Skip to main content

Stephen M. Dunne

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

4.8   18 reviews

Call and speak with several attorneys to find best fit for your specific legal issue.
Can't find what you are looking for?
Avvo has 97% of all lawyers in the US.
Find the best ones near you.
Find Nearby Lawyers

About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

1
Practice area
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    100%
    Bankruptcy Lawyers at Dunne Law Offices are dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers. Bankruptcy laws help people who can no longer pay their creditors get a fresh start.

    15 years

Philadelphia bankruptcy lawyer helping people in financial trouble see the light at the end of the tunnel by stopping debt collection harassment, during and after Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

 

Specialties:  Chapter 7 bankruptcy; Chapter 13 bankruptcy; sue debt collectors for harassment and violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practice Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and related consumer protection laws.

Photos and videos

Debtors are strongly encouraged to find competent legal counsel. Even if you cannot afford to pay an attorney, you may be able to qualify for free or discounted legal services.
Debtors are usually able to discharge most or all of their debts. Once a debt is discharged, a creditor may not attempt to collect it from the debtor.
In some cases, a debtor may be required to appear at hearings before a bankruptcy judge.
Every debtor is required to appear at a creditors' meeting conducted by a trustee who asks the debtor questions about the debtor's financial condition and gives creditors the opportunity to do the same.
View more
Licensed for 14 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 12/04/2022
State MA
Status Retired
Acquired 2008
Updated 09/16/2019

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

Contact Stephen

Dunne Law Offices P.C.
1515 Market Street
Suite 1200
Philadelphia, PA, 19102
Dunne Law Offices, P.C.
600 West Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting Exec. Campus, Ste 400
Plymouth Meeting, PA, 19462
Dunne Law Offices, P.C.
Two Bala Plaza, Suite 300
Bala Cynwyd, PA, 19004
Dunne Law Offices, P.C.
102 Pickering Way, Suite 200
Exton, PA, 19341
Hide locations

