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Susan Schmeidler Blum

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Atlanta, GA

4.9   129 reviews

Licensed for 16 years

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With my Bankruptcy law practice in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, I feel the immediate impact I have on people’s lives. I see people who need immediate help with dire financial and personal situations. With my directed advice, I am able to resolve clients’ immediate problems. With my counsel and suggestions, I am able to put clients on a path towards financial wholeness that they might have never experienced before. I see my role as a bankruptcy attorney as more than just filing a petition. I provide a comprehensive level of service and attention. I hold my clients’ hands as we walk through this process together and provide guidance and advice so my clients have the tools to make sound financial decisions once they receive their bankruptcy discharges.

I manage all of my bankruptcy cases, whether Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, closely and am a zealous advocate for my clients. My clients come in with urgent problems, and I am able to come up with immediate solutions.

Licensed for 16 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/03/2022

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

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Ginsberg Law Offices

Reviews

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Posted by Tamara | August 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Much Gratitude on Debt Settlement
From the jump Susan was on it going back and forth with Ford’s attorney trying to lower the debt to settle. Just when I thought it was over at certain settlement price Susan still on them and they went 2,000 dollars lower. I’m so appreciate of her and her commitment and consistency. Much gratitude I would recommend and use her again if need be.
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Posted by James | August 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highest Recommendation!
Susan was prompt sharp and thoughtful through the entire process. I was kept up to date on all happenings, everything was explained throughly and she listened and responded promptly to all requests. I would recommend Ms. Blum to anyone who needs help with bankruptcy. Thank You Susan!
Posted by Gloria | April 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gloria M.
Susan Blum was extremely critical in the successful negotiations of my debt settlements with two major credit card companies. She was professional, thorough, detailed and knowledgeable of the process. Her legal expertise was evident in the guidance, suggestions and advice provided. Most importantly, Susan replied to all emails in a timely manner and keep me updated at all time. I am very thankful that she handed my debt settlements and highly recommend her services.
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Posted by Charles | February 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Received 110% of Attorney Service!
I'm so glad Attorney Susan Blum contact me for my bankruptcy. The dedication and professionalism was beyond belief in my experience. Attorney Blum really wanted to see my case a success from day one. The legal communication was always transparent and easy to understand. Attorney Blum made a very intense situation in my life go very painlessly as possible. I will always recommend her services to all my family and friends.
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Posted by Melissa Pike | February 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
Ms. Blum was exceptionally thorough and explained the entire process step by step so I would know what to expect and what was expected of me. I cannot thank her enough for handling a very stressful task for me.
Posted by Janet | October 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Walked me through the entire process
Susan not only explained all of the documents and details, she explained the “whys” behind them. She let me know step-by-step what to expect, how to prepare, and what to avoid. She provided excellent reading material about the process and how to recover from bankruptcy. And she is a joy to work with, a great person and a great attorney.
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Posted by Courtney | December 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Bankruptcy Attorney in Atlanta!
In my mid 20s, I was living beyond my means then lost my job, so I was drowning in a sea of consumer and student debt. I contacted Susan and she suggested I file Chapter 7 which would give me a chance to start over. She ensured that I understood the law and the bankruptcy process, which put me on a path towards future financial stability. Post bankruptcy, I’ve reached out to Susan several times with questions(that she’d likely previously answered) or for documents(that she’d previously emailed and mailed to me) but she has always been more than willing to help. Finding an attorney that didn’t make me feel like just a number, to guide me through a process that triggered a lot of guilt and shame was not an easy task but Susan was a perfect fit. Since my discharge in 2016 I have been consumer debt free, paid off the majority of my student debt, and purchased a home. I highly recommend Susan Blum to anyone considering bankruptcy…you will not find a better attorney!
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Posted by Stacy | November 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy
Susan was a pleasure to work with.. She's on the ball, very efficient with gathering all your paperwork, explains and guides you evry step of the way, and takes away any stigma regarding the process. Susan is also very approachable and always available to you. The process was seemless. I highly recommend her without hesitation!!! Ty Susan for making an unpleasant situation the best it could be under the circumstances- I'm very grateful!
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got the job done
Susan is very upfront and honest. I was referred to her by a friend. At first I think because I was emotional her being so upfront was not helpful but as we spoke more I realized she was doing her job and amazing at it. She has to be upfront and honest because being an attorney I’m sure is like being a therapist you take on peoples stress daily. I’m so glad I hired her. She really helped me through the process and I actually finished early. She answered all my questions quickly and so that I could understand them. The route we took not only got me out of debt but taught me big life lessons on managing my money , and not getting into debt. If you are in need of an attorney who will be honest and not just take your money then hire Susan !! You won’t regret it. Just remember not all cases are the same and that’s not her fault. She is highly experienced and feel she will get the job done if she legally can. Thanks again Susan for all your help. I plan on never needing you again;-) Sincerely, Erin
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Posted by Sandra | November 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy
Susan was a delight to work with. Anytime I had a question, even on the weekends she was quick to answer.
Posted by Scott | April 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highest Praise!!!
