William G. Cherbonnier, Attorney at Law

William G. Cherbonnier, Attorney at Law

If you are dealing with difficult financial challenges, call (504) 309-3304 and schedule your initial consultaton with William G. Cherbonnier.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Louisiana and has no record of discipline from the Louisiana bar association. *

William G. Cherbonnier, Attorney at Law

William G. Cherbonnier, Attorney at Law

If you are dealing with difficult financial challenges, call (504) 309-3304 and schedule your initial consultaton with William G. Cherbonnier.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Louisiana and has no record of discipline from the Louisiana bar association. *

Firm Overview

If you are dealing with harassment from bill collectors or facing foreclosure, William G. Cherbonnier will explore all avenues to resolve the crisis. When settlement is not possible, he will clearly explain your options to restructure or eliminate debt via bankruptcy. He has earned the respect of his peers for his thorough legal knowledge and aggressive representation of his clients. Former clients consistently praise his honesty, integrity, compassion and his ability to achieve outstanding results.

Areas of Law
-Bankruptcy
-Bankruptcy Chapter 7
-Bankruptcy Chapter 13
-Civil Litigation
-Probate
-Business Law
-Personal Injury

William G. Cherbonnier, Jr. has a 4.4 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and also speaks French.

Call (504) 309-3304 to schedule your initial consultation today.

Main Office

William G. Cherbonnier, Attorney at Law
2550 Belle Chasse Highway, Suite 215
Gretna, LA 70053

Phone

(504) 309-3304

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

When I graduated from law school in 1973, I swore that I would never, ever handle a bankruptcy as long as I lived because I thought that nothing could be duller and more boring than bankruptcy work. In fact, when I graduated they didn't even teach bankruptcy in law school.

But everything changed in 1978 when Congress passed the "new" bankruptcy law and significantly modified the provisions of Chapter 13.

I received a call from a potential client who was 3 months behind in her house payment. She had 2 payments in hand, but the mortgage company refused to accept anything but the entire amount due. I was young and nave back then, and I thought that a simple call to the mortgage company's attorney would get everything squared away. Was I ever wrong!

Not only did the attorney for the mortgage company refuse to let the lady make 2 payments, he told me that they were preparing foreclosure papers and were going to take her house.

I was in total disbelief. How could they do that? WHY would they do that? Well, the answer to Question One is that they could do that because the terms of the mortgage allowed them to, and the answer to Question Two is because they really didn't care whether or not this lady would be put out on the street.

Before 1978, the mortgage company would've succeeded in taking my client's home. But the amendments to the bankruptcy code that year made provisions for a homebuyer to "cure the default" on the mortgage. I had never handled a bankruptcy case before, but I learned by doing and was able to reverse the foreclosure of her home using Chapter 13.

The experience with that first bankruptcy client made me realize how powerful Chapter 13 is for the ordinary working person.

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

I am all in favor of people educating themselves, but they need to understand that a little bit of law is a dangerous thing. If they are going to learn the law they have to be prepared to spend a lot of time doing it and there is no substitute for an actual attorney.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

No, I am not willing to review documents prepared by clients. I don't think it is a good idea for people to represent themselves.

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

I don't think it is a good idea for people to represent themselves. I think any time you are being sued by a lawyer you should have a lawyer you should have one as well. There are always attorneys available to help with your case.

William G. Cherbonnier, Attorney at Law
Bill Cherbonnier

Bill graduated from Tulane Law School in 1973 and has practiced law continuously in the New Orleans area since then. He represents consumers exclusively and completely, and has been honored by the New Orleans Pro Bono Project for his work on the Collection Defense Project, which began as an effort to help consumers avoid having to file bankruptcy by actively defending claims made against them in state court.

License

Bar Number: 04031
Louisiana, 1973

Education

Tulane University
Juris Doctor, 1973

William G. Cherbonnier, Attorney at Law
Bill Cherbonnier

Bill graduated from Tulane Law School in 1973 and has practiced law continuously in the New Orleans area since then. He represents consumers exclusively and completely, and has been honored by the New Orleans Pro Bono Project for his work on the Collection Defense Project, which began as an effort to help consumers avoid having to file bankruptcy by actively defending claims made against them in state court.

