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Robert Marc Geller

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Tampa, FL

4.7   42 reviews
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  • Licensed for 37 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1986
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BOARD CERTIFIED CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY LAWYER HELPING THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES FOR OVER 30 YEARS

Board Certified Consumer Bankruptcy Lawyer, American Board of Certification, Over 25 years of Bankruptcy Experience and a lawyer who truly wants to help you to a Brighter Future 

Awards

Gold Client Champion
Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2018,2017,2016,2015
Client's Choice
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Location

Law Offices of Robert M. Geller, P.A.
Law Offices of Robert M. Geller, P.A.
125 5th Street South
2nd Floor Suite G
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33701
Law Offices of Robert M. Geller, P.A.
23526 State Road 54
Lutz, FL, 33559
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4.7 / 5.0
  42 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by Robert | October 24, 2016
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Great Experience and Helpful
I went to Robert Geller to get help. I lost my job and took another job that paid me alot less. I was falling deeper and deeper into financial trouble. Robert Geller met with me. We talked about my situation and he came up with a game plan. He assured me that everything will work out. So I went and filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. All those calls ended. I was able to focus on work and getting thru my financial situation. Not only did Robert Geller helped me thru the bankruptcy process but he paid for me to join a program to help my credit score to get back to 720. My financial life is looking good and WHOLE NEW FRESH START!! I would recommend Robert Geller to anyone that is facing the issues as I was.
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Posted by Paul | August 3, 2016
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Review for Robert M. Geller
We feel exceptionally lucky to have found Robert Geller. He immediately put our minds at ease and answered all the questions we had about filing bankruptcy. He was knowledgeable in all the ways we needed help. We will be forever grateful to this wonderful kind man who changed our lives and made our retirement years truly better. We couldn't have done it without him!
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Posted by Margarita | December 8, 2020
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Professionalism
After months of going thru financial hardship, I hired Robert Geller to help me with my bankruptcy case. Mr. Geller and his legal team was there every step of the way, and thoroughly explained the whole process from start to finish. The office was always available to talk with and responsive with calls and email communication. I also want to take the time to thank Uriah Oden for her efficiency, and professionalism. Whenever in doubt, she was always there to help and answer my questions, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you Robert Geller for your professionalism and service. I would definitely recommend your office to my friends and family.
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Posted by Troy | December 15, 2019
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5 Star Team
For the last 4 years Atty Robert Geller has guided me through the financial fallout from an extremely acrimonious divorce, across 4 States. He is an exceptional Atty and extraordinary man. After 26yrs in Military, take it from me, you want Attorney Robert Geller and his team, fighting your corner.
Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2018
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Glad I moved forward with Chapter 7!
I can only say good things about Frank T. Papa, the Attorney at this law office who represented me, as well as the office staff I worked with. A few years ago, things were mostly going my way, I had a good paying job, had purchased a late model vehicle and was starting to make big plans. In the middle of 2016, I got laid off, ended up with a full time job and a part time job just to survive, and very late 2016 became a care taker of my elderly father as well when his wife passed away. Several months into 2017 I found myself with a job that paid hundreds less than I needed to break even and was busy enough with the job, my father, and looking for a better paying job weekends as well. That’s when I tapped into credit cards as a dead last resort, and between cash advances and basic bills and groceries and paying one card with another, started to go further and further in debt from around the middle of 2017 to around the middle of 2018 and approached 20K by the time I filed for bankruptcy. When not sending out resumes, I was looking into credit card refinance programs, and most of those programs actually turned me down with my plummeting credit score, even though they had sent me mail. I had done my research on debt consolidation/negotiation and realized that those were mostly scams, not always effective, and plus you just end up owing the IRS if you go this route. Based on my situation of not owning property, not making a lot of money and having no real money or assets to speak of and no inheritance or nice things coming my way – chapter 7: full discharge of debt made perfect sense! I knew I had to take this route after meeting with Frank in August, even though I waited until October – but wished I had just done it in August! Timing is very important in bankruptcy, and it’s important to do it BEFORE you start making a decent living again, otherwise you may not be able to do it! The Attorneys art this firm are very knowledgeable about the process and the ins and outs of the way things happen or can happen if you have, say, a car note with a small credit union vs a large bank. I am so glad I went with a nolo.com selected firm and not with what legalzoom had to say. Chapter 7 is something you can do only once every 8 years, and it can be a very handy silver bullet in a tough situation like the one I was in. And don’t worry about the stigma: a million Americans filed for bankruptcy last year! I have found myself gradually admitting to more people I know what I went through, and so far everyone has been quite understanding. Even when I first reached out I was mailed a parcel in the mail a few days later with tons and tons of information about Bankruptcy which I found extremely informative. There are hundreds if not thousands of other law firms in Tampa Bay, but when it comes to bankruptcy, this is the firm I am going to recommend to anyone in financial trouble right here in the Tampa Bay area. --Benjamin from Syracuse
