Boleman Law Firm, P.C.

Boleman Law is the bankruptcy specialist. Bankruptcy is the only law we practice. We are Virginia's largest personal bankruptcy law firm with 17 skilled, experienced lawyers in Richmond, Hampton and Virginia Beach, VA.

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Firm Overview

The attorneys and professional staff at Boleman Law will help you through the often confusing and complicated process of bankruptcy. We complete all of the paperwork for you. To save time, filings are sent electronically. So a home foreclosure or vehicle repossession may be stopped immediately.

Our reputation is based on a steadfast commitment to professional excellence, expertise and treating our clients with respect and compassion.

We offer everyone a free consultation with a bankruptcy specialist attorney who will listen carefully to fully understand their situation and provide the best options.
Main Office

Main
2104 West Laburnum Avenue
Suite 201
Richmond  VA  23227

Phone
  • (804) 358-9900
  • (804) 355-2057
Fax
  • (804) 358-8704

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Boleman Law offers a FREE consultation with an expert, experienced bankruptcy lawyer.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

All of our services are offered on a fixed price basis and, and of course, are subject to review fy the bankruptcy courts.

Hourly Rates

Not applicable

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 8:30-5:30 or as needed and Saturday

Office Manager

Our extensive organization has a large group of operations and administrative managers and information technology staff.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Other Offices


  • 272 Bendix Road
    Suite 130
    Virginia Beach,  VA  23452
  • Hampton Office
    2 Eaton Street
    Suite 106
    Hampton,  VA  23669
Bankruptcy
Boleman Law is the bankruptcy specialist. We are Virginia's largest personal bankruptcy law firm with 17 skilled, experienced lawyers in Richmond, Hampton and Virginia Beach, VA.
The attorneys and professional staff at Boleman Law will help you through the often confusing and complicated process of bankruptcy. We complete all of the paperwork for you. To save time filings are sent electronically. So a home foreclosure or vehicle repossession may be stopped immediately.

Our reputation is based on a steadfast commitment to professional excellence, expertise and treating our clients with respect and compassion.

We offer everyone a free consultation with a bankruptcy specialist attorney who will listen carefully to fully understand their situation and provide the best options.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Boleman Law Firm is Virginia's largest personal bankruptcy law firm. The firm was established in 1991 by G. R. "Rusty" Boleman and his wife, Gayle to help Virginians get relief from their financial problems.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Boleman Law Firm has established a reputation for excellent service, expert bankruptcy advice and ethical conduct by providing respectful and professional service, constantly updating operating systems, and on-going professional legal training for the growing staff of attorneys and administrators. Our reputation is based on a steadfast commitment to professional excellence and expertise, and treating our clients with respect and compassion. Our professionals listen to our clients and strive to understand their situation in order to provide the best solution for their financial situation. Accolades from Judges, Trustees, Creditor's Counsel and community leaders recognize us as leaders in bankruptcy.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Boleman Law is the bankruptcy specialist. We are Virginia's largest personal bankruptcy law firm with 17 skilled, experienced lawyers in Richmond, Hampton and Virginia Beach, VA. The attorneys and professional staff at Boleman Law will help you through the often confusing and complicated process of bankruptcy. We complete all of the paperwork for you. To save time filings are sent electronically. So a home foreclosure or vehicle repossession may be stopped immediately.

Boleman Law's community outreach program makes a difference in people's lives. Over our 21 years of bankruptcy law we have seen some clients return more than once. "Why?" we asked.

The answer is that people often need additional help learning to manage their finances. So our mission was developed to educate people and the community through personal finance training and tools.

Boleman Law attorneys and professionals deliver FREE classes and seminars through community organizations on subjects such as: credit reports and credit reporting issues, personal financial management, common myths about bankruptcy, non-bankruptcy and bankruptcy options of paying off debt. We believe that if we can save one person from bankruptcy we have done our job.

Our reputation is based on a steadfast commitment to professional excellence, expertise and treating our clients with respect and compassion.

We offer everyone a free consultation with a bankruptcy specialist attorney who will listen carefully to fully understand their situation and provide the best options.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

An educated client is prepared to make good choices and, if needed, select good counsel.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

That is precisely how we work - we work as a team of experts to provide the highest quality legal work in the most cost efficient manner through the use of our experienced attorneys and professional staff members. Our integrated computer systems allow us access to all our clients files in our three offices.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

Yes, to our knowledge we are the largest provider of Pro Bono bankruptcy and reduced fee bankruptcy services in all of our communities.

Patrick Keith

Patrick was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. He graduated from the TC Williams School of Law, University of Richmond and joined Boleman Law firm in 2002. He became a shareholder in 2007. He is the managing attorney in the Richmond office.

Patrick is an active volunteer in the Richmond community. He is a past board member for Legal Information Network for Cancer (LINC). He is also involved in the Association for the Support of Children with Cancer (ASK), Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME), Flaggler House and Hilliard House.

