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Michael Wayne Weston

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   405 reviews
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  • State Years
    New York - NY 3 years
    Florida - FL 11 years
    Arizona - AZ 12 years
    Texas - TX 18 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    20%

    19 years

  2. Debt and lending agreements
    20%
    We fight debt lending agreements

    19 years, 5,000 cases

  3. Debt collection
    20%
    I focus primarily on defending collection lawsuits brought by debt purchasers or other creditors.

    19 years, 5,000 cases

  4. Debt settlement
    20%

    19 years

  5. Litigation
    20%
    I focus primarily on defending collection lawsuits brought by debt purchasers or other creditors.

    19 years, 5,000 cases

TOO MUCH DEBT? BEEN SUED? LET ME HELP.

I have helped thousands of clients with debt related issues.  Please let me know how I can assist you.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010
Client's Choice
2024 2023 2022 + 11 ...
Top Contributor 2014,2013,2012
Top Contributor
2014 2013 2012

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Location

Weston Legal, PLLC
177 West Gray Street
Principle Office
Houston, TX, 77019
Michael Wayne Weston
14001 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 1200
By Appointment Only
Dallas, TX, 75240
Michael Wayne Weston
2202 N West Shore Blvd, Ste 200
By Appointment Only
Tampa, FL, 33607
Michael Wayne Weston
2375 East Camelback Road, Suite 600
By Appointment Only
Phoenix, AZ, 85016
Michael Wayne Weston
9901 IH 10 West, Suite 800
By Appointment Only
San Antonio, TX, 78230
Michael Wayne Weston
106 E. Sixth Street, Suite 900
By Appointment Only
Austin, TX, 78701
Michael Wayne Weston
841 Prudential Drive; 12th Floor
By Appointment Only
Jacksonville, FL, 32207
Michael Wayne Weston
1111 Brickell Avenue
By Appointment Only
Miami, FL, 33131
Michael Wayne Weston
618 East South Street, Ste 500
By Appointment Only
Orlando, FL, 32801
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  405 customer reviews
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 anonymous | February 2, 2010
Knowledgeable and Professional
Mike Weston was able to examine the facts and documents of my case in our first meeting and give me recommendations and options of how to proceed. It felt like a partnership in which he explained the pros and cons of the various decisions to be made. He was able to work with opposing counsel to negotiate a very favorable settlement. I was impressed and very pleased with the outcome! I will definitely recommend him to others because I know from my personal experience that he will interact with them to ensure understanding of the path forward and that he will keep them informed while on that path!
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2009
Great Attorney! Highly recommended!!
I would recommend Mr. Weston to any of my friends. He handled my debt settlement case and got it dismissed! He is very knowledgeable and responsive to any questions that I had! Great attorney!
Posted by Shane | April 16, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Courtney Baumbach
Excellent results. She had my case dismissed and I did not have to appear in court or miss any time from work. She made the process effortless for me. Highly recommend her.
Posted by Shelley | April 12, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This was a great experience
Courtney Baumbach and the rest of the firm were able to get my lawsuit dismissed. What a relief!
Posted by Jeff | February 27, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Jessica Owens
I want to thank Jessica Owens for how she helped me with my debt collection that I had, when I had contacted her, I was overwhelmed with what amount the debt collecting company was wanting. Weston Legal company with Jessica Owens helping you, for sure you're in good hands, she always got back with me quick and took care of things at a fast pace. She also helped me get on a payment schedule to pay for her and their great work, that really helped me since they helped me get on a payment plan also to pay the debt collection company which I have now paid off, she helped me get the debt that I had to pay almost half of it, thank you Jessica Owens for everything you did for me and I would only use you & Weston for any other issues like this again.
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend this firm
I had Jessica Owens to work on my case. She was wonderful. Answered all my questions and handled the problem quickly. She always responded quickly to my emails and very professional. Highly recommend to hire this law firm and ask for Jessica.
Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Debt Settlement
Weston Legal was hired for Debt Settlement and did an awesome job! The representation was so effective it resulted in a dismissal. I would highly recommend this firm if Debt Settlement is needed.
Posted by Aaron | December 4, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Integrity and results!
Mike Weston is one of the best lawyers and people I have ever met. This law firm and this lawyer exemplify integrity, preparation and results. I highly recommend this lawyer and this law firm.
Posted by Tavares | November 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
Best legal firm i have dealt with concerning financial and debt issues. Weston legal resolved my issues, kept in touch and even thanked me for my military service. A great group of people,hands down.
Posted by Michael | October 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best
Jessica Owens was the best I've ever had the pleasure to work with. Quick response and was very worth coming to this firm.
Posted by Fred | October 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gets the job done as smooth as possible
Dominque McKnight was very helpful in the whole process and new my case would be dismissed. Thanks!!
Posted by AARON | September 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
outstanding Experience
I would recommend Weston Legal, PLLC to anyone. This was a very easy and fast process. We had numerous questions that were answered in a very timely manner.
Posted by Dawn | August 16, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful
This company had work with me due to my deafness. Had made this very less stressful for me they told me to sit back and they will do their job and they did and I'm very grateful thank you so much cheers
Posted by rosa | July 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
judgment case
Jessica Owens was wonderful to work with! She was very quick to return my phone calls and answered any question I had throughout the process. She explained things clearly and was very friendly every time Weston Legal makes the whole process easy and I would HIGHLY recommend them if you are in need of legal services!!! my case was dismiss i was so happy she took the time to listen to my concerns and needs and provided me with expert guidance every step of the way. I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone in need of legal services. They indeed went above and beyond to ensure that my needs were met and that I was satisfied with the services provided. Thank you again
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Posted by ELIZABETH | June 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing job!
Very amazing team! both in communication, response and performance. Dominique Mcknight at Weston Legal has been outstanding, successful, very thorough and consistent in updating me. He has done a great job and for that am grateful!
Posted by Jose | April 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Help!
My attorney and his team were professional, informed, and experienced. They advised me well and pleasant to work with. Thank You!
Posted by B Santana | April 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
threatening to seize my bank accounts
I received a letter from a credit card attorney threatening to seize my bank accounts. I called this Weston Legal and immediately I received an email from Jessica Owens followed by a phone call. Within the next few days, Jessica Owens was able to negotiate a reasonable settlement and a payment plan that I can afford. She came through for me in my stressful time. She kept me up to date on the events as they played out. I would definitely recommend this firm.
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Posted by Alissa | March 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful and kind
Courtney was very helpful. It was my first time having to deal with being taken to court and she was very nice. She always responded in a timely manner and walked me through everything. They filed all the paperwork for me very quickly and got my case settled within a week of me emailing them. They offer payment plans as well to pay them which is very helpful for me. Would recommend to anyone.
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Posted by Michelle | February 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Debt Lawyer
Jessica was really helpful and did everything in a timely matter. These guys are my go to when it Come to fighting debt. If you’re looking for a company that you can trust and get things done quickly and professional, I highly recommend this company. Thank you guys for all that you do!
Posted by Myron | December 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawsuit Dismissed
Got a collection thrown out/dismissed! I never had to go to court or anything. They took care of everything!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Weston Legal, PLLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Summer Associate
  • McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Edward C. Prado
  • United States Court of Appeals
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Legal Assistant
  • Law Office of Pete Weston
  • 1994 - 1998
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Education

