As a judicial clerk for the Honorable Deborah Thorne, I know what makes an effective advocate. Evaluating the merits of legal arguments taught me how to effectively argue for my client and how to efficiently navigate through the litigation process. This type of approach is an integral part of our culture at Freeborn.
John Andreasen is an Associate in the Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Practice Group.
Prior to joining Freeborn, John served as a Law Clerk to The Honorable Deborah Thorne, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois, where he wrote and edited drafts of published opinions, written rulings, and other bench memoranda for cases and adversary proceedings under Chapters 7, 11, and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code, as well as researched myriad areas of the law, especially Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Illinois state property and mortgage law, contract law, and corporate law.
Prior to his Clerkship, John served as a Legal Extern for The Honorable Deborah Thorne, as a Legal Intern for Farm Credit Illinois and as a Legal Extern to The Honorable Raymond Mitchell, Cook County Circuit Court, Law Division.
While in law school, John served as Notes Editor of The Elder Law Journal, served as President of the Bankruptcy Law Society from 2018 – 2019, participated in the Duberstein Moot Court Competition, and received the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence in 2019. John also served as a research assistant for Professor Charles Tabb on the Law of Bankruptcy and Robert Lawless on the Consumer Bankruptcy Project.
Member, American Bankruptcy Institute (2018-2021)
Member, Chicago Bar Association (2017-2021)
- Preference Defense Handbook: The Circuits Compared, 3rd Ed. American Bankruptcy Institute.
- Passive Retention: A Creditor’s Right or an Act to Exercise Control?, NAACT Academy (2019).
- Water for the Plants: How Reserve Funds Keep Chapter 13 Plans Alive on Rainy Days and Benefit Unsecured Creditors, American Bankruptcy Institute Law Journal (February 2020).