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Robert J Adams

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   18 reviews
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  • Licensed for 47 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1976
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    50%

    41 years, 10,000 cases

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    48%

    41 years, 10,000 cases

  3. Bankruptcy and debt
    1%

    41 years, 2,000 cases

  4. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    1%

    41 years, 10 cases

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I established my firm in 1976 in the Chicago Loop.  For over 37 years, the firm of Robert J. Adams & Associates has focused on helping homeowners and consumers with their financial problems. The firm’s knowledge and skill in bankruptcy and other consumer protections will be used to help individuals and small businesses get back on their feet. We have experience aiding people with foreclosures, auto repossessions, paycheck garnishments, collections suits, payday loans, parking tickets, tollway violations, driver license suspensions, and income tax problems. All four attorneys of the firm have worked here for over ten years. We recently expanded to Gurnee in Lake County Illinois, to serve the needs of people in the northern suburbs.

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Posted by Jon | August 20, 2013
Great Attorney!
Robert J. Adams provided excellent direction in our case. He provided up to date information and provided all our options. He was available when needed and worked to get the best result possible for us. He was sympathetic during a difficult time and helped us navigate thru the legal process. His staff is great and I never feel like I am imposing when I call. I would most certainly recommend Robert J. Adams & Associates to anyone who needs bankruptcy help.
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Posted by Lanay | August 5, 2013
Best Bankruptcy Attorney
Many years ago I found myself divorced and single mother. Although I really tried to make ends meet, I just keep falling behind with my bills. Before going to Robert I consulted with two other attorneys that I saw on TV regarding bankruptcy. As soon as I got in the door, they wanted to talk about fees and not my problems, I felt like I was being interrogated and they treated me like I did something wrong. At that time I was working two jobs and had two small children to look after and between rent, household bills and daycare I had no money to pay old credit cards and medical bills. I found Robert through a close friend of mine. It was like I struck gold, as Robert is not on TV. After consulting with Robert for one minute, I knew that he was the right attorney for me and my family. His staff was so welcoming, Robert’s experience and knowledge provided me with a level of comfort that the other attorneys did not. When my case got complicated and the credit card company filed an adversary, Robert took them to trial, and after 2 days, he won the case. That was over 12 years ago. Recently I had medical problems and after insurance, I still owed the hospital thousands of dollars. After two years of trying to negotiate with the collection companies, I call Robert. He again filed my cases and my life got instantly better. I highly recommend Robert to anyone considering bankruptcy. He and his staff really go the extra mile, and when you call his office you can talk to a person.
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Posted by Latasha | October 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney and staff
I filed chapter 13 and it started rocky but after meeting with Tina and Mr. Adams and the process being explained. I got a discharge paid in full from the court. I was able to keep my car and learned so much financially. The firm had great very responsive staff and helped make a scary time in my life easy and more beneficial than I can express.
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Response from Robert Adams October 25, 2023
Dear Latasha, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review. We're thrilled to hear that you had a positive experience with our firm and that you were able to navigate the Chapter 13 process successfully. We understand that facing bankruptcy is a challenging time in anyone's life, and it means a lot to us that you felt supported and educated throughout your journey. We always strive to be responsive and helpful, ensuring that our clients not only get the legal outcome they desire but also come away with a greater understanding of their financial situation. Thank you for acknowledging Tina and myself, as well as the rest of our dedicated staff. We're here to slay those bills and make life a little less daunting for our clients! Wishing you all the best in your future financial endeavors. If you have any more questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out. Warm regards, Robert J. Adams TheBillSlayer at Robert J. Adams & Associates Feel free to customize this response to better fit your own voice and brand. Responding like this not only shows your appreciation but also subtly markets your strengths to potential clients who might read the review.
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Posted by Tracy | August 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best of the best
After months of talking to bankruptcy attorneys and getting the door slammed in our face because we were above the median income, we almost gave up on finding a lawyer to help us file for bankruptcy. All the lawyers I spoke to did not care about our situation just saw our income. Then I came across Robert J Adams and Associates. We decided to give it one last shot. Robert and Tina Adams didn’t just look at our income, they listened to why we needed to file with all our medical expenses. Our son needs so much special medical care and our insurance does not cover a lot of it. We were drowning in medical bills and they took our case. Robert and Tina Adams are very knowledgeable and genuinely care about helping people. They made our bankruptcy case easy and successful due to their ability to deal with this specialized and complex case. Without Robert and Tina Adams we would not be able to get my son the help he needs. They worked very hard and beat the means test. My experience with Robert J Adams and Associates can be summed up as one of the most positive things that has happened to us in a long time. God answered our prayers. I recommend anyone in financial troubles to speak to the Best Bankruptcy Law firm in Chicago even if you are above the median level. They will fight for you. We could not have had better representation. They are the best. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your hard work, efforts and dedication.
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Response from Robert Adams August 23, 2018
Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2015
Exceptional Service!!
Robert J. Adams and Associates were easy to work with and helped my family and I through a very tough situation. I am thankful for the exceptional service rendered and will certainly recommend them to friends and family. I appreciate the follow-up and ease of knowing if I have questions, they are quick with providing answers. Overall, I am pleased!
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Posted by Jose | January 28, 2015
Great people!
Mr Adams and staff did a great job for me and family at time when I felt discourage, down and very vulnerable. My credit has been repaired and improving still. Thank you and professional staff!
Posted by Lisa | January 26, 2015
Tina Adams - friendly and knowledgeable
Tina Adams and her staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. I was very nervous to file Chapter 7 and Tina eased my anxiety and made the process very easy to get through.
Posted by Linda | December 11, 2014
Best Bankruptcy Attorney in the Chicago Area
