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Posted by Joseph, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I have just recently received my Chapter 7 Discharge of Debtor from the US Bankruptcy Court and I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to Ms. Drain for the excellent work and support that she provided me during my bankruptcy. From the abundant information on her website, to the answering of all of my questions, she turned a personally upsetting situation into a bearable journey. No matter what my questions were or how many questions I had, she took the time to patiently answer them in a timely manner, whether in-person or by email. She also explained them in a way that was easy to be understood, and if not, took the time to answer them again until I was able to fully comprehend the answer. Finally, when I was asked a tough question at the Meeting of Creditors by the Bankruptcy Trustee and I didn’t answer in the best fashion, she was there to provide the necessary simple response that clarified my situation such that the Trustee had no further questions. I was extremely fortunate and blessed that I obtained her as my legal counsel and I would highly recommend her to anyone considering bankruptcy.
Thank you again Ms. Drain!
Posted by James, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
My wife and I would highly recommend Diane Drain to any one who is considering bankruptcy. She handled our case professionally and in a very timely manner. Diane and her team made a long, frustrating process pretty painless.
Thank you Diane!!
Posted by Glenn, a Chapter 13 client, Flag
Simply put, Ms. Diane Drain knows her stuff and you certainly want somebody of her caliber in your corner when the chips are down. It is a great privilege and a greater comfort to have her in mine. I have made some bad choices along the path of life as most of us do. Its all part of lifes lesson. However, the choice I made to select her as my attorney was no doubt one of the best decisions of my life to this point. Call her...call her now and get control of your life back...I did!!! I promise you will not be disappointed.
Thank you Diane and thank you Jay !!!!
Posted by Jane, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
We filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy and the whole process went very smoothly from beginning to end. This was thanks to Ms. Drain who was caring, professional and committed to making sure that we fully understood the bankruptcy process. She kept our best interest in mind at all times. We will definitely recommend Ms. Drain for anyone's bankruptcy filing.
Posted by Jeff, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I first met Diane Drain in September 2008 when she agreed to represent me in my Bankruptcy filing. It was a difficult decision for me as I had always had outstanding credit and prided myself on being responsible and trustworthy. But, with my marriage of 30 years ending, the housing market sliding (I was upside down in the home), I had spent most of my savings and resources just to keep my head above water and then, I started sinking financially into a bottomless pit of debt. Bankruptcy was the best solution for me and that was a hard realization.
Diane Drain handled my case with a wealth of knowledge and expertise. She kept me informed in all aspects of the case as it moved through the Court system. My Bankruptcy was discharged in Jan 2009 and Diane had advised me of the negative changes that would occur to my credit report. She also educated me, that the BK was a fresh start and my credit could be rebuilt with hard work and patience on my part.
I want to inform others who may be going through the bankruptcy process, that with time, hard work and informed financial decisions, you can climb out of the lowest financial point in your life and achieve the highest point again. In the 3 years since my Bankruptcy, I have worked my credit score back to 700+, I purchased a new vehicle in Oct 2011 and I just closed on a new home and mortgage in May 2012.
All this was possible by the knowledge, skill and expertise Diane Drain has as a Bankruptcy attorney.
To Diane I again say thank you.... You have help me once again attain the American dream.....
Posted by Joe and Sharon, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Diane and Jay helped my wife and I get past a difficult chapter in our lives.They are experienced and professional.They answered all our questions and gave us excellent advice.We followed there directions from start to finish and the process was smooth.
We are very happy we met Diane and Jay. Thank you.
Posted by Michael, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
Filing bankruptcy was not an easy decision but Diane made the whole process very easy and understandable. As a client you have a lot of control as to your personal outcome. Be diligent, do the homework, and complete all the information (and there is a lot of it) as requested. At age 60, this was the last place my wife and I expected to be at this time in our lives, but Diane was very concerned and compassionate and didn't make us feel like failures in life. We made mistakes but thanks to Diane we are already on the road to a better future. Recommended without any reservations. thanks Diane!
Posted by Frances, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Diane and staff made us feel very comfortable working through this process. We also felt that Diane and her staff were genuinely concerned about our situation.
Posted by Roxane, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
She and her team are responsive, knowledgeable, efficient, trustworthy, good communicators, detail-oriented, well-connected, caring and compassionate. They provided a balance of head and heart combined with expertise and appropriate action to get it done.
