Douglas R. Ricks joined Vanden Bos & Chapman, LLP as an associate Portland... more
Douglas R. Ricks joined Vanden Bos & Chapman, LLP as an associate Portland bankruptcy lawyer in 2007. Doug has focused his practice on bankruptcy since 2004. While in law school at Lewis and Clark, Doug clerked for the Oregon Department of Justice in the Civil Recovery Section. Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and son, playing the occasional round of golf,... view profile
Real estate is the primary focus of my practice. My work also includes creditors’... more
Real estate is the primary focus of my practice. My work also includes creditors’ rights and collection matters. Prior to practicing law, I worked as a title officer in an Oregon office of a national title insurance company. This background enables me to work effectively in all areas of real estate, which includes not only transactional work, but also foreclosures and judgment executions on re... view profile
I’ve been a consumer bankruptcy lawyer since 2000, helping people get out of debt in... more
I’ve been a consumer bankruptcy lawyer since 2000, helping people get out of debt in both Washington and Oregon. I am the managing attorney of Northwest Debt Relief Law Firm. We have bankruptcy law offices in both Vancouver, Tacoma and Seattle, Washington and in both Portland and Salem, Oregon. In addition to our Bankruptcy practice, our firm also sues collections agencies for violations of ... view profile
I am the Legal Director of the Community Law Project, a nonprofit dedicated to... more
I am the Legal Director of the Community Law Project, a nonprofit dedicated to meeting the everyday legal needs of Oregonians. We have a broad practice, with areas including bankruptcy, employment law, consumer issues, small business advising, tenant representation, small claims court advising, personal income tax issues, and more.
If you owe a large amount of money on unsecured debts, you may require the services of a debt settlement lawyer. Unsecured debts include medical bills, student loans, credit cards, store and gas cards, personal loans, collection accounts, and bounced checks. For these sorts of debts, lenders will usually accept less than the full amount if it's clear you don't have the money to pay them (especially if the original amount has continued to grow with interest, late charges, and collection costs). A debt settlement attorney can negotiate with the lender and objectively present the facts in your case. Oftentimes, unsecured debt lenders would rather settle with you than take a chance on getting nothing if you file for bankruptcy. If the negotiation is successful, the creditor may even be convinced to take the settled debt off your credit history.
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