The Strong Law Firm

Northern Virginia bankruptcy lawyer with proven solutions for serious debt issues for individuals, families, and small businesses throughout Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C.

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Firm Overview

We solve debt struggles, and provide financial makeovers for consumer and business debtors. Loan modification and mortgage abatement actions are also offered. We also provide lien strip mortgage removal actions in proper chapter 13 bankruptcy cases.

Example cases

Chapter 13 with strip off of second mortgage for homeowner; Chapter 11 multiple property debtor with small business able to arrange for sale of properties and keep personal home and business.

Main Office

101 West Broad St.
Suite 110
Falls Church  VA  22046

  • (703) 350-4241
  • (703) 204-1979


Free Initial Consultation?

We offer a free 30-minute consultation

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Yes, for bankruptcy cases. We also offer special discount for severe financial hardship cases.

Hourly Rates

Determined based on case complexity.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST

Office Manager


Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken

Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese, English

If you have suffered financial setbacks and are struggling with debt, you may wonder if bankruptcy is a viable option. Bankruptcy attorney Michael Strong will review your situation and provide you with a personalized recommendation for debt relief.
Financial setbacks, caused by unexpected events such as unemployment, poor investments, medical emergencies, family tragedies, and bad luck, can add up over time and cause serious financial difficulty. While nobody wants to declare bankruptcy, there are times when it is the only way to get out from under a mountain of debt.

Federal bankruptcy code provides a legal framework that allows people to escape or restructure their debt. If you are overwhelmed by debt and unsure of how to proceed, contact Virginia bankruptcy attorney Michael Strong at the Strong Law Firm. He will review your financial situation and recommend the best course of action for you.

In some cases, Mr. Strong may be able to help you avoid bankruptcy by negotiating a loan modification, short sale, or deed in lieu of foreclosure. He may also be able to negotiate with other creditors to help lower your monthly payments and settle your debt for less. In other cases, he may recommend a specific type of bankruptcy that will work best in your situation.

If you are suffering from stress associated with crushing debt, contact attorney Michael Strong today. He will review your case and work with you to determine whether bankruptcy is a good solution for your financial woes.
Small business owners often hesitate to declare bankruptcy—even when they are overwhelmed with debt. Attorney Michael Strong can review your situation and provide you with the best possible bankruptcy advice to save your assets and your business.
Small businesses are not immune to these difficult economic times. In fact, record numbers of small businesses are experiencing serious financial hardship. Many business owners are overwhelmed by debt, but hesitant to declare bankruptcy because of the potential long-term effects on their business.

The most important question you may have as a small business owner is whether filing for bankruptcy will cause you to you to lose your business. Virginia bankruptcy attorney Michael Strong explains that in most bankruptcy cases, small businesses are not forced to liquidate their assets. In fact, a skilled bankruptcy attorney can help you restructure your business and retain your assets.

If you own a small business and are considering bankruptcy, contact Michael Strong at the Strong Law Firm to discuss your legal options. He will review your situation and come up with a plan to save your business.
Debt Settlement
If you are overwhelmed with unsecured debt including credit cards, medical bills, auto loans, and student loans, contact debt settlement attorney Michael Strong. He may end the phone calls.
The economy is sluggish and many Americans are out of work or have been forced to take lower paying jobs. Many are struggling to make the payments on their credit cards, medical bills, auto loans, and student loans while still putting food on the table and keeping a roof over their heads.

This type of debt, called unsecured debt, can add up fast and snowball into a serious problem. If you are struggling with unsecured debt, you understand the problem all too well. Once the minimum monthly payments get too high, you start missing payments. Once you miss a payment, interest and late fees are tacked on to the balance. Collection agencies make the problem even worse with harassing letters and phone calls.

If your debt is more than you can handle, contact Virginia debt settlement attorney Michael Strong at the Strong Law Firm. He may be able to negotiate with your creditors and help you lower your monthly payments, settle your debt for less, and stop the harassing phone calls and letters. Alternatively, Mr. Strong may recommend either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, depending on what will be most beneficial for your specific situation.

If you are swimming in debt and unable to keep your head above water, contact Michael Strong today. He has years of experience dealing with creditors and can help solve your debt problem.
Many people are struggling to make their monthly mortgage payment due to the poor economy and falling real estate prices. If you are facing foreclosure, let attorney Michael Strong review your situation and help you come up with a workable solution.
In these difficult economic times, many people find themselves in the unenviable position of being upside-down in their mortgage and unable to afford the payments. If you are in this position, you are not alone. Many homes have decreased in value in recent years and many Americans are out of work and struggling to make their mortgage payments.

If you feel buried in debt and are worried that you may lose your home to foreclosure, contact Virginia foreclosure attorney Michael Strong at the Strong Law Firm. He can review your situation and help you determine the best legal course of action to take.

Under certain circumstances, he can employ legal strategies to allow you to stay in your home, stop paying your mortgage, and prevent foreclosure. In other situations, he may be able to assist you in negotiating a loan modification, short sale, or deed in lieu of foreclosure. He may also recommend bankruptcy as your best option and can help you file either a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, depending on what option will work best for your situation.

Do not delay—call the Strong Law Firm today to get answers to your important questions regarding foreclosure.

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

See our responses above.

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

We delegate tasks to make the case more affordable for you. The savings of this delegation is passed through in lower legal fees to our clients.

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

We strongly believe in the merits of using mediation in the right case.

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

We provide pro bono and discounted legal fees to those in severe financial hardship.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Our law firm is built on clear knowledge of the law, dedication to helping our clients succeed in their bankruptcy, loan modification and foreclosure abatement cases. Our clients have issued many testimonials regarding our work. See our law firm's website at for an example of these testimonials.

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

We publish many free legal guides and articles on our website and on AVVO.COM and NOLO.COM for the benefit of the consumer public. Information is the strongest weapon in a consumer's arsenal. We provide the training and guidance to use that weapon to its best advantage in your financial makeover case.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes, but this is fraught with danger for an unaware consumer. You are better served to negotiate a fixed reasonable fee for the attorney to give you comprehensive guidance from start to finish on your consumer debt case.

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

We do not typically coach, and in some states such as Virginia, undisclosed coaching by lawyers for a pro se debtor is not ethical.

Michael Strong

The Strong Law Firm has been in business since 1993. Our principal attorney, Michael R. Strong, has been licensed as an attorney in Virginia for 32 years. He is a veteran of many jury trials, and has filed over 200 bankruptcy cases in his career. Our law firm provides special care and support for burdened consumers. Ask how we can help your family recover a strong financial footing and restore good credit to you name in a convenient and affordable financial plan, with or without bankruptcy.

We delegate tasks to make the case more affordable for you. The savings of this delegation is passed through in lower legal fees to our clients.

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    Virginia , 1980

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