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Daniel Edward Mueller

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

5.0   17 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 16 years
    Washington - WA 27 years
    South Carolina - SC 29 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1996
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1994
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    I represent both individual debtors and small business owners in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, as well as non-bankruptcy debt settlement, debtor defense, mortgage modification, foreclosure, and related areas of law.

    21 years

  2. Debt settlement
    I have many years of experience in negotiating fair settlements with creditors and their attorneys. Debt negotiation/debt settlement, often combined with debtor defense, can help some debtors avoid bankruptcy.

    31 years

  3. Litigation
    We represent clients in a variety of civil litigation matters, including debt litigation/debt defense, business disputes, consumer litigation, and personal injury.

    31 years

  4. Consumer protection
    My consumer law practice focuses on areas related to consumer finance, such as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and consumer fraud.

    16 years


In nearly three decades as a lawyer, bankruptcy and debt relief have been the most personally rewarding areas of my practice. Every day I see people who, through no fault of their own, are falling deep into debt, suffering harassment from creditors, and finding themselves in danger of losing their homes, cars, and businesses. I am dedicated to helping people find solutions to difficult financial problems. My practice is focuses on Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, foreclosure, debt settlement, and related areas of consumer law.

Over the years, I have helped numerous people stop creditor harassment and lawsuits; save their homes from foreclosure; and keep their cars, retirement funds, and other personal property. My clients have discharged and restructured millions of dollars of debt. If you need help dealing with a tough financial situation, give me a call.

For more information on bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy means of resolving your debt, visit my Philadelphia Bankruptcy Attorney website. My practice represents clients throughout Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Chester, Bucks, Berks, Lancaster, Lehigh, and Northampton Counties in Pennsylvania.

I am a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the National Association of Consumer Advocates.