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
5 Star
 
94%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
6%
Posted by Amira | June 3, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend
After years of searching, I was referred Dunne Law Offices, P.C. Initially I wanted some general information about improving my credit score. I reached out to Mr. Dunne for consultation on accounts in my credit report that was significantly hurting my score. After reviewing my information, Mr. Dunne explained in detail the best approach to resolve my credit issues to achieve a successful outcome. He is professional and always returned emails in a timely manner. His knowledge of Bankruptcy Law and debt resolution is excellent. I highly recommend Dunne Law Offices, P.C. to anyone. I can honestly say, contacting Mr. Dunne was the best decision l could have made. When it comes support, expertise and experience Mr. Dunne has truly raised the "Bar".
Read less
Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate Excellence
I first contacted Mr Dunne after being referred by a colleague. From the initial consultation he provided excellent counsel throughout the process. He was always readily available and very responsive to any questions or issue I had. He walked me through several complicated situations tangentially related to my bankruptcy by providing me with direct and specific honest advice. He was compassionate and nonjudgmental which made a difficult situation much easier. I would and have continued to highly recommend him to anyone seeking bankruptcy advice.
Read less
Posted by Rafeeq | January 25, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Responsive and proper advise
I called stephen Duune after google searching PA RCP 3132 and saw his article "your legal rights after a Pennsylvania Sheriff Sale". I called him on a saturday hoping to leave a voicemail and was expecting a call back may be by Monday. To my pleasant surprise, he returned the call in a few minutes. He listened patiently to me and advise my next course of action. Very knowledgeable and responsive
Read less
Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
Stephen was there for me every step of the way, and answered every questions I ever asked of him. He is professional and very knowledgable, but has a very personable side. He talks to you like Human being and is wonderful at translating the often convoluted legal language. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a Bankruptcy Lawyer.
Read less
Response from Stephen Dunne July 30, 2019
Thank you for the wonderful review. I'm delighted everything turned out as planned and your debt is erased.
Posted by Harold | June 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Proactive and Informative`
I was referred to Stephen from another individual. From the moment I first emailed him and asked to speak with him, he called me within 4 hours of the email and it was at 7 pm at night. He was very patient with me and I had a good hundred questions that I needed him to answer and he was excellent and never became impatient with me. He required a good deal of information upfront and the day we went before the Court Appointed Rep, I truly understood how organized and professional Stephen was. I would recommend him to anyone who is faced with this tough decision.
Read less
Response from Stephen Dunne July 9, 2019
Thank you for the kind words. Please let me know if you have any questions down the road.
Posted by Ian | March 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Cut Above the Rest
Recently, due to a host of reasons, I found myself in the unenviable position of having to tell my hard working wife that I could see the boulders on the track ahead, and that it was time for me to file bankruptcy before I smashed into it. The next step was to consult professionals for advice, direction, and pricing. I had about given up on lawyers after my 6th consultation, and was resigned to try it alone, and then Stephen's offices were reffered to me by my wife who was a customer of US Financial Education Services. As soon as I heard his tone I perked up. This guy was not in immediate haste to sell me on bankruptcy and get the heck off of the phone. Stephen was witty, pithy, bright, kind, and above all else: PATIENT!! How many pre-pay patient lawyers do you know? At any rate, he provided direction and wisdom above and beyond the call of duty, has put up with all of my crap, and has bent over backwards for my family. I That's saying a lot, believe you me. If you are being pinned down by soul crushing debt and want the way out that is most affordable, comfortable, and reassuring look no further; Dunne Law Offices, P. C. is the place, and Stephen Dunne is the man. Most sincerely, Ian Scott Macomber
Read less
Posted by Alex | April 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best bankruptcy lawyer in Philly
Mr. Dunne helped me through my Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing. He was professional, kind, and was able to relieve me of my financial burden. From the moment he speaks, you'll feel at ease knowing that you made the right decision. For those of you on the fence, the sooner you call, the sooner you can get back to financial stability.
Read less
Posted by Scott | July 18, 2013
Attorney Stephen Dunne just flat out ROCKS!
I found myself in a REALLY tough situation. I was facing eviction, a very large amount of unpaid debt, and no real income. The letters, non-stop phone calls, and even lawsuits had begun, and on top of that, I had just lost my father, and then my mother in under a year.. Not knowing any attorneys in this area, and embarrassed to ask my friends, I called several attorneys and I got the run around and felt like it was a bit of a circus. Then I saw Stephen written up in a magazine as one of the best in the area, and I went to see him, and after a consultation and a long call, I knew he was the one. Stephen is VERY knowledgeable, courteous, professional, and most importantly, he REALLY helped me feel relaxed and unafraid. He walked me through the entire process step by step, followed up, ALWAYS answered his emails and returned my calls quickly. The entire process was seamless, and he goes way above and beyond the call of duty. If you're in the Philadelphia area, I HIGHLY recommend Attorney Stephen Dunne, he will help you massively through the process of helping you get a fresh start.
