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Aaron C. Amore

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Charles Town, WV

4.9   32 reviews

Licensed for 29 years

Virtual consultation available

About Aaron

Learn Aaron’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    40%
    Experienced in Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 as well as pre-filing financial management reviews

    24 years, 3,500 cases

  2. Consumer protection
    35%
    Handle consumer protection claims, defend against collection lawsuits using both state and federal laws to protect clients.

    24 years, 250 cases

  3. Debt settlement
    13%
    Handle debt settlement issues and financial management review for clients.

    24 years, 100 cases

  4. Credit repair
    5%
    Review of clients credit report, advice as the means to remove or minimize negative reporting and to correct known errors.

    21 years

  5. Tax
    5%
    Represent clients with tax issues with the Internal Revenue Service and West Virginia State Tax Department.

    24 years, 50 cases

  6. Lemon law
    2%
    Lemon law cases involving defects with new cars.

    24 years

Each client presents a unique set of facts and circumstances that require a thorough investigation to ascertain the best options available to achieve the client’s goals. My goal is to establish an effective attorney-client relationship in an effort to assure each client’s reasonable expectations are met to achieve the stated goals.

I am an experienced attorney (since 1993) who has litigated civil and criminal cases in State and Federal Courts. I hold the following distinctions:
-West Virginia State Chair for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
-West Virginia State Bar Bankruptcy Co-Chair 2018 to 2022
-United States Bankruptcy Trustee (Chapter 7) Northern District of West Virginia.
-United States Bankruptcy Trustee (Chapter 11 Sub V) West Virginia.
-Past Member Local Rules Committee- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of West Virginia.
-Past Member Chapter 13 Plan Committee- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of West Virginia.

I represent people and small business in all chapters of Bankruptcy: 7, 11, 12 & 13.

I also handle a wide range of civil and consumer related cases advancing client’s claims:

-West Virginia Consumer Protection Laws;
-Defending debt collection lawsuits
-Personal Injury
-Dog Bite Injuries
-Tort Claims including Wrongful Injuries
-Fair Debt Collection Procedures Act;
-Credit Repair Organizations Act;
-Fair Credit Reporting Act;
-Telephone Consumer Protection Act;
-Electronic Funds Transfer Act:
-Lemon Law Statutes;
-Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act;
-Truth in Landing Act:

I live in Charles Town, West Virginia with my wife Ann Paonessa, children Adelaide and Francisco, dog Millie and cat Taffey. I am an avid car enthusiast,  motorcyclist (time permitting), hiker/explorer,  sports fan, cook, coffee roaster and lover of the small pleasures this life has to offer. I strongly believe that we must give back some measure of the gifts we have received. I have been blessed many times over in my life and am grateful for the opportunity to assist others as part of my professional life.

Client's Choice 2017
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Licensed for 29 years
State WV
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 11/28/2022
State CT
Status Retired
Acquired 1993
Updated 11/27/2022

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

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Amore Law, PLLC
206 W Liberty St
Charles Town, WV, 25414-1520