Being a well-established lawyer, when issues came up that were not directly in her area of expertise, we received excellent referrals. The process was smooth and easy. Not a single problem with our experience. Everything was positive.
Posted by Joel, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
I left a message with Diane's office to schedule a consultation for a difficult legal situation regarding debt and possible bankruptcy. Jay called me back after normal business hours to discuss nature of my case. My case did not fit into their normal casework, but Jay spent 20+ minutes on the phone with me giving me some free advice. The next day, I got another phone call from Jay. He had discussed my case with Diane and wanted to offer one more piece of advice from her. If that doesn't speak for the quality of their operation, I don't know what more I could say.
Posted by Debbie, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Diane Drain and her staff have guided us through the rough terrain of a bankruptcy. From the beginning of this process, to an end that is quite near, Ms. Drain has provided the highest level of expertise. Her extensive knowlege of bankruptcy law has helped us immeasureably. Communicating with her and her staff has always been easy, swift and the information that is conveyed is very clear and put in layman's terms. She will explain things as many times as she needs to with a good dose of patience. She helped us to pick up the pieces of our lives and to maintain our dignity while doing so. We cannot say enough wonderful things about this gem of an attorney.
Posted by Todd, a Chapter 13 client, Flag
Diane kept us informed during our Chapter 13 procedures, told us what to expect during each step, and applied her knowledge to our specific case.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
When I made my decision to file for bankruptcy I did some research. I went through a link on the U.S. court website and read a lot online. Referrals from the court website didn't include many local lawyers who were willing to list their fees. Not all the lawyers listed gave their fees but Ms. Drain did. Her fee was in the ballpark for me - not the very lowest and not the highest. I visited a few attorneys and they would give me a pile of papers to fill out and then their staff would input the information for an extra $1000! Who needs that, when I'm just as capable, or more, to enter my own information. When I then compared websites and saw Ms. Drain's I immediately knew I was in the right place - in that her site has so much information about bankruptcy etc. with history, stories, financial information. It was clear she cared and was committed to helping people in financial distress. She is clearly a teacher. I especially liked her personal, caring tone -that showed compassion - in writing and in person - not the normal thing you think of with attorneys! I was able to do the process almost entirely online - which made it quick and easy for me. Yes, you have to get all your details together at home - but that's not hard. I think by having to enter all the information and with quick responses to questions from Ms. Drain's associate it was a way for me to take responsibility for the process and thus feel better about it in the end. They were very responsive, efficient, and most of all caring which made the process go quicklyand feel good. I'm now heartened, and not cynical, about my experience with an attorney.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Open and honest in all areas of my bankruptcy. Even after discharge she has provided guidence on any issue. Her fee was small in regard to the relief she provided and has continued to provide. My thanks to her and Jay for all they have done and continue to do..
Posted by Richard and Susan, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Diane and Jay are a wonderful team. Efficiency and clarity were the hallmark of our experience.
Posted by Norma, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Diane helped through a very difficult time in my life. She not only was professional but also caring. She wanted to be sure I was comfortable in my decisions.
Posted by Michelle, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Diane helped my husband and I through our bankruptcy and because of her we had no worries or problems. She answered all of our questions and helped reasure us and made it as smooth as possible!! She is quick to respond and a pleasure to work with! I definately recommend Diane to anyone looking for a bankruptcy lawyer!
Posted by Ashley, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Diane was knowledgeable, organized and prompt. I had no worries about my bankruptcy knowing that she was handling my case. She was very thorough, accurate and responsive. I don't recommend many business services because more often than not I receive service that is less than par, in this case I am more than happy to recommend Diane Drain. She is a wonderful attorney to have by your side when dealing with such a difficult, scary and stressful situation.
Posted by Sandra, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I was referred to this attorney by a business acquaintence, who gave me Ms. Drain's website address. I was surprised and pleased at the amount of general bankruptcy information it provided, as well as a detailed description of all of the steps in involved in the process. I knew what to expect before I ever picked up the phone to make an appointment. Ms. Drain and her assistant were very responsive and professional, and I was able to proceed through the necessary steps to a successful conclusion of my bankruptcy case with no surprises. Her services were invaluable to me at a time in my life when difficult decisions had to be made. If you are willing to put in the work necessary to prepare for your filing, you will not be sorry you chose this attorney to guide you through the legal maze. Her fees are very reasonable and the quality of her work is exceptional.
