I am focused on consumers and debtors. I believe that quality representation has never been needed as much as it is now in defending people against creditors. Established in May of 2010.Example cases
I have worked with several people who are approaching their retirement years only to realize the debt load they're carrying has made their retirement plans impossible. By helping them exercise their rights, I have helped them achieve their goals.
I have been able to help people overwhelmed with medical debt put their bills behind them and move forward. Without bankruptcy protection many of these clients would have struggled for years.
Free consultation for up to one hour.
• I charge $1,500 for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
• I charge $2,700 for a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
My assistant is Hillary Striling.
I have a Spanish translator I contract with for Spanish speaking clients.
Prior to becoming an attorney I was a social worker. What drew me to bankruptcy law is fundamentally the same thing that drew me to social work. I wanted to help people. I wanted to be a force for good. In my bankruptcy practice my experience as a social worker has added insight to my clients' struggles. While most of my clients come to be because of overwhelming debt, the reality is that there is generally no purely economic problems. There is almost always a deeper more profound factor that led my clients to my office. Sometimes they have gone through a divorce, or they lost a family member and are trying to pay off medical bills, some have been in automobile accidents and are carrying a judgment from them that they will pay on the rest of their lives if they do not file bankruptcy.
The importance of self-education cannot be overstated. Even if you hire a lawyer to represent you in your case you, having a good understanding of the legal ramifications in your case will make your meetings with your attorney more efficient, it will reduce the potential of misunderstandings between you and your lawyer, and I think all lawyers work a little harder on a case when they know their client is interested enough in their case to want to try and understand what is happening.
I am willing to review documents for a client. Of course the best results usually come from having an attorney prepare documents for clients from the ground up. That said, the reality is that legal representation can be expensive and sometimes having an attorney review documents is the next best thing.
I am willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves, but I generally discourage self-representation. This is because when a person represents themselves in a case they tend to be so personally invested in the outcome that they lose the ability to look at the case objectively and consider his or her best options.
I worked in 2006-2007 as a Psycho-social Rehabilitation professional for Team Supportive Services in Saint Anthony, Idaho. I opened my office right out of law school.
My experience as a social worker helped me to understand that we are all faced with unique challenges. I have realized that while there is a stigma that follows bankruptcy, the stigma of bankruptcy often pales in comparison to the qualities of those who need to file bankruptcy. My experience has given me the ability to not only help clients file their bankruptcy, but to also empathize with their situation, to care about the outcome of their case, and to help put them on a track that will lead to a fresh start.
If I were to sum up my style as an attorney in a single word, it would be 'personable'. The human element is what I live most about me job. I like to work with real people with genuine needs. I like to know my clients and feel comfortable with them and more importantly I like them to feel comfortable with me.Personal interests:
I spend most of my free time with my family. I also enjoy sports and I frequently volunteer at my church and as an assistant scout master with the Boy Scouts. I enjoy speaking around the community on topics related to my law practice.
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