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Jennifer LaRese

Foreclosure Attorney at Southbury, CT

5.0   35 reviews

Licensed for 16 years

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About Jennifer

Learn Jennifer’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Foreclosure
    40%
    Save your home thru a modification; or negotiate a favorable move out date.

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    30%
    Chapter 7; Chapter 13; keep your home and cars!

  3. Real estate
    25%
    Real estate closings, including short sales.

  4. Litigation
    5%
    Mortgage Servicing and related abuses

Jennifer LaRese earned her B.A. in Political Science and Sociology at UCONN before earning her J.D. at the Western New England University School of Law. Admitted to practice before the State of Connecticut and the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, Attorney LaRese began helping clients attain debt relief in 2004 and is currently a member of both the CBA and the NACBA. While she focuses on Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, she helps clients find alternatives to bankruptcy if possible. She also helps individuals and families stop car repossession, foreclosure, creditor harassment, and other consequences of debt. She offers services in both English and Spanish.

 

Licensed for 16 years
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/28/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Reviews

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Posted by Amanda | July 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Decision I Made
My experience with Jennifer LaRese and her team couldn’t have been more positive. My anxiety was through the roof before I found her. She listened to my unraveling personal situation, asked questions and was clear when she communicated. She’s extraordinarily responsive, thorough, and guided me all the way. She is a master of her craft. Hiring her was by far the best decision I ever made and I wish I did it sooner. You’d be foolish not to contact her.
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Posted by Brian | December 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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A huge relief off my shoulders
Jennifer's office helped me with a short sale of my home and my eventual bankruptcy filing. I was afraid my case would be denied and I would be in debt forever, but they kept me calm and eventually it all worked out. The only negative was that due to the pandemic, I never got to actually meet anyone from the office. If you think you need assistance in any of the areas they cover, don't wait, call Jennifer's office right away and you'll feel a lot better once you do.
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Posted by Wendy | June 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trusted Attorney!
This was a very stressful time in my life and then throw in a pandemic. My 1st consultation with Jennifer, I knew this firm was for me. I never felt judged or embarrassed nor intimidated, And with there rate being very fare. I worked with Andrea closely ,always explaining everything to me answering all my crazy questions promptly , She was a pleasure to work with, Always making me feel at ease. If your in a difficult time like I was please call LaRese Law , You will feel the worry and burdens lifted right way. This was my best decision EVERY.
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Posted by Amanda | March 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing!
I went to another bankruptcy attorney prior to seeing Jennifer, - He made me feel extremely intimidated, and that the bankruptcy process required a lot more than it actually does. As soon as I met with Jennifer, I felt at ease, and that she actually cared about me having a better financial future. She never got irritated with all of the questions I asked, and never made me feel stupid for asking questions either. I was a nervous wreck throughout the whole process, and Jennifer put me at ease every step of the way. I would recommend her over, and over again!
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Posted by Patty | February 13, 2020
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The Best Help you can find!
Jennifer is so knowledgeable on financial issues, do not go it alone! Jennifer helped us keep our home when we honestly did not think it was possible! She is here to help YOU not the creditors.
Posted by Dan | February 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation! Professional, Responsive, Detailed and Thorough!
Jennifer was an excellent lawyer! She was clear and concise in her communication regarding what was at stake, what needed to be done and when it would occur. She was also easy to get a hold of and responded quickly to any questions/concerns I had. She is very professional and personable, and very easy to feel comfortable with. I would recommend her to anyone that needs assistance in her field of expertise!
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Posted by Ken | October 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You
Jennifer LaRese has helped my wife and I through a very difficult time. Living pay check to pay check was difficult but we managed. Then when the unexpected medical bills came in everything became overwhelming. I searched for many options and came across good reviews for Jennifer. I made a quick call she returned the call promptly. Sending her all the information requested she gave me a couple scenarios and was determined we qualified for Bankruptcy. Something we never even thought we qualified for. After meeting her in person and going over how it all works. We decided on going that route. Jennifer was there over phone and email though the entire process and when we had our day in court. I would highly recommend using Jennifer LaRese for any Financial or real estate issues.
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Posted by Alec | June 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and dependable
Jennifer handled my case with kindness, compassion and honesty. She was always there to answer a question or assuage my concerns and fears. I can't recommend Ms. Larese enough. Thank you for getting me through this.
Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First Rate Experience
Ms. LaRese is a rare find: a knowledgeable, efficient professional as well as a compassionate, personable human being. We came to her on the recommendation of a friend following an unsatisfactory and costly experience with another lawyer. Ms Larese shepherded us through the legal process briskly and efficiently, with a note-perfect bedside manner. She explained everything clearly and patiently, responding to our communications as promptly as if we were her only clients. She made a tough process as painless as possible, treating us with kindness and respect. I only wish we had found her sooner.
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Posted by Matt | January 30, 2018
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The Best in Town
Jennifer was very professional and courteous. She was able to explain everything clearly with precision. Jennifer never judged us and was very supportive throughout the whole process. Most importantly, Jennifer was very confident in her work. I will recommend Jennifer to anyone.
