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Donald E. Hood

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Dallas, TX

5.0   432 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Donald

Learn Donald’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    35%

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    35%
    Counsel and assist individual and business clients in the prosecution of their Ch.7 Bankruptcy cases.

    25 years, 750 cases

  3. Debt settlement
    30%
    Negotiate the settlement of Client debt with creditors.

THE LAW OFFICE OF DONALD E. HOOD, PLLC THE WINGS TO YOUR FINANCIAL FREEDOM CALL - 214-974-3822

I grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. I was one of eight children, did not have a “privileged” upbringing, but am extremely grateful for my parents’ many sacrifices. They instilled in me a work ethic that I carry with me to this day.

Throughout my years, I have overcome many personal and professional challenges. I now devote my professional life to helping clients overcome their financial challenges.

When you meet me, you will find me to be professional but personable. I try to live my life like an exclamation, not an explanation! I believe that I am brave and willing to take informed risks. I am committed to constant self-improvement, always using my time as wisely as possible.

I look forward to the opportunity to serve you!

Awards

Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016
Client's Choice
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Location

Donald E. Hood
6440 N Central Expy
The Turley Law Center, Suite 605
Dallas, TX, 75206
The Law Office of Donald E. Hood, PLLC Fort Worth Office
9500 Ray White Rd, Suite 200 (By Appt. Only)
Fort Worth, TX, 76244
The Law Office of Donald E. Hood, PLLC Plano Office
555 Republic Drive, Suite 200 (By Appt. Only)
Plano, TX, 75074
The Law Office of Donald E. Hood, PLLC Arlington Office
6516 Eldorado Drive (By Appt. Only)
Arlington, TX, 76001
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Delfina | September 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy case
Gracias al abogado Donald, por explicarme paso a paso la diferencia de las clases de bancarrota, y ayudarme desde el principio hasta el final con mi caso, me atendió en mi idioma, gracias
Response from Donald Hood September 20, 2019
Fue un placer trabajar con Ud. Delfina . . . Gracias!! Donald
Posted by Nicholas | September 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
‘You’re gonna sleep good tonight ‘
That catch phrase stuck with me and he is right, when he finishes his job you will sleep good. As super nervous and didn’t know what to expect, Mr Don Hood took good care of my case. The man knows what he is doing. He even help me calm my nerve down with humor as well. I’m so grateful he took my case with taking payments instead of full upfront like most lawyers. The meeting with trustee went very well. It’s place I didn’t want to be in my life but Mr Don Hood made it simple as possible even made me laugh at the meeting which help me to stay focus. Thank you Mr Don Hood for your services. I’ve been sleeping good every night because of you.
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Response from Donald Hood September 18, 2019
Thanks Nick!
Posted by Jamela | February 20, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Choose him
I'm so glad I choose Mr. Hood to handle my case. He's very knowledgeable and very responsive when you call. He made me feel so much better about doing this process.
Response from Donald Hood February 20, 2024
Thanks Jamela! I hope I can instill the same sense of confidence in all my Clients that I have instilled in you. Don
Posted by Lindsay | February 19, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You will not regret contacting Donald!
I was so stressed out over my situation but Donald immediately made me feel better and walked me through the process. Everything was taken care of quickly and professionally. I highly recommend him!
Response from Donald Hood February 19, 2024
Thanks Lindsay! Your kind words mean a lot to me. Don
Posted by Minerva | February 13, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy
Donald Hood, help me with this process, he was very helpful and everything, I highly recommend and appreciate he’s the best lawyer I ever meet
Response from Donald Hood February 14, 2024
Thank you Minerva! I'm glad we were able to get the results that we set out to get. Don
Posted by Dee | February 13, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I highly recommend Donald Hood. I was apprehensive of the process, concerned about keeping my home, but Mr. Hood reassured me and made the process much less stressful. He was always available to answer questions and very patient. Mr. Hood is highly professional and treats his clients with respect.
Response from Donald Hood February 14, 2024
You are the Client that most most attorneys can only hope for . . . Thank you Dee!
Posted by Allison | February 11, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fresh Start
I was referred to Don Hood by a family friend because I was struggling financially. After reaching out and working with him, I could not be more pleased with the results. He helped to determine the best course of action for my particular situation, and his blend of thoughtful professional expertise with considerate personal wisdom set me at ease when I felt anxious about the stigma attached to bankruptcy. He was always available to explain every detail including upcoming steps and timelines so I knew exactly what to expect throughout the process. It has been a relief to know he "had my back" during this time, and now, I am off to a fresh start. If you are weighing your options, do yourself a huge favor and call Mr. Hood.
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Response from Donald Hood February 14, 2024
Thanks Allison!! Life keeps happening, so as issues arise, know that I am just a phone call away. Don
Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best!
We could not have been happier!!! Don was amazing! He always answers the phone and emails promptly. He is professional and kind. You can tell he loves his job and wants to take good care of his clients. Don't think twice!!! Thank you Oliver (Don's intern) as well, he is so sweet and pleasant. It has been a pleasure to work with you both!
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Response from Donald Hood February 7, 2024
Thank you VERY MUCH! Don & Oliver
Posted by Cory | February 6, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
In late 2023 I found myself at a crossroads in my financial life, after researching and gathering consultations from numerous law offices regarding bankruptcy in the Dallas area I found Don was the best choice to go with for numerous reasons. Don made my struggling time an ease, he treated me with the upmost respect and made me feel like family during an obvious "hard-to-swallow' time. I never felt embarrassed or confused during the entire process and Don's team gathered the information and completed the filing within an exceptional time frame. If you are looking for a Law Office that treats you with respect and makes your case a priority all while giving you a fair deal financially, there is absolutely no other firm I would recommend going with than The Law Office of Donald E. Hood!
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Response from Donald Hood February 6, 2024
It is always a great pleasure working with someone who helps me help them! Thank you Cory, Don
Posted by Jose C. | January 26, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Bankruptcy
In 2011, I was so frustrated because I had many debts which is why I decided to reach out and hired Donald E. Hood to help me and with his help it resulted in solving my debts. Since making the decision to hired Donald E. Hood from that moment my life change in a positively way.Recently,I had contacted him for a consultation over a business topic where he was very honest and direct with the information and guidance. Which is why I highly recommend him. En 2011, estaba muy frustrado porque tenía muchas deudas, por eso decidí acercarme y contratar a Donald E. Hood para que me ayudara y con su ayuda logré resolver mis deudas. Desde que tomé la decisión de contratar a Donald E. Hood A partir de ese momento mi vida cambió de manera positiva. Recientemente lo contacté para una consulta sobre un tema de negocios donde fue muy honesto y directo con la información y orientación. Por eso lo recomiendo mucho.
