I understand the impact of debt on lives and the urgent need some Missourians have... more
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.
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
I'm a St. Louis, Missouri native. I went to Vianney High School, graduated from UMSL,... more
I'm a St. Louis, Missouri native. I went to Vianney High School, graduated from UMSL, and St. Louis University School of Law. It hurts me bad to hear from folks that they have been duped, scammed, or taken advantage of by some unscrupolous persons making false claims about credit repair services, or debt reduction services. That's why I'm a Bankruptcy Lawyer practicing loc... 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.