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Hershel Robert Chapin

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Dallas, TX

5.0   85 reviews

also known as Dallas Law Hero, Bankruptcy Law Hero


Licensed for 12 years

Virtual consultation available

Free consultation

About Hershel

Learn Hershel’s areas of practice.

I am a Texas state and federal lawyer who cares deeply about my clients and the strength and integrity of the legal system.

 

My firm can serve as a debt relief agency that helps people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

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Client's Choice 2022
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Top Contributor 2012
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Licensed for 12 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2010
Updated 10/23/2022

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

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H. R. Chapin, Attorney & Counselor, PLLC

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2022
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Hershel received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Frank | December 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Cut Above the Rest!
I was referred to Hershel Chapin a couple years ago as a potential attorney to assist my company in a lawsuit being filed against a company we previously did business with. Our business is not located in Texas, but the company we were suing was previously located in Texas. We needed an effective attorney that could assist us remotely in a complicated and drawn out bankruptcy case. Hershel exceeded our expectations and helped us remedy an outstanding issue which would in turn allow us to move forward on our new lawsuit. Hershel did an outstanding job learning about the bankruptcy case we were previously involved in, identifying applicable law, and creating the legal action we needed to help us resolve a bankruptcy issue that was critical to our new lawsuit. Hershel is honest, ethical, methodical, professional, and has an extensive knowledge of Texas bankruptcy and business law. I highly recommend Hershel Chapin for all bankruptcy and business law matters.
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Posted by Brett | October 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding legal resource
I met Hershel Chapin when I was investigating my bankruptcy opions and I am so glad that I did. Hershel took the time to understand me and the nuances of my situation. Is very knowledgable, yet patiently took the time to be sure that I fully understood the Pros and Cons of each option. Throughout the filing process, Hershel was very available, patient. He was proactive and was always one step ahead. Even though I unintentionally surprised him with new information, he was pragmatic and always solutions focused. I most appreciate Hershel's empathy, his honesty, and his candor. We were able to complete the legal process successfully and I cannot thank him enough for his guidance and representation. I highly recommend Hershel if you are investigating your backruptcy or debt options. His knowledge, patience, compassion and integrity truly set a very high bar. Regards,
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Posted by Gene | April 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review of Hershel Chapin, Attorney & Counselor
The law firm of Hershel R. Chapin represented me in multiple civil lawsuits over the course of 3 years. These cases involved complex business investments and details, multiple litigants, and multiple court actions and motions. Hershel Chapin was tenacious in uncovering, studying, and understanding the details of the cases which eventually resulted in positive conclusions of the cases. His patience, character, sound advice, and depth of knowledge of law produced great results. He is by far the best attorney I've ever dealt with.
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Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
FCRA Case
Hershel represented me in a Fair Credit Reporting Act case involving a credit report agency. Hershel’s careful analysis of the facts and deep understanding of the law made him a formidable counselor throughout my federal court case. His guidance helped to achieve a successful resolution - one I am delighted with. Hershel is my first choice attorney for credit repair or dealing with any other type of debt-related issue.
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Posted by LeTrice | February 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Consumer Law Attorney!!
For months, I searched for a Consumer Law Attorney who could assist with filing a lawsuit against a company who wouldn’t honor a product warranty. During my consult with Herschel, I knew I was going to hire him. He was VERY knowledgeable of the laws, Herschel answered every question I had, never once made me feel that my questions were dumb or invalid. He accepted the challenge of my case. Herschel kept me informed throughout and kept me updated of the budget outlay. Less than a year later, my case is closed and I’m VERY HAPPY with the outcome! If you want someone who is trustworthy, knows the laws inside and out, who is a fighter and at the end gain a friend, Herschel is your guy!!
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Posted by Devin | February 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience!