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Response from Donald Hood January 26, 2024
Mil gracias Jose . . . lo agradezco! Donald
Posted by jessica | January 22, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest and Willing
Mr. Hood is honest and willing. I contacted him to consult and then hire. We spoke a few times, even after business hours. I’m genuinely grateful he’s the type to never let you feel like you’ve been ignored. Mr. Hood is not only honest and kind, but he’s willing to help, even if it means he knows he won’t be hired. Mr. Hood gave me the information I needed to know and think about. He answered the phone calls and emails after standard business hours and when he couldn’t get back to me right away, he made sure to let me know he received my call. He’s a lawyer who will really be on your side.
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Response from Donald Hood January 23, 2024
Thank you Jessica for your kind words! Don
Posted by Victoria | January 17, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fresh Start
When I first inquired about filing a Chapter 7 I researched lawyers in the Dallas area, I came upon Mr.Hood name and read the reviews from his previous clients. They were amazing so I reached out to him and was very pleased with him overall after our conversation. Although I was very hesitant to go through the process the first time reaching out, he didn’t give up on us when we were ready to file. Mr.Hood was amazing from start to finish, I appreciate him from the bottom of my heart. Thank you!
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Response from Donald Hood January 17, 2024
I am just so happy we got the results that we were looking for, but I couldn't have done it without your help . . . THANK YOU! Don
Posted by Jaquelyn | January 16, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer!
Mr. Hood helped my family in requesting bankruptcy. He went over with us every little detail to make sure this was the best route for my family and provided a great orientation about the process and guided us through the end. He was always available via email, text or call and was quickly to respond. Would definitely recommend him to any family or friends!
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Response from Donald Hood January 16, 2024
Thank you Jaquelyn! It was my great pleasure working with you, and I am delighted we got the results that we wanted and that you deserve. Donald
Posted by anonymous | December 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Debt settlement
The best! Very knowledgeable and explains things to you well. He knows how to get things done fast and is very professional at what he does. I recommend him if you are looking for someone
Response from Donald Hood December 25, 2023
Thank you VERY MUCH! Now let's have a prosperous 2024. DH
Posted by Coby | December 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My bankruptcy
Don was very helpful and informative making every step of my bankruptcy easy to understand. He was also available to answer my questions when I needed him.
Response from Donald Hood December 14, 2023
Thanks Coby! I look forward to getting the results we hoped for. Don
Posted by Jonathan | December 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smooth and Successful Process
Helped write off all our debts including medical bills, solar panel loan, water filtration loan, consolidation loan, credit cards, and helped retain our home. Don Hood and team adequately prepares your case before filing and prepares you for questions asked during the creditors meeting to ensure a smooth and successful process. We are now able to start fresh and can begin to rebuild our credit.
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Response from Donald Hood December 13, 2023
Thanks Jonathan! I'm glad you'll have the fresh financial start you deserve. Don
Posted by Casey | December 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Overcoming the unexpected.
As with many people these days, being on a fixed income is very hard to manage. My husband and I had reached a point where we had to choose which bill we dropped from the budget this month to get by. Then the next month we would pay that bill and choose another to skip, etc. Then we received a filing for suit for a bill we had from several years ago. That's when everything became overwhelming and had to do something quick. Don had helped us once before and was glad to be of help in this bankruptcy case. He is very kind, professional and very knowledgeable as to what needs to be done. Without his help and advice we'd be in deep water for sure.
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Response from Donald Hood December 13, 2023
Thanks Casey! Just know that I am only a telephone call away. Don
Posted by Larry | December 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A very special man and professional in every way he made this experience go very smooth I would suggest don to anyone who needs
A very special understanding man very professional in every way explaining in details every step in process.u would suggest him to anyone
Response from Donald Hood December 7, 2023
Thanks Larry . . . it has been my real pleasure working with you! Don
Posted by Katie | December 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best decision for us
My husband and I contacted Don a couple times to consult about bankruptcy before deciding to do so. He always answers the phone, follows through on everything he says he will, is never misleading, and made me feel calm about the whole ordeal because he made sure we were always aware of exactly what steps were next and what was expected of us. He was amazing and 100% would recommend.
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Response from Donald Hood December 1, 2023
Thank you Katie . . . your opinion means a lot to me and to others seeking positively outrageous legal services! Don
Posted by Tina | November 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fresh Start
After facing a series of unexpected events, including my husband's sudden medical discharge from the military and the financial demands of our son's autism therapies, we found ourselves drowning in debt. This complex situation pushed us to the brink, forcing us to rely heavily on credit cards just to stay afloat. That's when we turned to Don. Our case was far from typical, complicated by the drastic change in our income and the unique challenges we faced. Despite this, Don didn't just take on our case; he embraced the complexity with a commitment that was both professional and compassionate. He meticulously prepared every aspect of our case, guiding us through each step with patience and expertise. Bankruptcy is an overwhelming and stressful process, and for us, it felt like an admission of defeat. However, Don's reassuring presence transformed our experience. He didn't just navigate us through the legalities; he provided the support and understanding we desperately needed. Thanks to Don, we've been given a fresh start. It's more than just clearing our debts; it's about reclaiming hope and rebuilding our lives. For anyone struggling under the weight of financial difficulties, I can't recommend Don enough. Don't let embarrassment or fear hold you back. Reach out to Don and take the first step towards a brighter future.
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Response from Donald Hood November 21, 2023
All I can say is "Wow" and "Thank you!" Don
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • The Law Office of Donald E. Hood, PLLC
  • 2004 - Present
  • In-house Counsel
  • Southwest Airlines Co.
  • 1992 - 2004

