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Gerald J Casey

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Lake Charles, LA

5.0   21 reviews
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State LA
    Acquired 1979
    Status
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Gerald

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I have been actively practicing law for 40 years.  My primary area of practice is bankrutpcy and business law.  I have represented clients in Chapter 7 Liquidation cases, Chapter 13 Consumer Reorganization cases, Chapter 12 Farm cases, and Chapter 11 Business Reorganization cases throughout those 40 years.  I represent debtors and creditors.  

I graduated from McNeese State University with a B.S. in Economics and LSU Law School with a Doctor of Jurisprudence.  I have been married for 47 years with three grown children and five grandchildren.  I am a vetran of the United States Army and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1973.  I was discharged from the Army with the rank of 1st Lieutenant in 1975.   

Don't believe the talk on the street about the bankrutpcy laws. If you are in financial trouble, we can help.

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Location

Attorney at Law
613 Alamo St
Lake Charles, LA, 70601-8615

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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2022
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Case
Very good service. I really appreciate everything that was done for me. The process went well. Good firm to work with.
Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2021
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Painless
Everyone at this firm made this difficult experience much easier. They were very pleasant and extremely helpful. Highly recommended.
Posted by Nila | October 8, 2020
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Excellent service
My case was very difficult to solve but mr Casey made easy and simple , mr Gerald Casey and their team members that are doing Excellent job
Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2020
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Highly recommended
I had no clue what to do about my bankruptcy issues, everyone was so nice and helpful. Explained everything (some times twice lol)
Posted by Charles | June 29, 2020
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Personal Bankruptcy
My personal bankruptcy case went very smooth. I filed prior to Covid-19. My final discharge was done over the phone with the bankruptcy referee. Mr Casey and staff kept me informed throughout the whole process. His paralegal, Ms. Vincent was very professional and understanding of my situation. I highly recommend anyone looking for a good bankruptcy attorney to consider Mr. Casey and staff.
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Posted by Harold Plaisance | January 8, 2020
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Bankruptcy Review
I had the unfortunate circumstances to have to declare bankruptcy a little over three years ago. Mr. Casey was excellent to work with and excellent in the representation of my case. He and his staff have always answered questions promptly and knowledgeably, as well as thoroughly explaining options and what was forthcoming. They provided me with all the information needed to make responsible decisions in the beginning and filled out all the court papers needed with the information provided for my case. He attended the court hearing with the trustee and excellently represented my circumstances and interests. The bankruptcy plan proceeded as agreed and anything that came up during the 3 years, he and his office were always available to help or answer my questions. I appreciate his experience and expertise in my legal matters concerning this bankruptcy. I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2019
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EXCELLENT JOB
We were nervous and very uncomfortable making the decision to file BK but minutes after being in the office with Mr Casey and TK we felt much more secure about a tough decision. They walked us through each step and made it simple to do. We would recommend this Law Firm to anyone.
Posted by kieth | November 4, 2019
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quick & easy
Mr. Casey and his staff were very direct in helping us with us with our issue. His office is knowledgeable& precise in what they do he took the time to understand our situation , also when he says he can do it .... he does it .... after having trouble with com panies for a number of years ... it was solved in a matter of 3 months. thank you Mr. Casey & your paralegal for the assist..
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Posted by Scott | May 21, 2019
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Very Professional Attorney
Mr Casey represented a group of us in a clawback case resulting from a corporate bankruptcy. His guidance was straight to the point with great insight and knowledge leading to a successful outcome. Gerry was extremely accommodating to our challenging schedules and his style as a straight shooter and "telling you like it is" facilitated quick and confident decision making. I will use Mr. Casey for any future legal services and highly recommend his services to others.
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Posted by Ryan | April 19, 2019
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Chapter 12
Mr. Casey and his staff guided our family through a difficult time in our lives. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney. I would recommend his services to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2019
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Excellent Choice
Gerry guided us through the entire process which was quite complicated with multiple businesses involved. The end result could not have turned out better. Highly recommend.
Posted by Stephanie | March 20, 2019
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wonderful experience
Mr. Casey was very informative and knowledgeable about our options. He discussed all of the options with us and helped us decide which bankruptcy route was best for us. His office is very professional and also very accommodating to work around schedules. I will definitely recommend his office.
Posted by Lynette | March 18, 2019
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OUTSTANDING SERVICE! BEST IN THE BUSINESS!
Mr. Casey represents my family as creditors in a case where debtors owe an outstanding debt for a house they purchased from our mother. We have been extremely pleased with Mr. Casey's experience, knowledge and perseverance in our case. He always provides sound advice; often presenting different options to contemplate. He has been available to address all our questions and concerns, via face-to-face meetings, emails or telephone conferences. He keeps us apprised of changes and updates in our case. We are especially lucky to have Mr. Casey represent our side!
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Posted by Mr. and Mrs. Trahan | March 16, 2019
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Grateful for Mr. Gerald Casey
Mr. Casey is a very knowledgeable and experienced attorney. We are grateful that we chose Mr. Casey to represent us. He and his staff were very helpful throughout the whole process. We highly recommend Mr. Gerald Casey.
Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2019
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Hickman vs mott
Mr. Casey and his colleagues are very professional and collaborated together to represent me in a case against someone who I loaned I a great deal of money .Bankruptcy is his speciality ,but I chose to contact him to represent me in my case because of his work ethics and straight forward, honest, personality. He is very smart and determined and if he represents you in case you can be sure he will work with you to achieve the best possible outcome. I always feel he has my best interest at heart and that he is doing all that he can as my lawyer to reach our end goal.
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2019
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Excellent Bankruptcy Attorney
Mr. Casey is a straight shooter. Gerald will be brutally honest and tell you exactly what you need to hear and not what you want to hear. Mr. Casey knows exactly what will happen during the bankruptcy process and everything went exactly as he said. Gerald's Paralegal "TK" was a pleasure to work with. TK is an expert at crunching numbers and giving you a realistic number for what your Chapter plan payment will be. Keep in mind, Mr. Casey doesn't work for free. Don't expect to go in and get free estimates for a plan payment. Gerald will give you free a consultation and reassure you he can get you out of the credit crunch. If you want real numbers, be prepared to commit to Casey as your attorney and he will do everything professionally and ethically. My life is 100% better after using Mr. Casey for my chapter 13. I don't stress anymore and I learned from my mistakes. I highly recommend Mr. Casey as a top bankruptcy attorney. Stop hesitating and go see Mr. Casey and get your life back!
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Posted by Melisa | December 2, 2015
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Bankruptcy
Mr. Casey made everything as simple as possible. This was my first bankruptcy and I was scared to death, but he reassured me that everything will be ok and helped me every step of the way. Can't thank him enough!!
Posted by Steve | November 13, 2015
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Delivery as promised
He told me what to expect and what it would cost up front. He was on top of it throughout. He was always available for calls. I felt I was well represented.
Posted by Sharon | November 12, 2015
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Great Attorney
Mr. Casey is an excellent attorney. He returns phone calls and emails promptly, and does what he says he is going to do. I had a complicated case, and he took time to explain the process to me. He was upfront and honest about what to expect. He did not promise me what he could not deliver. I would highly recommend Mr. Casey.
Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2015
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Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Mr. Casey was honest, straight forward and did not sugar coat anything. Yet he was still compassionate to our needs. As our situation changed, he was always able to adapt and be knowledgable in what we needed to do.
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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Gerald J. Casey, LLC
  • 1978 - Present

