Fonfrias Law Group, LLC.

Chicago's Financial Rescue & Bankruptcy Lawyer Money problems solved. Peace of mind protected.

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Business Services

Creditor Lawsuit Defense Credit Card Defense Foreclosure Defense Stop Bank Account Seizures Prevent Equipment Repossession Debt Elimination, Reduction, Negotiation, Restructuring & Settlement Loan, Mortgage & Line of Credit Modifications Review & Modification of Lease & Loan Contracts Bankruptcy Alternatives Chapter 7 Bankruptcy (Liquidation) Chapter 11 Bankruptcy (Reorganization)

Consumer Services

Creditor Lawsuit Defense Credit Card Defense Foreclosure Defense Debt Defense Wage Garnishment Defense Prevent Bank Account Seizures Prevent Car or Truck Repossession Credit Card & Other Debt Elimination, Reduction Negotiation, Restructuring & Settlement Loan, Mortgage & Line of Credit Modifications Bankruptcy Alternatives Fonfrias Fresh-Start Debt-Free Financial Plans Chapter 7 Bankruptcy (Liquidation) Chapter 11 Bankruptcy (Reorganization) Chapter 13 Bankruptcy (Repayment)

Credit Repair

Removing Mistakes in Credit Reports Erasing Compliance Violations Improving & Optimizing Your FICO Scores Building New Credit Managing Existing Debt Rehabilitating Defaulted Obligations

Solving Tax Problems

Removing IRS & State Tax Liens, Bank Levies & Wage Garnishments Filing Late Tax Returns Erasing Taxes Through Bankruptcy Settling Back Taxes Saving Your Home or Business from Seizure.
Main Office

Main Office
70 West Madison Street Suite 1400
Chicago  IL  60602

Phone
  • (312) 969-0730

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Rich Fonfrias is a respected Financial Rescue and Bankruptcy Lawyer based in Chicago, Illinois. He has practiced law for 13 years 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.

Rich is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. He is admitted to practice before all Illinois State Courts including the Illinois Supreme Court. In addition, Rich is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Rich regularly attends Continuing Legal Education programs sponsored by the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

"If you're afraid of making that first phone call, don't be - because after you do, Richard will take care of the rest so you don't have to worry about a thing."

Dear Richard: If you want the best steak money can buy, you go to the best steakhouse, not KFC. If you have to file bankruptcy - and nobody wants to, they have to - then you go to the best bankruptcy attorney and he is Richard Fonfrias. He is truly the best steakhouse, the Rolls Royce of attorneys.

If you think of the price you have to pay for such a luxurious vehicle, you know it's not cheap. Richard makes you feel like you are a Rolls Royce! You get his undivided attention for the entire bankruptcy process. He never judges you, belittles you or reminds you of the countless reasons that led to your situation. Richard is there to support you 100% from start to finish. I have called him countless times during this ordeal and he not only answered his phone, he answered my questions and made me feel like I was his only client. Richard never rushed me off the phone, never forgot to return my phone call and always kept me positive.

Richard's staff represents everything you expect from such a professional attorney: efficient, personable, professional, knowledgeable and, most importantly - they work for you!

If you're afraid of making that phone call, don't be - because after you do, Richard will take care of the rest so you don't have to worry about a thing.

Just ask yourself: Do you want the best steak that delivers perfection and quality? Or do you want a steak that looks good but doesn't deliver what you expect? Richard is the right attorney for you and anyone else who's ready to get a fresh start!


Anne Marie
Chicago, Illinois (Apr. 28th, 2014)

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

17 Important Reasons Clients Ask Rich Fonfrias
to Rescue Them From Financial Disaster
And Why We Hope You Will, Too!
REASON #1: Personal Practice of Law. Rich started practicing law in Chicago in 1997. As a sole practitioner, Rich provides his clients with the high level of skill and experience they want and the individual care and attention they deserve.

REASON #2: Exclusively Financial Problems and Bankruptcy. Rich limits his Chicago law practice to representing clients who face devastating financial problems.

REASON #3: Business Services: Financial Rescue and Bankruptcy. Rich provides the following legal services to businesses: Creditor Lawsuit Defense Credit Card Defense Foreclosure Defense Stop Bank Account Seizures Prevent Equipment Repossession Debt Elimination, Reduction, Negotiation, Restructuring and Settlement Loan, Mortgage and Line of Credit Modifications Review and Modification of Lease and Loan Contracts Illinois Bankruptcy Alternatives Chapter 7 Bankruptcy (Liquidation) Chapter 11 Bankruptcy (Reorganization).

REASON #4: Consumer Services: Financial Rescue and Bankruptcy. Rich provides the following legal services to individuals and families: Foreclosure Defense Credit Card Defense Debt Defense Wage Garnishment Defense Creditor Lawsuit Defense Prevent Bank Account Seizures Prevent Car or Truck Repossession Credit Card and Other Debt Elimination, Reduction and Settlement Loan, Mortgage and Line of Credit Modifications Bankruptcy Alternatives Fonfrias Fresh-Start Debt-Free Financial Plans Chapter 7 Bankruptcy (Liquidation) Chapter 11 Bankruptcy (Reorganization) Chapter 13 Bankruptcy (Repayment).

REASON #5: Credit Repair Services: Rich provides the following services to help clients repair and establish a good credit rating: Removing Credit Report Errors Erasing Compliance Violations Improving and Optimizing Your FICO Scores Building New Credit Managing Existing Debt Rehabilitating Defaulted Obligations.

REASON #6: Solving Tax Problems: Rich provides the following services to help clients who owe taxes to state and federal agencies: Removing IRS and State Tax Liens, Bank Levies and Wage Garnishments Filing Late Tax Returns Erasing Taxes in Bankruptcy Settling Back Taxes Saving Your Home or Business From Seizure.

REASON #7: Extensive Legal Experience. Rich has practiced law for 12 years.

REASON #8: Admitted to Major Courts. Rich is admitted to practice in all Illinois State Courts including the Illinois Supreme Court. In addition, he is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

REASON #9: Education: 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, Rich 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.

REASON #10: Bar Association Memberships. Rich is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

REASON #11: Seminars and Workshops. On request, Rich presents seminars in Chicago on preventing and solving financial problems for consumers, business owners and executives, as well as civic and professional groups.

REASON #12: Client Services Guarantee. Rich has dedicated his Chicago law practice to providing the highest level of personal service to his clients. He provides clients and prospective clients with a copy of his Client Services Guarantee, in which he guarantees the quality of service you will receive.

REASON #13: Clients Are Family Members. One reason Rich gets excellent results for his clients is because he works as hard for them as he would for someone in his own family.

REASON #14: Client Communications. The key to Rich's successful career has been the quality of his relationships with clients. Effective communication helps clients understand their problems and the solutions Rich can provide. Rich's primary focus is to listen to clients and evaluate their individual needs so he can provide them with the most effective, constructive solutions.

REASON #15: Long-Time Friend and Neighbor. Rich and his wife have lived in the Chicago area for over 10 years.

REASON #16: Educational Focus. Rich is committed to helping his clients make informed, intelligent decisions. He shows his commitment, in part, by providing in-depth educational information in writing and on his web site.

REASON #17: Free Consultation. Rich gladly offers an initial consultation for both businesses and individuals without cost or obligation.

Richard Fonfrias

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