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  1. Chapter 7: 70%
    41 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Chapter 13: 25%
    37 years, 300 cases
  3. Chapter 11: 5%
    23 years, 5 cases

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  • Felix Velter

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  • Charles Ross Smith III

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Sommer is a fellow member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. For many years, he has been known across the country as a one of the top experts in bankruptcy law. I highly recommend him as a consumer bankruptcy attorney.

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    Charles Smith Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
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Contact info

7118 Mccallum Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19119

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive197412/01/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Excellence in Education AwardNational Conference of Bankruptcy Judges2010
Champion of Consumer RightsNational Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys -1995
Vern Countryman AwardNational Consumer Law Center1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Supervising AttorneyConsumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project1996 - Present
Of CounselMiller Frank and Miller1996 - 2006
Head of Consumer Law ProjectCommunity Legal Services, Inc.1974 - 1996
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysFormer President1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Finberg v. SullivanProcedures found unconstitutional
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Collier on BankruptcyEditor in Chief2013
Consumer Bankruptcy Law and PracticeAuthor2012
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
20th Annual ConventionCase Law Update2012