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Rachel Lynn Foley

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Independence, MO

5.0   12 reviews

also known as Foley Law, P.C., KC Bankruptcy

  • State Years
    Kansas - KS 19 years
    Missouri - MO 28 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

About Rachel

Learn Rachel’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    50%
    Helping the consumer file Chapter 7 and 13 cases on both in Western Missouri and Kansas. Additionally I handle litigation when creditors violate the law under the bankruptcy code.

    923 cases

  2. Tax
    25%

  3. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    10%

  4. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    10%

  5. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%

WE HELP YOU REGAIN FINANCIAL CONTROL IN MISSOURI AND KANSAS.

I am a former bankruptcy attorney for the United Auto Workers assisting Ford and GM Workers with keeping their hard earned money where it belongs, in their pocket!  Now I  assist the general public in Missouri and Kansas with regaining financial control.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Photos and videos

This video will walk the Chapter 13 debtor through on how to set up a username and password to access their case online, if their Chapter 13 trustee participates in the 13 Data Center.

https://www.13datacenter.com/data/trustee_map.asp

Location

Foley Law, P.C.
P O Box 120
Independence, MO, 64011

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
A great experience being represented by Ms. Foley
Ms. Foley was helpful and pleasant. She arrived on time to court and helped walk me through the process. The follow-up was well-communicated through emails. I had a really solid advocate in Ms. Foley.
Posted by Heather | December 10, 2020
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Heather
I could never say enough great things about this woman! She knows her stuff and she will help you better than anyone else could.
Posted by Merrilee | March 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Only attorney I would rate 5 stars
Rachel and her staff (Barb) was caring and compassionate the minute I walked in. My situation was difficult and complicated and I had only one chance to get this right. She went above and beyond all my expectations and understood how to navigate through my case. I had almost went with another attorney and after consulting with Rachel realized they did not have the knowledge to have me file the right chapter for my case and it would have been all for nothing. Rachel saw me through the entire case and I never felt rushed. She explained all my options. While we were at court my ex (a high ranking attorney himself) did not show but his attorney come to represent him. She spoke with him very professionally. I never saw my ex's attorney again. Rachel is fearless and will go toe to toe with any attorney or any complicated situation. I would highly recommend her over any other attorney! I wish I could have had her for my divorce. I completed the entire bankruptcy process which concluded in 2017. I am entirely debt free, have a credit rating over 700 and have half of my mortgage paid off on a 15 year note.
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Posted by Christine | June 7, 2018
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Everyone is amazing!
I can’t say enough about how wonderful she is! She was efficient, very knowledgeable in the law and honest. I felt so comfortable with her. She’s down to earth and tells it like it is. I hit the mother load when I found her. You won’t regret hiring her!
Posted by John | July 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Personalized Service Beyond All Expectations
Rachel, and her associates - Barb, Felicia, and Pat offer personalized service beyond all expectations, a powerful winning combination, for anyone sincerely seeking professional, knowledgeable, competent and caring help with bankruptcy. I have found in Foley Law the most able and sensitive gentlewomen filled with Christian virtues with an abundance of empathy, kindness, and compassion and the willingness to go to any lengths to give service which eases the suffering and pain of others. Rachel, Barb, Felicia, and Pat each one uniquely has an Angel Heart and acts accordingly. Rachel Foley was a "God-Send" for me. As I searched the internet listings for an Independence, MO attorney, I believe that God directed me to her name, caused me to feel a sense of goodness and rightness about her firm, Foley Law, and further, that God gave me the courage to face my feelings of unworthiness, overcome my fears and actually contact her. I will always be thankful that I did and that she was willing to take my case. My initial discussion with Rachel was such a great comfort. I was deeply moved and touched when she shared that her practice was her Christian ministry and she greatly eased my feelings of despair by opening her Bible in front of me and reading Deuteronomy 15: 1 "At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release. 2 And this is the manner of the release: Every creditor that lendeth ought unto his neighbour shall release it; he shall not exact it of his neighbour, or of his brother; because it is called the LORD'S release." I am grateful for Rachel's kindness and sensitivity, her professionalism, her diligence and attention to detail, and her willingness to guide me and be there with me through the resolving of my financial need. Most of all I am grateful that Rachel ministered to me as the sick and hurting human being I was. I believe that God used her to bless me and do for me what I could never do for myself. Thank You Rachel, Barb, Felicia, and Pat for all your kindness, from the bottom of my heart. I pray that God will especially bless you and keep you always!
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Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2016
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5 + Stars for Foley Law
I believe Rachel Foley cared about me and my situation and I never once felt like I was just "another client". Rachel took the time to understand all aspects of my businesses and guided me every step of the way. I am grateful for her and the team at Foley Law--from the initial intake/qualifying phone conversation through to discharge, I felt professionally supported throughout the process. Rachel gave me the confidence to believe in myself again and I highly recommend Rachel Foley and her firm.
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Posted by Kellye | October 24, 2015
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Bankruptcy Help
