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Posted by Elizabeth, a Chapter 13 client, Flag
From the day I had my first meeting with Ms McDuffie I felt was in good hands. She diligently guided me through the process of filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy and helped dispel all apprehension I had about the process. She was highly responsive, she personally responded to all phone calls and addressed all questions that came up in a timely manner. She was able to anticipate and share with me what to expect. Finally she guided me through a transition to chapter 7 to the end. I would gladly recommend Ms McDuffie to anyone who needed such services. Se is the best!
Posted by Robin, a Chapter 13 client, Flag
Please accept my sincere gratitude for your help during our family’s financial crisis. You made this emotionally difficult process almost effortless for me. We were always kept informed and given good sound advice. If everyone could be as pleasant and helpful, our world would be much happier. Your response to my situation was always encouraging. Thank you for taking the time to point out both the positive and negative sides. Dear Shannon you help save my paycheck and my home. You were never judgmental, but always understanding and considerate of my feelings. Bankruptcy was something I never thought I would ever consider, but you help me get through it without losing my dignity. I will always be grateful and though I would hope to never have to advise anyone on this course of action I would highly recommend your services.
Posted by Meka, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I chose Shannon based on her reviews from this site in 2011. A creditor from 7 years ago began to garnish my wages on a bill my ex husband made in my name. Shannon met with me on a Saturday at my convenience becasue that was the only day I could get off from work. She walked me through the process and since she is a one-woman operation communication was seemless.She ALWAYS responed to me within the SAME day from her iphone in a professional manner. She found other misc debts to include to be sure I was protected from future issues and even sent me helpful info to complete my taxes for the following year. I wish she handled all types of cases.
Posted by Ilisa, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Shannon explained the process step-by-step, provided detailed explanatations, and was always very responsive to all my inquiries. She gave me one less thing to worry about during a stressful time!!! I would highly recommend Shannon to anyone seeking a professional, knowledgeable , and honest attorney. Thanks Shannon for representing me as if I were your only client :-)
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I was referred to Shannon from a past worker. At my first meeting she made me feel so cared for. I was a total mess and I could not stop crying because I could not believe I was getting ready to declare bankruptcy. She had a way to let me know that it will get better and she also had a way to calm my sole and nerves. She totally let me know what would happen and always kept me in the loop about what was happenning. She really does care for her clients and it shows.. She was the best at a terrible time in my life.. If you ever need an Attorney, she is the one..
Posted by Kim, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
When I started my CH 13 process I received lots of mail from lawyers begging for my business. I visited some, without much success. I found Shannon online, and she was a God send. I am not sure how I would have made it through such a difficult process without someone who had all of my individual needs in mind when going against folks who don't really care about "me" and what is happening in my world. She listened to my concerns, helped me understand the process, explained what to expect, and was there every step of the way. I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone who need a GREAT lawyer who will cater to your needs, talk you through the rough stuff, and is available by phone or E-mail day or night.
Posted by Sarah, a Chapter 13 client, Flag
When I decided to file for bankruptcy, I searched online to find a good lawyer. I found that lawyer in Shannon. She was available to answer all questions. Most of the time she had emailed me the answer before I had the question. She was straight-forward and easy to work with. I felt that she cared about my case and respected me as a person. I highly recommend her.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I never imagined that I would end up having to file bankruptcy – not ever! But you know the old saying: 'Never say never...' If it had to be that this was my fate, I am so grateful to have had Shannon to usher me through the process. I found her to be a consummate professional – knowledgeable about all the legal intricacies, responsive to my hundred and one questions as I came to grips with my situation, and encouraging as to the possibility of better days ahead. I highly recommend Shannon to anyone looking for a bankruptcy attorney. She is a good person to have on your side during a difficult time.
Posted by Kym, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Shannon McDuffie did an excellent job with my Chapter 7 bankruptcy case. I was tremendously happy with her service. She exceeded my expectations for the service I thought I would receive from an attorney. Shannon was always professional, courteous, informative and kind. I had extra complications in my bankruptcy case and she handled them with ease. Shannon seemed to care about my personal situation and was sensitive in taking me through the process. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of an excellent bankruptcy attorney.
