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Todd Budgen

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Orlando, FL

4.9   17 reviews

also known as Leigh Todd Budgen, L. Todd Budgen

  • Licensed for 23 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Todd

Learn Todd’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    90%
    including Adversary work, discharging divorce debts, complex real estate matters, high income filers and individual cases with debts as high as $20 million.

    24 years, 3,000 cases

  2. Employment and labor
    10%
    including collective (class) actions, multi-plaintiff work and suits against central Florida's largest employers.

    100 cases

WE WORK EXCLUSIVELY BEFORE THE FEDERAL COURTS HANDLING WAGE ISSUES AND ALSO BANKRUPTCY MATTERS.

Location

Budgen Law
1030 North Orange Ave
Suite 300
Orlando, FL, 32801
Budgen Law
631 Palm Springs Drive
Suite 114
Altamonte Springs, FL, 32701
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
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Posted by Shannon | December 3, 2011
Awesome job!!!
I had the absolute BEST experience with Mr Budgen and his entire staff at Budgen Law Group!! It made the process of filing for bankruptcy extremely stress-free and not ashamed of my financial situation. From the first meeting with Mr Budgen and his paralegal, Dana, I was confident in my decision to hire them as my attorney. They got the job done quick, while still adding a personal touch from a clients point of view. If you need a dedicated team to help with your bankruptcy needs......HIRE THEM!! : )
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Posted by VJ | November 21, 2012
Incredibly knowledgeable and efficient
Todd took care of our DOL dispute efficiently and immediately. He was recommended to us by a friend and we are extremely thankful for that recommendation. Todd is great to work with and we will always use him in the future for all of our matters.
Posted by McSmith | August 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
"I CAN BREATHE AGAIN, THANKS YOU, BUDGEN LAW"
Bankruptcy can take your breath away, along with your ability to handle your financial responsibilities, take care of your loved ones, feed yourself, smile and much of what makes life enjoyable. The only thing my bankruptcy could not affect was my faith in God and my salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ. He is the author of my hope and the certainty of life eternal with Him. But in the meantime, thankful to still be alive, I needed to travel this path on earth and it can be very difficult at times. Navigating this worlds toughest junctures can sometimes require good doctors and lawyers. The choice of professional help can bring healing to your body and to your finances if you choose the right pro. We all have heard the horror stories of people whose physical or financial condition was compromised further by the choice of poor professional assistance. Knowing this, it was with trepidation that I sought a bankruptcy attorney following a catastrophic auto accident. Driving home from coaching little league, I was hit by a driver with only enough insurance to cover 5% of my medical bills. I did not have uninsured motorist insurance at that time and was left with more than a six figure medical bill. I had some debt before the accident, but nothing I couldn't handle. It would have taken the rest of my life of hard work to pay off the good Doctors who helped save my life from a brain bleed, a pulverized foot, broken arm, smashed teeth and more. God saved my life, and in His mercy, I have no memory at all of the actual crash or of the first three days that followed. I received excellent medical help from numerous professionals, especially Dr. Stanley Kupiszewski. My medical expenses, only nine days into what would be a long recovery, totaled more than $95,000.00. I received that bill along with a lien on my house, shortly after getting the news that my dog Goody had been killed in the wreck which also totaled my new car. After three months of rehabilitation at the awesome Lake Nona VA Medical Center I finally went back to my quiet dog-less home. I was just grateful to be alive and to have my still to completely heal right foot. My joy in life was tempered by the four inch stack of medical bills. Now retired, paying them was impossible. I called an attorney who had been a long-time family friend, only to find he did not do bankruptcy law. He sent me to Todd Budgen. Todd and his staff went to work immediately on my bills now totaling far above six figures. He worked with my limited budget, allowing me to pay his costs over the three year term of my bankruptcy. With precision, senior Paralegal Karen Maxcy guided my case to completion just this August 2018. I can breathe again, Thank you, Budgen Law!
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney experience ever!
I am so grateful to have found Todd! I had previously hired other attorneys who took my money and wasted valuable time to just tell me they're sorry there's nothing they can do for me. Todd knew exactly what to do and made the entire process so simple and stress free. I never thought I'd say this about an attorney but Todd and his truly Awesome!
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible Experience
I couldn’t be happier with the service I received from Todd and all of his assistance. I went through a rough patch and Wasn’t sure I was going to be able to get through it all. I met with Todd and after the first day of speaking with him I felt that this is going to be a life changer. Todd went above and beyond to help me with my case. He treated me as I was family. If there is anybody that can work wonders with your bankruptcy case Todd is definitely the person you want standing behind you.
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Statisfied Customer
