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Gary D. Bollinger

Gary D. Bollinger

also known as Bankruptcy Center (DBA)

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Wills & Living Wills, Probate

About Me

I understand the impact of debt on lives and the urgent need some Missourians have for a fresh start or a repayment plan to bring debt down to maneageable levels.

My hobby &  passion is photography, usually nature (a sample photograph is in my profile)

A 7th-generation Missourian, son of a shoe-cutter and a Sunday School teacher from Bollinger County. Proud to be the first lawyer in my family.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 96%
    32 years, 4.2 thousand cases
  2. Probate: 1%
    34 years, 120 cases
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 1%
    34 years, 600 cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

64 total 

  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Bollinger. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help.

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    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jonathan Pierre Lacour

    Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. One of the best bankruptcy attorneys there is. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Jonathan Lacour Business Attorney
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Contact Info

3827 Gustine Ave
St. Louis, MO, 63116-3523

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MOGood Standing, Active198001/08/2013
ILVoluntarily Inactive197908/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Chapter 7 Bankrutcy Top ContributorAvvo2013
Chapter 7 Bankrutcy Top ContributorAvvo2012
Mentor/IntervenorOffice of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel2008
Local Bankruptcy Rules Changes Committee MemberBankruptcy court for the Eastern District of Missouri2006
Mentor Bankruptcy Protege ProgramThe Missouri Bar2005
Mentor/IntervenorOffice of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel2004
Mentor Bankruptcy Protege ProgramThe Missouri Bar2003
Best Writer E-Mail ContributionsSFIG Listserv2002
Mentor Bankruptcy Protege ProgramThe Missouri Bar2002

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerBankruptcy Center1984 - Present
AssociateBrown, James & Rabbitt1983 - 1984
AssociateChurchill, Nester & McDonell1979 - 1981

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Missouri Bar, Commercial Law CommitteeMember2007 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2005 - Present
Missouri Bar, Solo and Small Firm CommitteeMember2004 - 2011
Debtor Association of Metropolitan St. LouisAttorney Member2003 - Present
Solo and Small Firm Internet GroupAttorney Member2002 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth CircuitAttorney Member2001 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of MissouriAttorney Member1984 - Present
Missouri State Bar AssociationAttorney Member1981 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of IllinoisAttorney Member1979 - 1985

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
In re Pyatt, 486 F.3d 423 (8th Cir. 2007).Bankruptcy debtor lost at trial. On appeal, I obtained a reversal of the trial court. The Trustee appealed to the 8th Circuit, but the lower appelate court decision in debtor favor was upheld.
Abernathy v. LaBarge 259 B.R. 330, 333 (B.A.P. 8th Cir. 2001)Debtor lost her house at trial, but I appealed & saved her home from sale.
Merseal vs. Farm Bureau Town & Country Insurance Company of Missouri (Mo.E.D.App. 4/2013)Plaintiff’s verdict upheld.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
511 Rock Wall PressDIY Bankruptcy Guide2005
Missouri Lawyers WeeklyBankruptcy Noire2005
511 Rock Wall PressDIY Bankruptcy Guide2004
511 Rock Wall PressDIY Bankruptcy Guide2003
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Law JournalCo-Owned Property in Bankruptcy2002
511 Rock Wall PressDIY Bankruptcy Guide2002
511 Rock Wall PressDIY Bankruptcy Guide2001
511 Rock Wall PressDIY Bankruptcy Guide2000
511 Rock Wall PressDIY Bankruptcy Guide1999
511 Rock Wall PressDIY Bankruptcy Guide1998
511 Rock Wall PressDIY Bankruptcy Guide1997
Gary Bollinger PressDIY Bankruptcy Guide1996
Gary Bollinger PressDIY Bankruptcy Guide1995
Gary Bollinger PressDIY Bankruptcy Guide1994
Gary Bollinger PressDIY Bankruptcy Guide1993
Gary Bollinger PressDIY Bankruptcy Guide1992
Gary Bollinger PressDIY Bankruptcy Guide1991

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
CornellEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1976

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Solo & Small Firm Conference 2010Key Effects of Bankruptcy Law on Dissolution & Personal Injury & Workers Compensation2010
Solo and Small Firm ConferenceBankruptcy Effects on Other Areas of Law2008
Bench & Bar ConferenceBankruptcy Reform Act (BAPCPA)2006
Missouri Bar, Solo and Small Firm ConferenceBankruptcy effect on other areas of Law2004
Missouri Bar, Solo and Small Firm ConferenceWhen Disaster Strikes: Planning for Law Office Catastrophe2002