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Drake Ozment

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at West Palm Beach, FL

4.8   48 reviews

also known as Kenneth Drake Ozment


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I was born in Waco, Texas and attended Auburn University for two years, and graduated from Stetson University in 1985. I went to Nova Law School and obtained my JD in 1989.  I have been practicing for over 30 years and concentrate primarily in Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense, and residential real estate closings.  My primary goal is help make client's financial life better and help with smooth real estate transactions.

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Licensed for 32 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1990
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Ozment Law PA
2001 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard.
Suite. 410
West Palm Beach, FL, 33409-6513
Port St. Lucie Office
201 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd
Suite 206
Port St. Lucie, FL, 34984
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4.8 / 5.0
  48 customer reviews
Posted by Keith | March 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, responsive, and upfront
Attorney Ozment and his staff were extremely helpful in guiding me through my Chapter 7 case. From the first meeting, I knew that I wanted his office to represent me. He outlined my options, explained everything about bankruptcy and filing simply and clearly, told me how much it would cost and payment options, helped me to understand the differences between the various chapters, and followed me through the process every step of the way. A week before my trustee meeting, his office scheduled an appointment for me to talk with Atty. Ozment by phone so he could explain the trustee meeting, how it would work, what questions I might be asked, and to go over information in my petition to make sure I understood all the details in the document. I really appreciated the time that he took to do that as it helped me be less nervous for the meeting. The staff in the office were also very helpful, kind, and supportive throughout the process. I also appreciated that they were responsive to emails and respectful of my time and commitments through the process, too. Highly recommend!
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Posted by Dave | May 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
great attorneys
Drake Ozment and his team handled my brankruptcy with expertise. They were helpful every step of the way. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of a great attorney
Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptsy
I hired Drake Ozment and his team of professionals to handle my bankruptcy. They made a very difficult situation bearable, from my first meeting with Paul Visnovske, through my court date, and the following 5 years. My questions were always answered quickly and with the utmost professionalism any time I called the office. Thank you Ozment team!!!
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Response from Drake Ozment June 15, 2018
We are so glad to hear that you are happy with the work we did for you. It was our pleasure to represent you and thank you for the recommendation. Sincerely, Drake Ozment
Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved our Home!
Ozment Law saved our home and mediated a new mortgage interest rate for almost 4%. They handled everything for us. Drake, TT, & staff answered every email we bombarded them with in this most frightening time. He wouldn't guarantee our house, but WOW, what a savior! - I had fought Bank of America for over 7 years for unlawfully raising our mortgage rates(fined Billions), going to re-fi BOA conventions all night, visiting many offices they sent me to Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Stuart., required re-submittal of docs over 30 times. - ICE Legal lost our investment house in court after paying them for years - Judges said "we know about what the news says" and didn't care, let foreclosures proceed to clear dockets. - Banks attorneys(men? in our community) smirked as they interrogated us Please regain your sanity if you are having debt issues, don't let corporate America Banks/credit companies harass you any longer. CPJ
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Response from Drake Ozment June 15, 2018
We're very happy to hear that you had a great experience with us and that all of that stress is gone! We wish you the best of luck in the future. Drake Ozment
Posted by Joe | September 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top notch
I entered Drake Ozment's office five years ago over my head in debt without the ability to see a positive future. Mr. Ozment's office was able to assist me with a repayment plan and today I am debt free. The process was smooth and well laid out and during the years I was repaying, Mr. Ozment's office was readily available for any issues or concerns I had. I recommend Drake Ozment's office for anyone needing help with debt issues.
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Response from Drake Ozment June 15, 2018
Thank you so much for sharing your experience; we are very glad that you are satisfied with the work we have done. It was a pleasure to represent you! Sincerely, Drake Ozment
Posted by Jose | September 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal Service
Great service, honest, easy to understand, made all processes simple and easy. Would highly recommend. Excellent staff!
