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John R. Cantrell Jr.

Debt collection Attorney at Saint Matthews, SC

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About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Debt collection
    30%
    Debt collection defense including magistrate court cases

    11 years, 60 cases

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    25%
    Filing Chapter 7 bankruptcies for consumer debtors

    34 years, 350 cases

  3. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    20%
    Filing Chapter 13 bankruptcies for consumer debtors

    34 years, 150 cases

  4. Foreclosure
    20%
    Foreclosure defense

    11 years, 10 cases

  5. Landlord or tenant
    5%
    Defense of residential tenants in eviction and repair cases

    2 years, 75 cases

Mr. Cantrell is in private practice in the practice areas indicated below.  He has been licensed in South Carolina for almost 35 years, and practices in both federal and state courts, including magistrate courts.

Mr. Cantrell has neither applied for nor been recognized as a certified bankruptcy specialist by the SC Supreme Court.  Any results achieved for current or former clients in other cases or endorsements from peers or clients neither imply nor guaranty that he will be able to achieve similar results in any other cases for current or prospective clients.  Each case has different facts, clients, attorneys, and judges involved, all of which can make a difference in results obtained for a client, even where the applicable legal issues are the same.

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My beautiful bride
2010
NACBA convention 2008 Hollywood, CA
Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Boot Camp 2008
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Licensed for 35 years
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1987
Updated 01/21/2023

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1997. See details

Contact John

Cantrell Legal PC
108 Phillips Ct
Saint Matthews, SC, 29135

Reviews

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Posted by Andrew | August 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Helpful With Debt Issue
Mr. Cantrell has done a great job for me. I was utilizing him for a debt situation. He will do everything he can to minimize costs to the client while attempting to fully settle the situation. He’s a thoughtful in his approach and his recommendations to the client. Highly recommend.
Posted by Keith | July 26, 2015
Outstanding Lawyer
Mr. Cantrell is a true professional. He goes above and beyond to make sure you are treated fairly and fights for the best settlement possible. Extremely knowledgeable in all areas of debt and credit issues. Highly recommend.
Posted by Kristin | July 20, 2015
Excellent lawyer
John is an excellent lawyer with unbelievable abilities to fight for his clients!! His strategies are better than most Lawyers out there. He is extremely intelligent and will out smart his adversaries every time. He gives the small guy Hope when you think there is no hope!!! John Cantrell is a Winner!!!
Posted by Timothy | February 6, 2013
A Definite Advocate
Mr. Cantrell is a kind, no -nonsense, tenacious, EXTREMELY knowledgeable, great listening ADVOCATE for those going through tough financial times. It seems at times he has more expertise in BK law than Trustees or Judges. His rates are VERY reasonable for his expertise. None could be more honorable or trustworthy. He is the one you want in your corner if you ever get in a financial mess. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1997.

Suspension issued in SC, 1997
updated on 05/30/2013

This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Cantrell Legal, PC
  • 1987 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • South Carolina Legal Services
  • 2022 - 2022

Education

  • Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Boot Camp Round 4
  • 2014
  • Debt Buyer Litigation Boot Camp
  • 2013
  • Max Gardner's UCC Boot Camp
  • 2012
  • Max Gardner's Securitization and Servicing Boot Camp
  • 2010
  • Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Boot Camp Round 3
  • 2008
  • Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Boot Camp Round 2
  • 2008
  • Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Boot Camp
  • 2006
  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Bob Jones University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983
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Legal Cases

  • Young v. Thunderbolt Holdings Ltd, LLC, 2015 WL 1641561
  • Settled via consent order with injunction
  • Portfolio Recovery Associates v. Black, 2015 WL 1505100
  • Creditor sanctioned $8,000 and case dismissed with prejudice
  • Pride Acquisitions LLC v. Goodwin, 2013 WL 9981147
  • Consumer motion for summary judgment granted and case stayed until creditor complied with law, case later settled for $17,000
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Associations