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Harborstone Law
40 W. Evergreen Ave, Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA, 19118-2821
Harborstone Law
1628 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Suite 400 (8 Penn Center)
Philadelphia, PA, 19118
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5.0 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
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Posted by Melissa | June 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
When I hired Daniel Mueller as my Attorney, I was very nervous and concerned about the whole bankruptcy process. Mr. Mueller not only put me at ease, he also explained, in detail, what would happen during a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, provided me with lists to follow and check off as I gathered the necessary documents, and was always available to answer any of my questions and shepherd me through the entire process. He is an excellent and very knowledgeable lawyer and a very compassionate man.
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Posted by Margaret | June 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Debt consolidation/negotiating settlement
Dan was an incredibly helpful, supportive, clear and effective attorney. He worked closely with me on my behalf and was attentive and responsible in terms of communication and in terms of advocacy. After many years of financial stress, Dan's help made it possible for me to move forward.
Posted by Veteran | June 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Satisfied Veteran
Dan has all the qualities expected of a great attorney, and he is a true bankruptcy expert. Dan helped navigate the Chapter 7 process and explained all my legal options. The client/attorney relationship was comfortable from the first consultation through the discharge. Dan is a godsend for this Veteran!
Posted by Jim | July 11, 2014
Excellent Bankruptcy Attorney
Attorney Mueller did a wonderful job representing me and my wife during our chapter 7 bankruptcy filing. He was helpful, supportive, and understanding during the process. He is obviously very knowledgeable in the field of bankruptcy law and was always available for questions and responded quickly. He provides an extremely informative website for those unfamiliar with the process. He also provided a generous discount as I am a veteran. Highly recommended if you are considering a bankruptcy lawyer in the Philadelphia area.
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Posted by Letisha | April 21, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorneys
Daniel Mueller is an excellent attorney. Always there to answer questions in a timely manner. Very patient and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Hartsboro Law!
Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable, responsive and practical
I consulted Mr. Mueller over a credit card debt issue. He suggested a practical solution no other attorneys came up with though it did not require his representation at this time. He is very responsive and calm in demeanor and communication. He is a good listener, too. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Kevin | August 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful experience
From the first contact I had starting with Dan, to the shepherding through the process by both Dan and Paul, to the execution of my negotiation with the creditor by Paul, I can unequivocally say that there is not possibly a better firm to work with. Empathetic, non judgemental, highly skilled listeners that help you cut through the stories and deal with the facts. Every option was presented and possible outcomes explained with my input both accepted and encouraged. I truly felt like I was working with close friends. I am confident my outcome could not have been better and I am delighted to recommend Dan and Paul to anyone in need of the highest quality representation. In fact I have just retained them for a second matter I need resolution too, what better recommendation is there than that!
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Posted by Al | April 5, 2021
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Daniel Mueller a total Gem
Dan was absolute gem. He help me get out of a difficult financial circumstances by been attentive to my financial situation. He was very analytical, detail and knowledgeable of the law. What most lawyer would have filed as a chapter 13, he was able to file it as a chapter 7 due to his diligence and understanding of the law. He answered all my question, explain the entire bankruptcy process and call me periodically to keep me inform. He save me years of financial pain and for that I truly grateful. Thanks Dan
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Posted by Candice | June 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
I hired Daniel because I was in a scary financial situation and he helped me get sorted out with my case. Because of Daniel I am more at ease with my situation and I am much more educated on financial literacy and what I must do to hopefully, never be in that situation again. Daniel was also very kind responsive to all of my emails and phone calls answering them in detail which is super important. Thank you for your help!
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Mueller was not able to help me himself, but kindly recommended another attorney.
Posted by Sean | March 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Patient
Dan Mueller was very understanding about my financial situation and extremely patient while explaining the bankruptcy process. He took the time to go over every aspect and emailed updates throughout the process - I never felt hurried or like I didn’t understand the how things were progressing. His service fee quote was clear, fair, it never changed, and Dan performed all the aspects as promised. And probably the most remarkable aspect of working with Dan was that I never felt embarrassed or self-conscious because of my financial situation – instead, it was a positive experience that was more about setting a positive course for the future.
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Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2015
Excellent and Professional Attorney
Dan is knowledgeable, professional, trustworthy and expeditious and couples those qualities with a warm, kind manner. Dealing with Dan lessons the stress of filing for Bankruptcy. In less than one year I have rebuilt my credit and credit score. I highly recommend Dan as an Attorney.
Posted by Mark | April 28, 2015
Highly recommended!
I am extremely satisfied with Dan's work on my Chapter 7 bankruptcy. His fee was very reasonable, so he must have a large caseload, but I felt that he gave me, personally, and my case all of the attention I needed. He was readily available when I had questions, and went over all of my documentation very carefully to make sure everything was in order and that I was well prepared for the hearing before the referee. Thanks to Dan's help, my case went smoothly and expeditiously, and ended successfully. I would highly recommend him to anyone facing a bankruptcy.
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Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2014
Excellent advice and service
Dan went the extra mile, ensuring that my case was settled satisfactorily and that all the paperwork was in order. I highly recommend him and couldn't be happier with the outcome.
Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2012
Made a difficult process bearable
Bankruptcy is generally viewed as an indictment of a person's lifestyle, worth, status, intelligence, etc. Daniel Mueller helped me to get past the "shame of it all" and guided me through the seemingly endless process with respect, patience and understanding.
Posted by Nicki | November 15, 2012
Excellent bankruptcy lawyer.
Mr. Mueller was a big help with my bankruptcy, kind, compassionate and extremely competent during a difficult time in my life.
Posted by Dave | September 13, 2012
Dan Mueller: An uniquely open minded and compassionate attorney at law.
In a world where honesty, integrity, and customer service have all but become an "add-on", Mr. Daniel Mueller is a welcome exception. After several attempts to overcome financial crisis that nearly sent my family to the street, Mr. Mueller was the lifeline I needed to get out from under. When every other lawyer said there was no hope, Mr. Mueller found a way. Mr. Mueller maintains a thorough understanding of bankruptcy law and in the rare occasion when an issue is beyond his expertise, he effectively engages his vast network of legal professionals to ensure his clients receive the best legal representation possible. Mr. Mueller's work has not only improved my life, it has guaranteed my retirement and armed me with the skills to manage my finances and avoid repeating my past mistakes. Additionally, Mr. Mueller's lessons and exceptional compassion have empowered me to properly guide my children into the world of personal finance; thus, empowering them to avoid unnecessary financial burdens. Without Dan Mueller, I do not know where my family and I would be today--it certainly would not be in our home rebuilding our lives. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Dan!!!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Harborstone Law LLP
  • 2006 - Present
  • CEO
  • FlyingDart Productions
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Groff Murphy, Lawyers
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Principal Attorney
  • Mueller Law Firm
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Associate Attorney & Head of Mass Litigation
  • Suggs & Kelly, Lawyers
  • 1993 - 1996
  • Law Clerk
  • Suggs & Kelly, Lawyers
  • 1991 - 1993
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  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Furman University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Related Complex High-Income Chapter 13 Cases
  • Both Cases Confirmed
  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy - Deceased Co-debtor
  • Discharge Granted
  • High Income Chapter 7
  • Discharge obtained
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  • Civility in the Profession Committee, PA Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Washington Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Temple American Inn of Court
  • Master Member
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Charter Member
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2023
  • Best Bankruptcy Lawyers in Philadelphia
  • Expertise
  • 2022
  • Charter Member
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2021
  • Best Bankruptcy Lawyers in Philadlephia
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Charter Member
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2020
  • Assoc. Editor-In-Chief, Env. Law Journal
  • Univ. of S.C. School of Law
  • 1992
  • Cum Laude Graduate
  • Furman University
  • 1986
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  • Bankruptcy News
  • The bankruptcy FAQ
  • 1998
  • Complex Litigation Reporter
  • Vicarious Liability of Surgeons
  • 1995
  • SC Lawyer
  • Case Law Update Editor
  • 1995
  • Complex Litigation Reporter
  • Federal Preemption of State Law Actions in Pharmaceutical Cases
  • 1995
  • South Carolina Lawyer
  • Recognizing an Erisa Claim
  • 1994
  • Southeastern Environmental Law Review
  • Case Summaries
  • 1993
  • South Carolin Bar CLE
  • ERISA in a Nutshell
  • 1993
  • South Carolina Bar CLE
  • Punitive Damages Since Haslip
  • 1993
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Speaking Engagements