  • St Mary's University School of Law San Antonio Texas
  • JD - Juris Doctor; (magna cum laude) top 5% of class
  • 2005
  • St. Edward's University, Austin Texas.
  • B.B.A
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hilco Receivables vs. My Client
  • Dismissed prior to trial
  • Unifund CCR Partners vs. My client
  • Judgment against Unifund
  • Equable Ascent Financial LLC vs. My Client
  • Case Dismissed
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Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Houston Association of Debtors Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Clients Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2014
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BBB Gold Star Certificate
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2013
  • Clients Choice Award 2013
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Clients Choice Badge - Debt Settlement
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Clients' Choice Badge - Debt Settlement
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • BBB Gold Star Certificate
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2012
  • BBB Gold Star Certificate
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2011
  • BBB Gold Star Certificate
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2010
  • BBB Gold Star Certificate
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2009
  • John M. Harlon Award For Academic Achievement
  • John M. Harlon Society
  • 2005
  • Deans List
  • St. Mary's University School of Law
  • 2005
  • Deans List
  • St. Mary's University School of Law
  • 2004
  • Deans List
  • St. Mary's University School of Law
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • University of Houston
  • Debt Defense
  • 2014
  • University of Houston
  • Debt Defense
  • 2013
  • Paralegal Program Guest Speaker
  • Debt Defense
  • 2012
  • Channel 2 News
  • Debt Collection Phone Bank
  • 2009
  • The 4th International Bankruptcy Law Seminar
  • Fair Debt Collection and Bankruptcy
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (9)
Endorse Michael
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Debt collection Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Weston is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Mr. Weston since our law school days, and the infallible integrity and work ethic he possessed then has carried over and translated into a thriving law practice post-graduation. Mr. Weston is as meticulous and prepared as they come in his practice area. You're in good hands with him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Other
"This is a very good bankruptcy attorney and is highly respected by peers in this community. I am happy to endorse this attorney!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Weston is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services."
Debt collection Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Other
"I recommend using Mr. Weston regarding any debt collection/settlement matters you have."
Debt settlement Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is an outstanding debt relief attorney. An time I have a client that needs help with bankruptcy or debt solutions I give them Mike's card. His years of experience and dedication to his clients make him an expert in his field. I proudly endorse Mike Weston."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is a diligent consumer advocate. He is tireless in his efforts to help his clients through their debt issues."
Debt collection Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael and I have worked together both in opposition and on the same side over the years. I find him to be a strong advocate for his clients and yet still maintain his high ethical standards. He always makes time to discuss all options on our pending cases which is refreshing in this practice area."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I recommend this attorney to anyone seeking competent legal representation on debt and bankruptcy related matters. I have known Mike for several years now. Most of the time, we are on the opposite side of the case. I have a lot of respect for this attorney. He does a good job for his clients, he is straightforward and easy to work with and he's a class act."
Debt settlement Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Mike for any debt/consumer issues you have. He is knowledgable & well respected in his field."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lawyer Weston is an outstanding resource in his practice area, and he gives his clients superior service."
Debt settlement Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is one of the most intelligent, competent lawyers that I know. I've known him since law school where he graduated with honors and was on Law Review. Any time I have a question about a matter in his areas of expertise, he is the first person I contact."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is a great lawyer. He's handled several cases for friends of mine and obtained excellent results. I would recommend him for anyone dealing with collectors and bankruptcy issues."
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Houston Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Michael Wayne Weston
Michael Wayne Weston
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 18 years
Free Consultation