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  32 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
Aaron received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2017
Posted by James | July 24, 2015
Lifesaver
We gave Aaron the top rating because he earned it.He & his team were responsive to our questions.This is a very stressful thing to go through, but they helped us to get through it.We still have our home thanks to Aaron.
Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2015
Bankruptcy
Wow what a attorney. We had gone to another attorney and in 20 minutes he had decided what we needed to do and gave us papers to fill out and brng back to him. I was not comfortable. I found Aaron's in the newspaper and gave him a call. He spoke to me on the phone and explained that we had options and did not rush the phone conversation. We made an appointment and he explained to us our options showing us on paper. When we made out decision he told us what was needed. He never rushed us or pushed us to do anything we did not feel comfortable with. Whether I called or emailed him he always answers us as quick as possible. Very reliable and I would absolutely call him again whenever I need a lawyer. He is excellent and his staff is also.
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Posted by Kelly | December 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb, beyond my expectations.
Mr. Anmore should teach "beside manner" in law schools. He is the most caring lawyer I have ever met. He calls you back. He answers your emails, even in the evening. He is the most wonderful attorney I've had the pleasure of working with. I can't say enough about this man's character. He is such a rare gem in today's world.
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Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury Claim
This is the second time we hired Aaron Amore to represent us on a much different legal matter. He brought the same high level of legal expertise to our case as with our first case. Along with Ann Paeonesa and his stellar staff, a settlement was reached that exceeded our expectations. Please consider Amore Law, PLLC for your legal matters We did!
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Posted by Eric | April 1, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Hands down the best lawyer you could work with
I had a legal matter that I didn't understand, and I was worried that a lawyer would further complicate the issue and charge me a lot of money. I couldn't have been more wrong about Aaron Amore. He quickly responded to my inquiry and explained my options to me clearly and completely. He plainly informed me that he didn't think I would need his services further. What could have been a real mess for my family will be resolved cleanly and without complications. Mr. Amore was kind, and understanding and took time out of his schedule to help me. If you have any legal concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to Mr. Amore.
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Posted by Joseph | May 5, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Consultant
Although Mr. Amore is an Attorney from another state, he was kind enough to answer my question and give me a consultation. The advise and steps to take for my particular situation was very helpful, and I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.
Posted by Joel | March 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Aaron did an excellent job for us. He took the time upfront to thoroughly prepare our case which resulted in a settlement without going to court. Aaron was always available for us and worked quickly and efficiently keeping his cost very reasonable. I would use Aaron again in a heartbeat and would not hesitate to recommend him to all of my friends and family.
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Posted by Rickard | March 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney
Mr.Amore researched all possibilities to get information on a company that was trying to make us pay monies that was illegal.He was tireless in his results.Not only did he win,he also received payment for his services which resulted in a large deduction in our payment to him.I called him a hero.
Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Glad I found him!
I was in a financial bind and Attorney Amore provided exceptional guidance and a fair settlement plan that worked for all parties involved.
Posted by Valerie | June 20, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A move out of California
I was in dire straights needing to move out of California for a wonderful chance to work with some priests who were starting a vestment making venture. I was thrilled that my hobbies were going to have a purpose. But I couldn't sell my mobile home and my income came in and almost all of it went right out to pay bills. It was suggested that I talk to a bankruptcy lawyer. I consulted with one in California, but he said there wasn't much he could do for me because I didn't have any assets to protect, but the bill collectors needed to be kept at bay. He found a bankruptcy Lawyer right in Charles Town, WV. He told me to just move to WV, leave the house, and talk to the lawyer in WV. That is what I did and Aaron was very nice, very helpful and kind. He also told me of the lack of assets that put me out of the bankruptcy realm, but also helped me out of the two credit card debts that I had and the home alarm company that had signed me up for a five year plan as I'm leaving and told me to take the alarm with me and use it in my new place of living. I told them that I was going to be renting and couldn't use it there but they still wanted me to pay the five years. Aaron not only settled all of the debts I had but didn't charge me a penny. I didn't know there were people like Aaron in existence but I found him right here in Charles Town, WV. Thanks to Aaron, my hobbies have a new purpose and I just love the priests that I work with. I wouldn't have had the chance without Aaron's help.
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Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
REVIEW OF MR. AARON C. AMORE, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW
Mr. Amore did an excellent job representing our case. He went "above and beyond" supporting our situation. Would recommend Mr. Amore to anyone who requires his area of expertise. He is well versed on all subject matters relating to his speciality, the laws and as well as protocols. Thank you for allowing this review.
Posted by Burton | June 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr Parker
My lawyer did awesome got everything done in timely mannar he helped guide me to what needed to be done been checking credit report everything has been cleared and noting bad has happed
Posted by Dave | July 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Debt Settlement Service and Support
Due to Aaron's professionalism, knowledge, and attentiveness, and despite an unusual case; we ended up receiving a nice settlement sum compared to a Judgement that was trying to be filed against us. His dedicated efforts, ideas, and strategies made the difference for us. And it was always a pleasure working with him!
Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy after divorce
The whole experience was made to be easy and enabled me to get a fresh start to my future. Aaron made the appointments on time and was very informational about how the process works. I could not have had a better experience than he gave to me and my family for a fresh start. Terrific job and amazing person to help me through a tough time.
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Posted by Scott | May 18, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Tax help
Aaron was prompt and helpful immediately. He answered my call when I reached out and gave me advice immediately. At no charge, he provided me with enough information that I could move forward. I did not need to hire Mr. Amore, but following this interaction, he will be my first call when I do need to hire representation.
Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fantastic response time and advice!
I contacted Mr. Amore about an auto insurance lawsuit and bankruptcy that might affect my real estate, and he gave me fast and accurate advice about which direction to head. He made some suggestions about my case, in addition to suggesting that I consult an attorney located closer to me. In addition...he even gave me the name and web link to the attorney to contact. Therefore I highly recommend contacting Mr. Amore. He not only gave me suggestions but helped point me in the right direction! A++++ service.
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Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent business and personal bankruptcy attorney
Mr Amore provided invaluable information as we closed our business and had to enter into both business and personal bankruptcies. He specifically saved us tens of thousands of dollars when we were unsure about depositing certain revenues.
Posted by Irene | November 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He is excellent
He went the excellent mile to call me when I was not up to opening mail with bad news. He and his staff practically held my hand through an awful time of my life. He was efficient and to the point and got the job done
Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Aaron was very knowledgeable and helpful. He was extremely professional and nonjudgmental and helped us through a difficult time very smoothly.
Posted by Michael | October 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Moving Forward
Aaron did our family an incredible service and we greatly appreciate all his efforts during this trying time. He was professional, respectful, courteous and very clear during this whole process. Bankruptcy is a hard thing to accept personally but Aaron got us through that not only with his professional demeanor and clarity but with his encouragement and explanations as we moved forward in the complex and difficult process of bankruptcy. Thank you so much Aaron, we both look forward to building our credit again and starting off on a new foot. For such a bad time in life I can truly say this was a very good experience. Thanks again to you and your great staff you are all a credit to your profession.
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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Amore Law, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Kratovil & Amore, PLLC
  • 2004 - 2011
  • Public Defender
  • Public Defender's Office
  • 1994 - 1999

