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Posted by Kyle, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Jeff was a pleasure to work with in a difficult circumstance. He was always very responsive to questions and concerns whether it was 8:00AM or 8:00PM. He made the process easy to understand and was always there when I needed his advice. I would certainly recommend him to anyone who is experiencing debt concerns and is seeking a fresh start.
Posted by KAYLAN, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
JEFF WAS EXCELLANT! HELPED ME OUT WITH EVERY QUESTION AND CONCERN I HAD. MADE THINGS VERY EASY AND HELPED ME UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING IN MY TERMS. QUICK TO RESPOND TO EMAILS. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Posted by Jonathan Ginsberg, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
Jeff Mathias and I are professional colleagues in the area of consumer bankruptcy representation. Although I practice in a different state, I have come to know Jeff through email, phone conversations and by reading his website articles and viewing his videos.
Jeff is one of the few bankruptcy lawyers in the country who truly seeks to educate his clients about bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy alternatives so they can make an informed decision about whether to file.
I have been in practice myself for over 25 years and I regularly review Jeff's site and I watch his videos. I have also had the pleasure of speaking with him on the phone to discuss recent bankruptcy law developments. He is knowledgeable, straightforward and approachable. I feel very comfortable recommending Jeff to any Des Moines area resident who is considering bankruptcy.
Posted by Johnny And Kelly, Flag
This was such a smooth experience for us and Jeff went above and beyond to make sure we got everything we deserved. He was quick to answer questions and emails. I would recommend if you need help Jeff is your guy. We live out of town and we only had to come to Des Moines twice once to meet Jeff and fill out the paper work and once to our hearing. Thanks Again for a Great Job Jeff!!!
Posted by Gary, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Jeff made the whole process easy, prompt email responses and very knowledgeable.
Would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Jeff to anyone thinking about bankruptcy.
Don't wait, like we did, contact Jeff and your worries will be taken care of.
Posted by Jill, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Jeff promptly answered all of my questions, even before I hired him. He made everything so simple and eased all my worries and stress about filing bankruptcy.
Posted by Jessica, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Made me feel reassured and more positive about my future. He helped give me a chance to start my life over again and was amazingly responsive in getting back to me! Thanks so much!
Posted by Jessica D, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
I just got my discharge in the mail yesterday for my chapter 7 bankruptcy. I was so nervous about this process. I had actually paid a down payment on different lawyer but got cold feet because he left me feeling very uneasy. This is when I found Jeff by searching the internet. First his website is so very helpful. It is loaded with information that you need to know about filing bankruptcy. Secondly, Jeff replies to email in an almost unbelievable quick time. Even after hours. The first time I emailed him I was at work on 3rd shift and was so shocked to get a reply within minutes of asking a question. He is very knowledgeable and he doesn't judge you on your situation. He answered most of my questions before my appointment and sent video and audio messages all through the process. The office appointment went very well. He had me fully preprared through email communication before I ever got there. He even sent audio with instructions on how to find his office. The hearing went so well. He was the most professional and knowledgeable lawyer in there. After the hearing he took a minute to tell me that the hearing went well which left me leaving with a much easier feeling. There were no surprises he had everything covered before we even thought about going into that courtroom. I witnissed other lawyers unorganized and left with no answers when the judge asked questions. I believe Jeff goes above and beyond what a person filing bankrupcty would expect. Like I said I had already met with 2 other lawyers who left me with an uneasy feeling as I left their offices. I wish I could explain it better but I assure you, you will not be disappointed in Jeff! He helped me so much an I am forever greatful!
Posted by Valerie, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Jeff made my filing so easy. I was a nervous wreck! All of my questions were answered and the entire process was so quick! Jeff lays it all out in front of you. There are no surprises or hidden fees. You will know in your first consultation what the fees are, what he needs to handle your case...the expectations are quite clear. Here it is 5 years after my filing...I needed a copy of all of my papers, and in 20 minutes I received it via email. He was really great to work with. If you are even THINKING about filing bankruptcy, you need to see Jeff Mathias!!! Don't waste your time with other attorney's...really.
Posted by Chris C, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Jeff has been great to work with. He explained the entire process and what to expect. There were no surprises. I would recommend Jeff to anyone who has made the decision to file. Thanks to Jeff's help my life has become a little easier.
