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Edmund G Urban III

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Oak Forest, IL

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1982
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Edmund

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    Relief under Chapter 13 , 7 or 11 can assist debtors in stopping foreclosure, preventing garnishments, repossessions, repaying delinquent IRS and state tax obligations. We are one of the few suburban based law firms which handles Ch 11 cases throughout the State of Illinois and Indiana. Our firm has been helping debtors manage their debts for over 58 years. While most of our practice is representing debtors, we also have represented many creditors in Ch 11 cases.

    41 years

  2. Car accident
    Our firm has fought successfully over the past 58 years and recovered millions in settlements and trial verdicts for our clients that have been injured in automobile accidents. Cases include wrongful deaths, injuries caused by drunk drivers and injuries caused by defectively designed vehicles.

    41 years

  3. Personal injury
    Our firm has fought successfully over the past 58 years and recovered millions in settlements and trial verdicts for our clients. Recoveries have been made from negligent doctors, manufactures of products and machinery as well as owners of dangerous animals, dangerous buildings and property.

    41 years

For over 38 years I have assisted individuals and businesses in solving complicated problems. As one of the few Chicago suburban attorneys who handles Chapter 11 cases I have worked with many companies and individuals to obtain confirmed plans of reorganization.  Small business debtors may not take advantage of the new Chapter 11 provisions under subchapter V of Chapter 11 and get a confirmed Chapter 11 for those who meet the debt caps under this new provision in the Bankruptcy Code.


Additionally, we can provide fresh start to individuals or couples in Chapter 7 Bankruptcies.  I have also handled thousands of Chapter 13 cases allowing debtors to reorganize their financial affairs or business to save their homes cars and other propoerty which may be lost if they filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.  We have also helped family farmers reorganize and get debt relief under Chapter 12.


In addition to the financial and bankruptcy work I have represented many clients in complicated injury cases and have been successful in recovering millions in settlements and verdicts for seriously injured individuals.  These cases involve wrongful death, defective products, medical malpractice, drunk drivers as well as other negligence claims.

I am admitted to practice in the following Federal Jurisdictions:

United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, United States District Court for the: Northern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, Northern District of Indiana; United States District Northern District Court Trial Bar.

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Please call me to set up a free consultation to discuss your legal issues.  

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At Urban & Burt, Ltd. we have been fighting for our clients for nearly seven decades.

At the law firm of Urban & Burt, Ltd. we pride ourselves in giving our clients the best legal advice and results possible.
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Urban & Burt , Ltd.
5320 159th Street
Oak Forest, IL, 60452

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Posted by Samantha | February 4, 2019
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I hired Ed from as the result of a referral from my family law practice. At the end of a very emotionally messy and financially devastating divorce, I had no other option than to file for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. My family law firm was very confident in Ed's abilities. Now at the end of that financial journey, I couldn't be any happier that Ed represented me. Ed walked me through the process step by step and gave me clear cut and concise expectations. The bankruptcy process seemed so daunting to me until he broke it down into a language that I could understand. Before the hearing, Ed let me know what I could expect from the trustee. He kept me calm and collected given the circumstance. As the hearing proceeded, I realized that I had been fully prepared and had nothing to fear. My bankruptcy was fully discharged without and unreasonable delay. Ed is extremely helpful to my family law attorneys in relaying the tedious details of bankruptcy law as it pertains to property and equity. Without question, he as offered to jump in on conference call after conference call to help them better understand how bankruptcy can impact certain aspects of divorce proceedings. I'm extremely grateful to Ed for his willingness to help on a difficult case with lots of moving parts and a rotating door of people. Without his help, I don't think I would have gotten through this ugly financial part as well as I have. Divorce is difficult enough without adding bankruptcy to the equation. Ed helped me to navigate through financial quagmire confidant that the same mistakes will never be repeated.
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Posted by Caryn | February 24, 2011
Caryn's review because of accident settlement
Ed worked very hard to get the best possible results for paying ALL of the medical bills from the car accident when I was a passenger in the car that was not at fault. Not only did all of the bills get paid but he worked extremely hard to also get a settlement for my pain and suffering which I can then use to help with my college education expenses. He kept me informed on how things were going with the 2 car insurance companies. Since this was the first time I have ever had to be involved with an attorney, it was great that Ed made it so that I had so little to worry about because he took care of everything for me and used terms so that I understood what was going on all of the time. I didn't have to keep on them about how things were going but he would keep in touch with me. I really appreciated the friendliness and honesty when working with him, I always felt that I could trust his judgement because he always put my best interests first. Thank you!!!!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 29%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Admitted as member to practice and appear
  • the United States Supreme Court
  • 1995 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Illinois State's Attorney Appellate Prosecutor
  • 1985 - 1991
  • Managing Attorney
  • Urban & Burt, Ltd
  • 1982 - 2021
  • Admitted to practice before
  • United States District Court Trial Bar (Northern District of Illinois)
  • 1982 - 2021
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  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Oxford University Law School, Oxford, England
  • 1980
  • Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1979

Sample of Legal Cases

  • F.J. Sibr & Sons, Inc.
  • Confirmed Chapter 11 Plan - Plan Successfully Completed
  • In Re: JE Rose
  • Chapter 11 Confirmed Plan - Sucessfully Completed All Creditors Paid in Full
  • In Re: SLG Innovation, Inc.
  • Confirmed Chapter 11 Plan - Shareholder retains interest in Corporation


  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Advocates Society (Chicago)
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • South Suburban Hospital - Advocate Medical
  • Board Member - Finance Committee
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Demicratic National Committee
  • Member
  • 1990 - 1992
  • Young Democrats of America
  • Chairman National Rules Committee
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Young Democrats of Cook County Illinois
  • Chairman
  • 1988 - 1989
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Vice Chair Technology Committee
  • 1982 - 1984
  • South Suburban Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - 1990
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - 1990
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Urban & Burt, Ltd
  • Information for Personal Injury Clients
  • 2001
  • Urban & Burt, Ltd
  • Bankruptcy in the 1990's
  • 1991
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Speaking Engagements

  • International Exchange Conference for Polish Attorneys
  • Technology in the Law Office
  • 1995
  • Media in the Law Seminar Series
  • Lecturer 1983 -1984
  • 1983

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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 02
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"I endorse this lawyer. I refer all my clients seeking bankruptcy advise to Ed. He handles complicated chapter 11's to the simplest chapter 7. All the clients who have used his services are very satisfied. Whenever I have a bankruptcy questions that relates to divorce I call Ed and he always has an answer. Rhea Dorsam"
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Oak Forest Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Edmund G Urban III
Edmund G Urban III
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Oak Forest, IL
Licensed for 42 years
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