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Brad Covey

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Batavia, IL

4.9   67 reviews

also known as Brad Covey, Bradley Stetler Covey

  • Licensed for 31 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Brad

Learn Brad’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    50%
    Batavia Illinois attorney Bradley S. Covey represents clients in Illinois cities including Aurora, St. Charles, North Aurora, Elgin, Naperville, Yorkville, Montgomery, Elburn, West Chicago, Wheaton, South Elgin, Glen Ellyn, Winfield, Joliet, Geneva, Maple Park, Oswego, Carpentersville, Dundee, Carol Stream, Villa Park, Warrenville, Kane County, DuPage County, Kendall County, Will County and throughout the Fox Valley.

    33 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    25%
    Batavia Illinois attorney Bradley S. Covey represents clients in Illinois cities including Aurora, St. Charles, North Aurora, Elgin, Naperville, Yorkville, Montgomery, Elburn, West Chicago, Wheaton, South Elgin, Glen Ellyn, Winfield, Joliet, Geneva, Maple Park, Oswego, Carpentersville, Dundee, Carol Stream, Villa Park, Warrenville, Kane County, DuPage County, Kendall County, Will County and throughout the Fox Valley.

    33 years, 2,500 cases

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    25%
    Batavia Illinois attorney Bradley S. Covey represents clients in Illinois cities including Aurora, St. Charles, North Aurora, Elgin, Naperville, Yorkville, Montgomery, Elburn, West Chicago, Wheaton, South Elgin, Glen Ellyn, Winfield, Joliet, Geneva, Maple Park, Oswego, Carpentersville, Dundee, Carol Stream, Villa Park, Warrenville, Kane County, DuPage County, Kendall County, Will County and throughout the Fox Valley.

    33 years, 7,000 cases

Mr. Covey concentrates his practice in all chapters of bankruptcy and bankruptcy-related law with special emphasis in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Mr. Covey has concentrated his practice in consumer and business bankruptcy matters for the past thirty years.

Southern Illinois University, B.S. 1984; Northern Illinois University College of Law, J.D. 1992. Military service: Army ROTC, Southern Illinois University, Distinguished Military Graduate with Regular Army commission, 1984; Lieutenant U.S. Army, Field Artillery, 1984-1987; Captain and Major, Illinois National Guard, Field Artillery, 1987-1994.

Speaker: Exemptions; Lien Avoidance; Reaffirmation; Redemption
IICLE seminar December 2004

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Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy offer different forms of relief to individuals struggling with overwhelming debt.
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Location

