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David Leibowitz

Senior Legal Advisor

UpRight Law (888) 408-9779

3438 N. Elaine Place
Suite 4
Chicago, IL 60657

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David P. Leibowitz is the Senior Legal Advisor for UpRight Law. He holds a B. A. in Economics from Northwestern University and received his J.D., cum laude, from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law

David serves as coordinating co-editor of the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal’s “Consumer Corner.” He is also co-chair of an ABI task force studying individual chapter 11 cases. He has served as Co-Chair of the ABI’s Consumer Bankruptcy Committee and Co-Chair of the ABI’s Commercial Fraud Committee. He is a frequent speaker at ABI national, regional and local conferences.

David is certified as both a Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney and a Business Bankruptcy Attorney by the American Board of Certification. He is recognized as a “Super Lawyer” and as a member of “Leading Lawyers Network”.

David joined a distinguished panel of authors writing five chapters in the recently published Bloomberg Bankruptcy Treatise addressing attorneys’ fees and ethics in bankruptcy.

David is nationally known for his work in mortgage related issues arising in consumer bankruptcy cases. He has addressed this topic on several occasions at National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys conventions and workshops. His latest book “Chapter 13 – What You Need to Know” was published in 2010. His personal firm, Lakelaw, was the only private law firm in Wisconsin to have won a grant for foreclosure prevention from the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Administration.

Mr. Leibowitz has been a panel chapter 7 trustee for 25 years. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees and as editor of its publication NABTalk.

In 2010, Mr. Leibowitz received the Liberty Bell Award from the Judges of the 19th Judicial Circuit, Lake County, Illinois, for “Outstanding Commitment and Service” for his work in organizing that court’s mortgage foreclosure help desk and producing mortgage foreclosure information videos. In 2006, he received the Excellence in Pro Bono Service Award from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.


49 years since David Leibowitz was first licensed to practice law.

State License Status Year Acquired
Illinois Active And Authorized To Practice Law 1974
Wisconsin Good Standing 2006


School Major Degree Graduated
Loyola University School of Law, JD (cum laude) 1974
Northwestern University Economics BA - Bachelor of Arts 1970

Work Experience

Position Duration
Wisconsin Bar - Admitted to Practice 2006–present
Adjunct Professor at John Marshall Law School 1996–2001
Partner at Freeborn & Peters 1992–1999


Position Association Name Duration
Admitted to Practice United States District Court for the District of Maryland 2008–present
Member Wisconsin Bar 2006–present
Member Wisconsin Bar 2002–present


Award Name Granting Organization Date
Liberty Bell Award Circuit Court of Lake County Illinois 2010
Pro Bono Service Award Lake County Bar Association 2007
Excellence in Pro Bono Service Award Northern District of Illinois 2006

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Everything was handled professionally and with the utmost customer services. We filed last year and still have a good relationship with our attorneys.

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