Over 35 years of

COMBINED EXPERIENCE

VOTED BY FELLOW ATTORNEYS, A 2019 LEADING LAWYER IN BANKRUPTCY LAW & FORECLOSURE DEFENSE AND NAMED A TOP THREE BANKRUPTCY LAWYER. ​NOW 2020 LEADING LAWYER
TOP 5% IN THE STATE BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY

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L. Eric Ostling

Owner/Attorney

Eric is the owner and Managing Partner for Ostling & Abbott. Eric has practiced law for over 35 years, specializing in financial and bankruptcy law the past 10 years. Named Leading Lawyer in Bankruptcy in Illinois for 2019 and Three Best Rated Bankruptcy Attorney for Springfield & Peoria.

 

B.A.

Illinois State University

J.D.

Kansas University

Jeffrey Abbott

Attorney

Jeff joined Ostling & Abbott in 2005. Prior to this he represented clients in a wide range of law. He is experienced in foreclosure defense and takes great pride in being able to help clients keep their homes.
B.A.
Illinois Wesleyan '83
J.D.
Washington University '86

Michael Meyers

Attorney

Joining Ostling & Abbott in early 2016, Michael previously specialized in personal injury law at various other firms. Michael has also practiced in criminal law proceedings as a law clerk for the Assistant State's Attorney's Office. While at Northern Illinois, he compiled a list of notable achievements and awards for his work as a law student.
B.S.
Bradley University ‘02
J.D.
Northern Illinois University ‘13

Thomas Carlisle

Attorney

Tom joined Ostling & Abbott in 2008 after 23 years of service at the Illinois Department of Revenue where he practiced labor relations. He was also an administrative law judge for the Illinois Department of Security. Tom rejoined the firm in 2019.
B.A.
Luther College '68
J.D.
John Marshall '79

Gail Petravick

Attorney

Gail joined Ostling & Abbott part-time in 2009 specializing in bankruptcy and foreclosure defense. Gail taught at Bradley University and was awarded Professor of the Month in May of 2016. She also received the Journal of Accountancy Lawler Award for her journal article titled "Advising Financially Distressed Clients" in September 2011. 

 

B.A.

St. Mary's College '75

MSW 

Washington University '78

J.D.

St. Louis University '78