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Russell A. DeMott

About me

I am a 1993 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law. During law school I served on The South Carolina Law Review as the research editor. I also worked for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee Robert F. Anderson in Columbia, South Carolina. Since graduating from law school, I have represented thousands of clients facing a variety of challenging financial problems. I enjoy helping families through their financial struggles. 

Our firm practices in the areas of bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, asset protection planning, and student loans. 


Regarding any endorsements or testimonials in my profile, South Carolina Rule of Professional Conduct 7.1 requires this notice: "Any result the endorsed lawyer or law firm may achieve on behalf of one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients."



Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7: 45%
    21 years
  2. Chapter 13: 30%
    21 years
  3. Bankruptcy: 20%
    21 years
  4. Debt Settlement: 5%
    21 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

21 total 

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  • Barbie Dawn Lieber

    With pleasure, I endorse this lawyer. I can see from Russell DeMott's answers to questions posted on Avvo and client reviews, Russell is an extremely knowledgeable, responsive, genuine and compassionate bankruptcy attorney, four qualities that are critical when choosing a bankruptcy attorney. He would be a wonderful lawyer to choose for a bankruptcy filing.


    Barbie Lieber Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
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  • Daniel A. Stone

    I endorse this lawyer. One of the most respected bankruptcy lawyers in South Carolina.


    Daniel Stone Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

DeMott Law Firm, P.A.

103 Grandview Drive, Suite B
Summerville, SC, 29483


SCGood Standing200508/04/2016
MIActive And In Good Standing199308/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate Probate JudgeDorchester County Probate Court2011 - Present
OwnerDeMott Law Firm, P.A.2010 - Present
Attorney/OwnerWyckoff & DeMott, P.C.2005 - 2010
Attorney/OwnerAllegan Law Offices, PLLC1995 - 1997
Attorney/OwnerRussell A. DeMott, PC1993 - 2005
Judicial Law Clerk for Hon. Harry A. BeachAllegan County, Michigan1993 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal District Court, District of South CarolinaN/A2007 - Present
State Bar of South CarolinaMember2005 - Present
Federal District Court, Western District of MichiganMember1994 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Patel, 431 B.R. 682 (Bankr. D.S.C. 2010)Court upheld exemption in insurance.
Kalamazoo Oil v. Boerman, 242 Mich App. 74 (2000)Court ruled that defaulted defendant could not litigate comparative negligence.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Summerville Journal SceneDebt and Divorce (Part Two)2010
Bankruptcy Law NetworkShow Mom You Love Her By NOT Paying Her Back (Part One)2009
Atlanta Bankruptcy BlogHas "Financial Repression" Stopped You From Filing Bankruptcy?2009
Michigan Bankruptcy LawyerWhat Should I Wear to My Bankruptcy Hearing?2009
Summerville Journal SceneDebt and Divorce (Part One)2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Bob Jones UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual SeminarBankruptcy Exemption Planning2016
SC Bar Bankruptcy CLE, November, 2015Shelter from the Storm: Chapter 7 Problems, Solutions, and Strategies2015
Probate Bench/Bar, Sept. 2015"Ill Will" (Bad Will Drafting)2015
BANKLA Annual SeminarSocial Security in Chapter 132015
SC Bar Convention, 2014The Senior Debtor: Debt and Bankruptcy Issues for the Elder Law Practitioner2014
Probate CLE--May, 2014Creditor's Claims in Probate2014
BANKLA Annual SeminarEthics in Bankruptcy Practice2013
SC Bar Bankruptcy Seminar, 2011Fraudulent Transfers and Bare Legal Title2011
BANKLA Annual ConferenceChapter 13 issues2011