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Joseph Wrobel

Joseph Wrobel, Ltd.
  • Bankruptcy
  • Illinois
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I have been a practicing attorney since 1973. I used to handle a wide variety of legal matters for individuals and families. At present, my practice is concentrated in consumer bankruptcy.

In addition to our main office in Chicago, we also have offices in Skokie, Schaumburg, Naperville, Joliet and Gurnee, Illinois.

I am married with one son who is married, living in California, and who is a practicing attorney working for the State of California.

I am a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Bankruptcy Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. I am an active participant in the Bankruptcy Panel of Pro Bono Program of the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS), which provides legal assistance to persons unable to afford a lawyer. I have also received two distinguished awards for service to Chicago Volunteer Legal Services.

When not practicing law, I am an avid bicyclist, riding 8 to 10 hours weekly and a licensed cycling coach, training and coaching more than one dozen cyclists.

Practice Area
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
  • Free Consultation
    Attorney fees vary for Chapter 7 from case to case and client to client. Fees are determined at the time of the initial Fee Consultation. Chapter 13 attorney fees are approved by the local bankruptcy judges
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • German: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Joseph Wrobel, Ltd.
- Current
Managing Attorney
71st Street Law Office
Store-front neighborhood law office located in the South Shore neighborhood in Chicago, providing legal services to the neighborhood at a reasonable cost
Robert C. Morton, P.C.
This was my first position out of law school. The legal matters that I handled for Mr. Morton were: bankruptcy, divorce, real estate, personal injury, workers compensation, adoption, estate matters.
DePaul University
J.D. | Law
Activities: One year with the DePaul Legal Clinic, which provided me with hands-on practical experience while still in law school.
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Northwestern University
B.A. | Psychology
Activities: President of "Men Off Campus", an organization for male commuter students modeled after fraternities.
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Distinguished Service Award
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
Distinguished Service Award
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
I am a member of the Bankruptcy panel. Pro Bono legal representation is provided through CVLS to clients who cannot afford to hire an attorney.
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
- Current
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Illinois State Bar Association
- Current
Activities: Member
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Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
Member of the Pro Bono Bankruptcy Panel
- Current
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Chicago Bar Association
- Current
Activities: Member of the Bankruptcy Committee
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Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered
Q. My wife and I filed Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in August 2019. Can just one spouse file again?
A: Chapter 7 is not available to you until August of 2027 since Chapter 7 can only be filed every eight years.

Chapter 13, a consolidation of your debts, may be possible depending upon your budget.

The best thing you can do is contact an experience Bankruptcy attorney in the county in which you reside.

I wish you all the best.
Q. I have a chapter 13. I am not able to make this monthly payment. I have a financial emergency. will my case be out
A: Generally, a Trustee won't file a motion to dismiss with one payment missed. You will need to make up that payment.

It can easily be done by adding some money to your next payment and doing so each month til you are caught up.

I hope that helps.

​Joseph Wrobel

Joseph Wrobel, Ltd.

111 West Washington Street

Suite 1110

Chicago, IL 60602


Joseph Wrobel, Ltd.


1954 First Street

Highland Park, IL 60035

All offices - 312.781.0996

Fax - 312.962.4941

11 Locations

Chicago Loop • Chicago -Rosemont • Burr Ridge • Deerfield • Gurnee • Naperville

Orland Park • Schaumburg • Skokie • St. Charles • Westchester

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105 W Madison St.
Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60602
Telephone: (312) 781-0996