Harris-Courage & Grady, PLLC

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Harris-Courage & Grady, PLLC

Consult with an experienced bankruptcy lawyer today!

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

Harris-Courage & Grady, PLLC

Harris-Courage & Grady, PLLC

Open for Business
Offers Video Calls

Consult with an experienced bankruptcy lawyer today!

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

Firm Overview

Laura M. Harris has helped thousands of people battling unmanageable debt. She is dedicated to ending clients anxiety and providing them with a fresh start. With more than 20 years of experience, including several years working for the other side,

Main Office

Syracuse Office
225 6713 Collamer Road
East Syracuse, NY 13057

Phone

888-588-3328

Fax

315-445-0738

Fees
Office Information
Other Offices
  • www.UticaBankruptcyLawyers.com

    107 Genesee St.
    Joyce Firm
    New Hartford, NY 13413

  • www.BinghamtonBankruptcyLawyer.com

    1121 Upper Front Street
    Binghamton, NY 13905

  • www.WatertownBankruptcyLawyer.com

    210 Court St., Suite 5
    Watertown, NY 13901

  • www.OswegoBankruptcyLawyer.com

    163 First Street
    Oswego Fall Business Center
    Fulton, NY 13069

  • www.CortlandBankruptcyLawyer.com

    77 South West St.
    Cinquaniti Real Estate
    Homer, NY 13077

  • www.TheAuburnBankruptcyLawyer.com

    123 Genesee St
    Sherlock Homes Bldg.
    Auburn, NY 13021

  • www.OneidaBankruptcyLawyer.com

    248 Main St., 1st Floor
    Kingsley Real Estate
    Oneida, NY 13421

  • www.OneontaBankruptcyLawyer.com

    129 Oneida St.
    Joyce Law
    Oneonta, NY 13820

  • www.HerkimerBankruptcyLawyer.com

    219 N. Prospect St.
    Bruce Ward & Co.
    Herkimer, NY 13350

  • www.NorwichBankruptcyLawyer.com

    12 Eaton Ave.
    Eaton Center
    Norwich, NY 13815

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

Because I can really help individuals and families gain financial freedom at a bargain cost. Bankruptcy is something that actually works. Unlike credit counseling and debt reduction programs which only work in a minority of cases, bankruptcy actually discharges debt clients cannot pay and gives them a fresh start. I love it!

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

Bankruptcy is very confusing and the system is set up to prevent individuals from making it through the bankruptcy process. I have seen lawyers filing for bankruptcy have their cases dismissed because they did not follow all of the requirements. Also, what applies to one person or couple will likely not apply to another. Each case is very specific to the facts. I have also seen creditors take advantage of individuals trying to get through the system (without attorneys) by getting the individuals to agree to pay back debt they do not need to pay. It is good to get information about the process so you can choose an attorney who knows what they are doing.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

We can review the documents, but we find that the information is nearly always in a form which will create problems for the individual. For example, most individuals over-value their assets in the bankruptcy process. The trustee then must take these assets. The exemptions are tricky even for lawyers to understand. Deciding on which exemptions to take is critical to a successful bankruptcy. Frankly, we find it best just to work with the clients by reviewing their original documents, such as titles, paystubs, deeds, mortgages, tax returns, and bills.

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

It would cost us more to coach a client than to just do it. Our fees are extremely reasonable, especially considering the huge benefit resulting with a discharge of thousands of dollars worth of debt.

Harris-Courage & Grady, PLLC
Laura Harris Courage

Education: Brigham Young University, B.A., 1979, University of Utah, J.D., 1984



Practice Areas: Bankruptcy; Tax Law; Collections; Commercial Litigation; Creditors Rights; Federal Litigation; Lender Liability; Secured Transactions; U.C.C.; Workouts


Membership: New York State Bar Association; Central New York Bankruptcy Bar Association; National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.


