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Keith Andrew Pagano

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Richmond, VA

5.0   30 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2002
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I am the President and Managing Partner of Pagano & Marks, P.C., practicing general civil law with a concentration in transactional work, including: Residential Real Estate, Consumer Bankruptcy, Divorce & Separation and Personal Injury law. My clients include developers, builders, property owners, the injured and the general public from all walks of life and throughout the Richmond-Metro area.
Prior to founding Pagano & Marks, P.C., I was an associate at a Richmond area law firm, where I managed and expanded a branch office representing purchasers, buyers, debtors, spouses, the injured and more. I was a judicial law clerk with the Honorable George E. Sabbath, Superior Court of New Jersey, and with the Honorable L. Scott Melville, Superior Court of Connecticut.  I have been licensed to practice law in several states including New Jersey, but I now focus my practice Virginia is a member of the Virginia and City of Richmond Bar Associations, as well as, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division, and Bankruptcy Sections of both the City of Richmond and Virginia Bar Associations. I am also a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.  I graduated law school top of my class with honors in 2000; and have been practicingin Virginia since 2002.


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Pagano & Marks, PC
4510 S. Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA, 23231
Pagano & Marks, PC
8052-B Elm Drive
Mechanicsville, VA, 23111
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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2019
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Excellent service provided
He was very professional and helpful in my case he represented. He gave helpful information and guidance to lead me thru the process.
Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2019
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5 Stars!!
Mr. Pagano along with the other staff at the firm are extremely professional and courteous. He listens to you and answers every question you may have. He is very straight forward and down to business but very down to Earth at the same time. I was very nervous and kind of embarrassed when consulting with him about a Chapter 7 but he was very understanding and walked me through the entire process. Front desk staff was always pleasant when I called or went in for appointments. You will not be disappointed with this firm.
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Posted by Carolyn | September 6, 2019
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Keith A. Pagano, Esq.
We appreciated the legal counseling we were given by Keith A. Pagano, he was hired by my husband, we felt the trust we had with information given to us. We like to Thank You.
Posted by Cathy | April 27, 2019
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Super Duper
I went to P&M law firm for chapter information. A stressful process. I left this law office calmer that I went in. I had much anxiety about filling. Keith Pagano and his clerks were super. He saw me that day and all my anxiety and stress were released when he finish explaining how the process goes. Keith and his staff are professional, patient, kind, thorough, and knowledgeable. He does not tell you what you want to hear he says what you need to hear. I wish he did more than financials because he would be my attorney for everything. Bravo!
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Posted by Dena | June 14, 2018
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Class Act
Mr. Pagano responded to my emails right away even before I went in for a consultation. . He was very professional. Very knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend him and his staff. Please don't hesitate to contact him if you are having financial difficulties he his very honest and help you decide what is the best option for your situation.
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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2018
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Chapter 7 filer
So professional, no question went unanswered...everything was done in a timely manner & he made sure I understood everything step by step! I didn’t feel like just another client
Posted by Amanda | August 5, 2017
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Awesome Customer Service!!
Mr. Pagano was extremely professional and helped me navigate the purchase of my first home. He thoroughly explained all the legal jargon and Heather his paralegal made sure all the documents were ready and I closed on time. I highly recommend him and his entire legal team!
Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2017
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chapter 7 filer
Keith is the ultimate professional. Would let anyone know if they want a great attornery , Keith Pagano would be the one to call.
Posted by Rebecca | May 25, 2017
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He's your Lawyer!
Keith is very professional, thourough & wonderful to work with! I highly recommend his services!
Posted by Tabitha Ramseyer | May 17, 2017
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Very professional, efficient and knowledgable
I went to Mr. Pagano when I needed to file bankruptcy. I was stressed and unsure of what to do, and mostly I was scared not knowing what to expect. After leaving just my first appointment with Mr. Pagano, I felt confident in my decision and was no longer afraid of the process. He made a very scary situation go very smooth and answered all of my questions (even if that meant a midnight email on the weekend). The paralegal that works in the office is equally awesome. I would recommend Mr. Pagano to anyone, who not only is facing bankruptcy but anything else that Mr. Pagano is knowledgeable in.
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Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2017
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He handled the joint bankruptcy for my husband and myself and we couldn't be more grateful. Everything was easy to understand and he made sure to be specific with what he needed from us. This made it easier to gather everything for our case. We've used two attorneys from Pagano and Marks for two very separate cases and both times their services proved worth the expense. And they aren't overly priced attorneys trying to drain you of your income, they are fair and we love them for it. If we ever need an attorney again, we will definitely be coming back to Pagano and Marks and we would recommend them to everyone.
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Posted by Audrey | September 15, 2015
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Not just a Lawyer but a mentor and a Friend
