Attorney Profile

Attorney Jeana K. Reinbold holds over 17 years of experience in consumer and commercial bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, litigation and real estate matters. Over her career, she has served as a bankruptcy and commercial litigation attorney with mid-sized and boutique law firms in Illinois, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Jeana also served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable William C. Hillman (ret.) of the United States Bankruptcy Court in Boston, Massachusetts.

Originally from the Chicago area, Jeana returned to her home state of Illinois in 2011 after spending 6 years in New England. She was appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice to serve as a chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee in the Central District of Illinois and started her own law practice in 2012. She presently resides in Springfield with her husband and two daughters.

In her spare time, Jeana enjoys running, which includes 10 marathons and numerous shorter runs to date. She is also an aspiring triathlete, a fan of classical music and a lifelong Cubs fan. Jeana is involved with the community and service projects of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Springfield.

For more information about her practice and experience, please visit the Practice Areas or Representative Matters & Cases pages.


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, JD (2000)
  • University of Chicago, BA, Economics (1995)

Courts and Admissions

  • State Bars of Illinois (2000), Massachusetts (2006) and New Hampshire (2008) (assumed inactive status in Massachusetts and New Hampshire in 2013)
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois, District of Massachusetts and District of New Hampshire
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and First Circuits
  • United States Supreme Court

Memberships and Professional Affiliations

  • Panel of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees, Central District of Illinois, 2012 – present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, 2004 – present
    • Coordinating Editor, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal Editorial Board, 2016-18
    • Contributing Author, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, 2013 – present
    • Amicus Committee, 2015 – present
  • Central Illinois Women’s Bar Association, 2013 – present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2000 – 2005, 2011 – present
  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, 2010 – present
  • American Bar Association, 2000 – present
  • Boston Bar Association, 2005 – 2011
    • Volunteer Attorney, Volunteer Lawyers Project
    • Volunteer, M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program
  • Chicago Bar Association, 2000 – 2005
    • Violinist, Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra

Publications and Presentations

  • Presenter/Panelist, Current Case Law for $500, Please, American Bankruptcy Institute Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff Seventh Circuit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference, Chicago, Illinois, November 2017
  • Jeana K. Reinbold, Recovery of the Payment of Tuition as a Fraudulent Transfer: The Struggle to Quantify an Economic Benefit, Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law, 2016 Edition
  • Presenter/Panelist, Trustee Roundtable – Bankruptcy Jurisdiction, Region 10 U.S. Trustee Ch. 7 Trustee Training Conference, September 2016
  • Presenter/Panelist, Trustee Roundtable – Asset Identification and Sale of Asset Procedures, Region 10 U.S. Trustee Ch. 7 Trustee Training Conference, September 2015
  • Jeana Kim Reinbold, Creditors’ Obligations After Property Surrender in Bankruptcy, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, February 2011
  • Presenter/Panelist, Loan Modifications and Bankruptcy, Boston Bar Association, Boston, Massachusetts, April 2010
  • Presenter, Pre-Bankruptcy Planning in the First Circuit: “Pigs to Hogs” Update, National Business Institute, Providence, Rhode Island, March 2010
  • Jeana Kim Reinbold, “Confirming” a Mortgagee’s Chain of Title: The Case of Gifty Samuels, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, September 2009
  • Jeana Kim Reinbold, New Challenges Following Bankruptcy Reform, Loyola University Public Interest Law Reporter, Winter 2005
  • David S. Yen and Jeana Kim Reinbold, The New Bankruptcy Law: Challenge and Opportunity, Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law and Policy, November-December 2005