  • Bankruptcy Client Forum
  • Understanding Bankruptcy
  • 2010
  • Documentary Filmmaking
  • Law and Filmmaking - Guest Speaker
  • 2005
  • Client Forums
  • Misc Speaking Engagements
  • 1995

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (11)
Endorse Daniel
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan and I often come down on the same side in our comments on AVVO questions and based both on his high quality writing and analysis and the comments of other endorsers, he is a highly reliable and insightful attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is a well-respected legal authority in the Philadelphia community. He has had decades of experience in the courts and is admired by his clients. Dan selflessly contributes his time and energies answering legal questions on this forum. He responses are always sage and spot-on. Dan is a credit to the legal community and I am proud to call him a legal colleague."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel Mueller is an exceptional bankruptcy attorney whom I recommend wholeheartedly. He is a highly skilled consumer advocate that fights for each and every client. I endorse this lawyer for his expertise in the area of bankruptcy law."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Mueller makes a real contribution to AVVO through his well thought out responses. He clearly knows what he is talking about and is an asset to the legal community. If I were in need of an attorney in his locale, I would hire him in a heartbeat. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Mueller's responses on Avvo are very insightful and helpful. He has a great understanding of the law. I endorse this lawyer without hesitation"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Daniel when I had a few legal questions regarding Chapter 13. Daniel not only demonstrated expert knowledge of the areas that I had questions regarding, but his genuine interest in helping a fellow bankruptcy attorney is what I found remarkable. It's clear that Daniel cares deeply about his clients, as well as his colleagues."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I met Dan through AVVO, have observed his answers and comments to questions posed, and find his responses to be on point and with compassion, particularly consumer debtors."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Other
"From time to time I am fortunate enough to know fellow consumer bankruptcy attorneys across the country. As a fellow member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), I have been lucky enough to get to know Dan Mueller. Dan Mueller is one of those few bankruptcy attorneys so committed to advocating for consumers that he spends enormous time educating the general public through his informative bankruptcy blog and fielding technical legal questions from other bankruptcy lawyers (like myself). From our many communications, it is clear to me that Dan Mueller cares about his clients immensely and offers his expertise to his fellow lawyers for the betterment of all of us who advocate for debtors and their rights."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Dan since 1990 in law school. Since then we've kept in touch and collaborated on legal matters. Dan has a passion for bankruptcy law and stays current on developments in this area. He's committed to representing ordinary people with extraordinary problems. He also has a strong litigation background, so if problems arise, he can handle them. I highly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I had the pleasure of working with Daniel for several years. He is smart, efficient and conscientious. I recommend him highly."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known and worked with Dan for over ten years. He is diligent, thoughtful and has a proven ability in achieving the results desired by his clients. I endorse his work."
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Top Contributor 2015
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Philadelphia Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Daniel Edward Mueller
Daniel Edward Mueller
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Philadelphia, PA
Licensed for 29 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available