Susan Blum made what was a very difficult decision and extremely stressful time in the lives of my wife and children, as painless as possible. After years of struggling I was finally forced to go the route of bankruptcy. I engaged another attorney who never seemed like she cared about me or my situation. She continually told me information I believed to be inaccurate and had that confirmed once meeting Susan. From the start, Susan seemed to be the subject matter expert, and at the same time treated my wife and I like we were still productive, worthy people. I never felt like a “bad” person because of my need for this assistance while working with Susan. Some of the things that made her stand out was her attention to detail, her extremely quick and efficient responses to inquiries, and her overall availability when I needed her. She truly was just “there for us.” We made it through the process and are now 3 years past it. I decided to write this review now because multiple times over the past 3 years when I have needed something related to my case, Susan has always, promptly and graciously, been there to continue to assist me. My prayer is that you never find yourself in the situation I was in financially. However if you do, you will find no better advocate to be in your corner than Susan Blum.
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Posted by Tyra | October 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced and Knowledgeable Bankruptcy Attorney
Bankruptcy is such a humbling experience and I am glad Susan was there with me step by step! She is non-judgmental, thorough and extremely knowledgeable. No matter how many times I emailed her with the same questions, she was quick to respond and remained patient with me. My filing took place with COVID-19 restrictions in place and she still found a way to make it happen. I am forever grateful to her and strongly recommend her for your legal needs.
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Posted by Kassondra | July 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond!
Honestly, a review cannot do Ms. Blum justice. All the positive experiences shared on this site absolutely reflect my own. Ms. Blum was professional, timely, diligent, and honest. She provided excellent guidance. She was firm but kind when we had to address hard truths. My husband and I expected Chapter 7 to be a painful and humiliating experience. Ms. Blum did everything in her power to ensure that we had as smooth a journey as possible. I certainly hope I never need bankruptcy assistance again! :) But if I did, I would not hesitate to hire Ms. Blum.
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ms Eternally Grateful
One of the many things I appreciate about Ms Blum is that she 1,000% worked with my best interest at heart from start to finish! Ms Blum was thorough, informative and compassionate! I didn't feel lost, judged, downed or like just another number on a wheel. Now way I could have picked a better bankruptcy attorney, Susan Blum was definitely the smartest and best choice!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Prompt
Susan was very thorough and knowledgeable which made me feel I was in the best of hands. Very prompt w/any questions I had. I had a little experience w/her being a little "short" w/me in person (but I believe this is part of her "getting down to business" approach). My goal was to hire someone to get the job done and I achieved this w/her. I would recommend Susan!!
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Posted by Sophia | May 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
Susan, Thank you for your legal expertise and professionalism. You went above and beyond my expectations throughout the course of my Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Your prompt responses and attention to detail are greatly appreciated.
Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick and Reliable
Susan has been doing a fantastic job as my Bankruptcy attorney. She is reliable and consistent. I was worried about this whole process, but her professionally and Availablity has made this a lot less stressful. This will be my first and last time filing, but I highly recommend Susan.
Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient and effective, adaptable, caring
Susan has been nothing short of everything I would've wanted in an attorney. She has a high degree of overall intellect and emotional intelligence. She is prompt and direct, yet caring and insightful - my personal favorite working style. She followed up with me in advance at every available opportunity, giving me ample information and time to prepare, and was completely available through every stage of the process, from consulting to completion (I first contacted her months before I filed, and got an excellent impression she entirely held up to when I finally filed). She not only provided me genuine life advice and quite frankly, emotional support, but was also pleasant to talk to, and made everything super easy for me. I have absolutely no regrets about choosing this law firm for my bankruptcy - she has a working style that is highly adaptable to your needs, and she does everything in such perfect timing that you have plenty of time to get your documents and information in order. I genuinely feared bankruptcy and assumed it would've been one of the worst hassles of my life, rife with guilt trips and dealing with people who didn't care about my situation at all and only wanted to extract money from me - but instead, it has been nothing short of feeling like I had a second chance at life, due to Susan's legal guidance, and subtle life coaching she threw in (nothing preachy - just stuff I seriously needed to hear from someone older and wiser). I wouldn't be going out of my way to write such a glowing review had I not the utmost respect for Susan from both my personal career experience with working with others, and people in general, and not only do I recommend her, but appreciate how helpful, and truly instrumental her advice has been in making my life more manageable in the middle of it feeling that it was falling apart. Whether you are a person like myself without a family who genuinely was lost about this process and riddled with shame for your poor life decisions you wish you could undo, or are a person who knows what they're doing and just needs to get the work completed, I've got no doubt that Susan will take care of all your needs at a price entirely within the realm of reason of bankruptcy filing, especially for the convenience of her service and the way she makes doing business easy. I can't speak for everyone, but bankruptcy for me was a decision I made that didn't exactly come with positive emotions, but it was an absolute relief to be treated with respect and caring throughout the process, to have literally every fear I had of the situation mitigated with her knowledge and experience. Plus, I'm not kidding when I say her general work ethic and personal attention to the management of cases is nothing short of extraordinary. I work with attorneys for a living and I know not all of them are as organized, disciplined, knowledgeable, or as great at communication and understanding as Susan. Thank you Susan.
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Posted by Shandra | March 4, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely helpful, informational, and kind
I placed an informational call to Susan and couldn't have been happier with our conversation and the information she was able to share with me. In no way did I feel judged, pressured, or shuffled into one direction or another. Should I need to hire an attorney for these services, I will definitely be working with Susan!
Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Susan took great care and efficiency handling my case. Strongly recommend if you ever need her services.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Ginsberg Law Offices
  • 2009 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Kuck Casablanca LLC
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Judicial Clerk
  • Fulton County Superior Court
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Associate Attorney
  • Gokare Law Firm
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Judicial Clerk
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Policy Planner
  • Georgia Dept of Human Resources
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Budget Analyst
  • NYC Mayor's Office of Management & Budget
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Director of Domestic Affairs/Asst Dir of Gov't Relations
  • Baltimore Jewish Council
  • 1996 - 2000
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Education