Posted by Rick | October 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and Foreclosure Representation
Jennifer LaRese, Esq. is a distinguished attorney who with ease represented me successfully in both Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and Foreclosure matters to my complete satisfaction. Not only did she bring me the comfort of knowing that I was being represented by a skilled attorney, she went far beyond average representation and provided to me a plethora of consultations in a fee structure of a minimal amount. Furthermore, and importantly, she got me the results I wanted in the case of each issue of representation. Finally, she was timely, concise, complete, and broke down to common English the myriad of complications in my part played in her representation which made my work simple given the extensive information required of me in her gaining successful results. I strongly urge anyone considering a Bankruptcy action or Foreclosure matter to use Jennifer LaRese, Esq., who I know any one else would appreciate the results of as much as I did. As a result of our working together for about two years on the matters handled by her, I actually think of her as much as a friend as I do a legal representative.
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Posted by Rob | June 20, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly qualified plus responsive
Over the years and due to different causes I screened and then worked with more than few attorneys. Had the opportunity to ask (leaving a message) with attorney LaRese about my car sale contract. She returned my call and gave me clear, qualified, yet "I care" call back info. Subsequently, I found out online about her debt relief specialization and I knew that she will be the best, on top f that community based specialist to provide assuring, very knowledgeable and effective professional guidance and service to my relative who really needs to seek relief with unsecured credit debt.
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Posted by Michael | March 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Loan Modification
With a critical need to remain in our residence, obligated to provide for grandchildren following the loss of our daughter, after consulting with several attorneys, Jennifer LaRese clearly distinguished herself in understanding our challenge. Retrospectively, beyond negotiating a modification beyond our most optimistic expectations and stabilizing our residential security, we have never been engaged with an attorney, through similarly serious matters, who consistently made us feel so important as a client. In addition to demonstrating legal skills equal to any we have experienced, the sensitivity and respect Attorney LaRese displayed was truly remarkable. We enthusiastically recommend Jennifer LaRese as a brilliant professional uniquely and characteristically cognizant of the burdens that can be alligned with her clients plight.
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Posted by Simon | January 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Simply the best
Consulted with Jennifer on the phone at first, Jennifer put me at ease very quickly taking time to explain my options and pricing along With a time line.Jennifer always returned emails and phone calls promptly.I highly recommend Jennifer!
Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Attoeny LaRese
Attorney LaRese was supportive, informative, and very personable. Her response time to any question I had was phenomenal. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Sal | October 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Foreclosure Prevention
Our mortgage company had begun foreclosure proceedings back in 2015. At the time I wasn't sure if I would be able to hold on to my home or not. I knew I needed an attorney to help me thru whatever was to come. Searching online I came across Jennifer LaRese. I was impressed with her credentials and immediately set up a consultation. I can honestly say that I knew I was going to retain her services before the consultation was done! She walked me thru all the steps of foreclosure and foreclosure mediation and gave clear and precise answers. She was always available and answered every question and addressed every concern I had. In the end, I was able to keep my home. There is no way in the world that this could have happened if it weren't for Jennifer. Her knowledge and talent shined all the way thru. In addition, she is genuinely a very nice person. Jennifer, you're the best!
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Posted by Rebecca | September 12, 2016
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Best Lawyer
When life throws you curve balls, how do you know who to go and talk to? Well, my husband & I were lucky enough to find Jennifer. From our first consultation, we felt a connection and gut feeling that didn’t fail us. Jennifer helped us throughout our bk process with the utmost respect & professionalism. She guided us from step 1 through our discharge, and still. Any questions we had, were answered quickly and with complete clarity. Her experience and knowledge gave us a comfort level that all details would be taken care of, and they were. We highly recommend Jennifer to anyone seeking a solution for some challenging times that they may be encountering. She will give you options and help guide you for what would work best for you and your situation. We are so happy we made that first step, she truly helped change our lives for the better.
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Posted by Kevin Bulwidas | April 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Finally a lawyer I can trust.
After a phone call and some emails, had a face to face. She told me her fee and court fees. Given work sheet to collect all the paper work she would need to file for bankruptcy. Meet to sign all paper work and she walked me through what would take place in court. I'm glad to have found attorney LaRese here on Avvvo.
Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
First Rate Attorney
I phoned Jennifer LaRese when my financial state had reached its nadir, and I was naïve about my options. Attorney LaRese is knowledgeable, kind, compassionate, and incisive. I felt confident and assured in Jennifer LaRese's advice and guidance. I never had to second guess anything and I felt I could trust her implicitly. She responded quickly either by phone or via email to any query I had. And I never had the notion that my case was less important than any other, or that she was too busy to address my concerns. I got lucky by finding Attorney LaRese. I submit the highest recommendation.
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Posted by John | March 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Help
Jennifer was a great help. She understood my needs financially and tailored her representation to those needs. Her contacts were businesslike but informal enough to make me feel at ease. Her advice was sound and the case was adjudicated successfully. Thanks again, Jennifer.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Jennifer LaRese, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Foreclosure Clinic - Waterbury Court
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Planning Committee for 2016 Fall Workshop
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2016 - 2016