Posted by Jeffrey, a Chapter 13 client, Flag
Shannon McDuffie was a tremendous asset in guiding me through the chapter 13 process. She was available to answer my questions and more importantly KNEW the answers - from initial consultation to final confirmation she was knowledgeable and savvy. Shannon's personal attention and prodigious skill turned what could have been a really stressful time of life into something that provided real relief instead. I highly recommend Shannon McDuffie to anyone seeking an expert bankruptcy attorney.
Posted by Stephen, a Chapter 11 client, Flag
Shannon was very knowledgeable and compassionate as we navigated the bankruptcy process together. She returned my inquiries quickly and answered any questions I had.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Where do I start?!!
I had a long list of bankruptcy lawyers that a friend had given me.
I called Shannon and spoke with her directly/immediately. I knew within the first few minutes that she was going to "fit" me/my personality/my needs perfectly! She was personable, she was respectful, she was upfront, she was encouraging, she was kind and most important....she made me feel hopeful. She told me specifically what I needed to do to get the process started. She made me feel very comfortable and I knew I could call or email her if I needed any clarification. (And believe me, over a period of 2-3 months I called and emailed her MANY times!) She never seemed to get tired of my "needs" (I needed to be guided along with special attention at times!) She always had time for me, treating me with a lot of one-on-one assistance..And since I was going through such a hard time in my life, her kindness was GREATLY appreciated. She prepared me for my court date and was with me/beside me, asssuring me the whole way.
The relationship that Shannon and I had was strictly a professional lawyer/client one. However, there were times that I actually felt like she would be a GREAT friend of mine after our time together was done. She was THAT likeable!
Going through bankruptcy is a serious, difficult "chapter" in one's life no doubt. But Shannon McDuffie made it as painless as possible and I could've never gotten through any of it without her amazing advice and counsel. I will recommend her service to anybody, any day. She is a class act and the kind of lawyer that everyone should be fortunate enough to have!!!
Posted by Terry, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I consulted Shannon McDuffie along with my partner in a post-foreclosure scenario where we were no longer really able to make any headway with really huge bills -- we were really just keeping up with minimum payments and getting nowhere. Shannon looked at both situations and determined which filing would best suit our individual needs, and she then helped me through a chapter 7 filing. She was always available to answer questions and was very quick to return phone calls or e-mails with factual and easy-to-understand information which made what could have been a horrible process very easy instead. Shannon knows the law and was able to make everything run smoothly from the first day to the last. My bankruptcy has now been discharged, and I am more than pleased to highly recommend Shannon to anyone finding themselves in a such a precarious financial situation. In fact, I already have -- she is now working the chapter 13 filing for my partner! Thank you, Shannon McDuffie!
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
This could easily be the most important financial decision I ever make. I interviewed several lawyers and was not comfortable with any of them. I had a very complex case that was going to require someone who had a broad understanding of both business and personal liability. Within a 5 minute phone consultation, I knew I had the right person on my side. She cited a piece of the law that the other attorneys were unaware of and we were off and running. Her disposition around the people she had to work with in my case was exceptional and that's important. She's very easy to work with. I had a very favorable outcome in my case. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Karen, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
It was an insightful experience and a distinct pleasure to engage the services of Shannon McDuffie in handling our Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Even though our case was slightly complicated, Shannon was thorough and demonstrated a complete knowledge of the legal process. Shannon was personable, yet maintained her professionalism at all times. She met with us outside of normal business hours when needed, and was very quick to respond to our questions. She made sure we had access to any important information and the lines of communication were always open. In her handling of our case, Shannon worked in a way which took the mystery out of the process and as well, minimized any feelings of embarrassment we may have had. Overall, it was a good experience considering the need for bankruptcy, and the only way to have improved on the experience would have been to retain her services months earlier.
