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T. Eileen Dolaghan

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

5.0   31 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Learn T.’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    50%
    Chapter 7 & Chapter 13 Bankruptcy for consumers and businesses. Depending upon the value of your home and the amount of debt you owe bankruptcy may be used to stip off junior liens (2nd & 3rd) mortgages. Possible discharge of IRS tax liability and/or reduction in amount owed.

    24 years, 4,200 cases

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    20%
    Consumers and businesses.

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    20%
    Consumers and businesses.

  4. Estate planning
    5%
    Simple wills, trusts, living wills.

  5. Real estate
    5%
    Loan modification, foreclosure defense, tax liability, real estate transactions.

Eileen Dolaghan earned her J.D. with honors from Florida Coastal School of Law in 1999, her M.A. from Jacksonville University in 1989, and her B.S. from the University of Florida in 1987.  She is admitted to practice law in Florida and in the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida.

Serving Duval County and the greater Jacksonville areas since 2000, Eileen Dolaghan has the experience to know that every case is different, and she applies that knowledge to approach each unique scenario with compassion and professionalism.

She is a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association, the Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association, and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.  She practices law in these areas:

Bankruptcy, Real Estate, Estate Planning, and Consumer Law.

Location

Dolaghan Law, P.A.
118 W Adams St Suite #900
Jacksonville, FL, 32202

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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A genuine professional!
You can’t go wrong working with Eileen. Be patient, honest and follow her recommendations. You will succeed! I appreciate every conversation we have had over the past years!
Posted by Alan | January 16, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing!
Wow....Mrs. Dolaghan blew me away! Called me on a Saturday afternoon of a holiday weekend to reassure me that my legal concerns were manageable. She said she didn't want me to worry all weekend! I cannot imagine another professional that would take the time to do that. Spent a good 20 minutes on the phone talking about steps I could take to protect myself. Hopefully I will not need her services...but if I do....she is the ONE!
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Posted by Joe | August 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grateful
I am so grateful for Eileen and her expertise. She coached me through an extremely stressful time in my life. She gave me solid advice and encouragement in a professional manner. Eileen got me through my statute of limitations without being sued. What a relief! Thank you Eileen! If I had to do it all over again, I would choose her in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Christopher | August 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She helped me through a truly dark moment in my life.
There are moments in one's life when you feel like the world is against you and life has thrown you every type of curve ball you can handle. That is the point I was at when a creditor who was relentless on their pursuit, and fervently dismissing all my efforts to resolve a debt I owed forced me into filing bankruptcy. After a failed business venture my business partner and I both exhausted all reasonable, humanly possible efforts to avoid having to file bankruptcy. I was given Eileen's information from a friend of mine and I must say it was the best decision! Eileen went over and beyond to guide both of us through the process of filing. It can be a daunting task especially when it is something you were doing your best to avoid. She was professional and also treated us as if we were her own family. The care and support she showed, gave us hope that we would be able to get through this. Once filed successfully our lone creditor decided they couldn't live with having the debt simply "discharged", so to avoid on going and quite frankly unnecessary litigation with the help of Eileen, we offered a debt settlement offer. She diligently fought for our case and worked an agreement out with our creditors attorney. We were able to successfully reach an agreement, and eventually got our bankruptcy case dismissed. Eileen you were beyond just an attorney, you were a guiding light in a time of darkness and hopelessness. Your prayers, comforting words, and guidance made a world of difference! I can't thank you enough for everything! Blessings to you Eileen! :-)
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliantly executed strategy
We hired Dolaghan Law to help us navigate a complex, time-sensitive Chapter 13. Eileen and her staff were highly responsive, she quickly developed a strategy that met all of our goals, and communication throughout the process was excellent. Bankruptcy can be extremely stressful, and I'm pleased to say the only surprise was how quick and easy the process was. I would not hesitate to recommend her to friends and family with similar needs.
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Posted by charles | June 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Knowledgable BK Attorney
My wife and I struggled with debt for several years after the downturn sapped savings and increased our debt load trying to stay above water. After a consultation with Eileen, it was determined that Chapter 13 was our avenue to relief and cure. Although no easy path, after 4 years we emerged debt free. Eileen gave constant guidance and advice--always available to us. We are extremely grateful to Eileen, her staff and, of course, Mac! Highly recommended!
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Posted by Mark | May 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awsome Attorney!!!
Ms. Dolaghan is an extremely knowledgeable attorney. She has helped us through this difficult time and process from day one. She listened to our situation, made suggestions, and then once we collectively made a choice on which way we needed to go she made things happen as quickly as possible. We have been a client of hers since before she went solo and started Dolaghan Law and choose to stay with her as she ventured out on her own. She is extremely knowledgeable in the laws and is highly respected by her peers. We just completed a grueling 5 yr plan with her right by our side the entire way. Every time I called her office either she or one of her paralegals either spoke with us, or returned our calls as soon as it was possible. The entire staff she has are wonderful to speak with, knowledgeable, kind, and always listened to our concerns when we called in with questions or what we perceived as problems. They all turned what we thought were mountains of problems into small hills which made it easy and calming for us to continue moving forward with everything. Since completing our chapter 13 bankruptcy we have been able to finally put money into savings, purchased a new vehicle, and are looking forward to a bright and promising financial future. I will be using her as my attorney for all future needs in all legal areas she does handle and for a referral for matters she doesn't handle.
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Posted by Alfonso | December 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer!
Few visits, good discount, professional answers, handling of the case and excellent results in a short time frame. I am satisfied with the results, I highly recommend lawyer Dolaghan and her paralegal Terez expertise to deal with your bankruptcy case.
Posted by Dennis | September 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Atty.
Having hired our first Atty, filing for chapter 13, my wife and I were getting billed for things that were discharged in our case. After several attempts to get help from our previous Atty to no avail, a friend recommended Eileen. From the very start, we were totally impressed with her, not just professionally, but on a personal level as well. We were having issues with a creditor that kept posting a debt to the Credit companies that had been discharged. Eileen was able to get our credit cleared and a settlement as well. She keeps you advised of your case and will always reply to your E-mails and /or phone calls. Filing Bankruptcy is stressful enough. You want and need an Atty, that will help alleviate the headaches. She's the one to do it!