Posted by Adam, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I have nothing but praise for Jeff and would recommend him to anybody. He makes the process unbelievably simple. Jeff is knowledgable, organized, prompt, and professional. In my case, residency was an issue because I had once lived out of state, but Jeff handled it with expertise and we had no problems. I also appreciated how much information he has on the web, so you can go into your office appointment and your hearing feeling confident and prepared. You will be shocked at how simple this is, thanks to Jeff!
Posted by JOE and PAM, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I don't know how we can ever properly thank you for helping us achieve our new lease on life!! What an amazing feeling to be debt free and to forever remain so!!
When we were searching for a debt relief attorney on-line, you were the first we came upon. After reading your articles and listening to your videos,our search was over. We knew we found the right person!
The videos explained everything, leaving us with all the information we needed to move forward!
From the first e-mail answered by you, to the meeting of creditors and sitting before the trustee everything was a piece of cake!! You told us it would be and true to your every word it was!!
Not only were you a true professional in every sense of the word,you were caring and always concerned about how we were doing.You were always there in a moments notice when we needed you for reassurance. We will never forget your sense of humor and laid back personality...what a comfort!!
To anyone reading this..STOP.. and review Jeff's videos.. and then e-mail Jeff!! I'm excited for you because you will be elated you did!!
Jeff is always there ..not to judge you...but to help you become debt free!! To quote Jeff," No Worries!" Forever and always,
Thank you Jeff!!!
Joe and Pam
Posted by Laura, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Jeff takes the uncomfortable grind in your stomach and puts you at ease... He is extremely easy to work with, makes sure you understand everything that is happening and when its happening. I could not be any happier with this attorney.
The best thing - when i freak out about how things are going or have questions, I can email him any time day or night and i have always received a very prompt email back with all the answers i need. He takes the worry out of filing.
I hope i never have to use him again(given his profession!) but if I do He is the only attorney i will use.
Posted by Gregory, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
An appreciation to Jeff from two weary citizens comforted...... "Thank you very much for your representation of us thus far in our case before the US Bankruptcy Court. You have probably heard many stories from many people who have one way or another arrived at a financial place in their lives where bankruptcy was the best alternative for their situation. Being two of these people we want to say to you that we are very grateful that you have understood the emotional reality of what bankruptcy can produce. I say this meaning that you are professional, following the guide lines of the law, defining them to your clients in a way that is palatable and understandable to the lay person. Also, you have empathy, understanding the trauma that is brought about by a financial crisis and you have the ability to calm the stress that is present. We believe that you have refined your practice through the years and continue to do so as each year passes. Your practice has made our experience with bankruptcy one that has allowed us to learn and take this knowledge we have been given and put it into practice for the betterment of our lives. For this and all of the above, thank you, we are very grateful. Respectfully, Gregory"
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Jeff did an excellent job handling my bankruptcy. I was able to get a quick appointment and Jeff made me feel comfortable and answered all of my questions. Jeff was very quick to respond to anything I asked him. Hopefully I never need his services again, but I would tell anyone that he is the attorney you need.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Wonderful man to work with. His attention to our case was outstanding. He made us realize filing bankruptcy doesn't make us bad people.
His website is fabulous. It can answer just about anything question you have. And if you don't find it on there, I guarantee he will respond to your emails with the most efficiency I have ever seen
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Mr. Mathias was professional in every matter! He lifted our confidence in one meeting - We had been beaten down for 5 long years. He was an answer to prayer, and helped us see it was not only reasonable to consider this as one of our options, it was right. We could have never dug out of this huge hole that was really little to no fault of our own. Being involved as a public figure, we didn't want the shame, but we were only digging the hole deeper. In one meeting we were given our options (we were never forced into brcy) and left the meeting with hope. Jeff is professional, it wasn't a coucelling session, however the facts became understandable before we left the office, and for the first time in years we could see the light at the end of the tunnel - and it wasn't a train! The court session was the most impressive thing that we encountered with Mr. Matthias - we all were scheduled back to back with our matching blue notebooks, and we all moved through with no complecations, because all the bases were covered by Jeff. It was awesome! We were so afraid of the unknown, but should have done this several years ago - If we would have known Jeff - we would have! If you need help this is the guy to see, If you think this is too good to be true, it's not. Whether you file or not, Jeff will help you to see the best course for you to take - there is never pressure with Mr. Matthias. Our family has more peace!
