Karl Wulff is the firm’s principal attorney. He is a proud father of three kids, a pilot, and United States Navy veteran who served as a flight deck crewman onboard the aircraft carriers U.S.S. Tripoli and U.S.S. Saratoga on active and reserve duty from 1987 through 1993. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Webster University in 1993 and his Juris Doctor degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1996. Mr. Wulff is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) and is a founding member of the Bankruptcy Association of Southern Illinois (BASIL). A frequent speaker at seminars on the topic of bankruptcy law, Mr. Wulff’s practice has been concentrated in consumer bankruptcy for more than twenty years, during which time he has represented over six thousand individuals and small businesses in bankruptcy cases. Mr. Wulff is admitted to practice in Illinois and Missouri, as well as the United States Judicial Districts of Southern Illinois, Central Illinois and Eastern Missouri.
NACBA is the only national organization dedicated to serving the needs of consumer bankruptcy attorneys and protecting the rights of consumer debtors in bankruptcy. Formed in 1992, NACBA now has more than 2500 members located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. NACBA has also played a critical role in many important court cases affecting the rights of consumer bankruptcy debtors by filing amicus briefs in U.S. Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Court, with many of those case decisions influenced by NACBA’s participation. In addition, NACBA provides the most comprehensive educational programs in the country for consumer bankruptcy attorneys with its annual convention and workshop seminars.
BASIL was formed in 2004 by a group of Southern Illinois debtor and creditor attorneys, bankruptcy trustees and court staff as a forum for discussion of issues of importance to bankruptcy practice in the Southern District of Illinois. BASIL presents annual continuing legal education seminars, and also provides opportunities for additional training, dissemination and outreach programs concerning bankruptcy practitioners. BASIL also organizes volunteer committees that make recommendations to improve and preserve the integrity of the bankruptcy system in Southern Illinois .
The Illinois State Bar Association was founded as an organization by and for lawyers in 1877. As stated in the organization’s constitution: “The Association is formed to cultivate the science of jurisprudence, to promote reform in the law, to facilitate the administration of justice, to elevate the standard of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession, to encourage a thorough and liberal legal education, and to cherish a spirit of brotherhood among the members thereof.”
The Madison County Bar Association is a legal organization of over 400 attorneys serving the needs of the attorneys and residents of Madison County, Illinois, part of the greater St. Louis metro-area. The Association exists as both a network of legal professionals as well as a legal resource for the communities and citizens of Madison County, Illinois. To promote these ends, the members of the Madison County Bar Association engage in community outreach programs and events throughout the year including Law Day and the People’s Law School. Additionally, the Association sponsors events and educational opportunities for its members to better serve their clients and the public.