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Gary D. Bollinger

Criminal defense Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

5.0   6 reviews

also known as CriminalDefenseMO & Federal, F/K/A Bankruptcy Center F/K/A Legal Clinic


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About Gary

Learn Gary’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%

    36 years, 172 cases

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    43%
    Chapter 13 & 7 bankruptcy and alternatives.

    41 years, 4,260 cases

  3. Wills and living wills
    5%

    42 years, 600 cases

  4. Mediation
    1%

  5. Probate
    1%

    42 years, 120 cases

I understand the impact of criminal charges on lives. If you are accused, I will work with you to get the best result. That may be  dropped or amended charges or a trial to make the prosecutor prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.

A 7th-generation Missourian, I am the son of a shoe-cutter and a Sunday School teacher who is proud to be a Missourian and the first lawyer in my family.

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Licensed for 43 years
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 1980
Updated 01/01/2023
State IL
Status Voluntarily Inactive
Acquired 1979
Updated 01/06/2023

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

Contact Gary

Gary D. Bollinger
3827 Gustine Ave
Saint Louis, MO, 63116-3523

Reviews

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Posted by Kathryn | July 25, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great advisor
I was dealing with a personal garnishment concern and Gary's advise was spot on. I appreciated how personable and professional he was to me.
Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2012
His answers really help!
Provides direct responses to questions asked enabling the asker to better educate himself/herself.
Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2012
Professional
Gary and Nancy were knowledgeable and helpful. They were available and prompt with answers when we had questions.
Posted by Bret | November 15, 2011
Excellent Bankruptcy Lawyer!
Gary Bollinger was very thorough in getting my bankruptcy case completed with a positive outcome. My situation created some unusual difficulties that he handled with ease. He is very personable and not your typical stuffy lawyer. From my experience he seems to have great rapport with the courts, trustees, and all players which is the key to getting things done. I would and have been recommending him to anyone looking for a lawyer.
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Posted by Amy | October 26, 2011
Great Experience
After going to a different attorney first-who actually made me cry in his office asking what I had done to get into such a financial mess. I found Mr. Bollinger through a friend and his staff put me at ease and then after talking with Mr. Bollinger, I felt like this hugh weight was lifted off me. He got my case filed, his staff was knowledgable and helpful.Have referred 3 cases to him. Fantastic Attorney!!!
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Posted by Debbie | October 19, 2011
My experience
Obviously, making the decision to file bankruptcy is a very serious decision and should not be taken lightly. Mr. Bollinger handled my case with ease, professionalism, timeliness and skill reflective of his experience and knowledge. I wouldn't entrust my legal rights to anyone else!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Bankruptcy Center
  • 1984 - Present
  • Intern/Associate Lawyer for Criminal Law
  • JCS Law
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Brown, James & Rabbitt
  • 1983 - 1984
  • Associate
  • Churchill, Nester & McDonell
  • 1979 - 1981
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Education

  • Washington University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Cornell
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Legal Cases

  • Merseal vs. Farm Bureau Town & Country Insurance Company of Missouri (Mo.E.D.App. 4/2013)
  • Plaintiff’s verdict upheld.
  • In re Pyatt, 486 F.3d 423 (8th Cir. 2007).
  • Bankruptcy debtor lost at trial. On appeal, I obtained a reversal of the trial court. The Trustee appealed to the 8th Circuit, but the lower appelate court decision in debtor favor was upheld.
  • Abernathy v. LaBarge 259 B.R. 330, 333 (B.A.P. 8th Cir. 2001)
  • Debtor lost her house at trial, but I appealed & saved her home from sale.