Posted by Marsha, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
This was an emotional journey for me and Diane took the time to recognize my needs and she went above and beyond for me. I could not be more blessed to have such an amazing, knowledgeable lawyer "IN MY CORNER" to guide me and never miss a step. She has an incredible team too!!!
Words will never convey my enormous gratitude...I was hurting a lot through this process and Diane saw that. She is truly a people person. Thank you so much for serving in this capacity Diane. YOU excel at your profession.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
During the process of going through a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy we felt fortunate to have chosen Diane Drain to represent us. After interviewing several legal firms it became apparent that Ms. Drain provided us with the expertise and professionalism it took to successfully obtain out discharge. Her compassion toward out situation made us feel comfortable throughout the proceedings. She is well educated on the subject of bankrupcy, always pointing out the dos and donts that were necessary to obtain a satisfactory outcome. We highly recommend Diane and her co-worker Jay to others facing this delemma.
Posted by Lon, a Chapter 11 client, Flag
Diane Drain provided the most exceptional legal service, knowledge, and customer concern and respect possible. Every step of the way, she educated us on the entire process, and did so with the respect every client deserves. Her attention to every detail was exemplary. It was a privelege to be represented by a true, consumate professional. Thank you.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I contacted Ms Drain in early 2009 with concerns about my situation. After reading through her web page information and conversing with her over the telephone, I knew I was speaking with the appropriate lawyer for my situation. Second guessing myself many times about whether I should file for bankruptcy or not, I met with Ms Drain and she made me feel better about my situation and treated me with respect. She is very professional and if you follow her instructions thoroughly, the process in the end is less hectic. I have recommended Ms Drain to others and they have also expressed their appreciation for her services.
Posted by Dean, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
When my wife and I first considered bankruptcy we contacted one of the TV advertised law firms that specializes in bankruptcy law. On our appointment we met a group of the most inept people I have ever met. It was exactly the same as trying to buy a used car on Van Buren.
Later I told a friend of our experiance and I said I don't want to file a bankruptcy and deal with "that" kind of people. He quickly corrected my thinking and recommended The Law Office of Diane Drain.
On my first visit it was a pleasure to have someone explain the process so thoroughly. Mrs Drain is very direct and clear on required documentation and what was required by us. We followed her instructions to the letter and the whole process went very smoothly.
In my 65 years I have dealt with a lot of people in the corporate world and I feel Mrs Drain and her staff offer integerity and proffesionalism second to none.
Posted by Laura, a Chapter 11 client, Flag
Diane was professional, compassionate and efficient. I have recommend her on many ocassions. She was amazingly supportive. I appreciate everything she did from our family.
Posted by Betty, a Chapter 11 client, Flag
Diane & her associates were extremely helpful during a difficult procedure. Her website was replete with information that was clearly explained for a novice and all personal contacts left me with a feeling of understanding and support. I most definitely would recommend her to anyone seeking professional legal advice.
Posted by Kris, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I found Diane Drain through a website. I chose her because the questionnaire provided on the site was very thorough, (as well as the bankruptcy materials) and gave me a good understanding of what lie ahead for me. I scheduled an appointment and we met. I was impressed. She provided rock solid counsel, was always kind, prompt, professional and easy to work with. (She also had an awesome dog to keep you company).
It's been 5 years since that day and i still remember her well. I have recommended her to many of my friends and collegues. If I ever need an attorney again.. Diane is my first call.
Posted by Jack, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Finding Diane Drain was for my wife and I a lifesaver. We had initially consulted with 2 other lawyers who frankly scared me so much I couldn't sleep for almost 2 months. I knew I had to find an attorney who would give us accurate information based on years of sound experience practicing and advising clients in bankruptcy. Finding Diane Drain was really a miracle for our family and I consider myself blessed. She guided us through the bankruptcy process with great skill and was always there for us to answer the complex and easy questions and allay our fears. Knowing she would be there for us at the 341 meeting of the creditors was very comforting and helped get us through this ordeal. I would advise and recommend anyone having to consider or go through bankruptcy to call Diane Drain for a consultation.
Posted by FRED, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Diane L Drain is a very extraordinary BK Lawyer. Diane educated my wife and I up front and guided us through almost a calendar year for our particular Chapter 7. Diane provided us with important ongoing information and was always available for assistance with our concerns.