Education

  • University of Connecticut Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Fordham University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • BARR v. NCB MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC.
  • Prevailed on Certified Question

Associations

  • National Associaation of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • West Virginia Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • West Virginina State Chair Person
  • 1993 - Present
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Awards

  • West Virginia Bankruptcy Co-Chair
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • 2022

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • West Virginia Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Seminar
  • Statute of Limitations
  • 2019
  • West Virginia Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Seminar
  • State Law Remedies in Bankruptcy
  • 2019
  • West Virginia Bankruptcy Seminar
  • WV Consumer Protection and Bankruptcy
  • 2018
  • Eastern Panhandle Bar Association Annual Conference
  • Domestic Relations and Bankruptcy
  • 2018
  • Continuing Education for West Virginia Real Estate Agents.
  • Bankruptcy Issues related to Real Estate
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Aaron for both Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 matters. He represents his clients with zeal and protects their rights. He is fair with opposing counsel which inures to the benefits of his clients. He responds promptly and we are able to reach agreements for all involved. Aaron would be an excellent choice for anyone considering filing bankruptcy."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Aaron is an excellent bankruptcy and consumer protection attorney who I endorse without reservation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Aaron is an excellent advocate for his clients, and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the laws relating to bankruptcy and consumer rights."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Aaron is a hard-working lawyer who knows the ins and outs of bankruptcy and consumer law. I don't hesitate a second in recommending Aaron."
Bankruptcy and debt
Charles Town Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Aaron C. Amore
Aaron C. Amore
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Charles Town, WV
Licensed for 29 years
Virtual consultation available