Budgen Law is very professional, knowledgeable and thorough. They will be there for you from start to finish when handling your case. I appreciate the personal attention that Budgen Law gave to my case. THANK YOU BUDGEN LAW!
Posted by Joseph | October 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Defended Client in Complex Bankruptcy Adversarial Matter
Todd developed and executed the defense strategy in a complex Bankruptcy Adversarial matter in which my company was named. His knowledge of the Bankruptcy Code as well as the current case law; his familiarity with the presiding judges as well as his timely advice and counseling allowed my company to settle the matter within our anticipated range, avoid further or future litigation and helped us get back to business in a smarter way.
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Posted by Joni | January 26, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best Attorney Visit & Outcome of My Life
My husband & I visited for a free consultation on pursuing bankruptcy after a foreclosure and deficiency judgment. Todd advised us that our primary residence would not be protected in a bankruptcy because we owned over half an acre within city limits. I have been in real estate for 25 years and did not know that. He advised us to negotiate the deficiency and even recommended someone with experience who could help. He provided us with so much information that I was able to research what creditors pay for bad debt and negotiate a settlement myself. The debt collector settled for less than 13% of the bad debt. Todd Budgen did not charge us for the consultation so the very least that I can do is recommend him to everybody everywhere that wants the best. He is amazing.
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Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2015
Chapter 7
Attorney Todd Budgen and staff were awesome. I did research on the best bankruptcy attorneys and found Mr. Budgen based off his great reviews and experience. He exceeded my expectations by a mile. He(and staff) made a very difficult time as seamless as possible. If ever faced with a financial crisis such as bankruptcy, Mr. Todd Budgen is a attorney who truly will represent you with integrity and competency.
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2013
Excellent - If your looking for peace of mind
My husband and I began our case with another attorney who, after two years, realized that perhaps he was in over his head as far as his working knowledge of our case-specific law. The time with that attorney proved to be a time of confusion, miscommunication and misinformation. Once Todd took over our case, everything changed. Todd and his team explained everything to us. They seemed to understand what a huge undertaking this was for our family and thus treated us like we mattered. They all took the time to keep us up to date every single step of the way and we never felt lost or confused. Todd knows his stuff. He saved us time and money and guided us to the financial peace we now enjoy. We would not hesitate to use his firm for any and all legal matters in the future. He is an attorney who takes his job seriously and won't let you down when it comes to being in the know about current law, which in our case, saved us thousands and lifted a huge burden knowing we were in capable hands.
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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2013
Great experience, trustworthy, knowledgable and provided options - Would definitely use again & recommend to anyone!
After an extremely bad experience with KEL, Todd Budgen took over our case and recommended a better approach for our situation. He explained to us that it was a 50/50 chance, but at least we knew upfront what we were getting in to. We are extremely happy to say that our case was successful! Thank you to Todd Budgen and his assistants.
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Posted by Terry | February 29, 2012
fantastic
Mr Budgen and his team were Great they gave us options when we thought we had none, very helpful and informative. Over all he met and surpassed our expectations.
Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2011
Very knowledgeable, helpful and considerate.
Mr. Budgen listened to what I had to say about my financial situation very patiently. It was a very last minute thing, but he and his staff got my bankruptcy case processed in such a timely manner. They were very informative, helpful, professional and considerate. I would recommend Mr. Budgen to all of my friends and the people that I know!
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Posted by Pat | September 2, 2011
Fantastic practice!
I am very happy with the results of this law firm. Shiela Jones was phenomenal throughout the entire process. I will continue to use this firm in the future if needed and recommend them to all!
Posted by Amy | August 26, 2011
Best Lawyer in Orlando
This Man is amazing, he is very caring,well organized by far. Having to go through a tough situation with finances, The staff including Mr Todd Budgen made the situation non-complicated by the customer relationship, and on top of everything. When you call to get status of things they were always there to help and answer questions and prompt response. Mr Todd and staff are a amazing. The best choice in a Lawyer ...........
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2009
Fantastic Job!
I used Mr. Budgen's office and found him to be very helpful and efficient. Mr. Budgen explained had recently moved offices in July of 2008 and I found his new staff to be very friendly and quick.
Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2011
Tim Miller
I felt very comfortable with their knowledge. I went through a very stressful time and they helped me get over my problems. Daina helpful and responsive to my needs and case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant State Attorney
  • 9th Judicial Circuit, State Attorney's Office
  • 2001 - 2002

