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Brian P. Deshur

Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   24 reviews

About Brian

Learn Brian’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Chapter 13 bankruptcy

    15 years, 1,200 cases

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy

    15 years, 800 cases

  3. Debt settlement

    15 years, 200 cases

Brian is dedicated to helping people persevere through life's unexpected hardships. His law practice focuses on helping individuals and businesses solve their debt problems through bankruptcy.


Brian graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law with a certificate in Tax Law (J.D., 2006).  He holds a degree in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1999).  After completing his undergraduate education, Brian began a successful four-year career on Wall Street, where he managed millions of dollars in discretionary capital for small businesses and individuals.  Brian is fluent in Spanish, having completed part of his secondary education in Cordoba, Argentina.  After law school, he worked at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, where he helped migrant farm workers litigate issues related to agricultural labor law.



Prior to starting his own law practice, Brian spent two years at one of Chicago’s largest consumer Bankruptcy firms.  Brian was solely responsible for the confirmation of all Chapter 13 Plans in Rockford and Lake County.  He litigated over a dozen adversary proceedings and fought for his clients in court against the unreasonable demands of their creditors.



Brian has filed over 1500 Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy petitions.  He has also represented clients in some of the largest Chapter 11 bankruptcies in the United States, including Circuit City, MF Global, and the Chicago Tribune.  He has appeared numerous times on Spanish language radio to offer advice to consumer debtors in Illinois and Southeastern Wisconsin.


Brian is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois, the United States Northern District of Illinois, and the United States Eastern District of Wisconsin.

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Licensed for 15 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2020
Updated 09/18/2022
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2007
Updated 10/11/2022

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

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Deshur Law Firm LLC
55 W. Monroe St.
Ste 3330
Chicago, IL, 60603


