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Richard George Fonfrias

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Rich Fonfrias is a respected Financial Rescue and Bankruptcy Lawyer based in Chicago, Illinois. He has practiced law for 13 years and has in-depth experience helping families and business owners overcome serious financial problems.

Rich represents clients in all types of financial emergencies, including creditor lawsuit defense – credit card defense – foreclosure defense – debt elimination, reduction and settlement – tax elimination, reduction and settlement – and loan and mortgage modifications, as well as chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcies.

In 1990, Rich graduated from State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy. In 1996, he graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, where he earned his Juris Doctor Degree and a position on the Dean's List.

Rich is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. He is admitted to practice before all Illinois State Courts including the Illinois Supreme Court. In addition, Rich is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Rich regularly attends Continuing Legal Education programs sponsored by the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 90%
    19 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Uncontested Divorce: 5%
    3 years, 10 cases
  3. Foreclosure: 5%
    19 years, 750 cases



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Payment types:

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    I have known Attorney Richard Fonfrias for many years. He is very knowledgeable, well respected and well liked in the legal community. As an Attorney he is a very strong advocate for his clients. He is an expert in his field of Bankruptcy from Chapter 7 to Chapter 13. Most importantly he is honest and a man of great integrity. I highly respect and endorse Attorney Fonfrias.


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Contact info

Fonfrias Law Group, LLC.

First National Plaza
70 West Madison suite 1400
Chicago, IL, 60602


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199605/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Complaint FreeBetter Business Bureau2014
Clent's ChoiceLead Counsel2014
5 Years Complaint FreeBetter Business Bureau2014
Complaint FreeBetter Business Bureau2013
Complaint FreeBetter Business Bureau2012
Complaint FreeBetter Business Bureau2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerFonfrias Law Group, LLC.2009 - Present
AssociateLaw Offices Of Ernesto D. Borges, Jr, PC2007 - 2009
AssociateLaw Offices of Robert J. Semrad2005 - 2007
Managing AttorneyLegal Remedies2003 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bankruptcy InstitiuteMember2013 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationBankruptcy Panel member2011 - Present
Federal ReserveMoney Smart Member2010 - Present
Chicago Lawyers NetworkMember2009 - Present
Chicagoland Chamber of CommerceMember2009 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re james BowenAward for injured worker
In Re Ludivina Pavey300th case confirmed
Ryan William ThiedeAll debts discharged
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Publication nameTitleDate
Rich's Common Sense GuideRich's Common sense Guide to Erasing Debt2014
Illinois Financial Rescue and Bankruptcy GuideIllinois Financial Rescue and Bankruptcy Guide2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
State University of New York, Stony BrookPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Real Estate Radio ShowDebt relief and real estate2013
Consumer Law CommitteeBankruptcy Seminar2009
Bill Moller ShowDebt Relief2009