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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.


Languages spoken: English, American Sign Language

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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    10 years
  2. Foreclosure: 25%
    6 years
  3. Bankruptcy: 25%
    27 years



Hourly ($300-320/hour), contingent (33-50%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Daniel A. Stone

    I endorse this lawyer. John is one most prepared and knowledgeable bankruptcy lawyers in SC.


    Daniel Stone Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
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  • Joshua Bradley Farmer

    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.


    Joshua Farmer Workers compensation Attorney
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Contact info

PO Box 1276
Goose Creek, SC, 29445


SCGood Standing198708/03/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension
    issued in SC, 1997


    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.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Member of the MonthNational Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerCantrell Legal, PC1987 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2015 - Present
Association of Attorneys for South Carolina HomeownersMember2012 - Present
South Carolina Debtor Bankruptcy BarVice President2010 - Present
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesMember2008 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysState Chair2006 - Present
South Carolina Bankruptcy Law AssociationMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Woodberry, 383 B.R. 373Relief from stay granted
In re Ballard, 2007 WL 7340479 (Bankr. D.S.C)Plan confirmed
In re Hall, Case # 04-09478Relief from stay denied
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Boot Camp Round 4N/AN/A2014
Debt Buyer Litigation Boot CampN/AN/A2013
Max Gardner's UCC Boot CampN/AN/A2012
Max Gardner's Securitization and Servicing Boot CampN/AN/A2010
Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Boot Camp Round 3N/AN/A2008
Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Boot Camp Round 2N/AN/A2008
Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Boot CampN/AN/A2006
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Bob Jones UniversityPre-LawBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SCBLA annual conventionProtecting Consumer Debtors2015
Consumer Law Training 2014Wells Fargo Attorney Foreclosure Manual2014
SCBLA annual conventionBankruptcy Rule 3002.1 and Motion for Relief from Stay Developments and Discovery2013
SCBLA Monthly MeetingSupplemental Attorney Fees in Chapter 132011
NACBA Spring Convention, Chicago, ILProfitably Combatting Privacy and Discharge Violations2009
SC Legal Services Bankruptcy RoadshowDefending motions for relief from stay and filing adversary actions2008
NACBA Spring Convention, Hollywood, CAChapter 7 vs. Chapter 13 Debate2008
NACA Mortgage Litigation Seminar, Cleveland, OHMotion for relief from stay defense2008