Herschel R. Chapin was very helpful with our bankruptcy case. Herschel was very accessible, diligent, and dependable when assisting with my legal needs. I have used multiple attorneys in the past and this relationship exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend Herschel for any bankruptcy needs.
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and personable
I retained Hershel to aid me in exploring my options on a bankruptcy case. Hershel took the time to speak with me at length regarding my current situation, both personal and financial, and he invested the time to understand what life circumstances had brought me to reach out to him for his assistance. I found Hershel to be very knowledgeable, communicative, and understanding. Not only did Hershel take the time and energy to explain to me my options and what to expect as we progressed through the process of bankruptcy; Hershel also made sure to understand me as an individual and the unique circumstances of my case. During a time that can be riddled with shame, guilt, and feelings of failure, Hershel never viewed me or addressed me as anything other than an equal. I highly recommend Hershel and would not hesitate to retain him again if I was to find myself requiring his services in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Hershel
I highly recommend Hershel for business legal matters. He has been a great communicator and easily guided me through the entire lawsuit process. Hershel is very personable and easy to talk to but when it was time to apply pressure to the other side he stepped up and successfully pressed the law into service for my case. I had been dealing with a debt recovery issue for several years with another company and Hershel, within a few months, was able to effectively negotiate a settlement and resolve my issue. I appreciate his knowledge of the laws, how they apply to my situation, and his clear explanation of those laws and how they worked for me.
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Honest Advise
I spoke to Hershel this morning regarding a wages dispute i was having. He was very honest and straight forward. He is an attorney not after your money but is for giving you the best advise. I was very impressed. Would highly recommend Hershel.
Posted by Dany | July 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you sir
I hope this comment is of help to someone when deciding to work with Hershel! I needed to collect a huge amount of money (to me it was) that was rightfully mine. I first found his profile on Avvo and saw that he had a lot of positive reviews. I contacted him and I felt that he was professional and empathetic. He let me share my full story and asked questions that gave me a lot of comfort in going forward. My case could have gone on for several years but he resolved it in 2 months. There were many times where I was unsure about the decisions we were making. He welcomed these questions and carefully addressed each concern, even with examples of his past experiences. He approached me as a friend to make the best decision while letting me know that he will support me whichever decision I will make. In retrospect, he was absolutely right, and I am happy with the result. I was also able to tell he was honest and accurate with the billing. Throughout this journey, he became a friend and gave me advice that made a direct impact on me. Those are moments that I will never forget, and I thank the man above for meeting Hershel during these times. Thank you once again for being my lawyer Hershel.
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Superb Professional
I wasn't sure what to expect or do after getting served for a debt claim. Mr. Chapin was exceptionally helpful during our consultation and briefed me on my next steps for filing an answer with the court. Even though my case didn't require an attorney, he still took the time to explain my options including settlement, bankruptcy, and plenty of helpful information. I highly recommend Mr. Chapin and will be referring him to friends. He's friendly, informative, and you can tell he cares.
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Posted by Michael | May 7, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Consultation / Advice
Hershel was terrific during our initial consultation - our car (which was paid for in cash / in full last year) was illegally repossessed by the dealership and, while we may not need to retain an attorney at this time, he was very knowledgeable about our legal options and made several recommendations. Thank you Hershel! If we do need to retain representation in the future, we will definitely be coming back.
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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Mr. Chapin has helped me on a civil lawsuit case that lasted for nine months. My experience with Hershel showed me he is an excellent attorney who is very knowledgeable, professional and patient. He handled multiple layers of court disputes. I appreciate that he always explained the legal process in a manner I easily understood. He knew when and how to get to the point but also gave background/details when necessary. Mr. Chapin was a trustworthy individual who fought on my behalf and had my best interests at heart. I am very pleased with the results. I would highly recommend him for legal services for civil lawsuits.
