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David Robert Barlow

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at North Kansas City, MO

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Dave Barlow


Licensed for 30 years

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    60%
    Representing individuals and small businesses in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. I have handled thousands of cases over the years in various practice areas. Approximately 2000 have been Bankruptcy cases.

    29 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    20%

    29 years

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    20%

    29 years

I graduated with from the University of Kansas in 1988 with a B.A. in History and Political Science.  I left home to attend law school in Michigan beginning in January, 1989.

I graduated from law school a semester early in the September, 1991. I sat for and passed the Michigan Bar Exam in January, 1992.  While in law school was a student law clerk for the Hon. Michael Harrison in the Ingham County Circuit Court.  During the year after graduation I was the law clerk to the Hon. James Fleming in the Jackson County (Michigan) Circuit Court. 

After working in small general practice firm, I returned home to the Kansas City Area in 1993.  I have been practicing law in the Kansas City Area since.  We have our main office in North Kansas CIty and satellite offices in LIberty and Leavenworth.

For the last sixteen years I have focused on representing individuals and small businesses in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13  Bankruptcy cases.  However, our firm handles personal injury cases, workers' compensation, immigration, and traffic matters.

I have found my representation of clients going through Bankruptcy to be rewarding and challenging. 

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter, shooting trap and skeet, and watching the Kansas City Royals and the Kansas Jayhawks.

Licensed for 30 years
State KS
Status Authorized to practice law
Acquired 1994
Updated 11/08/2022
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 1993
Updated 09/21/2022
State MI
Status Not authorized to practice-Administrative
Acquired 1992
Updated 10/06/2022

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

Contact David

Barlow & Niffen
Barlow & Niffen, PC
511 South 5th St
Leavenworth, KS, 66048
Liberty Office
1201 West College St.
Suite 200
Liberty, MO, 64068
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Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would recommend to all friends and family!!
David Barlow was an excellent attorney for us! He helped us through the entire process and anytime we had any questions or concerns that came up along the way he always returned our call same day. He kept us informed with sending any correspondence immediately and made sure we were aware of any updates or changes with our case. I would highly recommended him to any friend or family member!
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Posted by William | October 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
Dave was great! He handled my situation very professionally and efficient. Will definitely recommend him to anyone needing an attorney. He made the process as painless as possible and handled everything to the end. He kept me informed every step of the way and was always available to discuss something I was unsure about.
Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Complex Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Handled Very Well
We met and discussed a difficult financial situation with Mr. Barlow. He explained all options and discussed "next steps." We chose to file Chapter 13 - and it was a five year plan. Candidly, we were pretty scared...and we told him so at the 341A Hearing! He was completely reassuring, and within a few weeks, with no difficulties at all, our plan was confirmed. Of course, a lot of "life" happens over a five year period, and we had our share. (Animals chewing through the roof, emergency room visits-yeah, pretty much whatever you can imagine!) At one point, it seemed we weren't going to make it. Again, after some emails, Mr. Barlow reassured us that things were going to be alright. Five years later - nearly to the day, we received our discharge from the court. A few months later, the case was closed. Some attorneys might have stopped at the discharge. Mr. Barlow, however, followed up to make sure that our credit reports were correct, and less than two years after that discharge our credit scores are over 800, so - yes - there is life after bankruptcy! We had a great experience, in spite of a bad financial situation, and we found that candor, honesty, and constant communication with Mr. Barlow could lead us to a much less scary life...so, thank you, Mr. Barlow! For those reading this who have a complex financial life and who are also facing a doubtful future because you just aren't sure how to make ends meet, please: talk to Mr. Barlow. If it is "doable" and legit, as long as you do as he recommends, you'll be okay. Be honest with yourself, too: Chapter 13 is not easy. If you can imagine it, it'll probably happen in 3-5 years, so be ready to work really hard and make some sacrifices. It's a "process" and, yes, you are putting your financial life/lives in the hand of Mr. Barlow and the court-trust him. As long as you've been thorough and completely honest, he'll get you to the finish line! A few years later, as long as you keep doing what's right, your credit scores and financial life will be as good as (maybe better?) those who have never filed bankruptcy. Bottom line, we recommend Mr. Barlow.
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Posted by Angela | November 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Aj - Never Before
I had to file bankruptcy Attorney Barlow was very informative and knowledgeable about the process. He took the time to make sure I understood the process. He even supported me during a never before encounter at the hearing. He was outstanding and exceeded my expectations. AJ
Posted by Joe | March 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Prior to meeting w/ Mr. David Barlow, I had "interviewed" several bankruptcy attorneys, and they were all Incapable of conceptualizing how to successfully accomplish a bankruptcy for me. However, Mr. Barlow was able to clearly identify the challenges of my case, and then communicate to me how he would be able to overcome them. Moreover. he flawlessly executed the plan to overcome the challenges of my case! Also, he was very easy to work w/ during a fairly traumatic episode in one's life by being emphatic, approachable, and responding very quickly to my questions. I highly recommend David Barlow!
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Posted by Kelli | February 17, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
I am a creditor in my ex husbands bankruptcy case. Although, David was not able to take my case; he was very informatvie and helpful with the steps I needed to take and whom I needed to contact. I appreciate that he took the time to listen and explain the documents to me.
Posted by Doug | December 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
If you are trying to find a bankruptcy attorney, I highly suggest Mr. Barlow. He is meticulously thorough, very responsive, communicates clearly, and fully explains all the steps during this difficult process. His expertise and guidance made us feel much better as we navigated all the steps. His staff is also very friendly and very helpful and no attention to detail was untouched. They are a great team and helped us get the resolution we needed. We worked with other attorneys prior to him and we can truly say that Mr. Barlow is one of the best.
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
I filed bankruptcy for the first time, I didn't know what to expect. Attorney Barlow explained everything to me in great detail, which allowed this process to go smoothly without hassle. Attorney Barlow and his staff were very professional.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Barlow & Niffen, PC
  • 1997 - Present
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • The Ingham County Circuit Court
  • 1990 - 1991

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Kansas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Associations

  • Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ad Hoc Rules Committee U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • Previous Member
  • N/A
  • Missouri Bar, Commerical Law Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Missouri Bar, Civil Practice & Procedure Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2019
  • CLE Contributor
  • MCLE
  • 2013

Publications

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Written material for Bankruptcy & Debt Collection Defense - CLE By the Hour presentation
  • 2014
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Written material for Bankruptcy: Ethics, Good Faith and Sanctions Annual Bankruptcy Institute presentation
  • 2013
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy Institute - Missouri Bar CLE Materials
  • 2013
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Written material for Mortgage Claims in Bankruptcy Annual Bankruptcy Institute presentation
  • 2009
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Written material for How to Help Your Clients Survive Hard Times Get Connected: Solo & Small Firm Conference presentation
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE By the Hour
  • Bankruptcy & Debt Collection Defense
  • 2014
  • Annual Bankruptcy Institute
  • Bankruptcy: Ethics, Good Faith and Sanctions
  • 2013
  • Annual Bankruptcy Institute
  • Mortgage Claims in Bankruptcy
  • 2009
  • Get Connected: Solo & Small Firm Conference
  • How to Help Your Clients Survive Hard Times
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse David
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David has been practicing Bankruptcy law for many years and does an excellent job. He is always prepared and works hard for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David for many years. He knows his way around the courthouse. He is an experienced bankruptcy attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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North Kansas City Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer David Robert Barlow
David Robert Barlow
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
North Kansas City, MO
Licensed for 30 years
Free Consultation