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BBB Accredited Business since

Robert J. Semrad & Associates LLC

Additional Locations

Phone: (312) 913-0625 Fax: (312) 447-7816 View Additional Phone Numbers 20 S Clark St Fl 28, Chicago, IL 60603 View Additional Email Addresses View Additional Web Addresses

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DebtStoppers, also known as Robert J. Semrad & Associates LLC, is a law firm specializing in bankruptcy, including both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, for private citizens to help them reduce their debt load and be freed from their debt. Located in Chicago, IL, this company serves downtown Chicago and the surrounding areas, including Skokie, Evanston, Niles, Morton Grove, Brookfield, La Grange, Roselle, O'Hare, Norwood Park, Norridge, Bensenville, Elk Grove Village, Park Ridge, Wood Dale, Elmwood Park, Melrose Park, Des Plaines, Oak Park, Maywood, Cicero, Berwyn, Westchester, Hines, Broadview, and Riverside. The firm began in 2003 and is led by Robert J. Semrad, who graduated from DePaul University in 1994 and has worked in personal bankruptcy law ever since.

This firm assists individuals who are considering filing for bankruptcy or who have large amounts of debt by guiding them through the process and assisting them each step of the way, helping to explain the process and representing them in the court system to ensure that they receive what is available to them and that they are not taken advantage of by the court system or by credit card companies or debtors. The firm will determine what type of bankruptcy is best for them, how to go about filing for bankruptcy, and what to do at each step of the bankruptcy process to ensure that their future is clear of unsecured debt.

Visit the website for DebtStopppers to learn more about the bankruptcy process, determine whether bankruptcy is necessary, and contact the firm to discuss a potential bankruptcy.

BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since

BBB has determined that Robert J. Semrad & Associates LLC meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

BBB accreditation does not mean that the business' products or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB, or that BBB has made a determination as to the business' product quality or competency in performing services.

Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised the rating for Robert J. Semrad & Associates LLC include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
  • Response to 16 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

16 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 4 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 1
Billing/Collection Issues 6
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 9
Total Closed Complaints 16

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

3 Customer Reviews on Robert J. Semrad & Associates LLC
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 3
Total Customer Reviews 3

Additional Information

BBB file opened: March 15, 2005 Business started: 01/01/2003 in IL Business started locally: 01/01/2003 Business incorporated 02/10/2003 in IL
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission
130 E Randolph St, Ste 1500, Chicago IL 60601
Phone Number: (800) 826-8625

Type of Entity

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

Business Management
Mr. Patrick Semrad, Managing Partner Mr. Robert Semrad, Senior Partner Mr. Brian Zeft, Supervisor
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Patrick Semrad, Managing Partner
Business Category

Attorneys & Lawyers - Bankruptcy Attorneys & Lawyers - Bankruptcy & Taxes Attorneys & Lawyers - Bankruptcy Chapter Seven Attorneys & Lawyers - Bankruptcy Chapter Thirteen Attorneys & Lawyers Offices of Lawyers (NAICS: 541110)

Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Summary

Robert J. Semrad & Associates LLC has received 3.68 out of 5 stars based on 3 Customer Reviews and a BBB Rating of A+.

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

BBB letter grades represent the BBB's opinion of the business. The BBB grade is based on BBB file information about the business. In some cases, a business' grade may be lowered if the BBB does not have sufficient information about the business despite BBB requests for that information from the business.

BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating is not a guarantee of a business' reliability or performance, and BBB recommends that consumers consider a business' BBB Rating and Customer Review Rating in addition to all other available information about the business. If the BBB Rating is NR then only Customer Reviews are used for the Star Rating.