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Zane P. Leiden

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Augusta, GA

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I was raised in Augusta and attended high school locally at Aquinas High School.  I graduated from Furman University with a B.A. in Business Administration, followed by a law degree from Wake Forest University.  I am licensed in Georgia and South Carolina, although I am not actively practicing in South Carolina at this time.  I have successfully handled thousands of cases in Bankruptcy Court on behalf of debt-strapped consumers.  I have also offered professional assistance to other attorneys in the areas of personal injury, worker's compensation, estate/probate and domestic relations who found themselves and their clients involved in bankruptcy in some manner.  

Licensed for 29 years
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1994
Updated 01/22/2023
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1993
Updated 11/03/2022

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

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Leiden & Leiden, PC
330 Telfair St
Augusta, GA, 30901-2450

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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Beat Bankruptcy Lawyer in Augusta
If you are in need of a bankruptcy attorney, Zane Leiden is your man. He was very understanding and compassionate. He and his father have been assisting consumers in the CSRA with their financial problems over 45 years.
Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Do not consult
Met with attorney ,discussed case, was given advice on what to do , and how to proceed. Left his office with the feeling that he had Accepted the case . Mailed down payment , the following month I called to make sure all was in order and to verify payment received . After being placed on hold for a period of time , a young women informed me he decided not to take my case. Would have been nice to have been told this at time of consultation rather than a month later! Searched for the phone call they stated was made , and there was no voice message left as they stated, nor did I recognize his office number as having called.. Pleasant at consultation, and gave me no indication that he would not be taking the case. Still have not received a response as to why this change in decision was made. Retaining fee was not signed but I was not aware of this until I called . Again this was a month later. If you choose to consult, make sure you have a definitive answer as to whether he will consider your case , or a definite acceptance or refusal . I feel I was left hanging, causing my situation to be worse. I'm not mad but very disappointed in the way I was informed that he changed his mind. Let me stress he was nice at consultation and very knowledgeable ( recommendations made). The way it was handled after the consultation , was unfair and should have been handled differently.
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Response from Zane Leiden April 22, 2021
I will certainly take responsibility for the communication failure at our office. Unfortunately we do not have all of the information necessary after the initial consultation to check for conflicts of interest. Previous representation of ex-spouses, family members, business partners and other related parties can create a conflict which prevents a law firm from accepting representation of a prospective client. This rule against accepting new cases which may pose a conflict with a previous/ongoing case is enforced by the State Bar of Georgia, and the maximum penalty for such a violation is disbarment. Lawyers understand that it is frustrating for the potential client, because we are also bound by the duty of confidentiality to protect the identity of the previous client. This means that we cannot identify the previous representation which caused the potential conflict of interest. No law firm wants to lose business, but we also want to make sure that we adhere to the rules and regulations of the State Bar, and that our clients know that their information will be protected after their case has been concluded.
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AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1993
  • Furman University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Associations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Augusta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present

Awards

  • Very Distinguished Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Georgia Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2013
  • Metro's Best Attorney
  • Augusta Metro Spirit
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Update on Georgia Law
  • Update on Georgia Law - Recent Events in Bankruptcy
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked on many personal injury and bankruptcy cases with Zane over the last 20 years . Zane is smart , a hard worker and puts his clients first .He is the go to bankruptcy lawyer in Augusta . I highly recommend Zane for personal injury and bankruptcy cases ."
Personal injury
Workers compensation

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Augusta Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Zane P. Leiden
Zane P. Leiden
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Augusta, GA
Licensed for 29 years