Admissions: 1984, Utah, U.S. District Court, District of Utah and U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 1988, Massachusetts; 1989, New York, U.S. District Court, Northern, Western, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York


Miscellaneous Information: Member, Order of the Coif. Member, Utah Law Review, 1982-1984. Chairperson, Bankruptcy Mediation Committee, 1996.(Certified Specialist, Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Law, American Bankruptcy Board of Certification) (Certified Specialist, Consumer Bankruptcy, American Board of Certifications)


Biography:



Laura M. Harris has helped thousands of people battling unmanageable debt. She is dedicated to ending clients

License

Bar Number: State and Federal Co
New York, 1989

Bar Number: State and Federal Co
Utah, 1984

Bar Number: State Courts
Massachusetts, 1988

Education

University of Utah, College of Law
J.D., 1984

Brigham Young University
B.A., 1979

Harris-Courage & Grady, PLLC
Laura Harris Courage

Education: Brigham Young University, B.A., 1979, University of Utah, J.D., 1984



Practice Areas: Bankruptcy; Tax Law; Collections; Commercial Litigation; Creditors Rights; Federal Litigation; Lender Liability; Secured Transactions; U.C.C.; Workouts


Membership: New York State Bar Association; Central New York Bankruptcy Bar Association; National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.


Admissions: 1984, Utah, U.S. District Court, District of Utah and U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 1988, Massachusetts; 1989, New York, U.S. District Court, Northern, Western, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York


Miscellaneous Information: Member, Order of the Coif. Member, Utah Law Review, 1982-1984. Chairperson, Bankruptcy Mediation Committee, 1996.(Certified Specialist, Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Law, American Bankruptcy Board of Certification) (Certified Specialist, Consumer Bankruptcy, American Board of Certifications)


Biography:



Laura M. Harris has helped thousands of people battling unmanageable debt. She is dedicated to ending clients

License

Bar Number: State and Federal Co
New York, 1989

Bar Number: State and Federal Co
Utah, 1984

Bar Number: State Courts
Massachusetts, 1988

Education

University of Utah, College of Law J.D., 1984


Brigham Young University B.A., 1979


Firm Overview

Laura M. Harris has helped thousands of people battling unmanageable debt. She is dedicated to ending clients anxiety and providing them with a fresh start. With more than 20 years of experience, including several years working for the other side,

Main Office

Syracuse Office
225 6713 Collamer Road
East Syracuse, NY 13057

Phone

888-588-3328

Fax

315-445-0738

Fees
Office Information
Other Offices
  • www.UticaBankruptcyLawyers.com

    107 Genesee St.
    Joyce Firm
    New Hartford, NY 13413

  • www.BinghamtonBankruptcyLawyer.com

    1121 Upper Front Street
    Binghamton, NY 13905

  • www.WatertownBankruptcyLawyer.com

    210 Court St., Suite 5
    Watertown, NY 13901

  • www.OswegoBankruptcyLawyer.com

    163 First Street
    Oswego Fall Business Center
    Fulton, NY 13069

  • www.CortlandBankruptcyLawyer.com

    77 South West St.
    Cinquaniti Real Estate
    Homer, NY 13077

  • www.TheAuburnBankruptcyLawyer.com

    123 Genesee St
    Sherlock Homes Bldg.
    Auburn, NY 13021

  • www.OneidaBankruptcyLawyer.com

    248 Main St., 1st Floor
    Kingsley Real Estate
    Oneida, NY 13421

  • www.OneontaBankruptcyLawyer.com

    129 Oneida St.
    Joyce Law
    Oneonta, NY 13820

  • www.HerkimerBankruptcyLawyer.com

    219 N. Prospect St.
    Bruce Ward & Co.
    Herkimer, NY 13350

  • www.NorwichBankruptcyLawyer.com

    12 Eaton Ave.
    Eaton Center
    Norwich, NY 13815

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

Because I can really help individuals and families gain financial freedom at a bargain cost. Bankruptcy is something that actually works. Unlike credit counseling and debt reduction programs which only work in a minority of cases, bankruptcy actually discharges debt clients cannot pay and gives them a fresh start. I love it!

