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Bryan Scott Skillman

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Terre Haute, IN

5.0   1 review

also known as B. "Scott" Skillman

  • State Years
    Indiana - IN 36 years
    Louisiana - LA 28 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1987
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State LA
    Acquired 1995
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Bryan

Learn Bryan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    I began as an intern to a bankruptcy court and continued in the field with a Creditors Chapter 11 Firm. For the last 10 years I have concentrated on Debtors practice in Chapter 7 & 13. My boutique firm handles Tax issues and focuses heavily on bankruptcy discharge violation litigation.

    36 years

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy

    36 years

  3. Criminal defense

    33 years

  4. Family

    36 years

I provide clients with a different legal environment than they may have experienced inn the past. My focus is on helping clients make the best decisions that meet their unique interests. I take the time necessary for each client to understand the choices available to them and ALL of the consequences for those decisions.

I understand that each client has unique problems and unique needs. I take the time to get to know all of my clients and their issues; then devise at least two or more plans to improve their present situation. I do not dictate to my clients by forcing them into any plan that does not meet their best interest. Bankruptcy is not the only option, and I will aid the client in learning all options and the risks and rewards for each.

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Skillman Defense Firm
P.O. Box 9481
Terre Haute, IN, 47808


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Posted by Melinda | April 5, 2012
Very knowledgable, digs deep for answers, excellent communication, assistant Jolynn is as good as Scott
Communicates extremely well in laymens terms. Consulted with other attorneys for more information. Very thorough in asking me questions and obtaining minute, but important details that my previous attorney missed. Very timely with meeting deadlines. Keeps me well informed. Has explained my chances of being successful in winning my case. Has not given me false hopes as previous attorneys. Is kind, understanding, compassionate, and honest. Scott quoted me a fee from beginning to end. My other attorney charged by the minute; for every stamp, sheet of paper, fax, phone call. I never knew how much I would have to eventually pay. I was afraid to even ask questions because I knew every word would cost. Scott and Jolynn encourage me to call and ask questions. Is not afraid to negotiate with the opposing attorneys. His presentation in court is commanding and eloquent.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-50%
  • Pro bono 5 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Esquire
  • Skillman Defense Firm
  • 1999 - Present
  • Associate
  • Dann Pecar Newman Talesnick & Kleiman
  • 1987 - 1991
  • Internship
  • US Bankruptcy Court- ND IN Judge Lindquist
  • 1986 - 1987
  • Clerk
  • Ancel Dunlap & Traylor
  • 1985 - 1986
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  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Re G & S Livestock Co.
  • Petition granted against all entities
  • Beale v. Kurtz
  • Case to determine dischargeability of marital related debt pre BAPCPA
  • Baxendale v. Raich
  • Pre-eminate case on relocating/modifying child custody in Indiana
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  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • member
  • 1987 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 1987 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Presenter on Bankruptcy and Divorce
  • 2011
  • Recognition for services rendered
  • District 7 pro bono corporation
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • legal training seminar
  • Bankruptcy and Divorce
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (9)
Endorse Bryan
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bryan is a very knowledgeable, friendly, and professional attorney. He is also an IT pro. When they say: a talented person is talented in many areas, they surely mean Bryan. Highly recommended."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Stillman gave one of the best explanations concerning negotiations with a debt collector that I have seen on AVVO or the other answer boards, and i have been a regular contributor on many for 4 or more years."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the honor of working with Scott at a NACBA bankruptcy conference. I was impressed with bankruptcy knowledge and the dedication he has for his clients."
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Terre Haute Chapter 7 bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan Scott Skillman
Bryan Scott Skillman
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
Terre Haute, IN
Licensed for 36 years
Free Consultation