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Daniel S Khwaja

Foreclosure Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   39 reviews
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  • Licensed for 12 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Foreclosure
    50%
    Specializes in Mortgage Foreclosure Defense Litigation, Forensic Research of chains of title of mortgages for lack of standing and Lender Fraud for protection and defense of homeowner rights. Predatory Lending Litigation, Bankruptcy action against Foreclosure, Loan Modifications, Short Sales, Deed-in-lieu, Strategic Defaults, and Foreclosure Renter Eviction Defense & Rights.

    13 years

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    20%
    Practices in Federal Bankruptcy Code focusing on Consumer Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Utilizes aggressive litigation in bankruptcy representation using general protections, equity protections and exemptions under the Bankruptcy Code to stop creditor harassment, stay foreclosure proceedings, and which may help secure the return of money already garnished. Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Creditor Fraud. Bankruptcy Eligibility/Exemptions Review, Credit Report Audits.

    13 years

  3. Real estate
    20%

  4. Appeals
    10%

    12 years

PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS IN TRIAL AND APPELLATE COURTS. I WILL FIGHT FOR YOU. SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION.

Daniel S. Khwaja practices primarily in Foreclosure Defense Litigation and Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Law. He is well-versed in Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense proceedings, Eviction Defense, trial litigation, and Appellate.   Mr. Khwaja has multiple appellate court reversals in mortgage foreclosure for the State of Illinois. Mr. Khwaja has reversed the trial court in the matter of U.S. Bank v. Hernandez 2017 IL App (2d) 160850 and U.S. Bank v. Lopez 2018 IL App (2d) 160967.

 

Attorney Daniel S. Khwaja is passionate about serving his clients, informing them of ways to protect their rights and guiding them through the various options and considerations of foreclosure actions and bankruptcy filings so they remain informed and empowered to decide how they wish to proceed. Daniel S. Khwaja was admitted to practice in Illinois, and is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association.

 

Mr. Khwaja has generously given his time and services through various law firm affiliations focusing on Foreclosure Defense and through organizations like the CGLA Young Professional Board. Attorney Daniel S. Khwaja is a graduate of John Marshall Law School, and the University of Iowa.

 

 

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Office Hours:  Monday - Friday,  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Serving Chicago and surrounding counties in the state of Illinois