I have known Mr. Pagano for over ten years. He has represented me in all my legal affairs in Virginia. I am a person who does not like drama and I live my life courteously and reverently, I give all i have and in that vein, I've been maligned and needed representation, guidance and sometimes a shoulder and listening ear. Keith provides top notch quality service and a staff willing to help in whatever capacity they can. I have had to call and ask for them to wait for me to weave through traffic to make it to their side of town to take papers and they have gladly waited that extra 15 min. for me. I have been able to reach them via phone and email even receiving call backs and email messages during non office hours. I have seen him grow from new practice to a Respected member of the Legal community in the surrounding Richmond area and throughout Va. I have seen his family grow and prosper, and being a native of NJ, I love his NY mentality and vibe. We get to the heart of the matter people from the Northeast and I like that no nonsense approach. I can not say enough about his Paralegal Britni Tate as well she is the bomb. and I ADORE Karen Dodson. She exudes empathy and warmth. I pray all my troubles are over (thanks to Keith and company) but if any arise I know who to turn to. Audrey M. White
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Posted by Julie | December 10, 2014
Amazing attorney!
It has been a pleasure to get to know Keith. He helped both myself and later my husband with different matters. He is very professional and thorough and a true joy to work with. Can't recommend him high enough!
Posted by Pam | December 5, 2014
Keith was very knowledgeable of Virginia laws. Every question I asked about estate planning he was able to answer all my questions. I would recommend Keith for any legal matters.
Posted by Laurie | December 4, 2014
Keith Pagano is great to work with! My husband and I were quite upset about having to file for bankruptcy. Keith not only walked us through the process step by step but made us feel comfortable about the decision we made. I would strongly recommend him to anyone going through similar situations.
Posted by Bridgette | December 4, 2014
My attorney, Mr. Pagano, has assisted me with great results on more than one occasion!
I have finally found an attorney that is willing to help in a most proficient and timely manner with the end result being outstanding. He has helped me out with regard to my business and saved me money and much headache. Mr. Pagano is reliable and when I needed him to contact the opposing party, he sent letters that were law abiding and professional that resulted in the other party realizing that they were in the wrong! I very much appreciate his hard work and knowledge which I am very grateful. This is an attorney anyone can trust and he will give you the most professional and real advise!
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Posted by Joy | December 4, 2014
Highly Recommended
I have used Keith Pagano on a couple different occasions. He processed my divorce for me many years ago. Recently he took care of my closing on a new home I purchased as well as processed the closing on the one I sold. Everything was very simple, seamless and FAST! Every time I have used Keith, both he and his staff are very helpful. They have always been very fast and responsive. On other occasions I have had other legal questions and Keith is always, personally, available to answer my questions. I would highly recommend him to anyone and I always pass his name along to friends and family!
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Posted by Michael | December 4, 2014
Quick and to the point!
Keith worked on my bankruptcy case a couple months back. I went in with no intentions of filing but to simply hear my options. After the meeting and how easily he explained the different scenarios and possibilities it was a no brainer. We filed a month later and it’s been smooth sailing since. Every call and email that has been sent to him has been answered quickly! There are still questions that come up from time to time and he answers just as quick now as he did before we filed.
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Posted by April | December 4, 2014
Pleasure to work with!
A friend recommended Keith after she’d had a very pleasant experience. I came to Keith with a lot of questions and uncertainty, he was able to answer each one calmly and efficiently. I wasn’t sure what my next move would be with my divorce or bankruptcy and he helped me pick the right path for me in not only the short but the long term as well. He was quick with emails and phone calls and if he couldn’t get to me immediately his assistant did. I never felt like I was waiting for answers. During one of the most confusing times in my life Keith was there to make everything seem not so scary. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for answers from a straight shooter.
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Posted by Jeanette | January 23, 2014
Northern Gentleman!
When my husband lost his job last year, I didn't know what we were going to do. I had been sick and we had medical bills that had been piling up for a while. I heard a radio advertisement about Pagano and Marks and how they could help with our situation by filing bankruptcy. Our appointment with Mr. Pagano went better than we could have expected given our financial difficulties. Mr. Pagano was extremely understanding and answered all of my questions, even the stupid ones. He helped us to see the big picture and not get caught up in worrying over every little detail. He said the details were his job. After our meeting, my husband and I felt that we had a huge weight lifted off of our shoulders. Mr. Pagano helped us through the entire bankruptcy process and made it seem very simple. Before we knew it we had our discharge and we were able to get on with our lives without being hounded by debt collectors. I would highly recommend Mr. Pagano not only based on his professional skills but also his personable nature.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Clerk
  • Hon. George E. Sabbath, J.S.C., Chancery Division - Family Part, NJ
  • 2000 - 2001


  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
  • 2000
  • Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1996


  • New Kent County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Eastern Henrico Business Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Richmond Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
  • Chairman
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Richmond Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
  • Chair Elect
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Richmond Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
  • Secretary Executive Commitee
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Richmond Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
  • Secretary Executive Committee
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • Executive Committee Chairman - Bankruptcy Section 2011-2012
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Washington and Lee Law Review
  • HOA Fees: A BAPCPA Death_Trap *Honorable Mention Only
  • 2013
  • The Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal
  • Simul et Simul: Understanding Estate Planning Principles in Conjunction with The Uniform Simultaneous Death Act and The Act’s Corresponding Tax Consequences
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • Chapter 7 Pro Bono Project Representation
  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Basics
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (4)
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Unknown Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent consumer debtor bankruptcy attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Keith. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keith Pagano is focused, diligent and knowledgable. I highly recommend Keith."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Richmond Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Keith Andrew Pagano
Keith Andrew Pagano
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Richmond, VA
Licensed for 21 years
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