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

Bankruptcy is very confusing and the system is set up to prevent individuals from making it through the bankruptcy process. I have seen lawyers filing for bankruptcy have their cases dismissed because they did not follow all of the requirements. Also, what applies to one person or couple will likely not apply to another. Each case is very specific to the facts. I have also seen creditors take advantage of individuals trying to get through the system (without attorneys) by getting the individuals to agree to pay back debt they do not need to pay. It is good to get information about the process so you can choose an attorney who knows what they are doing.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

We can review the documents, but we find that the information is nearly always in a form which will create problems for the individual. For example, most individuals over-value their assets in the bankruptcy process. The trustee then must take these assets. The exemptions are tricky even for lawyers to understand. Deciding on which exemptions to take is critical to a successful bankruptcy. Frankly, we find it best just to work with the clients by reviewing their original documents, such as titles, paystubs, deeds, mortgages, tax returns, and bills.

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

It would cost us more to coach a client than to just do it. Our fees are extremely reasonable, especially considering the huge benefit resulting with a discharge of thousands of dollars worth of debt.

Harris-Courage & Grady, PLLC
Laura Harris Courage

Education: Brigham Young University, B.A., 1979, University of Utah, J.D., 1984



Practice Areas: Bankruptcy; Tax Law; Collections; Commercial Litigation; Creditors Rights; Federal Litigation; Lender Liability; Secured Transactions; U.C.C.; Workouts


Membership: New York State Bar Association; Central New York Bankruptcy Bar Association; National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.


Admissions: 1984, Utah, U.S. District Court, District of Utah and U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 1988, Massachusetts; 1989, New York, U.S. District Court, Northern, Western, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York


Miscellaneous Information: Member, Order of the Coif. Member, Utah Law Review, 1982-1984. Chairperson, Bankruptcy Mediation Committee, 1996.(Certified Specialist, Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Law, American Bankruptcy Board of Certification) (Certified Specialist, Consumer Bankruptcy, American Board of Certifications)


Biography:



Laura M. Harris has helped thousands of people battling unmanageable debt. She is dedicated to ending clients

License

Bar Number: State and Federal Co
New York, 1989

Bar Number: State and Federal Co
Utah, 1984

Bar Number: State Courts
Massachusetts, 1988

Education

University of Utah, College of Law
J.D., 1984

Brigham Young University
B.A., 1979

Harris-Courage & Grady, PLLC
Laura Harris Courage

Education: Brigham Young University, B.A., 1979, University of Utah, J.D., 1984



Practice Areas: Bankruptcy; Tax Law; Collections; Commercial Litigation; Creditors Rights; Federal Litigation; Lender Liability; Secured Transactions; U.C.C.; Workouts


Membership: New York State Bar Association; Central New York Bankruptcy Bar Association; National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.


Admissions: 1984, Utah, U.S. District Court, District of Utah and U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 1988, Massachusetts; 1989, New York, U.S. District Court, Northern, Western, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York


Miscellaneous Information: Member, Order of the Coif. Member, Utah Law Review, 1982-1984. Chairperson, Bankruptcy Mediation Committee, 1996.(Certified Specialist, Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Law, American Bankruptcy Board of Certification) (Certified Specialist, Consumer Bankruptcy, American Board of Certifications)


Biography:



Laura M. Harris has helped thousands of people battling unmanageable debt. She is dedicated to ending clients

License

Bar Number: State and Federal Co
New York, 1989

Bar Number: State and Federal Co
Utah, 1984

Bar Number: State Courts
Massachusetts, 1988

Education

University of Utah, College of Law J.D., 1984


Brigham Young University B.A., 1979


This lawyer is licensed to practice in New York and has no record of discipline from the New York 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 New York and has no record of discipline from the New York 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.