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David J. Doyaga

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Brooklyn, NY

5.0   54 reviews

also known as David J Doyaga, Sr., David Doyaga


Licensed for 41 years

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    70%
    I have been representing clients in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy for over 20 years and I am also a sitting Chapter 7 Trustee in Brooklyn. My staff and I know what makes someone a good candidate for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and make sure that the whole process foes as smoothly as possible.

    42 years, 3,000 cases

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    20%
    I have been representing clients in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy for over 20 years. My staff and I know how to make a Chapter 13 bankruptcy go as smoothly and successfully as possible.

    42 years, 1,500 cases

  3. Foreclosure
    10%
    The foreclosure crisis has escalated in the last few years. Our firm has begun to help former clients and new clients in representing them during their foreclosures. We represent clients in various capacities: to put forth all available defenses in an answer to the complaint, attend all settlement conferences and help in completing modification documents.

    15 years, 30 cases

35+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE FIGHTING CREDITORS; CALL NOW, THE CONSULTATION IS FREE!

Born in Brooklyn of immigrant parents, the father of 5 children, three of whom practice law today, Mr David Doyaga, Sr., has become a high-rated attorney representing individuals and families in debt trouble, including foreclosure and credit card debt.  His staff reflects his compassion for his clients in helping them achieve the fresh start they deserve.

Awards

Client's Choice 2021,2020,2019
Client's Choice
2021 2020 2019
Licensed for 41 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/04/2022
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 1981
Updated 11/17/2022

