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Dana Sheppard Power

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Norfolk, VA

4.9   65 reviews

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About Dana

Learn Dana’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    34%
    Dana S. Power's practice focuses on the representation of individual and business debtors in bankruptcy proceedings, debt settlement negotiations and financial workouts. She has focused on bankruptcy matters for over 17 years. Earlier in her career, Ms. Power represented lenders in collections, foreclosure and bankruptcy matters and managed the bankruptcy department for one of the largest foreclosure law firms in the state.

    25 years

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    33%

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    33%

Due to recent concerns over spread of the Coronavirus, I am offering telephonic consultations in addition to meeting in person. I provide personal and discreet representation for those with financial hardships.  I work with my clients to bring about the best long term solution to their problems whether through bankrutpcy or debt settlement, alway keeping in mind the best way to repair credit score damage.  My clients meet with me at every phase of the process, never with paralegals or new associates.  My former career as a creditors' attorney has provided me with insight into the creditors' perspective and allows me to offer enhanced legal representation to my clients.  I am a Virginia Beach native and attended First Colonial High School, the University of Virginia, and the University of Georgia School of Law.  

Licensed for 31 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 07/02/2022

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

Contact Dana

Harbour Law, PLC
500 E Plume St Ste 801
Norfolk, VA, 23510

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Amy | June 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Dana Power
I initially saw Ms. Power back in 2017 to discuss my business bankruptcy. She advised me that most of my debt was personal, or if business, had been guaranteed by me. She advised me to file personally rather than corporately. I paid a retainer, and then kind of disappeared for a couple of years. When I went back to begin the actual proceedings in 2020, she still had all my paperwork and we were able to pick up where we left off. She has a large office, so even with Covid we were able to meet in person and social distance, while wearing masks, of course. I had my telephonic meeting with the trustee today and everything went very smoothly, thanks to her great preparation. I cannot recommend Ms. Power highly enough. She knows what she's doing and is very professional, but also kind and compassionate. I originally selected her because of her excellent reviews on AVVO, and I am very pleased that I did.
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Posted by Jiimmie | May 12, 2020
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Mr BARNES
The Harbor lawfirm did an excellent job on every part of my case. Very helpful in many ways. Called me several times to make sure I understood every thing.
Posted by L | May 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Made what may have been a terrifying process simple and easy!
Nobody wants to go bankrupt, its a terrifying situation. Ms. Power set me at ease almost from the minute we met. She is so extremely knowledgeable about the process that she was able to tell me specifically what would happen and when, almost to the exact date. Plus, she's fast and extremely affordable. I felt immediately that I was in good hands, that she had my best interests in mind, and that everything would be Ok. And it was.
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Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2020
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Great Lawyer!
Mrs. Power was very helpful and made sure that I understood and felt comfortable with the process. She was very informative and eased my nerves. I would definitely recommend her as a lawyer!
Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Relief
I entered into a Chapter 13 by choice, even though I qualified for a chapter 7. Dana Power was supportive and, after reviewing my options with me, followed through with my decision. At no time was I made to feel judged or looked down upon. Any questions I had or issues that developed over the next few years Dana and staff were always available in a timely fashion to handle a difficulty or instruct me in how to respond. I have strongly recommended Dana when asked if I knew of a good Bankruptcy attorney and would gladly do so again.
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Posted by Kyle | April 27, 2020
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Knowledgeable and Understanding
Dana was very knowledgeable and understanding throughout my entire bankruptcy. She knew exactly what I needed to do, and it paid off when we went to court! With all the preparation that we did it made it that much easier the day we had our hearing with the trustee. Most people had to return several times in order to sort out what was needed. Not me! Because, Dana made sure everything was done before hand to make the process as easy as possible. With her help it made the process quicker and simpler. I would recommend Dana to anyone who’s looking into filing for bankruptcy in the Hampton Roads area.
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Posted by Erner | April 27, 2020
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Clear and professional
I contacted harbor law for bankruptcy services and with the help of Dana Power, I filed a chapter 7 bankruptcy in no time. We met a few times then had our day in court. Easy process, much weight off my shoulders. Thank you for your help!
Posted by Pamela | December 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Debt
Dana Power a excellent lawyer! She really helped me with my situation an made me feel at ease. I would recommend her to all my family and friends who need a lawyer.
Posted by James | December 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Such a fantastic Lawyer
This is Lawyer that cares for her clients. Her and her staff went above and beyond their service to make feel important. I would recommend her service to everyone I come in contact with. I definitely give her and her team a 10+
Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2019
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Bankruptcy Attorney
Ms. Powell is an excellent attorney. She knows the bankruptcy laws very well. She guided me through the entire process with such ease. Very thorough and professional. I would definitely recommend her to anyone in need of a bankruptcy attorney.
Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Professionalism
