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Steven Bret Ramsdell

Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney at Alexandria, VA

5.0   42 reviews

Licensed for 31 years

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About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    25%

  2. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    25%
    I have many years of experience in representing businesses and individuals under Chapter 11. I also represent creditors and other parties in interest--such as asset purchasers--in Chapter 11 cases. Chapter 11 offers businesses and individuals an opportunity to reorganize their financial affairs. Chapter 11 may be used for individuals who are not eligible for Chapter 13 or require flexibility that is not available under Chapter 13. For Chapter 11 work, I charge an hourly rate.

    31 years, 75 cases

  3. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    25%
    I have many years of experience in representing individuals under Chapter 13. I also represent creditors in Chapter 13 cases. Chapter 13 may be used for purposes of curing mortgage arrearages, retaining assets that would be non-exempt under Chapter 7, paying taxes and other debts that would be non-dischargeable under Chapter 7, and controlling the sale of real estate that is listed for sale. For debtors, I typically handle cases for a flat fee.

    31 years, 150 cases

  4. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    25%
    I have many years of experience in representing individuals and businesses as debtors under Chapter 7. I also represent creditors, Chapter 7 Trustees, and other parties in interest--such as asset purchasers--in Chapter 7 cases. For debtors, I typically handle cases for a flat fee. For creditors, Trustees, and other parties in interest, I charge an hourly rate.

    31 years, 750 cases

My practice mirrors the variety of cases that come before the Bankruptcy Court. I represent debtors, Trustees, creditors, and other parties in interest under all of the various bankruptcy chapters. I enjoy assisting regular people and their businesses in resolving financial problems that might otherwise be debilitating for them and their families. I handle bankruptcy matters from the most routine to the very complex, often receiving referrals from other bankruptcy attorneys, and my reputation is for providing the highest quality legal services at reasonable, competitive rates.

Outside of my work life, I enjoy running and reading and spending time with my family.

Licensed for 31 years
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1991
Updated 10/01/2022

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

Contact Steven

Tyler, Bartl & Ramsdell, P.L.C.
300 North Washington Street, Suite 310
Alexandria, VA, 22314

