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Robert Gregory Lathram

Litigation Attorney at Collinsville, IL

5.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 18 years
    Kentucky - KY 34 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2005
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State KY
    Acquired 1989
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Robert

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Toxic Torts, Environmental Regulations & Remediation, Brownfields

    33 years, 400 cases

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    Chapter 7 - 2000 cases Chapter 13 - 300 cases Chapter 11 - 20 cases

    33 years, 2,320 cases

An ethical lawyer does not tell clients what they have to do, but rather explains what legal options exist in a particular situation and what the consequences, both positive and negative, are of choosing a particular option. A good lawyer helps clients make informed decisions about the legal issues in their lives.

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Lathram & Herbert, LLP
203 West Main Street
Collinsville, IL, 62234-3002


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Posted by Denah | August 15, 2012
Wonderful experience!
Don't let the office fool you. They recently moved and are still getting things in order, but Mr. Lathram knows his stuff! Our paralegal, Carolyn, was amazing as well. Any questions we had, we just called or emailed and they were answered usually right away, but no longer than 24 hours later. No one wants to go what we went through, but when life hands you lemons you make lemonade. This gentleman is the best of the best in my opinion.
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Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2011
Highly recommend Lathram and Herbert if you are ever in need of a bankruptcy attorney!
I was very nervous and upset about having to go through the bankruptcy process. I knew nothing about it and was very stressed. Mr Lathrum and his paralegal Ms Kehoe were very professional and explained things step by step to make sure I understood the process completely. They were always a phone call away if I had any issues or questions. I felt alone when I walked into their office but after having them handle my Chapter 7 bankruptcy I felt like I was part of a team. They totally made me understand that I was not a bad person to have to file Chapter 7 but that I had a situation that put me in that position and that I deserved a fresh start. Would highly recommend Lathram and Herbert to anyone who may find themselves needing a reputable bankruptcy firm.
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Posted by Ricky | August 25, 2011
Got Great Advice
Greg and his staff were excellent in the handling of my bankruptcy case. They told me how the process worked, the time frame the case would take and the information needed from me. They painstakingly went over details of the information I provided to ensure there wouldn't be any problems getting the discharge. When possible, they scheduled all meetings around my work schedule. They were pleasant to work with. They didn't make me feel embarrassed or like a failure. They were supportive of my decisions. They would answer all of my questions with thorough and detailed information. Filing bankruptcy wasn't something I planned on or set out to do in my life, but I can't imagine any firm being better to work with than Gregory Lathram's.
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Posted by Maureen | July 27, 2011
Lathram and Herbert LLP did awesome. It begins with the person who answers the telephone, paralegal, and then the lawyer. I was so impressed with her communications skills and minumum advice; I was sure the lawyer (Greg) was as good as she (Carolyn) was. Every step of my process was stressful (which is to be expected) but successful.
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Posted by LILLION | April 26, 2011
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2010
Great Bankruptcy Lawyer
Greg was a great asset in my bankruptcy case. He knows what he is doing and makes it seem easy. He has a great paralegal who keeps on top of what is happening in your case. I would recomend him to anyone needing a bankruptcy lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2010
Could not have been better
I could not have asked for more from a bankruptcy lawyer. I have never needed a lawyer for anything. I was nervous and apprehensive starting this process. They make it easy as they are on line with their e-mail address listed so you are able to ask questions without calling or going there in person if you are not "sure" what you are going to do yet. they don't beat around the bush, they don't make you feel bad or gullty. I felt confident from day one with them. While this is a hard process to come to terms with for me, I never doubted them. they were VERY prepared, kept me working to obtain all of the things I woudl need. They worked HARD for their money. I still can't believe, all of the work they do, they are making money off of what they charge for the bankruptcy fees. I will never need to utilize their services again but I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend them for anyone else who may find theirself in the unfortunate situation as I was, in over my head in debt with no way out. I am eternally thankful for their diligence, expertise and kindness.
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Posted by Linda | November 9, 2009
Very impressed with professional and knowledgable service that I received!
Needless to say, I was uncomfortable seeing a lawyer to discuss my filing for bankruptcy. From my first appointment, Greg Lathram put my mind at ease with his knowledge and professionalism. I was treated with courtesy and respect. Everything was explained and my options were reviewed with me. I did not feel pressured in any way. Follow-up mailings were prompt. I have appreciated the excellent service from his office. I have had a peace of mind that my bankruptcy case is in good hands. I would recommend his service to anyone who is considering making the difficult decision of bankruptcy
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Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Lathram & Herbert, LLP
  • 2007 - Present
  • Sole Proprietor
  • Law Office of R. Gregory Lathram, Esq.
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Of Counsel
  • Law Office of Terry Sharp, P.C.
  • 2004 - 2005
  • City Attorney
  • Barbourville, Kentucky
  • 1993 - 1997
  • Trial Commissioner
  • Knox District Court
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Shareholder
  • Law Offfices of R. Gregory Lathram, P.S.C.
  • 1991 - 2004
  • Staff Attorney
  • ARDF of Kentucky, Inc.
  • 1988 - 1991
  • Judicial Externship with Hon. John A. Dooley, Associate Justice
  • Vermont Supreme Court
  • 1988 - 1988
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  • Vermont Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • In re Goins, Case No. 00-61087 (Bankr.E.D.Ky. 2002)
  • Decision in favor of client


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Association of Southern Illinois
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • Admitted to practice before the
  • 2005 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Admitted to practice before the
  • 1991 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • ARDF of Kentucky, Inc.
  • Board of Directors
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Inn President
  • 1987 - 1988
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • B/V Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1997


  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Best Practices to Avoid Legal Malpractice Claims
  • 2013
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Protecting the Creditor in Bankruptcy
  • 2012
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • The Basics of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Cases
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Ethics: Solutions to the Most Common Challenges
  • Best Practices to Avoid Legal Malpractice Claims
  • 2013
  • Collection Law and Bankruptcy Law
  • Protecting the Creditor
  • 2012
  • Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy Law
  • The Basics of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Cases
  • 2010
  • Southern Illinois Bankers Group Seminar
  • Dealing with Southern Illinois Debtors under Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Reform Act
  • 2005
  • Bankruptcy Association of Southern Illinois Seminar
  • Dischargeability Issues under BAPCRA
  • 2005
  • Kentucky Housing Association Annual Meeting
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • 1998
  • Kentucky Housing Association Annual Meeting
  • How to Evict Federally-Subsidized Tenants without Violating Due Process
  • 1993
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Attorney endorsements

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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mr. Lathram for over 6 years. Initially he and I worked for the same consumer bankruptcy firm in Carbondale, Illinois. He left that practice to start and manage a bankruptcy practice in Collinsville, Illinois that he continues to run to this day. Through the years we have consulted on a number of matters. Greg is extremely well versed in bankruptcy law, both consumer and business. He is experienced in chapter 11, work as well as chapters 7, and 13. He is detail oriented and a great listener. He takes the time to get to know his clients -- what they need and what is important to them and then he constructs the best possible legal plan to protect them and to reach their goals to the extent possible. Mr Lathram has an excellent courtroom presence and is willing to fight for his clients rather than just take the path of least resistance. If I needed to file for bankruptcy, I would be very comfortable having him in my corner as my attorney."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Greg Lathram for some time and have observed his courtroom demeanor and interactions with his clients and have found him to be very conscientious and professional."
Bankruptcy and debt
Bankruptcy and debt
Bankruptcy and debt