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Avvo announced that Cindy Johnson is “one of a select group of attorneys who has received a rating of “ 10%” from Avvo. The highly respected Avvo Rating uses a completely objective mathematical model to evaluate attorneys across the country.” After analyzing a multitude of factors and criteria, the Avvo rating system has given her one of the highest scores in the country.
At the Annual Dinner of the Lawyers' Assistance Program held on November 14, 2014, Ira Helfgot was sworn in as Treasurer of the organization by Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier of the Illinois Supreme Court. LAP’s mission is to help Illinois lawyers, judges, law students, and their families with alcohol abuse, drug dependency, or mental health problems and its services include education, information, referral, peer assistance, and intervention.
Cindy Johnson spoke on how to monitor a ”Debtor in Possession” situation within a Citation proceeding and avoid a bankruptcy” at an Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education seminar entitled “Sophisticated Asset Recovery”  
Cindy Johnson has been appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice to be a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee in the Northern District of Illinois. She will be handling the call heard in Joliet which covers cases by debtors filed in Grundy, Kendall, LaSalle and Will Counties.
On June 16, 2014, Ira Helfgot was sworn in as a member of the Board of Managers of the Decalogue Society of Lawyers by Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans, at Decalogue’s 80th Anniversary Annual Meeting.
Johnson Legal Group, LLC was in the spotlight as the Firm of the Month for June for the Illinois Creditors’ Bar Association.
Johnson Legal Group is pleased to announce that on May 5, 2014 the firm moved to the historic Marquette Building. Please see the “contact us” tab for more information.
Cindy Johnson has been appointed to serve as Vice-Chair on the 2014-2015 Illinois State Bar Association Commercial Banking, Collections & Bankruptcy Law section council.


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Kyle Lindsey will be recording a You-Tube style video for the Illinois State Bar Association relating to bankruptcy issues for small business owners.


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Johnson Legal Group, LLC takes a 21st Century approach to the practice of commercial collections, creditor bankruptcy and litigation.  We have an experienced and energetic team, dedicated to quality legal representation and attentive client service.  Our practice is growing through our team’s hard work and experience in the legal profession. We are dedicated to serving our clients' business needs, and our team has a laser focus to provide the most efficient and effective legal representation to assist you in resolving problems.

Since the firm opened its doors as “ Cindy Johnson —Attorney at Law” in 1997,  its focus has been to create a new style of creditors’ rights firm, one where open communications with clients, opposing counsel, and others in the legal process are the backbone of our efforts to satisfy our clients’ needs.  All of us at Johnson Legal Group, LLC have a passion and knowledge for the commercial legal world so we can efficiently and effectively handle your case. We are active participants in the Illinois Creditors’ Bar Association, Commercial Banking Collection and Bankruptcy Section of the ISBA and the American Bankruptcy Institute, attending these organizations’ seminars, participating in list serve discussions, and attending their conferences in order to continue to increase our knowledge on the issues important to our clients. 

While there is a template and a chronology every lawsuit follows, we understand that not all cases fit into a cookie-cutter system.  We act to move each case at the speed appropriate to the circumstances of that case.  We also understand that when and how to resolve a case is the business decision of our clients and the decision will depend upon the fees the client is paying, the time value of money, the risk tolerance of the client, and the quality of the facts of any given case.  We work with our clients to give them our advice so that they can best make these decisions.

With our experience, education and drive, Johnson Legal Group, LLC mixes the best of both worlds of experience and youth.  As a firm with proven professionals at the lead, we can achieve our client’s needs by a unique blend of experience and drive by utilizing the most current technology powered by experienced hands.

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