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Posted by yari | September 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best Bankruptcy Lawyer!
Contemplating bankrupcty is never easy. I felt like a failure but will say after everything it was the best decision I have made so far. I first meet with Eileen in April 2015 to look into doing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. She explained everything in details. I honestly ft in love with Eileen because of the fact she is very down to earth i felt i could talk to her and not feel like she was judging because of this situation. Her staff was the best. She also brings her doggie to work everyday, that made my decision easier to do as I am an Animal Lover myself. Also she didnt have me sign a contract like a previous lawyer did on the consultation. That did leave a bad taste in my mouth. However after talking to her she explained she doesnt make any contracts with her clients and that if needed you could set up a payment plan with her. I didn't end up doing the Bankruptcy until Jan 2016 when i received notification from my job that I would have a garnishment started for $250 which left me with $300 per paycheck to live on. Once I received that email from my job I contacted Eileen immediately. She was able to do an Emergency Bankruptcy case to stop the garnishment immediately. Due to payroll timing in my job the money came out but within 1 week the money was returned to me. I was able to get half of her fees paid up front and made two payments in a month so by Feb 2016 she was able to continue my case w. The court. Now keep in mind that the court date was pushed a few times by the court system so we were finished byJun 2016. Everything was cleared I went from having a credit score of around 560 to 640 within a month after. Now 3 months later my credit score is around 680. I was able to open a banj account an got a credit card first time in five years. Once again this has been a great decion for me. Hopefully i wilm be able t oget a home soon. Rhank you so much ilean for making this process easy and painless.
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply Outstanding
I just received a C7 discharge order. Eileen did a truly outstanding job throughout the nearly 3 years it took to plan and execute a complex strategy. Her knowledge and performance were truly impressive and achieved exactly the objective I wanted. Despite a couple of bumps and curve balls, I ended up even better off than expected and even now I am still in my home awaiting final developments; a considerable bonus in the bargain. My case was highly complex with sometimes conflicting goals. She navigated me through it perfectly and kept me calm when I was inclined toward moments of panic. In an age when quality often falls short of advertisement Eileen is an outstanding exception. She provided me with reliable and valuable counsel prior to the actual filings we made and flawlessly managed them once we engaged. In all, a client could not be in better hands.
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Posted by Darlene | December 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended Amazing Results
Competent, Caring, Professional Attorney that Knows the law! If you need an attorney that can produce results ,choose Eileen Dolaghan. She took me through a Chapter Seven Bankruptcy, with ease. She answered my calls quickly, and always had the answers to my questions. My case was difficult and complicated, and she was able to handle it with ease. I will recommend her to anyone seeking an attorney for Bankruptcy & Debt, Estate Planning. She kept me informed about the progress of my case, and helped to keep me remain calm during this stressful situation. As soon as I left the office, my relief started. She has a talented staff that is also caring and compassionate. Amazing lawyer, that practices with integrity.
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EILEEN HELPED TO SAVE OUR HOME AND SANITY!
My husband and I were up to our eyeballs in debt. We owed more on our house than what it was worth. We owed money on our cars. We owned money on student loans. We owed money on doctor bills for our disabled child. We owed money to the IRS. Eileen worked up a plan with monthly payment we could afford including lowering our monthly mortgage payment. Now we can sleep at night!
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
My wife and I both had serious medical issues arise at about the same time. I was already retired and my wife lost her job because of illness. We had serious medical debts along with a greatly educed income. Eileen was great in leading us through our bankruptcy and even getting us in contact with a CPA to help us with the tax issues associated with a foreclosure. I would recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by Jason | May 12, 2015
Highly recommend
Not long ago, my wife and I were in foreclosure and buried in debt. We did not want to answer our phones or go to the mailbox due to the collectors. We were in a hole that we could not dig ourselves out of alone. We are so thankful to have called Eileen! Eileen and her staff are very knowledgable and professional. We were always informed and up to date with our case progress. We are more than happy with the results of our case! We have a path paved for a better financial future, and NO MORE STRESS about bills! THANK YOU EILEEN!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2015
MY DIVORCE LAWYER SAID EILEEN DOLAGHAN IS THE BEST BK ATTY IN JAX
My husband and I decided to divorce. We decided that I and our 2 children, ages 13 and 12, should stay in our home of 10 years. However, we owed more on the home than what it was worth. My divorce lawyer suggested that we talk to the best bankruptcy lawyer in Jacksonville, Eileen Dolaghan. Eileen sat down with both my soon to be ex and myself. In the end, she helped us get a mortgage modification, which lowered our monthly mortgage payment. She also reorganized our necessary major expenses so that we could get over this really stressful time in our lives and move on. THANK YOU EILEEN FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP AND KINDNESS!
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2015
THE MOST PROFESSIONAL AND COMPASSIONATE LAWYER!
We were struggling with mountains of debt, all stemming from an emergency medical life-saving surgery. Finally, after losing our jobs and our homes, we are getting back on our feet. Eileen is helping us every step of the way. WISH WE HAD COME TO HER YEARS AGO! We might still have our home of 20 years!
Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2014
THANKSGIVING 2014 IN OUR HOME THANKS TO ATTORNEY DOLAGHAN
Our home, which we bought in 2004, was about to be foreclosed. We heard Attorney Dolaghan's radio commercial and went into her office to see her for a free consultation. She spent about an hour with us and expained a Chapter 13 bankruptcy process and a home loan modification process. Everything she said would happen, did . Our family, which includes my husband, a Marine Veteran, myself, 2 kids, and my 90 year old mother, gave thanks yesterday, Thanksgiving 2014, that we are still in our home and will stay in our home because we can now afford the monthly payments. Eileen Dolaghan saved our family and our home.
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Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2014
A LIFE SAVER
Attorney Dolaghan took my tears and fears and turned them into RELIEF! She held my hand through every step of the bankruptcy process and explained everything in plain English. Eileen Dolaghan is the best lawyer in Jacksonville.
Posted by Earl | September 8, 2014
Best Lawyer
Eileen, Is one of the most professional person that i have met. I will highly recommend her to everyone. If you are looking for a lawyer there a dozen of so out their. But if you are looking for a professional and very knowledgeable and trustworthy than look up Eileen Dolaghan.. She will treat you like a person and with respect. she is very passionate about her work.
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • King & Dolaghan, P.A.
  • 2005 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Pinkston & Pinkston, P.A.
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Teacher
  • Duval County Public Schools
  • 1989 - 2000

Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Jacksonville University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1989
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987

Associations

  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Jacksonville's top lawyers
  • Jackonsville 904 magazine
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • NEFAR January meeting
  • Real Estate Options in Bankruptcy
  • 2013
  • SCORE- advising the small business owner
  • Bankruptcy 101
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (7)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly recommend Eileen Dolaghan as one of the most knowledgeable and caring attorneys in the bankruptcy field. I endorse Eileen without reservation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eileen is very professional and efficient. Eileen is super knowledgeable in her practice and has helped me in multiple situations. Eileen is a pleasure to deal with. I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It has been my pleasure to work with Eileen Dolaghan both as a mortgage modification mediator, and as opposing counsel. Rarely do you find a lawyer so dedicated to serving her clients, with such keen proficiency in her area of practice, and ready willingness to be a zealous advocate when needed. Eileen's professional qualifications and personal characteristics make her an exceptional attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eileen is effective at discussing debtor rights, concerns of creditors, and general bankruptcy topics. She is one of the first attorneys that I would turn to for debtor and bankruptcy related matters. Keep up the good work, Eileen. Sincerely, Christian K. Winicki, Attorney At Law"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Dolaghan seems to always goes the extra mile for her clients. She is always on the forefront of what is going on in the bankruptcy arena. I feel confident in referring her any bankruptcy matter."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Other
"For anyone facing financial difficulty in the Jacksonville area, I would heartily recommend seeking out the help of Ms. Dolaghan. Eileen is a compassionate, caring and dedicated professional who takes great care of her clients. As a fellow bankruptcy attorney, she has all of these needed qualities to ably guide clients through the murky waters of bankruptcy and bring their cases to successful conclusions!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eileen Dolaghan is an excellent attorney. She believes in giving her clients one on one attention. She is always giving of her time and advice to fellow attorneys. She is a genuine pleasure to work with."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer because she is smart and knowledgeable, warm and compassionate. All qualities for a very good bankruptcy attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Eileen is a very competent attorney. She also cares about her clients."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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