We are very pleased with her representation of our filing and the ultimate results that were achieved. It was very comfortable and personalized working with Diane, without the coordination that would be required with most law firms. We would highly recommend Diane L. Drain for your BK legal assistance with very reasonable rates.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
The decision to file bankruptcy was a difficult one to make. Diane really helped us to feel better about the process and never made us feel bad about the decision we made. Her process for filing made us take ownership of the situation. It was a lot of work on our part but I feel that it help us truly understand the process and to better understand the situation that we had got ourselves into. I would not recommend bankruptcy to anyone but I would recommend Diane to everyone!
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Ms. Drain guided us through the bankruptcy process from start to finish. Her website gives you detailed step by step instructions and she is always available to answer any questions. There was no uncertainty in the process.
Posted by Nancy, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Ms. Drain handled our Chapter 7 bankruptcy case. She was professional, knowledgeable and compassionate. She never made us feel like second class citizens. To the contrary she made us feel at ease and explained that the law was written for situations like ours.
When we went to our court meeting we were shocked to see that some people were meeting their attorney for the first time. Ms. Drain is the only one that handled our case from start to finish. Her fee was much less then the firms that advertise on TV.
Everyone at the court house seemed to know and respect her and even the Trustee's office told us that she had an excellent reputation. We would definitely reccomend Ms. Drain for anyone's bankruptcy filing.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Bankruptcy was embarrassing and scary - my business was failing and I had no choice. Ms. Drain had no judgment about it, just walked me through it and made it as comfortable as possible. The whole process seemed effortless and I will always appreciate her help.
Posted by Jan, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
After contacting a few attorneys who wanted to charge outrageous fees without an explanation, meeting with Phillips and Associates (can you say cold impersonal factory?) and other (many) attorneys who did not even return my phone call, I had just happened to come across Diane's website. I had found that after just half hour, I knew more about the process than all the time I spent with other attorneys COMBINED. To my surprise, when I called, Diane answered the phone herself and was VERY patient in helping me with my questions from the start. Bankruptcy is NOT for the faint of heart, is it a lot of homework, a lot of hard work, but Diane was with me through every step of the way, and answered every question that I could even think of. Unfortunately there are a lot of people going through hard times, but luckily there is an attorney like Diane to help those in need. Both Diane and Jay are "the needle in the haystack" when it comes to finding a good attorney. Like another client of Diane's had mentioned, I have actually helped a few peope that had been misdirected by other attorneys regarding bankruptcy. Diane and Jay are so thorough and competent, kind and caring. And honestly, no matter how "sickly sweet" I may sound, you will too after dealing with Diane. She honestly saved my sanity and COMPLETELY took the stigma off bankruptcy, unlike other attorneys who feed on your fears and use them against you.
Posted by Dorothy, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Diane Drain provided me excellent professional expertise at a time when I was feeling high levels of anxiety and embarrassment. She structured her guidance to me in manageable segments, and made sure that I had access to information so that I understood the process and procedures of the bankruptcy filing. I have since recommended her to several others, and she would be the first attorney I would mention if asked again.
Posted by Rick, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
We originally interviewed three bk attorneys in 2007 and we liked Diane the best. She helped us understand the process, the paperwork and she reviewed everything. Now three years later we have no credit errors on our credit reports and the cases were discharged without complications. She has kept our best interest in mind at all times. She handled both our personal bankrupcy and our corporation.
Posted by Joe, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
I asked Ms. Drain to help me with a bankruptcy. When I first called I was scared, afraid to answer my phone and worried that my wages were about to be garnished. Ms. Drain was caring, professional and committed to making sure that I fully understood the bankruptcy process. She assured me that the law was designed to protect me. The process was complicated, but she always was available to help me with any questions. I have friends who hired Phillips and Associates to file their bankruptcy. Because of the education Ms. Drain provided me, I was explaining the bankruptcy process to my friends because their own attorneys would not take their calls.
I wish all attorneys treated their clients the way that Ms. Drain and Jay treated me. I have referred my mother and a friend at work. They both think that Ms. Drain is the best attorney they ever talked to. She even answers her own phone.
Posted by MB, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Diane Drain is quick, thorough, and efficient. I filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy and the whole process went very smoothly from beginning to end.