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Charles Moses Clapp

Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney at Atlanta, GA

4.8   36 reviews

also known as Charles M. Clapp

  • Licensed for 17 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

Mr. Clapp is a frequent lecturer on the bankruptcy law circuit, actively attends bankruptcy seminars, and has trained many lawyers in consumer bankruptcy. He is also an experienced civil litigator who had been lead counsel in hundreds of lawsuits in Georgia state and federal courts, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Mr. Clapp was lead attorney in several cases of first impression in the Northern District of Georgia and stands on the cutting edge of bankruptcy representation and innovation.

CMC Law’s knowledge, experience, and success in consumer bankruptcy and litigation represents a lifelong dedication to helping people and families suffering in financial turmoil. Contact us today so we can put our experience and understanding to work for you.

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Location

CMC Law
5 Concourse Parkway NE
Suite 3000
Atlanta, GA, 30328

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  36 customer reviews
Posted by Theresa | August 2, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Reassuring, articulate, and effective Lawyer
Mr. Clapp showed strength and a great deal of expertise while also being approachable and reasonable. I felt confident that Charles maintained my best interest and never lacked confidence in his ability to effectively resolve my case. The key components that made Mr. Clapp the ideal legal representation for the services needed were that he was knowledgeable, had great communication, responsive, patient and his perseverance. I, without a doubt, recommend Charles and would utilize his services as needed in the future.
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Posted by Sam R | February 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
...Just A Good Guy
Mr Clapp represented me exceptionally in the past and has made himself available for council and provided valuable resources that have allowed me to thrive. He’s humanized the process and destroys the negative perception of lawyers. Many thanks!
Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankful
Mr. Clapp was there for me when I was a difficult and dangerous situation. He made sure I was taken care of and I was safe. After several years, I needed some paperwork so I had to call him. I called and he had it to me in 2 minutes. Thank you Charles for everything.
Posted by Denise Stein | July 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immediate Relief
I had looked up several Bankruptcy attorney’s and Charles Capp jumped right out to me in reading his reviews. I felt a complete sense of ease and relief within the first 20min of sitting and meeting with Mr.Capp for my free consultation. Mr. Capp’s knowledge along with a tremendous amount of patients gave me line by line on how filing Chapter 7 would be from start to finish. I never felt pressured in making a decision about moving forward with his services. Im glad that I did. Mr. Capp did all the necessary paper work and followed up with me by email and phone call. I would highly recommend his services to anyone struggling with financial hardship.
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Posted by Kimberly | October 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Why you definitely should retain Charles Clapp CMC Law.
Charles Clapp provide exceptional & expert legal council. I've spent 34 years in a corporate "C" suite environment, thus accustomed to dealing with attorney's. Charles was very responsive, smart, logical direct and easy to work with. He worked diligently and took every measure possible to ensure that I received the best possible outcome. Based upon my personal experience, I provide this unsolicited and sincere recommendation to anybody looking for a Bankruptcy attorney or if you’re presently considering working with Charles Clapp & CMC Law
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Posted by Deborah Israel | June 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer ever
How can I express how good how wonderful my attorneyi attorney. Mr. Clapp you are the BEST!!!!! Anyone who needs lawyer for chapter 7 Mr. Clapp has empathy he will explain things so you understand. I just want to say thank you for being my attorney, thank you for everything and having patients. May God continue to bless you always. Unbelievable the best!!!!!!! Ever!!!!!!
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Posted by Donna | May 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional - takes a case on personally and seeks to solve the most complex of issues
Charles is absolutely a brilliant attorney! He is a critical thinker and determined problem solver. He is very accessible, even via text. If he is in court, his ability to multi-task, you can feel safe and secure in knowing he is handling any issues or concerns. I entrust him with my future, he is a uniquely talented attorney who always challenges himself to achieve the absolute best outcome for his clients. :)
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Posted by Darren | March 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Bankruptcy attorney who is a strong advocate for his clients and isn't afraid of trials
After consulting with a large Atlanta-area Bankruptcy firm, where I spent about 2 minutes with an attorney and it was immediately clear I'd be merely a number, and another local attorney who gave me not much longer I came across Mr Clapp. I'm incredibly grateful that I did! I had a relatively simple Chapter 7 case, and the previous attorneys I'd spoken to were quite happy to take it on, after giving me a very few minutes of their time. In contrast, at our consultation Charles spent over an hour and a half with me, going over all of my details, including whether or not filing now would be my best choice, not just assuming it was a given. Once we decided it was, he proceeded to explain that he recommended we redeem my vehicle, getting me out of more my car loan more than 2 years early for a reasonable sum which I could afford, and that he would get rid of a lien secured against personal property. None of the other attorneys I spoke with mentioned either option, suggesting only reaffirming both loans. Further Charles had no hesitation in pursuing action against a creditor who repeatedly violated the bankruptcy stay. While he was quite willing to take the violations to trial, he also clearly explained the pros, cons, and risks of going to court vs settling, the potential damages and costs involved, and gave his honest opinion of settling, including his reasons, which allowed me to make a very well informed choice. He communicates clearly and responds to questions in a reasonable time frame, and on the one occasion I had difficulty reaching him due to issues with his new telephone system he made a point of explaining the problem, apologizing, and promptly ensuring I had an alternate way to reach him. All in all I have no hesitation recommending Mr Clapp to anyone, and in fact have referred several colleagues to him. If you need a bankruptcy attorney in the Atlanta area, Mr Clapp should certainly be your first choice.
