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Christie Dee Arkovich

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Tampa, FL

4.9   120 reviews

Licensed for 30 years

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About Christie

Learn Christie’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    30%
    Obtain a fresh start in only 90 days. This is often the quickest fix for unmanageable debt. Get rid of deficiency mortgage claims and credit card debt. You also don't have to surrender your home or car in a Chapter 7.

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    25%
    Christie's team offers unusual solutions to debt related problems such as suing debt collectors under TCPA, FDCPA and FCCPA. Credit card defenses are available for claims by debt buyers who sue without docs and after the statute of limitations has run. Techniques exist to reduce your student loan debt to an affordable payment.

  3. Foreclosure
    20%

  4. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    15%
    A Chapter 13 plan allows our clients to pay what is affordable based upon their present income and discharge the rest of the debt. Stops interest, late fees, over limit fees and other charges. Strip liens, cram down investment properties.

  5. Debt collection
    10%
    The key to settling or dismissing debt is aggressively pursuing collection violations under the TCPA, FDCPA and FCCPA.

BANKRUPTCY, FORECLOSURE DEFENSE, STUDENT LOANS, GARNISHMENT, DEBT HARASSMENT - FREE CONSULT.

We can help 9 out of 10 student loan clients who see us.  There are solutions!  Results range from settlements of 20-50%, dismissals, full or partial discharge of debt, curing defaults, helping people qualify for homes with student loans etc.  The tools we use range from creditor harassment lawsuits, bankruptcy, consumer violations etc. Just knowing the difference between federal programs before selecting the wrong one can save tens of thousands of dollars.  See our Student Loan Survival Center for more info or our blog.

 

We also sue debt collectors, file bankruptcies, defend foreclosures, loan mods, obtain debt and garnishment relief.  Pretty much anything financial we may have a solution for you!

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Licensed for 30 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1992
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Christie