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

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David J. Doyaga, Attorneys at law
26 Court Street
Suite 1601
Brooklyn, NY, 11242-1110
David J. Doyaga, Attorneys at Law
Offices in L.I., S.I., White Plains, Poughkeepsie & Newark
Bronx, NY, 10452
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
David received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2021
Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy and relieved now
This had been the most hardest time of my life..but everyone was so nice and concerned about me.. I want to Thank everyone in his office
Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
the best
wonderful kind and respectful. Always avable .Cathy was my attorney and she reassured me and contacted me always after my calls to her. Made very easy to understand everything i read .
Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best law firm ever
From A-Z this firm has taken the time to explain the entire process to me. Always responsive always on time. Nothing else I could ask for
Posted by Lissette | January 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT SERVICE, HIGHLY RECOMMEND FOR YOUR BANKRUPTCY
Excellent service. i was assisted through the process. Cathy his assistant was wonderful in making sure all my paper work was filed correctly. i highly recommend to anyone who looking to file bankruptcy
Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
I am thoroughly impressed and grateful for how swiftly my case has been successfully handled. Cathy Nigro was exceptionally patient with my concerns and truly cared about my case. My experience was amazing.
Posted by Matthew | October 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy
When I first learned how bad the situation I was in financially, I had no clue what to do or where to go. I was informed by the debt consolidation company I was with that my best bet was to file for bankruptcy. At first that sounded like a very scary route to take. I had spoken to a couple of close friends and they assured me everything would be fine. Little did I know 60 days later I would have had my court hearing and everything turned out better than fine. Mr. Doyaga, Mrs. Nigro and the rest of the team were amazing! I 100% recommend this firm if you are in the spot I was financially. Mr. Doyaga was very professional but was able to give me some comfort in knowing that he and his team would have everything under control and that I wouldn’t have anything to worry about. Thank you Mr. Doyaga and Mrs. Nigro. This whole process couldn’t have gone better and I am beyond appreciative that i found your firm.
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Posted by Mrs. Shirlene Johnson | October 8, 2021
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Ms. Johnson
The representation that I received from this law firm was extremely wonderful, very patient, very concerning, very smooth going. The service was awesome. I would definitely tell everyone I know about this firm. Believe me you won’t be disappointed.
Posted by Anthia | September 22, 2021
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Anthia Delgado
This lawyer is amazing .took my case and What's there for me from the start communicated From the beginning Until the end . I will recommend you to everyone that I know because I have never met anyone that was so so amazing
Posted by Henry | September 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Mr.
David Doyaga and the staff were excellent to work with. They were detailed and sensitive to the needs and the well-being of their clients. I interviewed a few lawyers when I first considered filing. David was prompt, supportive and caring. He laid out the facts of the matter right then and there so I could make the decision that would benefit me the best.
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Posted by Wanda | September 1, 2021
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One of the best lawyers!
Going in I was very apprehensive, I don't trust the whole court system easily. Upon having multiple conversations through phone and zoom Mr. Doyaga was always on point with all his information and with court appointments. I am very satisfied with his services. In a matter of less then 3 months through the pandemic he was able to start and finish my bankruptcy case. Thanks so much David, you and Cathy were a delight to work with. You have forever changed my life. Many blessings to you both and your families
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Posted by Gilmar | August 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy Chapter 7
Cathy Nigro and Atty. David Doyaga provided me with an excellent service from the start to the end. I have used their office twice and I am very satisfied with their service and professionalism. Now I can start all over again and will be able to save for my future and retirement. No more sleepless nights and worrying about my credit card debts. I will highly recommend their services to my friends.
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Response from David Doyaga August 4, 2021
Gilmar, thank you for the "5 star excellent" highest rating and for the kind words. Your positive review highlights one of the MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF MY FIRM'S SERVICES: THE "FRESH START". Worrying about debt can make people sick and lose sleep. People find themselves trapped in a circle of despair where they can barely pay the minimums on the credit cards and every month they inch deeper into debt, NO MATTER WHAT THEY DO !! My firm specializes in helping those people. Good luck with your new future and thank you for any future referrals you make. -David Doyaga
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Posted by Benjamin | July 27, 2021
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Experienced Team, Highly Recommend to Others.
Doyaga and his team superseded their service by working with my schedule and answered all of my questions promptly. I would highly recommend their service to others.
Response from David Doyaga August 4, 2021
Thank you Benjamin. Far too often attorneys do not want to take the time to explain and to answer all questions. Some attorneys think that as long as they get the end result, the client need not understand what's going on; however there is a comfort to having questions answered and it shows respect to the client to do so. Thank you for recommending my services to others. -David Doyaga
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Posted by Jeannette | June 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Firm!
My husband and I both hired David Doyaga for our bankruptcy cases. From star to finish everyone was so helpful and professional. I was extremely nervous to file for bankruptcy however they really calmed my nerves and put me at ease. I would highly recommend contacting David if you are thinking about filing for bankruptcy!
Response from David Doyaga June 22, 2021
Thank you so much, Jeannette. Sadly many attorneys do not recognize the emotional toll on their clients. Often the client is confused, scared and nervous and so a good law firm has to recognize that and put the person at ease, answer all questions and explain what is about to happen and what the client should expect so there are no uncomfortable surprises or embarrassments. Also, every case is a team effort with the client and the lawyer and the lawyers staff working together. Best wishes for your future, Jeanette, -David Doyaga
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Posted by Pam | June 14, 2021
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Ms
