Paige Barr Tinkham


Paige Barr Tinkham concentrates her practice in the areas of insolvency and corporate restructuring. She represents lending institutions and other secured parties, purchasers, investors, trustees, lessors, unsecured creditors, debtors, and other constituents in litigation and transactional matters arising out of distressed situations, including bankruptcy, workouts, restructuring of lending arrangements, and other out-of-court scenarios. 

While in law school, Paige served as the editor in chief of the DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal. She also served as an intern for the Honorable Susan P. Sonderby of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

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  • 2023–2024, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law in Chicago, IL, listed in Best Lawyers in America©
  • 2022, Notable Women in Law, listed in Crain's Chicago Business
  • 2016–2020, listed in Super Lawyers
  • 2017, listed in The Legal 500 United States
  • 2014, “Rising Star,” listed in Super Lawyers



  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Turnaround Management Association
Professional Activities

Paige devotes time to pro bono matters, including serving as the president of the board of directors of Ascend Justice, a nonprofit serving domestic violence survivors seeking legal services related to orders of protection, immigration, family law, housing, and employment, as well as individuals who are being investigated or are appealing a finding of child neglect or child abuse.



  • U.S. District Court - Central District of Illinois
  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • University of Pittsburgh, BA
  • DePaul University College of Law, JD