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Juan E. Milanes

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Herndon, VA

5.0   53 reviews
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Learn Juan’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    30%
    Filing for bankruptcy protection provides consumers with the ability to start over. Some people see bankruptcy as an admission of failure or as a punishment for people who can't pay their bills. These folks just don't understand what bankruptcy is all about. Bankrupcty is not a punishment. It's not an admission of failure. It's just a way to say, I need to Start Over ! Call us if you need a Fresh Start. We can help you !!!

    14 years, 450 cases

  2. Federal crime
    30%
    Mr. Milanes was a Federal Prosecutor for several years. Now he is a top-shelf defense attorney helping Federal Criminal Defendants. If you are charged with a federal crime, he can help you. Whether you are facing money laundering. securities fraud, bank fraud, or other white collar crimes, you can trust Juan E. Milanes and his many years of federal experience both as a White Collar prosecutor and also in defending white collar defendants.

    26 years, 600 cases

  3. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    15%
    Filing for bankruptcy protection provides consumers with the ability to start over. Some people see bankruptcy as an admission of failure or as a punishment for people who can't pay their bills. These folks just don't understand what bankruptcy is all about. Bankrupcty is not a punishment. It's not an admission of failure. It's just a way to say, I need to Start Over ! Call us if you need a Fresh Start. We can help you !!!

    14 years, 150 cases

  4. Corporate and incorporation
    15%
    We help small business owners navigate the difficulties of incorporating and operating their businesses within the laws. We conduct internal investigations and business audits, as well as, offer management and employee training on EEO, Sexual Harassment, Business Ethics and many more topics.

    14 years, 25 cases

  5. Immigration
    10%
    We assist our clients in Immigration Court and with USCIS in areas such as Citizenship applications; Petitions for Adjustment of Status; Familiy-based Petitions; and Defense at Removal Proceedings.

    14 years, 10 cases

Mr. Milanes has built a solid reputation for outstanding legal work and inspirational management and mediation skills.  Throughout his twelve year career with the United States Department of Justice, during which time he held several positions ranging from Federal Prosecutor to trainer for the Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training Office, Mr. Milanes appeared as lead counsel in several hundred cases, successfully trying several.  He spent years working in various capacities in both the Washington, D.C. metro area and San Juan districts and, in addition to having significant legal connections and being a well-respected litigator in both jurisdictions, has vast knowledge of those venues, including the judges and jurors before which he practices.  Mr. Milanes has carried over his experiences and successes as a public servant into the private sector, wherein he has applied his considerable problem solving, litigation and courtroom experience in the representation of corporations and individuals. 
 
In 1988, Mr. Milanes obtained his Bachelor's in International Studies from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Houston, Texas.  In 1991, he graduated with distinction from the Washington College of Law at The American University, Washington, DC. 
 
He is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia.  He is also licensed to practice in various federal courts including the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and U.S. District Courts for the District of Puerto Rico, District of Columbia, Eastern District of Virginia and Southern District of Texas. 
 
He is admitted to the United States Bankruptcy Courts for District of Puerto Rico, District of Columbia, Eastern District of Virginia and Southern District of Texas.  In addition, he is admitted to the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the First Circuit and Fourth Circuits.

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Licensed for 31 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1993
Updated 06/08/2022
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1991
Updated 02/13/2017

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

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Law Offices of Juan E. Milanes, PLLC
722 Grant St.
Suite G
Herndon, VA, 20171

