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Chad Thomas Van Horn

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

4.8   172 reviews

also known as Chad Van Horn

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  • Licensed for 14 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Chad

Learn Chad’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    55%
    Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 Bankruptcy for businesses and individuals as well as help individuals put a plan together to negotiate their debts down to a reasonable payment plan. Whether dealing with the IRS, Student loans, credit cards, or medical debt, I am here to help.

    15 years, 3,319 cases

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    15%
    Chapter 13 is a reorganization of debts for individuals in which you will get into a payment plan of either 36 or 60 months paying monthly what you can afford to pay based on a calculation.

    15 years, 1,100 cases

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    15%
    Chapter 7 is a liquidation of debts. This process generally lasts 97 days.

    15 years, 2,100 cases

  4. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    14%
    I represent individuals and businesses that need to reorganize their debts.

    15 years, 119 cases

  5. Debt settlement
    1%
    I help people settle their debts with creditors.

    15 years, 1,500 cases

I'M HERE TO HELP YOU. LET'S DISCHARGE THIS DEBT, GET YOU A FRESH START AND REBUILD YOUR CREDIT. FREE BANKRUPTCY GUIDE BOOK WITH EVERY FREE CONSULTATION. CALL TODAY!

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.

Awards

Gold Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2020 + 9 ...
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Our attorneys can help you to consolidate, reduce and possibly eliminate your student loan debt.
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Location

