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About me

In my more than two decades as an attorney, bankruptcy and debt negotiation have been the most personally rewarding area of my practice. Everyday 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. I am dedicated to helping people find solutions to these difficult financial problems. 


Over the years, I have helped numerous people stop creditor harassment and lawsuits; save their homes from foreclosure; and save their cars, retirement, and other personal property. My background is in complex civil and commercial litigation, which has proven immensely useful in my bankruptcy practice, where it is often necessary to deal with aggressive creditors. If you need help dealing with a tough financial situation, please feel free to give me a call.


When I am not practicing law, I enjoy writing, filmaking, playing my guitar, and photography. I live in Philadelphia with my wife and our enthusiastic flat-coated retriever.


For more information on bankruptcy and nonbankruptcy forms of debt negotiation, vist my Philadelphia Bankruptcy Blog and website.


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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 80%
    13 years
  2. Contracts: 10%
    22 years
  3. Debt Settlement: 10%
    22 years



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Harborstone Law Group

40 W. Evergreen Ave, Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA, 19118-2821

Harborstone Law Group

1628 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Suite 400 (8 Penn Center)
Philadelphia, PA, 19118



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Assoc. Editor-In-Chief, Env. Law JournalUniv. of S.C. School of Law1992
Cum Laude GraduateFurman University1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyHarborstone Law Group, f/k/a Ironmark Law Group PA2006 - Present
CEOFlyingDart Productions2002 - 2006
AttorneyGroff Murphy, Lawyers1999 - 2002
Principal AttorneyMueller Law Firm1996 - 2000
Associate Attorney & Head of Mass LitigationSuggs & Kelly, Lawyers1993 - 1996
Law ClerkSuggs & Kelly, Lawyers1991 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2010 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Washington Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Temple American Inn of CourtMaster Member2012 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Related Complex High-Income Chapter 13 CasesBoth Cases Confirmed
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy - Deceased Co-debtorDischarge Granted
High Income Chapter 7Discharge obtained
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Publication nameTitleDate
Philadelphia Bankruptcy AttorneyThe Bankruptcy Discharge And Beyond: What To Do After Your Bankruptcy2012
Philadelphia Bankruptcy AttorneyDeficiency Judgments After Foreclosure: Bankruptcy And Non-Bankruptcy Solutions2012
Philadelphia Bankruptcy AttorneyPennsylvania Statute of Limitations on Debt Stops Vulture Debt Collectors2012
Philadelphia Bankruptcy AttorneyPennsylvania Statute of Limitations on Debt: Three Costly Mistakes2012
Philadelphia Bankruptcy AttorneyPennsylvania Median Income Rises: More Qualify for Chapter 72012
Philadelphia Bankruptcy AttorneyYou Can Discharge Income Taxes in Bankruptcy2012
Philadelphia Bankruptcy AttorneyMortgage Modification and Bankruptcy: Stopping Pennsylvania Foreclosure Pt 12012
Philadelphia Bankruptcy AttorneyForeclosure Defense and Bankruptcy: Stopping Pennsylvania Foreclosure Pt 22012
Philadelphia Bankruptcy AttorneyBankruptcy Cramdown Of Auto Loans – Saving Your Car In Chapter 132012
Philadelphia Bankruptcy AttorneyBankruptcy and Other Laws Protect Financially Stressed Servicemembers2011
Philadelphia Bankruptcy AttorneyThe Bankruptcy Means Test: An Attorney's Explanation2011
Philadelphia Bankruptcy AttorneyBanks May Freeze Your Accounts After Bankruptcy Filing: Move It or Lose It2011
Philadelphia Bankruptcy AttorneyAvoiding the Bankruptcy Means Test2011
Philadelphia Bankrutcy AttorneyMaking Your Bankruptcy Consultation Count2011
Philadelphia Bankruptcy AttorneyPost-Bankruptcy Harassment: Stopping Creditors Who Just Don’t Get It2011
Philadelphia Bankruptcy AttorneyJust Who Is the Bankruptcy Trustee Anyway?2011
Philadelphia Bankrutpcy AttorneyThe Bankruptcy Meeting of Creditors: No Cause for Anxiety2011
Philadelphia Bankruptcy AttorneyQuestions the Bankruptcy Trustee May Ask at the Bankruptcy Meeting of Creditors2011
Philadelphia Bankruptcy AttorneyHow to Prepare for the Bankruptcy Meeting of Creditors2011
The Charleston Bankruptcy BlogSeniors and Bankruptcy: When the Wolf is at Granda's Door2010
Philadelphia Bankruptcy AttorneyProtecting the Debtor’s Personal Injury Claim in Bankruptcy2010
Philadelphia Bankruptcy AttorneyHigh-Income Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: Crossing the Threshold2010
Bankruptcy NewsThe bankruptcy FAQ1998
Complex Litigation ReporterVicarious Liability of Surgeons1995
Complex Litigation ReporterFederal Preemption of State Law Actions in Pharmaceutical Cases1995
SC LawyerCase Law Update Editor1995
South Carolina LawyerRecognizing an Erisa Claim1994
South Carolin Bar CLEERISA in a Nutshell1993
South Carolina Bar CLEPunitive Damages Since Haslip1993
Southeastern Environmental Law ReviewCase Summaries1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Furman UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
University of WashingtonDocumentary FilmmakingCertificateN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bankruptcy Client ForumUnderstanding Bankruptcy2010
Documentary FilmmakingLaw and Filmmaking - Guest Speaker2005
Client ForumsMisc Speaking Engagements1995