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About Us

Nothing is as stressful as being in debt and unable to get out. At Debtstoppers we fight for an affordable legal & bankruptcy system that will aid in the relief of debt-burdened families. "Rob Semrad, Senior Partner"

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Who We Are? What do We Stand For?

Our Story


Robert and Patrick Semrad, the second-generation Chicago attorneys behind DebtStoppers, were inspired to specialize in bankruptcy law by their personal experience with financial hardship. After their father lost his job, their parents struggled to save their home from overwhelming tax debt. Witnessing the impact of this crisis on their family motivated the Semrad brothers to dedicate their careers to helping others find relief from crippling debt.

DebtStoppers has since grown to become a nationwide industry leader, thanks to the Semrad brothers' commitment to reaching as many people as possible with the message that help is available and affordable. They believe that bankruptcy is a powerful tool for turning around a bad situation quickly and completely. After two decades, the firm continues to explore new ways to use its expertise and creativity to help Americans in financial distress.

We’re Here to Help

At DebtStoppers, our dedicated team of attorneys and staff understand that facing bankruptcy can be a stressful and emotional experience. That's why we provide compassionate and personalized legal representation to every client, helping them navigate the complex bankruptcy process and achieve a fresh financial start. With our proven track record of success and commitment to client satisfaction, we are proud to be a trusted partner in the journey towards financial freedom. Whether you need help with Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, debt negotiation, or foreclosure defense, our experienced professionals are here to guide you every step of the way.

We understand that everyone struggles with debt at one time or another, and we’re here to help with professionalism and compassion, not judgment. Our clients are eager to talk about our service, and we offer a fast, permanent solution to your debt issue. Unresolved debt trouble only gets worse with time, so don’t wait. Let our experienced bankruptcy attorneys help you find your best option today. DebtStoppers is one of the only law firms in the country that offers a genuine $0-Upfront Chapter 7, committed to making our services affordable and accessible to everyone who needs them.

Call or text DebtStoppers and schedule your free debt evaluation. We've helped thousands of people find a debt-free future and we're here to help you too. Take the first step towards financial freedom and call us today.

What clients say about us



Debt stoppers are helping me to resolve what could've been a headache, I really didn't know where to start, but luckily calling them, everything is going smoothly, so far, and I hope to get my debt problem resolved soon. They are very professional, and is handling my case very well, So far So good, I'm glad I called Debt stoppers, I will refer them, if anyone needs help. THANKS


When you're in debt, everyone looks down on you. Not Debt Stoppers, they treat you like family. They made a very complicated situation simple and affordable. As long as you come prepared , you will be satisfied.


When I thought I couldn't do any better with getting out of debt with all the bills and stress I couldn't seem to fix even with trying to do payment plans it still wasn't even but after working with debt stoppers they help me to get a fresh start and release some of the worry I had of not being able to do much with the debt I was in . They don't just tell you anything I actually work with you to find the best solution for your situation. I really love and appreciate these guys’ help. Thanks debt stoppers


What a great company to deal with!!! They were very attentive and talk about a speedy resolution.... wow! Highly recommend

Katie Harris

Important to me in a professional collaboration is the confidence and willingness to resolve the issues.

Myrna Rodney

Trustworthy and professional approach towards every detail of my enquiry. The team responds quickly and effectively with problem solving mindset.

Devan Marabelli

My experience with DebtStoppers was very easy and fast.

The History Behind DebtStoppers

DebtStoppers have helped thousands of families just like theirs, to get out of debt!

Benefits of Working with one of our bankruptcy attorneys

Total Debt Relief by

Phone & Video

$0 Up-Front Bankruptcy

Free Virtual Consultations

Fast, same day case filing

Affordable payment plans

Established bankruptcy law firm - since 2003