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Emma Lee Scott

Foreclosure Attorney

4.8   5 reviews

also known as Emma Lee Knowles

This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: In-House Counsel
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: In-House Counsel
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2006
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law Lawyer disciplined in 2017

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2017. See details

About Emma

Learn Emma’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Foreclosure
    Residential foreclosure defense.

    14 years

  2. Landlord or tenant
    CRLTO, Eviction (both sides), Security deposit (both sides), Early Lease Termination

    13 years

  3. State, local, and municipal law
    City of Chicago Building Code cases in the Municipal Division and at Dept. of Administrative Hearings (DOAH)

    17 years

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4.8 / 5.0
  5 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2014
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Landlord & Tenant advice session
Attorney who contacted me gave very good advice and listened for the main concerns I had. Thank you
Posted by Jeaneen | August 17, 2013
Tenant pain made slightly less painful.
Atty. Scott was very helpful with answering my questions and offering advice for resolving my concerns. She was to the point, but still personable. You can tell that she is very comfortable in this area of practice. I will definitely seek her help in the future. Thanks again!
Posted by Brenda | December 21, 2012
Building Permit Issues
Ms. Scott responded promptly to my phone call and set up a meeting to discuss a citation received for construction without a permit. At our meeting she had a clear understanding of the circumstances, a knowledge of the permit process and steps I would need to take to prepare for the administrative hearing. Prior to the hearing we communicated easily and she responded quickly to emails and phone calls. Her presence at the hearing was invaluable and the outcome was very favorable and well worth the modest fee Ms. Scott charged.
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Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2012
An attorney with a heart
Attorney Scott responded to my Avvo post, and, subsequently, returned my call in regard to a dismissed foreclosure case. She recommended that I acted first to avoid having to legal fees for phone calls, and, if I need a counsel, she will be available. I truly believe that she is ethical, and will recommend her with no reservation.
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Posted by Jeaneen | July 4, 2013
Very Helpful
This is from a phone consult. Ms. Scott took out the time to answer all of my questions. She seemed very knowledgeable and offered her services if needed, but actually encouraged me to do some of the work myself and offered resources! I only rated "good" because I have not yet worked with her in person. She was excellent over the phone and got right to the point of my concerns. If I need assistance in the future I will definitely use Attorney Scott.
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AVVO RATING 4.2 (Concern)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2017.

Suspension issued in IL, 2017
updated on 02/22/2018

Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a specific period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Scott Law Office
  • 2012 - Present
  • Foreclosure Defense Litigation
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Contract Attorney
  • Various Employers
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • City Of Chicago Law Department
  • 2004 - 2006
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  • John Marshall Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • San Diego State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Eastern Savings Bank v. Giovanni Ridgeway-Morrow, et al
  • Property sold back to bank at auction, awaiting confirmation of sale.
  • Wells Fargo v. Lashley, et al
  • Negotiated sale of property and settlement for defendant. Obtained dismissal of building code violations.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (2)
Endorse Emma
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Emma is a very thoughtful lawyer who brings a very thorough mentality to her practice."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Foreclosure Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Foreclosure Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Truly excellent lawyer. Well respected in the legal community."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Emma is an honest and dedicated attorney. She is knowledgeable in her practice areas and is a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Ms. Scott."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Emma was a pleasure to work with. She was always professional, did a great job and was very personable. I hope we can work together in some capacity in the future as well."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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