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Stephen Wade Parker

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Harrisburg, PA

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 11 years
    Arkansas - AR 29 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State AR
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    Filing Chapter 13, Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 12 cases for consumer and corporate debtors.

    26 years

  2. Business
    Business Formation, LLCs, Corporations, Corporate Operating Documents, Dissolution

  3. Real estate
    Real Estate Transactions, Easements, Disputes, Litigation

  4. Wills and living wills
    Wills, Financial Power of Attorney, Healthcare Power of Attorney including Living Will

Also licensed to practice in:


State of Pennsylvania (2013)

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania (2013) 

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District, Western District of Tennessee (2011)

8th Circuit Court of Appeals (2007) 

United States Supreme Court (2008) 


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Etzweiler and Withers
105 N. Front Street
Suite 100
Harrisburg, PA, 17101
Etzweiler and Withers
225 Market Street
Suite 100
Millersburg, PA, 17061
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Posted by Joyce | September 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
My Bankruptcy
Very sorry for not doing anything sooner.. I didn't realize this was even sent too me !! Hope all is going well with you and the firm.. I've tried to send people your way.. if it is possible for you to be send me a written letter on my progress, would love to hear from you ..
Posted by Vincent | September 12, 2014
Excellent in every way!!
I am very thankful I came across Mr. Parker. I found his profile on here on Avvo (one of the highest rated attorneys and answers questions other attorneys avoid) and gave him a ring. This guy is not the normal type of lawyer you would come to expect. He answered his phone at an odd hour (totally unexpected)and I spoke to him for an extensive period of time about my legal issues/potential case. Eventually this led to a consultation in person at his office. My wife and I arrived at his office where he was very professional, respectful and just a pleasure to interact with about our case. He spent an unparalleled amount of time going over our options, but was very patient in the process. We had a lot of questions and concerns related to our specific situation. Wade was able to answer all of our questions with definitive answers we could understand. I normally never write reviews, however this attorney is one that I would not hesitate to trust with any issue. He is a highly knowledgeable and skilled attorney. My wife and I are very thankful we had the privilege of meeting him as he is definitely a different kind of attorney we have never seen. He seemed focused, more than anything on helping us. He runs his practice with the goal and esteem of helping people. Words cannot express how thankful we are for Wade's help and assistance in our case. I highly recommend this attorney to anyone, I have dealt with attorneys in my lifetime (31 years old) and never have met anyone quite like him. Trust this attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2013
Calming force in the midst of financial madness
As a divorced single mother debt was overwhelming and I was at my wits end when I talked to Wade and told him of all my concerns and fears of what bankruptcy would mean for me. He clearly explained the process and the way that it could and would help me.
Posted by Brad | October 30, 2012
An experienced and trustworth advocate
I have worked with Wade for several years and could not recommend him more highly. He is an extremely knowledgeable bankruptcy attorney who I would not hesitate to employ for any bankruptcy related matters. He is very fair and firm with his clients and he has a very good working relationship with the bankruptcy courts and trustees. He is an excellent attorney who can handle all types of bankruptcy issues.
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Work Experience

  • Associate Counsel
  • Etzweiler and Withers
  • 2021 - Present
  • Senior Bankruptcy Counsel
  • Mooney Law
  • 2016 - 2021
  • Managing Attorney
  • Parker Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Managing Attorney of Bankruptcy Practice
  • Rainwater, Holt & Sexton, P.A.
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Assistant Cousnel
  • Bank of the Ozarks
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Managing Attorney
  • Dickerson Law Firm
  • 1999 - 2010
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Pulaski County Public Defender
  • 1995 - 1999
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  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Hendrix College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • AmeriCredit Financial Services, Inc. v. Moore, 517 F.3d 987 (8th Circuit 2008).
  • 8th Circuit Court ruled a Debtor could not surrender an automobile in full satisfaction of Creditor's secured debt.
  • In re: Ireland, 366 B.R. 27 (Bankr. W.D. Ark. 2006).
  • Bankruptcy Court ruled in favor of Debtors. Allowed them to reduce the amount of money being paid to unsecured creditors.


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • N/A
  • National Advocates
  • Named Top 15 Consumer Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Graduate
  • O. Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Bootcamp
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • 23rd Annual Bankruptcy Instituite
  • Debtor Bankruptcy Issues
  • 2018
  • 16th Annual Bankruptcy Debtor/Creditor Law Institute
  • Debtor Bankruptcy Issues
  • 2012
  • 15th Annual Mid South Conference on Bankruptcy Law
  • Debtor Bankruptcy Issues
  • 2009
  • 13th Annual Bankruptcy Debtor/Creditor Law Institute
  • Debtor Bankruptcy Issues
  • 2009
  • What's New at the Bankruptcy Court Clerk's Office
  • Debtor Bankruptcy Issues
  • 2007
  • Debtor Bar Spring Conference
  • Debtor Bankruptcy Issues
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (2)
Endorse Stephen
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"With over 20 years experience in Bankruptcy law, I am glad that Attorney Parker represents our clients. His knowledge and experience are simply invaluable. There is no better in Central PA."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I refer all of my bankruptcy matters to Wade. He is the premier bankruptcy counsel in the Central Pennsylvania area. You are in good hands if he is your counsel."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"If you have a debt issue or need to file for bankruptcy, Attorney Parker is an excellent attorney who will work hard to help you resolve these issues. He is one of the best bankruptcy attorneys in the state."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Wade Parker has a proven history of success with bankruptcy. Whether the debt is personal or for a business, Attorney Parker is an expert in helping his clients achieve debt relief. He is a trusted adviser and legal advocate for his clients. If you have creditors badgering you or if you are considering declaring bankruptcy, contact Mr. Parker to discuss your legal rights."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Parker has an exceptional reputation and has recently joined the team of Mooney & Associates specializing in Bankruptcy law. I would highly recommend him to any and all persons seeking legal advice/assistance with such matters. I look forward to working with Attorney Parker in the future."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Wade and I have worked together for a number of years practicing bankruptcy law. He usually is representing debtors and I am usually representing creditors. He is my "go to" person for any debtor-related questions. Not only a knowledgeable and caring lawyer but a great person as well."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephen Wade Parker answers the hard questions here on Avvo that many less experienced attorneys avoid. Demonstrates that he knows what he is doing and has the experience to handle the complex cases. A welcome addition to the Avvo community & I am honored to have the opportunity to endorse him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Wade Parker for over 8+ years. He is an excellent bankruptcy lawyer. He has the knowledge, expertise and compassion that it takes to excel in the area of bankruptcy law. He has excellent trial skills and has earned my respect."
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Harrisburg Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Stephen Wade Parker
Stephen Wade Parker
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Harrisburg, PA
Licensed for 29 years