Christie Dee Arkovich
1520 W Cleveland St
Tampa, FL, 336061807

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Thomas | June 1, 2011
Outstanding Service!
Our company assists home owners and real estate agents with their short sales as part of our title services. Naturally most of the home owners we work with find themselves in a need for legal advise. For the past 2 1/2 years I have now recommended Christie to our customers (both home owners and real estate agents) and the feedback I have received has been nothing but fantastic! She is extremely knowledgeable in the foreclosure defense area and has saved many a homeowner we work with from losing their home to foreclosure and instead allowed them to complete their short sale. She has also assisted a number of them with bankruptcy related issues as well as debt settlement. I continue to recommend Christie highly.
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Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2013
A Great Law Firm for Mortgage Issues
When we could not afford payments on our mortgage we thought that we would be facing foreclosure from the lender. Christie advised us that a better solution would be to seek out a short sale with the lender. Her firm handled all the negotiations and paperwork with the lender and the realtors involved. Ultimately the short sale was approved, and Christie obtained a deficiency waiver, resulting in a discharge of the remaining mortgage monies owed. We did not have to endue the embarrassment of foreclosure or bankruptcy.
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Posted by Orlando | January 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience!
All of the staff at Arkovich Law were very helpful and friendly. They were very responsive to any questions and/or concerns we had throughout the whole process.
Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful and Knowledgeable
Consulting with Arkovich Law was SO valuable and well worth it. My loans are complex and Arkovich Law helped sort out how to move forward in a meaningful and positive way. I highly recomend Arkovich Law if you need accurate information with your student loans.
Posted by Laura | December 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful staff
Everyone I spoke with was caring and truly helped with peace of mind and even a little humor. This team helped me know the facts and stayed on top of everything needed to be filed, calculated and up to date. Kudos to the entire team!
Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
STUDENT LOANS
Christie analyzed my situation, gave me options I did not even know about and established a strategic plan. She and her team are very professional and easy to work with. What an amazing feeling and sincere gratitude to Christie and her team to get me "over the finish line".
Posted by Thomas | December 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great team
This was the first time filing bankruptcy, the paralegal Angie, that I work with was great, she answered all my questions, most of all, she returned all my phone calls and responded to all my emails is a timely manner , the overall team was more than what a was expected, right down to the receptionist, if I left a message, she called me back that same day , thank you for all your help
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Posted by Tom | October 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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From the start to filing the team at this office was great, they answered the phone and returned emails in a timely manner. And answered all my questions. I would recommend this office to anyone who needs help
Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable, kind, supportive, non judgmental
Having struggled for years with school loans, high interest, and then physical issues it was such a relief to be in a working relationship with Att. Arkovich. She resolved my issues, was extremely knowledgeable and trustworthy. She took her time with me, explaining all options, and understood my position and proceeded on my behalf. I highly recommend reaching out to Christie to help aid you in your journey to resolve your issues.
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Posted by Beverly | August 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you are struggling, STOP! Make the call and get your options.
I found myself in a situation and didn’t know where to turn. I reached out to this firm and knew they were what I needed. From day one, everyone, was so helpful. They walked me through the process and still made time to answer questions that I had. My professional knowledge is not in the legal field. Things can be overwhelming at times but Angie has done so much for me by helping me understand the process. I can’t say enough good things about this firm. If you need a bankruptcy attorney, this firm will be the right one to use.
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Posted by Brittany | June 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent team to work with!
I can’t thank this team enough! Their patience above all as I always seek excessive clarity. They walked me though this process, everyone was incredibly friendly and the person they assigned to me was very informative and responsive! Many thanks to the Christie Arkovich team! HIGHLY recommend!
Posted by Jon | June 9, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Stellar!
I have never had an Attorney cut to the chase to help me like Attorney Atkovich. Getting a legal opinion on point can be worth its weight in gold, and that is exactly what she gave me. I would definitely recommend her to others dealing with a student loan disability discharge!
Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nothing But Good Things To Say!
I had such a great experience working with everyone on the team. And the results exceeded my expectations. Christie, Barbara and Angie were all very knowledgeable and prompt to return my emails and phone calls. The process was simple and straightforward. You simply fill out the forms, turn in your docs and then wait for things to come to a conclusion. Again, they prepared me for what would be the most likely outcome considering my circumstances, and it actually turned much, much better than I expected. Very professional. Very affordable, too! Thanks again! Highly recommended.
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Posted by Mary Jo | October 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You Don't Know What You Don't Know... but Christie Does!
Christie and her team provided me with exceptional support after I had reached my breaking point dealing with 10 years of chaos with my student loans. She listened and identified the best solution, an option I would have never known about! She accomplished what I thought was impossible, and now I have peace of mind. They walked me through a complex process quickly and stayed with me to a winning completion. She will be my go-to lawyer for all things consumer-related! Thank you, Christie!
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Posted by Mike | October 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding legal team
The personal details are not important - what is important is that I highly recommend this professional team of women for whatever your specific legal needs may be and would use them again if needed. To Christie, Barbara, Angie and any others I may have corresponded with: Thank you for your knowledge, expertise, compassion and patience, with an extra specific thank you to Angie Glaser who has been there to answer any and all of my questions since the beginning and continues to be able to assist me whenever about whatever I may be inquiring about.
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Posted by Winton | May 31, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Student Loan Superstar
Christie Arkovich is the premier source for all things Student Loans. In a one hour consult I gained 10 years of peace of mind. Our consultation was extremely informative and encouraging and when we hung up the phone I had the confidence and resources to tackle my loans. She has the roadmap, and the keys. Don't hesitate any longer. Call Christie, let her walk you through the maze, and move forward, strategically, with your life. Thanks again Christie!
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Posted by David | December 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Bankruptcy Greatness
Personal Bankruptcy I would like to personally thank Christie and her team in particular Angie on the handling of my Personal Bankruptcy. While the processes is always uncertain, the Arkovich Law Firm made the entire experience efficient, seamless, and without stress. Christie and her team (Angie) were very thoughtful and professional in every possible way. They took the time to explain in detail to us, all the documents, page by page that were needed to be filed. She and her team (Angie) responded to every E-Mail, phone call and text that we had with questions and concerns, and we got answers. The bankruptcy went smoothly and frankly beyond our initial expectation. Thank you Christie and Angie once again for all you have done, we are greatly appreciative. I would highly recommend Christie Arkovich, Angie and the firm. D.Arnold & K. Arnold
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GREAT TEAM!!!!!!!!
I'm so grateful for all of their hard work. They were able to help me with my case and all of my questions. An amazing team!!! Very knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend Attorney Christie and her team.
Posted by Glenn | December 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experience, knowledge and expert guidance.
I really appreciate their expertise, and how thorough and efficient the lawyers and staff made this normally stressful situation, so much less stressful than it could have been. They provided expert guidance through the whole process and simplified the complexities while minimizing the pitfalls.
Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped more than I could have expected!
Christie and her office provided more relief on my debts than I could have possibly imagined. I'd highly recommend her office!
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Christie D. Arkovich, P.A.
  • 1995 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Ross & Burton, P.A.
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Associate Attorney
  • Nixon & Ross, P.A.
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Associate Attorney
  • Stanford Solomon, P.A.
  • 1993 - 1994
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Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • J.D. Cum laude
  • 1992
  • Stetson University
  • B.A.
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • In re Lysiuk
  • Full discharge of private student loans

Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • N/A
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • N/A
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • N/A
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Hillsborough County Bar Assoc. Employment Law Section
  • Former Co-chair
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Graduate
  • Max Gardner Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Bootcamp
  • 2008
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Publications

  • TBBBA Cramdown
  • Student Loan Sidebar - column
  • 2017
  • TBBBA Cramdown
  • ITT Student Loan Remedies
  • 2016
  • Aspotore book pulication
  • Modifing Mortgages
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Univ of Tampa
  • Mastering Your Student Loans
  • 2017
  • ABI Annual Conference
  • FDCPA and Student Loans
  • 2017
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Practical Solutions for Student Loans
  • 2016
  • NELA Conference
  • Impact of Bankruptcy on Employment
  • 2009
  • NELA Conference
  • Bankruptcy Effects in Employment Law
  • 2007
  • NELA Conference
  • Choosing Your Arena: State vs. Federal
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Christie is known far and wide as an authority in bankruptcy, student loans, and consumer matters. She is active in the local legal community and is committed to staying up to date on new developments in her field. She is caring and committed to achieving the best results for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Christie is a talented, compassionate, and very well-respected bankruptcy and foreclosure defense attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Christie and I met on a case involving roommates who were fighting of assets they accumulated together. Together we worked an amicable solution for the parties. I also know of Christie's remarkable accomplishments as one of the best bankruptcy and consumer attorney in the Tampa Bay area and I refer all of my clients to her for those issues. Christie is a dedicated attorney who works hard for her clients and pays attention to every detail about the case."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I went to law school with Christie Arkovich 20 years ago, and we regularly work together to develop emerging strategies in bankruptcy and foreclosure litigation. She is, without a doubt, one of the smartest lawyers I know."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to endorse Christie Arkovich, who is a dedicated and experienced consumer attorney. Her membership and involvement with organizations including the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the National Association of Consumer Advocates evidences her commitment to be the best possible advocate for her clients. The Tampa legal community is fortunate to have her."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christie is an experienced and dedicated attorney. She is an active member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. She is a graduate of Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Boot Camp and uses that knowledge to attack mortgage companies on behalf of her clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Christie is a very dedicated advocate for her clients. She is consistently on the cutting edge of legal research and theory and this is an invaluable asset to her clients as well as her fellow attorneys. It is good to see another attorney that truly believe in what she does and care so much about our profession and her clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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