Posted by Trave'
So after doing a little research to determine whether filing for bankruptcy would be right for me, I cam across Grossbart, Portney, & Rosenberg law firm. After having my meeting with David, I felt that much more confident in needing to file. He gave me a breakdown as to what was going to happen and indeed it happened as he informed me. He was able to answer any questions that I had, but the fact that he was thorough in his explanation there were very few questions. The reason there are only 3 stars for responsive is that there was one occurrence where I left a message for him to call me, as he was assisting another client, but never got the return call. This time it wasn't imperative that I get it answered right away, so I waited until my hearing with the trustees to ask. He was able to answer then so it was no problem. The trustee hearing went smooth as I could imagine. I was actually shocked at how quickly it went. The one thing I can tell you, if you want it to go as smooth as it did for me, I advise you to be completely and totally honest. It's just like t.v., you leave your lawyer uninformed and they are surprised by something you failed to mention it will go bad for you. Really bad!! I don't plan on having to revisit this course of action in the future, but if by some chance I do I know I will utilize David and his law firm again. I also would not hesitate in referring them to others.
Posted by nathan
A very satisfied client. Utilized his services at a very difficult time in my life. What I valued the most was ability to explain my situation to me and reassured me. It was a relief.
Posted by A. J. J. Delehanty
As client, gave me good answers to multiple questions. He is patient and understanding of my situation.
Posted by a client
David walked me through the intricacies of a chapter 7 filing and did great work on my behalf. He presented my case competently and with great care. His fees were extremely reasonable and the amount of time and attention he paid to my case was extraordinary.
I would recommend using him in any creditor action for anyone.
Posted by Linda
Life knocked me to my knees last year and David Portney extended his hand in the form of knowledge and legal expertise and lifted me back up. My husband of 22 years abandoned our family leaving me and our four children devastated and under a mountain of debt. When I walked into the offices of Grossbart, Portney & Rosenberg, our home was in foreclosure and we were in danger of losing it, our only vehicle, and the only stability to which we were desperately clinging.
After accessing my situation, I was advised to file Chapter 13. It was not an easy decision or process and I have learned much along the way. I received honest evaluations of my changing financial circumstances along with tough advice when needed. As a result, I was able to hold onto our home and car. I don't know what I would've done without David Portney.
Most, if not all, my interactions were directly with the attorneys. David always looked me in the eye and gave it to me straight, so to speak, telling me what I needed to hear as opposed to what he thought I wanted to hear. It was refreshing.
Thank you gentlemen for helping me obtain a much needed legal/financial reprieve.
Posted by a Chapter 13 client
I was recommended the law offices of Grossbart and Portney from a close friend who had undergone a divorce and was having financial troubles and as a result she had filed bankruptcy. I had also found myself in over my head after my husband lost his job and was unemployed for almost 1 year. Our house was in jeopardy and with the guidance of Grossbart and Portney we were able to navigate what steps we needed to take to repay our debt and regain control of our finances. My questions were answered very thoroughly throughout the Ch. 13 process and my emails were also replied to quickly. In the later stages of our case, Portney provided some very valuable advice on how to move forward by considering our specific situation and what was in our best interest as we had a new addition about to be born. I can not thank him enough, because now I have hope and confidence in our future as we have overcome this bump in the road and what seemed like a very scary thing 4 years ago.
Posted by Larry
Attorney Portney exemplifies the best of the best! His professionalism in handling our situation could not have been better. From start to finish he kept us informed and candidly presented the facts to us each step of the way. He and his staff are excellent and can be recommended without hesitation.
Posted by Donna
I was so stressed and anxious about having to file a bankruptcy, but David Portney was so affable and knowledgeable, I was put at ease during my initial visit. He explained the entire process to me, and patiently answered any questions I had. And thankfully, he made it clear to me that I was not the only person about to embark on a journey into the 'world of bankruptcy'. The entire process was over in a short amount of time, and I'll always be grateful to Mr Portney for his knowledge and help. I could not have gone through this without him!
Posted by Ken
Guided us through chapter 13 then a chapter 7. Always available for questions. Really put our minds at ease. Always calm. We never felt we asked dumb questions. Always treated us honestly and professionally. Helped in this difficult situation. Very honest and open. Explained what to expect every step of the way. Would recommend highly!
Posted by Ruth
David Portney represented and guided me through the process of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy which was later converted to Chapter 7. David knows the Maryland bankruptcy laws and court process thoroughly. All I had to do is bring in the requested paperwork and answer his questions as he input my responses and quickly produced the documents used in the bankruptcy process. In addition, David is personable and compassionate helping to ease the anxiety I had at the onset and during the hearings. Two years after my initial Chapter 13 filing, I was diagnosed with leukemia and incurred mounting medical expenses. David immediately and swiftly converted the Chapter 13 to Chapter 7, all the while assuring me that everything is going to work out, and it has.