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I provide clients with a different kind of legal environment than they may have experienced before. My focus is on helping clients make the best decisions that meet their unigue 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 and then devise at least two or more plans to reverse their present situation. We don't dictate to our 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.


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Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7: 65%
    29 years
  2. Chapter 13: 20%
    29 years
  3. Bankruptcy: 15%



Contingent (25-50%), Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Eugene Gregory Mogilevsky

    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.


    Eugene Mogilevsky Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Burton A. Padove

    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.


    Burton Padove Family Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

Skillman Defense Firm

P.O. Box 9481
Terre Haute, IN, 47808


INActive In Good Standing198707/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Presenter on Bankruptcy and DivorceICLEF2011
Recognition for services renderedDistrict 7 pro bono corporation2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
EsquireSkillman Defense Firm1999 - Present
AssociateDann Pecar Newman Talesnick & Kleiman1987 - 1991
InternshipUS Bankruptcy Court- ND IN Judge Lindquist1986 - 1987
ClerkAncel Dunlap & Traylor1985 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2005 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2003 - Present
Indiana State Bar Associationmember1987 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1987 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bogigian v. BogigianJudgement for client
Theriot v. Midland RiskMy appellate brief used to redefine insurer liability.
Shannon v. ShannonVerdict for Client to obtain interest in ex husbands workmen comp claim.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Valparaiso University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Miami University of OhioPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
legal training seminarBankruptcy and Divorce2011