|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1980||05/16/2017|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bankruptcy Institute||Member||1996 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||CLE Committee, Chair||2007 - 2009|
|Whiteside County Bar Association||Chairman||2003 - 2004|
|Illinois State Bar Association, Commercial, Banking and Bankruptcy Law Section||Chair||2000 - 2001|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||Law||N/A||1980|
|Basic Skills For newly Admitted Attys||Client Service Tips||2017|
|Litigation And Enforcment of Judgments||Who To Sue When Companies Are Out Of Business||2016|
|Basic Skills For Newly Admitted Attorneys||Client Engagement||2015|
|Solo & Small Firm||Bankruptcy Critical Takeaways for General Practitioners||2013|
|New Orleans Family Law||Bankruptcy For Divorce Lawyers||2013|
|Commercial Banking||Advanced Issues In Collections||2013|
|Real Estate Section Council||Bankruptcy Real Estate Issues||2012|
|Family Law Section Council||Trial Techniques||2011|
Posted by FBR
Mr. Osborn explained everything I needed to know and knew things about the law pertaining to my case as if though he had been working on it for months..that was just during the consult!! He is the finest attorney in all of Whiteside County, professional, friendly and sincere. I recommend him to everyone!!!
Posted by anonymous
Paul is very very wise! He knows the law like the back of his hand. He has a very good memory and can pull from memory details of the law that are crucial when giving advice. He also has many years of experience as a lawyer and is the type of professional that continues to grow in knowledge and experience by his own desire to improve and be his best. I appreciate this because he is passionate about what he does. Furthermore, I needed a lawyer that knew what was coming up regarding changes in Illinois law. Paul was aware of what was going on with Illinois and therefore he could help me plan ahead. Besides being very smart Paul is very compassionate. He is kind with his words, his tone and his approach. He also is flexible. He counseled me over the phone. This saved me gas and time! Paul is not only wise but humble. This quality is important. It gave me confidence that he could protect me because he was diligent and thorough! It takes a humble attitude to perform at such a high standard as a lawyer. Every dollar I have spent was absolutely worth it. He has saved me many mistakes that would not have been intended results on my part by allowing me to have access to his time on a regular basis. He also let me pay him as we went. I did not pay a retainer. I called often for advice. Never did I feel like I was bothering him, annoying, ignorant or a pain. I felt very much the opposite. He respected me and encouraged me through his wisdom and kindness. My confidence grew as time went on. Another quality Paul has that I appreciated is he helped me navigate the Illinois statutes and explained to me the expectations judges have of parents. He gave me titles of books that I could consider reading so I would be an informed parent. These parenting books regarding divorce/custody have information in them that the court would agree with. By being an informed parent I was able to be an even better parent than before. He is someone I can trust! I could tell him anything I thought I had every possibly done that would be detrimental to my case. He would then inform me if I had just a fear or if I needed to change something about my behavior. He is someone I could open up to and I knew he would not judge me. I knew he was there to help me be a great parent and do what is best. I simply can not say enough about this outstanding attorney. I wish I had the words to properly express my gratitude and his value to me as a lawyer.
Posted by Elizabeth
My divorce was extremely contentious and settlement was difficult and long. Paul Osborn was knowledgeable and professional in handling my case. He answered my questions promptly and kept me informed of progress, or lack thereof, throughout the 2 1/2 years it took to complete. Sometimes cases like mine go on so long the attorney either gets bored or loses track of the facts of the case but that was not true of Mr. Osborn. I was amazed by his memory and organization and was confident that he was always on top of my case. Throughout this stressful time, he kept me shored up and focused on garnering information that would help him help me. I cannot think of one time that his efforts to provide me the very best representation failed. I cannot praise him enough and would endorse him and recommend him as a Divorce Attorney.
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