Covey Bankruptcy Law Firm, P.C.
223 S. Batavia Ave.
Suite 201
Batavia, IL, 60510
Covey Bankruptcy Law Firm, P.C.
1755 S. Naperville Rd.
Suite 132
Wheaton, IL, 60189
Covey Bankruptcy Law Firm, P.C.
24014 W. Renwick Rd.
Suite 105A
Plainfield, IL, 60544
Covey Bankruptcy Law Firm, P.C.
107 S 1ST ST
# 101
West Dundee, IL, 60118
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  67 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Credit Repaired
Thank you and your team for walking us through bk13 . We became debt free last year and you even recommended @H4xcreditsolutions to fix our credit report. Thank you for your kind service.
Posted by Bill | July 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Pleased
Brad and Susie are a great team and did a wonderful job on my situation. Very thorough and great communicators. I highly recommend this firm! I was very pleased with the outcome.
Posted by Brian | January 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A good guy who does care
Let’s be honest, Brad probably has a list of clients longer than we can imagine. However, I never felt my wife and I were a nuisance. Quite the opposite. Brad listened and answered questions we had, gave direction where appropriate and redirection when subjects were not in his scope. He and Susie always made time for us if needed. There isn’t a ton of interaction with bankruptcy attorneys but what we needed and hoped for we received. We are grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer
I did not have much contact with Brad after filing bankruptcy. I didn't need too. Everything was handled to perfection so I only had to send minimal emails. Thank you for everything, especially the 2nd chance on life and providing for my family.
Posted by Brittney | April 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome!
I was terrified to start this process but Brad (and Susie in the office) made it an easy process start to finish. Very clear cut and all my questions were answered (and I asked a Ton!) Would absolutely recommend working with Brad!
Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I am highly recommending this firm
There are so many attorneys out there offering bankruptcy services that I thought it would be a nightmare finding the right attorney. After doing some research, I spoke with Brad. He put me at ease in our first meeting and I knew I would hire him for my case. Brad and Susie (his Senior Legal Assistant) both are very knowledgeable in bankruptcy law. I can’t thank them enough for the outstanding support and dedication provided to me. It has been a pleasure working with you both. Thank you very much!!! I am highly recommending this firm!!!
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Posted by Julie | December 21, 2021
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Wonderful to work with!
Brad and Susie were both great and they made the whole process very easy. They were always available to answer any questions I had. I would definitely highly recommend them!
Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Bradley and Susie helped us get through our difficult and tough times. They made us feel that it's ok and not to be ashamed. Hats off to both of you!!!
Posted by Pam | January 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Backruptcy status
When I reached out to Brad I was desperate; loaded down in debt and felt I could not get myself above water at that point. Brad reviewed my info and said I was a fit for Chapter 13 bankruptcy and it would take 5 years to pay back. It actually took a little less and now that I've been discharged I feel like a new person, all thanks to his work & care in taking on my case. I have a new outlook on life! and my credit score is actually pretty good with just finishing a Chapter 13th; I feel like I can now move on, I learned a lot through the process and feel like a new person.
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Posted by Kristen | December 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great firm to work with!
Brad was great at explaining exactly what needed to be done and the process to take. Everyone was super helpful and kind. I would highly recommend anyone looking for an attorney to use Brad!
Posted by Ayana | November 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very happy
Filing for bankruptcy is not an easy decision to make. Wondering if your counsel is properly representing you is something you don't want to add to your bucket of troubles. I NEVER had that feeling during my process. Brad was everything I needed in a lawyer. He was professional , respectful of my time, non-condescending, and reasonably priced. Susie ensured that I always knew what was needed of me and where we were in the process. Her communication was prompt and precise. I interviewed several lawyers: fancy downtown Chicago office lawyers and local suburban lawyers. I knew Brad was a great choice and he and Susie proved me right.
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Posted by Pamela | August 10, 2020
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What An Amazing Attorney Signed PamJE
When I realized my only way out was to file bankruptcy to be set free of all the financial traumas I had been experiencing. I could not have met a BETTER ATTORNEY THAN BRAD COVEY. I was so emotional and he listened to everything I said. He was patient and kind and he took time with me. He never interrupted me while I was talking. Brad is an AMAZING MAN! He was personable, professional and really sympathetic and empathetic because of my situation. He guided me through this process and answered ALL my questions, and I had a lot of questions. He explained the process of these bankruptcy procedures, and because of my situation, the best bankruptcy for me was Chapter 13, so I was with Brad Covey three years, and everything went very well. I listened to everything he said and followed everything legally. Then I was less than 6 months left in my bankruptcy and Brad Covey suggested that I pay off my Chapter 13 and I was set free. Hiring Brad Covey was the BEST THING I EVER DID!! He also has the most Wonderful Legal Assistant Suzie, that answered questions and helped me through this process and led me to Brad when she did not have answers to my questions. Brad would call me back immediately, that is how he really cares. This is more than a job position, his heart is really in this work to see people set free. Things happen in life many times that are beyond our control, and we need to realize that Brad is a man that can help you be set free and begin a new life. I am now starting a New Life, because of all the excellent service from Brad and his Wonderful assistant Suzie. Brad and Suzie, you have been a God thing in my life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. May God Bless you both as you continue to help people be set free with all your expertise!!
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Posted by Larry | May 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and Thorouh
Brad and his assistant Susie did an excellent job with my case. The professionalism and thorough follow-up was evident in our on-going relationship. Their specific knowledge of similar cases and related process were evident and critical to the successful judgement I received.
Posted by Danielle | November 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
Brad and his staff made the entire process super easy and were very friendly and welcoming. Plus out of all the lawyers I had consulted with prior, they had the most reasonable fees
Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Brad and his assistant Susie are both very professional and attentive to their claimants. Susie was always very polite,understanding and caring when I called the office with questions. Brad always got back to me in a timely manner when I had any questions for him. He was very caring and understanding . He explained everything to me in a detailed manner of what was to be expected for the case that I was filing with him. He made sure that I understood everything throughout the entire process and keep me updated as needed as to what was going on and what I was to expect to happen. Brad is very knowledgeable and knows what he is doing. I would definitely go back to him for any future cases and I would recommend him to everybody. He really made me feel at ease and made this a simple and comfortable process for me.
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Posted by Virginia | July 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Brad was very helpful during a difficult time...I can’t thank him enough. I would highly recommend his firm.
Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Brad was respectful to my husband and I’s Need from day one. Brad and his team stayed in touch without throughout the process and was available any time questions came up. His paralegal Susie is just amazing as well. They made a stressful time less stressful. Thank You!
Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service and very well informed
My wife and I decided to file with Brad and it was a great decision. He and his staff were knowledgeable and answered all of our questions throughout the entire process.
Posted by sam | May 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chapter 7 experience
Brad was very organized, professional and honest. He made the process go extremely smooth and had answers for all my bankruptcy questions. Him and his assistant Susie were very quick in responding and were a joy to work with. Would definitely recommend him to anyone seeking help.
Posted by Rick | May 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Respect
The one thing about Brad as well Susie is that they treated me with RESPECT. Brad was very patient with me, answered all my questions and would meet with me as often as I needed. My case took a bit longer as it was a chapter 13 so it lasted a few years. Susie was always helpful when I needed an answer and they are both very casual as we were always on a first name basis even though numerous times I would say Mr. or Miss. They came highly recommended from a lady I know who had to file chapter 7 about 8 years ago.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Covey Bankruptcy Law Firm, P.C.
  • 1992 - Present
  • Member
  • Springer, Brown, Covey, Gaertner & Davis, LLC
  • 2005 - 2011