Reviews

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Posted by Wilfredo | June 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My attorney saved my home in a bankruptcy procedure
Twenty something years ago I met Juan Milanés when he was an Intern in a DC Non Profit Organization “AYUDA”. He helped me to get my Political Asylum writing on my pertinent application. On December 2016, following the advice of the Trustee I tried to find a bankruptcy specialized attorney and I could find him. He started to help me after all the mistakes I wrote in my initial application for a Bankruptcy. Then I have a real feeling of relief about my problems because a professional have my problems on his hands. His analysis was direct, his previsions of my future clear and the management of my economical reality reduced the time to get the final sentence in only 4 months. At the time, I had been told I would be losing my home and potentially, 60,000 dollars by another lawyer. Mr. Milanes and his colleague, Ms. Morgan, ensured that I lost nothing. I am grateful to attorney Milanés and his colleague Ms. Ashley Morgan, whom took time to advice me about how to re start my credit without mistakes. In simple words I’ll be grateful to recommend his professional service to my friends and family based on his honesty that is his best quality. Veintitantos años atrás conocí a Juan Milanés cuando era sólo un Interno en la Organización Sin Fines de Lucro “AYUDA” ubicada en Washington DC. En este lugar el Sr. Milanés me ayudó con mis documentos solicitando se reconozca mi condición de Asilado Político. En diciembre del 2016 y, siguiendo el consejo del Trustee a cargo de mi proceso de bancarrota, busqué un abogado especializado en este campo y tuve la fortuna de encontrarlo. De inmediato se dedicó a corregir los errores de mi solicitud de bancarrota y, al conocer de sus labores pude sentir un tremendo alivio al ver que mis problemas estaban en las manos de un profesional completo. Su análisis fué directo, sus previsiones sobre mi economía claras y el manejo de la información que me solicitó me permitió recibir la sentencia en sólo cuatro meses. Un abogado al que consulté antes me dijo que tenía una alta probabilidad de perder la casa en la que vivo más un aproximado de 60 mil dólares. El abogado Milanés y su colega la srta. Morgan me informaron que no perdería nada. Quedé muy agradecido por el trabajo legal de ambos y, debo agregar que la srta. Ashley Morgan tomó parte de su tiempo para indicarme la mejor manera de re establecer mi crédito sin mayores inconvenientes. En pocas palabras, la mejor manera de agradecer a este equipo de abogados va a ser mi recomendación acerca de sus servicios a mi familia y amigos
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Attorney
Very knowledgeable and dependable. Juan and Coury know what they are doing. Juan and Coury took great care of me.
Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb customer service and debt managment resolution legal advisement
Coury and Ashley, Juan's legal team, provided excellent legal advisement and debt resolution in my complicated case which involved two different countries. They entangled me out of a debt management provider and advised me on Chapter 13 bankruptcy options. They led and guided me through the process, researching the best options to deal with remaining debt in another country while ensuring I always understood next steps and felt comfortable with the process. I am happy to say that they have resolved my case and I am now on plan that I can afford and ensures all my claimed debt is being paid out. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Juan and his team to support your debt management needs!
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Posted by Donna | May 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chapter 7
I hired Juan Milanes to help me with my bankruptcy filing. I went through an initial consultation first and felt comfortable dealing with him so I hired him. Mr. Milanes and his team did a thorough job in reviewing my case and recommending how to proceed - chapter 7. I liked that Mr. Milanes explained everything up front including the cost for filing. There were no hidden fees that came up later. Mr. Milanes was very understanding and supportive during this emotional process for me. He was able to file my claim timely even when he was faced with a system change in the middle of my claim process. Everything proceeded as scheduled and without a problem. I highly recommend Juan Milanes' firm to handle any bankruptcy or financial reorganization that anyone is facing. He is very knowledgeable and thorough and my chapter 7 filing was completed successfully.
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Posted by Jake | April 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent in every way, including after Bankruptcy was complete
I have never experienced such stellar legal advice, consultation, and representation regarding any legal matter as I did with the Juan A. Milanes group regarding my Bankruptcy proceedings. Every member of this firm was extremely helpful in every step of the Bankruptcy process, including gathering information about my debt, showing me how it fit into my Bankruptcy case, and filing the actual deposition. Even after I had successfully received my Bankruptcy Discharge they have continued to be extremely helpful in answering any question I have had thus far. After my Bankruptcy was Discharged by the court I had numerous events where false creditors tried to call and collect payments on loans I had not taken out or loans/bills which were already covered under the Bankruptcy I had filed. This firm was there every step of the way to answer all of my questions and even respond to these predatory and fraudulent emails in some cases to ensure that I didn't make any payments out of fear of the false claims being made by these fraudulent debt collectors. Since I have been in contact with the Juan A. Milanes Law Firm they have easily saved me thousands of dollars which may have been unduly lost without their guidance. I cannot sing their praises enough and would recommend them to anyone seeking a capable and professional law firm to handle their Bankruptcy needs. Filing Bankruptcy is stressful enough. Do yourself a favor and contact this law firm. They will take a humongous amount of weight off of your shoulders and show you how to get back on financial track. I can never thank them enough for all they have done for me and my family.
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Posted by Sally | April 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
In Safe Hands
Hiring the law offices of Juan Milanes to process my first (and hopefully only) bankruptcy was the best decision. They are exceptionally responsive and held my hand through the entire process. They are non-judgmental and made me comfortable with a process that could quickly become overwhelming. Every step of the way, they proactively supplied all the details that I needed to make the best possible decisions. They continue to support me with reminders of any upcoming deadlines. There has not been a single misstep since I hired them, and I am extremely grateful for their diligence and sincere care for each client.