Posted by Jennifer, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Shannon was friendly, knowledgeable, and avaliable whenever we had a question. I could not have found a better attorney!
Posted by Kelly, a Chapter 13 client, Flag
During our initial consultation with Shannon McDuffie, we were treated with dignity and empathy and our concerns were quickly alleviated. Shannon continued to show compassion and professionalism with each subsequent visit leading up to our confirmation hearing. Shannon answered all our questions electronically and returned our phone calls with urgency and immediacy. Shannon prepared us for all potential questions and her level of professionalism in our consultation and eventual hearing with the trustee were met with the same vigor no matter the audience. She has continued to guide us through this process that can be very daunting and humbling. The level of care and expertise we received in writing and in person was unparalleled. Shannon is certainly in the category of outstanding and we are proud to recommend her services without any hesitation.
Posted by Peter and Diane, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Shannon McDuffie is knowledgeable and helpful. She made this difficult time more bearable. We cannot imagine getting through this without her.
Posted by Heather, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
When I needed help with my bankruptcy, I searched online reviews to find a good lawyer. I found that lawyer in Shannon. She was available to answer any questions I had as they arose, and she was very straight-forward and easy to work with. I felt that she cared about my case and respected me as a person. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Samuel, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Shannon D. McDuffie;
In our opinion Shannon D. McDuffie is the best lawyer in the metro Atlanta area. Arguably the world. Having her as our lawyer is by far the wisest decision we mad in our finical hardship.
â€¢ Shannon provided the most friendly and courteous environment
â€¢ Gave us in-depth conciliation on where we were
â€¢ Shannon did an outstanding job helping us understand the whole process
â€¢ The process of what we needed to help us, get to where we wanted to be
â€¢ Shannon returned calls promptly, responds to emails, text, and kept us informed every step of the way
â€¢ Shannon understands, very direct and to the point, and has the knowledge and fortitude to fight for you for the best possible outcome.
Shannonâ€™s take-charge attitude, inclusive approach and strong grasp of bankruptcy law, is just one aspect that puts her well above other Atlanta Bankruptcy Attorneyâ€™s
Shannon communicated all the options, she understood our tension. But knew how to add levity to the situation, crack a joke add an inspiring word to relieve stress. Always keeping us informed of the best probable outcomes and her primary concern was making sure that we were well informed to make the right decision for OUR well-being.
Because of Shannon, what was a very difficult time in our lives was made very manageable and a smooth transition will be made, allowing us a fresh start back to normal life.
The experience was a nice reminder there are good people out there. I truly hope if the need for a bankruptcy attorney is needed, you select Shannon McDuffie, You canâ€™t loose with her on your side.
Samuel J Thomas Jr
Posted by BB, a Chapter 13 client, Flag
We had a complicated situation, and Shannon guided us every step of the way. When we hit roadblocks, she showed us how to get over them, and kept us convinced that she really cared about getting us a good outcome. Her experience came in quite helpful when she negotiated down some exorbitant claims filed by collection attorneys.
Chapter 13 is not fun, but if you have to go through the process you need Shannon on your side to make it as painless as possible.
Posted by Jerrie, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
A caring attorney that makes you feel like a person and not a number. I 1st went another attorneys and they only wanted my money and did a RUSH job and did'nt care if I understood are not. But Mrs McDuffie was different and cared and if she continue in this fashion I know she make differance in peoples lives. She help me go through a hardship time in my life. I wish her the best because she is the BEST
Posted by Kenisha, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I retained Shannon to handle a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and at the time I didn't know what type I would be able to file or even if I could file at all. By the end of our consultation I felt that I had more than enough information to make an informed decision. There was no pressure or push from her at all she wants her clients to be comfortable with the decisions they make. She handled my case and kept me abreast of all possible outcomes. She is the perfect attorney for someone that doesn't like surprises. She defied all preconceived notions of what I expected a lawyer to be like and handled one of the most difficult times in my life with sensitivity and compassion.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Shannon McDuffie truly saved me from going down the wrong path. I had a pre-filing consultation with another firm that wanted more money and was going to have me file Ch. 13. After meeting with Shannon I felt at ease knowing I had picked a lawyer that cared more about me than the check I was going to cut.