Posted by Kevin, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
If you're filing bankruptcy in Iowa, I highly recommend contacting Jeff Mathias. I believe he is the rare breed that actually has a passion for what he does. If he cannot help you, he can suggest other attorneys to get you started on his search.
Mr. Mathias's web site is full of clear and useful information. I highly recommend reading through his entire site. Even if you choose other representation, it is a must read if you're seeking bankruptcy protection in Iowa. His simple, to-the-point explanations take much of the stress out of the process.
After reading his site, I was in contact with Mr. Mathias for two months prior to meeting with him. During this time I sent many questions via e-mail to him and got prompt and useful replies every time. Prompt as in within 30 minutes of each question. Several of these e-mails were sent on the weekend. Again, he knows his stuff. You will receive nno nonsense answers that you can understand and use.
I met with Mr. Mathias on a Saturday morning and we completed my entire filing paperwork within an hour. He asked me for the needed information and then he did all the work entering it into the computer. Ordinarily, he bulk submits these filings on the following Thursday. I caught him right before he was going on a week long trip during the holidays. So, he filed that Monday instead.
Even during his vacation, he answered any and all questions and concerns I had via e-mail promptly. He has also sent informative e-mails every step of the way through the rest of the process.
Posted by Jon, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Jeff was a great lawyer who knows his job very well. He was very prepared and made sure I was prepared. He answered all my questions diligently and was always quick to reply. Waiting for my hearing and seeing and hearing other people go through the process I realized how much better prepared Jeff had me for this. He really knows his stuff.
Posted by Shelley/Garry, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Jeff was very fast & efficient with the handling of our Bankruptcy. He has a wealth of knowledge & doesn't beat around the bush about things. He was very personable & non-judgemental. The thing I loved most was that I could email him with questions any time of the day or night & he would get back to me promptly, sometimes immediately. He made the whole process easy to understand & painless. I have recommended him to others that I know & will again.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Jeff was my lawyer for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy case that I filed recently. Jeff was a true professional from the first time I met him. He is very knowledgable of the entire Bankruptcy process and laws. There was no surprises along the way, things went exactly as he had told me. I had many questions during this process and Jeff answered all my questions extremely quick! I could'nt say enough how helpful this was! I was extremely satisfied with the excellent service and professionalism that Jeff provided during my case. I don't think you could find a better lawyer if your thinking about filing for Bankruptcy!
Posted by David, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I suffer from a significant disability which has made it difficult to navigate the complexities of bankruptcy. This disability has created a nearly two year delay in our ability to file. By locating Jeff Mathias he was able to support us through the process and its complexities in a very efficient and easy manner.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Jeff was very knowledgeable and handled my case quickly and professionally
Posted by Debbie, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
From the moment I met with Jeff and turned my financial woes over to him, the peace of mind that had been evading me for so long finally returned! His confidence put me at ease, and I knew everything was going to be alright. Thanks so much, Jeff, for a quick and painless process that culminated in wiping my slate clean!
Posted by Chris, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
In March of 2008, Jeff filed our bankruptcy. He was respectful and helpful and quick and yet he took his time with us. We didn't feel rushed or pressured. Everything went exactly as he told us to expect. There were no surprises, just results. As bankruptcy goes, I have to assume that this was as pleasant as the experience could have been.
Yesterday, I was in contact with a former debtor who claims that they had no record of the debt discharge. I contacted Jeff this morning by email at 9:10 requesting proof of the discharge. At 9:17 I had a copy of the discharge in my inbox. I'm not kidding! 2 years after the deal was done it took him SEVEN MINUTES to solve my problem!
I really don't know that I've had better client service from any professional in any field anywhere.
If you're unfortunate enough to need this kind of service, Jeff is absolutely the man to contact! We're very happy we chose him when we needed him.
Posted by Dana, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Jeff made the entire process of filing Chap 7 straightforward and easy to understand. Rather than feeling stigmatized, we felt comfortable and informed, which was a great thing at an extremely difficult time in our financial lives. We would strongly recommend Jeff to anyone facing the same crisis.
Posted by Scott, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
Very fast communication during the process of my case. Very insightful was extremely easy to work with. Since my case has been discharged he has followed up on questions I had without problems. I would recommend Jeff to anyone who is concerned about bankruptcy or who has decided to go through the process.