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Kevin Lee Linder

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Linder Law office was established in 1995. We practice in the areas of Family Law; Bankruptcy; Social Security Disability/ERISA Disability claims and litigation and Taxation/Estate Planning/Probate and general litigation. We employ two bankruptcy paralegals; a disability case manager and a three retired DDS adjudicators with over 30+ years experience evalauating claims in the social security area and a family law paralegal as support staff. Our first consultation is free.


In 2014 we opened an office in Wheaton, Illinois dedicated solely to Social Security disabiity cases. We have become a cutting edge Social Security firm employing retired and former Department of Disability Determination Adjudicators - this allows us to develop and present Social Security cases at a very high professional level - perhaps higher than other attorneys. We prepare a throrough analysis of every case and file a pre-trial memorandum prior to your hearing with an Administrative Law Judge so that your odds of winning your Social Security case are much higher!


We will also be opening an Indianapolis Social Security Disability office in January 2016 and are also looking to open a Social Security Disability office in St Louis. Future plans include an Ohio Social Security Disability office in Columbus! 


I am very active in the community and attempt to be very proactive with my clients and their cases. Divorce; custody; visitation all are difficult issues from a personal standpoint. We employ several very experienced and caring paralegals who work in the family law area. Our bankruptcy paralegals are very experienced and I have taught several seminars on bankruptcy and other financial issues.


We are involved in the community -- currently I am on the Board of the Family Service Center (an organization which offers care and support for adoptive parents and children under DCFS care; the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County; the Board of Directors of Friends of Sangamon Auditorium. I am also active with the Foundation for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Musuem; the Springfield Park Foundation and the Animal Protective League.

The office and I have been a member of the Chamber of Commerce since 2001 and the American Business Club. The American Business Club of Springfield donates over $200,000 to local charities each year. Giving back to the community is very important to me as a professional and as a person. I was a Big Brother with Big Brother/Big Sisters of Sangamon County for 5 years and am still actively involved with my (now) twenty year old "little brother."

We understand the pressures of family law and divorce. My background is in Financial Planning so we understand and offer a compassionate and competent service to people facing financial problems. Our staff is one of the most competent and knowledgeable about Social Security in the area. 



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Practice areas


  1. Social Security: 30%
    17 years
  2. Divorce: 30%
    17 years
  3. Chapter 7: 20%
    17 years
  4. Chapter 13: 10%
    17 years
  5. Family: 10%
    17 years



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Joshua Gene Rohrscheib

    Mr. Linder concentrates in SSD work and has an exceptional reputation in this field. I found him to be exceptionally helpful when referring a client to him. He also generously offered to spend time explaining this practice area and invited me to a seminar he's giving on Social Security Disability. In my experience, lawyers who go above and beyond to show courtesy and kindness to other lawyers are typically the lawyers who tend to show the greatest level of compassion and kindness to their clients.


