W. Ross McConnell & Associates

Small Law Firm offering Big Personal Service

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Firm Overview

We are a small law firm, two lawyers, representing debtors in bankruptcy proceedings. We offer personal attention with easy contact through the complexity of the bankruptcy labyrinth. We focus on clients from the Northern and Middle districts of Georgia, Gainesville and Athens Divisions.

I opened my present law office in 2004, having specialized in a practice in the bankruptcy field since the 1990's. I departed a law firm with offices throughout Georgia, having headed up their offices in both Athens and Gainesville.

Example cases

We have filed over a thousand bankruptcy cases in the Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia.

Main Office

Main
1079 South Main Street P.O. Box 170
Cornelia  GA  30531

Phone
  • (706) 778-0344
  • (706) 896-7648
Fax
  • (706) 778-0451

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Our initial consultation is free. We only charge to file a case.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

While filing fees and credit counseling expenses will be the same for anyone filing bankruptcy, and our fees depend upon the type and complexity of each case, a basic case may be filed for a low as $1,000.

Hourly Rates

While our hourly rate is $300, it is rare that a lump sum fees is not agreed upon.

Office Information

Office Hours

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

Office Manager

Fred Graham

Emergency After Hours

No

Other Offices

  • Hiawassee Office
    3259 Dogwood Lane
    Hiawassee,  GA  30546

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

I receive much personal and immediate satisfaction from assisting people who find themselves in seemingly hopeless circumstance to find a new beginning.

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

Much information is available on the internet for individuals seeking debt relief through the bankruptcy system with many sources providing petition, schedules and other required forms. We hope that individuals will avail themselves of as much information as they are able to digest. The system and process, however, is complex and time sensitive. Pro se filers may endanger their rights and lose valuable relief through lack of information and ignorance of the system. Dollar for dollar, we offer inexpensive assistance in an extremely important undertaking.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I will review forms for clients for no charge, but I will not sign the forms as a "preparer." I believe that this free review will alert clients to the complexity of bankruptcy law and help clients understand their need for professional representation.

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

My fees for coaching clients who wish to represent themselves is the same as it would be if I represented them.

W. Ross McConnell

While I was admitted to the Bar in Georgia in 1982, I left the practice of law to return to the service of my country in the United States Air Force in 1984. A C-130 Tactics Instructor/Command Pilot, I was recalled to active duty and served as Chief Pilot at the Advanced Airlift Tactics Training School (AATTC) in St. Joseph, MO. Retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1992, I returned to Georgia and the private practice of law. I was a sole practitioner in a general practice prior to joining Bob Dunn and Associates and specializing in bankruptcy law.

Having begun work as a science teacher in public education and with a career as an officer in the military, I have a lifetime of experience working and helping people.

Our clients feel confident in their representation through our personal contact and extensive time spent in helping them understand the unique problems arising in their particular case with the solutions we advise.

Personal interests:

In my spare time, my hobbies include flying and scuba.

License
  • Bar Number: 485010
    Georgia , 1982
Education
  • The Atlanta Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 1978
    Atlanta, GA
  • MacMurray College
    Bachelor of Arts , 1966
    Jacksonville, IL
    Psychology

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