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Posted by Fred | March 6, 2018
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Excelletnt service with successful outcome
I used Robert Geller's law services, and worked with Frank Papa. Frank walked me thru the whole process and helped me file for a successful case. Frank is very professional and understood my personal situation and concerns. It didn't matter how many meetings it took, Frank made sure to address all of my concerns, build a strong case and prepare me for the big day at the court meeting. Thank you Frank and team for your outstanding service! Definitely recommend your office to anyone who needs legal counseling.
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Posted by Thomas | February 24, 2018
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Competent and thourough.
Attorney Geller, after reviewing my unique circumstances, was fully aware of all the issues regarding my financial position. He was well experienced and fully competent in his practice to protect my interests and put me on a road to complete recovery. I highly recommend this attorney for anyone considering filing a bankruptcy. Excellent practice, I’m very thankful.
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Posted by Tom | February 12, 2018
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Easy Process
The attorney I worked with was extremely informative, answered all questions I had very clearly and concise, and just made the process easy. I would have never imagine declaring bankruptcy would be such a smooth process. Thank you for your experienced help.
Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2017
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Worse Chapter 13 Ever
Mr. Geller helped us through one of the toughest times in our lives. He was able to get our Chapter 13 confirmed, and believe me we had a lot of debt! He is very professional and took the time to answer all our questions. I have nothing but respect and good things to say about him and his staff.
Posted by Giselle | November 10, 2017
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Excellent Beyond Words
This is long overdue, my case was in April 2016. My name is Giselle Gonzalez I live in the Central Florida area. After losing employment as well as divorced, life became tough. Being a single mom with a special needs child is very hard especially with all the doctors appointments and therapy schedules that follow. I fell behind on all my bills and found myself in a situation I could no longer get out of alone. I worked with Mrs. Scully and Mr. Geller on my divorce and now sought their help again with Bankruptcy. I can not tell you how absolutely wonderful and professional Mrs. Scully, Mr. Geller, Mr. Papa & Mr. Clark were towards me and my situation. The most understanding Lawyers I have had the pleasure of doing business with and will from this point on. They were with me all the way through whether it was a phone call, email and face to face. Life has become so much easier being able to focus more on my sons needs as well as mine and not on my bills. I have established credit again and am doing great! I would most definitely without any equivocations recommend all of these wonderful lawyers to my friends and family in their times of need. They kept in touch even after my divorce and bankruptcy to make sure all was well. Their staff has incredible people skills and you don’t feel like just another case number. You feel human! Thank you all again so much from the bottom of my heart! I can breathe again!
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Posted by Charles | October 7, 2017
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Gresat job Attorney Geller
These folks were unbelievably competent and accurate i all of their statements to me. They got to work on my bankruptcy right away and got it all done within 6 months , WOW!!!!!~~ i am so relieved now thank You, You wonderful Gellers!!!!!~~ He also made a great job in selecting and training his employees. They are ALL great to.
Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2017
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Excellent Service and Respect!
This firm took the time to get to know me and my situation. In fact, they all know my dogs now, too! My dogs are my children and I take them everywhere with me. I trien 2 other offices for help but they would not allow me to bring my babies in if they were not registered service dogs! Imagine! any way, Thank you Mr. Geller and Crew! If I need something else, I will be back! Stacie L. J.
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Posted by Charles | July 26, 2017
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Bankruptcy Relief!!!!
