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John A. Lentz

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Lincoln, NE

5.0   46 reviews

also known as John Lentz


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About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    90%
    Chapters 7, 11, 12, 13

    12 years

  2. Business
    5%
    Restructuring or setup of an LLC or Corporation. Business Planning.

  3. Estate planning
    5%
    Wills, trusts, living wills, power of attorney, probate.

I chose the legal profession later in life because I wanted a challenging and rewarding career where I could help people in unfortunate situations and help people plan in order to avoid those same circumstances in the future.  I graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law, receiving a Juris Doctorate with Distinction in 2010.  I also hold a Master of Arts in Philosophy.

 

      While in law school, I received CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Bankruptcy, Secured Transactions, Business Planning, and Native American Law Seminar.  I also received the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence and the American Law Institute/American Bar Association’s Scholarship and Leadership Award.  I was also chosen as the first-place winner in the 2009-2010 American Indian Law Review Writing Competition, for his article “When Canons Go to War in Indian Country, Guess Who Wins?” Barrett v. United States:  Tax Canons and Canons of Construction in the Federal Taxation of American Indians.”  35 Am. Ind. L. Rev. 211 (2010).  In addition, I co-authored an article in The Nebraska Lawyer:  John A. Lentz & David P. Lepant, When the Heart-Broken are Financially Broken:  Divorce and Bankruptcy, 14 The Neb. Lawyer No. 3, 11 (March, 2011).

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Licensed for 12 years
State NE
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 10/18/2022

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

Contact John

Lentz Law, PC, LLO-Lincoln
650 J. St. Suite 215 B
Lincoln, NE, 68508
Lentz Law, PC, LLO-Omaha
2111 South 67th Street #300
Omaha, NE, 68106
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Very Knowledgable
John and his team were very easy to communicate with and helpful. If filing bankruptcy call on John.
Posted by Juan | November 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Person to work with
He was great lawyer explain everything to me very well helped me out a lot
Posted by Robert | September 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
great lawyer
John is very easy to work with and answers any questions you might have. He makes what seems like a very difficult task seem easy. He also has a great staff who is always there when you need them and filling out paper work very easy. I highly recommend this lawyer.
Posted by Kylee | August 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and respectful individuals, very happy to found them !
John and his team went above and beyond helping with my bankruptcy. They sent me detailed paperwork with exactly what I needed to do. Brooke and Maddy were very friendly. They answered any and all questions in a very timely manner over the text message and over the email. John did an astonishing job with explaining what this paperwork was going to do, how it was going to affect me and others in the situation, and I couldn’t have asked for anyone to do it better. I appreciate them! I will be suggesting them to anyone that needs a lawyer! I will definitely be coming back to them for any other situation that could endure in the future!
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Posted by Jen | May 31, 2022
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Bankruptcy
John and his staff have been amazing in representing us through our bankruptcy. They went above and beyond in helping to answer all of our questions and worked hard to get us on the right track for our future.
Posted by Daphyne | May 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great team!
I needed to file for Bankruptcy and called several lawyers. I felt like a number and kind of shamed by most of them. John was very compassionate and understanding with my needs. He took his time on the first call to answer my questions and even waited when I had to answer a call from my client! It took a long time to file and he had to make several calls to the court house. Finally it was done. Not his fault - just a small town issues. I had garnishments that was a challenge to get back and he never complained. Brooke answered many of my calls and was never rude and so kind to me! I will recommend John Lentz Law to anyone. Thank you Brooke and John!
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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2021
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Bankruptcy lawyer
John and his staff have always answered all my questions and emails promptly and expertly every time through this whole process, would highly recommend him and his staff to anyone that would have to go through a bankruptcy
Posted by Quinetta | July 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The best okay
John did everything he told me he would in a timely order I like that he has a great team of people working for him too!!
Posted by Jessica | May 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
I contacted John about my options. I initially found him on Google. He informed about the process of filing bankruptcy and what he could do for me. He was retained. He and his staff were very professional and informative every step of the way. When I had questions he had answers. The fact that John is responsive says a lot. I highly recommend John it definitely would use his services again.
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Posted by Kira | February 16, 2021
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Best bankruptcy lawyer!
He and his team are the best. They were patient with me and kind. They were exactly the type of people you would want to work with you in this type of situation. Thank you for making the process so easy.
Posted by Kara | February 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Easy process
He was amazing. He walked me through everything and broke everything down for me. Responded quickly when I would email with a question. And was really nice.
Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
COMPASSIONATE
John did an excellent job getting my bankruptcy filed and completed. I had a few obstacles along the way that John helped me out with. I am now on my way to credit repair and financial stability. Thank you so much John!
Posted by Mindy | August 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very Efficient
Very Professional and efficient. Highly recommend him and his staff! Always had things done in a timely matter!
Response from John Lentz August 18, 2020
Thanks so much!
Posted by Rita | May 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you.
Thank you John, for your help and expertise. You and your staff are very kind and compassionate. You were able to pull me through a difficult situation. I would not put my faith and trust in anyone but you. You are absolutely 100% highly recommended. I am forever grateful.
Response from John Lentz May 6, 2020
Thanks so much for your kind words!
Posted by Alan | February 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring, kind, and helpful
John and his staff, Brooke and Tre, and very caring in the whole process. Made us feel right at home. I would highly recommend this office.
Posted by Leandra | December 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Job with my bankruptcy! Would definitely recommend!
I’m so happy and appreciative with everyone at this law firm. Any questions or concerns I had always was responded to fast, and professionally. I would definitely recommend this law office, my bankruptcy was explained to me in details not rushed, and I understood the whole process and it went smooth. Thank you guys again for everything!
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2019
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Excellent help and reasonable cost
John helped us complete our bankruptcy. We started out with another lawyer, and when the costs started getting out of hand, we looked up John and found out he had a reasonable flat rate. We liked him right from the start and everything went very smoothly. Thank you John!
Posted by Virginia | December 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Bankruptcy Attorney
I liked the letter that I was sent by Mr Lentz, so I kept it around until I decided to apply for my Bankruptcy.I am very thankful for his expertise, and ability to make this a "easy" experience. I also appreciated his professional~clean appearance in court. I would defiantly recommend this attorney!
Posted by Al | October 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and Professional
If you are even considering discussing bankruptcy with an attorney, John Lentz should be your first call. John is very experienced but is very easygoing and patient so he listened to my situation, answered my questions and offered sound advice and options. There was no pressure to act quickly but when I made my final decision, he started work immediately. He made the whole process as painless as possible. I can’t imagine having better counsel or better results. I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by M. S | October 23, 2019
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Personal
Amazing amazing layer and his team Brooke and trey!!! Answer any question I had. Made me very comfortable......
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney & Shareholder
  • Lepant & Lentz, PC, LLO
  • 2010 - Present

