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I focused on Public Interest Law in Law School.  I was very happy working at the Indian Child Welfare Law Center as my first job after law school, but I could not pay the bills on a Public Interest Salary once my wife and I started a Family.  I fell into debt collection for a few years.  While the debt collection practice was never a good fit for me, it did provide me with a unique perspective and insight into the problems of people dealing with debt and debt collectors.  I started my own firm helping people with debt on April 15, 2009.  I am much happier on this side because I can help people.  I can help people file bankrupcy for a reasonable fee.  If bankruptcy is not the right option, I can defend debt collector lawsuits, and negotiate with creditors.  If debt collectors violate the FDCPA, I will sue them.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Bankruptcy: 50%
    10 years
  2. Consumer Protection: 50%
    10 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($300/hour), contingent (25-45%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Caitlin Guilford

    Paul brings a wealth of knowledge and real world skills to his bankruptcy and debt practice. He knows how to advise people in tough financial situations with a combination of legal skill and compassion.

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    Caitlin Guilford Foreclosure Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Jonathan L. R. Drewes

    Paul deeply understands how debt collectors go about their work and uses that knowledge to help consumers effectively convey reasonable settlement offers, if they can avoid bankruptcy. When there is no alternative, Paul can wipe out most debts through bankruptcy. Where the rubber meets the road on issues of garnishment and debt collection, I'd trust no one more than Paul Weig to help my client out of a jam.

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    Jonathan Drewes Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Drewes Law, PLLC

1400 Van Buren St NE
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN, 55413

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MNAuthorized to practice199807/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BLSPI FellowshipBrooklyn Law Students For the Public Interest1998
Edward Sparer Public Interest Law FellowshipBrooklyn Law School1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AttorneyDrewes Law, PLLC2014 - Present
AttorneyWeig Law Firm, LLC2009 - 2014
AttorneyComo Law Firm, PA2006 - 2009
Attorney/ParalegalIndian Child Welfare Law Center2000 - 2003
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Hennepin County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
National Indian Child Welfare Law AssociationMember2000 - 2002
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1998