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Juan Antonio Perez Jr.

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Lafayette, IN

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Jay Perez

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2007
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Juan

Learn Juan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 consumer bankruptcy cases, as well as Student Loan law.

    17 years, 3,500 cases

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 consumer bankruptcy cases, as well as Student Loan law.

    17 years, 2,500 cases

  3. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 consumer bankruptcy cases, as well as Student Loan law.

    17 years, 1,000 cases

Jay Perez is a partner at the law firm Perez & Perez, where he practices with his wife Cassandra.


Prior to starting his own firm, Jay served as managing attorney and regional manager for a large national firm.  He directly supervised the attorneys and staff at the firm's Indianapolis, Lafayette, Merrillville, South Bend, Elkhart, and Fort Wayne offices.  He also traveled to other firm offices nationally to assist with hiring and training of new attorneys, and the ongoing training of other attorneys and staff in areas of management, human resources, and substantive bankruptcy legal knowledge.  


Jay lives in Indianapolis with his wife Cassie and their six year old son Alex.  Jay and Cassie are active in several ministries at Connection Pointe Christian Church in Brownsburg, including their annual mission trip to Guatemala. They also enjoy attending Indianapolis Indians and Indiana Pacers games when they are able.


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Perez & Perez Bankruptcy
133 N. 4th Street
Suite 409
Lafayette, IN, 47901
Perez & Perez Bankruptcy
333 N. Alabama Street
Suite 350A
Indianapolis, IN, 46204
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Posted by Jerry | December 16, 2013
Above and Beyond...
Mr. Perez went above and beyond the call of duty in assisting me with a legal question. He seems very professional and knowledgeable, and was very quick in responding to my questions. In short, he helped lift a heavy weight from my shoulders in just an afternoon's worth of emails. Many thanks!!
Posted by Lindsey | November 8, 2013
Jay, a trustworthy attorney
Jay is amazingly intelligent. He knows the law and he will guide you through everything you need to know. He is patient, polite, knowledgeable, and he was able to guide us in the right direction for nearly nine months while we went through the process of filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. He was patient with our questions and fully explained everything. In our moments of panic: "What did we do?” "Have we made the right decision?” "Where does this leave us?” "What are we going to do if the court challenges our bankruptcy?” "What happens if the court doesn't challenge our bankruptcy, then what is the future of our credit going to be?” "Will we lose our car, our house?” "What does this letter mean?" "What does this sentence in this letter mean?” MOREOVER "What do we do now?”, Jay was prompt and thorough with answers. It was extremely difficult to trust the advice of someone who, in the beginning, was a total stranger. It was even harder to make decisions based upon this stranger's advice, decisions that, in the end, will not affect their life, only yours. We are so grateful we chose to put our trust in Jay. He never gave us the wrong answer or guided us in the wrong direction. Jay worked very hard to give us the opportunity to start over, and we are making the absolute best of it. In our opinion, if we had not hired Jay, we would still be struggling through the court system today. We know people who started their bankruptcy three+ years ago and their wages are being garnished because their attorney has not taken the next step and filed the bankruptcy with the courts. We retained Jay in June 2012. He was paid in full by September 2012 and he started working on our case immediately. We filed in December 2012 and our bankruptcy was finalized and approved by the courts in March 2013. We have worked with several attorneys for custody issues in the past and we have never been treated the way Jay treated us as clients. We worked as a team, not just us as a client and him as an attorney. We are forever grateful for his hard work and sincerely thank him for helping us through the toughest time of our lives. We wish him the best in ALL of his endeavors.
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Posted by Jessica | December 10, 2012
They were very helpful to me and were sure to advice me on everything that was coming. I would definiatley recommend them to anyone.
Posted by Julie | December 1, 2012
Helpful, Knowledgeable and thorough
When I was looking for an attorney, to help me with my financial situation (which is in a shambles), I did talk with a number of different firms. I chose Jay Perez, as he was the only attorney that talked about all the different options I could take. Once I decided on Chapter 13 bankruptcy, he made sure that not only the required paperwork was done, but I clearly understood what actions I need to take on my end and what paperwork I was signing. I am always informed of the progress of my case, upcoming meetings, and all documentation required. I was very nervous, and embarrassed, about my current financial situation. Jay was very helpful in walking through the entrire process with me, taking the time and never rushing when I had appointments with him, and discussing all all possible scenarios that may impact my filing - in terms I understood. I am very happy I hired Jay to assist me with my case. He reduced my stress and anxiety immediately after my first appointment with him. If I have a question about my case, or the bankruptcy process, there is always someone there to answer my questions. I highly reccommend Jay Perez as an attorney.
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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Perez & Perez
  • 2013 - Present
  • Managing Attorney & Regional Manager
  • Macey Bankruptcy Law (a/d/b/a Jacoby & Meyers-Bankruptcy, LLP)
  • 2007 - Present
  • Summer Associate
  • Hoeppner Wagner & Evans, LLP Merrillville, IN
  • 2005 - 2007


  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • American InterContinental University
  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
  • 2004
  • DePaul University
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • 2003


  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Medal of Excellence
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (3)
Endorse Juan
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Over the years I have answered over 6,700 questions on AVVO. In that time I have had an opportunity to review Mr. Perez's s answers. He seems to always provide thoughtful, accurate, and complete answers. If you need bankruptcy advice, why not call this attorney who I recommend . Great job Juan. Richard"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great customer service."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Mr. Perez. He has very clearly demonstrated that he has a vast knowledge of bankruptcy law and would be a great advocate for any client needing help in that area."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Perez and I attended law school together. He was always a very motivated and passionate individual. Any client would be lucky to have Mr. Perez as their advocate."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"As my supervising attorney, Jay Perez has helped me grow in a variety of professional roles. In my time with the firm, Jay has helped me to take on more challenging and intricate cases. Jay has both a thorough understanding of the bankruptcy laws, and a passion for helping his clients. I have observed first hand the long hours he puts in for the benefit of his clients. He approaches the practice of law with the utmost respect for his ethical obligations and his duty to his clients."
Unknown Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Juan (Jay) is highly dedicated to his clients and his work. He possesses a great work ethic, and is very knowledgeable about bankruptcy and consumer law."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have a lot of respect and admiration for Jay and I strongly recommend him. He is intelligent, efficient, practical, creative, and I've rarely seen an attorney grasp complex bankruptcy issues as quickly and thoroughly as Jay in my 18 years of practice. Jay has already handled more bankruptcy cases in his short legal career than most lawyers I know who have practiced for 30 years. Most importantly, Jay is a wonderful person who cares for his clients and it shows in his work."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Juan has a well deserved reputation as a patient and caring bankruptcy lawyer. He looks to his clients' needs first and puts in countless hours on their behalf. My experience is that everyone at his office is focused on getting the best possible results for the firm's clients."
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