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.  

Practice Areas:

Commercial Bankruptcy
Consumer Bankruptcy
Consumer Collections
Education Loan Collection and Litigation

Honors & Distinctions:

Martindale-Hubbell BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated Attorney

Bar Admissions:

Illinois (1988)
Ohio (1997)
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)

Professional Affiliations:

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)

Community Involvement:

Chicago Financial Women: Board Member (2009-present)
Rainbows for All Children: Governing Board of Directors (2017)

Monette W. Cope, Esq. 

Phone: 312.253.9614
Fax: 312.782.4201