  • Association of Attorneys for South Carolina Homeowners
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • South Carolina Debtor Bankruptcy Bar
  • Vice President
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • American Sign Language

Honors and Awards

  • Member of the Month
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • SCBLA annual convention
  • Bankruptcy Rule 3002.1 and Motion for Relief from Stay Developments and Discovery
  • 2013
  • SCBLA Monthly Meeting
  • Supplemental Attorney Fees in Chapter 13
  • 2011
  • NACBA Spring Convention, Chicago, IL
  • Profitably Combatting Privacy and Discharge Violations
  • 2009
  • NACBA Spring Convention, Hollywood, CA
  • Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 13 Debate
  • 2008
  • SC Legal Services Bankruptcy Roadshow
  • Defending motions for relief from stay and filing adversary actions
  • 2008
  • NACA Mortgage Litigation Seminar, Cleveland, OH
  • Motion for relief from stay defense
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (25)
Endorse John
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is one most prepared and knowledgeable bankruptcy lawyers in SC."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Cantrell is a highly committed and very skilled advocate for his clients. His clients can take comfort in knowing that they are well represented."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John has such a passion for representing consumers in foreclosures and related matters, and addressing inequities that affect them. He is also among the most experienced in the state in such matters."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. John is an excellent attorney and a leader in his field."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Friend
"John and I met at Max Gardner's bankruptcy boot camp, and since that date, I have watched, listened to and learned from John. He is a fantastic advocate and friend. More importantly, he treats his clients like family. John works tirelessly for his clients and his results demonstrate it."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It is not possible to tell clients what an excellent lawyer John is in this limited space. I have come to know him and his work while participating in a national program to discover, counter and attack the abuses of the national mortgage system, and local court systems, by the major banks. Fearless, intelligent and aggressive he has taken extraordinary steps to make sure his knowledge is second to none. Excellent advocate. No more knowledgeable attorney in his community or nationally."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. John is an awesome asset to the Bankruptcy community and magnificent researcher!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. As a colleague and fellow graduate of Max Gardner's Boot Camp I give Mr. Cantrell my highest recommendation."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a graduate of some of the same continuing education as me. This education convinces me that John has the requisite knowledge and commitment to being a super bankruptcy attorney!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John's common sense, down to earth approach, to bankruptcy matters is an attribute that serves his clients well. John strikes the difficult balance of being an advocate for his clients and achieving the best resolution possible. If I were facing Bankruptcy, Debt, and/or Foreclosure Problems in South Carolina I would have no worries about calling John."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Attorney Cantrell for 2 years. He's extremely diligent, passionate about his work, and more than competent. John is an expert in bankruptcy law and foreclosure defense. I emphatically endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for bankruptcy and litigation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is a sharp lawyer who fights for his clients. Give John a call; he loves talking bankruptcy with new clients. We worked together on a seminar presentation and John did a thorough job and presented cutting edge bankruptcy ideas."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. John attended one of my very first Bankruptcy Boot Camp seminars back in 2006 and has attended five of our additional advanced consumer rights seminars since that date. He has been a leader in the consumer bankruptcy bar in South Carolina and also at the national level."
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Bankruptcy and debt
Foreclosure
Bankruptcy and debt
Bankruptcy and debt
Bankruptcy and debt
Debt and lending agreements
Bankruptcy and debt
Bankruptcy and debt
Chapter 13 bankruptcy
Debt and lending agreements
Chapter 13 bankruptcy
Chapter 13 bankruptcy
Bankruptcy and debt
Bankruptcy and debt
Bankruptcy and debt
Chapter 13 bankruptcy
Chapter 13 bankruptcy
Bankruptcy and debt
Bankruptcy and debt
Saint Matthews Debt collection Lawyer John R. Cantrell Jr.
John R. Cantrell Jr.
Debt collection Attorney
Saint Matthews, SC
Licensed for 35 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1997. See details