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Biography

Rich Fonfrias is a respected Financial Rescue and Bankruptcy Lawyer based in Chicago, Illinois. He has practiced law since 1996 and has in-depth experience helping families and business owners overcome serious financial problems.

Rich represents clients in all types of financial emergencies, including creditor lawsuit defense – credit card defense – foreclosure defense – debt elimination, reduction and settlement – tax elimination, reduction and settlement – and loan and mortgage modifications, as well as chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcies.

In 1990, Rich graduated from State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy. In 1996, he graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, where he earned his Juris Doctor Degree and a position on the Dean’s List.

Practice Areas
Bankruptcy
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Foreclosure Defense
Workers' Compensation
Trademarks
Trademark Registration
Additional Practice Area
  • State Court Appearances Debt Collection Suits, Citation to Discover Assets.
Video Conferencing
  • Zoom
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Flexible payment plans available
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Illinois Supreme Court
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United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Fonfrias Law Group, LLC.
- Current
Managing Attorney
Law Offices of Legal RemediesLaw
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Education
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
J.D. (1995) | Law
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Honors: Dean's List
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State University of New York - Stony Brook
B.A. (1990) | Philosophy
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College of Mount St. Vincent
Biology
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Awards
Client Champion Platinum
Martindale Hubbell
Clients' Choice Award
Avvo
Complaint Free A+ Rating
Better Business Bureau
I've had Complaint Free Awards since 2010
Outstanding Lawyer
Cityof.org
Best Bankruptcy Lawyers in Chicago
Expertise
Client's Choice
Lead Counsel
Rated Attorney
Lead Counsel
Professional Associations
American Bankruptcy Institute
Member
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Chicago Bar Association
Bankruptcy Panel member
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Federal Reserve
Money Smart Member
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Chicago Lawyers Network
Member
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Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
Member
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National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
20 Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Thinking About Filing for Bankruptcy
7 Shocking (and Costly!) Facts About Consumer Credit Counseling
8 Eye-Opening Secrets That Reduce the Pain of Bankruptcy
Debts You Can & Cannot Erase with Bankruptcy
Rich’s Common Sense Guide to Erasing Debt & Building Wealth in Tough Times
Citation To Discover Assets
Tragic Misconceptions About Bankruptcy
Cosigners And Student Loans
Keep Car in Chapter 13
Illinois Financial Rescue and Bankruptcy Guide
Speaking Engagements
Debt Relief and Real Estate, Real Estate Radio Show
Chicago Public Library Author Speaking Engagement, Chicago Public Library
Debt Relief, Bill Moller Show
How to Tell if a Consumer is a Good Candidate for a Chapter 13 or a Chapter 7, Chicago Bar Association
Consumer Law Committee, Bankruptcy Seminar
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Articles on Bankruptcy, Foreclosure and Financial Rescue
Blog
Articles En Espanol
Blog
Chicago Money Lawyer
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
Q. If I file for bankruptcy can that clear a debt for an overpayment for the social security administration?
A: Great Question!!

An overpayment of social security benefits can be discharged in bankruptcy. Since it is a general unsecured nonpriority debt. It just happens to be owed to the government. But, the Social Security Administration (SSA) can object  if it determines that the overpayment was the result of fraud on your part.
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Contact & Map
Fonfrias Law Group, LLC.
125 South Wacker Drive
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60606
Cell: (312) 969-0730
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Notice: “If you have questions about Illinois bankruptcy, mortgage foreclosure, credit card debt, loans, Internal Revenue Service debt, tax liens or other financial problems, please don’t hesitate to call. I’ll be glad to answer your questions.
Fonfrias Law Group, LLC.
New Client Consultations
200 West Madison 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
Telephone: (312) 969-0730
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Glenview – Prairie Glen
2700 Patriot Boulevard. Suite 250
Glenview, IL 60026
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Evanston – Orrington Plaza
1603 Orringtron Ave. Suite 600
Evanston, IL 60201
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Burr Ridge – Village Center
1333 Burr Ridge Parkway Suite 200
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
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One Lincoln Centre
18W140 Butterfield Rd
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
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Landmark Conway Farms
100 S. Saunders Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Central Park of Lisle
4225 Naperville Rd
Lisle, IL 60532
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Corporate 500
500 Lake Cook Rd.
Deerfield, IL 60015
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Oak Park
1010 Lake St
Oak Park, IL 60301
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Executive Towers West
1431 Opus Pl.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Naperville
55 S Main St
Naperville, IL 60540
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Chicago – Regus Business Center
401 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
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Chicago – West Randolph Ogilvie
564 W. Randolph St. 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60661
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Chicago – 111 West Jackson
111 West Jackson Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60604
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Hoffman Estates – Prairie Stone
2815 Forbs Ave. Suite 107
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
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Chicago – Spaces
159 N Sangamon St
Chicago, IL 60607
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Corporate Center
1600 Corporate Centre
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
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Northbrook – Northbrook Botanic Gardens
707 Skokie Blvd
Northbrook, IL 60062
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Regus Business Center
605 N. Michigan
Chicago, IL 60611
Telephone: (312) 969-0730
Fonfrias Law Group, LLC.
Executive Towers West
1431 Opus Pl.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Telephone: (312) 969-0730
Fonfrias Law Group, LLC.
Chicago – Near North Side – Spaces
1500 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60642
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Fonfrias Law Group, LLC.
Chicago – The Merchandise Mart
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654
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Fonfrias Law Group, LLC.
Chicago – Two Prudential Plaza
180 N Stetson Ave
Chicago, IL 60601
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