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Marc Gregory Wagman

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Marc

Learn Marc’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    80%
    Chapter 7, Chapter 13, Debt Settlement, Debt Negotiation, Loan Modifications

    20 years, 3,000 cases

  2. Litigation
    20%
    Litigation

    20 years, 40 cases

 

I grew up in Indiana.  My job is all about getting people out of debt and effectively representing my clients.  I received my undergraduate degree from Indiana University in Political Science.  I received myJuris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School.  While at John Marshall, Marc was a staff editor on The Journal of Information and Technology Law.  After law school Marc worked for one of the largest bankruptcy firms in Chicago.  I left seeking a smaller more personalized firm.  I worked at a small respected boutique firm practicing bankruptcy and litigation in bankruptcy.  After that, I worked for a foreclosure firm in Northbrook in their bankruptcy department.  Unsatisfied with creditors work I left and entered private practice.  I am licensed in the State of Illinois, a member of the Federal Trial Bar, and licensed in both the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois Federal Courts.  

Location

Marc Wagman Potestivo & Associates PC
223 West Jackson Suite 610
Chicago, IL, 60606

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Reviews

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Posted by mary | June 30, 2012
Thank you!
Thank you! You told me exaactly what I needed to know.
Posted by John | April 13, 2010
Thanks so much you were wonderful
Thanks so much for all the help. I really don't know what I would of done without you. Marc took care of my case from start to finish. He was quick to respond to my questions and helped me through my entire case. He was knowledgeable and courteous throughout. Thanks Swanson & Wagman
Posted by Joseph | February 9, 2010
5 Star Attorney
Marc worked professionally, and with genuine care. Extremely thorough and knowledgeable.
Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2009
Highly recommended bankruptcy attorney in Chicago-one of chicago's best bankruptcy attorneys-top notch-outstanding
Marc is extremely smart and informed about current case law. I had a difficult case. All of the "mills" that I called turned me away. Marc was competent and comfortable with filing my complex bankruptcy. He was also compassionate and treated me with respect. I was able to maintain my dignity during the process of filing for bankruptcy.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Education

  • John Marshall Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Indiana University in Political Science
  • undergraduate degree
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sullivan v. Healthcare Associates
  • Plaintiff Won
  • White v. CCO Mortgage
  • Won on Judgment of default
  • In Re Richard Arns
  • Client won

Associations

  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Central District of Illinois Federal Court
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO top Contributor 2012
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (49)
Given (39)
Endorse Marc
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Why? Because if you are seeking an attorney, you want one with experience to know your options, one with knowledge to be able to explain to you those options, one who fully explains the answers which his answers on AVVO demonstrate such ability. All of us attorneys who have practiced for many years have seen other attorneys in our field we would never recommend to a friend as their work product shows their inability to advise and then execute. Bankruptcy filing is a huge event in your life. Although you may only care about 2 goals (to discharge all possibly debts and to keep all equity in owned assets), there are other huge issues that can affect a case and the attorney you want will carefully scrutinize those so if those problems exist, he will advise you on such as well as what to do about them! This attorney fulfills that desire of a great experienced attorney. Thus, I endorse him..and suggest you call and discuss your situation with him!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Wagman. From his answers and time on Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free, and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wagman is simply an exceptional attorney who I would recommend to everyone and anyone. I am a former judge, former magistrate, former prosecutor, and an attorney with 24 years of experience. I still learn from his answers on Avvo on a daily basis and I am constantly impressed."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Wagman without reservation. After reviewing his many thoughtful contributions to Avvo, it is apparent that he is very knowledgeable about the law and does a superlative job analyzing legal issues."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have read Mr. Wagman's answers to many questions, and his answers are always clear, concise, and correct. Mr. Wagman is a great asset to the AVVO community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. This lawyer's contributions to this site are exceptional."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Other
"Spot on advice is a hallmark of Attorney Wagman."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse this attorney. Marc dedicates so much of his time answering questions on AVVO. I am certain this dedication and advocacy carries over directly into his commitment to his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've been reading Mr. Wagman's advice on AVVO.com for months now. His positions are well thought out, well written, and very helpful. Based on what I've read, if Mr. Wagman wasn't technically a competitor of mine, I would highly recommend him to any consumer in need of his services."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marc provides expert legal advice. He is on my referral list for any client that needs bankruptcy services in his jurisdiction."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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