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Adrian M. Lapas

About Me

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!


Practice Areas


  1. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 55%
    22 years
  2. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 25%
    22 years
  3. Consumer Protection: 25%
  4. Social Security: 10%
    12 years



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Susanne M. Robicsek

    Adrian Lapas is a highly regarded NC Attorney, known for being an ethical, excellent, and experienced consumer and bankruptcy lawyer in Goldsboro NC (Eastern District of NC Raleigh-Wilmington). In addition to his bankruptcy practice, he often takes on defense of state court collection lawsuits and is known for his aggressive pursuit of consumer protection laws when appropriate. I have worked with Adrian on committees, co-counseled on case matters, and discuss legal issues with him frequently. I enthusiastically endorse Adrian Lapas.


    Susanne Robicsek Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Lapas Law Offices, PLLC

642 N. Spence Avenue
Goldsboro, NC, 27534



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Legal Elite2012Business North Carolina2012
Distinguished Service AwardNational Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys2011
Board Certified Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy LawNorth Carolina State Bar2009
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney at LawLapas Law Offices, PLLC2015 - Present
Attorney at LawStrickland, Lapas, Agner & Associates2013 - 2014
AttorneyAdrian M. Lapas, P.A.1993 - 2013
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Bankruptcy Law NetworkContributor2008 - Present
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesIssues Committee2006 - 2011
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesMember2006 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2004 - Present
North Carolina Bar Association, Bankruptcy SectionMember1993 - Present
North Carolina State BarN/A1993 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Lofton v. Carolina Finance, LLCDefendant violated the automatic stay
Worley v. GE MoneybankLien void; unfair and deceptive act or practice
Johnson v. Weinstein & Riley, P.S.; Dodeka, LLC; 2011 WL 1261578Settled and fees determined by court.
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wake Forest University School of LawN/AJuris Doctor1993
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillPolitical ScienceB.A.1990
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Eastern Bankruptcy InstituteFair Credit Reporting Act in Bankruptcy2015
Eastern Bankruptcy InstituteClaims in Bankruptcy2014
Eastern Bankruptcy InstituteMortgage Defects and Why They Matter2013
Unfair Debt Collection ActionsDefending Consumer Debtors in Collections Action2012
Continuing Legal EducationBankruptcy Fundamentals2011
Testimony before House Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative lawPrivate Student Loans in Bankruptcy2010
Bankruptcy Basics Continuing Legal EducationHome Loan/Hamp Modifications in Bankruptcy2010
Eastern Bankruptcy InstituteConsumer Claims in Bankruptcy2009
State Conference for Legal Aid Attorneys of NCAdversary Proceedings in Bankruptcy2008
North Carolina Bankruptcy InstituteBankruptcy Issues2008
Bankruptcy InstituteTruth in Lending Claims/Respa Claims2004