Van Horn Law Group, P.A.
500 NE 4th Street
Suite #200
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301
Van Horn Law Group
721 US-1 #201
North Palm Beach, FL, 33408
Van Horn Law Group, P.A.
12550 Biscayne Blvd
#800
North Miami, FL, 33181
Van Horn Law Group, P.A.
9600 NW 25th St
#2A
Doral, FL, 33172
Van Horn Law Group, P.A.
7900 Oak Lane, Suite 400
Miami Lakes, FL, 33016
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  172 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Decker | February 16, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Top of his game
Extremely smart and to the point on several options to consider. Putting my concerns ahead of his, speaks to his integrity.
Posted by Patricia | August 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Consult
My consultation with the attorney was exceptional. He explained everything to me so well and answered all my questions.
Posted by Maritsa | April 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Law Firm
The Van Horn Law Group is the greatest law firm I have ever encountered. The entire team is knowledgeable and they treat you with such respect. They have an understanding of what you are going through and how stressful and can be and they work with you. The lawyer that represented me John Voss just left me in Awe. He was so good in keeping you calm and explaining everything and was there for me being supportive for the hearing. Martha Cayo was the paralegal that did the process and she was so caringand made you feel like family from day one. They answer every question every call. They are God sent. Definitely recommend this team.
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Posted by Timothy | February 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience!
The attorneys and paralegals were friendly and answered any concerns I had and were with me every step of the way. I'd gladly recommend them.
Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A Fair Practice....
I was fortunate enough to actually speak with Mr. Van Horn for my consultation. He was very straightforward, honest and his manner made me feel at ease. I understood what would take place during the entire process. After speaking with him I was then turned over to a gentleman who would forward me all the paperwork that needed to be filled out. I would've definitely hired him but I couldn't because I was unable to obtain the fee for the filing.
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Posted by Carole | November 27, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Bankruptcy
I really liked that all my questions were answered. Also I am pleased that I don’t have to travel this process can be done by phone. Very pleased with a payment plan.
Posted by Roberto | October 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Chad Thomas Van Horn
I so much appreciate the diligence with which Mr. Chad Thomas Van Horn has helped me all along the way very kindly and professionally along his associates and staff, hence I truly feel very thankful onto them and will be quite happy to get to recommend them as asset to our South Florida community.
Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
First Interview
This firm make me feel confident that they can help people. I was informed of the details and requirements.
Posted by Roberto Flavio | September 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Chad Thomas Van Horn
In regards to the excellent assistance, kind and straight forward customer service I have obtained from the beginning I engaged with this crew of professionals who exemplarily work at Van Horn Law Group, P.A., I have experienced they have endeavored in walking me through the process of filing for bankruptcy in such an efficient manner, as I am very glad to commend this good law firm with high regard and appreciation as from the start that client relations specialist Laverne Wallace wrote to me initializing contact, her interaction with me has been superb as I was treated like family and whose initial communication and follow up with me was a catalyst into my decision to visit with them personally and trust them into guiding me through what I consider uncharted waters, thus I am happy to share publicly that I was as well very professionally ushered by their client advocates Jahnelle and Artillis Carter and that halfway through the process of my submittal of pertinent documents, legal assistants Rosiree Anne Lumantas, Bilae Harding, Justin Leagogo and Cyana Harris dedicatedly working in their documents department so diligently communicated and corresponded with me to properly keep me focused on what was missing to transmit to them to reach my goal and towards being close to filing, working with the assigned paralegal to my case Milagros Scribani couldn't have been more of a smooth transition because of her professionalism into successfully having had my electronic filing take place, just as how clear instructions and guidance I have obtained from my diligently exceptional attorneys Lewis Roberts and Chad Van Horn. Hence I happily rate this excellent team of legal professionals a 5 Star Crew, definitely indeed. Sincerely, Roberto Flavio Happy Pro Bono Client of Van Horn Law Group, P.A.
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Posted by Cherly | September 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Van Horn Law Group is the best law firm you can find
Van Horn Law Group is the best law firm you can find and I highly recommend them to everyone. I have had an amazing experience with Mr. Van Horn and his staff. They were fast and precise from start to finish. It's very important to tackle difficult situations with an attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced. I was very happy from the initial consultation and explanation of the process, and the competitive fees. The entire experience was handled with empathy, competence and expedience. The entire Chapter 11 staff including Ms. Susan, Ms. Goldie, Mr. Jay and Mr. Hemil were always there to answer my questions, and always returned my calls promptly. They treat you with respect and don't make you feel like a nobody. They are so professional, knowledgeable, experienced, impressive and always there to help you, making sure that Mr. Van Horn and myself were prepared. Without them, I didn't know what I was going to do. They are very amazing and impressive and I am extremely satisfied with the accuracy my case was handled with Mr. Van Horn. In the past I have used so many law firms that wasted my time and money, and they couldn't do what Mr. Van Horn and his staff did.
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Posted by Veronica | August 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience with Mr. Van Horn
Mr. Van Horn's professionalism, honesty and emphaty to his clients is what sets him apart from other firms. He delivers what he promises. His team is great and dedicated. Thanks Mr. Van Horn for your service and time during a difficult time in my life. You truly deserve 5+ stars.
Posted by Cindy | August 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chad & Associate's
This case was challenging for me and I had to do things I have never done before, because we were not able to go to the office and turn papers in.
Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GRATITUDE TO HAVE WORKED WITH THE BEST
Previously I shared my compliments over 5 years for CVH Law Group and how my case and I were managed from day one and now to the discharge, I must say that Nicole’s communication with me was world class (nearly a step ahead of me like Radar from Mash) and I wanted to include her in my gratitude and appreciation for everything, I will recommend you to anyone I know who needs your professional advice and support
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Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The firm you need to hire
The Van Horn group is a top notch law firm. All the personal I came in contact with were kind, caring, explained everything and went step by step in filling the paperwork!! Thank you to each and everyone of you and especially to JUSTIN. CALL VAN HORN GROUP with your legal problems.
Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Help me to keep my home from Foreclosure
In 2013 our home went into foreclosure. We did not know what to. I prayed and miraculously we were led to Chad. He welcome us and reassured us that he will be able to help us. The rest is history, nine years after we are still in our home. Thanks to Chad and his team. Job well done.
Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Will complete later
We approached our initial meeting with the thought of bankruptcy to solve a concern. After an explanation on how to address our concern bankruptcy wasn’t necessary. We are glad to know this.
Posted by Karen | March 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
VanHorn law group
I want to thank Nichole and the staff at VanHorn law I was super nervous and they really helped me through this difficult time I would recommend this law group to anyone who needs help thank you so much a big weight has been lifted I feel like I can breathe again
Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Down to earth and caring team
Bankruptcy is a difficult time for myself, and VHLG was there to help me. Chad himself reached out to explain the process and answer any questions I had. The team from start to finish was diligent and on top of the necessary steps. Definitely would suggest them to anyone inquiring about bankruptcy.
Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Freedom
Bankruptcy is not something to take lightly. It can be very personal and delve into the depths of your life. Luckily the Van Horn group made it as streamlined as possible for me so I could get the noose around from my neck and start getting back on the road to financial responsibility. As much as I would have loved to clear all my debt myself it was just becoming too much and was causing problems with day to day living for me and my family. With all that now behind me their tools and advice will allow me not to get stuck in debt again and be able to be financially free. The process can take some time and can be a pain, but once done a huge weight will seem to be lifted.
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Posted by Rosario | February 15, 2022
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Ms
Excellent . I hired Van Horn attorney in the past. He helped and delete my husband’s debt
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Van Horn Law Group
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • Brown, Van Horn P.A.
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Realtor
  • Oasis Realty Group
  • 2006 - 2009
  • VP of Marketing
  • Millennium Financial Group
  • 2005 - 2007
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Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2008
  • Robert Morris University
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Marketing
  • 2005
  • St John's University School of Law
  • N/A
  • American University of Rome
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Chapter 7 No. 12-14018
  • Client received discharge in Chapter 7 proceeding.
  • Chapter 11 Case No. 11-10720
  • Chapter 11 Plan Confirmed
  • Chapter 7 Case No. 12-13211
  • Clients debt was discharged.
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Associations

  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Big Brother Big Sister
  • Board of Directors Legal Advisor
  • 2013 - Present
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • BBBS Swing for Kids Sake
  • Committee Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Solo and Small Firm Section of Broward Bar
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2012 - Present
  • Legal Aid Service of Broward County
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Big Brother, Big Sisters
  • Big Brother
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Legion
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Avvo.com
  • Contributor
  • 2011 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Nova Southeastern Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Volunteer
  • 2008 - Present
  • Robert Morris University Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Event Sponsor
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Jeb Bush Florida Classic BeachBash
  • Committee Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • LegalGuru.com
  • Contributor
  • 2012 - 2013
  • National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Sports Management Society
  • President
  • 2003 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Russell E Carlisle Advocacy
  • Legal Aid Of Broward County
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • South Florida's Top Rate Lawyers
  • Legal Leaders
  • 2014
  • Superstar Pro Bono Attorney
  • Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer Florida Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • LegalGuru.com Contributor
  • Bankruptcy Contributor
  • 2012
  • Avvo Clients' Choice 2012
  • Avvo.com
  • 2012
  • Avvo Top Bankruptcy Contributor 2012
  • Avvo.com
  • 2012
  • Overall Client Rating 5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Lead Counsel Rated Attorney
  • LawInfo.com
  • 2011
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Publications

  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • Bankruptcy Law Newsletter
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Solo and Small Firm Section of Broward Bar
  • Bankruptcy, Foreclosure and Student Loan Debt
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (27)
Given (47)
Endorse Chad
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Van Horn and his law firm provide excellent results for their Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 individual and bankruptcy clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chad is a highly capable and attentive Attorney. I had the pleasure of working with and learning from Chad for a number of years and the experience I gained is everlasting. Great guy. Great Attorney. Highly recommended for any Bankruptcy and debt related issues!"
Unknown Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Van Horn is a dedicated attorney with a strong understanding of bankruptcy law."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Van Horn is a knowledgeable attorney and experienced counselor in debt and foreclosure matters. He truly cares about his clients and the results speak for themselves. I have and will continue to refer clients to Mr. Van Horn. I highly endorse him and the work of his firm."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chad is very sincere and knowledgeable."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Van Horn on numerous bankruptcy matters. He is always very knowledgeable and professional. I have even referred close friends and family to Mr. Van Horn, as I trust his work and know that they will be well taken care of."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has developed a great practice."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Great to work with. Very ethical. Creative mind. Very personable."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Van Horn is a very personable, knowledgeable attorney and I enjoyed working with him. I endorse this lawyer and would recommend him to those seeking assistance with bankruptcy or related issues."
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Fort Lauderdale Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Chad Thomas Van Horn
Chad Thomas Van Horn
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation
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