Stephen Ferlmann

Position: Associate Attorney

Stephen C. Ferlmann is an associate attorney at National Litigation Law Group.  He comes to NLLG with over 30 years of litigation experience as a creditor’s rights and collections attorney.  In 2004, he established the Ferlmann Law Firm where he represented banks, credit unions, and other creditors throughout California, in state and bankruptcy courts.  In 2008, the U.S. Department of Justice appointed Steve to serve as a United States Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee for the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California. In 2020, Steve closed the Ferlmann Law Firm and relocated to Arizona.

Steve and wife Sally have been blessed with four children, and all live in the Phoenix, Arizona area.  Besides spending time with his family, Steve enjoys golf, helping coach his son John, a nationally ranked long snapper recruited and playing for the ASU Sun Devils, and helping his wife Sally raise service dogs for Canine Companions.

PREVIOUS PRACTICE AREAS:
Creditor’s Rights Collections-both commercial and consumer debts
Contracts
Financial Transactions

ADMISSIONS:
Illinois
California
Arizona

BAR AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY:
Illinois State Bar Association (Committee on Professionalism -Past Member)
Illinois Bar Association
California Bar Association
Arizona Bar Association

PUBLISHED WORKS:
Co-Author, Collections, Chapter 8, Starting Points, Fundamentals of Practicing Law in Illinois, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2000, reprinted 2004.

Author Does the Illinois Medicaid Program Meet Title XIX’s Requirement That States Provide “Medically Necessary” Services? Southern Illinois University Law Journal, Vol. 14, Fall 1989, pp. 83-102.  Reprinted West’s Social Security Reporting Service, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 3-22.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1987
Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D., 1990

HONORS & AWARDS:
Member, Southern Illinois University School of Law, National Moot Court Team that won Regional Championship and were National Quarterfinalists
Awarded Best Oral Advocate, National Moot Court Competition, Region VIII
Editor, Southern Illinois University Law Journal
Danny Thomas Medal, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (for years of fundraising efforts)

CLASSES TAUGHT:
Humphreys University, Modesto, CA- Introduction to Bankruptcy
Numerous seminars on creditor’s rights and collection topics
Catechism, St. Joseph’s Parish, Modesto, CA

LEGAL ASSISTANT: Erin Conyers
PARALEGAL: Jamie R. Meinecke (Arizona)
PARALEGAL: Sheila Loveless (Illinois)
PARALEGAL: Lili Acevedo (California)