Education

  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1991
  • Louisiana State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Motion to Remove Lien
  • Granted
  • Federal Aviation Administration v. Southwest Airlines Co.
  • Dismissed
  • Southwest Ramp Operations and Provisioning Association vs. Southwest Airlines Co.
  • Dismissed

Associations

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • French
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Assistant Editor
  • Cooley Law Review
  • 1991
  • Cum Laude - Top 15% of Class
  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
  • 1991
  • Scholastic Review Board
  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
  • 1991
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Publications

  • Texas Lawyer
  • In-House at Southwest Airlines
  • 1996
  • Cooley Law Review
  • Note from the Editor
  • 1991
  • Michigan Bar Journal
  • Michigan Opinion Notes
  • 1991
  • Cooley Law Review
  • This is Only a Test: The Future of Urinalysis
  • 1990
  • Michigan Law Journal
  • Note from the Editor
  • 1990
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (10)
Endorse Donald
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Don is a rare breed of attorney. Many attorneys claim they will answer your calls 24/7, but Don actually will. Many attorneys promise personal service and attention to each case but fail to deliver. Don will not only offer that, but exceed your expectations. I have worked with Don for many years and can honestly say you will not find a harder working individual in the field. He treats his clients like they are his friends and he would never recommend something to you unless he would also recommend it to his own family. You are in very good hands if you hire Don!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Don for several years and I am impressed with his professionalism and knowledge of the law. Don always energetically and promptly provides quality legal services to his clients. I endorse Don Hood without reservation."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don Hood is by far one of the top Bankruptcy Lawyers in Dallas. The level of service he provides his clients is nearly unheard of these days. He meets with clients at unusual hours, always answers his phone, always returns phone calls, and is "hands on" with his clients throughout the entire bankruptcy process. As a fellow bankruptcy attorney, I know what it takes to be a good bankruptcy lawyer; I highly and unequivocally recommend and endorse Don Hood."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Don is a great person and a great illustration of what an attorney should be. Not only is he dedicated to superb client satisfaction, he is willing to bend over backwards to help other attorneys out. I wouldn't think twice about recommending him to anyone-- including family."
General practice Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Don for fourteen years as a practicing attorney. He is one of the most upright, ethical people I know, and I value his counsel and advice both professionally and personally. I have and will continue to refer clients to him for matters that exceed my areas of practice; and in so doing, I have every confidence that their legal matters will be handled responsibly and competently."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Don is extremely knowledgeable in the area of bankruptcy and can easily explain the process, benefits, and consequences of Chapter 7 Bankrtupcy to clients. He is responsive, professional, and dedicated to obtaining positive results. I would not hesitate to refer my clients to Don for bankruptcy issues, and have done so in the past."
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Dallas Chapter 7 bankruptcy Lawyer Donald E. Hood
Donald E. Hood
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation
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