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April 24, 2014
greg stern

Gregory K. Stern

monica o'brien

Monica C. O'Brien

christina riepel

Christina M. Riepel

rachel stern

Rachel Stern

dennis quaid

Dennis E. Quaid

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Gregory K. Stern, P.C. and its predecessor firm have been located in Chicago, Illinois since 1983. The firm provides representation to individual consumer and business debtors, creditors, and trustees in Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Chapter 11 Bankruptcy cases. It also practices in the areas of Civil Litigation and Real Estate. The firm's attorneys, Gregory K. Stern, Monica C. O'Brien, Christina M. Riepel, and Dennis E. Quaid provide individual and personal representation. The attorneys are readily available to discuss your case or answer any questions you might have.

The firm provides services in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, and Will County. The attorneys are available evening and weekend hours to accommodate your schedule. The firm also offers a FREE NO OBLIGATION INITIAL CONSULTATION, and attorney fee payment plans.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (312) 427-1558 or e-mail us at gstern1@flash.net.


Disclaimer: A request for information does not create an attorney-client relationship.


Gregory K. Stern

Gregory K. Stern was admitted to practice in Illinois and the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois in 1982, and the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit in 1985. Greg is also a member of the Trial Bar of the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, admitted in 1989.

Prior to practicing law, Greg was employed as a Hearing Officer and Deputy Trustee by Craig Phelps, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee in Chicago. From 1981 to 1983 Greg was a member of the Interim Panel of Trustees for the Northern District of Illinois.

Currently, he is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association - Lawyer Referral Service, Bankruptcy Panel. Greg has been a speaker at bar association and professional organization events, most recently as a panel member at the American Bankruptcy Central States Workshop in Traverse City, Michigan, speaking on high income consumer debtors. He is a member of various professional organizations and in 2008 received the Distinguished Service Award from the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services. Proud of the firm's volunteerism, he has also received Pro Bono Advocates' 1993 Volunteer Attorney of the Year Award.


Monica C. O'Brien

Monica Claire O'Brien was admitted to practice in Illinois and the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois in 1993. Monica is also a member of the Trial Bar of the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, admitted in 2010.

Monica joined the firm in November 1993 and concentrates her practice in bankruptcy law. She represents individual consumers in Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Chapter 11 cases; businesses in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases; and creditors in Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Chapter 11 cases.

Prior to practicing law, Monica received her undergraduate degree from Loyal University Chicago in 1987 where she graduated magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree. After college, Monica worked for the State of Illinois as a forensic scientist. She attended law school at the Illinois Institute of Technology-Kent College of Law where she graduated in 1993, with honors. While attending law school, Monica served as a member of the Moot Court team.

Currently, she is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Chicago Bar Association - Lawyer Referral Service, Bankruptcy Panel. Mrs. O'Brien regularly volunteers her time to participate in the Chicago Bar Association's call-a-lawyer program.


Christina M. Riepel

Christina M. Riepel was admitted to practice in Illinois in November, 2008, and became a member of the General Bar for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in December, 2008. Christina is also a member of the Trial Bar of the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, admitted in September, 2010.

Christina began working for Gregory K. Stern, P.C. as a law clerk in May, 2007, and joined the firm as an associate in January, 2009. She concentrates her practice on representing debtors and creditors in Chapter 7, 11, and 13 Bankruptcies and debt settlement, and bankruptcy trustees in Chapter 7 cases.

Prior to practicing law, Christina received her undergraduate degree from Loyola University Chicago in 2005 where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. While attending Loyola University, Christina was an active member of the policy debate team, for which she qualified and attended the highly prestigious National Debate Tournament. Christina received her Juris Doctor from DePaul University in 2008. While at DePaul, she was a successful member of the Appellate Moot Court Society, receiving third place at the Federal Bar Association's Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition.

Currently, Christina is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association.


Rachel Stern

Rachel Stern was admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois and the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois in 2012.

Prior to practicing law, Rachel received her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri in 2006, where she graduated cum laude, with a Bachelor of Journalism degree. After college, Rachel worked as an account executive for an advertising firm in Chicago and in 2008 came to work as Gregory K. Stern, P.C. as a law clerk and office manager. She attended law school at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and graduated magna cum laude in 2012. While attending law school, Rachel served as a member of the American Bar Association Moot Court team, the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal and the Loyola Consumer Law Review.

Currently, she is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association.


Dennis E. Quaid

Dennis E. Quaid was admitted to practice in the State of Illinois in October 1970, other bar admissions include the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in 1972, the Supreme Court of the United States in 1975, and the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in 1976.

Dennis took upon the of counsel role with the firm in November, 2010. He concentrates his practice on the representation of parties and businesses involved in insolvencies, work-outs and commercial litigation. Over the course of his practice he has represented every type of party in insolvency cases, including: business debtors, secured lenders, unsecured trade creditors, preference defendants, trustees, and litigants in adversary proceedings.

Prior to practicing law, Dennis received his undergraduate degree in 1967 from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his Juris Doctor from DePaul University in 1970. Dennis was a member of the DePaul University College of Law Review. Upon receiving his Juris Doctor, Dennis worked as a law clerk for the honorable Alexander J. Napoli, the United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. Dennis started in private practice with the firm of Ahern & Gillogly Ltd. He served as partner in that firm from 1972 to 1981. Dennis then worked at Fagel & Haber Ltd., where he became a partner and served as the chair of the Bankruptcy Department from 1981 through 2007. Fagel & Haber Ltd. was succeeded by merger with Thompson & Coburn LLP and Dennis served as partner in the Bankruptcy Department until 2010.

Currently, Dennis is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the American Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, Turnaround Management Association, and the Risk Management Association.

Dennis has been a frequent speaker and author at bar associations and professional groups on topics of bankruptcy, commercial litigation, and insolvency.


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