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Christine A Thurston

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   21 reviews

also known as Christine Thurston

  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 15 years
    New York - NY 16 years
    New Jersey - NJ 16 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    License Administratively Revoked No misconduct found

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

About Christine

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We are currently offering remote services.  I strive to provide the most personalized and hands-on approach to serving my clients.  I am committed to explaining the process so that you understand exactly how bankruptcy works and are prepared for every step, so that there are no surprises.

​I am compassionate and understanding, and will never make you feel judged. This is already a stressful time in your life, and I am here to take that burden off of you.

​With that said, I will be aggressive in my representation of you. I personally handle every detail of your case and will tirelessly fight for you to ensure your financial success. I take pride in the relief my clients feel when they leave my office, that shows me I have done my job.

Location

Christine Thurston
141 W Jackson
Suite 2800
Chicago, IL, 60604
Thurston Law Firm
10 Martingale Road
Suite 400
Schaumburg, IL, 60173
Thurston Law FIrm
1431 Opus Pl Suite 110
Downers Grove, IL, 60515
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Posted by Latres | August 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Lawyer
Earlier this year I had to file bankruptcy and it's a very vulnerable time. She was very kind, understanding, and informative. She made me feel at ease and normalized the process. She's a great lawyer with personalized care. Whenever I had a question she was just a phone call or email away and would respond promptly. I never felt like a number, I felt valued. Anyone that needs this type of lawyer I recommend Thurston Law Firm. You won't regret it and will be treated with dignity and respect.
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Posted by Sam | November 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Chapter 7
Christine Thurston is an Amazing lawyer, she knows what she is doing. Before I went to her with my case I tried other agencies like debt stoppers and private lawyers. They did not seem to care for what's best for me except for pushing me to settle for chapter 13 so I can pay them $4500 when I qualified for chapter 7 and that is what I asked for as client. I did not settle with them in fact one of the gentlemen was very pushy to signing papers right away so I can pay them money that I dont have. My Fiance found Christine Thurston on Google with great reviews. I reached out and I didnt have to wait I spoke to her directly and meet up with her in her Schaumburg office in no time to help. I was so stressed out and lost lots of sleep over the financial struggle I was going through. I asked Christine why she loves her job? And her answer was to give hope back to someone like me and do whatever it takes to look into every case to make sure she doesnt miss anything and everything is accurate. She is very knowledgeable, she took my case and I was priority just like every case she takes. She was real and 100% truthful on what to expect. I appreciate her for her passion and love her for her career choice and I knew she truly loves her job and helping others. It was a good feeling to know that I was not getting so many debt collectors calls and Bills after bills. My case was settled in no time and I was free and have a new start. I recommended my friend because of how amazing the service is that Christine provided me. Why should you chose Christine to present you? because she is the best, trust me when I say your case is important wheather you chose chapter 7, 13 or stop garnishment and exce... Christine I can't thank you enough and I am grateful for the second chance I have because of you.
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Posted by AC | September 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Attorney Christine Thurston is absolutely the best lawyer! I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of her law services. Everything indicated in her law firm’s website on why she stands out is true: 1. “Exceptional Representation” Christine is a true expert in bankruptcy – she is very knowledgeable, professional, ethical, clear, and honest. I dealt directly with her, and her sense of personal touch made a big difference. She went above and beyond my expectations. 2. “24/7 Assistance” Christine is very helpful and responsive. Each time I texted her or sent her an email, she consistently promptly answered all of my questions clearly. She has also made herself available for a phone call. It means a lot to have good communication. 3. “Stress-Free” Going through a financial hardship is a very stressful time but Christine has helped me tremendously in making this difficult time easier to manage. She has compassion - she has strived to make this very challenging time less painful. She never made me feel judged. She has provided detailed direction throughout the bankruptcy process, making it a painless experience from start to finish. From day one, I already felt comfortable with her. She is very patient in providing clear direction and advice.
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Posted by JC | August 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Filed Chapter 13 and Coverted to 7, Christine is an Awesome Attorney.
During our financial crisis, Christine help us out in filing Chapter. However due to loss of job, she was able to convert our 13 to 7. She made the whole process smooth and painless without. Christine is very passionate and her service has personalize touch. She always replies to our questions promptly by e-mail or text. She must be the missing Angel in heaven who came down to earth to help people like us. If you are looking for a bankruptcy lawyer, stop researching and contact her right away without thinking twice. Christine is not a five star lawyer, she's a ten star lawyer.
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Posted by VERONICA | January 29, 2019
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Veronica Tenerelli
I contacted a few law offices before selecting Thurston Law. I chose Christine because of the way I was treated from the outset. Christine stood out far and above the rest. The choice to file bankruptcy can be quite humbling, and stressful; especially when dealing with medical issues simultaneously. Christine was very kind, understanding and took genuine care and consideration for my circumstances. Her clear knowledge of bankruptcies laws left no doubt in my mind I was in exceptional hands. Her availability and dedication to her clients is extraordinary. I am very grateful for an excellent job, and the humility extended to me during a very difficult economic hardship in my life.
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Posted by Steven | November 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent advocate in a time of distress.
Christine worked on my bankruptcy. At every time, she was considerate, informative and thorough. She made sure I understood each stage, and helped me feel better about the process. I highly recommend her services for others in similar circumstances.
Posted by Wendy | November 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The best in her field!!! Without a doubt!
My case was extremely complicated and very involved. Christine Thurston was beyond amazing in helping me navigate the case from beginning to end. She was patient, kind, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. Christine answered my millions of questions fully and without hesitation. She alleviated my fears and lessened my anxiety by fully preparing me for what was to happen next. She is an expert in her field and I highly recommend Thurston Law. She is the best of the best.
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Posted by Michelle | January 23, 2018
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Christine Thurston
Christine was great, any question or concerns I had she was always there to answer. She was very reliable and easy to get in touch with. Christine worked well with me from even when I could not make a court date she would reschedule for me. I was proud to have this attorney to represent me and If I can recommend her to anyone she will the first on my list. Thanks again Christine you were great!
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Posted by Monica | January 17, 2018
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Outstanding Service for my Chapter 7 Case
I can't say anything negative about Christine A. Thurston. I contacted her to handle my BK case as I found her online and she delivered excellent service. Her hours are flexible, she is reasonably priced, communicates great, very detailed in how things will be handled and delivered services as such. I already referred a friend to her and she is happy with her services as well. She will definitely receive more referrals from me and I wish her all the best in her career. Thank you for great service.
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Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2017
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A tough experience made better
Christine was amazing throughout the entire experience. She was very clear and communicative about the process and how it would affect me / what my options were. She was sympathetic to my situation and treated me with respect...it was very refreshing. I highly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2017
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I highly recommend
Christine Thurston was an excellent lawyer. I found her on thumbtack.com. She made the process very easy and always answered any question I had very quickly. There were no hidden fees either! The amount she said is the amount I paid.
Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!!
When I was in debt I didn’t know what to do because I had such a high debt. I was searching up lawyers that can help me with this case but I didn’t know who would be a good lawyer. Then Christine message me and told me about her law firm and how she helped many people with bankruptcy and I immediately look her up and I saw great reviews so I contacted her. She made me so at ease going through bankruptcy. She would answer all my questions even though some would be repetitive but she didn’t care about that because she knew that going through bankruptcy is hard. I seriously recommend her to anyone that is going through a tough time finding a lawyer for bankruptcy. Without her I probably would be stuck thinking about what I should do with all this debt. Thank you Christine!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2017
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Great attorney!
Great attorney, I would recommend her services to anyone who is considering filing for bankruptcy. She was available at all hours and very helpful throughout the entire process, from the first visit when I came just to get consulted and didn’t have a clue about the process through the very end of the case. I felt very at ease and confident I was doing the right thing after consulting with her. Glad I had hired her!
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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2017
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Thurston Law.
Christine Thurston met me on my terms at my convenience & explained everything thoroughly & to my understanding. She was also very helpful in walking me through it & answered all of my questions to my satisfaction.
Posted by Michele | July 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Reccomend
Christine was a pleasure to work with. She was very responsive, timely, professional, and knowledgeable about filing bankruptcy and what to do afterwards to get yourself back on track. I would highly recommend her services.
Posted by Tony | June 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Christine is phenomenal! I spoke to other lawyers regarding my bankruptcy before settling with Christine. She's honest, straight forward, extremely knowledgeable and also very affordable. I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer to get me through my BK so smoothly. Very very highly recommended.
Posted by Louise | May 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
I urgently needed to file a Chapter 7. I had imagined a process that would be slow and painstaking, but that was not the case. Christine took me through the process seemlessly. You cannot go wrong if you make the choice to hire her as your attorney. She is professional, clear, friendly and knowledgeable.
Posted by Brian | April 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome representation!
Christine Thurston represented me in a personal bankrupcy case. She made the process as painless as possible. Christine made me aware of all options and kept me updatd all along the way. She is extremely thorough and is a true professional.
Posted by Vince | March 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
You cant go wrong
I got myself into a mess. Christine was the saving grace. She immediately made me feel at ease and like everything was going to be okay. She was honest about the process and everything she said would happen, did. She was always there to answer my million questions and she went above and beyond. I can't recommend her enough.
Posted by Ellisha | March 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Tough cookie
Christine rescued me from a disaster. I filed my own Chapter 13 but completely messed everything up. But I was given Christine's information from a law clerk at the Cook County Circuit Court. Christine saw me immediately and reviewed my case. Within minutes of hiring her my case turned around and she got me on track. Christine is always available and extremely helpful. I have referred her to others in need. I felt she was a angel in disguise. I highly recommend Christine. If your looking for a lawyer who can fight for you then look no further Christine is your lawyer.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Thurston Law Firm
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Brendan Financial
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Robert J. Semrad & Associates
  • 2007 - 2011