Read less
Posted by MARTA | February 14, 2012
Knowledgeable & Affordable, Diligent, Attentive,Available and Compassionate Attorney
I contacted Bankruptcy Law Firm of Stephen M. Dunne a couple months ago regarding a personal bankruptcy case. Stephen was very proficient, compassionate and responsive. He was exceptionally sensitive to the difficulties of bankruptcy for me personally. Never did I feel judged, which was very important to me. He always returned my phone calls and emails and I felt safe and in good hands throughout the whole process. He helped me to get my life back on track. I am extremely grateful for that, and therefore I would recommend Bankruptcy Law Firm of Stephen M. Dunne to anyone, seeking a bankruptcy attorney who performs in the best interest of his clients. Thank you Stephen for all your help and support in handling my bankruptcy case, and for making the experience of filing my chapter 7 bankruptcy so simple and stress free. I greatly appreciate all the care and excellent service that you provided Thank you Stephen ..You ARE THE BEST!
Read less
Posted by S. Miller | October 26, 2011
Above & Beyond the Call of Duty
Dunne Law Office went above and beyond the call of duty of my case. The counseling and guidance I received not only helped me in my bankruptcy case, but helped me understand the law in general.
Posted by Charles | October 25, 2011
Thanks for helping me take back financial control
Dunne Law Offices bring a positive attitude towards helping people with their bankruptcy case. That helped, especially when I felt I didn't have the right to feel positive about my situation. Helping me through my situation with expertise is what I expected from a lawyer. What I didn't expect was the feeling that you weren't just filing paperwork, but that you were helping me to take control of my situation, and realize I can come out of this feeling more confident about my future. Thank You for everything.
Read less
Posted by Gennady | September 6, 2011
Great job!
Stephen Dunne did a wonderful job. He was considerate, patient, and kind throughout this stressful process. I would highly recommend Mr. Stephen M. Dunne for all your legal needs.
Posted by Arisa Kubo | July 28, 2011
Bankruptcy Attorney
Mr. Dunne is a true professional and not only he brought my difficult case with a big success but he always amazed me with his knowledge, creativeness, patience and kindness. I feel lucky to know the best attorney like him and would refer to anyone with confidence.
Posted by Wafa A. | April 5, 2011
I highly recommend the Dunne Law Offices, P.C.
"I highly recommend the Dunne Law Offices, P.C. The office is conveniently located in the heart of the city. Stephen Dunne is a talented efficient attorney skilled at helping his clients get the outcome they desire. He always makes himself available to clients to answer any questions or concerns they may have along the way. Contacting him has changed my life for the better."
Read less
Posted by Amanda | June 26, 2010
A-ma-zing!‎‎
Anyone who is considering bankruptcy should contact Mr. Dunne immediately. After a twenty minute consultation, I knew I had found the best lawyer for the job. Before meeting Mr. Dunne the idea of filing seemed overwhelming, embarrassing, almost impossible - but he walked me through every step with ease! I would recommend Dunne Law Offices to anyone and everyone...what are you waiting for? Pick up the phone and call!
Read less
Posted by Geniece | October 1, 2009
Thanking my attorney..
Before I met Mr. Dunne I was completely overwhelmed with the whole situation of filing bankruptcy. I had no clue where to start. When I met Mr. Dunne it was like I could breath again. He answered all of my questions and helped me realize that there is light at the end of the tunnel. He seems like he loves what he does. I would recommend him to anyone who needs an attorney. Thanks Mr. Dunne!!!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2009
Excellent Attorney
Energetic, Understanding, Knowledgeable. Mr. Dunne is very good at what he does. I was totally impressed with his expertise, his tenacity and his knowledge of the law and his fees were very reasonable.
Posted by Dominick | May 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worthless
Don't be fooled! I gave this guy $750 to help me separate my school loan from my ex wife's and this guy did NOTHING! I even paid to find my my wife's address! He wrote one letter and then refused to send it to the parents house! 0% accomplished!! NOTHING! $750 DOWN THE TOILET! I should have thought this through before sending him any money!
Read less
Response from Stephen Dunne June 29, 2019
Dear Dominick: I am sorry that our legal representation relationship did not work out. Unfortunately, you signed a school loan aka student loan and you voluntarily executed a valid Promissory Note which makes you liable for the student loan - a fact you did not mention when you telephoned our office. I provided plenty of "worthy" legal advice to you and I spent several hours working on your legal matter including telephone calls; letters; faxes; and e-mails to PHEAA; yourself and reviewing all the PHEAA material (PHEAA Letter; PHEAA Promissory Note) as well as reviewing the Marital Settlement Agreement and Divorce Decree between yourself and your ex-wife in order to ascertain your legal rights and determine your legal options to help your resolve the matter. I cannot reveal the specifics of my legal advice in this public forum but I have explained to you what to do. I have honored our legal agreement and as a Veteran I have a tendency to honor all legal agreements. Thank you. Stephen M. Dunne, Esq. Dunne Law Offices, P.C.
 1515 Market Street, Suite 1200 Philadelphia, PA 19102
 Phone: (215) 551-7109
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Pennsylvania State Chair
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2015 - Present
  • Arbitrator
  • Philadelphia Arbitration Center
  • 2009 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Dunne Law Offices, P.C.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Volunteer Bankruptcy Attorney
  • Philadelphia Consumer Bankruptcy Project
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Sergeant
  • United States Army
  • 1997 - 2003
View all work experience

