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Chad Thomas Van Horn

also known as Chad Van Horn

About me

Chad T. Van Horn, Esq. is a South Florida business leader and founding partner attorney of Van Horn Law Group, P.A. Through a combination of dedicated philanthropy, spirited entrepreneurship and legal expertise, he applies his resources and network to helping people—whether it's through his board leadership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County, his efforts developing startup ventures that bring jobs to the local economy, or practicing bankruptcy law to provide solutions to economic hardship.


Educational Experience

Mr. Van Horn received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and International Business from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA. While at Robert Morris University, Mr. Van Horn had the opportunity to study abroad at the American University of Rome in Rome, Italy. He continued on to Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law center, where he received his Juris Doctorate was named speaker of his graduating class. 


Professional Experience

Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Mr. Van Horn is a Florida Attorney who worked with Brown as a cleark from 2007-2009  and became a managing partner from 2009-2012.  He has experience in many different areas in the legal field, particularly in the areas of Business and Real Estate Transactions, Commercial and Real Estate Litigation, Loan Modifications, Landlord-Tenant Disputes, and Personal and Corporate Bankruptcy Law. 


Bar Admission

Mr. Van Horn is admitted to the Florida Bar and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.


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Contact info

Van Horn Law Group, P.A.

330 North Andrews Ave.
Suite 450 (4th Floor)
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301

Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 44%
    7 years, 1.03 thousand cases
  2. Chapter 11: 16%
    7 years, 113 cases
  3. Chapter 13: 15%
    7 years, 512 cases
  4. Chapter 7: 14%
    7 years, 522 cases
  5. Business: 11%
    7 years, 112 cases



Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

25 total 

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  • Christian Anderson McCue

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Van Horn is an extremely diligent, knowlegable, and hard working attorney. He is a credit to our legal community. He genuinely cares about obtaining the best result for his clients.


    Christian McCue Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ofer Shmucher

    Mr. Van Horn and his law firm provide excellent results for their Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 individual and bankruptcy clients.


    Ofer Shmucher Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


FLMember in Good Standing200906/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Superstar Pro Bono AttorneyLegal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc2014
South Florida's Top Rate LawyersLegal Leaders2014
Super Lawyer Florida Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Overall Client Rating 5.0Martindale-Hubbell2012
Avvo Top Bankruptcy Contributor 2012Avvo.com2012
Avvo Clients' Choice 2012Avvo.com2012 ContributorBankruptcy Contributor2012
Lead Counsel Rated AttorneyLawInfo.com2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerVan Horn Law Group2012 - Present
PartnerBrown, Van Horn P.A.2009 - 2012
RealtorOasis Realty Group2006 - 2009
VP of MarketingMillennium Financial Group2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Supreme Court BarMember2014 - Present
Big Brothers Big SistersBoard Member2013 - Present
BBBS Swing for Kids SakeCommittee Member2013 - Present
Big Brother Big SisterBoard of Directors Legal Advisor2013 - Present
Legal Aid Service of Broward CountyVolunteer Attorney2012 - Present
Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South FloridaVolunteer Attorney2012 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of FloridaMember2012 - Present
Solo and Small Firm Section of Broward BarMember2012 - Present
Big Brother, Big SistersBig Brother2011 - Present
American LegionMember2011 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2011 - Present
Avvo.comContributor2011 - Present
Bankruptcy Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitMember2010 - Present
Florida BarMember2009 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaMember2009 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaMember2009 - Present
Habitat for HumanityVolunteer2008 - Present
Nova Southeastern Alumni AssociationMember2008 - Present
Robert Morris University Alumni AssociationMember2005 - Present
Bankruptcy Bar AssociationEvent Sponsor2014 - 2014
Jeb Bush Florida Classic BeachBashCommittee Member2013 - 2015
LegalGuru.comContributor2012 - 2013
National Association of Chapter 13 TrusteesMember2011 - 2013
Sports Management SocietyPresident2003 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Adversary Case No. 08-01591Plaintiff was awarded for amount of damages in a default judgment
Chapter 11 Case No. 11-10720Chapter 11 Plan Confirmed
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case No. 11-11088Chapter 11 Plan Confirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Quarterly NewsletterBankruptcy Law Newsletter2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorJD - Juris Doctor2008
Robert Morris CollegeInternational BusinessOther - Bachelors2005
American University of RomeInternational StudiesN/AN/A
St John's University School of LawInternational LawN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Broward County Bar AssociationBankruptcy and Family Law2015
Community News and ReviewBankruptcy and Debt Options2013
Solo and Small Firm Section of Broward BarBankruptcy, Foreclosure and Student Loan Debt2012
Radio AppereancesDebt Options2011
Justice HourBankruptcy2009