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Adam Glenn Schachter

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   27 reviews
  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 26 years
    Texas - TX 27 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1997
    Resigned No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1996
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Adam

Learn Adam’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    In the last 10 years I've had approximately 3,500 consultations with familes and small businesses who were struggling financially. I have also filed, or participated in, nearly 2,000 bankruptcies during that time.

    26 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Debt settlement

    26 years, 150 cases

Since 1999, I have practiced exclusively in the areas of consumer and small business bankruptcy and other debt related law.

During this time, every work day was devoted to helping families and small businesses get back on their feet. My clients come to me in extraordinary pain and leave with a strong sense of relief due to my personal attention to their situation and understanding of their needs. 

At my firm, your legal questions will be answered only by an attorney. You deserve an attorney's help with your struggles and each case gets an attorney's full and personal attention.

We can teach you how to get the bill collectors off your back and how to fix your credit on your own. If you are struggling financially in any way, give us a call for a consultation, even if you think you are not yet ready to hire a lawyer.

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The Schachter Law Firm, PC
1800 Saint James Pl Suite 105
Houston, TX, 77056-4109
The Schachter Law Firm PC
505 Sam Houston Parkway East Suite 400
Houston, TX, 77060
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Posted by anonymous | December 26, 2013
Client Review
When I first contacted Adam Schachter, I was scared and not sure what to do about my situation. He immediately helped calm me down and realize that I did have options. Adam, Ryan and Jessica treated me as if I was their only client, returning phone calls and emails promptly. I'm happy to say that my bankruptcy case was settled in just 6 short months. I still can't believe it happened so quickly. Adam was there for me whenever I had questions or just needed reasurrance. There are no words to explain how thankful I am for Adam and his team. They have given me a new financial beginning!
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Posted by Bruce | August 28, 2013
Simply the Best!!
Professional, Affordable, Dependable.. Adam put our mind at ease as we navigated through all the legal complexities.. All concerns were attended to in a prompt and courteous manor!!
Posted by Sonia | August 28, 2013
Trustful and knowledgeable law firm!
My husband and I recently closed our bankruptcy case, Mr. Schachter and his colleague Ryan were very successful and helpful during our bankruptcy process. We both first came in with much anxiety and trepidation but Adam and his team helped calm our worries and solve our bankruptcy case. I definitely recommend his firm to anyone in a bankruptcy situation as I know he will get the job done in a most timely, effiecient and trustful manner. Thank you to the Schachter team!
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2013
Adam and his team did a great job
When we contacted the Schachter Law Firm, there seemed to be no hope for our situation. Adam and his team spent a lot of time with us explaining, instructing, reassuring and answering our many questions. It was a long process, but we were rewarded with a very successful outcome. We highly recommend the Schachter Law Firm for their professionalism, their 16+ years of experience and their positive approach which got results!
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Posted by Penny G | February 8, 2013
Extremely Responsive , Trustworthy and Honest
Adam Schachter and his team are professional, responsive, and trustworthy . They kept me informed and not once did I feel like a burden. The Schachter Law firm is simply the very best!
Posted by Sharon | January 24, 2013
Quick, Thorough & Painless
It was a tough decision, but they made it easy. I felt comfortable that they understood my situation and that my case would go smoothly. That proved to be true as my case was dismissed in the minimum time. I have had opportunity to speak with them since and feel confident that if anything arises, they stand behind me.
Posted by Jose | January 22, 2013
Only law firm I would ever recommend. I have even given every business card they have given me to friends and family. They are very detailed in their work and make sure that every step is carefully followed in order to help you're case succeed. They will put you at ease and explain how the process will work. Also their price is very affordable and are worth every penny!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2013
Most decent, honest lawyer you will ever find!
If I could write a book here I would. Let me just tell you that if you are in need of an attorney and are as afraid as I was about getting lied to, scammed, will have absolutely NONE of those worries with this firm. Adam and his firm are extremely efficient, very prompt and so incredibly kind and sincere in helping you with your needs. Unfortunately mine was bankruptcy and Adam immediately put me at ease and helped me get over my feelings of failure for having come to that point in my life when I never expected something like that to happen to me. His fee is very fair and I will tell you he is worth every penny. The firms knowledge and proficiency showed thru during every step of this process. I would recommend them to anyone and should I ever need another attorney (hopefully not) I will not hesitate to use them again.
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2010
Postive Experience
Thank You for the very positive experience! We chose Mr. Adam Schacter as our lawyer, because we were impressed by his knowledge and confidence when we attended his lecture at Leisure Learning. Jessica always returned our calls promptly and was always very pleasant. Ryan made us feel very much at ease and explained all the options in a way we could easily understand. He followed up as the case progressed, and also went an extra mile to help, when my husband got very sick and could not come to sign the papers personally. I was very pleased wtih their service.
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2010
Great Advise
I was lost, and I didn't know how to go about all the mess. I found Mr. Schachter and came for a consultation, I felt a huge weight lifted off my shoulders after I left his office. It was history after that..
Posted by Jack | November 9, 2010
Excellent law firm.....user friendly
During a recent low point in our lives; Adam's firm helped, consoled, and steered us through the minefield of bankruptcy. We emerged on the other side down....but not beaten. His firm was helpful, understanding ,and professional. I would reccomend them to anyone who thinks there is no hope.... or is afraid of the unknowns in this life changing situation. Jack and Brenda H.
