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  1. Bankruptcy: 85%
    18 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Foreclosure: 5%
    18 years
  3. Credit Repair: 5%
    18 years, 400 cases
  4. Landlord & Tenant: 5%
    11 years



Hourly ($245/hour), contingent (33-50%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (20 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Dorothy G Bunce

    Roy Jackson Dent asks the right questions that are missing in order to provide accurate legal advice. I just hope he will post his picture here on Avvo so we can take a look at him. In the meantime, I welcome him to the Avvo community & am happy to give him my heartfelt endorsement.


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Contact info

Brankey & Smith, P.C.

622 Jackson Ave.
Charleston, IL, 61920-2032


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199805/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CALI Award - Highest grade in Bankruptcy Law courseCenter for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)1998
CALI Award - Highest grade in Banking Law courseCenter for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)1998
CALI Award - Highest grade in Securities Regulations courseCenter for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateBrankey & Smith, P.C.1999 - Present
DisrupterInsolvency Engineer Press2011 - 2012
Lecturer - Business LawLumpkin School of Business, Eastern Illinois University1999 - 2003
Assistant State's AttorneyColes County State's Attorney's Office1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Board of Certification www.abcworld.orgBoard Certified in Business Bankruptcy2006 - Present
American Board of Certification www.abcworld.orgBoard Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy2006 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2004 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember1999 - Present
Coles-Cumberland Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Patrick, 300 B.R. 915 (Bankr. S.D. Ill. 2003)Judgment for debtor.
In re Lock, 329 B.R. 856 (Bankr. S.D. Ill. 2005)N/A
In re T.P.S. Enterprises, Inc., 2004 Bankr.LEXIS 1306 (Bankr. S.D. Ill. August 31, 2004)Judgment for debtor
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Publication nameTitleDate
Insolvency Engineer PressClaims and Objections to Claims2012
Insolvency Engineer PressFamily Law Issues in Consumer Bankruptcy Cases2011 (Not longer in print)Dent's Guide to Marital Debt and Property Issues in Consumer Bankruptcy Cases2010
MA Thesis - UMI, Ann Arbor MILaw, Science and Social Concern: Federal and California Environmental Policies During the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries1994
Welebaethan Journal of History, California State University, FullertonLaw and Social Change1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
California State University, FullertonHistoryOther - Masters1994
California State University, FullertonHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Online CLEFamily Law and Bankruptcy Law2013
CLEBankruptcy Ethics2013
Roundtable DiscussionCivil Liberties in Times of War2012
Law DayConsumer Protection Laws2010
Collection Law in Illinois (Collinsville, IL: July 20, 2005)Bankruptcy Law2005
Collection Techniques And Law In Illinois (Collinsville, IL: October 19, 2004)Bankruptcy Law2004
Collection Law in Illinois (Collinsville, IL: July 22, 2004)Bankruptcy Law2004
Annual MeetingBankruptcy Reform2004
ISBA Annual MeetingBankruptcy Law CLE2003
Annual MeetingBankruptcy Reform2003
Annual MeetingBankruptcy Reform2002
Annual MeetingBankruptcy Reform2001
Annual MeetingBankruptcy Reform2000
Annual MeetingBankruptcy Reform1999