Community Lawyers Group

Community Lawyers Group, Ltd.

All consumers deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.


Have an Attorney go to Court in Your Place

Nobody likes to go to court, it is inconvenient and often confusing. If you hire an attorney, your attorney will appear in your place and defend your lawsuit. Even if you recognize the debt you are being sued for, that doesn't mean the company suing you is entitled to payment. Often you are sued by third party companies who claim to have purchased the debt, called Debt Buyers. Aside from challenging the debt itself, your attorney will challenge that company's ownership of the debt, which is often difficult to prove. See The Structure and Practices of the Debt Buying Industry, Federal Trade Commission (2013).

We are experienced attorneys working together to bring affordable, quality legal services to residents of Cook County. 




20 N. Clark Street
Suite 3100
Chicago, IL 60602

(312) 757-1880


Midland is a company from San Diego, CA who buys old credit card debts for between 4 and 10 cents on the dollar. They attempt to collect the balance of the debt through phone calls, letters and, frequently, through lawsuits. For cases in Chicago, an attorney will appear on your behalf so you don't have to appear yourself.

Price: $500 ($100/mo. for 5 months)


If you have many debts, or are being sued by original creditors, bankruptcy may be a good option for you. If you meet income and asset requirements, you can have most of your debts discharged in bankruptcy. After your first appointment we will notify your creditors that you are represented by an attorney, which will stop calls to you and your family members. If you are being sued we can appear in court in your place to notify the court and the debt collector that you are filing for bankruptcy. 

Price: $1,100 ($100 due at first appointment, $200 per month after)

Portfolio recovery associates

Portfolio Recovery Services (PRA) purchases millions of dollars of debt from large banks including Synchrony Bank and Comenity Bank. PRA often files lawsuits on debts in the Chicago area. For cases in Chicago, an attorney will appear on your behalf and challenge the sufficiency of PRA's documentation.

Price: $500 ($100/mo. for 5 months)

LVNV, Cavalry and other debt buyers 

You know you are probably being sued by a debt buyer when you do not recognize the name of the company suing you. That is because they have purchased the original debt from another company. If you would like a lawyer to go to court in your place on a debt buyer case, please contact us below for assistance.

Price: $500 ($100/mo. for 5 months)


Community Lawyers Group took over my case so I didn’t have to worry about it anymore! Once I had a lawyer, the debt collectors stopped calling me and my family. I highly recommend them!
— Brenda, Jefferson Park


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Ask Questions or Schedule an Appointment

You may submit your contact information below to speak with someone from Community Lawyers Group about your case or to schedule an appointment. We can help you decide if you'd like to defend your individual case or consider other options like bankruptcy. We are conveniently located downtown near the corner of Clark and Monroe.

This form does not create an attorney client relationship, please be sure not to miss any deadlines or court dates while exploring your legal options. We do not share any information you provide with anyone, ever.

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