Education

  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • US Army Field Artillery School
  • Officer Advanced Course
  • 1989
  • US Army Field Artillery School
  • Officer Basic Course
  • 1985
  • Southern Illinois University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1984
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Paul, 355 B.R. 64 (Bankr. N.D. Ill. 2001)
  • Trustee's motion to sell Debtor's annuity denied
  • In re Burciaga, 944 F.3d 681 (7th Cir. 2019)
  • Because 85% of unpaid wages are exempt from creditors’ claims in Illinois, and vacation pay is a form of wages, the decision of the district court is REVERSED.

Associations

  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • Top Attorneys in the Western Suburbs
  • Western Suburban Living
  • 2016
  • Top Attorneys in the Western Suburbs
  • Western Suburban Living
  • 2013
  • Lawyer.com Verified
  • Lawyer.com
  • 2011
  • Lawyer.com Verified Attorney
  • Lawyer.com
  • 2010
  • Distinguished Military Graduate
  • Southern Illinois University
  • 1984
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Attorney endorsements

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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brad is a highly experienced bankruptcy attorney. His knowledge and professionalism is much appreciated by the Judges and other members of our legal community. His clients are lucky to have one of the best bankruptcy attorneys representing them."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Brad for at least 20 years. He is well-respected, knowledgeable, and does a great job representing his clients. He is always on top of any new developments in bankruptcy. He is an honest lawyer who will always do his best for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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