License

Bar Number: 04031
Louisiana, 1973

Education

Tulane University Juris Doctor, 1973


William G. Cherbonnier, Attorney at Law
Bill Cherbonnier

William G. Cherbonnier, Attorney at Law
Bill Cherbonnier

Firm Overview

If you are dealing with harassment from bill collectors or facing foreclosure, William G. Cherbonnier will explore all avenues to resolve the crisis. When settlement is not possible, he will clearly explain your options to restructure or eliminate debt via bankruptcy. He has earned the respect of his peers for his thorough legal knowledge and aggressive representation of his clients. Former clients consistently praise his honesty, integrity, compassion and his ability to achieve outstanding results.

Areas of Law
-Bankruptcy
-Bankruptcy Chapter 7
-Bankruptcy Chapter 13
-Civil Litigation
-Probate
-Business Law
-Personal Injury

William G. Cherbonnier, Jr. has a 4.4 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and also speaks French.

Call (504) 309-3304 to schedule your initial consultation today.

Main Office

William G. Cherbonnier, Attorney at Law
2550 Belle Chasse Highway, Suite 215
Gretna, LA 70053

Phone

(504) 309-3304

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

When I graduated from law school in 1973, I swore that I would never, ever handle a bankruptcy as long as I lived because I thought that nothing could be duller and more boring than bankruptcy work. In fact, when I graduated they didn't even teach bankruptcy in law school.

But everything changed in 1978 when Congress passed the "new" bankruptcy law and significantly modified the provisions of Chapter 13.

I received a call from a potential client who was 3 months behind in her house payment. She had 2 payments in hand, but the mortgage company refused to accept anything but the entire amount due. I was young and nave back then, and I thought that a simple call to the mortgage company's attorney would get everything squared away. Was I ever wrong!

Not only did the attorney for the mortgage company refuse to let the lady make 2 payments, he told me that they were preparing foreclosure papers and were going to take her house.

I was in total disbelief. How could they do that? WHY would they do that? Well, the answer to Question One is that they could do that because the terms of the mortgage allowed them to, and the answer to Question Two is because they really didn't care whether or not this lady would be put out on the street.

Before 1978, the mortgage company would've succeeded in taking my client's home. But the amendments to the bankruptcy code that year made provisions for a homebuyer to "cure the default" on the mortgage. I had never handled a bankruptcy case before, but I learned by doing and was able to reverse the foreclosure of her home using Chapter 13.

The experience with that first bankruptcy client made me realize how powerful Chapter 13 is for the ordinary working person.

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

I am all in favor of people educating themselves, but they need to understand that a little bit of law is a dangerous thing. If they are going to learn the law they have to be prepared to spend a lot of time doing it and there is no substitute for an actual attorney.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

No, I am not willing to review documents prepared by clients. I don't think it is a good idea for people to represent themselves.

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

I don't think it is a good idea for people to represent themselves. I think any time you are being sued by a lawyer you should have a lawyer you should have one as well. There are always attorneys available to help with your case.

William G. Cherbonnier, Attorney at Law
Bill Cherbonnier

Bill graduated from Tulane Law School in 1973 and has practiced law continuously in the New Orleans area since then. He represents consumers exclusively and completely, and has been honored by the New Orleans Pro Bono Project for his work on the Collection Defense Project, which began as an effort to help consumers avoid having to file bankruptcy by actively defending claims made against them in state court.

License

Bar Number: 04031
Louisiana, 1973

Education

Tulane University
Juris Doctor, 1973

William G. Cherbonnier, Attorney at Law
Bill Cherbonnier

Bill graduated from Tulane Law School in 1973 and has practiced law continuously in the New Orleans area since then. He represents consumers exclusively and completely, and has been honored by the New Orleans Pro Bono Project for his work on the Collection Defense Project, which began as an effort to help consumers avoid having to file bankruptcy by actively defending claims made against them in state court.

License

Bar Number: 04031
Louisiana, 1973

Education

Tulane University Juris Doctor, 1973


William G. Cherbonnier, Attorney at Law
Bill Cherbonnier

William G. Cherbonnier, Attorney at Law
Bill Cherbonnier

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Louisiana and has no record of discipline from the Louisiana bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in Louisiana and has no record of discipline from the Louisiana bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.