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2021,2019,2017,2016
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Patrick | February 20, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney (and Colleague)
As a colleague, Dan is high on my go to list. Dan is not only one of the most skilled attorneys in the Chicagoland area, but he has a way of delivering results that puts him amongst the best of the best.
Posted by Margie | December 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXTRAORDINARY!
Mr. Khwaja is an extremely dedicated and focused foreclosure defense attorney. He will thoroughly review all the issues that pertain to your case and focus on those that will bring the most positive outcome. His arguments are direct and are reinforced by his vast awareness of the current cases and rulings that are relevant to your situation. He does not back down and will not hesitate in his attempts to protect your interests. So far he has WON two cases for me. The first one was for violation of a Federal Housing Regulations and the case was dismissed. The most recent case was won with prejudice for having violated the Single Refiling Rule. This had been the Plaintiffs' third attempt at foreclosure. If the Plaintiff decides to pursue this matter further- I have complete confidence and trust in Mr. Khwaja's abilities to tackle those challenges in and out of the courtroom. He is absolutely the best choice anyone anyone can make!
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Posted by David | December 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent results from Dan Khwaja
Dan was referred to us by a trusted business attorney. During the pandemic, our lives and our business have been impacted through may twists and turns. Dan has worked with us throughout in a very detailed fashion to help us get back to a proper status with financial viability. His efforts have allowed us to save our future from undue harm, and he really has been a miracle-worker. I've personally worked with many attorneys in business and personal matters, and Dan is at the top.
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Posted by Karen | December 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Foreclosure Attorney
I would highly recommend Daniel. He's very responsive, knowledgeable, to the point and explains everything in easy to understand terms. He's professional and creative. Our case is still pending but he's doing an excellent job keeping us informed.
Posted by Angela | December 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Foreclosure Judgment
Dan is an exceptional lawyer and without him I would have lost my property, plain and simple. He not only got a judgement lifted but through his defense he raised he ended up getting the case dismissed and still fought for attorney fees to be returned- A case I thought was hopeless. He is clear on communication, I knew what was happening every step and I went from fear and anxiety to feeling secure in knowing he was there. I couldn’t recommended him more. Professional, timely, and knowledgeable and he will fight for you.
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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Hardworking and Affordable
This attorney is thoughtful, kind, courteous and ready to represent you! His attention to detail helps build strong defenses and time management skills help keep your case on track. His personal work relationships with the judges increases your odds for more favorable judgments. Would recommend to others.
Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Daniel Khwaja is tenuously working with us to resolve our foreclosure case. He is the most professional foreclosure specialist you could hope to work with. We completely respect his professional competence and the stellar degree of representation he brings to the courtroom. We can respectfully say he knows the law better than the judges. He is not only an extremely hard-working skilled lawyer but he has also been gifted with compassion to help bring justice to people who are struggling to remain in their homes. We highly recommend this professional.
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Foreclosure Specialist!!
Dan the man! He helped me fight two homes I had going into foreclosure. He was able to extend the process and gave me enough time to get financing and out of the foreclosure. Dan thank you for for everything. Highly recommended!
Posted by Bob | November 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My opinion; Second to none.
Attorney Dan Khwaja decided to defend us from a foreclosure suit by a large bank , U.S. Bank to be specific, while the same bank accepted a short sale agreement from us. Making matters more difficult was the fact that we were out of state clients, and he had to deal with a realtor and short sale attorney as well as the incompetent individuals at U.S. Bank. I'm not sure what cost us more; his fees or the postage to mail a mountain of paperwork. Our thoughts relating to Dan; He was VERY professional, at times he talked a little ' over our head ' relating to the legal stuff, he talked fast until he realized I required more patience on his part, his fees were reasonable, and the advise he gave us turned out to be spot on! The most important question anyone should ask us about Dan is : Would you retain him as your attorney again? Our answer, without hesitation, will be yes!
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Posted by Douglas | September 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommendation for Daniel Khwaja foreclosure attorney
I hired Daniel Khwaja is my attorney to define my foreclosure lawsuit against me. He worked and fought very hard and tirelessly to keep me in my home until I was able to resolve the issue at hand. I highly recommend Daniel is a foreclosure attorney somebody who will look out for their best interest.
Posted by Aiga | August 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professionalism
I hired Mr. Khwaja to defend me in my foreclosure case. At that time I was feeling hopeless and that I had no chance of preventing the bank from getting a judgment against me and taking my home. Mr. Khwaja went meticulously through my documents and discovered that the notice of default letter was defective. He told me there was a lot of good appellate law on defective notices and this was a good defense. He was right. He not only prevented the bank from ever getting a judgment against me, they ended up settling the case with. I couldn't be more grateful for his help!
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Posted by Inga | July 31, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Won my case!
Won my case. Mr. Khwaja is extremely tenacious and knowledgeable. From the first consultation that we met I knew this was the guy. The mortgage lender had misappropriated my escrow account paying another homeowners taxes sending me into foreclosure. Mr. Khwaja dissected this case down to incredible detail raising defenses and counterclaims and winning on summary judgment. If you have a complex case and you need serious representation this is the guy!!!
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Posted by Vivian | January 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Won my foreclosure case and saved my home!