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Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job
I retained Hershel for a bankruptcy. He took time to explain the process and answered ALL of my questions. I have not experienced that level of attention from an attorney before. I have hired him for another issue and recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
wholeheartedly recommended
After over a year of negotiation regarding a buyout of my portion of a partnership I hired an attorney to negotiate. Without warning or factual justification it escalated into an intellectual property dispute. That attorney then suddenly told me he was “too busy” to handle my case. With less than a 24 hour notice I had to attend a hearing. I was scrambling late in the afternoon to get representation. I was fortunate that I found Herschel and he answered the phone. He took my case and went from 0 to 60 in about 18 hours. From that initial hearing through weeks brow-beating negotiations he was on top of everything. He was prepared to fight this case through the courts. He provided solid advice. Rather than goading me into an expensive and time-consuming fight that we both knew I would win, he counseled toward settlement. Using logic, facts and negotiating skills Herschel put an end to the mess and bought the case to settlement. Herschel is smart, reasonable, fair, honest and he truly cares about his clients. I had an excellent experience and I wholeheartedly recommend Herschel to anyone dealing with any type of business related issue . Going forward he will be my go-to attorney for all business and contract related matters.
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Posted by Jake | December 28, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Hershel is a mensch
Thank you so much for all your help mate, you rock. What more can I say, highly recommend him
Posted by Stephanie | October 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Herschel was extremely helpful throughout the entire process and guided me each step of the way. Really grateful...I highly recommend! 
Posted by Jeremy and Gail | July 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Trustworthy
We were so glad an attorney referred us here. Explaining to him the trouble we were going through with our bank filing a lawsuit against us he had referred us to a helping and understanding Attorney Hershel Chapin. We were going through so many financial problems due to medical issues on the wife and that she lost a job. Our income had come down to only having me, the husband, being able to work and drive. Hershel and his Associate Attorney Hannah were able to explain how to go with Chapter 7 bankruptcy and what they can do to satisfy us. They were so trustworthy, gave so much help, and helped us stay positive while making it through. At the end we’ve been able to see how they have been able to help us keep looking forward to having an ability to start our financial future in an awesome way. We would be glad to refer them to anyone needing a successful team.
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Posted by Nick | May 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy relief
I approached the Chapin Law Firm after extensive searching online. He had great reviews, and I decided to give him a call. I was impressed with his willingness to spend time on the phone with me, explaining my options for bankruptcy. I had spoken with other firms who advised that I probably didn’t qualify for Chapter 7 because I made too much money. Hershel told me that all hope was not lost, and that we would work together in trying to achieve Chapter 7. Once I met with he and Hannah in person, I felt very comfortable trusting them helping me turn my financial life around. Both Hershel and Hannah were very communicative, reassuring, and always positive-thinking for my outcome. I appreciated the “all inclusive” rate I received, even after I was randomly selected for a bankruptcy audit. The entire process was smooth and painless, despite the unknowns of going through a bankruptcy for my first time. They were even able to help me qualify for Chapter 7! I truly appreciate their willingness to help and work with me to help me get back on my feet. I would highly recommend!
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Top notch Law Firm in the Dallas FortWorth area, Legal help and guidance with the law was exceptional and up to the point at this firm. I will definitely recommend without hesitation.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • H. R. Chapin, Attorney & Counselor, PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate
  • Barron & Newburger, PC
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Solo Attorney
  • The Chapin Law Firm
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Law clerk
  • Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, LLP
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Law intern
  • Chambers of the Honorable Harlin D. Hale (Bankr.N.D.Tex.)
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Law intern
  • Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner LLP
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Coordinator
  • Southern Methodist University Honors Program
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Multimedia Technology Consultant
  • Student Technology Assistants in Residence
  • 2004 - 2007
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Education

