was professional, knowledgeable, and great to work with. Dan worked with us every step of the way. With Dan's assistance we were able to receive approval for forgiveness for a 6-figure loan.
Response from Daniel Winter April 14, 2024
Thank you!! Glad I could help!!
Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy
It was my pleasure to be one of his clients, he is very helpful and a good listener,gives you the time to express the problem, and explains very well all the possible ways to solve it and helps to choose the best by telling the pros and cons . never been late to answer any phone calls even in the weekends. never been bothered by calling him many time to ask or clear a point you need to understand . what he has done with me was more than wonderful , he lets you feel that you are his only client ,I highly recommend him for any one has a problem with his finance.
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Response from Daniel Winter March 10, 2022
Glad I could help!!
Posted by Rick | December 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't Have Been Better!
Dan and his team made a stressful and complicated process as easy and clear as could be expected. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is having to deal with bankruptcy.
Response from Daniel Winter December 12, 2021
Glad I could help you get back on your feet!
Posted by Peter | November 23, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Daniel knows his Consumer BK law!
I've worked with Daniel a lot when my family/divorce clients have a need for financial relief, bankruptcy. He's highly recommended!
Response from Daniel Winter November 24, 2021
Thank you Peter, and I definitely recommend that my clients talk with your firm for any divorce or other family law issues!!
Posted by Norine | October 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
I filed for ch 13 bankruptcy. It was essy to talk to Dan and Rebecca. Their willingness to listen to my concerns. give good advice and constant communication made the process trouble-free. Very professional law firm. Thank you
Response from Daniel Winter November 11, 2021
Our pleasure!!
Posted by Angie | August 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer
I can’t explain enough how great Dan and Rebecca are. So pleasant to work with. Gets back to you in a timely matter each and every time you need something. He’s also personable and makes you feel comfortable each and every step of the way. I would 100 percent recommend him and have.
Response from Daniel Winter August 5, 2021
Thank you!! Glad to help you Angie!!
Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional communication
The lawyer prepared and managed my bankruptcy case in a clear and efficient manner. He thoroughly evaluated each step, presented necessary forms to sign on time, and answered all my questions. Thank you for the knowledgeable assistance in resolving my issue.
Response from Daniel Winter July 30, 2021
Glad to get you the financial help you needed!
Posted by Kedzierski Phillips | July 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review
Daniel Winters is an excellent lawyer who keeps up with his clients and keeps them informed about every issue needed. I would recommend to anyone.
Response from Daniel Winter July 30, 2021
Thank you! That is what I strive for!!
Posted by Angie | May 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped with a stressful situation
Daniel Winters and his team worked with me through one of the most difficult and stressful situations of my life-- needing to file bankruptcy. He made sure I understood every step and answered all questions I had. I had the peace of mind of knowing that someone experienced, genuine, and professional was taking care of this situation for me. I would highly, highly recommend!!
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Response from Daniel Winter May 23, 2021
Thanks Angie! I'm glad I was able to help you through everything!!
Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent. I definitely recommend Dan Winters.
From start to finish everything was smooth. I was able to call Dan or email him and always received a response quickly. Mr. Winters explained everything to me and spent time getting to know me as a person. If you want a phenomenal Bankruptcy Attorney, you should call Mr. Winters. Best choice I made. A very kind, understanding and non judgemental man who really knows what he is doing. Thank you Dan! You are a perfect 5 STARS no doubt!
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Response from Daniel Winter May 6, 2021
Thank you!! Glad I made the process easy for you!!
Posted by Tracey | April 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Daniel J. Winter was the Best Decision Made
I called few Bankruptcy Attorney's who stated, my only option for filing was a Chapter 13 b/c I am a home owner. Since I can no longer work and only receive disability, this option really wasn't an option. My daughter who used Daniel suggested that I reach out to him. I called him, he was very professional, knowledgeable and detailed. Bankruptcy is a scary venture and twice as scary if you suffer from severe PTSD and Panic Disorder, sometimes leaving a difficulty in focusing. Daniel made the process effortless from start to finish, always displaying patience, and making sure I understood everything step by step. What really impressed me was his ability to hold my hand, (figuratively of course) via phone, text, email and Zoom and in a few short months I received my Bankruptcy Discharge. Daniel always made me feel that he had my best interest at heart!
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Response from Daniel Winter May 4, 2021
Thanks Tracey-- Glad I could help you at this stressful time!
Posted by Jeff | July 6, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consolation
What a great consultation! Dan not only gave us a number of options we did not know were available to us, but also clearly explained each one and why they applied to our situations. He also took significant time to make sure we fully understood all the material. Dan also made sure that we understood that we were important to him, that we were not just a business contact, but that he cared about us and our family. I highly recommend Dan as an attorney that will give you a complete financial perspective per your individual needs. A great experience.
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Response from Daniel Winter July 8, 2020
Thanks and glad I can help you Jeff!!
Posted by Mohammed | May 27, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Bankruptcy Court
Mr. Winter is very helpful and he is the right person to ask about Bankruptcy Court. He has a lot of knowledge on case proceedings based on his exceptional experience. I would love to work with him in the future! Even during this pandemic, he put in time and effort to assist me in my case. He is a driven person and wants to make sure you are happy with the end result of your case.
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Response from Daniel Winter May 30, 2020
Thanks so much!!
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest work from honest people
Dan Winter is not only a true professional with bankruptcy law, he is an all around great person. He’s very easy to communicate with, gives clear and concise guidance through the entire process, and he does it all with a humble understanding and attitude. I was very lucky to have found Dan to help me through this recent rough patch, and I would highly recommend him to anybody who needs assistance in the bankruptcy process. Rebecca Engelmann, Dan’s assistant, was also very helpful and was always really kind to myself and my family. They are a great team to work with!
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Response from Daniel Winter May 20, 2020
Thanks so much! We aim to help with kindness and respect!!
Posted by Carmen | November 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Daniel J Winter
Daniel helped me with my Bankruptcy and he was the best. Always there to help with questions, and helped me to get through it. I diffidently recommend him. Thanks Daniel!
Response from Daniel Winter November 27, 2019
I'm glad you are happy with my services!!
Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great - responded quickly
I consulted by phone and in person about my situation. He was very clear and explained well what my options were and next steps to take. He was also personable and really tried to get to know my unique situation so that he could make the best recommendations. I highly recommend Attorney Winter.
Response from Daniel Winter October 7, 2019
Happy I could help you!
Posted by Joseph | February 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great experience
Attorney Winter and his staff helped me with my recent bankruptcy. Every meeting and contact was very professional. All options were discussed and his advice and counsel were greatly appreciated. I would certainly refer his services to anyone needing a bankruptcy attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Feld & Korrub
  • 1993 - 1999
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Russell Hirsch
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Contract Attorney
  • Law Offices of Ira B. Kahn
  • 1991 - 1993