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Posted by Alexander | April 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experience during my case
I was a client of Juan E. Milanes’s office in January-May 2015. Case was filed very fast, his assistants Cory and Ashley was very knowledgeable and polite. Highly recomment
Posted by Julie | April 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Coury and Ashley are Excellent
While I did not work with Mr. Milanes, his two associates Coury and Ashley did a great job handling my case. They are strategic thinkers and keep the client's best interest in mind in all recommendations. Highly recommend.
Posted by Peter | April 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy claim
Juan and his team did a Great job in directing me in the proper direction to diffuse my situations. Courtesy and Ashley where able to understand my predicament and assist and advise for proper solutions.
Posted by Catherine | April 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding support!
His support staff is the best that I've seen. After the proceedings, they have continuously made themselves available. Mr. Milanes' spoke with me and made me think hard about some tough decisions I had to make... Thanks to him, my budget is under control and a bad situation was made much better!
Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent office staff
I used this attorney for my chapter 7 and they were expedient and kind in handling my affairs. I would definitely use this office and it's services again.
Posted by Greg | April 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A team that goes the extra mile.
The team at Juan Milanes walked us through the entire processes, answering questions, reassuring us and basically held our hands through the whole Chapt. 13 process. They took the time to review all the possibilities and nuances of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. The team also went above and beyond in helping us recover money that was being held by a county court. We would strongly recommend this firm if you are unsure if filing for bankruptcy is the right path for you.
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Posted by Yvonne | April 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Juan Gets the Job Done Right!
When I met Coury McDonald, he put all my concerns and fears at ease. When I meant Juan at the Alexandria Courthouse. He was the best attorney there covered every lssue possible, knew "everyone". He is there to protect you. when I watched the other attorneys who did not know what they were doing and getting their clients in situations because they were not thorough. I was thanking God, I had Juan and Coury on my side. Love these guys! Highly Jighly Referred!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible to work with
Juan Milanes and his team helped up through a very tough situation with a large debt of medical bills, etc. from my wife's health issues. They helped us file bankruptcy and get our life back on track. They answered all our questions and were always available when needed. Coury and Ashley were incredible about explaining all our options, helping us pick the right option and were by our side till the end.
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Posted by Ebony | April 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
seamless
I didn't feel like just a number. I had every worry in the world but I was assured it was going to be okay. I was pleasantly surprised that the most hardest decision I had to make in life (bankruptcy chapter 7) became the easiest thing to do. I highly recommend this attorney office
Posted by Jamal | April 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
5 stars with a fairly simple, open and shut bankruptcy case I went through. Got contacted by the IRS a year later regarding a cancellation of debt which resulted in a IRS charge. Emailed them to ask for advice and they responded the same day with information on the IRS form I should fill out indicating that I have filed for bankruptcy and the tax charge should no longer apply.
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best service for Bankruptcy.
i went to the office of Juan ,Milanes ,to file for chapter 7, after doing more than 3 consultations with 3 other lawyers, after my first meeting with Milanes office ,i had no doubt that this is the right place. Ashley and Cory ,are a great team ,they helped me a lot in going through my bankruptcy process,by listening to all the details,and answered to all my questions.I feel honored because the lawyer office was so dedicated to my case. They make me strongly believe that the services they offer are the best service in the country.
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2016
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Bankruptcy
Due to a bad investment I was in a financial situation that I did not know how to approach. I decided to meet a manager of Juan E. Milanes Law office for help. He explained to me the procedure that was best for me, time involved and stepped me thru the process. As it played out things happened as I expected. Looking back I did a right choice to seek for help as thought I had no way out. Many thanks to Mr. MacDonald and Mr. Milanes for a job well done.
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Posted by Julie | April 6, 2016
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Highest quality legal representation
I could not have been more pleased with the legal representation I received from Juan Milanes and his team of legal professionals. Smart, efficient and hard working! I would highly recommend this team and I would use them again in the future should the need arise.
Posted by Doyle | April 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Lifesavers... Excellent all around...
Like a lot of people, I got caught up in the economy collapse and spent several years "following the money" for employment. This had the result of leaving me with a house that in another state that wasn't selling, was falling apart, and I was quickly turning upside down in. The group at Juan E. Milanes met with me, talked me through the process, and made everything as painless a procedure as I could have ever imagined possible. They even assured me after extensive review that my Chapter 13 filing was really the only way out of the hole.. I sincerely hope no one ever finds themselves in my situation and having to file bankruptcy. Making the initial decision to go that route can be a very daunting and scary step. That being said, "life happens", so if you do end up taking that leap, you could not ever ask for better advocates on your side.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney -- Private Practice
  • Law Offices of Juan E. Milanes PLLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • United States Dept. of Justice
  • 1991 - 2008

Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of St. Thomas Aquinas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • Chapter 13 -- 2nd Mortgage Strip Off
  • Case Discharged, Plan Complete and 2nd Mortgage Wiped Out
  • Chapter 13 -- Five year payment plan completed
  • Chapter 13 Plan Confirmed, Paid in full three years early and case discharged.

Associations

  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • N/A
  • Virginia State Bar Council of Local Bar Associations
  • Council Member
  • N/A
  • National Partnership for Careers in Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Puerto Rico Federal Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Puerto Rico Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Virginia
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Virginia
  • Past President
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Certificate of Recognition
  • County of Fairfax, Virginia
  • 2006

Publications

  • Cinco de Mayo Ethics
  • Ethics Seminar Powerpoint Presentation and Material
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Ethics
  • 2012
  • Training
  • Overseas Prosecutorial Development Assistance and Training Office, US Dept of Justice
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (61)
Given (62)
Unknown Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to work with Mr. Milanes in both bankruptcy and federal criminal matters. I find that Mr. Milanes is a passionate advocate with a strong courtroom presence. He displays a personable nature balanced with assertive and confident advocacy and argument. I endorse Mr. Milanes in areas of criminal law and bankruptcy law."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Juan Milanes is one of the top bankruptcy lawyers in Northern Virginia. He is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. He uses is experience as a former Federal prosecutor to fight back when debt collectors try to do illegal things to his clients. A year or so ago he won an especially important case saying the forms used to speed up Florida foreclosures violated the bankruptcy law."
Federal crime Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to endorse Juan Milanes, who I have known for a number of years. He is a knowlegeable attorney who is thoroughly familiar with the complex and challenging area of federal criminal law as well as bankruptcy law, and who cares deeply about his clients and about justice and due process."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Other
"Professional and knowledgeable. I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A truly excellent attorney well respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've referred clients to Juan in the past. He has a well-deserved reputation as an excellent attorney. I recommend him highly"
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He gives answers that cut to the chase and are easy to understand."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Juans the go-to Bankruptcy Lawyer in his neck of the woods. For reasons which are apparent from his website, I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Recognized expert and credit to the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Milanes has a superb reputation as a bankruptcy attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I proudly endorse this lawyer. Attorney Milanes is well respected in both his legal community and here within the Avvo community. If you are in need of an experienced bankruptcy attorney, then I highly recommend this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Outstanding contributions to the Avvo legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have learned a lot from Mr. Milanes on this forum he is a top notch bankruptcy Attorney."
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Herndon Chapter 7 bankruptcy Lawyer Juan E. Milanes
Juan E. Milanes
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
Herndon, VA
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation