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As a Board Certified Consumer Bankruptcy attorney, practicing bankrutcy law since 1977, I possess a high degree of expertise in the field of consumer bankruptcy law.  I am Board Certified by the American Board of Certification in Consumer Bankruptcy. I am the only attorney in West Palm Beach who has achieved this distinction.

Attainment of this certification requires peer review,  successful performance on a lengthy examination and completion of  60 hours of continuing legal education.

I have also written a text book for lawyers on bankruptcy which is part of the Lawyer's Desk Library of Practice Series.

Many of the cases that  I have handled have been reported in law books nationally and are precedent-setting.

Having won the Pro-Bono Award from the Palm Beach County Legal Aid Society, I have demonstrated my compassion for people and for public service.

I would be pleased if I could offer you a consultation at a time convenient for you.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 40%
  2. Chapter 13: 30%
    39 years
  3. Chapter 7: 30%
    39 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Young & Brooks, P.A.

1860 Forest Hill Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL, 33406-6086


FLMember in Good Standing197706/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
National Board Certification Consumer Bankruptcy LawAmerican Board of Certification1999
Bar Registry of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell1998
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale -Hubbell1996
Bankruptcy AwardPalm Beach County Bar Association1994
Bankruptcy AwardPalm Beach County Bar Association1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentYoung & Brooks P.A.1985 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
South Florida Bankruptcy Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Palm Beach County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Continuing Legal Education CommitteeFormer Chair1989 - 2007
Academy of Florida Trial LawyersMember1989 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re: Michael PetrilloPlaintiff (debtor) was awarded full damages sought
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Publication nameTitleDate
Palm Beach County Bar Association SeminarPracticing Bankruptcy at a Higher Level2012
Palm Beach County Bar Assoc CLEDischargeability of Divorce ObligationsPalm Beach Co.1996
Palm Beach County Bar Assoc CLEDomestic Issues in Bankruptcy Law1995
Bankruptcy With Forms, Florida Keystone Lawyer's Textboook Desk LibraryAvoiding Dischargability Problems...Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Law1992
Palm Beach County Bar Assoc. CLESetting Up Your Office to Handle Bankruptcy Cases1992
Palm Beach County Bar Association CLEReaffirmation/Redemption/Lien Avoidance1991
Palm Beach County Bar Assoc. CLEMechanics of Representing a Creditor and Debtor in Bankruptcy1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Syracuse UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bankruptcy SeminarBankruptcy and Divorce2008
New World bankruptcyNew Bankruptcy Code2006
Avoiding Dischargability ProblemsAvoiding problems in Obtaining a Discharge in Bankruptcy2004