Leressa Crockett Attorney at Law LLC

Firm Overview

The firm was established in 2006, with the goal of drawing on a lengthy career in finance and finance management to build a successful law practice.

We assist individuals with financial matters including Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 personal bankruptcy, residential mortgage closings, Wills and Estate Planning and Guardianships.

Example cases

John K. Bagot and Virginia M. Bagot v. GMAC Mortgage Services LLC Adversary No. 09-2912
This is a case where homeowner's claims include Truth In Lending Act violations, and consumer fraud charges.

Main Office
76 South Orange Avenue
Suite 103
South Orange  NJ  07079
  • (973) 378-8882
  • (973) -378-8955


Free Initial Consultation?
Yes, half hour initial consultations.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, residential mortgage closings.
Hourly Rates

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturdays and evenings by appointment.
Office Manager
Latoya Baker
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken

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

I enjoy helping individuals solve financial problems. The rules and regulations in bankruptcy, and the requirements of residential real estate, make sense to me after years in the finance industry.

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

I encourage clients to learn about legal issues. It helps them decide whether they need professional assistance, and what services to expect from an attorney.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I have not had occasion to review documents prepared by a client.

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

I am not available to coach pro se litigants.

Leressa Crockett

I served as the Chairman of the New York City Industrial Development Agency when David Dinkins was Mayor. When George Pataki became Governor, I served for two years as Deputy Commissioner of the Division of Housing and Community Renewal. For ten years, I was Vice President of Corporate Finance at Salomon Brothers, Inc

I have significant experience in the financial services industry and in government. I have even more experience in life, in general. I have experienced many of the personal challenges presented by my clients.

I enjoy assisting clients directly and handle nearly every client contact personally, employing assistance of an in-house paralegal for document preparation and marketing.

Personal interests:

I have traveled widely, especially in South America. I enjoy downhill skiing and swimming. I am learning to play golf.

  • Bar Number: 87124
    New Jersey , 2000
  • University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1994
    Berkeley, CA
  • Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University
    Master of Public Administration , 1975
    Princeton, NJ
    Concentration in Economics and Public Policy
  • Antioch College
    Bachelor's Degree , 1973
    Yellow Springs, OH

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