Firm Overview

Belleville 618.236.7000
Granite City 618.656.7941
Mt. Vernon 888.400.6763

The Bankruptcy Center (TBC) is a bankruptcy law firm founded by William A. Mueller in 1992. Mr. Mueller chose to focus his expertise to provide clients with excellent service for a reasonable fee in the Southern Illinois area. TBC is one of the few firms in the St. Louis area practicing bankruptcy and consumer protection law exclusively.

TBC has grown to be one of the area’s largest bankruptcy filers, handling more Metro East bankruptcies than any other law firm. For clients’ convenience, TBC has several office locations:

  • Belleville, IL
  • Granite City, IL
  • Mt. Vernon, IL

TBC attorneys practice bankruptcy and consumer protection law, and have a combined total of over 60 years of bankruptcy experience. In fact, our experience speaks for itself. Since 1992, TBC has:

  • Filed more than 45,000 bankruptcies
  • Eliminated more than $600,000,000.00 in client debt
  • Handled almost 30% of all bankruptcies in the Southern District of Illinois
  • Handled over 40% of all Chapter 13 bankruptcies in the same District

The attorneys and staff of TBC pride themselves on their personal and prompt service. Clients are provided a free consultation with one of our staff attorneys who can evaluate their personal situation and advise them on how a bankruptcy case may or may not help them.

Don't wait until it may be too late to seek protection under the bankruptcy law. Schedule a FREE Consultation with one of our bankruptcy attorneys and learn how the bankruptcy law applies to your specific situation. Call TBC today at 618-236-7000 (Belleville, IL), 618-656-7941 (Granite City, IL) or 888-400-6763 (Mt. Vernon, IL).

Memberships & Associations


Belleville Location

The Bankruptcy Center
5312 West Main Street
Belleville, IL 62226
Tel: 618.236.7000

Granite City Location

The Bankruptcy Center
2021 Johnson Road, Suite 1
Granite City, IL 62040
Tel: 618.656.7941

Mt. Vernon Location

The Bankruptcy Center (In the US Bank Building)
123 South 10th Street, Suite 202
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Tel: 618.236.7000


The Law Offices of William A. Mueller is a debt relief agency, helping people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.