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Howard L. Adelman


Current Position

Adelman & Gettleman, Ltd.
53 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 1050
Chicago, IL 60604-3507

Tel: 312-435-1050
Fax: 312-435-1059

Class: XII (2001)Circuit: Seventh


Illinois State University, B.S. (1974)
St. Louis University, J.D., cum laude (1977)

Professional Career

Shareholder, Adelman & Gettleman, Ltd. (1983-)
Partner, Schwartz, Cooper, Kolb & Gaynor (1979-83)
Law Clerk-Executive Judicial Assistant, Missouri Court of Appeals, St. Louis District (1977-78)


Judicial Conference of the U.S. Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (1999-05)
Chicago Bar Association (1979-)
Federal Bar Association, Former Director (1982-)
Seventh Circuit Bar Association: General Chair, Bankruptcy Practice & Procedure Subcommittee (1995-98); Treasurer (1998-)


"Burnside: A Clear and Present Threat to Availability of Debtor Representation," Bankruptcy Law Adviser 1989 Author
"Law of Guaranty," Secured Transactions Handbook, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education 1988 Author
"Mortgage Liens in Bankruptcy," Financial Real Estate Handbook, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education 1988 Co-author


Listed in Best Lawyers in America, (1995-11)
Listed in World's Leading Lawyers by Chambers & Partners, (2002-03)
Listed in Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business by Chambers & Partners, (2003-11)
Illinois SuperLawyers Top 100,
Illinois Lawyers Network, "Top 100 Business Lawyers"