Education

  • Washington University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Re Doyle
  • client keeps life insurance proceeds

Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • ISBA
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Association for Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Highly Rated in Ability and Ethics
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Patriotic Employer
  • ESGR
  • 2013
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Bankruptcy Basics From The Experts
  • Client Interview Techniques
  • 2016
  • Napfa Study Group-Chicago
  • Bankruptcy- Myths v. Reality
  • 2014
  • Credit Abuse Resistance Education
  • Credit Education at Local High Schools
  • 2014
  • AVA Breast Cancer Webinar
  • American Bar Association Breast Cancer Webinar
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (47)
Endorse Daniel
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is very smart and ethical. I referred a client to him with highly positive results. Dan formulated a creative solution to arrive at a successful strategy for alleviating the client's debt crisis."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have sent many clients to him over the years for their Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy needs. He is practical as to their needs, and compassionate about the personal pain the process of bankruptcy can cause them. He is well respected by the courts, colleagues, and his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is well regarded and knowledgable."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I referred a client to Dan when my client's husband attempted to delay divorce proceedings by filing a bankruptcy matter. Dan quickly advised and was able to have the appropriate Orders entered in the bankruptcy court so that the divorce could proceed. I recommend him highly."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Dan Winter and know him to be a hardworking and tireless advocate for the rights of his clients."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan is a great guy which is most important. He also has the highest level of knowledge and experience regarding bankruptcy and is very trustworthy and kind. The single most important trait though is that he cares."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Dan Winter for most of my professional career. Dan has been my opposing counsel on numerous consumer bankruptcy matters that I handled in the Chicago area as a Creditors' Lawyer. Dan always came to court well prepared, and his knowledge of Bankruptcy Law far surpassed most of our colleagues. He is a tough but very practical advocate for his clients, often working out solutions to problems that both parties could live with. Dan's clients benefit tremendously from his zealous advocacy as well as his levelheadedness-- as bankruptcy is an area where parties need to come together to find common ground and mutual benefit in working toward practical solutions. Dan's honesty and integrity are unquestioned and he is highly regarded by all of his peers. Dan is an all around good guy. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He knows what he is talking about."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the great pleasure of knowing Attorney Winter for some years. This is an attorney who understands the laws and uses them for his clients benefits. I cannot give a higher recommendation. I endorse Attorney Winter."
Banking Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Always provides excellence client service."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen Dan in court many times, he is very good with his clients and give them excellent representation. He has known my Father for a long time. And is a respective attorney in our community. He attends NACBA each year and very active on Linkin. I enjoy his writings and comments."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Dan going on two decades. He is personable, knowledgeable, and committed to his practice and clients. I endorse him without reservation."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Personable and knowledgeable."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is a solid lawyer and tireless advocate for his Clients. I endorse him as a practitioner and colleague."
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