I was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa. I left the Midwest to earn my undergraduate degree at Harvard, then spent several years working in New York City. I slowly migrated back to my... more
I was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa. I left the Midwest to earn my undergraduate degree at Harvard, then spent several years working in New York City. I slowly migrated back to my Midwestern roots by attending law school at the University of Wisconsin. Inspired by a bankruptcy course in law school, I decided to focus my practice on bankruptcy and representing debtors. I clerked fo... view profile
A bankruptcy attorney can help you manage personal or business debts you are unable to pay. Bankruptcy laws allow people and businesses to (1) get a “fresh start” by relieving most debts; and (2) repay the money owed to all creditors as fairly as possible. When you file for bankruptcy protection, all other legal actions against you are put on hold. Creditors cannot sue you, garnish your wages, repossess your car or home entertainment system, or start or continue with a foreclosure action against your home. There are different types of bankruptcy filings and each has its own advantages. Since bankruptcy can significantly impact your future purchasing power and credit rating, you should see a bankruptcy attorney to make sure the benefits of filling bankruptcy outweigh the consequences.