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Rustin Scott Polk

Rustin Scott Polk

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

About Me

Three Metroplex offices-- Dallas, Fort Worth and Plano.

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Languages Spoken: German, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 50%
    23 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 20%
  3. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 20%
  4. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

22 total 

  • Sean M. Sweeney

    I know Rustin through a National list-serve that we are both a part of, he has always been courteous and thoughtful in my interactions with him. Over the years he has proven to be a valuable resource when it comes to bankruptcy law. I endorse his work.

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    Sean Sweeney Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Gail Ann Lane

    I have worked with Rustin and know him to be well above average in his work ethic, his knowledge of bankruptcy and debtor laws, and a solid advocate for his clients. My experience with Rustin helped me be a better lawyer by following his examples and sharing in his dedication to apply the law to the betterment of his clients. Rustin is a published author on fair debt collection practices and maintains a client focused law practice. I endorse this lawyer's work.

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    Gail Lane Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

214bankruptcy.com

6060 N. Central Expwy, Suite 500
Dallas, TX, 75206

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199205/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Life MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Who's WhoStrathmore Who's Who2009
Who's WhoMadison Who's Who2009
Who's WhoBiltmore Who's Who2009
Best OfUS Local Business Association2009
Best OfDallas Observer2007
Who's WhoMarquis Who's Who2006
Who's WhoStrathmore Who's Who2006
Who's WhoMadison Who's Who2005
Who's WhoCambridge Who's Who2004
ProfiledA.M. Best Company - Recommended Insurance Attorneys2003
Who's WhoBiltmore Who's Who2002
ProfiledA.M. Best Company - Recommended Insurance Attorneys2001
College of the State BarState Bar of Texas2000
BNA ScholarBureau of National Affairs1992
Letzeiser AwardUniversity of Oklahoma1989
Top TenUniversity of Oklahoma1988

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
214bankruptcy.com2006 - Present
General CounselDallas National Insurance Company2001 - 2006
Polk & Associates1996 - 2001
Patton Boggs1993 - 1996

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of TexasN/AN/A
Pintail Youth RanchBoard of DirectorsN/A
Patriot Property CompanyBoard of DirectorsN/A
Dallas Fire Insurance CompanyBoard of DirectorsN/A
Dallas General Life Insurance CompanyBoard of DirectorsN/A
Jefferson Life Insurance CompanyBoard of DirectorsN/A
Dallas National Insurance CompanyBoard of DirectorsN/A
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMemberN/A
American Bankruptcy InstituteMemberN/A
Commercial Law League of America, Bankruptcy SectionMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMemberN/A
Texas Association of Defense CounselMemberN/A
Dallas Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practices SectionMemberN/A
Dallas Bar Association, Business Litigation SectionMemberN/A
College of the State BarMemberN/A
Texas General Counsel ForumMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
National Casualty v. Lane Express, 998 S.W.2d 256998 S.W.2d 256
International Bank of Commerce v. IEDC, 981 S.W.2d 38981 S.W.2d 38
Cedar Crest Funeral Home v. Lashley, 889 S.W.2d 325889 S.W.2d 325

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
BookTruth Behind The Lies: The Texas Guide to Bankruptcy2011
Dallas ObserverBreaking News: Federal Bankruptcy Judge's Ruling Puts Texas Rangers' Sale on Hold2010
214bankruptcy.comBankruptcy Ruling on Texas Rangers Chapter 11 Sale Plan2010
American Bar Association newsletterTechnology-Enabled Services: The Next Generation of SaaS2009
D MagazineDallas has its Share of Mortgage Ripoffs2009
WhitepaperHow to Stop Your Texas Foreclosure in Less than 48 Hours Without Filing Bankruptcy2009
Texas Super LawyersThree Kings (article mention)2009
Inc. MagazineManaging: How to Work More Like a Start-Up2009
WhitepaperFive Critical Mistakes2009
214bankruptcy.comBut I'll Feel Like a Deadbeat2008
Dallas Morning NewsKnow Your Friends and Faxing Foes2002
Polk & AssociatesAdjuster's Guide to Managing the Panel Counsel Relationship2001
National Association of Judgment Collection ProfessionalsGuide to the Fair Credit Reporting Act2001
National Association of Judgment Collection ProfessionalsThe ABCs of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act2000
Polk & AssociatesCollect Your Overdue Accounts and Keep Your Customers2000
Polk & AssociatesThe "Seven C's" of Extending Credit1998
Polk & AssociatesForcing Your Debtors Into Involuntary Bankruptcy1997

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
College Of William And MaryLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of OklahomaFinanceBA - Bachelor of Arts1989

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Pressing Issues in Chapters 7 & 13 CasesBankruptcy Hot Topics2012
Continuing Legal EducationChapter 13 101: The Plan2012
Continuing Legal EducationChapter 7 Bankruptcy 1012011
Continuing Legal EducationConsumer Bankruptcy 101: Practice, Petition and the Plan2011
OU GraduatesMarket Outlook2009
Craftmade FinancialThe In's & Out's of Aged Receivables2009
Metrocrest ChamberThe Fair Credit Reporting Act2001
National Association of Judgment ProfessionalsThe Fair Debt Collection Practices Act1999