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George John Dezenberg Jr.

also known as G. John Dezenberg, Jr., Lawdog

About me

I am as close to a Huntsville native as it gets, having moved to Huntsville with my family when I was 5 years old.  I attended Whitesburg Elementary & Middle School and Grissom High School graduating with the Class of 1979.  I attended the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa for the last 4 years of Bear Bryant's coaching career (National Champions my Freshman Year) obtaining a B.A. Degree in Criminal Justice with a dual minor in Psychology and Sociology.  


I attended the University Of Alabama School of Law from 1983-1986 obtaining my Juris Doctorate and getting licensed by the Alabama State Bar in 1986.  The last 4 months of 1986 I practiced in Fort Payne, Alabama with the Honorable Lee Clyde Traylor (later the Hon. JUDGE Lee Clyde Traylor).


January 1, 1987, I took a job as an Associate Attorney with Higgs & Conchin in Huntsville where I tried numerous lawsuits and became known nationwide as a Lemon Law Litigator.


I started a solo practice January 1, 1990, concentrating in Bankruptcy, Domestic Relations and Personal Injury Cases (The Alabama Legislature statutorily did away with my Lemon Law Practice by passing a State Lemon Law that superseded the more favorable Federal Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act).


After a short stint as a Partner at Higgs, Emerson & Dezenberg in 1993-1994, I started a practice limited to Consumer Bankruptcy Law in 1994.


In May of 2012, Melissa W. Larsen joined with me to form the Consumer Bankruptcy Law Firm of Dezenberg & Larsen, P.C..  We are committed to providing the best representation possible to consumers facing economic issues.


I have five children, three grown (ages 26, 22, and 19 - two having graduated from the University of Alabama and the third having finished her Sophomore Year)  and two "new ones" (ages 5 and 6).  I am married to the former Shiela Durano Abrogar since 2005.  I have one grandchild, age 1 1/2 named Cooper.


Active Law Practice leaves me little time for hobbies but I am a boxing fanatic trading fights with "fight traders" around the world.  I attend all of the University of Alabama Football home games and I respect anyone who names their offspring "Saban".


I stay current on Bankruptcy Law developments by attending the National Association Of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Annual Conferences, having attended San Diego in 2013 and scheduled to attend New York in 2014.


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Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7: 45%
    29 years, 5.2 thousand cases
  2. Chapter 13: 45%
    29 years, 5.2 thousand cases
  3. Bankruptcy: 10%
    29 years, 1.16 thousand cases



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Kevin Mika Morris

    John is one of the top consumer bankruptcy attorneys in North Alabama. He practices with a high level of knowledge, experience and professionalism. He is well respected among the lawyers and judges in our community. I highly recommend and endorse this lawyer.


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    This is a very good attorney and highly respected by peers in the community. I am happy to endorse him!


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Contact info

Dezenberg & Smith

908 C Memorial Pkwy NW
Huntsville, AL, 35801


ALAuthorized to practice law198601/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
Continuing Legal Education AwardAlabama State Bar1988
Best Paper - Future InterestsLawyers Cooperative Publishing1986
Best Paper - Consumer LawLawyers Cooperative Publishing1986
Best Paper - Patents & CopyrightsLawyers Cooperative Publishing1986
Best Paper - DamagesLawyers Cooperative Publishing1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerDezenberg & Larsen, P.C.2012 - Present
Managing PartnerG. John Dezenberg, Jr.1994 - 2012
PartnerHiggs, Emerson & Dezenberg1993 - 1994
Managing PartnerG. John Dezenberg, Jr.1990 - 1993
AssociateHiggs & Conchin1987 - 1989
AssociateHon. Lee Clyde Traylor1986 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysAttorney Member2005 - Present
Alabama Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors1991 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1987 - Present
Alabama Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1986 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Automotive Finance Corporation vs. Bright AP 12-80070Case dismissed - we proved Debtor was not guilty of any Fraud.
Brazelton vs. Riviera Fitness Center Of Huntsville 06-80180Judgment for Plaintiff for recovery of funds, actual and punitive damages.
David L. Burbank vs. Crestwood Medical Center 13-80009Judgment entered that provides credit for amounts overpaid against charges incurred after Bankruptcy was filed.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Alabama School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of AlabamaCriminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Last Chance SeminarBankruptcy Law Update2012
Bankuptcy Litigation 101Preparing the Schedules, Filing Motions, Bankruptcy Litigation, Rules of Procedure, Local Rules2012
Alabama Update: Bankruptcy LawBankruptcy Law Update, Motions For Relief2011
Bankruptcy Law & LitigationHow To Conduct A Client Interview, Stay Relief2010