Rachel and her associates were very professional and funny at times which helped get through the entire process. They helped you realize that we all make mistakes and are in need of a new start, a do-over, in life and they were there to make it easy and feel less demeaning. The prep process, including the budget class, takes some work but it also helps you realize you need a budget (if you don't have one) that helps with money management to get your finances in a better place and not end up being back where you were with creditors. Rachel goes over everything from top to bottom and helps you to understand exactly what is going on, what is going to happen, and what the results are going to be. All of the ladies were very thorough with the paperwork and spoke to you in clear terms to where you can totally understand your bankruptcy process. I can't thank Rachel enough for taking me as a client and helping me through the toughest time of my life where you just don't know what your going to do. Fowley Law will help you get to where you need to be!
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Posted by Michele | February 12, 2015
Highly recommend!
Rachel has been our attorney for both our bankruptcy case and several follow-up matters. She is extremely knowledgeable, timely, and kind. She never made us feel we though we were bad people for being in our situation. She helped us understand the process and made it painless. We are very thankful to have had such an experienced attorney on our side.
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Posted by Dianne | January 23, 2015
Exceptional Service
I never thought that I would find myself in a place where I would need a bankruptcy attorney...I was raised to believe that failure was not an option and that taking care of one's personal business matters was of the upmost importance....and then I started my own company and my world came tumbling down. I made horrific choices in business partners and found myself in a hole that I wasn't sure I could climb out of. After working with three attorneys from another law firm, it was recommended that I file for bankruptcy. They recommended the Rachel Foley Law Firm and I could not be happier that they did. I went from feeling like a total failure and a lost soul to feeling hopeful again, all because of Rachel and her staff. I realize that I am speaking about my feelings and not about the expertise needed to guide one through bankruptcy, but here is why; Rachel's firm not only provides EXCEPTIONAL professional guidance, knowledge and service in regard to working through a case, particularly one like mine that involved dealings with company issues and business partners, but her firm also is exceptional in the human components of bankruptcy. I went from being a lifetime executive professional to a blithering, weak, depressed individual in a matter of a month before I was led to Rachel. One meeting with her and her staff, subsequent follow up meetings, filing my bankruptcy and then having the 341 creditor's meeting and one month later I feel like I am human again.....all because of Rachel and Barb. If you are looking for an exceptional attorney that is highly knowledgeable in her field, current on bankruptcy law, involved in all aspects of her legal profession, yet personal, professional and caring, you cannot get any better than the Rachel Foley Law Firm.
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Posted by jadon | February 6, 2013
Rachel Foley is by far the best choice if you want great representation
Nearly five years ago my wife and I came to a crushing realization; though we had tried many ways to overcome our situation, in the end and with great regret, overwhelmed with debt we were facing a bankruptcy. This was, for us, one of the darkest times in our life. We, literally, didn’t know which way to turn or who we could trust. We called a couple of attorneys but didn’t get a good feeling. We even made an appointment with one attorney that had placed an ad in a local magazine, but when we met with him; neither my wife nor I felt confident in his commitment to our situation. Frustrated and feeling hopeless, that’s when we found attorney Rachel Foley and her incredible staff. We knew immediately that she was the right attorney to represent us. She did not mince words about the severity of our situation, but was compassionate and gave us wise counsel on how to move forward. We left her office her office feeling confident for the first time in months. My wife and I filed a chapter 13 bankruptcy and over the past four years we have had many interactions with Rachel and her staff and, we have NEVER been disappointed. Both Rachel and her staff have been attentive to our needs, concerns, and questions (and in a timely manner). What you can expect: Rachel is direct. She is going to tell you the truth about your situation and about the process. She is not unfriendly, but she is not going to mince words, because she understands the seriousness of what you face, and she takes her responsibility seriously. If you want someone you can trust Rachel is by far the best choice. Her staff is very friendly, thoughtful, and their follow-up is without question the best I’ve seen in any profession. Honestly, I would never wish bankruptcy on anyone, but if I knew anyone in this situation I would, without hesitation, direct them to Rachel Foley!!
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Posted by Janis | January 21, 2013
Thankful
Making the appointment was difficult. I felt like a failure, couldn't keep up on my payments. I knew I needed to do something but was ashamed and embarrassed. However, as soon as I walked in the door and started visiting with Rachel's staff, my burden started lifting. The firm had clear cut actions for me to follow. I was informed as to what they needed from me regarding documentation. They replaced my fear of the unknown to step by step instructions. By the time got in my vehicle the fear had been replaced with relief. They have helped me financially and emotionally. I cannot thank them enough for their assistance.
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Posted by PJ | May 30, 2012
A Bankruptcy Lawyer Working for YOU
I was so scared and nervous when I decided to file bankruptcy. I did an online search and came across Rachel Foley's practice. There was something about her website that was different from the others and it drew me in. After making a call and meeting with her, I understood why I felt that way...she WAS different from the rest. Rachel and her entire staff treated me with compassion and I knew they had my back during the entire process. Throw in excellent follow up, great communication and a touch of humor to lighten the mood here and there and it was a 200% positive and enlightening experience. I HIGHLY recommend Rachel Lynn Foley for anyone needing representation for matters of debt/bankruptcy. You will walk away in the end feeling respected , heard, and debt free.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Foley Law, P.C
  • 2005 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Attorney
  • United Auto Workers - Ford and GM LSP
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Risk Manager
  • Clarkson Regional Health Services
  • 1994 - 1998