  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Wagner School, New York University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1996
  • Columbia University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Metro Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney's Group (MACBAG)
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Cum Laude
  • GSU College of Law
  • 2006
  • Associate Editor, Lead Articles
  • Georgia State University Law Review
  • 2005
  • Dean's Scholar
  • Wagner School, New York University
  • 1994
  • Dean's List
  • Columbia College, Columbia University
  • 1993
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Publications

  • Georgia State University Law Review
  • The Illegal Immigration Reform & Immigrant Responsibility Act’s One-Year Filing Deadline on Applications for Asylum: The Narrow Interpretation and Application of Exceptions to the Filing Deadline
  • 2005
  • Georgia State University Law Review
  • Immigration Bills that would have affected a Variety of Titles in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • Top 9 Complications in Bankruptcy
  • 2015
  • CLE
  • Consumer Bankruptcy 101: Practice, Petition and the Plan
  • 2014
  • Bankruptcy Section CLE
  • Lien Stripping: A How to Guide for Chapter 7 and 13
  • 2013
  • CLE
  • Bankruptcy 101: Critical Issues and Chapter 13 Plan
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (16)
Endorse Susan
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Susan Blum for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy work."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I endorse this lawyer. His responses are clear and complete. He has demonstrated a thorough understanding of BK law."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Susan Blum is knowledgeable, friendly, and quick to research problems she has yet to encounter. I recommend her services to those individuals and companies looking for straightforward, honest counsel willing to go the extra mile. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Susan Blum brings knowledge and experience to make her clients' bankruptcy as smooth and easy as possible."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Susan is a super smart attorney and someone you can trust."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Other
"Excellent attorney. Highly-respected in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Susan since law school and have always known her to be a tenacious advocate for her clients. She brings a strong work eithic and innovative solutions to complex legal issues in the area of bankruptcy law. She is not only highly skilled in her area of expertise, but she possesses the intinsic qualities of being compassionate and relentless in getting a good result for her client."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Susan is a dedicated advocate and a talented lawyer. I would highly recommend her to any client in need of bankruptcy counsel."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Susan is extremely committed and focused on the entire process and not just the end result in bankruptcy matters. She handles matters with the utmost integrity. I highly recommend her."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Susan on a number of cases and she is a smart and hardworking attorney. Ms. Blum considers the clients' needs as the foremost importance and I fully endorse Ms. Blum."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Susan Blum is a highly respected, and respectable, attorney. She is extremely responsive and seems to care a great deal about her clients. I endorse Susan for all bankruptcy matters."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Susan is a dedicated specialist in her field. Since we met while on Law Review at Georgia State University College of Law, I have continued to be impressed with Susan's intellect and her commitment to achieving excellence in every endeavor."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ethics are what keep clients out of all kinds of trouble, and I have yet to see a communication with Susan Schmeidler Blum where her understanding of the importance of honesty and integrity wasn't an important component. I am honored to have the opportunity to endorse Ms Blum."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Amazing, kind, warm. Everything a person needs at a crisis time in their lives."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Susan is bright and very knowledgeable on matters relating to bankruptcy."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Susan is the go-to lawyer for bankruptcy issues in Atlanta. I have sent her cases over the years and my clients always give me feedback about how professional, knowledgable and detail-oriented she is. I do not hesitate to recommend contacting Susan if you have any bankruptcy issues."
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Atlanta Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Susan Schmeidler Blum
Susan Schmeidler Blum
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 16 years
Free Consultation