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Jessica Bentz

Jessica Bentz

Bentz Law Firm, LLC
  • Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Family Law
  • Florida, Illinois
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Biography

With more than 15 years of experience in bankruptcy, Jessica Holguin provides advice and counsel to clients seeking debt relief. Mrs. Holguin has assisted clients with foreclosures, debt negotiations, adversaries, tax issues, short sales, real estate transactions with a particular emphasis on liquidations, and reorganizations.

During her legal career, Mrs. Holguin litigated hundreds of cases and participated in a reported case, in which the Supreme Court of Florida affirmed an award for social security benefits Mrs. Holguin obtained for her dependent client. Mrs. Holguin has years of complex litigation experience. She has tried contested matters – involving issues such as IRS contested debt, foreclosure defense, felony criminal prosecution, validity of credit card debt, and the rights of an interested party to save a home from foreclosure- before both judges and juries in Florida state and juvenile courts and Illinois Federal courts.

Practice Areas
Bankruptcy
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Consumer Law
Class Action, Lemon Law
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Video Conferencing
  • FaceTime
  • Google Meet
  • Skype
  • Zoom
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Illinois
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N. District Fed Court, Illinois
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Attorney
Bentz Law Firm, LLC
- Current
* Directly meet with each client to determine client's goals and develop personalized debt plan. * Negotiate debt settlements on behalf of clients and communicate with creditors regarding debt repayment and favorable interest rates. * Attend meeting of creditors with consumer bankruptcy clients. * Represent clients in Federal Court at all manner of proceedings from confirmation through case completion.
Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney
Robert J. Semrad & Associates ("Debtstoppers")
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* Created individualized Chapter 13 Bankruptcy repayment plans. * Communicated with creditors, Secretary of State, and utility companies on behalf of bankruptcy clients. * Prepared and filed Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 consumer bankruptcy voluntary petitions. * Provided debt analysis consultations to hundreds of bankruptcy clients.
Prosecutor
Office of the State Attorney, 9th Circuit
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*Directly responsible to Bureau Chief for prosecution proceedings of over 600 criminal felony, juvenile, and misdemeanor cases. * Represented State of Florida at all stages of litigation proceedings, some of which include: filing decisions, arraignments, contempt hearings, discovery hearings, depositions, plea negotiations, and violation of probation. * Litigated over 25 jury and non-jury trials. * Experienced writer, drafted and presented argument in response to notices of expiration of speedy trial, motions for incompetancy, motions to suppress,emergency petitions for medical treatment, expungement, and others.
Attorny Ad Litem- CLI
Children & Families Legal Clinic
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* Represented minors adjudicated dependant in all phases of court preparation. * Argued on behalf of the child's best iterests at judicial review hearings, status and compliance hearings, order to show cause hearings and termination of parental rights proceedings. * Conducted extensive research on social security benefits for dependant children.
Education
Barry University
J.D. | Law
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Honors: *Book Award: Evidence; *CLI Attorney ad Litem in Dependancy landmark case regarding social security benefits to dependant children.
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Stetson University
B.A. | Focus: Communications & Government Propaganda
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Honors: Represented Stetson University at Hong Kong University while studying interculteral communications; Successfully completed intense language imersion program at Universidad de Completense in Madrid, Spain.
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University of Tulsa College of Law
Law
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Professional Associations
Northern District of Indiana -Federal Court
Member
- Current
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Northern District of Illinois -Federal Court
Member
- Current
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Illinois Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Chicago Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Florida State Bar  # 27490
Member
- Current
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Legal Education- ISBA
Documenting the Commercial Deal: Loans, Leases, and Mortgages
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Activities: Continuing Education Course on Collection Problems, Mortgage terms, and related issues.
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Loyola Law School
Mock Trial Judge
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Certifications
Advanced Case Law & Statuory Research
Westlaw
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Website
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Website
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Website
Debt Relief
Blog
Contact & Map
Bentz Holguin Law Firm, LLC
27 N. Wacker Dr.
Suite 310
Chicago, IL 60606
Telephone: (312) 647-2116
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