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Contact info

1300 South Eighth
Springfield, IL, 62703

Linder Law Office

1755 S. Naperville Road, Suite #100
Wheaton, IL, 60189



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199405/11/2016
MONot authorized to practice-Administrative199201/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Top 100 AttorneysNational Advocates2016
Top 1%National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
10 Best Family Law AttorneysAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
2015 Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Best LawyerLegal Force2009
Bankruptcy Panel AttorneyLaw Info2009
National Director of VITA Law Student DivisionAmerican Bar Association, Law Student Division1992
Certified Financial Planner (CFP)International Board of Standards and Practices for Certified Financial Planners1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLinder Law Office1995 - Present
Attorney/ShareholderWatson & Linder LLC2009 - 2011
N/ACNA Insurance1993 - 1994
N/AAetna Life Insurance1992 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Island Bay Yacht ClubMember2009 - Present
National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR)Member2007 - Present
Illinois Lawyer Finder (attorney member)Member2007 - Present
Sangamo ClubMember2007 - Present
National Association of Disability Examiners (NADE)Member2007 - Present
Bankruptcy Association of Southern Illinois (BASIL)Member2007 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2007 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesMember2007 - Present
American Bar Association (ABA)Member2006 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)Member2006 - Present
Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2005 - Present
Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)Member2005 - Present
Greater Springfield Chamber of CommerceMember2002 - Present
American Business Club Springfield, IL ChapterMember, Board of Governors 2009 to present2001 - Present
Springfield Ballet CompanyBoard of Directors2009 - 2010
Kidzeum: Children's Museum of Health and Science in SpringfieldBoard of Directors and Capitol Campaign Committee2009 - 2010
Boys & Girls Club of SpringfieldAdvisory Board Member2009 - 2010
Friends of Sangamon AuditoriumBoard of Directors2008 - 2014
Habitat for Humanity - Springfield, IllinoisBoard of Directors2007 - 2011
Family Service Center Springfield, IllinoisBoard of Directors, Treasurer 2008 to present2005 - 2011
Springfield Area Arts CouncilPresident, Board of Directors2005 - 2005
Springfield Area Arts CouncilVice President Board of Directors2003 - 2004
Springfield Area Arts CouncilBoard Member2001 - 2005
American Bar Association/Law Student DivisionNational Director of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program1991 - 1992
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Social Security Disability Case$70,000 in back Social Security benefits awarded
Social Security Disability Case$50,000 in back Social Security benefits awarded
Disability Appeals CouncilSuccesful remand to ALJ
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Publication nameTitleDate
SpringfieldMoms.orgDealing with Financial Pressures in 20102010
SpringfieldMoms.orgThe Facts About Domestic Violence and Orders of Protection2009
SpringfieldMoms.orgHow Do Courts Determine Custody and Visitation?2009
SpringfieldMoms.OrgDivorce 101:Part Two Beyond Child Support2009
SpringfieldMoms.orgDealing with Financial Stress (Foreclosures and Bankruptcy explained)2009
SpringfieldMoms.orgAsk the Attorney with Kevin Linder: Divorce 1012008
Berkshire Life AfieldContractors: A Case Study in Building a Target Market2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Columbia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
The American CollegeN/AChartered Life Underwriter1991
The American CollegeN/AChartered Financial Consultant1991
University of Illinois, SpringfieldManagementBA1986
East Richland High SchoolN/AN/A1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NOSSCR Spring Meeting 2016 Miami FloridaDrug Abuse and Alcoholism in Social Security disability cases2016
Handling Divorce Cases from Start to FinishMarital Assets Division2016
Collection Law from Start to FinishFair Debt Collections Practices Act & Impact of Bankruptcy on Collections2016
Probate Boot CampProbating Insolvent and Bankruptcy Estates2015
National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives Fall National 2015 meetingChildhood Disability2015
Bankruptcy in DivorceBankruptcy and Divorce2015
Social Security Disability: From Start to FinishSocial Security Disability2014
NBISocial Security Disability2013
Landlord Tenant Law: How to Prosper in the New MarketBankruptcy in Landlord Tenant Law2013
Divorce Litigation from Start to FinishDivorce2013
Social Security Disability BootcampSocial Security Disability2012
Landlord Tenant LawBankruptcy in Landlord Tenant Law2012
Advanced Family LawChild Support & Maintenance2012
Trusts 101Trusts used for Tax Reduction and Grantor Trusts2011
Sterling Education ServicesLandlord Tennant Law2011
NBINuts & Bolts of Bankruptcy Law2011
Foreclosure and Repossession in IllinoisForeclosure and Repossession2010
Family Law from A to ZChild Custody & Finance2010
Commercial & Residential EvictionsBankruptcy in the foreclosure process2010
Collection Law from Start to FinishCollection law & Bankruptcy2010
Sophisticated Probate StrategiesEstate Planning2009
Landlord Tenant Law/Bankruptcy and Ethical ConsiderationsLandlord Tenant Law/Bankruptcy2009
Handling the Bankruptcy EstateBankruptcy2009
Handling a Social Security Disability Case - Oakbrook, ILSocial Security Disability law2009
Handling a Social Security Disability Case - ChicagoSocial Security Disability Law2009
Foreclosure and Repossession in IllinoisForeclosure and Repossession2009
Springfield Area Landlords AssociationBankruptcy and Foreclosure issues for Landlords2008
Medicaid: From Qualifying Clients to Applying for BenefitsMedicaid2008
Landlord-Tenant Law in IllinoisLandlord Tenant Law/Bankruptcy and Ethical Considerations2008
Judgment EnforcementCollections and Judgments2008
Foreclosure and Repossession in Illinois CLEBankruptcy and Foreclosure Issues - Debtor's Perspective2008
Estate Administration Procedures:Why each step is importantEstate Administration2008
Charitable GivingCharitable Giving/Springfield Area Arts Council2004
Frasca Aviation Musuem Charitable Giving/Estate PlanningEstate Planning/Taxation1999
Estate and Business Planning/Prudential InsuranceEstate and Business Planning1999
Charitable Giving/Lincoln Financial AdvisorsCharitable Giving1999
Illinois Association of Park DistrictsDeferred Compensation for Executives1995
Estate and Business Planning/CNA InsuranceEstate and Business Planning1994
Estate Planning/Aetna InsuranceEstate Planning1993
American Bar Association Law Student Division meetingVolunteer Income Tax Assistance Program/Tax preparation1993
American Bar Association Law Student Division meetingVolunteer Income Tax Assistance Program/Tax preparation1992