About Us

Lou Brydges and Associates can help you understand all your options. In certain situations we can negotiate with your mortgage lender to achieve the desired result, but when necessary, our trial lawyers are always prepared for litigation.

We invite you to contact us for a free evaluation where we can answer any questions you may have about foreclosure defense law, including:

  • Bankruptcy and foreclosure defense
  • Commercial foreclosure defense
  • Consent foreclosure
  • Deed in lieu of foreclosure
  • Defective mortgages
  • Foreclosure defense vs. bankruptcy
  • Mortgage restructuring vs. loan modification
  • Short sale negotiation
  • What is the foreclosure process

We are prepared to handle negotiations with mortgage lenders and engage in litigation when necessary. We have consistently been the Peer Rated highest ranked mortgage foreclosure defense attorneys in Legal Abilities and Ethical Standards by Martidale-Hubbell— both nationally and in Illinois. If you feel threatened by foreclosure and want to save your home, we are here to help you explore your legal options.

About Our Founder and Principal Partner Louis W. Brydges, Jr.

Louis W. Brydges, Jr. graduated Lake Forest Academy 1973; Emory University 1977 (Major in History and Political Science); J.D., Emory University College of Law 1980.

Mr. Brydges has practiced law for over 30 years.In 2010 – he was the co-founding partner of Fish, Brydges & Associates, focusing on residential and commercial foreclosure defense and in August, 2011 – founded Lou Brydges & Associates, P.C.  Mr. Brydges has written extensively on mechanics’ lien law. He has practiced before the Circuit Courts of Illinois, Wisconsin and Georgia; the Federal District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern and Western Divisions, First and Second District Appellate Courts of Illinois and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He was also among the youngest attorneys ever rated AV (“A”, highest legal abilities; “V” very high ethical standards – both highest ratings available) by his peers for Martindale –Hubbell for Legal Abilities and Ethical Standards.

Our Attorneys

Carl Nicolas

Carl comes to the Lou Brydges law firm with a fire and a determination to help those who have been hurt by the current financial crisis. Mr. Nicolas graduated from Michigan State College of Law with a concentration in Trial Practice, his specific training helps him effectively defend his clients in the complex area of foreclosure defense. Carl hails from Lake County, Illinois and has a true understanding of how to navigate Illinois foreclosure law. “Carl is the kind of lawyer who will fight for our clients rights and knows how to slug it out with the big financial giants to help protect our clients homes and best interest.”-Lou Brydges