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Posted by Shernita Brewster | February 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy
I was very satisfied with Mr.Clapp services. He is a man of his word and did everything he told me he would. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Jenny | December 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great bankruptcy lawyer.
Mr. Clapp was great. In my experience he was very patient, kept me up to date with my case, and explained everything to me very clearly any time I had a question. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankful to have heard about Charles Clapp!
I heard from several co-workers about Mr. Clapp. I was being garnished and really didn't have enough money to pay for regular bills for my kids. I went to Mr. Clapp. He was actually able to get me some of the money back, in addition to stopping the garnishment. It was a huge relief for me and I am absolutely grateful to him. I highly recommend Mr. Clapp.
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Posted by Chuck Watkins | December 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Debt free, finally. Hire him.
Charles did a great job with my case. Nobody goes in to bankruptcy wanting to be there, but I was at a point where it had to happen. I was referred to him by another bankruptcy attorney at a large Atlanta firm who didn't want my case because it wasn't "cookie cutter." I'm very happy worked for me and I will be recommending him to anyone I know who needs bankruptcy help.
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Posted by Scott | December 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Bankruptcy Attorney
I came to Mr. Clapp by referral with a complicated case involving both personal and business debts that were out of control. Mr. Clapp evaluated the situation and gave me options that I was not even aware of. He knows his stuff, executed flawlessly, and I have been able to start over. I highly recommend Charles Clapp if you have debt or bankruptcy issues. Listen to his advice, he knows his stuff. I consulted with several other bankruptcy attorneys prior to retaining Mr. Clapp, and they did not have the same breadth of knowledge that Mr. Clapp brought to my case.
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Posted by David | December 16, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I have recommended Mr. Clapp to several friends!
I had a consultation with Mr. Clapp and although I didn't end up hiring him, he did give me good advice that was very helpful. I have since recommended him to several friends.
Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best
Charles Clapp is very good at what he does. In fact, I can't imagine someone doing a better job. He helped me with a difficult case and I was very happy with the results. He was efficient, to the point and a wealth of information. I would not hesitate to hire him again or recommend him to friends or family.
Posted by Donald | December 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the Best Bankruptcy Lawyers in Atlanta
My wife and I had tons of information from other lawyers in the area, however we found Charles online and decided to give him a call. He was very nice and we briefly gave him a summary of what we were going through. We went in for consultation and was very pleased. We're no in the process of getting all our documents over to him to get the process started. He and his staff are making this really easy. We thought is was going to be lots of running around, but no. I cant wait to be free of debit!!! Thanks again Charles and staff.
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Posted by Heather | December 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended attorney!!
I selected Charles Clapp to handle my bankruptcy based on his already positive reviews and I am glad that I did! He was very accommodating to my schedule and made my negative life experience positive. I was actually very surprised how easy he made the process. Life happens and it's great to be represented by someone that understand that!!! Stop your attorney search with Charles Clapp!!!
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Posted by Audra | December 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved my life!
I was in a serious time of need and they were comming every day trying to repossess my car. I left a message and he called back immediately! He told me that he could help me and to not worry, he said they cant take my car! He was right!, he saved my car from getting repossessed..and in turn saved my life!
Posted by Marcus | December 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional
I have been searching for an honest and professional lawyer and I found that in Mr. Clapp. He was able to explain the process to me in terms I can understand. I strongly recommend Mr. Clapp.
Posted by Michele | December 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Mr. Clapp was extremely efficient when handling my case. He answered any questions I had in a timely manner. I strongly recommend him for anyone considering bankruptcy.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Litigation Associate
  • Aldridge Connors, LLP
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Lead Attorney
  • King & King
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Trial Attorney
  • Fulton County Public Defender's Office
  • 2006 - 2008

