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Registred for 48 years

Law Office: John L. Swartz

Thirty-five years after beginning the practice of law with Giffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes, P.C., John has focused his practice in the fields of bankruptcy, creditors' rights and municipal law. In his practice, he also represents individual and business interests in real property development and transactions, commercial transactions, banking and creditors' rights, and in individual wills, trusts and estate matters.

For more than 20 years, John served as a member of the panel of Chapter 7 Trustees appointed by the United States Trustee to administer bankruptcy cases filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of Illinois.

John has served clients with a practical and…

Thirty-five years after beginning the practice of law with Giffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes, P.C., John has focused his practice in the fields of bankruptcy, creditors' rights and municipal law. In his practice, he also represents individual and business interests in real property development and transactions, commercial transactions, banking and creditors' rights, and in individual wills, trusts and estate matters.

For more than 20 years, John served as a member of the panel of Chapter 7 Trustees appointed by the United States Trustee to administer bankruptcy cases filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of Illinois.

John has served clients with a practical and pragmatic approach to problem solving, seeking solutions to business problems and concerns for his clients in order to avoid the time and expense of litigation whenever possible.

John's leadership and experience have been recognized by his peers with an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Law Directory, and by his designation as a Leading Lawyer in his fields by the Leading Lawyers Network of Illinois.

John is now “Of Counsel” to the firm.

Previous Professional Experience:

Illinois House of Representatives, Staff Counsel, 1971—1973

Illinois State Appellate Defenders Office, Assistant Defender, 1973—1977

Publications:

“Fairness for Whom? Administration of the Fairness Doctrine,” 1967—1970, 14 Boston College Industrial & Commercial Law Review 457 (1972).

“Due on Sale Update”, Illinois Reporter, June 1984.

“The Bankruptcy Boom,” Springfield Magazine, Jan.—Feb. 2000.

Professional Associations:

Sangamon County Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association

National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees

- Member

American Bankruptcy Institute

- Member

State Capital Global Law Firm Group

- Voting Member, 2004-2006

Civic Participation:

Rotary Club of Springfield, Former Member

- Past President

Springfield Rotary Foundation

- Former Member and President

Hope School

- Past President, Former Member Board of Directors

Illinois Symphony Orchestra

- Former member, Springfield Trustees

Senior Citizens of Sangamon County

- Former Member Board of Directors

Animal Protective League of Springfield

- Volunteer counsel

Capital Area Amateur Radio Emergency Response Team

- Founding Board Member 2003- 2010

American Radio Relay League

- Member and Volunteer Counsel

Giffin Winning Cohen & Bodewes, P.C.

Practise Areas

  • Bankruptcy Public Service
  • Bankruptcy Private Representation
  • Municipal Law
  • Eminent Domain
Law Firm Position

Of Counsel

Admission Info

Admitted in U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
1971, Illinois
U.S. Supreme Court

Start at the Faculty of Law
University of Chicago Law School

Class of 1971
J.D.

University Attended

University of Illinois
Class of 1968
B.A.
Phi Beta Kappa


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Suite 600 Myers Building1 West Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL  62701
U.S.A.
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John L. Swartz



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Suite 600 Myers Building1 West Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL  62701
U.S.A.

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