Education

  • University of Nebraska College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Ohio University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2006
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • Bankruptcy
  • Discharge

Associations

  • Nebraska Bar Association-Bankrtupcy Section
  • Section Chair
  • 2016 - Present
  • Nebraska State Bar Association-Publications Comittee
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Banrkutpcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
  • Secretary
  • 2015 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence for Future Award: Native American Law
  • CALI
  • 2010
  • Medal of Excellence
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • 2010
  • Scholarship and Leadership Award
  • American Law Institute
  • 2010
  • Excellence for Future Award: Business Planning
  • CALI
  • 2010
  • Excellence for Future Award: Secured Transactions
  • CALI
  • 2010
  • Excellence for Future Award: Bankrutpcy
  • CALI
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Appellate Practice Manual-NSBA
  • Bankruptcy Appeals
  • 2016
  • Nebraska Lawyer Magazine
  • When the Heart-Broken are Financially Broken: Divorce and Bankruptcy
  • 2011
  • American Indian Law Review
  • When Canons Go to War in Indian Country, Guess Who Wins?” Barrett v. United States: Tax Canons and Canons of Construction in the Federal Taxation of American Indians
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Bankruptcy Law Practice in Nebraska
  • Tax Ramifications and the Bankruptcy Estate
  • 2016
  • 2005 Intermountain West Philosophy Conference
  • The Path to Anti-Realism: An Anticipated Response From Matthews
  • 2005
  • 10th Annual Emory University Philosophy Conference
  • The Treatment of Descartes's Provisional Morality
  • 2005
  • 2005 Indiana Philsoophical Society Meeting
  • Moral Facts: Reduction, Relevance and Explanation
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse John
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a great attorney and a fantastic mentor. John's years of experience have allowed him to help others and be a leader in the legal community. I endorse John Lentz."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend John Lentz to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney John Lentz is a powerful advocate for his clients. He is always prepared and very successful in the courtroom. The client who trusts his case to John makes a wise decision, and I highly recommend his work."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a very contentious attorney and person. I have no issues in recommending clients to him knowing they will be in good hands in his practice area."
Lincoln Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer John A. Lentz
John A. Lentz
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Lincoln, NE
Licensed for 12 years