|FL||Member in Good Standing||1996||01/29/2017|
|AL||Authorized to practice law||1993||03/27/2017|
|GA||Inactive Member in Good Standing||1998||03/25/2017|
|N/A||Law Office of Nancy Akel Draughon, P.A.||2009 - Present|
|Attorney||Bankruptcy Law Firm of Lansing J. Roy, PA||2008 - 2009|
|Assistant Vice President||American Heritage Life Insurance Company||1997 - 2002|
|Associate||Huie, Fernumbucq & Stewart||1993 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||N/A||N/A|
|State Bar of Georgia||N/A||N/A|
|Alabama State Bar||N/A||N/A|
|Samford University, Cumberland School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctorate||1992|
Posted by Eduardo
Nancy is a down to earth person that knows her work. She guided me through each and every step of the way. I thought that I would never pass through a bankruptcy, I thought I had control. But when my wife lost her job, the bills kept piling up, not enough income to cover all expenses, started paying bills w/credit cards (something I would never do again) and I thought I was going to go out of my mind. Nancy showed up, and helped me realize that my situation was not unique, I was not the only person living like this, she put that long needed human touch in my personal situation. Someone that understood what I was going through. Thanks.
Posted by anonymous
Before I hired Nancy to represent me, I performed about a year's worth of footwork to investigate how to file for bankruptcy without affecting my family negatively. Then, I went on the hunt for a competent BK attorney.
I was a real estate investor with more than a few properties. I also had a particularly sticky situation involving Bare Legal Title. Why am I saying all of this? Because my "test question" to the attorneys involved my Bare Legal Title issue and how would they resolve it.
I don't expect attorneys to know everything, but if you have a bankruptcy law firm I expect you to be a subject matter expert (or at least be honest enough to say "I'm not sure, let me investigate that". I was surprised at how many (10+ in the jacksonville/orange park area) didn't understand that part of the bankruptcy law and didn't even try to investigate my question further. Some gave me a pre-packaged answer with a healthy dose of "I know what I'm doing". Suffice it to say, I did not hire them.
Nancy, however, pointed to the section of the bankruptcy code that applied to me specifically. I hired her and sailed through the bankruptcy process without a hitch. Kudos to Nancy for helping me to get free and protect my family!