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Firm Overview

I am an experienced bankruptcy attorney licensed to practice law in Maryland (1995), District of Columbia (1994) and Georgia (1993). I represent individuals in chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy cases in the federal bankruptcy courts of Maryland, Washington, DC and Georgia.

OUR PLEDGE TO YOU:

o We will treat you with courtesy and dignity.
o We will respect your privacy.
o We will not take your bankruptcy case, if we do not think you qualify for a chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy.
o We will answer all of your bankruptcy questions until you are satisfied that you understand.
o We will charge low rates to prepare your chapter 7 bankruptcy or chapter 13 bankruptcy.
o We will always thank you for your business.



Main Office

Law Offices of Diann C. Moseley
1025 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 1025
Washington   DC  20036

Phone
  • (202) 269-6099
Fax
  • (888) 515-7065

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, by telephone

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Chapter 7 $1,200.00

Chapter 13 $2,000.00 to $3,500.00

We offer a special discount to "super seniors" defined as anyone over the age of 70.

Don't have all the fees when we first meet, don't worry. We are flexible.

Hourly Rates

Not Applicable

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Saturday (appointment only)

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English Spanish

Bankruptcy
As a highly experienced bankruptcy attorney, I am committed to providing each bankruptcy client with the best possible chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy services at the lowest possible cost.
I am a bankruptcy attorney licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia (1994) and Maryland (1995). I represent chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy individuals before the federal bankruptcy courts of Maryland and Washington, DC.

I have helped hundreds of Maryland and Washington, DC chapter 7 and chapter 13 debtors file bankruptcy and obtain a fresh start. While bankruptcy may not be for everyone, the laws are there to help those who have suffered financial setbacks due to divorce, medical emergencies, credit card overuse, unemployment or whatever hardships make it difficult to pay your bills.

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

I have a passion for helping people one-on-one. When I graduated from Howard University School of Law, I was committed to setting up a legal practice where the impact of my legal training would be realized immediately. Bankruptcy is that area of law. Bankruptcy clients are struggling with a myriad of financial problems including debt collectors calling all times of day and night, garnishment, foreclosure, and repossession just to name a few. Bankruptcy provides immediate relief.

As an experienced bankruptcy attorney, I am afforded the unique privilege of helping people solve their financial challenges. For me, it's an honor to help a single parent, married couple, senior citizen, young person, recently unemployed or anyone else get a fresh start through bankruptcy.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Simply put, EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE. When you practice anything over and over again, you become very skilled at it. For over 15 years, I have practiced bankruptcy law.

My practice is not a "jack of all trades" type of practice. I do not dabble in this area of law one month and another area another month. I have been practicing bankruptcy law, almost exclusively, for over 15 years. I know the intricacies of bankruptcy law. When I talk to a potential client, I listen for situations which are similar to other cases I have handled and those which are unique. My vast experience allows me to quickly and inexpensively resolve problems less experienced attorneys would charge a great deal to resolve.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Unlike other bankruptcy attorneys, I make the process as easy as possible for my clients. I do not give you a bunch of confusing forms to fill out or pass you off to an assistant after taking your money. I actually do the work.

As the owner of my solo practice, I am able to be flexible. For example, many people cannot meet during the week because they have to work. I offer Saturday hours to accommodate their schedules. One client could not ride on an elevator to meet with me so I met her at a nearby coffee shot.


o Over 15 Years Bankruptcy Experience
o Free Initial Consultation
o Full Payment Not Required Up Front in Most Cases
o Weekend Appointments

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

No. Coaching a bankruptcy client could create an attorney/client relationship. Once an attorney/client relationship is established, the attorney is on the hook if anything goes wrong with the case. It is a bad idea for a person to represent him/herself in bankruptcy. Too much can go wrong. Over the years, I have seen too many unrepresented individuals in court make common mistakes and then struggle to save their assets from being seized by the bankruptcy trustee. Yes, it costs money to hire an attorney but the consequences of not hiring an experienced bankruptcy attorney can be devastating.

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

I highly recommend that clients educate themselves before, during and after filing bankruptcy. There is a television commercial of a company which uses the motto "[a]n educated consumer is our best customer." I agree. My best clients are those who are knowledgeable about bankruptcy. These clients ask lots of questions and are well-prepared when we meet. On the other hand, I recognize that most people do not have the time or desire to educate themselves on bankruptcy. That's okay too. I am happy to work with my clients at whatever level of understanding of bankruptcy they have.

Diann Moseley

I entered Howard University School of Law in 1990 to begin my legal career with the goal of becoming a lawyer who would directly impact and improve the lives of ordinary people. After graduation in 1993, I worked for a small general practice law firm for a few years. Eventually, I branched out on my own and started my solo practice to fulfill my goal.

After obtaining training in bankruptcy law, I cautiously filed my first bankruptcy case in the District of Columbia on October 8, 1997(thank you "Mrs. C" for placing your confidence in me). Since that time, my experience and confidence have grown exponentially. I have filed hundreds of bankruptcy cases in Maryland, Washington, DC and Georgia.

Over the years as my bankruptcy practice has grown, my goal of impacting and improving the lives of ordinary people is fulfilled everyday. I treat all of my clients as if they were my first. My clients often refer their families and friends to me for bankruptcy services. Oftentimes, if they need help in other areas of law, they will call me first to see if I can help or can refer them to other attorneys.

When you come to me, I do not judge you or the reasons why you need to file bankruptcy. Rather, I gather the information needed to provide sound legal advice. I always appreciate when new clients choose me to handle their chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy cases.
License
  • Bar Number: #442862
    District of Columbia , 1994
  • Bar Number: #13563
    Maryland , 1995
  • Bar Number: #526425
    Georgia , 1993
Education
  • Howard University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1993
    Graduated in the top 10% of my class. One of only three students in my class to pass the bar before graduation.

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