I used Robert Adams & Associates. This law firm handled everything thoroughly and on time. If you have never been through a bankruptcy before; you don't realize how important it is to choose the right attorney. I told my brother, you need to use this firm. He did not listen and his attorney did nothing on time and he lost his truck. I had a friend recently lose her apartment building because (in another state) her bankruptcy attorney did not do her paperwork on time. You need a bankruptcy attorney who will get the job done and on time. This is the firm. I was told they are the best and THEY ARE!!! Don't judge by if they are on tv or not. They are not all the same...WHATEVER THE JOB IS, IF THIS FIRM SAYS THEY WILL TAKE CARE OF IT, THEY WILL. Whatever reason you need a bankruptcy attorney; you want it done correctly because if not, you pay the price not your attorney. The results and the outcome of the bankruptcy will effect your finances. These people that are abreast of the laws. They don't short cut. I did my homework to find out who was the best in the Chicago Area. They proved to me by the way they handled my case that they are.
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Posted by Rob | December 11, 2014
Great experience during a bad time
Hi I am Rob I was a former client of Mr. Adams. I filed a chapter 7 bankruptcy back in 2011. My family was going through a very bad time financially so I went to see Mr Adams, and filed a bankruptcy with his firm. It was very easy and not as expensive as the other two lawyers who I went to see. The firm consultation was free, only money down they needed was court cost, and best of all they had low monthly payments. the entire process only took 4 months until I got a discharge. I had a great experience if I ever came into financial difficulty I would go see him again.
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Posted by Kimberly | December 7, 2014
Great Services
My experience with Robert J. Adams was wonderful. Made me feel great about the decision of filing the bankruptcy. I did not have to be in court all the time maybe once or twice but my lawyer took care of everything. I felt very comfortable. I have and will continue to recommend people to this office. Thank you Robert J. Adams and lawyers. You are the best. Happy Holiday to you!!!!!
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Posted by Jerry | June 30, 2014
Completely Satisfied and Relieved
I did and will continue to recommend this law firm to anyone who needs help. This is my second time using them and each time the service was excellent.
Posted by Yelena | March 11, 2014
Great Experience
Hi I am a former client of Mr. Adams and it was a great experience quick and painless. I only actually had to go to the his office once. I did a chapter 7 back in 2011 I had way to much Medical & credit card debt. The bankruptcy wasn't that expensive, and his firm does monthly payments for attorney's fee's. I believe the entire process start to finish took 4 months to get a discharge. I went to his office for the free consultation and that took about an hour. I then stayed to do my credit counseling in his office which was another half hour. I was able to get my case filed the same day and walked out with all my paperwork I left his office feeling relief.
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Posted by Derrick | January 19, 2014
Bk review
I am a former client I was very pleased with the service I received with this firm. They defiantly helped me through a terrible situation. They have payment plans and low money down. It's a family owned business which makes the employees much more sincere, and they fight for there clients.
Posted by RD | January 15, 2014
Beat Bankruptcy Attorney in Town
I was a previous chapter 7 client of Mr. Adams back 2010. He and his staff really helped my wife and I when we at our toughest financial crises ever. I was nervous first going to see him and a little embarrassed, but a about twenty minutes after being there and finding out it's a family Law firm I wasn't. Bankruptcy and Foreclosure our common things now a days and many people who are very Rich have to do, and save Millions of dollars in debt. If rich people and huge corporations can do it so can any normal person. Don't get caught up in any of those infomercial about debt consolation it doesn't work believe me I tried. The experience with Mr. Adams office was very pleasant and simple, he got my case filed the same day I came in with a minimal money down compared to some of the other bankruptcy attorneys. Also they do monthly payment plans. My debt exceeded 30,000 grand and was wiped clean about four months after I originally came to see him. Great experience great attorney and staff.
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Posted by Gary - Tampa, FL | September 9, 2013
The Best!
As a business associate of Roberts, I have found him to be determined, honest, trustworthy and hardworking. Bob speaks his mind with no holds bar. He doesn't give in or up! He gets the the job done!
Posted by Tiffany | September 4, 2013
The best bankruptcy firm in Chicago
I'm grateful that I met Robert through a network of other co-workers that referred me to him. Robert has handled a couple of different issues for my family.Robert has been detailed, attentive and very thorough.Robert has gone beyond the scope of normal attorney and has shown himself to be a compassionate and caring individual taking the time and having the patience to really explain the processes. His staff is excellent and is always willing to help. His fees are reasonable and I feel like a received more then I paid. If you are in need of a bankruptcy attorney, you must call Robert J. Adams & Associates.
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Posted by Liqun | August 16, 2013
A good lawyer to talk to
Two years ago I got very sick and was hospitalized. My health insurance paid a lot of the bills but not everything. I got hospitalized 2 more times. I missed a lot of work. The last time I returned to work my boss said he could not keep me on and then laid me off. It took a long time to get another job but at a lower salary. Even though I always paid my bills on time I could not keep up. My credit cards eventually fell behind. They then raised the interest to over 39%. I simply could not pay them. Last year I even got sued. I was told that they could take money out of pay check for a very long time. I called one of the law firms that advertise on TV. They were confusing but I made an appointment anyway. When I met the lawyer he told me a lot of things I didn’t understand. He kept confusing me. He then he wanted $1,000 to get started on something. I left. A friend of mine told me to call Robert Adams. When I called a nice lady took down some information and transferred me Mr. Adams. I explained everything as best I could. He told me to bring certain things to the office. He emphasized that the consultation was free and confidential. Mr. Adams was friendly and very helpful. He was very patient as I do not speak the best English. He took his time and explained everything. He told me about the filing fee and his fee and how it could be paid over time. He also said if my employer gets something to take money out of my pay he would file the case immediately. I did file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Everything went smoothly and now I am debt free. If you have money problems I do think Robert Adams is a good lawyer to talk to.
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Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2013
Very Caring and Understanding Attorney
I came to Robert J. Adams & Associates a couple of years ago because I was in financial distress. Mr. Adams was very understanding to my financial needs. He took his time to explain to me the different chapters of bankruptcy. I felt embarrassed and ashamed about my situation and he assured me that everything would be okay. i would highly recommend Robert J. Adams to my co workers and family because he is truly a debtors attorney and he cares about his clients.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Robert J. Adams & Associates
  • 1976 - Present

