Free initial consultation
Services are offered at competitive, fair pricing. Most work is done for a flat rate, and most of the payment for fees in individual reorganization cases is stretched out over the months of the Chapter 13 plan after the case is filed.
Normally not applicable, but hourly rates are also available.
Evening and weekend appointments available
I wanted to be in a position wherein I could deliver good news to my clients. I enjoy saving them money, or making money for them. I am grateful to be in a position to play a role in helping their life to be more enjoyable by adding something positive, or to reduce the negative by helping to provide relief from worry, stress and hassle. I enjoy the feeling that my clients leave my office feeling happier than they were when they arrived. I am in sympathy with the plight and quality of life of the regular, ordinary and simple person and family. It is not that I have anything against the rich and powerful. Quite the contrary. But I have a particular fondness for and would rather represent individual persons and families than corporations and wealthy creditors.
I have been a licensed attorney since 1986 and have over 27 years of experience helping thousands of individuals and family with their legal matters in a wide variety of general legal matters. Although I mainly focus on Bankruptcy and Debt Relief, I also take cases involving Personal Injury, such as automobile accidents, Wills Trusts and Estates, and other general matters. During the initial years of my practice, I also practiced domestic relations law, and even a little criminal defense. I know what it is like to work a job for an hourly wage and to try to make ends meet, because I have been in the same position. I try to make my clients feel they are important and that I care what they are going through. I am willing to litigate and appeal if necessary. I have at times written letters and made phone calls to our political representatives to argue for consumers, and have participated with the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys ("NACBA") lobby for subprime mortgage modification. I have been recognized by peers and interested parties for my research, writing, legal analysis and other work in challenging the enforceability of securitized mortgage loans made between 2001-2008.
Mission Statement - To serve my clients by providing the best legal services I can provide and to do so in a way that each individual and family receive individual and personal attention. I want to treat each person in such a way that they can feel they are the most important person in the world while being counseled by me. I intend to perform my duties within the highest ethical and professional standards. I want each client to think and feel that they received high quality legal services and counseling. When the opportunity permits, I aim to give each client more than they may reasonably have expected, without always seeking additional compensation.
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