Who We Are: Leeders Law

Who We Are Leeders Law Bankruptcy Attorney

The attorneys at Leeders Law are friendly, experienced lawyers offering an array of legal services throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.  Our attorneys are committed to provide aggressive representation for a reasonable fee.

Leeders Law represents individuals and small business owners alike.  Our diverse background allows us to form unique relationships with each and every client.  From personal bankruptcy, both Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy , family law matters, landlord – tenant matters to personal injury;  we have represented clients with cases very similar to yours.

Hiring an attorney and navigating your way through the legal process can be a daunting task.  The attorneys of Leeders Law are committed to help guide you through your legal experience while striving to exceed your expectations.  Our clients’ needs are our number one priority.  We can do consultations by video, phone or in-person, your preference.  We have multiple offices and flexible hours to meet your schedule.  We always offer free consultations.

We strive to provide quality legal services with that one on one personal service you deserve.


We are currently offering video or phone consultations, but can schedule in-person meetings if preferred.

  • Portage Park, Chicago:  6351 W Montrose Ave, Suite 169, Chicago, IL 60634
  • Chicago: 205 W. Randolph Ste. Suite 1401, Chicago, IL 60606
  • O'Hare: 8770 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60631
  • Hyde Park: 5113 S. Harper, Suite 2C, Chicago, IL 60615
  • Schaumburg: 1930 Thoreau Dr. #175 Schaumburg, IL 60173
  • Burr Ridge: 1333 Burr Ridge Pkwy, Suite 200, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
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Leeders Law – Practice Areas


Our practice area of focus at Leeders Law is consumer bankruptcy.   We handle consumer bankruptcy cases for consumers and small businesses.   Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy cases are our focus.  You can find us meeting with clients throughout the city of Chicago and suburbs.  We have locations close to you.   As always, we offer free consultations to discuss your case.

Personal Injury

Leeders Law attorneys have also helped clients with personal injury cases.   Among those cases we he handled are car accident cases, slip and falls, nursing home injuries and workers compensation cases.  Nonetheless, we handle all types of injury cases though, so don’t hesitate to contact us to review yours.   Be aware, time is of the essence in these matters as there are statute of limitations that can limit your time for filing a case.    Contact us immediately to discuss these matters.

Family Law

Our firm also represents people going through a divorce and those that may need representation regarding child support or custody matters.    Even if the parties think it is an uncontested divorce, it is often very useful to have an attorney handle it for you, as there are many small issues that can affect you for the next 10, 20 years, especially if you have children.

Landlord – Tenant Law

We have also represented clients with landlord tenant actions.   Skilled attorney at the firm have drafted and structured leases for small businesses.  Further, we have negotiated great lease terms for tenants.   We have also helped obtain no-compete clauses for small businesses, so that the landlord would not lease to similar businesses within a certain radius of the premises.

Our lawyers have helped clients with cases very similar to yours.  Give us a call and we’ll discuss any case you may possibly have.  If we cannot assist you, we have formed a large network of attorneys in different practice areas.  As a result, we can refer you to a qualified lawyer to help you if we cannot.  Most of all, we always want to help our clients in any way possible, we truly appreciate referrals.


Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

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Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

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Personal Injury

We handle all types of personal injury cases, big or small. No fees unless you win.


Family Law

Leeders Law can handle simple divorces, or divorce cases with complex marital estates.

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Bankruptcy Blog

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Why Hire Us For Your Bankruptcy Case?

What sets Leeders Law Bankruptcy apart from all of the other at lawyers?

Bankruptcy Experience

Bankruptcy Experience

Bankruptcy Experience

Attorney Terry Leeders has extensive bankruptcy experience. He has practiced bankruptcy law for over 20 years.  Terry has filed cases for thousands of consumers and small businesses.  Terry stays up to date with current case law and practice trends.  He attends continuing legal education programs.  Most importantly, he...

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Affordable Bankruptcy Legal Fees

Leeders Law charges an affordable fee for it’s bankruptcy cases.  We always offer free consultations for our cases and will provide you with a free quote for our attorneys fees to file and manage your bankruptcy case.   We offer competitive fees for our services.  We offer extremely flexible, and customizable payment plans based on your situation.  We will not turn you away because of your ability to pay.

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One on One Personal Bankruptcy Service

We offer personal bankruptcy service, utilizing our state of the art client portal software.  The attorney you hire will be the attorney on the phone with you, preparing your bankruptcy petition and documents, holding your hand at the bankruptcy hearing, attending Bankruptcy Court motions for you, and helping you get a fresh start after you get your bankruptcy discharge in your case.

Are you ready to get out of debt?

Enter your contact information below and an experienced attorney will call you to review your case and discuss the pros and cons of filing bankruptcy.   We can also schedule you a free virtual or in-office consultation to meet with an experienced bankruptcy attorney to get you started.  Schedule your free bankruptcy strategy session now.

    Our Satisfied Clients

    We appreciate feedback from our clients.   It helps us serve you better and it helps spread the word on the benefits of hiring Leeders Law to handle your bankruptcy case.

    Terry Leeders guided us and gave us excellent professional service. We came away with a clear and decisive understanding and knowledge of our concerns and filings. We were given all information so we could make the best decision for our future. Had many questions and calls and he graciously returned and answered our calls. Will recommend to anyone needing good accountable representation…… Mary B.

    Meet the Bankruptcy Lawyers

    Our Chicago bankruptcy team will advise you through the bankruptcy process.   We offer one on one personal bankruptcy services and will remove the stress from the bankruptcy proceedings.

    Attorney Terrance S Leeders bankruptcy lawyer


    Terrance S. Leeders, attorney, owner

    Terry Leeders lives in Chicago with his wife and two children.  He graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Thomas M. Cooley Law School.  Terry enjoys coaching his children’s T-Ball team and volunteering in his community.   Terry is an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

    Terry started his legal career in 1998, where he focused his practice on Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 consumer bankruptcy cases. He has met with and counseled thousands of clients about their financial needs. Terry realized that there was more he could offer each client in a small firm environment. Terry wanted to improve his client’s experience so he opened up the law firm of Leeders Law in which where he provides his clients that one on one personal service they deserve.

    Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan, 1998 Juris Doctorate Degree
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, 1993 Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology

    Bar Admissions:
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 2000 
    U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois 2000
    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 1999
    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1998
    State of Illinois Supreme Court, 1998

    Chicago Bar Association
    Illinois State Bar Association
    American Bankruptcy Institute
    Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity




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