Education

  • Metropolitan Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney Group
  • Common Problems in Consumer Bankruptcy
  • 2013
  • Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Institute
  • Certificate in Advanced Trial Skills
  • 2012
  • Southern Public Defender Training Center
  • Certificate in Advanced Trial Skills
  • 2008
  • Florida Coastal Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Missouri, St. Louis
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Stephens v. Guaranteed Auto
  • Creditor ordered to pay $23774 in damages and attorney fees to Debtor for willful violation of the automatic stay.
  • Dunn v. Fast Debt Buyers, LLC (In re Dunn)
  • Stripped second priority lien off vehicle in Chapter 7.
  • In re Reeves
  • Modified first priority mortgage on rental property.

Associations

  • Georgia Mock Trial Competition
  • Judge
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Consumer Bankruptcy Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Real Property Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Metro Atlanta Consumber Bankruptcy Attorney Group
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Elections Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2004 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2013
  • Best Advocate Award
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • 2005
  • Governor's Scholarship
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • 2002
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Publications

  • Northern District of Georgia Bankruptcy Court
  • The Applicability of Georgia Resulting Trusts on Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
  • 2011
  • Daniel's Georgia Criminal Trial Practice
  • Pre-Trial Habeas Corpus Supplement
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • City of Atlanta Lunch and Learn Seminar
  • The Intersection of Bankruptcy and Criminal Law
  • 2013
  • July MACBAG
  • Dealing with Homeowner Association Liens in Bankruptcy
  • 2012
  • September MACBAG
  • Adversary Proceedings in Bankruptcy after Iqbal and Twombly
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (33)
Given (52)
Endorse Charles
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles is an experienced and knowledgeable bankruptcy attorney. He provides quality legal services and exceptional customer service. He fights hard for his clients to provide them the representation and relief they deserve. I highly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles Clapp - I have know this lawyer since law school for his brilliance and hard work ethic. Lawyers know him to be knowledgeable and reasonable, and he zealously advocates for his clients while giving his personal touch."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Responses are clear and complete. Demonstrates a thorough understanding of BK law."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles is a great attorney. He has extensive knowledge of the bankruptcy code and I highly recommend him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Charles is a great lawyer. I recommend him to represent debtors in any kind of matter."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles Clapp is very knowledgeable, creative and extremely hard working for his clients. I never hesitate to refer people with challenging cases to him. I highly recommend Charles Clapp."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles is one of the best bankruptcy attorneys in the Atlanta area."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Charles since law school and he is an outstanding bankruptcy attorney. He takes the time to stay current on the law. I would not hesitate to refer a client to Charles."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles is a highly skilled attorney with an exceptional work ethic."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Clapp is a skilled defense attorney with high integrity. He is also pleasant to work with. I highly recommend Mr. Clapp if anyone is looking to hire him or work with him on a matter. I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles and I worked together at the Fulton County Public Defender's Office. He is a whipsmart attorney and tireless advocate. I would recommend his services wholeheartedly."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I previously worked with Mr. Clapp at the Office of the Public Defender in the Atlanta Judicial Circuit. He excelled at coming up with creative and novel ways to attack the State's case in the defense of his clients. Mr. Clapp is not afraid to try cases and will fight for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles is one of the premier bankruptcy attorneys in the Atlanta area."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Charles since high school and I know that he is dedicated to his clients. Charles does all that he can to stay abreast of the changes in the law, ensuring quality representation on behalf of his clients. I gladly refer clients to Charles."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Chuck and I worked together for a few years and he proved to be a good attorney."
Litigation Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Charles is a smart, dedicated lawyer who focuses on finding solutions and solving problems. He's the lawyer who is three steps ahead of everyone else in the room--and his clients benefit from that."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Charles Clapp is the most knowledgable consumer bankruptcy attorney I know. I highly recommend using his services without hesitation."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Atlanta Chapter 13 bankruptcy Lawyer Charles Moses Clapp
Charles Moses Clapp
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 17 years
Free Consultation