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Margaret Burns Fugate

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Johnson City, TN

5.0   72 reviews

Licensed for 44 years

About Margaret

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WE ARE COMMITTED TO DELIVERING HIGH QUALITY LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES. YOU MAY REST ASSURED KNOWING THAT WE HAVE ADAPTED TO ADDRESS YOUR LEGAL NEEDS WHILE KEEPING PHYSICAL CONTACT TO A MINIMUM SO THAT OUR CLIENTS AND STAFF ARE PROTECTED.

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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Licensed for 44 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 1979
Updated 01/17/2023

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

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

Reviews

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Posted by Amy | February 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced and efficient legal team!
I would highly recommend the law office of Margaret Fugate. I hired Mrs. Fugate to represent me in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. She and her team were always very responsive. They were very efficient and kept the process moving along in a timely manner. Mrs. Fugate and her team were always friendly. If you are seeking an experienced and efficient attorney, contact the office of Margaret Fugate today.
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Posted by Jeff | February 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
A true professional
Margaret and her team really know their stuff! I was drowning in debt and they made the Chapter 7 process go simply and seamlessly. Can't thank her enough!
Response from Margaret Fugate February 14, 2018
You are welcome. Thank you for your kind words for my staff and me.
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
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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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| Hired Attorney
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
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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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| Hired Attorney
Helpful
Very helpful and always there to answer any questions i had! Couldn’t ask for a better Attorney!
Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely satisfied
Margarate was highly recommended. I contacted her and the whole process was really smooth! She was great! I have no complaints! Margarate and Gae were so helpful from beginning to end. Always there to guide me and answer my questions. I highly recommend her!
Posted by ANTHONY | February 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
The Best in the Business
The best Professionalisms and work experience I have ever had! I would definitely recommend Her for anyone that needs this service.
Response from Margaret Fugate February 3, 2020
Thank you Anthony for providing your feedback. I am pleased you found our services exceptional. Your endorsement means a lot.
Posted by Ann | January 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great job
She did a wonderful job and was very professional. I would recommend her to anyone. She explained everything to me where I could understand everything that was going on. Thank you for everything.
Response from Margaret Fugate January 31, 2020
Thank you Ann for taking the time to give us feedback on our services. It was our pleasure to assist you and gratifying that you understood the process.
Posted by Linda | December 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
It was a good experience during a hard time working with Margaret. She was extremely kind and very knowledgeable in the situation that I was in. She was always available to answer a phone call I had a question. I would definitely recommend Margaret anytime.
Response from Margaret Fugate December 29, 2019
Thank you Linda for letting me know your experience with my services. I hope that our assistance will give you the fresh start you deserve.
Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and Highly Efficient
Mrs. Fugate and her staff were very knowledgeable about the different types of Bankruptcy and helped me to make a difficult decision easier. I was also having difficulty with a creditor and they were able to communicate with the company and get information for me that I needed.
Response from Margaret Fugate December 20, 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time during this busy time of year to share your thoughts on our representation. We are so glad that we were able to help you navigate through this difficult process. Your feedback helps us do our job even better.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (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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