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Seth Andrew Albin

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 25 years
    Missouri - MO 26 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1998
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1997
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

About Seth

Learn Seth’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    Representing individuals and businesses through all phases of Bankruptcy, including Chapter 7, 11 & 13. I also serve as a Chapter 7 Trustee for the Eastern District of Missouri

    27 years

  2. Family

    27 years

  3. Adoption

    27 years

  4. Arbitration

    27 years

  5. Litigation

    27 years

Seth A. Albin focuses his practice on the areas of Bankruptcy, including representing individuals and businesses, Creditor’s Rights, Family Law, including all aspects of divorce and adoption, including child custody, child support, maintenance, spousal support, and modifications, Enforcement and Collection of Judgments including replevin, garnishments and executions, Secured Transactions, Arbitration, Litigation, and Municipal Law.

Before joining Summers Compton Wells, Seth worked at one of the largest law firms in St. Louis and served as in-house counsel for a commercial lender. He has represented secured and unsecured creditors and debtors in all aspects of the debtor-creditor relationship, including work outs, debt restructuring bankruptcy, litigation and receiverships. Seth has participated in over 100 arbitrations and counseled clients on arbitration clauses in commercial contracts.

Seth currently serves as a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Panel Trustee, a Chapter 12 Bankruptcy Panel Trustee and a Subchapter V Trustee for the Eastern District of Missouri as well as a panel arbitrator for United States Arbitration and Mediation. Seth has served as a Receiver, Special Master and as a Guardian Ad Litem in civil and domestic cases. Seth also volunteers for the St. Louis County Domestic Violence Court as a Special Prosecutor.

Seth has lectured on topics such as the intersection of Bankruptcy and Family Law, Adoption, Enforcement and Collection of Judgments, Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code and Arbitration Clauses in Commercial Transactions and is the co-author of Chapter 4 of the Missouri Bar Bankruptcy Practice Deskbook.


Summers Compton Wells, LLC
8909 Ladue Road
Saint Louis, MO, 63124
Summers Compton Wells, LLC (By Appointment Only)
602 W. 6th Street
Rolla, MO, 65401
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Posted by Tara | July 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Compassionate Counsel
Our family is in sincere gratitude of Mr. Albin and his team. After much consideration, we made the hard decision to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. He was continuously straightforward and trustworthy. We never once felt alone in any of the process. Mr. Albin and team were patient and kind, knowing that bankruptcy is more than a business matter. It's personal on so many levels. His expertise and guidance were just what we needed. We were able to reset ourselves and our lives due to taking the step to file. It's been less than two years, but our credit has done a complete 180 and jumped several hundred points. We are on our way to purchasing a home and getting to where we always wanted to be. Taking the leap gave us back some of our livelihood and we are truly thankful we had him by our side throughout the duration. I'd highly and wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Albin.
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Posted by Michael | April 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
As the General Counsel of a mid-size business, we are always looking for true expertise, and great value. We have hired Seth on several matters, and we could not be happier with the outcome. His legal skills are top notch, but what sets him apart is his responsiveness and attention to the client relationship. I would not hesitate to recommend Seth.
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Posted by David | April 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Top Notch
I would highly recommend Seth for representation. He is approachable, a good listener, and very thorough. Seth takes the time to collaborate with you to come up with a satisfactory solution. Anyone looking to consult/hire a stand-up attorney that knows the law, Seth Albin is top notch.
Posted by Hanna | April 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I had just been through a divorce and was left with a lot of debt that I could not afford. After deciding that filing for bankruptcy was my best option I was overwhelmed and scared, but Seth was able to make the whole process easy. With a kind smile and great sense of humor he helped me feel so much better, and the whole situation became much less intimidating. Seth answered all my questions, he was patient and understanding, and I would highly recommend his services.
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Posted by LG | April 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer, Great Guy
I have used Seth for both business and personal matters over the course of several years. I have found him to be incredibly diligent and thoughtful. While the personal matters were resolved very quickly, the business matter involved 8+ months of case law research and constant communication. He has been prompt and responsive setting and meeting clear deadlines. Seth is very easy to work with, and handled each matter with professionalism and care. He has found creative solutions to complex questions, and offered relevant and honest advice. When I contacted him with a criminal matter outside his wheelhouse, he quickly offered a referral and followed up to confirm that I was satisfied. I would recommend Seth, and should I need legal advice in the future, Seth will be my first call.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Summers Compton Wells, LLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Founder
  • Albin Law
  • 2015 - 2020
  • Member
  • Stewart, Mittleman, Heggie, Henry & Albin, LLC
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Thompson Coburn
  • 2003 - 2011
  • Assistant General Counsel
  • GE Commercial Distribution Finance Corporation f/k/a Deutsche Financial Services
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Associate
  • Jones, Korum, Waltrip & Jones
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Office Of The Missouri Attorney General
  • 1997 - 1998
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  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Michigan
  • B.A.
  • 1994


  • St. Louis County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Phelps County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Rolla Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • St. Charles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • President-Elect
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Vice President
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
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  • Missouri Bar CLE Deskbook - Bankruptcy Practice - 2010 Supplement
  • Chapter 4 - Discharge and Dischargability
  • 2010
  • Missouri Bar CLE Deskbook - Bankruptcy Practice - Second Addition
  • Chapter 4 - Discharge and Dischargeability
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • Bankruptcy and Family Law
  • 2017
  • 2016 Advanced Trial Skills: Complex Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Issues in Complex Cases
  • 2016
  • Landlord-Tenant Issues
  • Bankruptcy Issues in Landlord-Tenant Cases
  • 2015
  • CLE Potpurri
  • Bankruptcy Issues to General Practioner
  • 2015
  • Complex Commercial Cases
  • Bankruptcy Issues
  • 2014
  • Stepping Up and Stepping Out
  • Judgment Enforcement in Missouri
  • 2013
  • Stepping Up & Stepping Out
  • How to Collect Debts in Missour
  • 2011
  • CLE
  • Judgment Enforcement
  • 2011
  • Missouri Bar CLE Teleconference
  • Name Changes and Adoption
  • 2009
  • CLE
  • Judgment Enforcement
  • 2006
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Saint Louis Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Seth Andrew Albin
Seth Andrew Albin
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Saint Louis, MO
Licensed for 26 years