Jeffrey K. Paulsen

Top rated Bankruptcy attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Law Offices of William J. Factor
Jeffrey K. Paulsen
Law Offices of William J. Factor

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy, Creditor Debtor Rights; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 2009

Education: University of Illinois College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2019

Law Offices of William J. Factor

105 W. Madison Street
Chicago, Il 60602 Visit website


Focusing his practice primarily on bankruptcy law, Jeffrey K. Paulsen is a partner at the Law Office of William J. Factor, Ltd. In this regard, he provides representation to both creditors and debtors throughout the greater Chicago metropolitan area from the firm’s offices in both Chicago and Northbrook. Mr. Paulsen also has extensive experience in general civil litigation on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. He is admitted to practice in Illinois as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

Mr. Paulsen is a graduate of Northwestern University, where he majored in economics with a minor in Latin before obtaining a bachelor of arts degree in 2003. He subsequently enrolled at the University of Illinois College of Law. While he was there, Mr. Paulsen was the editor-in-chief of The Elder Law Journal and did research for the nationwide Consumer Bankruptcy Project, which was led in part by Elizabeth Warren before she became a U.S. senator. After receiving his juris doctorate magna cum laude in 2009, he clerked for a judge on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois before joining his current firm in 2011.

Mr. Paulsen’s work on behalf of consumers and distressed businesses involves helping them find relief of their seemingly insurmountable financial obligations through the applicable provisions of the Bankruptcy Code. When possible, he helps these clients obtain solutions through negotiations with their creditors. Mr. Paulsen has additionally represented lenders and other creditors in bankruptcy proceedings as well as in collection matters. His successful track record in all these endeavors has earned him an “Excellent” peer-review rating on Avvo along with other favorable recognitions from his colleagues. 

Jeffrey K. Paulsen is a debt relief agent. He helps people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

Practice areas

Bankruptcy: Business, Creditor Debtor Rights: Business, Bankruptcy: Consumer, Business Litigation

Focus areas

Bankruptcy Law

  • 30% Bankruptcy: Business
  • 30% Creditor Debtor Rights: Business
  • 20% Bankruptcy: Consumer
  • 20% Business Litigation

First Admitted: 2009, Illinois

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Bankruptcy Liaison Committee, Member
  • Board of Ravenswood Community Child Care Center
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Illinois
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Bench-bar committee in the Northern District of Illinois, Member
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Law Journal: Elder Law Journal, Staff Member, 2007 – 2008, University of Illinois College of Law, Urbana, Illinois
  • Law Journal: Elder Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief, 2008 – 2009, University of Illinois College of Law, Urbana, Illinois
Educational Background:
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, B.A., Major: Economics, Minor: Latin

Office location for Jeffrey K. Paulsen

105 W. Madison Street
Chicago, Il 60602

Phone: 312-878-0969


5 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2019

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