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 authored 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 twice won the Pro-Bono Award from the Palm Beach County Legal Aid Society, I have demonstrated my compassion for public service.
I would be pleased if I could offer you a free consultation at a time convenient for you.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1977||10/02/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|National Board Certification Consumer Bankruptcy Law||American Board of Certification||1999|
|Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||1998|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale -Hubbell||1996|
|Bankruptcy Award||Palm Beach County Bar Association||1994|
|Bankruptcy Award||Palm Beach County Bar Association||1989|
|President||Young & Brooks P.A.||1985 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|South Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|Palm Beach County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Continuing Legal Education Committee||Former Chair||1989 - 2007|
|Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers||Member||1989 - 2000|
|In re: Michael Petrillo||Plaintiff (debtor) was awarded full damages sought|
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|Palm Beach County Bar Association Seminar||Practicing Bankruptcy at a Higher Level||2012|
|Palm Beach County Bar Assoc CLE||Dischargeability of Divorce ObligationsPalm Beach Co.||1996|
|Palm Beach County Bar Assoc CLE||Domestic Issues in Bankruptcy Law||1995|
|Bankruptcy With Forms, Florida Keystone Lawyer's Textboook Desk Library||Avoiding Dischargability Problems...Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Law||1992|
|Palm Beach County Bar Assoc. CLE||Setting Up Your Office to Handle Bankruptcy Cases||1992|
|Palm Beach County Bar Association CLE||Reaffirmation/Redemption/Lien Avoidance||1991|
|Palm Beach County Bar Assoc. CLE||Mechanics of Representing a Creditor and Debtor in Bankruptcy||1990|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|Syracuse University||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1974|
|Bankruptcy Seminar||Bankruptcy and Divorce||2008|
|New World bankruptcy||New Bankruptcy Code||2006|
|Avoiding Dischargability Problems||Avoiding problems in Obtaining a Discharge in Bankruptcy||2004|