About Our Firm

Experienced, Dedicated & Successful

Woerthwein & Miller is a nationally-recognized leader in foreclosure defense. We are passionate advocates for homeowner rights. We also provide consumers with relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Our firm has recently expanded, adding new practice areas designed to assist consumers fight debt collectors, creditors, and credit reporting agencies.

We also assist people with all types of serious injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death litigation. Our personal injury attorneys are committed to protecting and vindicating the rights of people who are seriously injured by the negligence of others.

If you would like to talk to a Chicago personal injury attorney about a potential case, call us at 630-358-7140 for a free consultation. You can also complete our website contact form and a lawyer will call you back.

Our lawyers have successfully handled all types of foreclosure defense and personal injury matters throughout Illinois, including but not limited to those involving:

Foreclosure Defense

Today, many of the 125,000 pending foreclosure cases in the Chicago metropolitan area involve cases filed by major banks and/or trustees that “lack standing”. Most homeowners don’t realize that the bank trying to foreclose may have no legal right to do so. Simply put, you have a powerful legal foreclosure defense and may not even know it! Even if the bank establishes its right to sue, defending your case still has powerful advantages. You can get time to work out a solution. The solution is unique to you. Our attorneys can guide you to the best possible resolution based on your specific situation.

Car Accidents and Truck Accidents

Every time a driver gets behind a wheel of a motor vehicle, he or she is accepting responsibility for the safety of everyone else on the road. Accidents can and do happen. If a driver’s negligent behavior or careless actions lead to the personal injury or death of another party, then that driver must be held accountable.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice claims and lawsuits arise when patients are injured or killed as a result of the careless or intentional acts of a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare provider. These commonly involve medical errors, injuries at birth, surgical errors, pharmacy medication errors, misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose cancer (breast, bladder, lung, ovarian, cervical, pelvic), misread tests or X-rays, adverse drug reactions, and medical device failure.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death, as a legal term, is a death that has been caused by the fault of another person. For example, deaths caused by drunk driving, the manufacture of a defective or dangerous product, the construction of an unsound structure or building, or failing to diagnose a fatal disease may be considered under the law as “wrongful deaths.”

Products Liability

Products liability is an area of personal injury law that focuses on dangerous and defective products. Our attorneys represent injured victims throughout the Illinois area in matters against corporations or manufacturers who have manufactured unsafe products or sold them to consumers.

Attorneys and Paralegals

Theodore Woerthwein

Mr. Woerthwein specializes in trying cases in both state and federal court. His fellow Illinois attorneys voted Mr. Woerthwein an Illinois “Super Lawyer” in the areas of civil and criminal law. He represents people in a broad range of lawsuits


John Miller

Chicago attorney John Miller represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex cases in state and federal Court. Has successfully represented minority members. partners or shareholders against oppressive tactics at the appellate level. He calls some of his practice the art of “corporate divorce.”


Matthew Hector

Chicago attorney Matthew Hector represents consumers. He defends consumers whose homes are in foreclosure, assists them with reorganizing or eliminating their debts under the United States Bankruptcy Code, and pursues debt collectors, creditors, and credit reporting agencies under both federal and state law.


Ashley Hanlon

Ashley Hanlon handles a variety of litigation matters at Woerthwein & Miller. During her time in law school, Ms. Hanlon participated in an externship program at the Cook County State's Attorney's Office where she clerked for the Felony Narcotics Trial/Special Prosecutions Unit. There, Ms. Hanlon gained valuable trial experience, litigating criminal felony bench trials as a Rule 711 law clerk.


Our Team, In the Press

Read of our latest success, in the press

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