Meet Our Amazing Team

Ambitious, Focused & Original

Our Amazing Ensemble of 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.


Josh Chavez

Josh is a paralegal in our foreclosure practice. He also assists clients with obtaining loan modifications.

Heidi Hopson

Heidi is a paralegal in our personal injury and medical malpractice practices. She assists clients with obtaining medical bills and records, performing client intake, and other necessary steps to move clients’ cases forward.

Gina Noto

Gina is the firm’s senior paralegal and office manager. She has over 20 years of experience working in law firms across a broad spectrum of practice areas.

Our Team, In the Press

Read of our latest success, in the press

HAMP and HARP Set To End On December 31, 2016
The Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) and the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) are set to expire at the end Read more.
Chicago Property Tax Rate Jumps 12.8 Percent
Chicagoans have known since last year that city property taxes were slated to increase this year. New information from Cook Read more.
John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” Takes On Debt Buyers
John Oliver’s weekly HBO show has received a lot of press for its deft, in-depth reporting on issues that are Read more.
Are We On The Cusp Of Another Housing Crisis?
Michael Brush, a columnist for believes that we are seeing the beginning of the next housing crisis. He points Read more.

What our clients think of us

Second to None

Mr. Woerthwein’s expertise in foreclosure defense is second to none. Not only does he have great command over the complex legal issues surrounding mortgage backed securities (MBS), he is one of the few Illinois attorneys who can actually claim meaningful success against major Wall Street banks.  His clear, concise and brilliant legal brief filed in the Northern Illinois District court enabled him to prevail in his Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff bank’s foreclosure complaint WITH prejudice for lack of standing.  For the first time since the financial crisis began in 2008, courts across the country are discovery what homeowners have known for some time — most banks foreclosing today don’t have proper standing !

Superb Legal Counsel

Mr. Woerthwein and his team are exceptional. Not only did they handle my foreclosure case, but they did it expeditiously. Ted is head and shoulders above most Chicago lawyers I interviewed because he is well versed on the complex legal issues surrounding Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS)

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