Scura, Mealey, Wigfield & Heyer, LLP

Firm Overview

Our firm was established in 1972 in Wayne, New Jersey and focuses on representing clients in all chapters in bankruptcy and plaintiffs in personal injury cases. Our firm takes great pride in representing the small person and company and in providing big firm service at reasonable prices.

Example cases

In representing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy client, our firm obtained a discharge of over $200,000 in unsecured debts for the client while completely exempting and saving a one million dollar life insurance policy when client's husband died. Client was able to save her house from foreclosure and keep the million dollars in life insurance proceeds for her and daughter.

In representing a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy client, our firm filed litigation against client's mortgage company and obtained significant reduction on the amount owed on mortgage and wiped out almost all unsecured debt. The client was able to save home in the bankruptcy plan and start fresh.

In representing a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy client, our firm litigated cases with various creditors and obtained debt reduction in excess of 10 million dollars. Client was able to save assets and discharge or resolve all disputed unsecured debt claims.

In representing a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy client, our firm filed litigation against home lender and obtained complete wipe out of mortgage debt and recovered over $20,000 of attorney fees for client. The client now owns home free and clear of all debt and her attorney fees were paid by the bank.

Main Office
1599 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne  NJ  07470
  • (973) 696-8391
  • (973) 696-8571


Free Initial Consultation?
We offer a free initial consultation.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
For Chapter 7 cases, the flat fees range from $1,500 to $3,000 in most matters. More complicated matters are billed on an hourly basis. Chapter 13 cases are billed typically on an hourly basis with the retainer ranging from $1,500 to $3,500. Chapter 11 bankruptcy case retainers are typically larger and depend on the case.
Hourly Rates
Rates range from $250 to $325 an hour for attorneys and $125 for paralegals.

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Weekends by appointment.
Office Manager
Alexsa Gonzalez.
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken

Other Offices

Hoboken, NJ
79 Hudson Street
Suite 500
Hoboken,  NJ  07030

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

I have chosen bankruptcy and personal injury law as my primary areas of practice because of the great satisfaction of helping the small person or company.

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

I believe a client should be as fully informed as possible in order to fully understand their rights.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am willing to review documents prepared by clients. Depending on the type of documents, I may recommend to the client that the firm should represent them in the particular matter.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I am willing to coach clients if the matter is not complicated, but always recommend legal representation if the matter appears at all difficult.

John J. Scura III

I previously worked at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher and Flom in New York, NY as a legal assistant. Upon graduation from law school my first job as a lawyer was as a clerk for the Honorable Herman D. Michels, presiding judge of the Appellate Division in New Jersey. Upon completion of my clerkship with Judge Michels, I joined my present firm.

I am the father of four children. The experiences, joys and stresses of fatherhood have made me a better lawyer. It has taught me to put myself in every client's shoes who walks into my office and to better empathize with their problems.

My strengths are my ability to fight vigorously for the small person. I am also a strong problem solver and most clients have a problem that needs to be solved.

Personal interests:

I am an avid reader. I also enjoy working out and participate actively in triathlons. My favorite interest is spending time with my wife and four children.

  • Bar Number: 022771993
    New Jersey , 1993
  • Seton Hall University School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1993
    Newark, NJ
    Articles' Editor Seton Hall Sports Law Journal.
  • University of South Florida
    Bachelor of Arts , 1988
    Tampa, FL

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