  • Louisiana State University Paul M Hebert Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Louisiana State University Paul M Hebert Law Center
  • D.C.L.
  • 2010
  • Southern Methodist University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007
  • Southern Methodist University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2007
  • Southern Methodist University Dedman College
  • University Honors Program
  • 2007
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Associations

  • Dallas Bar Association Fee Disputes Committee
  • Arbitrator (Panelist)
  • 2014 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association Legal Ethics Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Hon. John C. Ford American Inn of Court
  • Associate Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association Bankruptcy Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Texas Pro Bono College
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Texas Young Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association Legal Ethics Committee
  • Chair
  • 2017 - 2018
  • State Bar of Texas Care Campaign
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Solo & Small Firm Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2015
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2019
  • Austin Bar Association Bankruptcy Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Best Lawyers Under 40
  • D Magazine
  • 2018
  • Clients' choice
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • Clients' Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Best Series of General Interest Articles
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • graduated in top 5 in class
  • William J. Rochelle, Jr. Bankruptcy Course
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Clients' Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Recognition for Outstanding Public Service
  • IRS
  • 2010
  • Excellence for the future award in UCC Security Devices
  • CALI
  • 2010
  • Merit Scholarship
  • LSU Law Faculty
  • 2007
  • Merit Scholarship
  • SMU Dean
  • N/A
  • Edwin & Louise Jordan Merit Scholarship
  • Cox Business School
  • N/A
  • Merit Scholarship
  • Faye T. Barnes Trust
  • N/A
  • Honor Roll
  • SMU Dean
  • N/A
  • Merit Scholarship
  • Golden Key Society
  • N/A
  • Merit Scholarship
  • Dallas Alliance Francaise
  • N/A
  • Study Abroad Scholarship
  • SMU Honors Program
  • N/A
  • Recognition for Exceptional Job Performance
  • SMU President
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Dallas County Bar Association CLE
  • Procedural Law Issues in Post-Judgment Bank Garnishment Seminar Paper
  • 2017
  • Grayson County Bar Association CLE
  • Substantive Law Issues in Post-Judgment Bank Garnishment Seminar Paper
  • 2015
  • Recent Developments Seminar Paper
  • Dallas CLE Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course
  • 2010
  • Judicial Profile: Elizabeth W. Magner
  • Dallas CLE Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course
  • 2010
  • Recent Developments Seminar Paper
  • LSU Law Center CLE Bankruptcy Law Seminar
  • 2009
  • Recent Developments Seminar Paper
  • Lubbock, Texas CLE Bankruptcy Law Seminar
  • 2009
  • Bankruptcy Issues Seminar Paper
  • LSU Law Center CLE Family Law Seminar
  • 2009
  • Straightening out "the vortex": In Faulkner v. Kornman, Northern District of Texas Bankruptcy Court applies more detailed rules for avoidance action structuring
  • State Bar of Texas (Bankruptcy Law Section) Newsletter
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Christian Legal Society
  • Impending Changes to the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure
  • 2018
  • Dallas Bar Association Annual Evening Ethics Fest
  • Judges' Panel: Professionalism in the Court?
  • 2018
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Post-Judgment Writs of Execution
  • 2017
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Post-Judgment Bank Garnishments
  • 2017
  • Grayson County Bar Association CLE
  • Bank Garnishments in Texas: A Judgment Creditor’s Attorney’s Perspective
  • 2015
  • Dallas Bar Association Ethics Committee CLE
  • Trendy E-Discovery Practices: Hype or Must-Have?
  • 2013
  • Paralegal CLE
  • Let's Boogie in Bankruptcy Land
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (13)
Endorse Hershel
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hershel Chapin represented a mutual client involved in a high-stakes lawsuit, the outcome of which was very uncertain from the get-go. I observed that Hershel did a phenomenal job on the case. From the first moment Hershel took the matter on, he studied every angle and prosecuted a successful strategy with great enthusiasm. He did all of the things I expected of a professional litigator. He researched and was knowledgeable about the applicable law. He kept the client well informed of all case activities and progress in layman’s terms. He answered/returned calls, emails and texts quickly and with realistic expectations. He stayed on top of deadlines and kept pressure on the opposing side. He safeguarded the client’s best interests at all times. His firm’s accounting was clear and precise. What most impressed me about him was he was very personable at all times and easy to converse with, even when he was working extremely hard on the case. He deserves many accolades. Kim Boyd"
Litigation Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Hershel is a very responsible and consciousness attorney. His goal is to provide great result for his clients and minimize cost. It was a privilege to work along side of him on a litigation matter."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to work with Hershel on a number of Dallas Bar committees, and Hershel's commitment to excellence was evident. Moreover, Hershel is enthusiastic and personable. These traits made it a pleasure to work with Hershel, and I look forward to working with him more in the future."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hershel is a consummate professional and colleague. He maintains a positive rapport with fellow attorneys and works to resolve issues with an efficient, genuine, and earnest demeanor. For certain, Hershel is a formidable attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Chapin, is highly respected in the community. He is a top notch lawyer in all aspects. I have known him for over eight (8) years and we worked on a bankruptcy matter. He has a depth of knowledge and is highly skilled at resolving bankruptcy matters in a fast and efficient manner."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Chapin has flawlessly handled numerous issues for my firm. We definitely recommend his services."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Hershel Chapin is one of the best attorneys I know when it comes to being well versed in the law, and having a passionate commitment to his clients. I would unreservedly trust him to flawlessly handle any of my own business or personal matters."
Business Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Hershel Chapin. He is very knowledgeable and experienced in bankruptcy and commercial law. A true "lawyer's lawyer", Mr. Chapin is at the top of my list to call anytime I need another lawyer's perspective on bankruptcy and related business law issues. Any business or individual would be well served to have Mr. Chapin fighting to protect their legal interests."
Debt collection Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I supervised Hershel handling commercial collections for a little more than a year. He had little experience at the beginning, but learned quickly and by the end of the time was doing very well."
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Dallas Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Hershel Robert Chapin
Hershel Robert Chapin
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 12 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available