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About me

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.


Best regards,




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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 100%
    8 years



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I served as a City of Chicago Administrative Law Judge with Alvin. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and fair. He examined all the details of each matter and and then made a careful, considered decision. Clients will receive excellent representation.


    Martin Kennelly
    Relationship: Co-worker

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    Having worked with Alvin as a fellow Administrative Law Judge, I know that he has the qualities that client's value - honesty, integrity, a strong work ethic and compassion


    Mitchell Ex Administrative Law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Suncoast Law Office

28870 US Hwy 19 N #300
Clearwater, FL, 33761


FLMember in Good Standing200509/08/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199811/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Phi Eta Sigma National Honor SocietyUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign1988
President's Award ScholarUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySuncoast Law Office2015 - Present
ArbitratorCook County Mandatory Arbitration2011 - 2015
Administrative Law JudgeCity of Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings2007 - 2015
AttorneyAlvin Foreman, Attorney at Law2007 - 2015
Paralegal SpecialistU.S. Army JAG Corps2002 - 2005
V.P. & Trust OfficerBank of America/US Trust2001 - 2007
Estate Settlement SpecialistThe Northern Trust Company1999 - 2001
AttorneyThe Law Office of Robert J. Ross1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Fred G. Minnis Sr. Bar AssociationChairman, Membership Committee2015 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaAdmitted to Practice2015 - Present
Clearwater Bar Association, Bankruptcy SectionMember2015 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaAdmitted to Practice2015 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of IllinoisAdmitted to Practice2014 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2008 - Present
Florida BarMember2005 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of IllinoisAdmitted to Practice1998 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawLawJ.D.1998
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignFinanceB.S.1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Covenant United Church of Christ Men's ConferenceEstate Planning2011
Lucent Technologies Employee ConferenceEstate Planning1999