Education

  • Creighton University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Creighton University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1986
  • Tacoma Community College
  • AA
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Harris vs. Richard V. Fink Trustee
  • §513.430(7) does protect the life insurance contracts of both whole and life policies. §513.430(8) solely applies to whole life policies and will only protect the current value of said policy.
  • ***** vs. Bank of America, N.A.
  • Default judgement for the debtors.

Associations

  • Bankruptcy Law Network
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Missouri State Bar
  • N/A
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Kansas Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Student Bar of the American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - 1993
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2023 AV Preeminent Attorney - Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2023
  • Avvo Rated Top Lawyer 2023
  • Avvo
  • 2023
  • 2022 AV Preeminent Attorney - Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers - Top 1% 2022
  • American Registry
  • 2022
  • Avvo Rated Top Lawyer 2022
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • 2021 AV Preeminent Attorney - Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • Avvo Rated Top Lawyer 2021
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • 2020 AV Preeminent Attorney - Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers 2020 - Top 5%
  • American Registry
  • 2020
  • Avvo Rated Top Lawyer 2020
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Avvo Rated Top Lawyer 2019
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • 2019 AV Preeminent Attorney - Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • America's Most Honored Professionals 2019 - Top 10%
  • American Registry
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Avvo Rated Top Lawyer 2018
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • America's Most Honored Professionals 2018
  • American Registry
  • 2018
  • Avvo Rated Top Lawyer 2017
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Best of the Bar
  • Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2016
  • Best of the Bar
  • Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2015
  • Best of the Bar
  • Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2015
  • Avvo 2013- Rated 9 Superb
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Best of the Bar
  • Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2013
  • Colleen Nunnelly Memorial Award - inaugural recipient
  • NACBA
  • 2012
  • Best of the Bar
  • Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2012
  • Missouri Bar’s 2011 Pro Bono Wall of Fame
  • Missouri Bar
  • 2011
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Publications