Reviews

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Posted by Michsel | September 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal and professional. Never in doubt.
Attorney Ramsdale was extremely thorough and walked me through every step of the bankruptcy process. I would highly recommend him to anyone that needs bankruptcy counsel. He is also a great guy to deal with.
Posted by Robby and Jeannie | August 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT - Highly Recommend
We can't say enough about Steve and his staff! They were so helpful throughout the entire process. Knowledgeable and kind. Empathetic and thorough. All of our questions and concerns were answered in a timely manner. And, the entire process was laid out and explained step by step. Constant communication was key to relieving our anxiety and Steve and his staff were on top of every part of the process. We highly recommend Steve Ramsdell. He is a excellent attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
This is the lawyer to call. Look no further.
A lawyer friend recommended Steve Ramsdell as "the best bankruptcy lawyer in the region." We used his services twice: for business and personal reasons. He and his associate were responsive, patient, kind and professional. They answered all of our questions in a timely fashion, advised us of helpful steps to take in advance, and in the end Steve went above and beyond to get us an even better result than we could have wished for. A horrible burden has been lifted and we will be forever grateful to Steve and his team.
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Posted by Mihail C. | April 14, 2022
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Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Steven Ramsdell and his staff went above and beyond my hopes and expectations with my bankruptcy. He was extremely informative, professional, courteous and always helpful, friendly and patient. He was very detailed about the entire process and always available for questions or concerns. He prepared me very well for everything to come in the process and honestly made it as painless as possible. He and his staff made sure all my paperwork was correct, accompanied me to the hearing, and in general did a great job. Highly recommended!
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Posted by David | January 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Bankruptcy Attorney and Firm
I had to medically retire at an early age and between medical bills and a 60% loss of income I was in a position nobody wants to find themselves, non-stop calls from creditors and lawsuits. Steve and his firm helped me settle everything and regain a sense of normalcy in my life. Obviously Bankruptcy is a daunting decision, but it became my only option and Steve and his firm handled everything in a timely and professional manner, and we're always available to answer my questions and guide me through the process...to the extent I felt I was their only client, which obviously was not the case. Highly recommend Steve and his firm if you find yourself in this position.
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Posted by J.C. | May 17, 2021
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Best Attorney Ever!!!
Attorney Ramsdell is one of the BEST! I was up against a wall with my BR situation due to being misguided by another attorney. Then a friend recommended I call Atty Ramsdell. He was very professional and understanding of my situation. I'm grateful for his impeccable service.
Posted by Caleb | May 5, 2021
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Caleb Reed
Mr. Ramsdell and his staff are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. They walked me through every step of the process with respect, kindness and understanding. Would highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
He is very much helpful and understanding person He is always available for any questions He returned all my calls He solved my problems in a perfect way Hi s assistant is very good as well
Posted by Johnny | November 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best friend to have
I found him from google. I was in a financial wreck. The pain was unbearable, something I wish everyone else do not have to experience. Mr. Ramsdell and his associate named, "Anne" were more than helpful, they took the burden from us and they ran with it to make the process manageable. The degree of patience and commitment to my case that they showed was TOP CLASS!!. They were thorough and detailed in explaining things to us for better understanding and very sincere and very confident and very trustworthy. I am very grateful to them for all the hard works. AND, VERY EFFORDABLE.
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Posted by David M | November 3, 2020
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Excellent representation and professionalism
It was great working with Steve and his team. They were a pleasure to work with. Steve is knowledgeable in the field and was always available to answer any questions that I had. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2020
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Mohamed AlMadi
It is pleasure that Mr. Ramsdell handel my bankruptcy case. He is professional and spent time explained every step of the process and made sure I understood. I am glad that he did handle my case. Also, his assistant Anne is wonderful person , patient, extremely helpful and always there answering questions and concerns. I do appreciate the excellent work they both have done and I strongly recommend Mr. Ramsdell.
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Posted by Bill | May 25, 2020
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Old and broke
I had a complicated bankruptcy concurrent with a marital breakup and handled from thousands of miles away in another country. Steve and his assistant Anne were fantastic, leading me through the difficult process that ended with the best possible conclusion. I would recommend him to anyone facing bankruptcy.
Posted by Alexis | May 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Service!
Mr. Ramsdell & Anne were a pleasure to work with! This was my Husband and I first time filling and it couldn’t have been with a better lawyer. Thank you so much for guiding us through this process and explaining it every step of the way! I will be sure to highly recommend your office to anyone looking for help.
Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
highly recommended! he and his assistant, anne, took AMAZING care of me and my case!
mr ramsdell and his assistant, anne, were patient, thorough, comprehensive, and super informative throughout my bankruptcy.... my only regret is having waited two or three years longer than i should have to seek out mr ramsdell... if you're considering bankruptcy, give him a call... he'll go through all of your options and explain the process to you in great detail and with great empathy... i can't imagine any other bankruptcy attorney handling my case any better than mr ramsdell did... thanks again, mr ramsdell! i'll definitely recommend you if / when i hear that somebody is considering bankruptcy!
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Posted by Tom | February 8, 2020
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Excellent Ch. 7 Lawyer
Steve is the best. He explained everything to do with my case, instructed me about what to do, he and his staff made sure all my paperwork was correct, accompanied me to the hearing, and in general did a great job. Highly recommended.
Posted by Danko | December 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding, professional service!
Mr.Ramsdell and his team ran my bankruptcy case flawless, easing my anxiety. I would recommend his services to anyone with financial troubles.
Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
I am really successful in his service and I would like to recommended for anyone
I am really successful in his service and I would like to recommended for anyone to have a consultation by LawerSteven Bret Ramsdell
Posted by Holly | July 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Simply the best.
Steve was absolutely wonderful. He explained every step of the process thoroughly and in a way I could understand. He was always available for questions or concerns. He prepared me very well for everything to come in the process and honestly made it as painless as possible. I cannot thank him enough and I cannot recommend him highly enough! In short, he's the best.
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Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2019
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Steve and Anne Did an Outstanding Job!
I initially consulted Steve Ramsdell in 2014 regarding my financial situation and several significant liabilities, including taxes due to the IRS, that my wife and I were unable to pay due to several other competing substantial expenses, including secondary and college education costs for our children. With Steve's periodic counsel over the years, we whittled down remaining liabilities from a complex bankruptcy filing for $1 million+ in liabilities expected to cost $15,000 and an extended timeline to process, to $500,000 remaining to be paid, with a majority of the liability being taxes due to the IRS, for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy that cost only $3,500 to process in less than four months. While not an easy or enjoyable process, Steve and his able assistant, Anne, did a great job directing us regarding the information they needed to file and process our bankruptcy, using our time very efficiently, and getting to the desired outcome of debt discharge as quickly as possible. Steve and Anne were always available to answer any questions that arose, and they gave good practical solutions to any issues we raised. We would highly recommend Steve Ramsdell to anyone considering filing for bankruptcy, or looking for practical advice dealing with creditors.
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2019
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Steady Help In An Uncertain Time
From the beginning, Steve made me feel as if there was a light at the end of the tunnel and he could help get me there. We had a business that went under and had been served with some legal issues. I contacted several attorneys, some asked for up front fees to talk and some explained the process over the phone. Steve took the time to speak with me at great lengths and then follow up with all the information we had discussed in a detailed email so that I had time to wrap my head around what was taking place. Everything that he had explained would happen did, and his advice and leadership allowed us to come out of our situation better then when we had entered it. He always returned emails and took the time to answer my many questions. His expertise and guidance was a significant advantage we had on our side to make sure that our families future was secured from the issues we were facing. His office always had time for me, and I felt at ease with his calm approach to something that for me was filled with uncertainty. I chose Steve because other attorneys told me the things I would lose while Steve took the time to find out the facts first before giving advice. I am thankful that I was able to find Steve and recommend anyone facing these tough situations to contact his office and listen to his advice.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Tyler, Bartl, Ramsdell & Counts, P.L.C.
  • 1993 - Present
  • Law clerk
  • The Honorable Martin V. B. Bostetter, Jr., Chief Judge
  • 1991 - 1993

