Filing for bankruptcy is a major life event. Before you entrust your financial well-being to a law firm, I think it’s important to get a sense of whether you will be comfortable with your bankruptcy attorney and the level of services provided.
I’m a down-to-earth kind of guy who enjoys helping people solve their problems. Hey, I’ve been there. I know what it’s like to worry about making ends meet at the end of the month. My goal is to make you feel at ease and to ensure that you understand that filing for bankruptcy is not the end of the world but can be the positive change you need to get your life back on track.
I speak in plain English, not “lawyer-speak.” I encourage you to ask questions. The only dumb question is the one not asked. I will listen carefully to you as you explain your situation and I’ll give you an honest and objective assessment as to whether or not bankruptcy is an appropriate solution.
If you are a good candidate for a bankruptcy filing, I’ll explain the process and give you a step-by-step roadmap of what needs to be done from start to finish to give you your fresh start. But I’ll also tell you straight out if bankruptcy is not appropriate for you and I’ll give you some alternative options to consider.
My fees are not the cheapest in town, but they are reasonable. When you hire me as your lawyer, you will deal directly with ME, not a law clerk or a paralegal. My fees are flat, meaning that once you retain me, you don’t pay an extra dime whenever you want to talk or meet with me about your case. No rushing and no watching the clock when we’re together.
Do you hate fighting traffic while rushing to an appointment downtown only to face outrageous parking fees? Me too! My office is conveniently located in Clearwater (free parking is available!). I serve clients throughout the Tampa Bay area.
Prior to starting my law practice, I was a Vice President and Trust Officer with Bank of America and an Estate Settlement Officer with The Northern Trust Company. I am a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army, where I proudly served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps as a paralegal specialist.
I earned my law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in 1998. I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1992 with a bachelor’s of science degree in finance. (Go Illini!)
I’m licensed to practice law throughout the State of Florida. I also hold an inactive Florida law license.
If you’re ready to get together now for your FREE no-obligation initial consultation, call me today at (727) 771-5989.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2005||09/08/2015|
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1998||11/12/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||1988|
|President's Award Scholar||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||1987|
|Attorney||Suncoast Law Office||2015 - Present|
|Arbitrator||Cook County Mandatory Arbitration||2011 - 2015|
|Administrative Law Judge||City of Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings||2007 - 2015|
|Attorney||Alvin Foreman, Attorney at Law||2007 - 2015|
|Paralegal Specialist||U.S. Army JAG Corps||2002 - 2005|
|V.P. & Trust Officer||Bank of America/US Trust||2001 - 2007|
|Estate Settlement Specialist||The Northern Trust Company||1999 - 2001|
|Attorney||The Law Office of Robert J. Ross||1998 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Fred G. Minnis Sr. Bar Association||Chairman, Membership Committee||2015 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida||Admitted to Practice||2015 - Present|
|Clearwater Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section||Member||2015 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida||Admitted to Practice||2015 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois||Admitted to Practice||2014 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||2008 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||2005 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois||Admitted to Practice||1998 - Present|
|Northwestern University School of Law||Law||J.D.||1998|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||Finance||B.S.||1992|
|Covenant United Church of Christ Men's Conference||Estate Planning||2011|
|Lucent Technologies Employee Conference||Estate Planning||1999|