Bankruptcy Advocates


Marcus H. Herbert

University: University of Illinois, B.A., 1987

Law School: Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D., 1992

Admitted: 1992, Illinois and Indiana State and Federal Courts;
                  1999, Kentucky State and Federal Courts


Along with Darrell Dunham, Mr. Herbert co-founded Carbondale's Bankruptcy Advocates LLP in 2009, and the firm focuses on debtor bankruptcy work.


He founded the Carbondale Bankruptcy Clinic in 1996, which also operated the branch in Paducah, Kentucky.  Established in 1999, the Paducah branch is now referred to as the Law Office of Marcus H. Herbert and Associates, and concentrates on bankruptcy and debtor/creditor law.  In addition, Mr. Herbert was a co-founder, in 2008, of Lathram & Herbert LLP in Collinsville, Illinois, which concentrates solely on debtor bankruptcy work.


Memberships and Associations:
Kentucky and Illinois State Bar Associations; National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys; Bankruptcy Association of Southern Illinois; Better Business Bureau Accredited; Rated “excellent” by AVVO






Marcus H. Herbert earned his B.A. from the University of Illinois in 1987 and his J.D. from SIU School of Law in Carbondale, IL in 1992.  In 1990 and 1991, he was the Law Clerk for Hon. Judge Kenneth Meyers Bankruptcy Judge SD ILL, as well as for Moses and Singer at 1271 Ave. of The Americas New York, New York.  From 1992-1995, Mr. Herbert worked with the Law Office of Terry Sharp, PC, in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.




Representative Cases:
Deason v. Gutzler, 251 lll. App.3d 630, 622 N.E.2d 1276 (Ill. App. 5 Dist. 1993)
In re Clark, 393 B.R. 508 (Bkrtcy. W.D.Ky. 2008)
In re Barrett, 371 B.R. 860 (Bkrtcy. S.D.Ill. 2007)
In re Crump, 247 B.R. 1 (Bkrtcy. W.D.Ky. 2000)
Knights Prairie Hunting Club. Inc. v. Holmes, 263 lll.App.3d 455, 636 N.E.2d 29 (Ill. App. 5 Dist.1994)
In re Knapp, 179 B.R. 106 (Bkrtcy. S.D.Ill. 1995)
Farm Credit Bank of St. Louis v. Doer, 250 lll.App.3d 1, 620 N.E.2d 549 (Ill. App. 5 Dist. 1993)
In re Heath, 318 B.R. 115 (Bkrtcy. W.D.Ky. 2004)
In re Ellis, 274 B.R. 782 (Bkrtcy. S.D.Ill. 2002)
In re Palmer, 224 B.R. 681 (Bkrtcy. S.D.Ill. 1998)



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