Monette W. Cope, Esq.
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Monette W. Cope is an Attorney in the Chicago office who practices in Consumer and Commercial Bankruptcy, counseling creditors through a wide range of bankruptcy proceedings. She also practices in Education Loan Collections and Litigation, managing student loan litigation nationally on behalf of lenders.
Ms. Cope currently serves on the Governing Board of Directors for Rainbows for All Children, an organization dedicated to supporting youth as they navigate grief and heal from loss. She has served on the board of Chicago Financial Women since 2009, and is a current member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Chicago Bar Association.
She earned her J.D. from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, and her B.A. cum laude in English from The Ohio State University. Licensed in Illinois and Ohio, she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Central, Northern, and Southern Districts of Illinois; the Southern District of Ohio; the Western District of Michigan; and the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin.
Honors & Distinctions:
Martindale-Hubbell BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated Attorney
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois (2008)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (1990)
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois (2008)
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (1998)
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan (2014)
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (2015)
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin (2015)
J.D., The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (1988)
B.A., cum laude, English, The Ohio State University (1979)
American Bankruptcy Institute: Member
Chicago Bar Association: Member
Credit Education Coalition: President (2007-08); Board Member (1999-2008)
Ohio Creditor's Attorney Association: Secretary (2006-08)
Chicago Financial Women: Board Member (2009-present)
Rainbows for All Children: Governing Board of Directors (2017)
June 6, 2018
Trends in Student Loan Dischargeability
March 05, 2015
Supreme Court to Decide on Lien Stripping in Chapter 7
October 28, 2014
The 8th Circuit Opens the Door to Partial Discharge of Student Loans and Upends the Totality of Circumstances Test
February 26, 2014
The Tide Towards Tightening Regulations of Educational Loans
September 25, 2013
Maybe You Can Strip It Off or Down, But You Can’t Void That Lien
March 08, 2013
Private Student Loan Lenders May Face Discharge of Loans in Bankruptcy and Regulation from the CFPB
February 21, 2013
The Advantage of Co-Debtor Relief From Stay For Student Loan Creditors
November 08, 2012
Now We Know: How Much Proof Do You Need for that Unsecured Claim?
July 03, 2012
What Does Your TPP Say?
March 09, 2012
Anna Nicole Smith and the Supremes
September 02, 2011
Public Utility Claims In Bankruptcy
August 02, 2011
Should This Mortgage Be Saved?