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Syracuse University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2000
  • Northwestern University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re. Dorn
  • pending, reversed in part on appeal
  • Edwards v. CFI Sales & Marketing, Inc., et al. (Westgate Resorts)
  • Motion for Certification (Class Action) granted
  • Andriello v. CFI Sales & Marketing, Inc., et al. (Westagte Resorts)
  • Motion for Certification (Class Action) granted
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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association
  • Director
  • N/A
  • Mensa
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Asst Director Small Business Dev, Board
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Association of Realtors - Annual Seminar
  • Bankruptcy Basics
  • 2010
  • Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association - 2010 Primer
  • Office Systems Practices
  • 2010
  • Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association - 2009 Primer
  • Office Systems Practices
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (8)
Endorse Todd
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd is one of the most knowledgeable bankruptcy attorneys in Florida. His unmatched professionalism and dedication to achieving great results for his clients is inspiring."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. When it comes to bankruptcy you will find Todd at the head of the class. Todd not only has an incredible understanding of the bankruptcy code but he also has a deep understanding of the court system, the judges, and how it all comes together. I have found that Todd takes a very reasonable and practical approach to the practice of law. Its refreshing!"
Mediation Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd is an excellent lawyer and mediator. I refer all of my loan modification mediation cases to Todd and my clients have been pleased with the process. I recommend Todd as a lawyer and a mediator."
Mediation Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Budgen is one of the most detail oriented and brilliant attorneys that I have had the pleasure to work with. He is very well versed in bankruptcy law and employment law and is also an impressive mediator. He works tirelessly to obtain the best results for his clients. Therefore I highly endorse and recommend him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Budgen is an excellent attorney who is well respected in the local bankruptcy community. He is not afraid to take on the cases with challenging circumstances, and has the expertise and experience to manage them."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of working with Mr Budgen for several years and he is one of the most knowledgeable and dedicated attorneys I have ever met."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When someone close to me needed a bankruptcy attorney, I recommended Todd Budgen. I attended the initial meeting between Mr. Budgen and his new client and was impressed by Mr. Budgen’s knowledge and professionalism."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd is an experienced attorney who cares about his clients. He has a great reputation in the legal community and often educates other attorneys in the areas of Bankruptcy and Labor Law."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Todd is an excellent bankruptcy attorney who works tirelessly for his clients. He is always well prepared in court and is always on the "cutting edge" with technology which is a great help to his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Todd is extremely thorough and has assembled an outstanding team to support his practice."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Budgen is the consummate professional. Always, going the extra mile to obtain the best results for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Todd Budgen for almost twenty years. During that time, I have come to know him as an intelligent, honest, hardworking individual. He has extensive knowledge of bankruptcy law and achieves excellent results for his clients. Unlike most bankruptcy attorneys, he is willing to fight with creditors when other attorneys would let them get away with their usual tricks. If you're considering bankruptcy and live in Central Florida, give Todd a call."
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