Response from Drake Ozment June 15, 2018
Thank you for the kind comments! We're so happy that you had a great experience with us. All the best, Drake
Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Mr. Ozment was kind and courteous. His office and staff was always most helpful. We are certainly glad we found him.
Response from Drake Ozment June 18, 2018
We are also very glad you found us and we were able to help you with your situation. Good luck to you in the future! Sincerely, Drake Ozment
Posted by David | September 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional Law Firm that cares about you
Ozment Law helped my wife and I with our Bankruptcy over seven years ago and even though so much time had passed they were still as courteous and prompt as the first day we were there when I called yesterday. I needed some documents from our Bankruptcy proceedings seven years ago for a Mortgage refinance we were doing and Jeanice who answered the phone was so helpful and polite. She went out of her way to accommodate my request and truly made me feel valued. I also really appreciate Paul, one of the Attorneys there, taking the time to assist and for his willingness to help me and my wife after so many years. It Truly shows the Professionalism and Caliber of this Law practice I wish you continued success! Thanks again...
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Response from Drake Ozment July 9, 2018
We're so glad to hear that you are happy with your experience with us and you are doing better! Thank you so much for the compliments to my staff, I really appreciate it! Best of luck to you. Sincerely, Drake Ozment
Posted by Mark Weiser | September 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
We filed a Chapter 13. Mr Ozment and his office performed admirably, and got us an excellent repayment plan. His staff was always readily available by email. They followed through with us up to the day we received our Order of Discharge. I highly recommend Mr Ozment and staff for your Bankruptcy needs.
Response from Drake Ozment July 9, 2018
Thank you for the recommendation! I'm so happy that your needs and expectations were met by my staff. Best of luck, Drake Ozment
Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You
Prior to meeting Mr. Drake and his wonderful team I always thought filing for bankruptcy was the worst thing one could do. After falling on bad times and an upcoming divorce Mr. Drake and his team helped me to make a fresh start. He explained everything to me and was there during the entire process to answer all of my questions. He removed my feeling of helplessness and now I have a fresh start on my finances. Mr. Drake explained everything in words I could understand, was there throughout the process, never pushed me off to his secretary and took me out of my bad situation. The best part is Mr. Drake is still available even after your file is closed. Thanks a lot Mr. Drake and it is my pleasure to recommend you to others who have fallen financially and are seeking a fresh start.
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Response from Drake Ozment July 9, 2018
We are so glad we could alleviate your stress and give you your fresh start! Thank you very much for the recommendation, I really appreciate it. Best, Drake Ozment
Posted by Chris | July 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic
Drake Ozments office was everything I could have hoped for in resolving my bankruptcy. Whenever I had a question or concern it was addressed quickly and efficiently putting me at ease. I would definitely recommend Mr. Ozment to any one in need of such representation.
Response from Drake Ozment July 9, 2018
Thank you so much for these kind words, we really appreciate it and we are so happy that we could help you. Sincerely, Drake Ozment
Posted by Gary | March 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great!
Great value for the money spent. Excellent service, prompt answers to questions and phone calls, made the whole process easy for an extremely difficult time in my family's life.
Response from Drake Ozment July 9, 2018
I'm so happy that we were able to make your life easier. Please feel free to contact us if you ever need anything else. Best of luck to you! Drake Ozment
Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy
We went to drake on the recommendation of a family member. I have to say that in the past 5 years they took care of everything for us and answered all of our questions over the years. They really made this stressful time for us very bearable. I highly recommend Drake and his team.
Posted by Eddie | September 23, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
deficiency defense after short sale
I found this firm from a add ...I'm so glad cause in the past I've dealt with a ton of recommended lawyers. ..and when I first met Drake he made me feel very confident and like I had a chance against the biggest bank. he explain a bunch of options and slowly went thru em all ...I when I asked questions he didn't give me those crazy looks like most did ....he thought on it and said ok ..but most of all clear your mind I will get you threw this and he did in record time and with a reasonable bill....he really is a patient lawyer that fights for the little guy....I must say after dealing and getting screwed by the 500 per hour lawyers. ...he truly is a nice guy and his firm is super professional. .....I not only recommend him ...I use this firm for my real estate buisness. .....thanks again Drake your the best .