Education

  • Western New England College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Connecticut
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • District of Connecticut
  • Attorney
  • 2009 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association, Bankruptcy Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Business Law
  • Guest Lecturer
  • 2017
  • National Transactional Law Meet
  • Business Law
  • 2014
  • National Transactional Law Meet
  • Business Law
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (9)
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jennifer is very knowledgeable and is a trusted and respected attorney in the area. She has helped me several times when I have had bankruptcy issues in my matters, and I also refer clients to her with confidence."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jennifer is excellent at debt work out. When my estates have creditor issues or a client needs a short sale, I refer them to Jennifer and they are always very pleased with the outcome."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is fantastic and does a great job taking care of her clients. She understands the emotional issues involved in reaching out to an attorney for help with too much debt and makes sure to treat her clients with dignity while making sure they understand all their best options."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Jennifer is an extremely talented and empathetic attorney who always advocates diligently for her clients. She works hard to deliver the results her clients need during challenging times. She is truly an exceptional attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney LaRese is an extremely knowledgeable and professional attorney. I have referred many of my clients who are struggling with debts/foreclosure to her office and she always makes them feel comfortable and gets them the results they need. I recommend Attorney LaRese she is excellent at what she does and will get the job done!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Professional, knowledgable and experienced in bankruptcy, student loans, foreclosure and debt relief."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I'm very impressed with Attny LaRese's knowledge and approachability. Great Attorney."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend Attorney LaRese. I have referred bankruptcy matters to her and she has done a great job. I endorse her. She is an excellent attorney."
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Bankruptcy and debt
Consumer protection
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Chapter 13 bankruptcy
Chapter 13 bankruptcy

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Southbury Foreclosure Lawyer Jennifer LaRese
Jennifer LaRese
Foreclosure Attorney
Southbury, CT
Licensed for 16 years
Free Consultation