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David J. Doyaga

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Brooklyn, NY

4.9   60 reviews

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

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  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 17 years
    New York - NY 43 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1981
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

3
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.

    43 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.

    43 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.

    16 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

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2021,2020,2019
Client's Choice
2021 2020 2019

Location

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

4.9 / 5.0
  60 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by Sean | April 18, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
Mr. Doyaga was the first lawyer I contacted for my bankruptcy case. He gave me solid advice and properly represented me. I would gladly recommend him to anyone who needs a bankruptcy consult/representation.
Posted by Jaime | April 1, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Cathy was the best.
Anytime I had a question I called Cathy she answered all my questions and was always there when I needed her. I was very comfortable with Cathy and her knowledge. Also, my credit score did go up after the bankruptcy. I would definitely refer to David J. Doyaga and thank them for my assistance.
Posted by Tania j | March 6, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Very professional
I really like the service when I first contact them. I was nervous, but Cathy made me feel at ease. She was very professional and explain everything to me, and the process was very smooth and fast. I would definitely recommend them if you need to file for bankruptcy.
Posted by Gabriel | June 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
I had a bankruptcy case and got lucky to find David Doyaga, had a very smooth experience, Cathy Nigro assisted me through each step and was very helpful and welcoming. They are great are their job, definitely recommend them.
Posted by Michael | February 13, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
BANKRUPTCY
I am truly grateful that I took a call from Mr. David Doyaga and was really pleased that he took the time to come to my house and explain the Bankruptcy process. As stated so eloquently in previous reviews, the bankruptcy process can be a humiliating and difficult process, but both Mr. Doyaga and Cathy were amazing. They Both treated me with compassion and respect. They were very patient with me as they walked me the process. I can't Thank you enough for how you helped me through my nightmare. I absolutely and encourage any to call Mr. David Doyaga and staff, you wont regret it.
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2022
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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 .
Response from David Doyaga January 5, 2022
Cathy is wonderful and it is easy to think she is an attorney because she has over 25 years of Bankruptcy experience as my paralegal. She is also a wonderful person who is sensitive to the anxieties that clients often experience when they are in financial distress. But a successful Bankruptcy is often the BEST way to resolve that stress. Thank you for using my firm. -David Doyaga, Esq.
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Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2022
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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
Response from David Doyaga January 5, 2022
Dear Client, thanks for your review. Especially the part about explaining the entire process. This is so important and an aspect of the Case that we take so very seriously. Too many attorneys, even experienced, older attorneys, do not want to take the time to explain, thinking instead that so long as they get the results, no explanation is needed. This is wrong and improper. The client MUST understand exactly what are the ramifications and consequences of filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. At the Bankruptcy law offices of David J. Doyaga, attorneys at Law, we do JUST THAT ! So again, thank you and may the Fresh Start be with you always ! -David Doyaga
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Posted by Lissette | January 4, 2022
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| 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
Response from David Doyaga January 5, 2022
Lissette, I thank you for your praise. You hit on something VERY IMPORTANT !! "95% fo the success of A Bankruptcy Case depends on correctly and thoroughly prepared Bankruptcy papers." Smart Bankruptcy Lawyers make an extra effort to assure that everything is filled out correctly since they know that is how the case is won or lost. Moreover, the forms are being changed and upgraded all the time and so: "Knowing which forms to use for which kind or Bankruptcy is imperative." We know the way and the forms to use !!! Best of luck to you in the future and enjoy your fresh start; and I do hope you recommend us to your Friends and Family. -David
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2021
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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.
Response from David Doyaga January 5, 2022
Thank you for your kind words. You mentioned one of the best parts about Bankruptcy as a legal process, it is swift. If you file a Chapter 7 that has been properly prepared and documented, you should get a discharge and closure in less than 4 months. Very quick. Not draining. Best to you in the future.
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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Response from David Doyaga October 14, 2021
Wow Matthew, what can I say! Cathy Nigro and I really appreciate your kind words. We love our work, but it always makes us feel so good when someone is so appreciative. So thanks again. I want to use the opportunity of your Glowing review to let people know that right now the Chapter 7 hearings are being done by telephone and this is the most convenient time to file Bankruptcy since the whole process can be accomplished with you never having to leave your home. So again thank you and may the "Fresh Start" be with you. David Doyaga
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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.
Response from David Doyaga October 14, 2021
Ms. Johnson, while it may be an impossible goal, here at the law offices of David J. Doyaga, Attorneys at Law, we strive to NEVER "disappoint." Sometimes that means going above and beyond and, frankly, some clients need a lot of hand-holding; but we try to never forget that for many Clients this is their first law case and, of course, the Client is anxious and nervous. We try to make the process smooth and pain free, and You can count on us to take good care of anyone you recommend. Best of Luck with your brand new future and may the "Fresh Start" be with you from now on. -David Doyaga, Sr.
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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
Response from David Doyaga October 14, 2021
Anthia, thank you for that fabulous review !! You mention communication, and that is SO very important in the attorney client relationship. And today, we have so many ways we are able to communicate as lawyers, like myself, use email to communicate and text messaging to communicate, throughout the case and even, should the Client prefer, we use phone calls and letters. But any way you do it, you must be responsive to the Client. You also mention that you shall refer future clients and nothing says you are happy with a lawyers performance on your case than your referral of future clients. So many thanks and good luck in your Fresh Start, David J, Doyaga, Sr.
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Posted by Henry | September 20, 2021
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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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Response from David Doyaga October 12, 2021
Henry, Thank you so much for your kind words. At David J. Doyaga, Attorneys at Law, we pride ourselves on not just getting the proper result -- wiping out the debts -- but also, making the experience easier and less scary. MOST IMPORTANT, is helping the client make the correct decision for themselves and their families. Best wishes to you and now you can look forward to the future. David Doyaga, Sr.
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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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Response from David Doyaga September 6, 2021
Wanda, I thank you so very much for your praise and positive comments. You bring up how easy it is today to do Bankruptcy with Zoom, Wattsapp or Facetime meetings and the ability to file a case with a lawyer and not have to risk coming in to the Court or the office and, as it is currently being done, having your hearings by telephone with the Court and the Trustee. Also, the speed with which a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy case can be started and completed. You honor Cathy and me by saying we "changed your life." -Blessing to you and your family, David Doyaga
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Posted by Gilmar | August 3, 2021
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| 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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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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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (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 43 years
Virtual consultation available