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G. John Dezenberg Jr.

Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney at Huntsville, AL

5.0   181 reviews

also known as Lawdog

  • Licensed for 37 years
    State AL
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About G. John

Learn G. John’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    45%
    I recommend Chapter 13 to clients facing foreclosure, at risk for repossessions, and those facing wage garnishments. Those with equity or means test issues may also need to explore Chapter 13 options.

    37 years, 5,200 cases

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    45%
    Chapter 7 is a Credit Rebuilding tool I recommend to clients seeking to rebuild their credit in the shortest time possible. It is a cheaper, quicker, and easier option as opposed to a Chapter 13 Payment Plan.

    37 years, 5,200 cases

  3. Bankruptcy and debt
    10%
    There are many non-bankruptcy options available, especially for those on limited or fixed incomes. Proper use of Claims of Exemptions and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Notices may be an easy way to deal with a debt problem.

    37 years, 1,155 cases

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.

Location

Dezenberg & Smith
908 C Memorial Pkwy NW
Huntsville, AL, 35801

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Reviews

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Posted by Kristian | March 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional, Friendly and knowledgable
I'm writing this review because I was just thrilled to speak with Mr. Dezenberg. He is someone that will get me through this rough patch that I am going through. He was so kind, and friendly and had great conversational skills just on life. You don't meet those types of people all the time we even talked about sports. I dealt with a bankruptcy lawyer before and he was a nightmare and his staff was from hell too. But I give Mr. Dezenberg and his staff 5 stars for being top knotch. Thanks, Kristian
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Posted by Kimberly | October 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
The best Bankruptcy lawyers in Huntsville bar none...
John and his staff were so helpful and non judgemental. The entire process was explained in detail. I was very reassured by his knowledge and compassion. I would definitely recommend Dezenburg & Smith to anyone who is in need of the services they offer.
Posted by sdsd | September 14, 2020
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Posted by Larry | June 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great person/great lawyer
He is very thorough with the best way to handle bankruptcy. What to do. What’s the best chapter .The whole staff has been trained by him I believe because they are very knowledgeable of the step by step process. I can’t recommend him enough.
Posted by Donna | September 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy chapter 13
He explained everything in great detail. He was very friendly. I got his referral from a family member. Looks like he is gonna save me some money. The interest was killing me and I needed to get a grasp on this. Looks like John can help me.
Posted by Martha | July 23, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome
Brandon Smith was nice and very professional. And gave good advice. Warm welcome from the staff.
Posted by Kim | July 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
Mr. Dezenberg made me feel at ease. He was very knowledgeable and explained everything to me. The office staff was very friendly and helpful as well. The fees are very reasonable. All of these reasons are why I chose Dezenberg & Smith to handle my bankruptcy.
Posted by Sheresa | July 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Me. Dezenberg
Mr. Dezenberg was really helpful explaining to me my opinions and making me feel at ease. I went in the office feeling overwhelmed and like a complete failure and walked out feeling like I huge weight was lifted off my shoulders. He’s very professional, friendly, and knows what he is talking about.
Posted by Cathy | May 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Anxiety Relieved
George is calming in this stressful part of life. It's something I never wanted to do, but was necessary. He reads people well and is very helpful.
Posted by Rodriqus | May 6, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Review
I would recommend this law to law firm to everyone they are great. They are really hands on with the clients and they made me feel very welcomed. My paper work and other things were processed in a timely manner and overall I had a great experience here!
Posted by Jacob | April 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful and Knowledgeable
He is a great lawyer, very knowledgeable and polite. He help explain everything to me and guided my decision down the right path. I also recommended someone to him and he helped the decide to not file. He will actually try to help decide if you even need to file and not just try to make a dollar off of you. I couldn’t be happier with the service provided and would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Carrie S | April 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful/knowledgeable
This lawyer has experience and the knowledge to help his clients complete their bankruptcy. Honest and easy to speak with. No judgement and made me feel at ease.
Posted by Nisha | March 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
I used his service twice and his efforts were worth the price I paid for. Truly professional and upright lawyer. Will hire him again if needed.
Posted by Don Gilliam | March 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
John and his staff are very friendly and have served us well. We highly recommend them.
Posted by Brenda | February 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommending John Dezenberg, Atty
Mr. Dezenberg was professional and compassionate in explaining bankruptcy Chapter 13 or 7 and pros and cons of each. The main point being .. Bankruptcy is a difficult thing to approach but John made me feel at ease with the process of Bankruptcy and was never rushed by him or the staff. Would highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Attorney
I had a consult with him and he was extremely through in his review of the process start to finish!
Posted by Ronda | January 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Experience
This Lawyer was very kind and really showed a lot of empathy for me and my financial crisis. He spendt at least an hour with me- trying to help me problem solve!!!
Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Attorney
John Dezenberg helped me through a difficult time with efficiency and competence. His knowledge makes the process go as smoothly as possible. His office staff is was great to deal with and helped with any questions I had. Communication was never a problem whether on the phone or in person. This practice was originally referred to me by another satisfied client and I'd like to thank him too. John also has an impressive collection of sports memorabilia to browse and enjoy.
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Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
C Rice
On yestersday, i had an opportunity to go into office and meet with Mr Dezenberg. Office staff greeted me and were very nice. Upon meeting Mr Dezenberg i was very nervous. He was very nice and reassured me that he would take care of my needs. He was very patient and very informative on how the process would work and he even gave me different options. He really put my mind at easy . I would most defintely recommend him to friends and family . Im in the process of submitting my paperwork to get the process started .
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Posted by Chuck | December 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and nonjudgmental
John is my attorney. Do yourself a favor and call him now! I was very skeptical about finding a good attorney. I read his reviews online and contacted him. Not only is he professional and prompt when it comes down to business but he was very welcoming, non judgemental and put me at ease right away. My biggest fear was that he was going to judge me and my situation. NOT the case here. Try them out, you wont be sorry. Roll Tide!!!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • 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
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Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of Alabama
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 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.
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Associations

  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 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
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (33)
Endorse G. John
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a leader in the legal community and a great advocate for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a caring and skilled lawyer. Bankruptcy is full of potholes and John is very knowledgeable in this complex area of the law."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Truly exceptional and professional attorney with an outstanding reputation in the legal field for providing high quality representation and results for his clients!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known John for many years. He is dedicated, hard working, and professional. He assists his clients in getting the best result possible in a difficult situation. I would recommend him to anyone who is considering bankruptcy."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is one of the top consumer bankruptcy attorneys in North Alabama. He practices with a high level of knowledge, experience and professionalism. He is well respected among the lawyers and judges in our community. I highly recommend and endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This is a very good attorney and highly respected by peers in the community. I am happy to endorse him!"
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"John goes above and beyond in looking out for his clients. He is very knowledgeable in his area of practice and works hard to be on the latest developments in bankruptcy law that can aid his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is one of the best bankruptcy attorneys in North Alabama. He is conscientious, knowledgeable and Really cares about his clients. I highly recommend him."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is one of the top bankruptcy lawyers in North Alabama. He works hard to resolve his client's financial problems."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a "bucket of knowledge" with respect to bankruptcy. He knows his business. He gets results for his clients. And he readily shares the benefit of his experience and knowledge with the rest of us when we call for help. In the North Alabama legal arena, John is certainly one of my "go to" guys."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a very knowledgeable attorney who is always well prepared and works hard for his clients. His vast experience of the law makes him a powerful advocate for his clients."
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