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Gougis Law

Solving Your Problems Is Our Passion!

We pride ourselves in delivering exceptional legal services to our clients, whom we are dedicated to helping navigate the most difficult times in their lives.

More About Gougis Law

Nina R. Gougis is the founder of Gougis Law, one of the first black female owned law firms in the Peoria, Illinois area. She is highly experienced in managing bankruptcy, civil rights, family, and employment law matters.

Nina R. Gougis

- Attorney/Founder
“ No matter the challenge, we are here to guide you through with compassion, efficiency, intelligence, and dedication”

Nina R. Gougis

What we are expert at

Practice Areas

We will help you navigate these areas by providing exceptional legal representation.

Bankruptcy Law

Lose Your Debt, Not Your Sanity!  If you have financial trouble, bankruptcy may be the best

Employment Law

Whether you are a business owner, employer, or employee, we can assist you in a wide

Civil Rights Law

If government officials have harmed you, discriminated against you, taken your property, or otherwise violated your

Family Law

Divorce, Property Division, and Child Matters Can Be Difficult and Complex  Divorce, property division, and child


What our Clients say About us

We are passionate about our clients!

Nina represented my school district in a difficult case involving felony theft by an employee. She brought closure to the school board with a successful conviction. I found her to be very organized and prepared as she maintained the highest degree of professionalism. Nina has excellent people skills and will work well with anyone requiring legal assistance.

School Law Client

School Law

I became acquainted with Nina a year ago, as she was handling the Chapter 13 caseload of one of the larger Chapter 13 filers in our region. I found her to be a highly competent attorney in what is certainly a complex field of the law. What impressed me as trustee was that she was equally adept at dealing with her clients, creditors, other counsel, myself and the Court. She was always very professional and respectful to all parties, and successful in resolving the issues that relate to a Chapter 13 filing. It should be noted that not every practitioner is adept at dealing with debtors, who are often in very stressful situations. In my view, this is one of Nina's strongest attributes. I'm excited that Nina is re-entering the bankruptcy realm, and I know she would be most helpful to anyone in need of such legal assistance.

Michael D. Clark

Former Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee

I am so thankful for the great support from Nina. She had a unique approach in that she truly cared and listened to better understand your goals and ultimately come up with a good strategy. Nina worked tirelessly with me to get the best outcome possible for my child and I. From the very beginning she was honest and detailed in her approach. I appreciate all of her efforts, guidance and thoughtfulness! - Family Law Client

Family Law Client

Family Law
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  • Contact Info

    411 Hamilton Blvd., Ste 1928, Peoria, IL 61602

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    (309) 282-6325

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    Mon-Fri: 9am – 5pm

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