As there is no LLC operating agreement that you have identified, the LLC is controlled by the Illinois Limited Liability Company Act.
Sec. 10-10. Liability of members and managers. (a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (d) of this Section, the debts, obligations, and liabilities of a limited liability company, whether arising in contract
, or otherwise, are solely the debts, obligations, and liabilities of the company. A member or manager is not personally liable for a debt, obligation, or liability of the company solely by reason of being or acting as a member or manager.
So, the good news is that you are not personally liable for the attorneys fees incurred by the company. That means that only your share of the LLC's assets are liable on the debt. If there are no assets, then there is no money owed by you.
In this situation, the attorney should have made sure to ask for payment up front or should have made one of the members of the LLC personally guarantee payment.
Because the LLC is going out of business, you will want to file a dissolution with the state.