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Who We Are

Oak Park, Illinois Attorneys

What We Do

Real Estate Law / Mortgages, Estate Planning, & Bankruptcy ​

The Communities

We Serve 

L to R: Richard Kohn (retired), Sandra Emerson & Matthew Swenson

Emerson Law Firm, LLC was established by attorney Sandra M. Emerson in 2000.  Our attorneys serve clients in the areas of real estate (including short sales and foreclosures); bankruptcy; and estate planning.

The key to our success?  When we were founded, we recognized that clients appreciate when their attorney genuinely cares -- not only about the client, but about the result.  Though we can't guarantee a particular outcome -- particularly in litigation -- we take the dual role of ​attorney and counselor seriously, and strive to obtain the most favorable resolution possible for the individual client's situation.   Each client that comes to us has a different goal.  But one thing our clients have in common is that they all deserve to be treated with the utmost dignity and respect.   

It is because of this underlying philosophy that the firm has grown the old-fashioned way -- from the referrals of satisfied clients, one great client at a time.


From our Oak Park, Illinois office, our law firm assists a diverse range of clients in Chicago, the Oak Park/River Forest/Elmwood Park area, the Schaumburg/Arlington Heights/Elk Grove Village/Rolling Meadows area, and throughout the western and northwestern suburbs with their legal needs.  In today's economic climate, people of all income levels and walks of life often find themselves in need of a law firm to assist them with their real estate or estate planning needs.   Many of our clients wonder if a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy can help them attain their goals, or if they even qualify to file.

We are true legal advocates who are dedicated to guiding you through your options.  Whether you need an attorney to assist you with a short sale or home purchase, to establish a trust or write a will, or to help you  decide if bankruptcy is right for you, you can trust and rely on the lawyers at Emerson Law Firm, LLC to assist you.  To schedule a confidential consultation with a lawyer of the firm, contact our office today using our convenient online contact form, or call us at (708) 660-9190.

Emerson Law Firm, LLC serves clients in Chicago and throughout Cook, DuPage, Will and Lake counties in communities such as Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park, Cicero, Berwyn, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights, Deerfield, Fox Lake, Lake Forest,  Skokie, Evanston, Highland Park, Elmwood Park, Norridge, Norwood Park, Park Ridge, Franklin Park, Brookfield,  Riverside, Melrose Park, Des Plaines, Palatine, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Oak Brook, Rosemont, Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Villa Park, Lombard, Wilmette, and more.  


Sandra is handling 4 complicated foreclosure cases for me. I continue to be amazed at her ability to quickly analyze information and jump right to the pertinent issues. She quickly interprets and synthesizes elements of complex legal issues to develop an overall strategy for each particular case.

Sandra is by far the best attorney with whom I have worked. She has demonstrated excellent legal skills in the management of my cases for the best possible outcome in a timely fashion. Sandra keeps me well informed of legal proceedings and the status of my cases.

E.R., River Forest, Illinois

Media & Announcements

Coming Soon!

Foreclosure Blog

After many years, our foreclosure blog has been discontinued. We thank
our readers for their readership and support.
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We are in the process of adding internet resources on various topics of interest for our clients. Check back in with us soon!


May 2012:  The Suit magazine, "A Foreclosure Warrior" (Sandra Emerson).


June/July 2012:  Featured guest in a two-part summer foreclosure series on Chicago Cable TV's Legal Action (Sandra Emerson).


Free Book

We are committed to every client's financial well-being.  That's why, in keeping with our mission, every bankruptcy client who requests it will receive a complementary copy of Dave Ramsey's book, Starting Over, when they retain us.

July 2014:  "Defending Your Foreclosure": (Sandra Emerson) To read, please click below.


Oct. 2014:  Quoted in article distributed worldwide:  "Americans face post-foreclosure hell as wages garnished, assets seized" (Reuters) (Sandra Emerson)


Oct. 2014:  Featured  on national television -- "Real Money with Ali Velshi" (Al Jazeera America) on deficiency judgments (Sandra Emerson) 

Nov. 2017:  Attorney Sandra Emerson is named by peers as an Illinois Leading Lawyer  in foreclosure and real estate.

April 2018:  Sandra Emerson is named a "Top Attorney in the Western Suburbs" for real estate by West Suburban Living  magazine.

June 17, 2018:  The Firm sponsored musical sensation X2 at Oak Park's Concert in the Park series in Scoville Square, Oak Park, IL.  

Jan. 2019:  Sandra Emerson's profile was featured  in Leading Lawyers magazine.  The story can be found here.

Bankruptcy Resources

Emerson Law Firm recommends Dave Ramsey's Debtor Education and tools for our clients.   Even if you won't be filing bankruptcy, it's always a good idea to assess your budget. Please click below to access Dave's free budget tools and more.  


Our firm proudly participates in the MetLife/Hyatt and ARAG legal programs.  

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