Harrington & Myers

Helping Southern Louisianans Get Through Tough Times,Helping Southern Louisianans with Bankruptcy since 1992

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Firm Overview

Harrington & Myers was established in 1992 with bankruptcy representation throughout southern Louisiana. We have multiple offices, in Metairie, Houma, and Laplace, providing bankruptcy assistance to the following parishes: Assumption, Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John/Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, and Washington.

Our practice is limited to bankruptcy law and we have been practicing exclusively in the Eastern District of Louisiana, representing all of Southern Louisiana.

Example cases

Our firm's practice is limited to bankruptcy cases. Over the last 18 years, we have successfully handled over three thousand bankruptcy matters. It is seldom too late, and we normally provide a quick and free consultation, with a licensed attorney, never a paralegal or secretary.

Main Office

Main
2901 N. Causeway Blvd.
Metairie  LA  70002

Phone
  • (504) 831-9724
  • (985) 652-5215
  • (985) 868-4481

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, we offer a totally free and confidential initial consultation, which generally runs between 30 minutes to one hour.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

We provide virtually all of our services on a flat-fee basis. The fees range depending upon the Chapter of bankruptcy involved and, in turn, upon the breadth of the issues that need to be addressed. We charge more where more services are required, and less where less are required. I will always try to work with a client. A Chapter 13 for a Nolo client can be filed for as little as $20 over court costs.

Hourly Rates

$250.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday by appointment
6:00 am to 6:00 p.m.

Weekends available as necessary.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Other Offices

  • Laplace
    421 W. Airline Highway
    Suite C
    Laplace,  LA  70068
  • Houma
    1340 W. Tunnel Boulevard
    Houma,  LA  70360

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

I enjoy getting families released from the burden of debt, so that they can get back on their feet and on with their lives.

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

Education is a wonderful thing. However, bankruptcy law is so complex that it is virtually impossible for a person to represent themselves competently, especially under the new bankruptcy law. Keep in mind that your creditors have a lawyer, the bankruptcy estate has a lawyer, and the United States Trustee who administers the bankruptcy system has many lawyers. I would never recommend a person to file a federal bankruptcy without using an experienced bankruptcy attorney.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am not willing to review client-prepared documents. We have found that doing so tends to cause more problems than it solves. Due to the complexity of the bankruptcy law, it is virtually impossible for a person to competently prepare documents on their own, and likely malpractice on our part to help them without completely taking over their legal representation.

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

I am not willing coach clients in self-representation. The law of bankruptcy is simply too complex. Not even an attorney without significant bankruptcy experience can be sure to avoid mistakes. If such an attorney cannot practice with complete competence, it stands to reason that a member of the public, with no experience or training in bankruptcy law, who chooses to represent him or herself, without benefit of counsel, is sure to fail. However, I frequently take over cases that were filed without an attorney, and/or that were filed with an inexperienced attorney who completely messed up the case.

Kirk Myers

After being admitted to practice law, I opened my own firm in 1992 and have never worked at another law firm as an attorney.

We have a ton of experience in consumer bankruptcy law. We have filed thousand of bankruptcies and given over 30,000 consultations. We have focused exclusively on bankruptcy law since 1992.

Having done this for nearly 20 years, I am able to come up with solutions fairly quickly. My style is very straightforward and I aggressively represent my clients to the utter dismay of creditors. I do not pull any punches and will quickly and succinctly advise you of your rights as well as any weakness in your case. Bankruptcy is not right for everyone, but it can help most with the right attorney.

Personal interests:

I love spending time with my family and friends. Second only to that, my main interest is the proper and efficient running of my law practice, by really taking care of our clients, emotionally as well as legally. I want my clients to get a completely fresh start and firmly believe we are here to represent them completely at every stage of this process, not to simply file the case and ignore the client.

License
  • Bar Number: 21762
    Louisiana , 1992
Education
  • Santa Clara University of Law
    Juris Doctor (J.D.) , 1990
    Santa Clara, CA
  • Tulane University
    Master of Law (LL.M) , 1991
    New Orleans, LA

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