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Theodore Lyons Araujo

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About me

I am an experienced Bankruptcy Attorney and Litigator.  Given the current state of the mortgage securitization market and foreclosures we have pursued Federal and State Court actions to defend against improper foreclosures and collection activity.  We offer the debtor and homeowner a full array of services, including mortgage modifications, short sale representation, foreclosure defense and Bankruptcy representation.

We also have a practice dedicated to helping the disabled secure their Social Security Disability benefits.

My professional background includes acting as an intern and then Clerk for a State Supreme Court Justice, an Assistant District Attorney, a Special Assistant United States Attorney, and in-house counsel to my alma mater,CornellUniversity.

We serve the communities surrounding Westchester and Onondaga counties in the State of New York.


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  1. Chapter 7: 30%
    30 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Chapter 13: 25%
    30 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  3. Bankruptcy: 25%
    30 years, 2 thousand cases
  4. Chapter 11: 10%
    11 years, 16 cases
  5. Foreclosure: 10%
    30 years, 180 cases



Hourly ($250-450/hour), Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Thomas Anelli

    Mr. Araujo has gained a reputation in New York State as one of the best, if not the best Bankruptcy lawyer in the region. His knowledge of the bankruptcy code is immense. I personally would send friends or family members with debt issues to Mr. Araujo without hesitation.


    Thomas Anelli DUI and DWI Attorney
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  • Margery Ellen Golant

    I have had the pleasure of meeting Ted Araujo at 4 day seminar and having in-depth conversation with him. In addition, he is a colleague in the Max Gardner Bootcamp, and so I have had extensive interaction with him through that medium as well. Ted is a knowledgable and aggressive atttorney. If you have bankruptcy or mortgage problems and are in his geographic area, you coud not do better than to have Ted as your attorney.


    Margery Golant Foreclosure Attorney
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Contact info

Bankruptcy Law Center

Bodow Law Firm PLLC
313 East Willow Street, Suite 105
Syracuse, NY, 13203-1905

Bankruptcy Law Center

Bodow Law Firm PLLC
399 Knollwood Road, Suite 300
White Plains, NY, 10603



NYCurrently registered 198607/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Chair, New York State. Northern & Western DistrictsNational Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys2013
Nominated and Listed in Who's Who for the Business RegistryBusiness Registry of Who's Who2011
Best of Syracuse Credit & Debt Counselling ServiceU.S. Local Business Association2008
Navy Achievement Medal Consumer LawUnited States Marine Corps1995
Navy Achievement Medal Consumer LawUnited States Marine Corps1994
LAMP (Legal Assistance, Military Practice)American Bar Association1993
Federal District Court Award for Pro Bono ServiceNorthern District of New York Federal Court1991
Trial Technique AwardWestern New York Trial Lawyers Association1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Bodow Law FirmBankruptcy Law Center2003 - Present
Professor of Economics and LawUniversity Of Phoenix Online2001 - 2005
PartnerBrown, Pinnisi & Michaels PC1997 - 2003
Judge AdvocateUnited States Marine Corps1991 - 1997
Assistant University CounselCornell University, Office Of University Counsel1988 - 1991
AttorneyLaw Office of Gregory Leonard PC1987 - 1989
Assistant District AttorneyErie County District Attorneys Office1985 - 1987
Intern/ClerkSupreme Court, New York1984 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cornell Alumni Association of Central New YorkLife Member2004 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysChair, New York State2003 - Present
Onondaga County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Marine Corps LeagueLife Member1997 - Present
Disabled American VeteransLife Member1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Beacon v Darby 11-50102Settled with lower payment
Schoonmaker v. Amerisist Tunaround ManagementClient was awarded settlement
Matthew J Meaney 10-32106Property returned to Debtor
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Publication nameTitleDate
Marine Corps Association Press “From the Horse’s Mouth”Selected Thoughts on Small Unit Leadership, Legal Assistance1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at BuffaloEconomicsMA - Masters1985
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawJuris Doctor of Laws1985
Cornell UniversityEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal Education Fort DrumForeclosure Defense and Consumer Law2011
Annual Meeting National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysThe Means Test2010