Education

  • Vermont Law School
  • JD
  • 2007
  • Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hall v. Brendan Financial, Inc
  • Lien stripping was granted.
  • Aguilar v. Brendan Financial, Inc.
  • Judgment in favor of defendant

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • N/A
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Pro
  • Thumbtack
  • 2020
  • Top Pro
  • Thumbtack
  • 2019
  • Best of Thervo
  • Thervo
  • 2019
  • Top Pro
  • Thumbtack
  • 2018
  • Top Pro
  • Thumbtack
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (60)
Endorse Christine
Unknown Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Thurston is highly qualified and one of the attorneys that make our profession great."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I’ve known Christine for 15 years. She is an amazing Attorney. She is smart, attentive and aggressive. Many attorneys have only 1 or 2 of these qualities. She will listen to her clients concerns, address each and every one of them and explain things in a way that they will understand. In the next breath, she will be handling an aggressive creditor. Best of all, she knows her way around a courtroom. I highly recommend Christine."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Thurston is a well-regarded attorney who provides exceptional legal advice to Avvo askers without demanding fees."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Christine to be an exceptional attorney who has mastered the nuances of bankruptcy law. Her character is beyond reproach, and I am proud to include her among the ranks of the best lawyers I know."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Christine Thurston. She has the reputation of someone who always takes care of her clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Other
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible. I endorse this lawyer. -Anthony Munoz, Esq."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Christine is amongst the most professional and dedicated attorneys I have worked with."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great lawyer and great person."
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