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Posted by KHS | August 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Satisfied lient
Now I can go to the Mail Box without a racing heart beat. Yes, I got Mail! Mr.Ozment, thank you very much for your expertise and help! Everything went the way you explained to me on my first visit to your office. Losing my husband and being in a very difficult situation was a heavy burden on me. Without your legal help I would have been lost. Thank you very much for the result! I also want to thank very much Legal Assistant Ms. Christina Castro for her guidance and support. She was always knowledgeable, helpful and responsive. Great job! My gratitude to your Lawyer Ms. Monique Roberts for her advice and answering all my questions before and after an important appointment. Thank you very much for accompanying me! Sincerely, KHS
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Posted by Mark | June 30, 2015
Needed a New Car
I have one more year left in my Ch13. I needed a car, for my leased car has reached its allotted mileage. I had completed the form that allows one to seek permission to take on additional debt and included required documentation. Christina Castro, of Ozment-Merril, oversaw the process and was able to expedite the request. It took her less than a week to get it done. Now I am a proud owner of a new "used" car. Thanks.
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Posted by Greg | June 29, 2015
Caring, Professional, Responsive
From my initial consultation to the recent conclusion of my bankruptcy, Drake and his staff have been courteous, caring, knowledgeable, professional and responsive. Their insight and strategic intuitiveness in dealing with the trustee was always very impressive. Their caring professional accommodation helped me make it through. Drake also has always had engaging and welcoming front desk help. All of this combined to make getting over this life hurdle as positive of an experience as possible.
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Posted by Luis | June 3, 2015
Lifesaver
If your in a financial bind and are looking for a way out I recommend Drake. He and his staff were very knowledgeable, professional and took they took the time to explain my rights. Best decision I made, no need to look any further choose Drake.
Posted by Frank | May 28, 2015
A+ Talent
A friendly and knowledgable law firm that helped me out tremendously when I was in dyer need. Anytime I had a question they responded back promptly and treated me with the upmost Respect! I would definetely recommend if you want a smooth transaction.
Posted by Ray | May 11, 2015
A breath of fresh air!!
Probably, just like others, My pride stood in my way and I wasted a lot of valuable time trying not to file bankruptcy. But when it came down to it, I took the plunge. The Drake Ozment law firm was highly recommended to me. I made an appointment and walked in worried and afraid of what I might hear. By the time Mr. Ozment and his staff finished documenting everything and finally filing with the Courts, It felt like the weight of the world was lifted from my shoulders. His staff, especially Tina were awesome. I have had follow up questions after my filing and discharge. I was met with the highest degree of respect and willingness to make sure I felt like I was their number one priority.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Oz Title
  • 2005 - Present
  • Founding Partner
  • Ozment Lawl PA
  • 1990 - Present

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Stetson University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985

Legal Cases

  • In re: Anderson 16-22083-PGH
  • Chapter 13 case was Confirmed by the Court

Associations

  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • The Florida Bar
  • Attorney
  • 1990 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Rated Attorney
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
Endorse Drake
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Drake and I were opposite each other on some Chapter 13 matters. I found him to be very professional and I think he works diligently to serve his clients' interests."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Drake, and also been opposing counsel. He is an able bankruptcy attorney and can also guide his clients through debt and foreclosure proceedings, and he is reasonable in cost."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is ethical, diligent and very effective. I've referred many matters to his firm, and all clients were extremely happy!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Extremely knowledgeable and hardworking attorney. Personally involved in each of his clients cases and dedicated to obtaining the best result possible for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Drake is an experienced attorney who can easily handle complex bankruptcy cases. He is extremely professional and is also a down-to-earth guy. I would recommend him to anyone considering filing bankruptcy or who needs foreclosure defense."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Drake is an knowledgeable and skilled bankruptcy attorney with decades of experience in the community and it was a pleasure working for his firm. I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Drake was a true gentlemen while at the same time zealously representing his clients. Drake was well versed in the law and would provide excellent counsel to potential clients seeking his services."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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