Charles W. Tampa, Fl After going through very challenging financial times; I was unable to sustain my financial responsibilities and as a result i lost the ability to live the lifestyle that 25 plus years of hard work had afforded me. As you can imagine I was devastated, to arrive at such a low point I became very self critical needless to say my Self Esteem was equivalent to the height of a roadside Curb.!!! At some point, my Esteem level had to take a back seat to accepting responsibility for my current situation and reaching out for assistance. I then began my search for help. After consulting several Credit repair and Law firms. I felt most comfortable embracing the Law Firm of Robert M. Geller. I found Atty. Geller, Atty. Frank Papa and other associates to be: Courteous, Empathetic, Professional, Compassionate and Very Knowledgeable. Not only did their guidance afford me critical options, they provided me a flexible path to file for Bankruptcy. From the start of Filing to the actual Bankruptcy Discharge, the time involved was a blurr!!! Due to Atty Geller and his team's expertise-the Bankruptcy process was over in 60 days!! . Though I would expect Atty. Geller and his team to have moved on to the next client, that is not the case. Once my Bankruptcy Discharge was official, Atty. Geller offered me the opportunity to enroll in a course that would assist me with rebuilding my credit. The course is 720.com. Per 720.com website, you can enroll in their course for $1000.00. Atty. Geller's office enrolled me into the course at no charge!!! As a result of completing the course, in a very short period of time I have benefited from 720.com's advice!!!! As a result of my good fortune with Atty. Geller's law firm, I have and will continue to refer friends and family suffering from financial woes to the Law Firm of Robert M. Geller
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Posted by Terry | February 19, 2017
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Chapter 7 bankruptcy Review
I hired Robert Geller for my bankruptcy 7. He was very knowledgeable, courteous and professional throughout the process. It was very stressful for me at first but Mr. Geller assured me that as long as I filled out all the paperwork that the bankruptcy would go smoothly and it did. His staff was very helpful and sweet. They were very attentive to me with all of my questions and always returned my calls and emails in a timely manner. I was impressed with his concern and care for my situation, so I highly recommend Mr. Geller for any of your bankruptcy needs.
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2017
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Bankruptcy attorney
Very non judgmental. Very informative . Timeline was exactly as described by Mr Geller, Mr Papa and staff. I received comprehensive information when I asked about reaffirmation of loans and ramifications of filing for bankruptcy but do feel that this information should be explained upfront as part of the consultation. or soon after retainer is given. Other than that one item, I was treated very well, all followup questions answered with timeline outlined accurately. I appreciated working with the firm.
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Posted by cory | October 12, 2016
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Great Professionalism
Both Mr. Geller and Mr. Papa worked with me a great deal in order for me to understand the Ch. 13 process. They went above and beyond to make this process as easy and painless for me. Thank you!!
Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2016
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Chapter 7
Mr. Geller was always helpful. The bankruptcy process was clear. A couple of times it was difficult to have the staff members to get back to me. Other than that everything was very good. Thanks a lot. I appreciate your help.
Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2016
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Have peace of mind again
This summer, I feel so much more at peace than I did this time last year or all of last year for that matter. What a relief this has been to have a new beginning and financial recovery. Mr. Geller and Mr. Papa helped me be successful in my ch. 7 discharge. Now I have this fresh start toward a better financial future. I am making changes and am at peace with my finances now. They answered all my questions and phone calls when I was worried and they and their staff took a lot of time with me and my case. They put my mind at ease. I just received my discharge last month and and it feels like a ton of bricks is off my shoulders. Mr. Geller and Mr. Papa will put your mind at ease, stop harassing calls, and be there every step of the way through your case. Don't live with worry and fear of phone calls or getting a judgment. I am so relieved I no longer do and now I am on my way to a better credit score and eventually buying a home. Mr. Geller will fight for you and defend your rights under bankruptcy law.
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Posted by Larry | July 15, 2016
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best move ive ever made
my name is larry.i lost my truck driving job January 2015.before I new it,my credit card bills were through the roof.the banks hounded me 2 to 4 times a day like they were paying my phone bill or something.any way to make a long story short, I called Robert gellers law office in tampa and right away his associate mr. frank poppa put a stop to all the harassing phone calls. the good folks in the office put me at ease right away.they are very courteous and professional attorneys.yhey got me through my bankruptcy smoothly and am now working on my 720 credit score which mr Gellar provides for free. by the end of this year my credit will be cleaned up and my credit score will be up near 720 or better. when I filed my case my score was520. so thank you so much mr geller and mr. poppa for all you've done for me.i will be forever greatful and thank your staff for me.especially jody ,danialle and cristine. they were wonderful and treated me with kindness. thanks again LB
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2016
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I made the right choice picking this firm
The lawyers and staff members at the Robert Geller Law Firm made this very difficult process so much easier to work through. They were always available for questions, emails, phone calls, etc. They were extremely professional and supportive for me
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Law offices of Robert M. Geller , PA
  • 1991 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Broward County Circuit Court
  • 1983 - 1983

Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DEBTOR VS. BANK

Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • FEDERAL BAR
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • HILLSBOROUGH BAR ASSOCIATION
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • BOARD CERTIFIED CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY LAW
  • AMERICAN BOARD OF CERTIFICATION
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Amacom Books publication
  • Bankruptcy: Your Bridge to a Brighter Future: What you need to know about the solution you may be missing
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • introduction to bankruptcy for new practioners
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (9)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Robert for 29 years. He is an expert in bankruptcy law. Most importantly, he truly cares about his clients and helps them navigate through a difficult time in their life.Board Certification is a credential day hat few lawyers possess, and a Robert has set himself apart from other lawyers in his area of practice."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gellar is an excellent attorney with a stellar reputation. I follow his online posts with great interest, and can confirm that he is an expert in his field. I recommend his services without hesitation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is extremely knowledgeable in all areas of bankruptcy and debt relief. Always willing to go the extra mile for his clients."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Geller has my full endorsement. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and diligent in his practice, and it is a pleasure to work with him."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have gotten to know Robert over the past year, and I am impressed with his knowledge of the law and the care he evidences for his clients. I endorse him unreservedly."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert as the go to guy in the Tampa area in the fields of bankruptcy and debtors' rights. He and his whole operation are top notch."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. This is a man that has made a life out of helping those in financial need. I can highly recommend you seek his help."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He's super smart, personable and innovative. Clients will feel lucky to have hired him for their bankruptcy case."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Other
"I know attorney Geller through a professional business group. Robert is a very knowledgeable and caring attorney and I endorse he and his practice."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have watched Robert practice Bankruptcy law for the past 15 years. In my opinion he is one of the most experienced Consumer Bankruptcy attorneys in Tampa. I would not hesitate to recommend him to a friend or family member."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with John though a Lawyer Master Mind Group that focuses on delivering excellent service and results to our clients. In my discussions with Robert, I was really impressed by his professionalism and care for his clients well being. I would recommend Robert to folks in need of help with financial issues through the bankruptcy process."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert Geller is a fine bankruptcy lawyer that I wholeheartedly endorse. He knows the bankruptcy law inside and out and if I had debt problems, he is one of the first lawyers that I would turn to."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Geller is an expert in the area of bankruptcy law. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert Geller is definitely one of the best bankruptcy lawyers in Tampa. He really cares about his clients and is dedicated to staying up to date on all changes in the law."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked for Robert for more than 18 years. You could say that Robert has taught me everything that I know in the practice areas of bankruptcy and personal injury. He is recognized in the industry and by our colleagues as an expert in the field of consumer bankruptcy. Robert represents his clients passionately and vigorously. He has taught me to be a compassionate and empathetic counselor to our clients, many of whom are dealing with life's most difficult challenges and hardships. He will work selflessly and tirelessly until he has delivered the result and relief that his clients so desperately need and deserve. I am an intensive advocate for my clients because Robert Geller mentored my development as an attorney from the day I started as a law clerk with his practice more than 18 years ago continuously through my nearly 17 years of practice. To say it simply. . . Robert Geller is the best bankruptcy attorney that I know!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"very knowledgeable, capable and caring in debt collection violations, all types of bankruptcis and personal injury."
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Tampa Chapter 7 bankruptcy Lawyer Robert Marc Geller
Robert Marc Geller
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 37 years
Virtual consultation available