I give your case the personal attention that you deserve and provide you all of the information that you need to make your bankruptcy case go as smoothly as possible. I will explain to you the ins and outs of bankruptcy and how it will affect your future credit prospects.
I have been practicing bankruptcy law since 1993 and I am a board certified consumer bankruptcy law specialist by the North Carolina State Bar. I am also a two-time graduate of Max Gardner's nationally renowned Bankruptcy Bootcamp and was recently designated as Legal Elite by my peers through Business North Carolina magazine. In 2010, I was invited to testify before a Congressional committee on proposed bankruptcy legislation and I frequently speak at seminars across the state on bankruptcy and consumer issues.
What sets me apart from other bankruptcy lawyers is that I am also experienced in pursuing consumer claims both in and out of bankruptcy cases. For example, I have pursued claims under the Truth in Lending Act which led to mortgages being voided. I also pursue Fair Debt Collection Practices Act claims and other debt collection abuses that can lead to a significant money award to my client.
Put my experience and expertise to work for you. If you are facing too much debt or creditor harassment, call me today!
Licensed since 1993
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I endorse this lawyer. I have known Adrian professionally for several years as we are both debtors' side bnkruptcy attorneys. Adrian is a well known and highly respected attorney. He has the requisite knowledge to ably assist his clients with bankruptcy matters. He is a fine man and an fine attorney.
Derek Caldwell Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorney
What I find so impressive about Adrian M Lapas is his kind heart & soft way of delivering an unpleasant truth. Lawyers have to bring bad news many many times, despite their best efforts, and Mr Lapas has the personal skills to pull this off with aplomb. Frankly, I am envious. Kudos!
Dorothy Bunce Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
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|NC||Authorized to practice law||1993||04/08/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Legal Elite2012||Business North Carolina||2012|
|Distinguished Service Award||National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||2011|
|Board Certified Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy Law||North Carolina State Bar||2009|
|Attorney at Law||Lapas Law Offices, PLLC||2015 - Present|
|Attorney at Law||Strickland, Lapas, Agner & Associates||2013 - 2014|
|Attorney||Adrian M. Lapas, P.A.||1993 - 2013|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Bankruptcy Law Network||Contributor||2008 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Advocates||Issues Committee||2006 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||2004 - Present|
|North Carolina Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section||Member||1993 - Present|
|North Carolina State Bar||N/A||1993 - Present|
|Lofton v. Carolina Finance, LLC||Defendant violated the automatic stay|
|Worley v. GE Moneybank||Lien void; unfair and deceptive act or practice|
|Johnson v. Weinstein & Riley, P.S.; Dodeka, LLC; 2011 WL 1261578||Settled and fees determined by court.|
|Wake Forest University School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor||1993|
|University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill||Political Science||B.A.||1990|
|Eastern Bankruptcy Institute||Claims in Bankruptcy||2014|
|Eastern Bankruptcy Institute||Mortgage Defects and Why They Matter||2013|
|Unfair Debt Collection Actions||Defending Consumer Debtors in Collections Action||2012|
|Continuing Legal Education||Bankruptcy Fundamentals||2011|
|Testimony before House Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative law||Private Student Loans in Bankruptcy||2010|
|Bankruptcy Basics Continuing Legal Education||Home Loan/Hamp Modifications in Bankruptcy||2010|
|Eastern Bankruptcy Institute||Consumer Claims in Bankruptcy||2009|
|State Conference for Legal Aid Attorneys of NC||Adversary Proceedings in Bankruptcy||2008|
|North Carolina Bankruptcy Institute||Bankruptcy Issues||2008|
|Bankruptcy Institute||Truth in Lending Claims/Respa Claims||2004|