Patrick is a member of the Richmond Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section; Virginia Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section and Chesterfield County Bar Association.

Patrick attended Benedictine High School and received a B.A. from James Madison University. Patrick is married with two children and a Boston Terrier named Roxie and lives in Midlothian, Virginia. He enjoys time with his extended family, whether relaxing or on an adventure.


License
  • Bar Number:
    Virginia , 2012
Education
  • University of Richmond, TC Williams School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2002

Rusty Boleman

G. Russell Rusty Boleman founded Boleman Law Firm in 1991. The firm has grown to 18 lawyers and a professional staff of 32 with offices in Richmond, Hampton and Virginia Beach, Virginia and today is the largest consumer bankruptcy firm in Virginia. Martindale-Hubbell, the leading national directory of lawyers, recognized Rusty with its highest rating of AV. Virginia Business magazine has repeatedly named him Legal Elite -one of Virginia's best bankruptcy lawyers. He was recently named to Richmond Magazines Super Lawyers as one of the top attorneys in Virginia.

A graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Richmond School of Law he has served as adjunct professor at the University of Richmond and Chairman of the Richmond Bankruptcy Bar. He is the author of numerous articles and has been a frequent speaker at legal educational seminars.

Laura Alridge

Laura, a shareholder in the firm, grew up in Roanoke, Virginia. She graduated from Meredith College in 1988 with a BA degree in History. After graduation she worked with the Dalkon Shield Claimants’ Trust for six years. At the Trust, she worked in all areas eventually representing the Trust in Alternative Dispute Resolution administrative hearings, both nationally and internationally.

Laura graduated from South Texas College of Law in Houston Texas in 1998 and joined the Boleman Law Firm that same year. She became a partner in 2004. Laura has served on the Bankruptcy Bar Liaison Committee and the board of Legal Aid Society of Virginia. Currently, she serves on the board of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation.

She is a member of Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association, serving on the Legislative Committee, the Richmond Bankruptcy Bar Association, the Richmond Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar.

John Bollinger

John, a native of New York, is a shareholder in the firm.  He received his B.S. from the State University College at Oneonta.  He graduated from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond in 2000.  After graduating, John served as a board member of the Young Graduate's Counsel for the University of Richmond School of Law.

A frequent speaker at local, regional and national organizations, John has addressed the Virginia Propane & Gas Association; Virginia Governors Conference on Housing; National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees; Virginia Trial Lawyer's Association; Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association as well as a number of civic and business organizations. 


John has served as a member of the Virginia State Bar, National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees, American Bankruptcy Institute, American Bar Association, Richmond Bankruptcy Bar Association and the Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association where he is currently serving on the Board.  


He is licensed to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia and the Supreme Court of Virginia. 

Betty Cabell Brogan

Betty Cabell Brogan grew up in Roanoke, Virginia and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from The College of William & Mary in May 2005. She graduated in May 2008 from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, where she served on the editorial staff of the Journal of Law & Public Interest.

James Flaherty

James “Jim” Flaherty grew up in San Diego and the Tidewater area. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute with a B.A. in Business and Economics. Following graduation he accepted a commission in the U.S. Navy where he served for five years. While homeported in Norfolk, Jim served in a variety of Division Officer assignments aboard USS Stout, (DDG 55). Later he transferred to the USS Peterson (DD 969) as the Training Department Head. Jim acted as command legal officer in both ships, providing basic legal counsel to both the Captains and crew.

Jim graduated from T.C. Williams in May of 2004 earning magna cum laude honors. While in school he clerked in the legal department for Monumental Life Insurance Company.

Jim joined the Boleman Law Firm in August of 2004. He currently heads the litigation department of the Firm’s Richmond office. He has been a panel speaker on bankruptcy law at the 2005 Governor’s Housing Conference as well as the 2005 Annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference. He is admitted to the State Bar of Virginia, and is authorized to practice before all Virginia State Courts, the Bankruptcy Courts in the Eastern District of Virginia as well as the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Jim is a member of the American Bar Association, the Virginia Bar Association and the Richmond Bankruptcy Bar. Jim resides in Glen Allen with his wife, Jacqueline.

Matt Hahne

Matt, a native of Norfolk, Virginia received his Bachelor of Science from James Madison University. He graduated from Penn State Dickinson School of Law in 2004. During Law School, Matt was a member of the Speakers Trust Committee, Association of Trial Lawyers of America Moot Court Trial Team and a law clerk for The Honorable Kevin A. Hess of Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas.


Prior to joining Boleman Law Firm, Matt was an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for the City of Norfolk. Matt is licensed to practice in all of the Virginia State Courts and the Federal Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar Association, Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association, Norfolk/Portsmouth Bar Association, and Virginia Beach Bar Association.


Matt currently resides in the Ocean View area of Norfolk with his wife and three boys.

