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Margaret Burns Fugate

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Johnson City, TN

5.0   79 reviews
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  • Licensed for 45 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1979
    Status
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About Margaret

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WE ARE COMMITTED TO DELIVERING HIGH QUALITY LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES.

Until the coronavirus restrictions are lifted, we will be offering our services with the least physical contact as is possible.  When you call for an appointment we will explain how we are committed to assisting with your problems safely.

My staff and I make every effort to make our clients comfortable while dealing with this difficult time in their lives.  You will not be pressured to make an immediate decision but will be given sufficient information to permit you to make an informed decision.

 

I have served as a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee since 1982.  I have actively represented debtors from the Northeast Tennessee region in all chapters of bankruptcy since 1980.  My practice has been devoted solely to bankruptcy and financial workouts since 2000.  I am active in bankruptcy related professional organizations and a frequent speaker on bankruptcy related topics. I am not certified as a bankruptcy specialist as I have never chosen to pursue such a certification.

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Location

Anderson & Fugate
111 W. Fairview Ave., Ste 2
Johnson City, TN, 37604

Reviews

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Posted by Joe | December 4, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic, very helpful and friendly.
Bankruptcy is difficult, embarrassing, stressful, and overall just not a fun thing to deal with. Thankfully Margaret and her office were there to help. She is extremely knowledgeable and provided much better advice that someone else I spoke with. I cannot recommend her more, she is the professional you want!
Posted by Beth | April 2, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
You will not find a better advocate than Ms. Fugate
I cannot recommend Ms. Fugate highly enough. I had a complex legal matter and was at a loss as to how to deal with it. I contacted Ms. Fugate's office and spoke with her wonderful paralegal, Gale, who took my information and scheduled a phone consultation for the next day (I am bedbound and could not come in to the office). By the time Ms. Fugate and I spoke the next day, she had already thoroughly researched my issue and had the answers I needed. Based on that impressive conversation, I immediately retained her and Ms. Fugate had my issue officially resolved in my favor within one week. Ms. Fugate is extremely professional, conscientious, diligent, and supremely knowledgeable. If you need an attorney for a complex isse, you will not find a better one.
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Response from Margaret Fugate April 3, 2023
Beth, I am so pleased that your matter was able to be resolved as quickly as possible and to your satisfaction. Your case presented a unique legal issue that was clearly in your favor once the facts were established. Thank you for sharing your experience.
Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Stress free
They made the entire process as stress free as possible. Gale was a pleasure to work with and very patient with my feebleheadedness.
Posted by Joseph | April 1, 2024
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This Credit Repair Company Delivered on Its Promises!
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2024
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Thanks
I dont know where to begin with this so many things to say in every which way. In the beginning i was nervous and didn't know what to expect after days and months of collecting paperwork for bankruptcy never thought how easy and friendly it would be.If your looking for a hassle free environment shes the one you need!
Posted by Kevin | March 26, 2024
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The best people I have ever hired..
Just get them everything they ask you for they will take care of the rest.Great people
Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2023
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TF
Good place to go if you are in over your head. They listen to you and can help you out if you are in a bind.
Posted by Jessica | December 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and kind
Margaret and her paralegal Gale were wonderful to work with. They were patient and kind during a difficult time and they were so helpful.
Response from Margaret Fugate December 29, 2022
Thank you Jessica for sharing your thoughts. It was especially meaningful to assist a single mom in a difficult time. We hope our efforts have made a positive difference in your circumstances.
Posted by Larry | December 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
There is absolutely none better than Margaret Fugate!
Our attorney, Margaret Fugate went far above and beyond for us. If you are considering things of the nature of Bankruptcy, I highly recommend her!
Response from Margaret Fugate December 29, 2022
Thank you, Larry for acknowledging our efforts. We hope that those efforts will make this new year a less anxious one.
Posted by Tina | July 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Lawyer!
She was very professional and knowledgeable about Bankruptcies. She helped me keep my house. I lost my job during the bankruptcy period and she helped get the payments postponed until I could get another job. My pay rate was less with the new job, she got my payments lowered. She and her staff have went above and beyond helping me through this process. I would highly recommend her for your Bankruptcy needs.
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2022
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No complaints
We consulted our lawyer about our options and decided we needed to file bankruptcy. We were well informed of what that consisted of and what was needed. The process went smoothly and efficiently. The fees were explained up front and nothing was hidden from us, helped greatly that we could pay installments. I recommend this lawyer.
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Posted by Tommy | July 22, 2022
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Very Good Lawyer
She made everything very easy. She really knows her job. She took my case and did the work. She made my life easier.
Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Personal Bankruptcy
Margaret did an excellent job with my bankruptcy. She was very helpful and we had an open communication on where we were at all times
Posted by Jessica | July 31, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome
I was helped every step of the way if i had any questions at all they was answered in a fast response
Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2021
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The Best
Honestly, not one person wants to file bankruptcy but it does happen unfortunately and if you want it to be smooth and not feeling you are being judged then this is the law firm to use.
Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best Bankruptcy Lawyers
Margaret is very helpful very knowledgeable and she knows her stuff when it comes to bankruptcy I would highly recommend her
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Did an amazing job
The case was an odd bankruptcy case considering we had someone who wanted to still be paid after we filed. She went above what she normally does and had to represent us at 3 different court dates. She was great! I recommend her to everyone who is looking to file bankruptcy.
Response from Margaret Fugate March 18, 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with our services. Admittedly we had no idea when we filed the case that this particular creditor was going to cause so much trouble but the correct outcome prevailed.
Posted by Logan | March 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The absolutely best bankruptcy lawyer in Tennessee!
She is very professional and gave us everything we needed to complete the bankruptcy. I would definitely recommend her to anyone I know! Also I would like to add that our case was very special and she handled everything so great. So very happy she was there for us.
Response from Margaret Fugate March 18, 2021
Thank you Logan for your feedback. I was happy we achieved the outcome you expected.
Posted by Nancy | July 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
This attorney helped us and we received exceptional service. Margaret is very knowledgeable and she will be the best bankruptcy attorney.
Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2020
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Helpful
Very helpful and always there to answer any questions i had! Couldn’t ask for a better Attorney!
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Anderson and Fugate
  • 1980 - 2018

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • East Tennessee State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1976
  • University of Tennessee
  • N/A

Associations

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Chairman
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Federal Bar Association, Northeast Chapter
  • President
  • 1982 - 1985
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers Bankruptcy
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers Bankruptcy
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers Bankruptcy
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Washington County Bar Association monthly meeting
  • The Intersection of Bankruptcy Law with a General Practitioner
  • 2019

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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. she is the mentor to many bankruptcy attorneys in the area. Her credentials and experience speak for themselves. I would strongly recommend to anyone needing bankruptcy help."
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Johnson City Chapter 7 bankruptcy Lawyer Margaret Burns Fugate
Margaret Burns Fugate
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
Johnson City, TN
Licensed for 45 years
Virtual consultation available