Practice Areas

There is an old adage: "If you only have a hammer, every problem looks like a nail." Therefore, our commitment to service begins with the belief that in order to properly represent clients, you must have working knowledge of many areas of the law. We represent clients in a variety of areas, including: banking, commercial litigation, foreclosures, real estate, personal injury, Creditor Bankruptcy Claims, Chapter 7 bankruptcy, collections, auto accidents, traffic cases, and estate litigation matters. We are dedicated to offering our clients the best possible legal representation for their needs.


At Burke & Handley, we represent both individuals and businesses in debt collection matters. Debt collection can be either a very simple or a very complicated matter, depending on the situation. In some cases, hiring a debt collection attorney and in… Read More

Commercial Litigation

The attorneys at Burke & Handley, P.C. have become trusted and respected advisors to business decision-makers in many different businesses of all sizes, from individual entrepreneurships to national corporations. They regularly handle a wide rang… Read More


In the forum of Banking Litigation, we provide for our lender-clients’ needs on all levels, from defending lender liability actions, to enforcing rights against borrowers in State and Federal (including bankruptcy) courts. Our attorneys have extens… Read More

Maintaining Corporate Records

Once your Corporation is formed, you cannot ignore it. Besides paying your annual franchise tax to the Illinois Secretary of State, in order to maintain the benefits of being a Corporation and the shield against individual liability, you must observe… Read More

Commercial Real Estate


If you are considering bankruptcy, there are numerous challenges involved with planning your financial future. It helps to have a competent and experienced attorney on your side. With more than thirty years of experience representing clients in Chapt… Read More

Auto Accidents & Traffic Cases

In 2011, there were 281,788 reported auto accidents in Illinois, resulting in 84,172 injuries and 918 deaths. A serious auto accident can change your life instantly. Whether you are injured, or a family member is injured or killed, the emotional and… Read More


Probate disputes can be especially difficult, as they often take place when a family is grieving the loss of a loved one. They can arise when the validity of a will is challenged, property ownership is unresolved, or other factors come into question.… Read More

Estate Litigation

Wills and trusts are the foundations of most estate plans. A will is a legal document that specifies your wishes for your assets and your dependents after your death. Upon your death, the will is verified and administered in probate court. This can b… Read More

Personal Injury

At Burke & Handley, we handle personal injury cases regularly, and are skilled in reaching the best possible outcomes for our clients. Robert Handley has been practicing personal injury law for over 40 years, and is highly experienced in handling all… Read More

Real Estate

With today’s battered real estate market, now, more than ever, you will need an experienced attorney to assist you in the sale or purchase of real estate. We can help. The attorneys at Burke & Handley have the extensive business and legal experienc… Read More


Burke & Handley, P.C. handles commercial and residential foreclosures throughout Northern Illinois. With the ever-changing rules, case law developments, specific local rules and the turmoil caused by the foreclosure crisis, it pays to have a firm… Read More


In the forum of Banking Litigation, Burke & Handley, P.C. provides for our lender-clients’ needs on all levels, from defending lender liability actions, to enforcing rights against borrowers in State and Federal (including bankruptcy) courts. O… Read More