Education

  • New England School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • Veteran's Appeal
  • Victory for the U.S. Veteran
  • Pro Bono Bankruptcy
  • $35,631.00 of consumer debt erased in a Chapter 7 case.
  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • $285,469.00 of consumer debt erased in a Chapter 7 case.
View all legal cases

Associations

  • The National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Pennsylvania State Chair
  • 2015 - 2016
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars List
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Attorneys in Pennsylvania - Rising Stars
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2013
  • 2012 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • 2012 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Pennsylvania Outstanding Young Lawyer
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyers 2012
  • Main Line Today magazine
  • 2012
  • 2009 Pro Bono Attorney Award
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 - Client Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Accredited Veterans Service Representative
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • 2010
  • Certificate of Recognition from Philadelphia VIP
  • Philadelphia VIP
  • 2010
  • CALI Securities Regulation Scholarship
  • CALI
  • 2004
View all awards

Publications

View all publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • 2010
  • Living Well in Philadelphia
  • Living Will's
  • 2009
  • Environmental Action Committee
  • Environmental Consciousness In Philadelphia
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (9)
Endorse Stephen
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having witnessed his advocacy first hand, I can say that if I needed a lawyer I would absolutely trust Stephen. Very experienced lawyer and gets great results."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is my pleasure to endorse this lawyer. Stephen is a superb bankruptcy attorney who sincerely cares about the people he serves. Both knowledgeable and personable - he is a great choice."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to endorse Stephen Dunne. He has a wealth of experience in bankruptcy law, and he's a "go-to" guy when I have a bankruptcy matter or a referral client.""
Unknown Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Great asset to the legal community. Very hard worker and make sure he gets the best results for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephen Dunne is a highly knowledgeable and effective attorney in the areas of bankruptcy and consumer law. He cares about his clients and works tirelessly to obtain the best possible results for them. I endorse him without reservation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Dunne is highly knowledgeable about bankruptcy law and he helps his clients successfully navigate the oftentimes complicated bankruptcy process."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Dunne is a dedicated and diligent advocate. I endorse this lawyer. He has a thorough knowledge of bankruptcy law."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Steve quite recently. Steve is quite personable and is a very hard-working attorney and is a strong advocate for his clients. He is quite accessible and returns phone calls promptly. He has a good knowledge of bankruptcy law."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Dunne is an attorney who works hard to obtain the best possible result for his clients. He is a valuable contributor to the AVVO community and I endorse his work."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent lawyer."
Antitrust and trade law Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Stephen is a hardworking, dedicated attorney. He takes his work seriously and is accountable to the client. I recommend his services."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Mr. Dunne as a bankruptcy practitioner. I would confidently entrust the affairs of friends and family to Stephen's hands."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephen is very passionate about his work and the people he serves."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I am pleased to have the opportunity to endorse Stephen Dunne. Mr. Dunne provides excellent personal service and provides excellent legal representation and advice to those experiencing a very stressful time in their lives. He makes the process as simple and stress free as possible. Mr. Dunne is an attorney of character and integrity and has always strived to produce the best results for his clients in every case."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I am pleased to have the opportunity to endorse Attorney Stephen M. Dunne. Stephen is an active member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and stays current on developments in the law, which enhances his ability to find a creative solution for the problems his clients face. I highly recommend this attorney for any bankruptcy-related matter."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Stephen Dunne is an aggressive consumer bankruptcy lawyer who fights the good fight and is not afraid to take on the banking industry. He is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and volunteers in several organizations that champion the cause of consumer debtors."
View more endorsements
Bankruptcy and debt
Personal injury
Intellectual property
Criminal defense
Estate planning
Debt collection
Workers compensation
Medical malpractice
General practice
Philadelphia Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Stephen M. Dunne
Stephen M. Dunne
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Philadelphia, PA
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation