Firm Overview

The Westbrook Law Firm, PLLC is a Houston area law firm dedicated to helping good people in bad situations. We are a debt relief agency, as defined by the United States Bankruptcy Code, and assist consumers with the filing of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy.

Example cases

My office has helped hundreds of Texans file for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 relief. Through our assistance, clients have avoided home foreclosure and car repossession, eliminated unsecured debts and creditor harassment, and eliminated costly lawsuits and judgments.

Main Office

Weslayan Tower
24 E Greenway Plaza
Suite 1705
Houston  TX  77046

Phone
  • (281) 888-5581
Fax
  • (281) 888-5586

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes. We offer a free, 30 minute consultation to review your case and determine the best option.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

For W-2 employees, a Chapter 13 has a fixed fee of $3,500.00. If you are self-employed, the fee could increase to $4,500.00. Most of this fee can be spread through the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan — meaning the down payment is usually very low to begin. The fee for a Chapter 7 must be paid before we can file the case, as your attorney cannot be listed as a creditor in your case. The total fee depends on several factors. Because every case is different, we do not set a fee on this type of Bankruptcy. If you mention this website when contacting our office, you will receive a $100 discount on either Bankruptcy option.

Hourly Rates

Our fees are typically fixed — as opposed to an hourly rate.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM. We also have weekend and late-night appointments available.
After hours available by appointment only.

Office Manager

My legal assistant is Jessica Whatley. My paralegal is Nicole Callow.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

My assistant speaks Spanish.

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Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

No. Bankruptcy is extremely complex and all parts should be handled by an experienced and knowledgeable attorney.

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

We typically charge flat fees — so the costs are all included for the attorney and support staff. We work hard to keep additional costs at a minimum (including faxes, postage, and the like).

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

This is rare in Bankruptcy. Most of the cases are resolved without any heated litigation or objections. If a case becomes contested, the Judge is the best one to solve the dispute.

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

We are not currently offering any pro bono services or free legal advice.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Choosing the right attorney to represent you during your case is the most important step in the Bankruptcy process. It's easy for an inexperienced attorney to make an easy Bankruptcy case difficult, and a complicated Bankruptcy case a complete disaster. I have the experience and dedication required for your case. I will meet with you in person and guide you during the entire process. While skilled and experienced paralegals are important to the Bankruptcy process, they cannot substitute for an attorney's advice and guidance. If you want an attorney dedicated to your case, who will meet with you in person and guide you at each step of the case, please give me a call.

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

It is always good to do some preliminary research on legal issues. However, consumer Bankruptcy is a difficult and highly technical area of the law. It is always best to consult with an attorney that focuses on this specific area to guide you through the process effectively.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Not in the Bankruptcy setting. I prefer to obtain the necessary paperwork (budget, tax returns, paystubs, etc) and then draft the necessary legal documents. This helps avoid any problems after filing the case.

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

No. Our mission is to represent the client and provide premier legal services on behalf of all clients. If someone wants to represent themselves, we cannot help.

Nicholas R. Westbrook

Nicholas Westbrook

I started the Westbrook Law Firm, PLLC in 2007. Over the years, we have added a great support staff and helped hundreds of Texans with their difficult financial situations. Our clients have either re-organized their debt through Chapter 13 Bankruptcy or eliminated their unsecured debt through Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.

We typically charge flat fees — so the costs are all included for the attorney and support staff. We work hard to keep additional costs at a minimum (including faxes, postage, and the like).

License
  • Bar Number: 24042141
    Texas , 2003
Education
  • South Texas College of Law
    J.D. - Summa Cum Laude , 2003
    Graduated in the top 2% of my class.

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