David Leibowitz founded Lakelaw in 1999 after more than 25 years of distinguished practice in Chicago. He is active in all practice areas of the firm. His core competence is in bankruptcy law and he is proficient in most aspects of financial law. He is the only lawyer in Northern Illinois or Southern Wisconsin board certified both as a business bankruptcy lawyer and as a consumer bankruptcy lawyer. In recent years, David has achieved national recognition for his work in dealing with predatory mortgages both in and out of bankruptcy court. In addition, he has spearheaded Lakelaws growth as a consumer advocacy law firm and as an interstate law firm with five offices in Illinois and Wisconsin.