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Firm Overview

The firm's main focus is consumer and business bankruptcies. The firm also handles cases involving foreclosure defense, construction matters (construction contracts and liens), other civil litigation, and some family law (we do not handle any personal injury claims or wills and trusts).

The firm was established in 1996 and has always had its offices in downtown Orlando. Since 1996, it has been a sole practice, although on occasion I have associated other sole practitioners to try larger cases.

Example cases

Ruff v. Dixson
Involving the construction of and application of the Florida annuity exemption within a bankruptcy context. Won a bankruptcy court decision permitting the exemption over several years of litigation with the Trustee.

Main Office

Main
1133 Louisiana Avenue
Suite 116
Winter Park  FL  32789

Phone
  • (407) 422-1235
Fax
  • (407) 423-2842

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

If I believe a client will really file bankruptcy, I either will waive the initial consultation fee or credit it toward an eventual filing.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Yes. The fixed fees for bankruptcy are $1,500 to $2,000 for a Chapter 7 (plus filing fee) and a minimum of $4,500 for a Chapter 13 (plus filing fee). Deposits for any Chapter 11 work depend on the specific case. Any litigated or contested matters are hourly at $250 per hour.

Hourly Rates

$250 to $300.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Office Manager

Madeline

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

Spanish and Italian.

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

Initially, it was by chance. I was with a firm that did surety defense and construction law and we had several cases which required representation in bankruptcy court.

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

Clients certainly should educate themselves as much as possible, but, given the amount of contradictory and sometimes misleading information which is available to the public, as well as scams, consultation with a lawyer is necessary for the client to really understand his or her situation.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I will gladly review the documents, but there will be a fee associated with the time I spend on them. If I end up filing a bankruptcy, I usually credit the fee toward the bankruptcy.

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

I will not coach clients who want to represent themselves.

Norman L. Hull

License
  • Bar Number: 192739
    Florida , 1975
Education
  • University of Florida College of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1974
    Gainesville, FL
    Member, Law Review.
  • Ripon College
    Bachelor of Arts , 1968
    Ripon, WI
    Philosophy and Spanish. Studied at the Universidad de Madrid, Spain.

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