I consulted Mr. Khwaja regarding numerous issues for mortgage servicing as to whether the bank had the ability to enforce the note. Mr. Khwaja found numerous defenses in my case. After years of litigation he delivered a successful outcome with the court granting defendants motion for summary judgement in my favor. Mr. Khwaja's meticulous nature and tenacity put him above the rest in my experience.
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The best
will never go to anyone else! Very straight forward and to the point. Got me exactly where I needed to be and what I was expected of him. I honestly cant say that about anyone I've ever worked with. Very personable. Always on time and just an amazing person. I consider him a good friend now.
Posted by Margaret | April 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful!
Mr. Khwaja is an extraordinary attorney. He is extremely efficient, clear, and knowledgeable in matters relating to foreclose law. As a defense attorney, his arguments are direct. He does not hesitate to point out unlawful behaviors from the opposition. He truly is the best foreclosure defense attorney and I am grateful for his sincere efforts!
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Posted by Ramona | March 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
It is my opinion that Mr. Khwaja is an excellent dogmatic attorney. He is focused and knowledgeable about the foreclosure mitigation process. He was able to assist and turn my complicated case around after one visit. The lender's attorneys (Much larger law firm) were not ready for him! My family and I are appreciative of his efforts and the results and would recommend him to family and friends in need without hesitation. You won't be disappointed.
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Posted by Carl | March 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Forclosure matter
I consulted with then hired Daniel S Khwaja following a complicated foreclosure situation. He followed through advising us and completed legal filings and court appearances in a timely matter. In the end Dan's attention to detail and professional skill resulted in a very favorable outcome saving us from a harsh personal deficiency. Thank you Dan!
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Posted by Dino | March 7, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Stop browsing. This is the guy you want. Thorough, extremely knowledgeable, and serious about what he does.
Four years of a high conflict divorce, going to court ever month. Sometimes twice a month. I’ve seen my share of good and bad attorneys. My case was extraordinarily difficult and terribly damaging to my family, my business associates and myself. My ex wife who is mentally ill forced the property that was purchased as a college fund for my children into foreclosure as a form retaliation for my children telling the judge of the abuse sustained at the hands of her and my ex mother in law. Knowing my ex wife’s thought pattern I knew she’d seek revenge against our children for telling on her and she’d stop payment on their two flat. Since early on in the divorce my ex had a court order removing me as an authorized person on the account for that property. I was left with no way to communicate with the mortgage company to rectify any situations on my own. Foreseeing the situation, I sought a referral from one of my old real estate lawyers for someone to step into the case to protect the properties. On their recommendation a seperate attorney was hired during the divorce solely to protect my interests in the real estate. She did what I knew she would. The attorney was hired 2 months before a payment was even missed on this particular piece of property. His outright refusal to do anything for the $7,500 he collected landed this property not only in foreclosure but let it go to the point that a judgement for sale was entered. Never notifying me of the situation and giving me the brush off the entire time I asked for an update. Completely keeping me in the dark. And when I confronted him about it after it went to judgment for sale; two years later, he excused me of being negligent, even tried to strong arm me. He said there is nothing he could do. He told me to give him another $5,000 and he could keep it going another six months but I was going to lose the property no matter what. Then he started telling me how I really don’t want the property anyway. I told him I had given him $7,500 to protect the property and he literally did nothing. He told me if I wanted a bill, he’d give me one but then I’d have to pay him even more. The entire situation was horrible. He took advantage of my good nature and the terrible position I was in and pretty much extorted me. Then he left me hanging I’m a worse situation than if I never hired him at all, only With $7,500 less. That night with tears in my eyes I told my kids I didn’t think I’d be able to save theIr building. The next day feeling hopeless, I reached out to a friend and was given a referral from their attorney for an attorney who specializes in foreclosure litigation. After talking to her I was then again disappointed that she was too busy to take my case. In reality I think she just didn’t want it. Because my case is so complicated. She told me to call Dan Khwaja. She said “you’ll like this guy”. I called him right away. it was definitely the right move. Dan gave me more information on my first phone call with him than I got in two years with the other thieving attorney. He met with me that same day. We discussed my case and I paid him a retainer. He started working on my case immediately. I was surprised when he texted me on a Friday night and then found out he worked all weekend on my case. As I said I’ve been going to court every month for years and I know a good attorney from a bad one. Dan is not good - he’s excellent. The amount of professionalism and attention to detail is second to none. He takes what he does very seriously and has a soul that is uncommon in most attorneys. He managed to overturn the judgement and get me another chance to save my children’s building. We are not out of the woods yet and mine is a very uncommon case. But with that said I have complete confidence in Dan Khwaja. As a matter of fact, I’m betting my children’s future on him. If you’re in a bad place, don’t know where to turn, call him right now. Time you have is limited. Don’t waste it with anyone else!!!
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Posted by Christine | December 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing and brilliant!
Mr. Khwaja has gone above and beyond while working with my family. He understands what is most important to us and keeps those goals in mind in everything he does to fight for us in court. He is thorough and incredibly hard working. (I’m not sure he ever takes times off.) He is always available to reply to a quick email and is flexible in finding solutions to whatever problems we may have. He also takes his time to thoroughly investigate every aspect of your case. It isn’t “business as usua.” In court, you want him to be the guy representing you. He is respectful to the judge and opposing counsel while standing firm and supporting his clients. Finding Mr. Khwaja when we did was a blessing.
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Posted by Deborah | December 3, 2018
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Ms.
I sought legal help from Mr. Khwaja regarding an improper foreclosure. He was concise and efficient in his findings. He found other areas of concern and addressed those as well. I would highly recommend him.
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Cost