My lawyer took the time to sit down and discuss my current situation at that time and present options. She was personable and compassionate but still stern and professional at all times.
Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptionally Proficient
Due to the exemplary nature of the services provided, my bankruptcy proceedings moved forward without any hiccups or headaches. I would recommend this firm ad infinitum.
Posted by Jim | December 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great outcome and knew what to expect every step of the way!
Dana first reviewed my case and discuessed the options available to me and helped guide me to make a decision I had not previously considered and I could not be happier with the results. We proceeded with a Chapter 7 bankruptcy under her guidance. She was patient and very thourough with the collection of all necessary documentation. She assisted me with decisions I was facing, focusing on placing me in the best possible position to succeed after bankruptcy and moving forward. I stressed every single portion of the process and she was able to calm me and inform me on any part I did not completely understand and I believed in her expertise. She was very detailed in what to expect during the process and what possible outcomes we could be facing. It was a great decision for my life and moving forward has been incredible without previous debts hanging over my head and has done wonders for the stress in my life. Was by far one of the ebst decisions I have made in a long time.
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Posted by Adam | December 5, 2019
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Thankful
Dana power worked hard for my particular case I was all over the place she helped explain very well in detail how it works I am grateful that she was able to help me out of this jam she definitely went far beyond the call of duty Thanks for your hard work
Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2019
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No regrets
She great! You can definitely tell she there to help. Everything went very smooth. She made things easy to understand. Quick and easy!
Posted by Nikita | June 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Starting a new chapter
I would like to thank Mrs Power for her professionalism and patience. I thought I was going backwards after working hard to rebuild my credit, by having to file bankruptcy. She took the time to explain everything to me and when I left her office I felt better with my decision. She got my case done smooth and fast. I would highly recommend anyone to use her. Thanks again
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Posted by Stanley | June 11, 2019
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Awesome lawyer. Caring, personable, trustworthy and knowledgeable.
During this bankruptcy process, which I didn't have a clue about, Ms. Power explained everything right from the beginning and she gained my complete trust. At the same time her professionalism was impeccable. She turned what I thought would be a painful experience into life learning experience. Her attention to detail was also exemplary. She made the process smooth and easy for me. I would highly recommend Ms. Power to anyone in need of this service. She is definitely an expert in her field and a pleasure to work with.
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Posted by CK | November 30, 2018
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Superb Expert Services
Mrs. Power helped me and my spouse navigate through a case in the court system that was relatively smooth sailing. We listened to her direction and her staff and if we had a question about the process it was always answered quickly. I would strongly recommend her services to anyone.
Posted by Tanika | November 8, 2018
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Thank You!
Thank you for caring. You listened to my concerns and helped me with them by providing professional advice regarding my Bankruptcy.
Posted by Stephanie | October 21, 2018
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My Experience
Mrs. Power was very respectful and was able to handle my case at a very low price compared to other attorneys and her sense of urgency was impeccable! Her whole team is so awesome! They stayed in touch with me the whole time and truly helped me prepare for my case with me lacking all knowledge doing so. I'm very grateful for Mrs. Power and her team for helping me get back on my feet financially! Keep up the amazing work! Thanks again!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Harbour Law, PLC
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Wilson & McIntyre, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Glasser & Glasser
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Professor
  • Tidewater Community College
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Attorney
  • Shapiro & Burson
  • 1992 - 1998
  • Teaching Assistant
  • University of Georgia
  • 1989 - 1991
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Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Virginia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985

Associations

  • Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Board Member and Co-Chair Person Annual TBBA Seminar
  • 2016 - Present
  • Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Local Bankruptcy Rule Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Norfolk Portsmouth Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Award for Teacher Excellence
  • University of Georgia
  • 1991

Publications

  • Title Issues in Bankruptcy
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Title Issues in Bankruptcy
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (7)
Endorse Dana
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Dana and I have been on both the same side and the opposite side of bankruptcy matters over the years. She is professional, knowledgeable, competent, and easy to work with. I would recommend her to any individual who needs assistance with a bankruptcy matter."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Dana Power. She is organized, a great communicator, and an effective advocate. I would recommend her to friends and family."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. If you have a problem under the bankruptcy law, Dana will have the solution. Many of my business clients mention Dana by name and respect her professional judgment. She is intelligent and hard working. Dana is very very very good. A+"
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Norfolk Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Dana Sheppard Power
Dana Sheppard Power
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Norfolk, VA
Licensed for 31 years
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