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Susan Schmeidler Blum

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Atlanta, GA

4.9   138 reviews
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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2006
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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.

Location

Ginsberg Law Offices

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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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 Sandra | November 5, 2022
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| 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 anonymous | November 6, 2022
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| 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 Charles | February 8, 2021
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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
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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
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| 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 Ambrose | February 29, 2024
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Simple The Best.
I was hit with a garnishment that was taking a third of my take home pay. I found Susan’s firm on line and the rest is history. She covered the steps, time table and cost up front and kept me on track with what I needed to do. She even got my garnished funds returned. I couldn’t be happier.
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2024
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Highly Recommend
Susan helped us file for bankruptcy and was very attentive and professional through the whole process. She helped us navigate the difficult task of filing and helped us understand all of the requirements and requests throughout the whole process. Highly recommend!
Posted by Jim | February 26, 2024
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THE BEST!!
The Chapter 7 process is a very personal and vulnerable financial situation. Susan was very professional and thorough with the entire process. She explained the time frame and what I should and should not do. Susan was very straightforward and did not sugarcoat anything. She was also very empathetic. I highly recommend her if you have to be on this journey. She was able to get me a clean slate to move on wth my life.
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Posted by Stephen | February 24, 2024
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THE BEST BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY AROUND!
Due to health reasons, I had to retire early. I eventually started putting everyday expenses on credit cards, and when inflation hit along with exploding rent, I found I was over my head in debt. After talking with Susan and taking the financial counseling, I learned some things about how to manage my personal finances. And Susan helped guide my decision on how to get past the debt. In my case, a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy was the best option. Susan helped me to get past the feelings of shame, and she never made me feel “less-than.” She was always very quick and thorough in responding to my questions, and when I dragged my feet, she helped me get going to finish the process. Also, since I’m older, I’m not very tech-savvy, and when I struggled with things such as getting into the Zoom for my hearing, Susan saved the day (word to the wise: learn thoroughly about Zoom before your hearing). I can honestly say that Susan far exceeded any expectations I had for a bankruptcy attorney. She is thorough, professional, compassionate, and just an awesome human being. I am truly thankful that God sent her my way, she was exactly the professional and the person I needed. I highly recommend her!
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Posted by Ralph | February 4, 2024
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An outstanding lawyer for a very difficult time
Going through a bankruptcy is an overwhelming and very difficult process, and very likely the most difficult situation anyone will have in their financial lives. Susan made it as easy as something so stressful could be, and my appreciation for the personal approach to such a vulnerable situation is appreciated beyond what I can type into words.
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Posted by Angela | January 12, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Bankruptcy
Susan was nothing but amazing and very helpful! Anytime we had questions or concerns, she would respond quickly. We could not have gone through this bankruptcy without her. Susan made us feel confident and provided us with the necessary knowledge and I would recommend her 10/10!
Posted by Bonny | January 4, 2024
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Chapter 7 - Susan Blum
I had spoken to an attorney at another law firm when considering Chapter 7. They told me I would not qualify and my only choice would be to file under Chapter 13. I decided to get another opinion and found Attorney Susan Blum (Ginsberg Law Firm) online. After viewing her credentials and seeing all the positive reviews, I reached out to her. She immediately told me she thought I would qualify for Chapter 7 and she went to work going over my finances, asking questions doing her best to assist me. She wasted no time in sending me all the forms and questionnaires to complete, advised my along the way of what I needed to submit and responded promptly to any questions or concerns I had. Filing is not an easy process but she made sure I was completely prepared in every way for my hearing with the Trustee and I give her all the credit for it going so smoothly. In the end, thanks to her going the extra mile working as my advocate, I was able to qualify for chapter 7. Her experience was very evident and I am so thankful I had her in my corner. I highly recommend her if you are looking for a no nonsense attorney. I would rate her a 10 out of 10.
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Posted by Bonitah | September 8, 2023
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Confirm and Back-Up All 5 Star Ratings...
I want to confirm and agree with all of the 5 star Ratings given to Susan in all of reviews here. Susan was very professional, kind, direct (in the best way), helpful, knowledgeable, instructional, patient, intelligent, and much more. It was my 1st bankruptcy and I was very nervous, Susan gave me such a warm and calming energy. An appreciated and a decent person to work with; I give a 5+ stars...
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Posted by Donna | June 12, 2023
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We made it!
We filed a chapter 13 in 2017 with Susan as our attorney. From the beginning she made us feel important and understood. Susan walked us through all the various issues that pertained to our case. She is extremely knowledgeable and professional. Our bankruptcy was discharged in 2023. We could not have done it without Susan.
Posted by Stacy | November 23, 2022
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| 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 Scott | April 27, 2022
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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 Tamara | August 11, 2021
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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
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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
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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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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
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
  • Associate Attorney
  • Gokare Law Firm
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Judicial Clerk
  • Fulton County Superior Court
  • 2006 - 2006
  • 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 17 years
Free Consultation