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Timothy M. Hughes

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Schaumburg, IL

5.0   7 reviews

About Timothy

Learn Timothy’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    40%
    Help consumers in filing chapter 7 and chapter 13 cases.

    30 years, 1,100 cases

  2. Tax
    40%
    Help taxpayers before IRS collections in resolving their outstanding tax debt.

    30 years, 100 cases

  3. Litigation
    20%
    Help homeowners with foreclosure defense and landlords' in protecting their rights.

    30 years, 60 cases

 

Tim is a partner at the firm that concentrates his practice in helping people in consumer bankruptcies and in helping individuals and business before the Internal Revenue Service collection.

 

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Licensed for 30 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1992
Updated 10/11/2022

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

Contact Timothy

Lavelle Law, Ltd.
1933 North Meacham Road
Suite 600
Schaumburg, IL, 60173

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding breadth of knowledge, service, efficiency and caring..
I was in a horrible position financially and Timothy saved me in more ways than one. I was about to make a huge financial error that he saved me from and then he was able to navigate me through a personal bankruptcy with precision, care, and a minimum of expense. I wouldn’t wish this turn of events on anyone, but after finding Timothy I felt as though I finally had an ally in my corner. I can not recommend him or his firm enough, they are first rate.
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Posted by Alex | April 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Really awesome lawyer, very professional fantastic service, work in a timely manner. Tim had answers to every question we asked and overall Tim was able to remove the lien on our RE property with no problem...
Posted by Manish | August 27, 2014
Great Attorney to have on your side
We have been working with Tim for years and are extremely satisfied with the service and knowledge brought to the table.
Posted by edward odea | August 26, 2014
grateful
tim was great to work with.he explained everything so i understood what was happening at all times. also got back to me with answers for follow up questions very quickly. process was smooth and stress free. would use again.
Posted by Sue | August 19, 2014
Excellent lawyer who solved an overwhelming tax situation
There are not enough superlatives to describe Tim Hughes, so let me give you the facts. He settled my $78,000 tax debt to the IRS for $1500. To break it down, my debt was settled for 2% of what was owed. Unbelievable but true. This was ten years' worth of taxes that just would not go away until I handed the matter over to him. Prior to hearing of Tim, I had contacted other attorneys, who said nothing could be done; fortunately, a friend had used Tim on a tax matter and advised me to contact him. Tim settled my tax situation in a matter of several months, and during that time, the IRS never contacted me, to my great relief. Further, I was not nickled and dimed for his services. Tim contacted me only to apprise me of the status of my case or to gather information the IRS requested. Hire Tim Hughes. He's the best attorney in the country.
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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2014
Tim Hughes Review
We have used Tim for several issues. He is very helpful and explains everything in layman's terms. We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone. He also makes you feel comfortable and depending on your issue explains all the options, including some we never thought of. We have also noticed when we were in court that Tim seems to be very respected by his peers.
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Posted by Mark | April 28, 2014
Mr. Hughes is one of the most diligent and hardest working Attorneys that will get you positive results. Mr. Hughes is God sent.
Mr. Tim Hughes and LaVelle Law Ltd. has represented our firm for over 18 years and we have encountered some very difficult matters from construction to IRS matters and Mr. Hughes worked diligently and Always got us very positive results. I also recommend him and his firm to other firms and friends.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Lavelle Law, Ltd.
  • 1993 - Present

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • DePaul University, College of Commerce
  • M.B.A.
  • N/A
  • DePaul University, College of Commerce
  • M.B.A.
  • N/A
  • Indiana University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • Anonymous
  • Settled the IRS claim for $5,000.00
  • Anonymous
  • Saved her home by filing a chapter 13 bankruptcy and stripping off a second mortgage of over $110,000.00
  • Anonymous
  • Filed a chapter 7 bankruptcy at the right time to discharge the entire IRS debt.

Associations

  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Service Appreciation
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • 2005

Publications

  • E-News Letter
  • Taxes News on the Tenth
  • 2014
  • E-News Letter
  • Taxes News on the Tenth
  • 2013
  • E-News Letter
  • Taxes News on the Tenth
  • 2012
  • Dupage County Bar Association
  • Winning the Race to the Recorder's Office
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Podcast
  • What to Do If You Can't Pay Your Taxes
  • 2014
  • Podcast
  • Homeowners' Property Taxes -- Lower Your Assessment
  • 2014
  • Podcast
  • Landlord Rights with problem Tenant
  • 2014
  • Podcast
  • Are Taxes Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?
  • 2014
  • Podcasr
  • HELOC -- Coming Due Soon?
  • 2014
  • Northwest Suburban Chapter 18 Seminar
  • Bankruptcy and IRS Offer in Compromise
  • 2014
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Federal Tax Collection
  • 2012
  • IAAI CLE
  • Money Service Business
  • 2009
  • IRS/Tax Practioner Symposium
  • IRS Campus Practice & Procedures
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (20)
Endorse Timothy
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim is an excellent attorney. He takes the time to explain complex matters to clients and younger attorneys. He's friendly, polite and caring. He's also savvy -- he gets great results for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"With decades of experience, Tim understands the complicated strategy of bankruptcy, tax controversy and compromise, and debt restructuring. I highly recommend Tim for any of the above issues, and his personable demeanor and professional conduct set him apart from the competition."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I enjoy working with Tim and appreciate his experience and perspective on a variety of matters. He has great rapport with clients and colleagues alike."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim does an excellent job of evaluating a client's debt issues and provides practical solutions."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have found Mr. Hughes to be one of the most honest and knowledgeable bankruptcy attorneys I've ever met. He genuinely cares about the client and makes excellent use of the law to protect and help each and every client."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hughes routinely volunteers his time within the AVVO community to assist the general public in understanding the legal system. He provides excellent and thorough advice and has demonstrated he is highly knowledgeable in the area of taxation and litigation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tim is an outstanding attorney and is extremely knowledgeable in several practice areas. I have no reservations endorsing him."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible. I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tim is an exceptionally resourceful attorney with the rare ability to break down complex legal issues into understandable concepts. I am consistently impressed by the ease with which he develops strong relationships with clients. He is very approachable and always willing to lend a helpful hand. I consider him a mentor and friend, and place his advice in the highest regard. I absolutely endorse Tim for anyone's bankruptcy or tax needs."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Tim for alomost twenty years. I got to know him when I represented creditors in bankruptcy court. I found him to be thorough, conscientious and knowledgeable about the law. And he was always professional in his dealings with other lawyers and the court."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Having been a colleague and co-worker of Tim’s for several years, I have had the opportunity to work with him on a number of matters. His legal knowledge and experience in the bankruptcy process is second-to-none. He is also very skilled in reaching solutions for clients in complex and difficult situations. I endorse him without reservation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim Hughes is a very knowledgeable bankruptcy attorney and his dedication to his profession and to his clients is unmatched."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"As a co-worker and fellow attorney of Tim's I am always impressed with Tim's knowledge of the ins and outs of bankruptcy. Tim is my go to attorney for questions I have regarding bankruptcy and I know when I ask him a question I am going to get an articulate, thorough, answer to my questions. I have also observed Tim at work with his clients and always come away impressed with his ability to work with any client with any situation. Tim's advice is always well thought out, expertly presented, and spot on. I cannot endorse Tim highly enough."
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Schaumburg Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Timothy M. Hughes
Timothy M. Hughes
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Schaumburg, IL
Licensed for 30 years
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