Kent A. Gaertner

Kent A. Gaertner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Wheaton, IL

Pfeiffer Law Offices, P.C.
 | 1725 South Naperville Road, Suite 205
Wheaton, IL 60189
Phone: 630-517-0808
Fax: 630-517-0809
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013, 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Consumer (50%),
  • Bankruptcy: Business (30%),
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Consumer (20%)
Attorney Profile

                                       Kent A. Gaertner

Kent Gaertner has practiced Bankruptcy law for over 35 years. He represents clients in Chapters 7, 11, and 13 of the Code and in non-bankruptcy workouts, assignments and reorganizations. His clients include both consumers and businesses, debtors and well as creditors. He is experienced in all facets of bankruptcy litigation having represented both plaintiffs and defendants in lawsuits arising out of the bankruptcy process. Several of the cases in which he has represented litigants have been chosen for publication by the Bankruptcy Court. Mr. Gaertner also handles the firm's real estate practice. 

Professionally, Mr. Gaertner is extremely active in the DuPage County Bar Association. He is a Past President of the Association and a past President of the DuPage County Bar Foundation. He has previously served the Association as a Director for five years.  He has served on the Audit Committee and the Executive Board. He ws the Chair of the Judiciary Committee that investigates and issues recommendations for judicial candidates in DuPage County.  He helped establish the first Bankruptcy Committee for the Association and served three times as its Chairman.   Mr. Gaertner is a regular contributor to "The Brief" magazine of the DuPage County Bar Association with articles on bankruptcy practice. He is a frequent speaker on bankruptcy topics at continuing legal education seminars for attorneys and has been selected as a moderator for bankruptcy related seminars given by the Illinois Institute For Continuing Legal Education and the Illinois State Bar Association.  He is a member of the ISBA Assembly and the past Chair of the Bankruptcy Sub Committee of the ISBA Commercial, Banking and Bankruptcy Section Council.  In May, 2015 Mr. Gaertner ws elected to the ISBA Board of Governors.  He is also a Hearing Officer with the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Committee.

Besides being a "Super Lawyer since 2013, Mr. Gaertner ws named one of the top 10 personal bankruptcy attorneys in Illinois by Leading Lawyer Magazine in its March 2016 edition.

Mr. Gaertner grew up in Naperville, IL. He is a graduate of Carthage College B.A. 1974, and Nova Southeastern University Law School J.D. 1977. 

About Kent Gaertner

Admitted: 1978, Illinois

Professional Webpage:


  • Kent was chosen as one of the top 10 personal bankruptcy attorneys in Illinois by Leading Lawyer Magazine in its March 2016 issue., Leading Lawyer Magazine, 2016
  • Awarded by the DuPage County Bar Association, June 2017, Lawyer of the Year, DuPage County Bar Association, 2017
  • Awarded by the DuPage County Bar Association, June 2019, Ralph Gabric Lifetime Achievement Award, DuPage County Bar Association, 2019

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Kent is "Of Counsel" to the firm of Pfeiffer Law Offices. in Wheaton, Il., 2011
  • Director and officer of the DuPage County Bar Assoc.  President of Association 2009-2010.  President of DuPage County Bar Foundation 2010-2011.  DCBA Judiciary Committee Chair 2010-2011.  Illinois State Bar Assoc Section Council on Collection, Banking and Bankruptcy 2010 to date.  ISBA Assembly 2008-2010 and 2014 to date.  ISBA Board of Governors 2015 to 2019.  Hearing Officer with Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, 2014-2018., 2011

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • This article discusses the impact of lack of notice on due process in the bankruptcy arena., The Intersection of Notice and Due Process in Bankruptcy, DuPage Couty Bar Association Brief Magazine, 2016
  • This article discusses how to conduct the initial interview of a potential Chapter 7 or 13 client., Bankruptcy Initial Interview- Tips and Traps, DuPage County Bar Association Brief Magazine, 2014

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Appointed as a Hearing Officer for the Illinois Registration and Disciplinary Commisssion. Named one of the top ten personal bankruptcy attorneys in Illinois by Leading Lawyer Magazine in its March 2016 edition., 2014
  • Elected to the Illinois State Bar Association Board of Governors., 2015
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Office Location for Kent A. Gaertner

1725 South Naperville Road
Suite 205
Wheaton, IL 60189

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Last Updated: 9/17/2019

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