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Coleman Robert Ellis

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Independence, MO

5.0   158 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • State Years
    Kansas - KS 14 years
    Missouri - MO 14 years
    Utah - UT 11 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Coleman

Learn Coleman’s areas of practice.

I WORK TO HELP INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES OVERCOME FINANCIAL CHALLENGES AND GET BACK ON THEIR FEET.

Coleman Ellis is a partner at the firm of Cook Ellis LLC, where he focuses his work in the areas of debtor and creditor rights, bankruptcy, and general business and real estate transactions. He has over 13 years of experience in these fields and is licensed to practice in Missouri, Kansas and Utah.


Coleman assists individuals, non-profits and businesses to overcome financial challenges and get back on their feet; or to liquidate and close their doors in an organized and ethical manner. Much of his work involves representing debtors and creditors in cases under Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 12 and Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. His business clients include franchisees, hotel owners, manufacturing concerns, food service providers, health-care companies, farmers, religious-based organizations, and real-estate holding companies.


Coleman is board certified in the area of consumer bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification. To be certified, he satisfied the following requirements: full time practice of law for at least five years; good standing in the bars of all states where a license to practice law is held; devoted at least 30% of practice time and at least 400 hours to bankruptcy-related matters in the last three years; documented involvement in consumer bankruptcy by providing information on cases practiced; demonstrated commitment to continuing legal education by earning at least 60 hours of bankruptcy education in the past three years; passed an extensive, day-long written examination covering consumer bankruptcy issues.


Coleman is a member of The Missouri Bar, the Kansas Bar Association, the Utah Bar Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He received a juris doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, an MBA from the Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Utah.

Awards

Client's Choice 2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015
Client's Choice
2020 2019 2018 + 3 ...

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Location

Cook Ellis LLC

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  158 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by Rhonda | May 25, 2021
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Coleman Ellis
Mr. Coleman Ellis is one of the nicest and professional lawyers I ever met. My bankruptcy case got stared quickly without any problems. Everyone in the office is very nice and helpful. So glad I called Mr. Coleman Ellis first. Thanks a lot.
Posted by Mike | October 27, 2020
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Bankruptcy Blues
Coleman Ellis got rid of any bankruptcy blues for me. He gave me good advice and suggestions but let me decide what I wanted to do. He explained how things worked with a bankruptcy procedure. He was also very calm and patience when I might have been a little stressed out which helped me cope with things I was unfamiliar with.
Posted by Melissa | September 29, 2020
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Wonderful Attorney
Coleman went above and beyond for me and my husband. My husband passed away 2 days before our hearing and Coleman was able to handle everything for me and I was able to deal with my loss.
Posted by Joshua | July 24, 2020
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Got the job done right the 1st time !!!
From making my initial appointment, to paperwork and emailing. In fact They even responded in an earnest fashion. Chapter 7 filed and booked on time even with the Coronavirus going on! Call Coleman, the man does remarkable work and has integrity.
Posted by Karrie | July 17, 2020
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Excellent Service
Coleman was great to work with. Due to the covid he worked with me on the phone. He was great yo explain the difference in chapter 7 and 13. He always returned my calls the same day and was quick to answer any questions I had!! If you are in need kf a knowledgeable attorney Coleman is your guy!!
Posted by Ebony | July 16, 2020
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Very Professional
Coleman was very professional. Both Coleman and his staff made the entire process of filling bankruptcy as simple and painless as could be. Each step was explained in ways I could understand and if I ever had questions I was always able to get a response from a staff member within a timely manner.
Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2020
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Amazing service
Made filing bankruptcy easy and stress free. Vicki is also amazing and answered all my questions through out the process.
Posted by MarQuisha Harvey | April 15, 2020
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Thank you
Coleman is absolutely amazing and very honest. Mrs Doreen is amazing as well!
Posted by Corie | April 15, 2020
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Would recommend
I hired Mr. Ellis to represent me for bankruptcy. He and his staff did a fantastic job. They have explained things every step of the way.
Posted by Lois | April 15, 2020
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Bankruptcy Consultation & Filing
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy filing. Very good and efficient attorney. Even though it was beyond our control, it was not a good feeling to have to file bankruptcy and a bit embarrassing, felt at ease at the consultation because of Coleman Ellis.
Posted by StevenJ | January 18, 2020
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SteveJ
Coleman and team were very knowledgeable in providing direction, which was best for me. They made me feel at ease and comfortable in my future direction. Would recommend highly.
Posted by Michelle | January 18, 2020
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Bankruptcy Attorney
Very professional and he handled my case in a very timely manner he took care of everything and was always willing to answer all questiond
Posted by Roxanna | January 17, 2020
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Knowledgeable & Understanding
Coleman Ellis knows the law. He gives it to you straight. His advice saved us from keeping a car we owed too much on. His fees are very reasonable for all the work he does.
Posted by Doug | January 17, 2020
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Good experience
I am glad i went to his office. Very patient with me considering it took me months to get to the point i could file. Someone in office always ready and able to assist. I have all ready recommended him to 2 people.
Posted by Joan | January 17, 2020
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Awesome Bankruptcy Lawyer
Very good on process with Bankruptcy done in less than a year. Went through everything on Bankruptcy application with my lawyer. He went court proceedings with me & told me answers yes or no very helpful.
Posted by Raymond | January 17, 2020
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Very professional and timely
The entire law office treated me and my case with dignity and respect. I was always able to get my questions answered.
Posted by Frankie | October 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Will hire him again
Communication between him and his staff with me was excellent. They answered all questions and were very a tentative. Never had to wait for my appointment
Posted by Jasmine | September 27, 2019
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Wonderful experience
Coleman is readily available and presented all my options in a easy way. I meet with other lawyers but he was the nicest. He made a very uncomfortable experience smoother. I’ll recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Lisa | September 26, 2019
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Client
I was very pleased with Mr. Ellis on explaining which bankruptcy that I he was going to be filing in my behalf, and was on top of letting me know things that they needed from me. I would recommend Mr. Ellis and his firm to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome
His team is excellent and very helpful. Very understanding. Not afraid to help in anyway.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Cook Ellis LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Clerk
  • The Sixteenth Judicial Circuit of Missouri, Division 3, Honorable David M. Byrn
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Clerk
  • The Sixteenth Judicial Circuit of Missouri, Division 3, Honorable Thomas C. Clark
  • 2007 - 2008

