Stephen S. Newland

Libertyville, Illinois
phone (847) 549-0000
fax (847) 549-1902

“We both feel we have been blessed with the greatest lawyer in Lake County and we will keep you always in mind and tell everyone you are our recommendation”

Stephen S. Newland obtained his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Steve then went on to receive his law degree from DePaul University in Chicago, excelling in law school as a recipient of the Dean's Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence. Steve was employed at one of the largest and most prestigious personal injury law firms in the nation where he worked on multimillion dollar high publicity cases such as the Tylenol poisonings and major aviation disasters. While working on high profile injury cases, Steve also provided legal representation to those unable to afford an attorney through the DePaul Legal Aid Clinic.

“Steve is "THE" lawyer to call when it comes to preserving your rights as a homeowner, or if you need legal protection in your financial matters”

Since opening the firm’s Libertyville office in 1993 Steve’s practice has grown tremendously. Steve is considered an authority by many in the field of bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, and real estate.

Steve was a featured speaker at the annual Lake County Bar Association’s Real Estate Committee seminar and spoke on the topic of “What Every Real Estate Lawyer Needs to Know about Bankruptcy”. Also Steve and his bankruptcy practice was featured on the front page on the Northwest Herald on a story the paper did on bankruptcy. Steve has also volunteered his services to the foreclosure court help desk at the courthouse to assist individuals who are facing foreclosure.

Due to Steve's expertise in foreclosure defense he is often asked to speak to fellow attorneys at bar association seminars to instruct other lawyers on how to assist their clients in foreclosure defense. Steve has spoken at the Lake County Bar Association monthly real estate meeting as a featured speaker on the topic of "How to Obtain a Loan Modification by using a Foreclosure Defense." He also was a featured speaker at the Northwest Suburban Bar Association Seminar on the topic of "Affirmative Defenses in Foreclosure." Steve recently spoke on the topic entitled "Advising the Client in Foreclosure" at the Northwest Suburban Bar Association Seminar.

“Changed my life. I feel my family and I can move forward. Went to several lawyers for bankruptcy and he explained things the best and had the best approach. Saved my home with a modification”

In foreclosure defense cases, Steve has been successful in getting lenders to provide people loan modifications where the lenders were previously unwilling to provide modifications. Steve has also succeeded in getting people back their homes even after the banks have taken the homes through foreclosure sales.

Due to Steve's sucesses in defending foreclosures, he has one of the largest foreclosure defense practices in the Chicago area. He has the largest foreclosure defense practice in Lake County, Illinois.

In addition to Steve’s large bankruptcy, foreclosure defense and real estate practice; Steve has personally done many thousands of real estate closings over his 20 years as a lawyer. Steve also practices in estate planning, workers’ compensation and personal injury.

Steve is available to meet with clients in any of the firm’s office locations.

"Bankruptcy, foreclosure, professional – simply the best! - Stephen and his team handled our very complicated situation like no other could in the business. We started with a very complicated Chapter 7 bankruptcy, then a US Trustee challenge and ended with keeping our home thru 2 foreclosures. Often described as a “Harvard Review” case we spent over 3 years working with Steve’s team and could not be happier with the results. Steve never gave us false hope but never gave up either. Very calm under adverse circumstances, he has a fantastic staff and has a huge network of resources. Would I recommend him… absolutely!"

Areas of Practice:

Foreclosure Defense
Real Estate
Estate Planning
Personal Injury
Workers' Compensation

Bar Admissions:

Illinois, 1991
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1992


DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1991

University of Illinois, 1988

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Illinois State Bar Association

Lake County Bar Association
Member, Real Estate Committee

Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association

National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

Association of Foreclosure Defense Attorneys

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