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STEVEN J.

GRACE
4805 N. Fairfield Ave, Apt 33
Chicago, IL 60625
312-493-6912
stevengracelaw@gmail.com

EDUCATION

Wayne State University Detroit, Michigan


Doctor of Jurisprudence, May 2007
• Board of Governor’s Scholarship
• Member of Entertainment Law Society
• Member of Law School Ice Hockey Team

Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, Michigan


Bachelor of Arts, English and Philosophy, March 2004
• Magna Cum Laude
• Completed Degree in three years

EXPERIENCE

The Law Offices of Steven J. Grace Chicago, Illinois


Solo Practitioner December 2009 to Present
Engaged in all aspects of operation of profitable law office focused heavily on consumer law issues ranging from
bankruptcy to foreclosure defense. Handled all phases of casework from initial intake through case conclusion.
Maintained fairly heavy client caseload, averaging around 30 open files at a time. Single handedly designed and
developed website tailored to generate client interaction: www.stevengracelaw.com and
www.chicagoaccidentattorneyandcounsel.com. Also, generated leads through Google Adwords marketing and other
advertising channels.

The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Harris Maywood, Illinois


Associate Attorney June to December 2009
Heavily involved in all areas of solo practitioner’s bankruptcy practice. Initial client consultations and intake, preparation
and filing of petitions, 341 Creditor’s meetings, Chapter 13 confirmation hearings and all associated motions in Federal
Court. Handled both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases from start to finish. Supervised paralegal in support functions. Also,
worked minimally in the areas of Family Law and Personal Injury.

E.A.C. Financial, LLC Chicago, Illinois


Loan Modification Attorney March - June 2009
Handled heavy loan modification caseload of over 30 files per month. Drafted loan modification services contract and
ensured compliance with Illinois State Statutes. Reviewed HUD 1 settlement statements for TILA, RESPA and HOEPA
violations and subsequent negotiation. Preparation and submission of proposal package which included: debt to income
ratio, appraisal value and foreclosure cost, and personal financial breakdown. Also handled all correspondence and
account maintenance with debt settlement negotiation company.

Creative Artists Agency Hollywood, California


Motion Picture Business Affairs Assistant April – August 2008
Assisted two premier talent agency business affairs attorneys in all aspects of their employment. These duties included:
drafting and sending correspondence and contracts, tracking the execution of said contracts and some celebrity client
contact. Was responsible for locating motion picture remake rights requested by all CAA clients or employees. Also
managed the executives’ personal calendar, supervised email, handled phone calls and managed the filing system.
Licensed to practice in Illinois and Federal Bankruptcy Court – ARDC - 6298405