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Christopher Bryan Venters

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at New Bern, NC

4.7   15 reviews

also known as Venters Law Offices

  • Licensed for 10 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    35%

    12 years, 85 cases

  2. Federal crime
    35%

    11 years, 45 cases

  3. Lawsuits and disputes
    20%

    11 years, 62 cases

  4. Business
    8%

    11 years, 19 cases

  5. Landlord or tenant
    2%

    11 years, 23 cases

Mr. Venters was admitted to the North Carolina Bar and United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina in 2013.

Mr. Venters' practice is concentrated in representation of consumers and businesses in Bankruptcy Court; bankruptcy alternatives or "workouts"; and other bankruptcy related matters; collection of debts; trial of civil and commercial disputes; personal injury; landlord/tenant law; and federal criminal law.

In 2016, Mr. Venters was admitted to  the Criminal Justice Act Panel in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina and currently services as an active attorney representing persons accused of commmiting a federal criminal offense.

Prior to joining the law firm of Stubbs & Perdue, P.A., Mr. Venters served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Randy D. Doub, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina, deceased, and judicial law clerk to the Honorable James E. Gates, the Honorable Robert B. Jones, Jr., and the Honorable Kimberly A. Swank, United States Magistrate Judges for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

 

 

Location

Venters Law Offices Venters
405 Middle Street
New Bern, NC, 28560
Venters Law Offices
616 Oberlin Road
Raleigh, NC, 27605
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
P.B.
I consulted with Mr. Venters on a matter involving a major car rental company and the false accusation levied against me by the company. Mr. Venters gave me an enormous amount of insight into the insurance industry of which I was unaware. He reviewed documentation and two letters I prepared: one to executive management at the car rental company & one to the NC DOJ Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division. Mr. Venters felt the two letters combined put me on the right track with how to confront and dispute the false accusation. Before I met with Mr. Venters I felt unsure and lacked confidence in understanding if the approach I was taking was enough. Mr. Venters' counsel, expertise, guidance, perspective and input were invaluable. He explained how the insurance industry works and what part the car rental industry plays in it. I am most grateful to Mr. Venters for his undivided attention and the feeling of support I felt after meeting with him. Within less than two weeks after meeting with Mr. Venters, I received an email from the car rental company confirming that the case was closed. Had the matter "not" been resolved in my favor, I would have retained Mr. Venters as counsel in order to pursue legal action against the car rental company and continue to fight the false accusation. Mr. Venters is very approachable and was genuinely engaged in the discussion we had during my consultation. I simply cannot thank Mr. Venters enough for everything I learned not only about the insurance industry but about the entire matter.
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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding service
I highly recommend Mr. Chris Venters as he was very attentive and really helped to put our minds at ease during our Chapter 13 case by promptly answering our many questions. In addition, he was very understanding and willing to work with our hectic schedules whenever possible. Thank you, Chris!
Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
He was great! Chris guided us through the whole process, made us feel very comfortable and at ease. his explanation of the process was clear and concise. He helped us to make an educated decision about our situation.
Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer Review - Highly Recommended
Mr. Chris Ventors was very knowledgeable, informative, and professional throughout the entire process. Mr. Ventors explained all of our options in great detail and seemed to always follow-up in a descent time to our inquiries. We highly recommend his services.
Posted by Daryl | August 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Friendly and thorough
Assisted us with filing Chapter 13 and made sure we understood everything every step of the way. Is quick to answer our questions and concerns.
Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Debt Dispute
Extremely professional- we discussed our strategy and Chris was successful in complete resolution with my case. Very knowledgeable and takes an aggressive approach to meet his client's needs. Highly recommend!
Posted by Karl | March 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chapter 13
Through my Chapter 13 proceedings a creditor violated the security of my personal information. Chris Venters worked day and night on my case to get my wife and I a settlement. Great job Chris.
Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Experience
I scheduled an appointment at Stubbs and Perdue in New Bern. After many months of struggling, due to a financially draining divorce, I wanted to find out more about filing bankruptcy. Mr. Venters was assigned to my case and conducted my first consultation. Chris was professional, knowledgeable, and adequately explained the bankruptcy process to me. All of my questions were answered at the first session and I left with a plan to alleviate some of the financial stress that I had been under. I own a home and two vehicles so I was extremely hesitant. Chris was able to explain exactly what would happen to my property. Chris was patient while I overcame some obstacles and had to postpone filing my case. Once I was able to proceed, Chris was efficient, he provided all the paperwork and instructions on how to fill it out, and he helped me verify all of the information was correct before he filed. He responded quickly to any and all questions I had throughout the process and his assistants were extremely helpful as well. Chris made sure I was fully prepared for my court date and the outcome was exactly what he predicted (and what I needed). I would highly recommend him if you find yourself in a financial predicament and want to know what options are available to you. The fees were reasonable and the information Chris provided will help me prevent future financial issues.
