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Steven T. Stanton

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Granite City, IL

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 36 years
    Missouri - MO 34 years
    Texas - TX 38 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1987
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1989
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1985
    Not Eligible to Practice - Administrative No misconduct found

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I am a local boy, having attended gradeschools in Wood River, East Alton, and O'Fallon, Illinois. Before going to college, I labored on my grandfather's farm, worked as a part-time janitor for O'Fallon Township High School, sold parts at the Sears repair facility in Belleville, waited on cars at the Steak N Shake in Fairview Heights, sold men's clothing at J A Severn Men's Shop in O'Fallon, prepared food for Dohack's Restaurant in Fairview, and I helped local farmers bale hay, cut weeds, paint, etc.

In high school, my speech-commuications instructor, Bill Waggoner, talked me into joining the debate team. I lived for debate in high school and college, winning scores of awards and tournaments.

After law school, my wife and I lived in San Antonio for a few years, where we had a child and discovered bankruptcy law. Before my daughter became school age, we moved back "home" and I started practicing bankruptcy law for a Belleville firm named McRoberts Sheppard Wimmer & Stiehl. After a couple of years with the McRoberts law firm, I took an associate attorney position with Carr Korein Tillery Kunin Montroy Glass & Bogard in East St. Louis. After five years with the Carr law firm, I started my own practice and have yet to look back.

I have over thirty years of bankruptcy experience, primarily representing creditors for the first ten years of my legal career and debtors for the last twenty years. I promise to bring this experience to the table with every client I meet.


Law Offices of Steven T. Stanton
4224 Crescent Industrial Dr.
Granite City, IL, 62040

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Posted by George | July 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer Ever
Steve Stanton is the best lawyer ever! He keeps his word on everything he tells you. During my bankruptcy, Steve stayed in touch with me, kept me informed of everything, but most of all, he explained everything and didn't make me feel dumb for some of the questions I asked! If he wasn't available at any time, his assistant was always there to answer my question(s). His office staff is very friendly, also. I never once had any bad feelings or experience. I would highly recommend Steve for your attorney!
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Posted by John & Dana | March 19, 2015
Highly Recommended for Foreclosure and Financial Counsel
Over four years ago our business went under due to the crashing economy. After several attempts in working (on our own) with our bank to secure a deed in lieu of foreclosure, and after seeking counsel with multiple attorneys to secure a deed in lieu of foreclosure with our bank... we were referred to Steven Stanton. He is amazing! While every counselor we met before him advised us to file bankruptcy (even though we made it clear that was not something we wanted to do!) to get out of the financial situation we were in, HE actually explained that we had OTHER OPTIONS. What was even more impressive with Mr. Stanton was that he explained ALL of our OPTIONS in GREAT DETAIL. While we could have filed bankruptcy through him if we chose, he felt there were other ways to resolve our issue. This was great news for us because we DID NOT WANT bankruptcy on our record if at all possible. This attorney is THE FIRST attorney we have ever worked with that actually cared more about his client's outcome rather than his income. He is passionate about his client's, respects his client's, and is OVERLY knowledgeable of financial and bankruptcy regulation. Steven Stanton is the person you want on your side. We would recommend him to everyone. Thank you Mr. Stanton, for working so diligently and passionately to get us the outcome we desired.
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Posted by Stephen Jourdan | February 18, 2015
Recommended for Bankruptcy in IL
As a single male with no assets in debt Counsellor Stanton and his team took on the Federal Trustee and The IL Court with Fervency. I as an ordained minister and healthcare provider do recommend him to anyone who wishes to end the crushing feeling of debt. He went through every option in a free consultation and has negotiated and protected my assets that are exempt to the best of legal remedy. Whether you be in need of Debt Consolidation, Chapter 7, 13 or others Steven T. Stanton is the first choice for Honesty and Ingegrity and let it be known on my honor as a man and a mason that he is considered a confident and friend. Rev Stephen J. Brown
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Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Steven T Stanton
  • 2005 - Present


  • University of Illinois
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • BA with Teacher Certification
  • 1980
  • O'Fallon Township High School
  • Diploma
  • 1976


  • Bankruptcy Association of Southern Illinois
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Collegiate Debate Tournament Champion
  • Various Colleges & Universities
  • 1997
  • At Large Qualifier
  • National Debate Tournament
  • 1979
  • Collegiate Debate Tournament Champion
  • Various Colleges & Universites
  • 1979
  • Collegiate Debate Tournament Champion
  • Various Colleges & Universities
  • 1978
  • Collegiate Debate Tournament Champion
  • Various Colleges & Universities
  • 1976
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Speaking Engagements

  • BASL Seminar
  • Chaptere 11 Bankruptcy
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Stanton, like me, believes that there are many alternatives to bankruptcy and will ensure that you will have looked at all options before he has you file. Unlike the mass bankruptcy filers, he takes the time with his clients, which is so important."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Steve Stanton for over 15 years and I know him to be not only highly competent and diligent in representing his clients, but also very compassionate. He communicates complex legal issues clearly in a way that makes it easy tor non-lawyers to understand. I'm am proud to endorse Mr. Stanton."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy

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Granite City Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Steven T. Stanton
Steven T. Stanton
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Granite City, IL
Licensed for 38 years