Welcome to Debt Relief. I make it easy. I do it right. I'm friendly. My fees aren't scary.
My name is Thomas Ford. I'm writing this as a lawyer, but I’m more than that. I'm also a husband, a father, and an Aggie. I've been Elise's husband since 2005 and a father since 2008, when Will was born. We were blessed Lainey in 2011 and Lyla in 2013.
I've been an Aggie since I was a young child. When I was five, my mom and dad left good stable jobs, sold their house, motorcycles, cars, and most of their possessions. They bought a Volkswagen Rabbit and we moved to College Station, Texas so my dad could get an electrical engineering degree at Texas A&M. He did it in three years . I would have an Aggie law degree if such a thing had existed back in the day. We raise 'em right; all of our kids could sing the War Hymn by age 2!
But, you’re reading this to learn more about what I do for a living, so let’s talk about that. I've made a career out of helping people fix their debt problems. Often that means bankruptcy. But that isn't all it is. Sometimes it means defending a lawsuit, or getting a debt settled, or getting a mortgage modified, or credit repair, or helping someone with a money management system.
After you’ve done this a while, you learn that bankruptcy isn’t just people dodging responsibility. Bankruptcy changes lives. I'm talking about a positive impact on lives that could really use a little positive impact. Lives damaged by unemployment, divorce, or illness. Lives that need a second chance to get it right. When I began to realize that bankruptcy could help get lives back on track, I was hooked.
I've been a solo practitioner since 2008. I started out with an office and a receptionist. I don't want a call center. I don't want an office with paralegals giving out bad legal advice and making mistakes. I don't want my name on the door, yet my clients never meet me. I don't want you to reach a different person every time you contact me.
I started with the same basic principle I stick with today; don't take more clients than I can personally handle. Who does the initial consultation? Me. Who gathers information from you and prepares the paperwork? Me. Who goes to the meetings with you? Me. I do it all.
Of course, there's a limited number of me to go around. So, I limit the number of cases I take each month. Never more than 15; a lot less during Aggie Football season!
Through the miracle of technology, I've evolved to where I do most of my work out of my house in Trophy Club, Texas. I don't even maintain a regular office anymore. I have office locations were we can meet, but technology allows us to do most of the work using the internet, a fax number, and an email address.
I try to keep things simple. I try to do things right. I try to give each and every client the respect they deserve, no matter what their situation.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2001||12/22/2019|
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
updated on 10/01/2015
Fully probated suspension means an attorney is technically suspended but may still practice law. The State monitors the lawyer's activities during the suspension to make sure that he or she does not repeat the behavior.
Thomas' comment:“I made some bad choices early in my law career. I took on too much work without enough support and staff. Work didn’t get done and 5 clients complained to the state bar in 2004. I did not lose my law license. I took responsibility for my mistakes, returned my fees, and accepted a fully probated suspension from the state bar in 2006. That probation ended back in 2007. The state bar hasn't notified me of a client complaint since 2004. I want to keep it that way.”
|Debt Resolution Attorney||Thomas A Ford, AAL PLLC||2008 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||2001 - Present|
|Southern Methodist University||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Texas A&M University||BS - Bachelor of Science||1994|
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