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Blitt & Gaines, Attorneys at Law

Louis S. Freedman


Louis S. Freedman

Attorney Bio

Lou joined Blitt and Gaines, P.C. in 2015, after spending 34 years as founding partner of Freedman Anselmo Lindberg LLC, a leading creditor’s rights law firm. He is a Past President of the Illinois Creditors’ Bar Association, having also served as Legislative Vice President, and has assisted them in drafting and passage of key legislation in the Illinois General Assembly to save Wage Deduction and Citations to Discover Assets. He is a charter member of NARCA, the National Creditors Bar Association, serving as President from 2011-2013 after having chaired the Federal Governmental Affairs Committee, where he developed and strengthened relationships with key Members of Congress. He currently serves as chair of Political Action Committee of Collection Attorneys (PACCA). Lou is a former Chair Arbitrator for the Mandatory Court Annexed Arbitration Program of DuPage County, Illinois.


Washington University in St. Louis, A.B. 1976

The John Marshall Law School, J.D. 1980


NARCA, the National Creditors Bar Association

DBA International

American Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association

Illinois Creditors’ Bar Association

Creditor’s Bar Coalition of Illinois (CBCI)


NCBA Virtual Webinar, “Be Prepared: Practical Advice and Ethical Considerations for Succession Planning, Mergers and Acquisitions, Closures and Retirement”, September, 2020

NCBA Spring Conference, “What’s Your Plate Cost, A NCBA “CRED” Talk, May, 2019

NCBA Fall Conference, “You ARE Your Brand, Unearthing Your Best Brand Ambassador”, October, 2018

National Automotive Finance Association (NAF) Non-Prime Auto Financing Conference, “Moving Collections Beyond In-House: What Are the Best Practices You Need to Know”, June, 2017

NARCA Spring Conference, “SURVIVOR: Baby Boomers vs. Millennials and Parents vs. Kids”, Moderator; Panel discussion on generation gaps in the law office, May, 2017

Lake County (IL) Bar Association “Collection Law Update”, November, 2015

NARCA Webinar, “Merging, Acquiring and Consolidating Collection Law Firms”, April, 2015

“Know Your Plate Cost: Measuring Law Firm Profitability”, NARCA Legal Learning Tour, Loyola University of Chicago Law School, September, 2014

Lectured for Illinois Institute For Continuing Legal Education (various collection law related topics)

NARCA Legal Symposium 2013, George Washington University, October, 2013, “Legal Collections – The Essential Link to a Successful Credit-Based Economy”, Moderator

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