Education

  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Missouri (Kansas City, MO)
  • MBA
  • 2008
  • University of Utah
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Associations

  • American Board of Certification
  • Board certified in consumer bankruptcy law
  • 2022 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Utah Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Best Bankruptcy Attorney in Kansas City
  • Expertise
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Best Bankruptcy Attorney in Kansas City
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Missouri Bankruptcy and Insolvency Conference
  • Speaker - Chapter 13 Issues and Updates
  • 2021
  • Missouri Annual Bankruptcy Institute - Columbia, MO
  • Attendee
  • 2020
  • 20th Annual D. Brook Bartlett Lectures
  • Attendee
  • 2020
  • 2020 KBA Bankruptcy & Insolvency CLE Conference
  • Attendee
  • 2020
  • Missouri Annual Bankruptcy Institute
  • Attendee
  • 2019
  • 11th Annual Frank W. Koger Bankruptcy Symposium
  • Attendee
  • 2019
  • Missouri Annual Bankruptcy Institute
  • Attendee
  • 2018
  • 11th Annual Frank W. Koger Bankruptcy Symposium
  • Attendee
  • 2018
  • Nuts and Bolts of Consumer Bankruptcy Practice
  • Attendee
  • 2017
  • 9th Annual Frank W. Koger Bankruptcy Symposium
  • Attendee
  • 2016
  • Boot Camp: Foreclosure and Workout Proredures
  • Speaker - Bankruptcy and Foreclosure
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (8)
Endorse Coleman
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Coleman is exceptional. I have referred several matters to him over the years and without exception my client report great satisfaction with Coleman's work. He has my full confidence."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Coleman is a great attorney and an even better man. He is of the highest professional and personal integrity. Coleman provides a wealth of knowledge, experience and compassion for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Excellent at his work. Great experience with chapter 7 & 11 bankruptcy cases."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Coleman for many years. He is very honest and cares for his clients. His personality gives you sense of confidence and reassurance. I would recommend his services to anyone."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Coleman in law school and have now known him for many years. I've always admired his drive to succeed and his dedication to his clients. I have referred clients to Coleman with full confidence that he would understand their financial struggles and help them move forward to a brighter future. I endorse Coleman without hesitation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I am pleased to endorse Coleman Ellis wholeheartedly, without any reservation. He is an excellent advocate and a caring person, and that says nothing of his encyclopedic knowledge of bankruptcy, commercial, and credit matters! As an attorney myself, he is the kind of professional I would hire to represent me personally."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Coleman is professional and reliable. He is also very personable and easy to talk to. I send all my clients with debt issues to him because I know they will be in good hands."
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Independence Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Coleman Robert Ellis
Coleman Robert Ellis
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Independence, MO
Licensed for 14 years
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