Education

  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • Mcneese State University
  • B.S.
  • 1973

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Picheloup Const. Col, Inc. v Lindy Dennis Air Cond. Co., Inc. 499 So.2d 1101
  • Calcasieu Marine Nation Bank. v. Morrell 880 F2d 855
  • Killough Commercial Credit Corporation v. Killough 900 F2d 61

Associations

  • Southwest Louisiana Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Mamber
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Southwest Louisiana Bar Association
  • What Every General Practitioner Should Know About Bankruptcy & Divorce
  • 2014
  • Southwest Louisiana Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy and Divorce
  • 2013
  • Southwest Louisiana Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy and Taxes
  • 2012
  • Southwest Louisiana Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2011
  • Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Bankruptcy and Divorce
  • 2010
  • Southwest Louisiana Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2010
  • Southwest Louisiana Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Gerald
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable and experienced and does an excellent job of representing his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gerry is by far the most knowledgable and diligent Bankruptcy lawyer in Lake Charles, and arguably one of the best Bankruptcy Lawyers in the entire State of Louisiana. If you are looking for a hands-on lawyer, call Mr. Casey."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer because he is honest, hard working, blunt, and effective."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jerry handles matters in a highly professional manner and is always a pleasure to work with."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Gerry is very knowledgeable and is an professional and ethical lawyer who is a pleasure to work with."
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Lake Charles Chapter 7 bankruptcy Lawyer Gerald J Casey
Gerald J Casey
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
Lake Charles, LA
Licensed for 45 years