Brian Lewis

Associate

Chicago

(312) 602-7360 ext. 117

Biography

Brian focuses his practice primarily in the areas of commercial litigation and representation of financial institutions, corporations and individual creditors in chapter 7, chapter 11 and chapter 13 bankruptcy, detinue and replevin matters and commercial collections. Brian has over eighteen years of experience representing financial institutions in both commercial and residential foreclosures, breach of note and guaranty actions, tax liens, title claims, building code violations, real estate transactions, proceedings to enforce judgments and landlord/tenant disputes. Brian has helped clients develop and implement strategies to navigate the often-changing landscape of foreclosure litigation in the state of Illinois and believes that one of the best ways to help clients is to avoid costly litigation when possible. Brian also specializes in representing law firms with the collection needs and has litigated several cases through trial, mediation and arbitration and obtained several six figure judgments on behalf of his clients.

Brian believes in determining the clients’ goals at the onset of litigation and then developing and implementing a plan to reach those goals in a cost-efficient manner. Brian does not believe in the manner in which so many firms handle litigation, namely, generating work simply to create costly billing without regard of the costs and the goals of the client. Brian believes, at the beginning, understanding the client’s goals and needs and preparing to litigate a case through to trial if necessary is the best strategy for obtaining the client’s goals.

Credentials

Brian attended Indiana University Bloomington and graduated with his B.A. in 1994. Brian graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law with his J.D. in 1998. Brian is licensed to practice in the state of Illinois and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.