Associations

  • Missouri Bar, Commercial Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Debtor Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Attorney Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Attorney Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • Attorney Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Missouri Bar, Solo and Small Firm Committee
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2011
  • Solo and Small Firm Internet Group
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - 2012
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Illinois
  • Attorney Member
  • 1979 - 1985
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Chapter 7 Bankrutcy Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Chapter 7 Bankrutcy Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Mentor/Intervenor
  • Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel
  • 2008
  • Local Bankruptcy Rules Changes Committee Member
  • Bankruptcy court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • 2006
  • Mentor Bankruptcy Protege Program
  • The Missouri Bar
  • 2005
  • Mentor/Intervenor
  • Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel
  • 2004
  • Mentor Bankruptcy Protege Program
  • The Missouri Bar
  • 2003
  • Best Writer E-Mail Contributions
  • SFIG Listserv
  • 2002
  • Mentor Bankruptcy Protege Program
  • The Missouri Bar
  • 2002
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Publications

  • 511 Rock Wall Press
  • DIY Bankruptcy Guide
  • 2005
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • Bankruptcy Noire
  • 2005
  • 511 Rock Wall Press
  • DIY Bankruptcy Guide
  • 2004
  • 511 Rock Wall Press
  • DIY Bankruptcy Guide
  • 2003
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Law Journal
  • Co-Owned Property in Bankruptcy
  • 2002
  • 511 Rock Wall Press
  • DIY Bankruptcy Guide
  • 2002
  • 511 Rock Wall Press
  • DIY Bankruptcy Guide
  • 2001
  • 511 Rock Wall Press
  • DIY Bankruptcy Guide
  • 2000
  • 511 Rock Wall Press
  • DIY Bankruptcy Guide
  • 1999
  • 511 Rock Wall Press
  • DIY Bankruptcy Guide
  • 1998
  • 511 Rock Wall Press
  • DIY Bankruptcy Guide
  • 1997
  • Gary Bollinger Press
  • DIY Bankruptcy Guide
  • 1996
  • Gary Bollinger Press
  • DIY Bankruptcy Guide
  • 1995
  • Gary Bollinger Press
  • DIY Bankruptcy Guide
  • 1994
  • Gary Bollinger Press
  • DIY Bankruptcy Guide
  • 1993
  • Gary Bollinger Press
  • DIY Bankruptcy Guide
  • 1992
  • Gary Bollinger Press
  • DIY Bankruptcy Guide
  • 1991
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Speaking Engagements

  • Solo & Small Firm Conference 2010
  • Key Effects of Bankruptcy Law on Dissolution & Personal Injury & Workers Compensation
  • 2010
  • Solo and Small Firm Conference
  • Bankruptcy Effects on Other Areas of Law
  • 2008
  • Bench & Bar Conference
  • Bankruptcy Reform Act (BAPCPA)
  • 2006
  • Missouri Bar, Solo and Small Firm Conference
  • Bankruptcy effect on other areas of Law
  • 2004
  • Missouri Bar, Solo and Small Firm Conference
  • When Disaster Strikes: Planning for Law Office Catastrophe
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (71)
Given (85)
Endorse Gary
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bollinger has vast experience in bankruptcy law. I recently contacted him when one of my clients asked a question to which I could not figure out the answer."
Probate Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Gary for many years as a fellow small firm practitioner. He is very knowledgeable in the area of bankruptcy and I endorse and recommend him in that area."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've know Gary for many years and have referred bankruptcy clients to him in the past. Gary is a dedicated attorney who has earned a reputation among his colleagues as an effective advocate for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Gary is one of the preeminent bankruptcy lawyer in Eastern Missouri. His knowledge of debtor's rights in general as well as his experience in bankruptcy court make him a powerful ally to those in financial difficulty."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Gary for many years and can attest that he is widely respected amongst his peers as being very knowledgeable regarding debtor's rights and bankruptcies."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Bollinger. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. One of the best bankruptcy attorneys there is. I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bollinger is a leader in his field and incredibly knowledgeable in the area of bankruptcy. Very professional, courteous and well respected."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly respected in the community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Honest helpful answers in tough financial circumstances. Gary cares about his clients!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 21
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.I endorse this lawyer.I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bollinger clearly knows his bankruptcy law, and he generously shares that information with the public on this forum. Highly recommended."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bollinger is a generous contributor of fact and insight to this forum."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Gary is a sharp witted, outside-the-box thinker who brings these attributes to the table for his clients' benefit."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Other
"Provides excellent answers that are on point. Highly recommended."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bollinger is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
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