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Buckrop & VanDeVelde, P.C. will happily accept monthly payments toward your bankruptcy filing. Upon payment of the initial retainer you may begin referring creditors to our office. We ask that you maintain communication with us or make a payment on a monthly basis. Once your fees have been paid in full we will prepare your case to be filed.

John M. VanDeVelde


Location:Rock Island, Illinois




John VanDeVelde has been a practicing Debtor’s attorney since 2009. Mr. VanDeVelde was born and raised in Moline, Illinois, and he attended Alleman High School. Mr. VanDeVelde received his Bachelor of Arts from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, and he received his Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, Missouri. Mr. VanDeVelde attends two bankruptcy conferences annually in order to stay up-to-date on the latest in bankruptcy law. In addition, he is a member of several State and Federal Associations such as the Illinois Bar Association, Rock Island County Bar Association, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy Chapter 7 & 13
  • Bankruptcy Planning
  • Consumer Protection

Litigation Percentage

  • 3% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2009
  • Iowa, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2009
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, 2009


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. – 2009
  • Saint Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa
    • B.A. – 2006
    • Major: Political Science & Philosophy

Speaking Engagements

  • Chapter 13 Panel Speaker Central District of Illinois Chapter Federal Bar Assn: Tips of the Trade Bankruptcy Practice Seminar Held on 9/21/2018 in Peoria, IL
  • Chapter 13 Panel Speaker Iowa Federal Bar Assn. & Bankruptcy Seminars, Inc. All Iowa Bankruptcy Conference. Held on 9/28/2018 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Federal Bar Association


  • English