5.0 / 5.0
  24 customer reviews
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Posted by Dariel | November 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grateful and Appreciative
I am truly grateful and appreciative to you for the hard work that you put in and helping me with my bankruptcy. I was truly at wit's end when I was informed that a request had been submitted asking the Court to increase my monthly payments to $3, 000 a month. I truly "Thank you" for fighting for me and working to have this request dismissed. Thank you again.
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Posted by Timyka | November 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Understanding and efficient
We filed chapter 13 in 3014. We just got discharged!!!! Brian made this process for my husband and I effortless. He gave full disclosure on everything. He answered every email in record time. He was understanding to our needs and cared and was there for us every step of the way.
Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He got me started fast & is available to answer any questions that you may have. I love the fact you can talk to him personally & he returns phone calls, not like other Bankruptcy Companies.
Posted by Gary | December 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My original attorney could not fulfill my bankruptcy proceedings and referred me to Mr. Deshur the end of November. I went to see him the same day and he immediately accepted my case. I consulted with him with the information he required and he filed my case shortly thereafter. The whole proceedings was completed by the middle of December. His correspondence is timely and I never had to question his excellent service or ability to bring my case to it's conclusion. He was very helpful and attentive to my needs and never made me feel like I was just another case. He is very easy to talk to and gives you all the time you may need to explain your situation. I had a very good experience with Mr. Deshur and feel fortunate to have been referred to him at the last minute by my original attorney. Hire him with confidence.
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Posted by Veronica | December 22, 2017
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Marvellous service
Mr. Deshur has been nothing but great. He kept his word. Stated to call any time when he is needed. Any and every time I’ve had to speak with him, he was available. It did not matter of time or day. He responded to both texts and email. He handle my case with professionalism. Thank you Brian!
Posted by Zack | December 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Courteous and Responsive
When I walked into his office and saw all the files, I was worried he'd be like some of those bankruptcy mills I was warned about. Couldn't be farther from the truth! Brian gave me his home phone, cell phone and office phone numbers so I could always reach him. He kept me in the loop about every aspect of my case and he was so reassuring through the whole process. Thank you Brian!
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Posted by Harold | December 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you!!!!!
Mr. Deshur was excellent. He made sure I had everything I needed to file and how to obtain them. He took his time going thru my case making sure I understood the process and payment and how everything works. I was very satisfied when I left his office.
Posted by Rachel | August 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent communication
Brian was a pleasure to work with. He answered any question I had and promptly responded to my emails. He advised me on all possible outcomes of my case which really put my mind at ease. Up front and no beating around the bush, he made my experience the best it could be. Thank you again for your talents Brian!
Posted by Andrea | July 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Brian was very helpful during my bankruptcy filing. He was informative and always responded to my questions promptly. I would highly recommend him for your legal services.
Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great at what he does
Brian has been a great help and very informative with me filing bankruptcy. He has kept me updated on all changes and has never left me wondering. I would definitely recommend him.
Posted by Andrew | July 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Brian P. Deshur's Review
Brian Deshur is the truth when it comes to knowing what needs to be done when filing Bankruptcy. I went to file a chapter 13 alone and after reviewing my information he assured me that my wife and I needed to file together. This has tremendously helped our current situation to getting back in track after being without a job part of 2016. I found Brian to be very organized and responsive wether contacted by phone or email. He even had his assistant contact me back when he was on vacation to answer a question. We quickly referred others to him that we're in similar situations and assured them that Brian will get the job done. I have had different experiences with law attorneys for different reasons, but Brian has been the best with his knowledge and consulting thus far.
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Posted by Domönique | July 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Well experienced, trustworthy, and dedicated
I would have to say "the thought of filing for bankruptcy has always been a HUGE fear for me," but working with Brian has made this process pretty easy as can be! He's professional, well educated, has great patience and most importantly affordable. He's even customized a plan that would fit my budget. He's so personable that I truly felt important to his firm, like he dedicated his time making sure I was out of debt; and not just after my money. He has provided me with unlimited knowledge on budgeting and how going through the process can actually benefit me! I would recommend anyone who is in NEED of a fresh start! Thank you Brian.
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Posted by Jen | November 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved My Home
I came to Brian in dire straits. My property/living situation were being threatened by creditors. Brian took my phone call, assessed my situation, and proposed several solutions. Based on our telephone conversation, I made an appointment with Brian. Brian's office demeanor is pleasant, non judgemental, efficient, trustworthy, and fast. He explained each step to me and what would be upcoming steps. Brian delivered great results and he saved my home! Brian will pick up his phone to respond to my questions, day or night. After I met with Brian and we filed, I was able to finally sleep at night. Brian understands that time is of the essence and he is grace under pressure when advocating for his clients. I would strongly recommend his services to anyone facing a financial crisis or losing their home. He will come to your rescue!
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2015
Very professional and time sensitive
Law firm was very responsive to my questions and concerns about the process of my case and acted on my behalf with knowledgeable skills and processes. They even gave me a recommendation on a non case related issue. Very kind.
Posted by Joseph | December 3, 2014
Great representation
My Attorney really made me feel comfortable through this whole process and I'm appreciative for that. Thanks for all that was done and the things you are still working on for me .Thank you thank you thank you.
Posted by Annette | November 25, 2014
Great Representation
Brian is an excellent attorney. He understood our situation and offered the best service. He was very knowledgeble of the laws and was very efficient in helping us with our debt issues.
Posted by peter | November 25, 2014
Great attorney. Every time i called they either answered or immediately returned my phone call. I highly recommend deshur law fim.
Posted by Mildalia | November 21, 2014
Best attorney I've ever met!
Brian Deshur is the best attorney I've ever met. He is friendly and really works with you, and helps you in every way he can. He's helped me through my bankruptcy and to be honest, I didn't think I can do it, but Brian had confidence in me. Now I'm off to a fresh start in my life, and it's all because of him. Thanks Brian, your the best! :-)
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Posted by Mike | November 20, 2014
Fantastic Attorney
I cannot thank Brian enough for his knowledge, understanding, and professionalism. I'm grateful for his representation. I would highly recommend working with Brian.
Posted by raymond coleman | November 20, 2014
best bankruptcy lawyer in town
Mr deshur is very hands on unlike huge lawfirms when every time you call you speak with a different person I always spoke to mr deshur and he immediately solved my issues I would recommend him to anybody very satisfied
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Deshur Law Firm LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Robert J. Semrad & Associates
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Equity Trader
  • Schonfeld Securities
  • 1999 - 2002


  • Loyola University Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • In Re Galutan
  • Judgment for my client in an amount exceeding $600,000 because she was harrassed over a $74.00 phone bill


  • American Banruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English


  • Award for Excellence in Legal Writing
  • CALI
  • 2004


Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (2)
Endorse Brian
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian is extremely professional, conscientious, and responsive. He is always available to his clients and is willing to go the extra mile for them. He is very knowledgeable and up to date on all facets of bankruptcy practice. A strong advocate for debtors' rights."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I cover matters for him in bankruptcy court and he does an excellent job helping Debtors find financial relief under the bankruptcy code. I would recommend him to anyone in need of bankruptcy services."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian is very experienced and knowledgeable in the area of Bankruptcy. Unlike what you may experience with big bankruptcy firms, Brian will handle every matter personally and will respond to client's questions and concerns promptly. After working with Brian on many cases, I am absolutely confident that services he will provide will be of the highest quality."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Brian. He is a highly skilled bankruptcy attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is accessible, knowledgeable and experienced in all phases of bankruptcy law. I consult him on all my bankruptcy questions and I refer my clients who have bankruptcy issues to him."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Great lawyer for BK"
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I send Brian all my Chapter 13 bankruptcies. He's a professional and always knows the right course of action."
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Chicago Chapter 13 bankruptcy Lawyer Brian P. Deshur
Brian P. Deshur
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 15 years
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