David Doyaga and staff are very professional and very knowledgeable of their job. They were able to assist me to a new beginning. Thank You for your service.
Response from David Doyaga June 15, 2021
Thank you Pam. Did you know we have been helping clients get a "new beginning" since 1986. That helps provide a lot of knowledge. Thanks again for your kind words. -David Doyaga
Posted by Juan | June 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Services...
I am proud that I found this attorney. They helped me twice, yes twice with filing for bankruptcy chapter 7. Furthermore, Mr. David J. Doyaga and his team are totally amazing. Definitely recommend them, you’re struggle and having issues paying your credit cards. Thank you so much guys for all your help and services. I will share your information with a friend, family members, colleagues, coworkers, etc., You guys are awesome! Mr. Gonzalez
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Response from David Doyaga June 6, 2021
Mr. Gonzalez, I am so happy knowing we did a good job for you. and that you were relieved from the crushing weight of your debt. I also want to thank you for mentioning that you filed Bankruptcy before over 8 years ago. It is not unusual these days, given the economic ups and downs, for a person to file twice and there is certainly no shame in it. Many people file bankruptcy twice or more. I hope to help the friends and relatives your refer to us in the years to come. Best of luck in the future, -David Doyaga
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2021
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Great service, highly recommend!
I received great service throughout the duration of my case. Very helpful, flexible payment plans. I have zero complaints. I highly recommend this law firm.
Response from David Doyaga June 6, 2021
Thank you so much for the positive review, your high recommendation and, a special thank you for mentioning our "flexible payment plans." It should be obvious that people in financial distress need to be able to pay the fee in installments or at their own pace. So we provide that service. Frankly, I am amazed a lot of attorneys don't. My office will continue to be available for questions you may have and I wish you the best of luck. -David Doyaga
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Posted by Yvonne | June 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
BANKRUPTCY
I have used this firm in the past to file bankruptcy and here I am again using the same firm to file another bankruptcy case. They are the best! They were able to help me in the past and again they have succeeded to help me. Thank you Doyaga for all of your help!!
Response from David Doyaga June 6, 2021
Yvonne, thank you so much for your kind words. So often people are afraid to take the step to file Bankruptcy, only to discover the great relief they experience when it's over; particularly when the process is made painless through the work of very experienced Bankruptcy attorneys. It might interest you to know that this is my 40th year as an attorney and with thousands of Bankruptcies under my belt I have seen it all. Good luck to you in the future and remember to refer us to all your friends and family that need help. -David Doyaga
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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Filed for bankruptcy and I am now able to buy a home
I filed for bankruptcy in 2012 due to the loss of my employment. I hired David Doyaga to help me through the process of filing for bankruptcy which was very difficult for my family and I. Mr. Doyaga assured me that after my bankruptcy was discharged, that I would be able to rebuild my credit. My bankruptcy was discharged in 2014 and I was able to build my credit back up like Mr. Doyaga said. I am now in the process of buying a home for my family. Your life is not over after you file for bankruptcy. I highly recommend David Doyaga.
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Response from David Doyaga May 30, 2021
Dear TC, it is always great to hear from clients who stay in touch and let me and Cathy from my staff know they are able to buy a home after bankruptcy. Bankruptcy truly does provide a fresh start and it is true that you can build your credit back up and get a mortgage after Bankruptcy to buy a new home. You have really turned your financial future around and I am very happy for you. It often takes guts to take the first step to clearing up our financial problems and retain an attorney to file for Bankruptcy and begin the road to financial recovery. Good for you and your family and I was glad to help. -David Doyaga
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Posted by Pierre | May 27, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The best.
For me the best in the business when I do my research I was able to go smoothly all out the process no issues whatsoever I would recommended this law firm to everyone who needed a good lawyer to represent them for bankruptcy overall I was very satisfied thanks guys.
Response from David Doyaga May 28, 2021
Pierre, Thank you so much for your kind words. It is always gratifying as a lawyer to know that you can help someone with a legal problem and make the process smooth. -David Doyaga
Posted by Ruth | May 27, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great support
My lawyer took care of everything I needed quickly and efficiently. He made the process as professional as possible.
Response from David Doyaga May 28, 2021
Ruth, I thank you for your review and your comment about professionalism. It was a pleasure to help you. -David Doyaga
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member of the Chapter 7 Trustee Panel
  • United States Bankruptcy Trustees Office
  • 1992 - Present
  • Founding Attorney and Senior Partner
  • Doyaga & Schaefer
  • 1984 - 2018
  • Assistant Law Professor
  • Baruch College
  • 1981 - 1984

Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980

Associations

  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Chair of the Bankruptcy Committee
  • 2005 - Present
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Member, Judiciary Screening Committee
  • 1998 - Present
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Member, Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • 1991 - Present
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member, Committee in the Judiciary
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • President
  • 2000 - 2000
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Nominating Committee
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Second Vice President
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Pro Bono Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • President
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Member, Grievance Committee
  • 1993 - 1998
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Chair, Bankruptcy Committee
  • 1991 - 2019
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Member, Ethics Committee
  • 1990 - 1992
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Freda S. Nisnewitz Award for Service to the Brooklyn Community
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • 2008
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 1998
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • 1992
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Speaking Engagements

  • Brooklyn Bar Association, Consumer Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy Basis to Advanced Issues
  • 2014

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Brooklyn Chapter 7 bankruptcy Lawyer David J. Doyaga
David J. Doyaga
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
Brooklyn, NY
Licensed for 41 years
Virtual consultation available