Education

  • George Mason University
  • J.D. with distinction
  • 1991
  • University of Virginia
  • B.A.
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • Taylor v. Omeechevarria (In re Omeechevarria), 2014 Bankr. LEXIS 2675, 2014 WL 2766172 (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
  • Taylor v. Omeechevarria, 1:12-cv-00584-TSE-TRJ (E.D. Va.), aff'd 530 Fed.Appx. 249 (4th Cir. 2013), cert. den. 134 S.Ct. 1305
  • In re Equaphor, Case No. 10-20490-BFK (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Associations

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted to practice before
  • 1997 - Present
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the W.D. of VA
  • Admitted to practice before
  • 1996 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • Admitted to practice before
  • 1995 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for the E.D. of VA
  • Admitted to practice before
  • 1994 - Present
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the E.D. of VA
  • Admitted to practice before
  • 1993 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia State Bar, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Chair, Board of Governors
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Virginia State Bar, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Member, Board of Governors
  • 2007 - 2015
  • Walter B. Chandler American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 1992 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Selection to
  • Virginia Super Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Named as a Top Lawyer
  • Washingtonian Magazine
  • N/A
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Law Review
  • George Mason University School of Law
  • N/A
  • Dean's List
  • University of Virginia
  • N/A
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Publications

  • The Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make--And How To Avoid Them (Steven Babitsky and James J. Mangraviti, Jr., ed.)
  • Chapter 3.1 "The 10 Biggest Mistakes Physicians Make in Bankruptcy Matters"
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Mid-Atlantic Institute on Bankruptcy
  • Issues of good faith in consumer bankruptcy cases
  • 2016
  • Chapter 13 CLE program in Fairfax, VA
  • The means test
  • 2016
  • VSB annual meeting
  • Consumer Chapter 11s and Business Chapter 13s
  • 2012
  • Consumer CLE program in Fairfax, VA
  • Duties of debtor
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is my firm's go-to bankruptcy lawyer when we have a client in need of protection. His expertise and experience is unmatched."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Steve mentored me as I was a young bankruptcy attorney practicing in Virginia. In fact, it was at Steve's suggestion that I open my own practice when my wife and I decided to move to Texas. Without the invaluable experience I gained working with and for Steve, I do not believe I would have been in a position to do so. I value Steve's in-depth knowledge of all things bankruptcy and would recommend him to anyone."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Steven Ramsdell. He is an outstanding attorney. I have referred many clients to him and we have worked on multiple complex tax bankruptcy cases together. I highly recommend Attorney Ramsdell."

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Alexandria Chapter 13 bankruptcy Lawyer Steven Bret Ramsdell
Steven Bret Ramsdell
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney
Alexandria, VA
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation