Born and raised in the rural community of Brunswick, Missouri, I attended St. Paul... more
Born and raised in the rural community of Brunswick, Missouri, I attended St. Paul Lutheran High School, graduating in 1999. I earned my Bachelor's degree from Central Missouri State University in 2002. After working for a law firm for a short time, I decided to attend the University of Kansas School of Law and obtained my JD in 2005. My legal career began working for a workers' compensation de... view profile
I am married and have three children, 23, 10 and 6. I love spending time with my... more
I am married and have three children, 23, 10 and 6. I love spending time with my family and friends. In addition to serving my clients, I like to be involved with my kids' activities, church and professional and community organizations. It requires a great deal of coordination with my husband, and I am blessed we work together. While it doesn't always flow smoothly, I wouldn't change it for ... view profile
I represent both debtors and creditors and have 30 years' experience in all chapters... more
I represent both debtors and creditors and have 30 years' experience in all chapters of bankruptcy. In the past, I was the first head of the St. Louis office of the United States Trustee. Later, I served as a chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee for six years. I have the experience and perspective to handle any type of bankruptcy issue. My appellate cases include In re Benn, 491 F.3d 811 (8th Cir. 2007... 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.