Barber Banaszynski & Associates

Assisting Inventors with IP Protection,Bankruptcy, Creditor Harassment & Foreclosure Defense

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Firm Overview

For nearly a decade, I have concentrated my practice in bankruptcy and creditors' rights. In my practice, I find that communication between an attorney and client is the single most important foundation. Based upon a thorough understanding of my clients' issues and concerns and a substantive explanation of the law as applied to clients' need, a comprehensive strategy that most effectively suits the needs of the client can be designed and employed.

Example cases

Due to client-attorney confidentiality, Barber Banaszynski & Associates, PSC does not share information about prior cases. Please visit www.bbalaw.com for more information about our firm.

Main Office

Main
802 Lily Creek Road
Suite 101
Louisville  KY  40243

Phone
  • (502) 254-2110
Fax
  • (502) 585-2119

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

One half-hour free consultation for clients mentioning Nolo.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

My firm accepts some legal insurance plans. I offer free, in-office consultations with clients that mention Nolo.

Hourly Rates

$225.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

After hours, please call (502) 303-7939 and leave a message.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

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

I practice in bankruptcy because I find it challenging, especially because every case is altogether different. In bankruptcy, every solution must be custom-tailored to suit the needs of the individual client.

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

I encourage clients to apprise themselves of the law as it pertains to the individual situation, provided it is done by seeking published materials. I find that clients who rely on the legal advice of friends and relatives sometimes rely on misinformation to their detriment.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am willing to review client prepared documents, however, I will never present these materials as my own work.

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

I feel that 'coaching' clients fails to provide the necessary preparation for situations where unfavorable results are possible. A client that wants to represent themselves needs to recognize the value of professional representation and be prepared to hire such a professional.

Jonathan M. Hodge

My first legal position was with a high-volume bankruptcy practitioner. Due to my exposure to so many clients and their varying needs, I quickly became immersed in the financial problems of thousands of people and just as quickly learned how to best lead each individual client through the problems to get to the benefits of declaring bankruptcy.

I studied chemical engineering in college but worked for five years before returning to school to study law. The practical life experiences in that five years has impressed upon me that life really is what happens when we are making plans. This departure from the typical attorney's immediate escalation from undergraduate to law school and then to practicing law has given me perspective on many of the real problems that my clients face. Encountering problems in my own life guides my practice and assists me in addressing my clients' real life problems with real life solutions that were not found in textbooks.

My strengths are my knowledge, my experience, and my passion. I am passionate with regard to advocacy of my clients' needs and especially with regard to the unfair power of banks and other creditors in consumer lending. I also want you to understand what your rights are so that you can make informed decisions in the process.

Personal interests:

I have been blessed with a son who takes all of my free time, and I willingly give all to him. I also enjoy home improvement projects, cooking, and outdoor sports.

License
  • Bar Number: 91123
    Kentucky , 2005
Education
  • University of Dayton
    Juris Doctor , 2002
    Dayton, OH
    University of Dayton Moot Court Semi-Finalist; University of Dayton National Patent Law Moot Court Team.

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