Posted by Libby, a Chapter 13 client, Flag
Attorney McDuffie was my lawyer and she did an awesome job. She is very competent and knowledgeable in the Bankruptcy area of law. She was very efficient. I highly recommend her without reservation.
Posted by Lindi, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I am so glad I selected to engage Ms. McDuffie as my lawyer at a time when I felt overwhelmed. Not only did I need a lawyer who would make me feel confident that the outcome of my case would have a positive outcome, but I also needed a lawyer who knew her stuff and would be able to explain it to me, a layperson. I got all that, plus great professionalism, competence, and responsiveness at all times. My case has just concluded and I am more than pleased with Ms. McDuffie's service, and so grateful!!
Posted by Keisha, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Shannon McDuffie is a wonderful attorney and human being. She made the bankruptcy process smooth and understandable. She is clear and provides you with all the information you need in a seamless manner. She is always easy to reach via phone or email and honestly takes part in the process with you. I would recommend her to anyone who wants a truly personal experience with no concerns or worries. She is definitely a million times better than those assembly line lawyer officers where you only speak to a paralegal!
Posted by Marilyn, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Shannon is the most excellent attorney I could have hoped for to handle my Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. I would recommend her to anyone. I will use her for any of my legal needs that she will handle for me. She will be the first person my husband and I will call for advice when one of us passes on. She is so easy to work with.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
We had tough decisions to make and Ms. McDuffie gave us a substantial amount of her time and advice before asking for a dime. She is very professional, thorough and knowledegable. I have no reservations in recommending her.
Posted by a Bankruptcy client, Flag
Ms. McDuffie was our attorney for a Chapter 7 that was discharged in 08/10. She is HIGHLY recommended; professional, prompt, courteous, knowledgeable and fair. We had contacted several other attorneys prior to engaging Ms. McDuffie and she was absolutely the best choice, hands down. We recommend her unequivocally!
Posted by Susan, a Chapter 13 client, Flag
Thanks to Ms. McDuffie for helping my husband and myself through a most difficult time. Like many people the economy did it's damage on our household and we were at a lost. Ms McDuffie guided us through the court system and advised us in a most professional and kind way. My husband and I are senior citizens and I consider one reason I still have a home is due to Ms. McDuffie. I would not consider anyone but Ms. McDuffie to handle any of my legal matters.
Posted by Daric C., a Chapter 7 client, Flag
When I began the process of searching for an attorney I can trust, I was terrified of all the stories/myths about filling bankruptcy. I am so pleased to have met Ms. McDuffie. After the 1st visit she eased my mind and answered questions I didn’t realize I had at the time. When searching for legal assistance, you need experience, tenacity, flexibility and professionalism in an attorney. I am so proud to say I found Attorney McDuffie to be just that. If you’re seeking a seamless process with a favorable result, I strongly encourage calling Shannon McDuffie.
Posted by Dayna, a Chapter 13 client, Flag
Shannon was a life-saver. I was so scared to get "a lawyer" because of all the negatives you hear, especially about Bankruptcy lawyers! LET ME SAY SHANNON BLOWS THAT IMAGE OUT OF THE WATER!
I got a response from her every time I called or emailed- yes you get her email! She was with me in court and even went FOR ME when I was out of town. I had a hard case and had many changes and questions, and every step of the way, Shannon was there with logical advice, but a touch of empathy and emotion as well- she knew just what to say to calm me down and get me through.
I have since finished my case, and the outcome was better than I could have hoped, because I know I made sound logical decisions because of Shannon. I highly recommend her!
Posted by Charles, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Attorney McDuffie was always reliable and honest with my case. She is one of the best and most knowledgable attorneys in the region.