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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Daniel Khwaja
  • 2013 - Present

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Iowa
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • U.S. Bank v. Lopez 2018 IL App (2d) 160967
  • Reversed. Judgment Vacated. Remanded.
  • U.S. Bank v. Hernandez 2017 IL App (2d) 160850
  • Reversed. Judgment Vacated. Remanded.

Associations

  • Illinois Association of Independent Attorneys
  • Attorney
  • 2016 - Present
  • Association of Foreclosure Defense Attorneys
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Bar Admission U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Bar Admission State of Illinois Supreme Court
  • Attorney
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Mortgage Servicing Standards
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • CGLA - Cabrini Green Legal Aid - Young Professional's Board
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Avvo Client Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2022
  • Top 100 lawyers in Illinois
  • Association of American Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Avvo Client Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Avvo Client Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (5)
Endorse Daniel
Foreclosure Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is one of the most passionate attorneys I've ever had the privilege of knowing. If you've ever had the occasion to use the expression "take it to the bank", you were likely attempting to convey a guarantee or promise of some kind. For Dan, “take it to the bank” is a professional creed he lives by. If you hire him, you are guaranteed to receive the highest degree of representation. You will also have bagged yourself legal counsel who quite literally, “takes it to the bank” in every single foreclosure defense matter he works on. While our friends in the creditors bar representing banks may not, without hesitation, I absolutely endorse this lawyer."
Foreclosure Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan Khwaja is a great lawyer. He has a passion for his work and his zealous advocacy is demonstrated in his work product. I would hire Dan to represent me in any lawsuit, not just a foreclosure case, because he is a student of the law and knows how to figure things out. Dan uses cutting-edge arguments and knows how to advance his client's position with efficiency and persuasion, I can confidently recommend Dan as one of the finest members of the bar."
Foreclosure Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is very passionate about defending his clients who are facing foreclosure. In addition to his top-notch defense skills, he is also able to achieve his clients' objectives by wearing out his opponents. Dan refuses to quit and fights for his clients until the bitter end..."
Foreclosure Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Foreclosure Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow member of the Association of Foreclosure Defense Attorneys, I can recommend Dan as a professional, knowledgeable, experienced and effective attorney. Dan is a zealous advocate for his clients. I highly recommend Dan."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Foreclosure Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is one of the more astute and creative - and tenacious - attorneys of my acquaintance. He is willing to share his knowledge and strategies with his colleagues, making us all better lawyers. Dan recently became a member of the Association of Foreclosure Defense Attorneys and has been an asset to all of its members."
Foreclosure Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Mr. Khwaja as a fellow member of the Association of Foreclosure Defense Attorneys. Mr. Khwaja is a fine advocate who takes care to know his craft, and is undoubtedly an asset to our group. He painstakingly researches his defenses and truly cares about his clients and his cases, and it shows! I highly recommend him."
Foreclosure Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan is an excellent attorney. He is very knowledgeable and passionate about representing clients in foreclosure and criminal matters and spends a lot of time researching and working hard for his client's best interests."
Foreclosure Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is one of the most driven and dedicated attorneys in the community. He is a true advocate for his client. I trust Dan and highly recommend his services. If you are a referring attorney, you can trust that your client will be in good hands. I don't hesitate to send my clients to him."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan Khwaja is one of the most client-centric attorneys in the Chicagoland area. He is an energetic, passionate and compassionate legal advocate, understanding the human element behind each case. I do not hesitate to refer my clients to him, as I know that he will treat them with utmost professionalism and will zealously advocate on their behalf."
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