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Posted by Sandra | November 6, 2010
Straight Foward
As lots of regular people do, we got ourselves in a bind and it sure was not intentional. Adam was recommended to me by a family member but no matter who has been there you always have the fear of the unknown. Adam gave it to us straight foward and told us everything we needed know and what was best for us. He put us at ease and we left it in his and his Admin's hands. They were both kind enough to always answer or return our calls and answer all our questions. They never made us feel like we were a bother or if any of our questions were of no importance. Adam, always told us what was the next step was and what to expect. He never steered us wrong. I thank Adam and his team for giving us a fresh new start. Thanks Adam!!!
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Posted by Ora | November 3, 2010
A satisfied client - Bankruptcy
Attorney Schachter handled my bankruptcy case for me. I was real nervous at first, but he put me at ease. I supplied everything he told me he needed and he did the rest. He kept me informed every step of the way. He is very knowledgable in this field of bankruptcy. I would gladly recommend him to friends and strangers. He has integrity, which is rare these days. He really cares about his clients. I feel he will continue to be a 5 star attorney.
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Posted by Odalys | October 29, 2010
Definitely Trustworthy
I found my experience to be surprisingly pleasant. Everyone was very helpful and patient with me (regardless of how many questions, doubts and fears that I had). I was hesitant at first because I had never gone through anything like this, but my debt was so great and the credit card companies were not willing to work with me that I finally had to turn to Adam and his staff to stop the madness. With Adam, Ryan and Jesica, I did not feel like pond scum for filing for bankruptcy. They understood the financial problem I was in and they really helped me through the process. One of the things that was unexpected was the Hummingbird financial assistance. This assistance was of great help for me. Teaching me what to do and what not to do regarding my finances. I know of a few people who have gone through bankruptcy more than once and I've always wondered how could they do the same mistake over and over. I'm sure if they had gone through what Adam provided through Hummingbird they would not be making that mistake again. I would definitely recommend Adam and his staff to anyone who requires their services.
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Posted by Andres | October 28, 2010
Excellent Lawyer
Adams is a special friend! A friend is a person that help you on your troubles. Specially, Financial problems that I gain through the years helping my parents. He is a humble person which help me in going through financial difficulties times. He knows how to help me. Clear understanding of my solution to my problem and how I can leave my worries and stress in the past. Start a new life with my Wife married prior requesting Adams help. Make me feel that Monetory value is in second place. Helping People are the first important for a good lawyer
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Posted by Nancy | October 28, 2010
Hope to a new financial beginning
After reading Adam Schachter's introductory letter and giving him a call, my husband and I felt there was going to be help for us with our debt. Even though, we are not proud of having filed for bankruptcy and the feeling of shame and embarrasment tends to haunt on us, Adam and his staff were great. I do not remember any word from Adam judging our mistakes that brought us to file for bankruptcy. Instead, he offered us solutions, gave us legal advice, and the most important of all: Adam helped us see that there was life after a bankruptcy. Soon it will be a year and half that my husband and I were discharged from our Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and we have followed Adam's advices, we are able to sleep at night not worrying about our past debt. We learned our lesson and have been able to stay away from financial difficulties. Thanks Adam for your help.
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2009
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Hiring an attorney for any reason was something I was trying very hard to get through life without doing. I heard so many negative things and no one but an attorney would argue that they are expensive. However, sometimes the price you pay for not hiring any attorney is higher. Adam helped me find closure to many years of difficulty and stress in my life. He did it with compassion, patience, expertise and understanding. He knows what he's doing and does it well. He earned every penny I paid him.
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2009
Bankruptcy Attorney
When I came to Adam, I was about to loose my home because my husband had been in the hospital with a bone disease and could not work to help me. I did not want to loose my house but I had no extra money. Adam told me that he had never taken a chance on a client but that he was going to do so now in spite of my very tight plan that left no room for contingencies. I scraped up the filing fee and we went from there. My husband is better we still have our house and I have paid off my bankruptcy thanks to Adam's trust that I would do what I said I would do.
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2009
Client Review
Adam Schachter was the perfect choice at a very difficult time for me. He was professional, knowledgeable, and sensitive. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2009
Client Review
Adam walked me through the entire bankruptcy process leaving no stone unturned and no question unanswered. If there was an area of uncertainty (very little) he found the answer. He always made himself available, returned calls promptly and worked around my schedule. Due to circumstances beyond my control it became necessary for me to convert to Chapter 7. Again I relied on Adam to get me through this difficult time. He genuinely cares about the well being of his clients and understands the stress we experience. If I ever need an attorney again Adam would be the first one I'd call. Even if not in his area of expertise I have all of the faith in the world in him to lead me in the right direction.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Schachter Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2004 - Present
  • Chair of Bankruptcy Section
  • Weisblatt and Associates
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Shareholder
  • Heston & Schachter, P.C.
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Broemer & Weisblatt
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Associate
  • Barry Hobbs, P.C.
  • 1996 - 1996
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  • Southern Methodist University
  • law
  • 1996
  • University of Arizona
  • B.A.
  • 1992


