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Douglas Robert Gorius

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Baltimore, MD

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Doug Gorius

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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1998
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Former staff attorney to a Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee, Doug Gorius has been a member of the Maryland bar since 1998.  The Law Office of Douglas R. Gorius is a general practice law firm with an emphasis on consumer bankruptcy matters.  Other practice areas include personal injury, wills and estates, deed preparation, workers' compensation, disability and criminal law including DUI/DWI.  The office is conveniently located in the heart of Essex with plenty of free parking.  Call today for a free consultation.  I look forward to working with you!


Law Office of Douglas R. Gorius


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  9 customer reviews
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Posted by Erica H | August 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely difficult bankruptcy
My chapter 13 Bankruptcy is difficult missed payments, job changes, spouse passing. I was all over the place and depressed. I didn't know how to take Doug laid back calm approach to all the events I thought he was gonna fire me! Yet he helped me through it all. Highly recommend his service
Posted by John | October 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Can handle even the toughest cases -- HIGHLY RECOMMEND
My wife and I had a very atypical CH7 case with multiple properties and other complications that, at first glance, made it look like our case wouldn't pass the presumption of abuse test. In fact, it failed when we used the supplied calculator. So going in I thought we might have to file a CH13. Doug reviewed our situation and felt confident we could file a successful CH7. He expertly navigated the issues and helped us throughout the process, including amending the paperwork more than once as the case evolved, due to a very picky Trustee. Ultimately we received our CH7 discharge and did not have to pay anything to the Trustee. We were as thrilled as two bankrupt people could be! My advice: Be prepared. Help Doug help you. Have all of your financial information together, including how much is owed to which creditor, your assets, etc. and put your income and expenses in writing (we used a spreadsheet -- like I said, complicated case).
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Posted by Keith | September 8, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We Recommend Douglas without hesitation
Douglas Gorius helped me in a very difficult time. Doug's knowledge of the laws coupled with his personality and compassion for those he helps was what gave me and my family the peace of mind we finally needed. Doug took over our case at the request of the courts since our previous attorney disappeared without any notice. Doug happen to be in court the day we were scheduled for a very difficult hearing in our case. We had no representation and no contact from the attorney we had hired. Doug was in court that day for his other clients, he was known not only by the judge, but by the trustee and many within the court room. Doug saw how distraught we were and when asked by the judge, he accepted the responsibility to represent us going forward. It is hard to explain what a relief it was to have Doug on our side. Doug met with us soon after that court appearance, he quickly came up to speed with our case which was almost 4 years old and in no time had our minds at ease, all of the proper paperwork filed on our behalf and walked us through the steps to ensure our case made it through to the final discharge. Doug's knowledge of the law's pertaining to bankruptcy, his knowledge of the trustees and the court system make him one of the best in his field, in our opinion. Add to that his ability to relate to everyone and explain complex matters in such a way that you can understand them makes working with Doug very easy, even during a difficult time in your life. I recommend Douglas Gorius without hesitation or reservation. If I ever need legal guidance Douglas will be my first call.
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Posted by Ted | May 22, 2015
A honest, balanced lawyer with integrity.
Doug is a knowledgeable, trustworthy lawyer who is calm under pressure and most helpful when you need it. When I had financial problems, Doug represented me, gave me sound advice and was calm and focused when I needed him. Whether a friend of mine had a criminal issue, civil problem or financial distress, I would recommend Doug because he is a guy who will tell you the truth and represent you well. In a world where finding someone with honesty and character is difficult, I trust Doug and I respect him.
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Posted by john | January 13, 2015
Outstanding service. Goes the extra mile by provideing transpertation to court. Makes you feel comfortable and relaxed
Posted by Kim | December 25, 2014
Highly recommend Doug
Doug was with us from the first moment we filed until the final discharge. He answered all our questions throughout our 5 years with him.
Posted by Tony | November 19, 2014
Chapter 13 pretty much saved my life
Doug had my back every step of the way and still does. We were strangers when I walked into his office for the first time, but we became friends while trudging through my legal morass together, and I don't see how I could have made it through it without him. Give him a call if you need a bankruptcy lawyer. Thanks for all your hard work, Doug!
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Posted by Dori | October 26, 2014
Help with Bankruptcy
Doug helped us file for bankruptcy in January. He walked us through the process and even called after hours to let us know that he had filed the papers with the court. He kept us informed when paperwork like the counseling needed to be done and made sure we had all the paperwork when we went to court. He even drove us to the courthouse because we were afraid we would get lost in the city and miss our court date and time. He continued to check with us after the court date and also let us know when the case was discharged. My husband was on the verge of losing his job and he checked to see how things went and if the company that bought his company out rehired him. I would recommend Doug to anyone looking for a good lawyer who truly cares about his clients and who will have their best interests at heart.
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Posted by Charnell | October 23, 2014
excellent service!
In addition to being understanding, knowledgeable, and personable, Doug and his office were very informative, easy to contact and willing to do whatever was necessary. I would without a doubt recommend Doug to anyone seeking a lawyer as well contact him again for any legal needs.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Pro bono 6 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Douglas R. Gorius
  • 2013 - Present


  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Black
  • Confirmed Chapter 13 Plan


  • Maryland Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2007 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Consumer Bankruptcy Section
  • Past Chair
  • 2004 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 1998 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland Chapter 13 Plan Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2017
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2017
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Appreciation for Outstanding Leadership as Section Chair
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Consumer Bankruptcy Section
  • 2007
  • Who's Who Among American Law Students
  • Summa Publishing
  • 1996


  • Maryland Bar Journal
  • Tips for Individual Meetings of Creditors in Post BAPCPA
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
Endorse Douglas
Unknown Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Other
"An excellent attorney in an extremely difficult field, who is an excellent advocate for clients. I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very professional, acknowledgeable and kind attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Baltimore Chapter 7 bankruptcy Lawyer Douglas Robert Gorius
Douglas Robert Gorius
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
Baltimore, MD
Licensed for 26 years
Free Consultation