Steve is an associate attorney with Kostopoulos Law Group P.C. Steve has over 35 years of experience in bankruptcy law.
Steve grew up in the Chicago area and obtained his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Northern Iowa. Steve became a CPA prior to attending law school. He received his law degree from Northern Illinois University where he graduated magna cum laude (with great honors) in 1984. Steve was sworn into the Illinois and Federal Bars that same year.
Steve has served in the past as a member, chair, and co-chair of the Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor committee with the Kane County Bar Association and has been a speaker at many Bankruptcy seminars over the years. Steve is always happy to offer his insight which has been tempered by a 37-year career helping people file for relief under the US Bankruptcy Code. Steve prides himself on being able to help people out of a potentially unfortunate turn of events.
Steve joined practice with his father, Raymond J. Costello in 1984 at which time the firm became known as Costello & Costello, P.C. Steve’s first experience with Bankruptcy began with his father, who was a Chapter 7 trustee in Kane County, Illinois. Raymond went on to file bankruptcies of all kinds, on behalf of both individual debtors and businesses. Steve has likewise represented both debtors and non-debtors in a variety of bankruptcy adversary proceedings.
Steve moved to California in 2019 and became admitted to the California State Bar. He has been admitted to practice in all of the California Federal District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts in those districts. Steve is a member of the Illinois State Bar. Steve is very happy to have joined the Kostopoulos Law Group and believes his years of experience and knowledge will help the firm continue its reputation of excellence in field of Bankruptcy law.