  • Texas Legal Services Center
  • Referral attorney
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Referral attorney
  • 2004 - Present
  • Houston Lawyer Referral Service
  • Referral attorney
  • 2000 - Present
  • Houston Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Pro Bono College of State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Texas Legal Services Center
  • 2011
  • Board Certified - Bankruptcy
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Texas Legal Services Center
  • 2010
  • HMPA Distinguished Speaker
  • Houston Metro Paralegal Association
  • 2010
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  • LawReviewCLE
  • Bankruptcy 101 Chapter 7 and 13
  • 2011
  • State Bar Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Course
  • Litigating Automatic Stay Violations
  • 2009
  • King's Guide to Practice Under the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2005
  • Peer Review
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Sugarland Rotary club meeting
  • Bankruptcy--Myths vs. Facts
  • 2011
  • Spring Branch ISD Community Education
  • Consumer protection via the collection laws
  • 2011
  • Spring Branch ISD Community Education
  • Bankruptcy--survival after financial distress
  • 2011
  • Baytown Lions Club Meeting
  • Bankruptcy: Myths vs. Facts
  • 2011
  • Bankruptcy 101 Chapter 7 and 13
  • Bankruptcy 101 Chapter 7 and 13
  • 2011
  • Houston Metropolitan Paralegal Association Monthly Meeting
  • Bankruptcy: Myths vs. Facts
  • 2010
  • University of Houston Small Business Development Center
  • Collection laws
  • N/A
  • University of Houston Small Business Development Center
  • Bankruptcy
  • N/A
  • Leisure Learning Unlimited
  • Consumer Collection Laws
  • N/A
  • Leisure Learning Unlimited
  • Bankruptcy
  • N/A
  • Katy ISD Community Education Program
  • Consumer Collection Laws
  • N/A
  • Katy ISD Community Education Program
  • Bankruptcy
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (8)
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Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Adam Schachter for more than a decade. In that time I have been consistently impressed with his superior knowledge of the law as well as his absolutely unparalleled customer service. Adam is consistently available to his clients, returns phone calls promptly, and makes sure that his clients know what is happening every step of the way. If you are looking for a bankruptcy attorney, you will not find one better at bankruptcy nor more caring than Adam."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Adam. He cares about his clients and works very diligently to get them the best possible outcome."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Adam's specialty is customer service. He has a vast knowledge of consumer and bankruptcy law and always finds the time to listen to his clients. He has a knack for helping people to get through tough financial times while easing their stress level."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Adam for 8 years and I believe that he is an incredibly effective and passionate advocate for his clients. I could not recommend an attorney more highly."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Adam is a great attorney who cares deeply about his clients. I recommend him enthusiastically,"
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam is the only lawyer to whom I would ever refer a bankruptcy lawyer. Adam is a brilliant mind, an effective and creative lawyer, and one of the most compassionate souls I know. Adam cares deeply about his clients and strives to bring them through whatever financial difficulties they face."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer's work. There are many Houston lawyers who practice in the area of Bankruptcy/Debt. What sets Adam Schachter apart from his colleagues is a superior work ethic combined with excellent communication skills. Mr. Schachter can explain the complexities of bankruptcy to almost anyone. I have consulted with some of Mr. Schachter's clients in my own line of work, and I have been impressed that they have retained almost everything that Mr. Schachter has explained to them. I sure hope I never need to file bankruptcy, but if I do, I wouldn't call anyone other than Mr. Schachter."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam Schachter is among the most CAPABLE bankruptcy lawyers I know, and one of the most CARING and METICULOUS lawyers I've ever met. He regularly represents people who have fallen on hard times. Adam is practical and realistic, but he will help you find whatever light is at the end of the particular tunnel that YOU have found yourself in. Adam strikes just the right balance between, on the one hand, showing respect and compassion for his clients' problems, and on the other hand, giving clear-eyed, unsentimental advice that doesn't sugar-coat bad news. He's efficient and cost-effective for his clients -- he doesn't rush, but neither does he waste time (at your expense!) -- and he does not run an "assembly-line practice." Instead, he focuses on every client individually, to get each of them a custom-tailored result. Adam has the respect of the local bankruptcy bar and bench. All of his clients benefit from his credibility in court. I recommend him enthusiastically without any hesitation."
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