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Jeffrey Philip Kaufman

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Boise, ID

5.0   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State ID
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice area
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    Chapter 13

    16 years, 293 cases

I'm an attorney who primarily focuses in bankruptcy.  I am currently the staff attorney for Kathleen A. McCallister, standing chapter 13 trustee for the State of Idaho.  My practice involves representing the trustee is all aspects of a chapter 13 case.


Office of Kathleen A. McCallister, Chapter 13 Trustee
Boise, ID, 83706

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Posted by Brian | March 28, 2018
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Consumate Subject Matter Expert
Mr. Kaufman's knowledge in his field ensured a complete and thorough understanding of the situation, essentially building trust in him as a representative and saving me tons of time, resources, and emotional grief; the most important parts of an advocate, and fighter for your cause. I highly recommend Mr. Kaufman as a first choice contact when searching for someone on your side.
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Posted by Breyanna Solis | February 1, 2017
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Hats off to YOU!
Jeffrey is one of the most caring, loyal, and genuine attorney's i have ever met. My husband and I really appreciate the time and efforts he has taken to help our family from bankruptcy to custody issues. It means so much to actually have a great attorney with so much knowledge helping you through the tough times in life. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone and any chance I get I refer clients to Jeffrey.
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Posted by Earl | February 26, 2016
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Terrific Bankruptcy Attorney!
Like many I considered trying to do my bankruptcy myself. I am so happy that I contacted Jeffery! I would have made so many mistakes and the process would have taken so much longer. He proved to be an invaluable guide. There are lots of bankruptcy attorneys in Boise and I contacted several. The result? Nada. I suppose because I was reaching out for help during the holidays those attorneys were "busy". I happened to stumble upon Jeffery's listing on the internet, sent an email and I was in his office virtually the next day. My first meeting with Jeffery lasted just about two hours and in that time he quickly mapped out a strategy that made the bankruptcy as painless as possible. At the beginning of my bankruptcy I was very concerned about paying for an upcoming major home repair. He helped me put together a plan that by reducing the payments to the trustee over a short time I was able to save the necessary funds to complete the repair. The upshot now is that we are just a few months away from completing our bankruptcy. And thanks to Jeffery's advice and counsel I was able to complete the bankruptcy fairly painlessly, acquired a new automobile and added to my retirement fund. In short I believe the we are in a much better financial position today because I engaged Jeffery as my attorney five years ago.
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2015
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Excellent Personal Bankruptcy Attorney
Jeff and his team were extremely professional and helpful in guiding me through my bankruptcy. I went through three other attorney's before I found Jeff, and I would highly recommend Jeff's services to anyone in need of a bankruptcy attorney.
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Navigated a difficult 13 case in Boise
Jeffrey Kaufman worked very hard and with unquestionable ethics to ensure the best outcome of my messy chapter 13 case. His guidance and advocacy allowed me to complete my 5 year plan a full two years early while still paying 100% of allowed unsecured claims. My case had elements of divorce, foreclosure, tax arrears, chapter 7 conversion, and a seemingly adversarial trustee. It's the last area where Mr. Kaufman truly went the extra mile for me. He and his team researched and successfully argued against at least two actions brought by the trustee that would have prevented me from completing my plan. In spite of the complex case, I always felt well informed by Mr. Kaufman. He clearly explained the legal and strategic issues of my case in a timely and personal manner at every step. I highly recommend Mr. Kaufman without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2015
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Best part of a bankruptcy
Jeffrey was always there for me during an long process of a challenged Chapter 7 and subsequent Chapter 11. He explained everything clearly and stood by my side with compassion and humor to the bitter end. I owe him more than I could ever say. I would recommend him to those who feel they are all alone and facing overwhelming odds against them.
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Posted by mark | November 27, 2015
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Very good lawyer!
Jeffrey was what we needed. He explained the risk, options and possible outcomes which made us feel comfortable with our situation. He was there anytime we had questions. He knows his business and we would recommend him to anyone in this situation.
Posted by Bruce | November 25, 2015
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Give him my life .
I could type all day about this man . I will keep it simple i would trust this man with my life . We had some ups and downs and he stuck by me all the way . Jeffery and his team did an amazing job and put the wicked witch i was married to in her place . I'm a hands on kinda guy but after it was all said and done i could have relaxed more knowing he was on top it . We had a very tough case to deal with and it nearly broke my spirit at times . I have had other attorneys over the years and none compare to these guys .
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Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2015
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Review of Jeffrey P. Kaufman
Jeff is very dedicated to details and numbers, and understood fully the complicated issues with my bankruptcy. He was encouraging and supportive, and provided me with a very positive outlook, treating me with the upmost respect the entire time. He also provided follow up with creditors and others, once the bankruptcy was completed, in such a way that his position or points were never questioned. I have referred him numerous times, to coworkers and friends, and I would personally hire again if I ever needed his services again. I would also trust his judgment for recommending appropriate specialists or colleagues, for the types of work he doesn't do.
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Posted by Gary | November 20, 2015
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Lawyer Review
Jeffrey did a wonderful job guiding us through the bankruptcy process. He was very through and did and excellent job of explaining the complicated "legal" parts of the process and led us to a successful completion in what can be a very stressful process. I would recommend Jeffrey to anyone who needed competent legal services.
Posted by Patrick | November 20, 2015
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Home Run, All-Star Bankruptcy Attorney
I searched Idaho bankruptcy attorneys on line and read Jeffrey's background and found myself 100% impressed with his experience. I met with him in April of 2012 and hired him for a Chapter 13 right after I got divorced. Not only did I complete the bankruptcy ahead of schedule, but Jeffrey's advice in the 13 saved me $50,000 in legal fees in my divorce AND Jeffrey successfully found my x-wife in contempt of court and won me $10,500 in attorney's fees from her in 2015 after she violated the discharge in my divorce case. My experience with Jeffrey and his staff has been nothing but stellar. I cannot recommend him enough. He knew EVERYTHING and got it all right from Day #1. I've since moved to Florida, but still consider Jeffrey a great friend and cannot overstate how much I appreciate his work for me. Thank you for reading this. Jeffrey is truly exceptional. -- Pat
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Posted by DavidLarson | November 18, 2015
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Best bankruptcy attorney in Boise
I hired Jeff to handle my bankruptcy after being blindsided by several outside parties with questionable morals and ethics. He quickly squashed all of the nonsense going on and then proceeded to help me get my financial house in order. Inside of two years I had 100% of my debt paid off with all interested parties completely satisfied. I am free and clear completely due to the professionalism and skill of Jeff. Not only that but he did it with extremely fair and reasonable fees. You will not regret hiring Jeff.
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Work Experience

  • Staff Attorney
  • Office of Kathleen A. McCallister, Chapter 13 Trustee
  • 2020 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Concordia School of Law
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of D. Blair Clark
  • 2009 - 2020
  • Staff Attorney
  • Office of Kathleen McCallister, Chapter 13 Trustee
  • 2009 - 2009
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  • University of Idaho, College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Idaho
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Gould v. McCallister (In re Gould)
  • Affirmed
  • Bennett v. Bank of Eastern Oregon


  • Idaho State Bar, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy Chapters 7 & 13
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff was always a pleasure to work with, firm, fair, and reasonable."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. He's probably the quickest "study" I've ever worked with in over 40 years, and he does a superb job. Hard working and analytical."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked opposite Jeff on several occasions, always finding him to be prepared and thorough."
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Boise Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Jeffrey Philip Kaufman
Jeffrey Philip Kaufman
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Boise, ID
Licensed for 15 years