Mark Leffler

Mark is a shareholder and Chief Counsel of the Boleman Law Firm and practices in the firm’s Richmond, Newport News, and Virginia Beach offices. Mark has been selected four times by his fellow Virginia attorneys as a member of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” in the bankruptcy practice category in state-wide polls conducted by Virginia Business magazine. He is a native of Virginia, he earned his B.S. degree from Eastern Mennonite College in Harrisonburg, VA, and his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, PA.


 Mark is a member of the Virginia State Bar, he is a frequent author and lecturer on bankruptcy law, and he is the Editor for the Bankruptcy Law News, a statewide bankruptcy periodical published by the Virginia State Bar’s Bankruptcy Section. Mark has served as a panelist at NACTT annual conferences in 2006, 2009, and 2010. Mark is proud to be an alumni of the NACTT’s Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Institute and a member of the NACTT Academy for Consumer Bankruptcy Education. He is frequently a featured speaker and author on bankruptcy matters for Virginia CLE programs, he is a co-author of “Bankruptcy Practice in Virginia”, a Virginia CLE Publication, and he has served on both the Local Rules Committee of the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and on the Richmond Bankruptcy Court’s Liaison Committee.

Trenya Mason

Trenya, a native of North Carolina, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Afro-American Studies. Upon graduation in 2001, she worked at UNC-CH as a legal assistant with Carolina Student Legal Services. She received her Juris Doctorate from Washington and Lee University School of Law in May 2005.


Prior to joining Boleman Law Firm in 2008, Trenya worked with a consumer bankruptcy law firm in Alexandria, VA serving clients in both Northern and Central Virginia.

 

Trenya’s professional memberships include: the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the Northern VA Bankruptcy Bar, and the Corporate Counsel for Women of Color. She is admitted to practice in the Virginia Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Sarah Ramage

Sarah, a South Carolina native, graduated from Regent University School of Law in 2009. At Regent, she served as a senior editor on the Regent University Journal of International Law. Sarah received her B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 2005.

 Sarah joined Boleman Law Firm in December of 2009. She currently resides in Virginia Beach, and she is a member of the Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association, the Virginia Bar Association, the VBA Young Lawyers Division, and the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association.

Kathryn Smits

Kathryn grew up in Montgomery County, Maryland.  She received a B.A. in history from the College of Charleston in 2003.  She graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law in 2008.  During her studies at Richmond, she was research assistant for Professor Hamiliton Bryson.

Barry Spear

Barry received his B.A. degree from Bowdoin College and graduated cum laude from Washington & Lee University School of Law. At Washington and Lee, he served during his third year as a Burks Scholar teaching assistant. Prior to entering private practice, he served as law clerk to the Honorable David H. Adams, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia


He has been a partner at Weinberg & Stein in Norfolk and specialized in bankruptcy and insolvency matters and litigation involving financial disputes. Barry has also served on the Panel of Chapter 7 Trustees for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division.


Barry was President of the Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association for the 2008-2009 term. He has also served as Treasurer and Seminar Chairman as well as a member of the Board of Directors of that organization. Mr. Spear has spoken at numerous seminars on bankruptcy and collection issues.

He is admitted to practice in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Robert Stenzhorn

Robert P. (Bob) Stenzhorn focuses on tax resolution in both bankruptcy and nonbankruptcy matters. Bob earned his J.D. from Regent University, an MBA (Finance) from Old Dominion University and is designated as a Certified Public Accountant in Virginia and D.C. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has awarded Bob the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) credential and he is a candidate for certification as a Certified Fraud Examiner by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Bob is a member of the James Kent American Inns of Court, the Federal Bar Association, the Virginia Association of Trial Lawyers and is president elect of the Newport News Bar Association. He serves on the board of directors of the Newport News Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA), is a board member and treasurer of Legal Aid of
Southeastern Virginia, and is a volunteer with the Community Tax Law Project.

Angela Haen

Angela received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, MN and graduated from the William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN. She is a member of both the Iowa Bar Association and the Virginia Bar Association.

Prior to joining Boleman Law, Angela clerked for Judge Stephen Carroll of the Iowa District Court and worked as an Associate Attorney with the Parmenter Law Office in Iowa. She is active in community organizations including Empower Hampton Roads and is on the Steering Committee of the Unitarian Church of Norfolk Young Adult Group. Angela also volunteers as a reporter for Supremepodcast.com, a weekly news update relating to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Linda Coppinger

Linda opened her own law firm upon graduation from Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in 1980 and immediately began focusing on consumer bankruptcy. She served as a Chapter 7 trustee from 1983 to 1987 when she joined the Office of the U.S. Trustee as an attorney-advisor. She was instrumental in establishing the Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association and served on the Board in various capacities.

In 1991 she joined the Hampton, VA Law Office of Richard Poinsett which merged with Boleman Law Firm in 2011. Linda speaks on bankruptcy issues to Virginia bar associations and served as adjunct bankruptcy instructor at her alma mater, Marshall-Wythe School of Law. Linda is a member of the American Bar Association and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

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