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I am as close to a Huntsville native as it gets, having moved to Huntsville with my family when I was 5 years old. I attended Whitesburg Elementary & Middle School and Grissom High School graduating with the Class of 1979. I attended the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa for the last 4 years of Bear Bryant's coaching career (National Champions my Freshman Year) obtaining a B.A. Degree in Criminal Justice with a dual minor in Psychology and Sociology.
I attended the University Of Alabama School of Law from 1983-1986 obtaining my Juris Doctorate and getting licensed by the Alabama State Bar in 1986. The last 4 months of 1986 I practiced in Fort Payne, Alabama with the Honorable Lee Clyde Traylor (later the Hon. JUDGE Lee Clyde Traylor).
January 1, 1987, I took a job as an Associate Attorney with Higgs & Conchin in Huntsville where I tried numerous lawsuits and became known nationwide as a Lemon Law Litigator.
I started a solo practice January 1, 1990, concentrating in Bankruptcy, Domestic Relations and Personal Injury Cases (The Alabama Legislature statutorily did away with my Lemon Law Practice by passing a State Lemon Law that superseded the more favorable Federal Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act).
After a short stint as a Partner at Higgs, Emerson & Dezenberg in 1993-1994, I started a practice limited to Consumer Bankruptcy Law in 1994.
In May of 2012, Melissa W. Larsen joined with me to form the Consumer Bankruptcy Law Firm of Dezenberg & Larsen, P.C.. We are committed to providing the best representation possible to consumers facing economic issues.
I have five children, three grown (ages 26, 22, and 19 - two having graduated from the University of Alabama and the third having finished her Sophomore Year) and two "new ones" (ages 5 and 6). I am married to the former Shiela Durano Abrogar since 2005. I have one grandchild, age 1 1/2 named Cooper.
Active Law Practice leaves me little time for hobbies but I am a boxing fanatic trading fights with "fight traders" around the world. I attend all of the University of Alabama Football home games and I respect anyone who names their offspring "Saban".
I stay current on Bankruptcy Law developments by attending the National Association Of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Annual Conferences, having attended San Diego in 2013 and scheduled to attend New York in 2014.
|AL||Occupational License - Authorized to Practice||1986||11/10/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Continuing Legal Education Award||Alabama State Bar||1988|
|Best Paper - Future Interests||Lawyers Cooperative Publishing||1986|
|Best Paper - Consumer Law||Lawyers Cooperative Publishing||1986|
|Best Paper - Patents & Copyrights||Lawyers Cooperative Publishing||1986|
|Best Paper - Damages||Lawyers Cooperative Publishing||1985|
|Managing Attorney||Dezenberg & Smith, PC||2017 - Present|
|Managing Attorney||G. John Dezenberg, Jr., Attorney At Law||2014 - 2017|
|Managing Partner||Dezenberg & Larsen, P.C.||2012 - 2014|
|Managing Partner||G. John Dezenberg, Jr.||1994 - 2012|
|Partner||Higgs, Emerson & Dezenberg||1993 - 1994|
|Managing Partner||G. John Dezenberg, Jr.||1990 - 1993|
|Associate||Higgs & Conchin||1987 - 1989|
|Associate||Hon. Lee Clyde Traylor||1986 - 1986|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Attorney Member||2005 - Present|
|Alabama Trial Lawyers Association||Board of Governors||1991 - Present|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||1987 - Present|
|Alabama Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1986 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1986 - Present|
|University of Alabama School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|University of Alabama||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1983|
|Last Chance Seminar||Bankruptcy Law Update||2012|
|Bankuptcy Litigation 101||Preparing the Schedules, Filing Motions, Bankruptcy Litigation, Rules of Procedure, Local Rules||2012|
|Alabama Update: Bankruptcy Law||Bankruptcy Law Update, Motions For Relief||2011|
|Bankruptcy Law & Litigation||How To Conduct A Client Interview, Stay Relief||2010|
|David L. Burbank vs. Crestwood Medical Center 13-80009||Judgment entered that provides credit for amounts overpaid against charges incurred after Bankruptcy was filed.|
|Warren vs. State of Alabama Dept. of Revenue 12-80076||Successful - we proved the taxes for several tax years were dischargeable in the Bankruptcy.|
|Williams vs. J.S. Financial Of Huntsville 12-80096||Successful. Money was restored to our client by agreement.|
|Wells vs. American Express - Centurion Bank 12-80100||Successful. The Judgment lien was stripped down to a small amount based on limited equity in the home.|
|Hicks vs. Citifinancial Corporation LLC 12-81628||Successful - Second Mortgage Lien was completely stripped from Debtor's real property.|
|Automotive Finance Corporation vs. Bright AP 12-80070||Case dismissed - we proved Debtor was not guilty of any Fraud.|
|Jackson vs. 1st Franklin Financial Corporation 12-83402||Successful - Settlement reached for restoration of funds, attorney fees and damages.|
|Jones vs. Redstone Federal Credit Union 10-82163||Successful. We proved that the Reaffirmation Agreement drafted by Redstone Federal Credit Union was invalid as it did not set out the different interest rates being applied to different parts of the debt.|
|Hoover General Contractors vs. Jones 07-80081||We won - Court found no fraud committed by our clients due to dispute over quality of work.|
|Brazelton vs. Riviera Fitness Center Of Huntsville 06-80180||Judgment for Plaintiff for recovery of funds, actual and punitive damages.|
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