  • Student Loan Law Workshop
  • The albatross and the student loan.
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Nuts and Bolts
  • So You Want to File Bankruptcy Cases – Here’s a Top 10 List for Consideration
  • 2017
  • MOBAR Annual Bankruptcy Institute
  • Chapter 13 Hot Topics
  • 2017
  • Money Smart Kansas City
  • No matter where you fall within the financial spectrum, beginning, updating, or needing to press re-start, this informative seminar will provide you with options and resources for securing your financial future.
  • 2016
  • Cutting Edge Issues in Chapter 13
  • Chapter 13 Practical Skills on Friday the 13th
  • 2012
  • Bankruptcy Presentation
  • Consumer/residential mortgage restructuring/modification issues both inside and outside of bankruptcy.
  • 2011
  • BANKRUPTCY - Making The Most Of A Down Market
  • Bankruptcy and the Debtor
  • 2010
  • 18th Annual Convention: San Francisco, CA
  • Acrobat
  • 2010
  • 15-Hour Review of the Law - Kansas City
  • Techonology in the Court
  • 2001
  • 15-Hour Review of the Law - Kansas City
  • Techonology in the Court
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (4)
Endorse Rachel
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rachel is so good in the area of bankruptcy that she spends a great deal of her time mentoring other attorneys from all around the country! She is the go-to guru of bankruptcy and wraps her hands around the whole case without doubt. Her command of the law is amazing! If you live in Missouri or Kansas and are in need of any kind of bankruptcy advice, do yourself a favor and meet with Rachel. You will be glad you did! She is truly a Super Lawyer and a very dear friend,"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rachel is one of the best known speakers nationally for attorney conferences focusing on bankruptcy legal issues. She not only understands the law but has a unique skill for communicating her knowledge to other lawyers. It is for good reason she is highly sought after as a speaker."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rachel is an active lecturer on consumer bankruptcy issues, and I have the good fortune of soliciting her opinion on complex matters involving bankruptcy. She is always willing to share her unique insight and ideas with me."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rachel is a national leader in consumer bankruptcy practice and has contributed so much to debtor advocacy over the years! I have consulted with Rachel quite a lot over the years and she is so well informed and helpful. I would encourage anyone to entrust Rachel with your bankruptcy."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Rachel Foley for several years. She zealously and passionately represents her clients. She is smart and very knowledgeable about bankruptcy. What makes her stand out though is that she is kind and thoughtful. She really cares about her clients and what they are going through. I strongly endorse this lawyer!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rachel is working very hard to protect the assets of her clients. That work is benefiting debtors around the country. Rachel is an attorney other attorneys call with questions!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Other
"After reading one of Ms. Foley's answers to a question on Avvo, I clicked a link that she provided to an article she had written. I was impressed with not only the material that she provided, but by the fact that she so readily provided those very relevant materials to the person posting the question. I would feel very comfortable recommending Ms. Foley in the future."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is clearly one of the finest bankruptcy attorneys in the area. She meets that cutoff of "would you refer a member of your family to her for a serious matter?" I have and am happy about that."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rachel really knows her stuff. I find her to be very professional and a credit to the Kansas City Bankruptcy Bar."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Rachel for about 7 years, and have constantly been amazed by her dedication to the cause of consumer protection law. She's always pursuing new educational opportunities as a way of helping her clients more effectively, looking beyond the boundaries that most lawyers take for granted. As a result, her skills have evolved to a level well beyond many of those who would otherwise be called her peers. To call her an asset to the profession is an understatement."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Friend
"Rachel is passionate about doing good work and helping her clients get a fresh start. And she goes above and beyond the call of duty to make sure their rights are protected."
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Independence Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Rachel Lynn Foley
Rachel Lynn Foley
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Independence, MO
Licensed for 28 years