Experienced bankruptcy attorney helping Utah residents move past difficult financial times.
Andrew S. Gustafson attended U.C. Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where he was a Managing Editor of the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law. He received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, majoring in History and minoring in Philosophy. He graduated magna cum laude from BYU. While at BYU, Andrew was the founder and president of the BYU Speech and Debate Club and participated in the BYU Honors Program.
In 1999, Andrew practiced corporate law and litigation as an associate at Gagen McCoy, an Martindale-Hubbell A-rated firm. However, it wasn’t long before he recognized that corporate law was not his passion. So, in 2001, he founded Lincoln Law, a firm focused on providing effective consumer law solutions for those in need.
Andrew has been active in many legal organizations including the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (“NACBA”), National Association of Consumer Attorneys (“NACA”), the ABA section of Business Law and the Utah Bar Bankruptcy Section. In addition, Andrew is a member of the elite American Consumer Bankruptcy College (“ACBC”) and regularly hosts the American Consumer Bankruptcy College winter meetings. He is currently licensed to practice law in both Utah and California.
In addition to his legal experience, Andrew has has a keen interest in the use of technology to provide legal consumer solutions. He created both the Debtor Education and Certification Foundation (“DECAF”) and Money Management International Bankruptcy.org consumer education programs. These programs have provided over 1 million hours of debtor education and credit counseling. He was instrumental in the development of BK Express, and a number of additional consumer law and consumer bankruptcy products. Andrew created an educational website for loan modification clients, http://mmiphases.com/, which was the first of its kind and was jointly funded by Household Bank, Money Management International and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Andrew also created the prototype for BKExpress, the number one selling case management program for bankruptcy attorneys and widely used throughout the country.
Andrew’s passion for innovation has spurred the creation of his own consumer rights software development company, CounselNow. When he’s not in the office working on a case, or spending time with his family, he continues to implement new services and products to benefit his colleagues, clients and the community.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV peer rating||Lawyers.com/Martindale-Hubbell||2020|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Top 100 Bankruptcy Firms||Debtor Education and Certification Foundation||2011|
|Magna Cum Laude||Brigham Young University||1997|
|Partner||Lincoln Law||2001 - Present|
|Attorney||Gaden McCoy||1999 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||2011 - Present|
|American Consumer Bankruptcy College||Member / Host||2005 - Present|
|Utah State Bar||Member||2002 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1999 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law||Managing Editor||N/A|
|University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|Brigham Young University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|ACBC Conference in Las Vegas||Bankruptcy Practice Key Performance Indicators||2016|
|ACBC Conference in Las Vegas||Using Technology in Bankruptcy Practice||2015|
|ACBC||Improving Bankruptcy Firm Efficiency||2014|
|CounselKit Conference in Louisiana||Bankruptcy Case Management - In The Cloud||2013|
|ACBC Conference in New Orleans||Innovating Bankruptcy Processes||2013|
|KGN Debtor Relief Kick Start||Getting Debtors Back on the Road||2012|
|H&R Block Regional Training Conference||Taxes and Bankruptcy||2012|
|General Managers Meeting||Life and Auto Finance after Bankruptcy||2012|
|Court Records API General Meeting||Increasing Efficiency in Lending to Debtors||2012|
|CounselKit Conference in Utah||Harnessing The Web for Bankruptcy Practices||2012|
|ACBC Conference in Salt Lake||Affiliates, Kiosks and Professional Networks||2012|
|ACBC Conference in Chicago||How Bankruptcy Feeds Litigation & FDCPA Cases||2012|
|Foreclosure Defense Seminar||Foreclosure Defense||2011|
|ACBC Conference in Las Vegas||Value Add Projects for Bankruptcy Cases||2011|
Posted by James
Tue Oct 25 2011