I started with a general commercial law practice and gravitated to the bankruptcy... more
I started with a general commercial law practice and gravitated to the bankruptcy area after several years of general commercial and collection work. My entry into bankruptcy was representing local bank clients on secured loans in cases filed by borrowers. I was first appointed to the panel of Trustees for the Youngstown Bankrutpcy Court in 1997. I represented various partnerships in the Car... view profile
I consider myself very lucky. Some of my early experiences are unique in my... more
I consider myself very lucky. Some of my early experiences are unique in my generation. I started my education in a true one room school house in a rural area of upstate New York. K through 8th grade in a single room with a coal stove as the only heat. I was only there for two years, but I always felt protected by the older kids. In 1956 my paternal grandfather died, and we moved back to the f... view profile
Partner of Barr, Jones & Associates LLP. We built a better law firm because our... more
Partner of Barr, Jones & Associates LLP. We built a better law firm because our clients matter most. Free phone consultations and payment plans available.Our attorneys handle bankruptcy, criminal defense, family law (including divorce, dissolution, custody, and child support) and many other areas of practice.
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.