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 1976
  • Northwest University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Adams v. ARDC, 801 F.2d 968
  • Judgment for Plaintiffs-Appellees Affirmed

Associations

  • Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Attorney Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1979 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Champion of the Order of Protectors of Consumer Debtors
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2001
  • Member of The Order of Protectors of Consumer Debtors
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2000
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2000
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

  • Central States Workshop
  • Panel on Consumer Bankruptcy
  • 1999

Attorney endorsements

Received (59)
Given (66)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Adams has a strong history of assisting clients in bankruptcy proceedings. His experience speaks for itself."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Adams is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Adams. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I really want all people to contact him for help."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer provides insightful guidance here on Avvo. I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert. Highly respected in the legal community with an outstanding reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very experienced lawyer, that has practiced bankruptcy law for many years. Robert is a skillful attorney and respected individual in the bankruptcy field. I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Adams is a well respected lawyer in the legal community."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert J Adams Jr. is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients very, very well. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I endorse this lawyer. Why? Attorneys do not get paid to take time and answer questions on AVVO. But Attorney Adams does take time and gets right to the point in answering the questions posed and answers accurately. Persons asking questions on AVVO are lucky to be able to obtain a qualified answer to their questions by attorneys like Attorney Adams. If you need to file bankruptcy, you want an attorney who knows what they are talking about as you want your case handled correctly...and he will do so."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is clear by reading the answers in the AVVO community that this lawyer is a top notch attorney who is highly respected in the legal community."
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Chicago Chapter 7 bankruptcy Lawyer Robert J Adams
Robert J Adams
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 47 years
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