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Posted by Robert | February 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Chris has helped me with contractual concerns on financing loans. Rental contracts and landlord obligations. We have also touched Estate Planning and determining values for assets. Highly Recommend.
Posted by Janet | February 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
Mr. Venters and the staff are wonderful. He was patient and listened to the details of my situation and provided a plan of action to help alleviate the uncertainty and anxiety I was feeling. He is professional and respectful. His paralegal, Yvonne, is very thorough and on top of things to help the process go quickly and efficiently.
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Christopher Venters
I spoke with Mr. Venters by phone with some questions I had concerning completion of the application for Social Security Disability. Mr. Venters was polite and patient with me with my questions. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. I was approved for disability through my job but when I have to pursue disability with the federal government I will be contacting Mr. Venters for his help.
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Posted by Joseph | December 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
I went in for a consultation about a debt problem and found Mr. Venters very knowledgeable and helpful in explaining to me what I needed to consider and do. I would definitely recommend him to anyone in the same situation I found myself in.
Posted by Lawrence | December 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chapter 13 preparation
I was impressed by Chris' through review of all paperwork required for this Chapter 13 application to the court. Including misc. paper work and information needed. also answers to misc. questions I had and the reasoning behind my attorney's suggestions.
Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Very knowledgeable and thorough! Always prompt with answering all questions and concerns. I am very pleased with the performance, support, professionalism and determination of Mr. Venters. Throughout my case, he was always very quick to respond, made himself available and always patient in explaining the status and details/developments of my case.
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Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Don't ever hire Chris Venters
Absolutely the most incompetent attorney I've met. I was in a fender bender in January 2019, had an eyewitness police officer write a citation to the person who hit me, but need to go to trial or reach a settlement due to the peculiar laws of North Carolina. It's a simple and straightforward civil case. I've paid Chris approximately $9K in attorney fees since February 2019 and the only thing he's completed was a discovery and deposition. No settlement or trial date yet. He has a habitual trend to be paid then disappear for months at a time. Chris rarely returns your phone calls and instead hides behind his emails and texts. He gives excuses for his incompetence (his divorce, incompetent paralegal, and Grandmother's death were his excuses to me). After nearly a dozen phone calls and voicemails that I've left him over a two month period, he finally calls me back. He refuses to answer my question of how many civil cases he's won in Craven County, NC and I suspect that number is zero. Instead of taking responsibility he spends more of my time and money arguing with me than for me. He called me a "bully" for reprimanding him for his incompetence. I literally laughed out loud that a grown man did that. Don't ever hire! He'll be added on my will as a pallbearer at my funeral so he can let me down one last time-)
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Response from Christopher Venters May 27, 2021
This review is factually inaccurate including but not limited to the amount of attorney’s fees paid and the work completed. There have been no findings of wrongdoing in response to this client’s complaint to the NC State Bar. Further, our office filed a motion to withdraw from this client’s case based on the NC Rules of Professional Responsibility. The court subsequently set the motion for a hearing to allow this client an opportunity to voice his complaint to the court and determine whether our office should be allowed to withdraw from the case based on ethical grounds. Despite being served with official notice of this hearing, the client did not attend the hearing and, upon reviewing the case, the court entered an order allowing us to withdraw from the case. This is the first review our office has ever received that is less than five stars and I have had no other complaints filed with the NC State Bar in my 7.5 year career as a licensed attorney.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Stubbs & Perdue, P.A.
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Law Clerk
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • 2013 - 2014

Education

  • Liberty University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of Victoria
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Associations

  • Craven County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Criminal Justice Act panel of federal criminal law attorneys
  • Panel Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • Admittee
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Judge Thomas M. Moore Scholarship
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for Eastern District of North Carolina
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Christopher
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chris is a well rounded attorney who truly cares about his clients, their situation and obtaining favorable results. I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chris is a dedicated and exceptional attorney. He is very knowledgeable and treats every client with the utmost respect. I would recommend him to anyone."
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Christopher Bryan Venters
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
New Bern, NC
Licensed for 10 years
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