Paulina Garga-Chmiel

Paulina works primarily in banking and real estate-related litigation, appearing and arguing in Illinois state and federal courts. She handles residential foreclosure actions, bankruptcy matters, and contract litigation. She uses her prior experience working at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois and Chapter 13 Trustee’s office to navigate complex bankruptcy litigation.

Practice areas

  • Residential foreclosures
  • Bankruptcy
  • Contract Litigation and Collections

Bar admissions

  •  Illinois, 2013
  • U.S. District Court
    • Northern District of Illinois, 2013


  • Chicago Kent College of Law, J.D., 2013
  • DePaul University, Cum Laude, B.A., 2007


  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

Personal/community involvement

Paulina is a Junior Board member of the Polish American Association and a member of the Advocates Society (the Association of Polish American Attorneys). She also regularly volunteers at the Amicus Poloniae legal clinic, providing pro bono legal services to the indigent members of the Polish community. She is also an avid runner and loves to travel.