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Jory L Trease

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

5.0   73 reviews

About Jory

Learn Jory’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    40%
    I proudly admit to representing and protecting consumer's rights within the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Utah. I recognize that most people do not plan to file a Bankruptcy, but their life circumstances have often placed them in a position that seeking protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code is the only viable alternative to allow them to focus on the more important elements of their life.

    39 years

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    20%

    39 years

  3. Litigation
    20%
    My reputation, knowledge and experience is very well established and recognized within the Bankruptcy community. I aggressively defend my clients when Creditors and Trustees attempt to assert they have committed some type of wrongdoing, when they have not done so. You deserve to have a well experienced and knowledgeable Attorney protect your rights when litigation within the Bankruptcy Court is commenced.

    39 years

  4. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    15%

    39 years

  5. Foreclosure
    5%
    There are steps that can be taken to protect the one major asset that you have sought to obtain throughout your life. Your home is much more than a mere building structure. When you are faced with the jeopardy of losing your home, there are normally options available to you which would require the mortgage company to allow you an opportunity to cure the payments that you are behind in submitting.

    37 years

Bankruptcy is a complex area of the law.  My reputation, knowledge and experience speaks for itself.  When it's time to ask for help, call me.  I evaluate each case individually, and recognize that this is a significant decision in your life.  You are entitled to receive answers to your questions, and to feel comfortable with the Attorney you retain to assist you during the financial situation that you find yourself.

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Licensed for 36 years
State UT
Status Active
Acquired 1986
Updated 11/08/2022

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

Contact Jory

Jory L. Trease, Inc
140 W. 2100 S., Suite 212
Salt Lake City, UT, 84115

Reviews

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Posted by JoAnn | September 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
SIMPLY THE BEST
Jory and his Team are the Best. They helped us get thru Chapter 13 Bankruptcy In the Middle of the Pandemic and they did it with Ease. We had Endless Communication with them from Start to Finish. They were able to Calm our nerves and Answer all our Questions in a Timely Fashion. We could not have made it thru this Difficult Time in our Lives without them ...Thank You Jory, Janci and the Rest of the Team...
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Posted by Nikole | September 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Cannot Say Enough!
Jory and his assistant were there for us every step of the way. Not once did they make us feel ashamed of needing a bankruptcy. They were always available to answer our questions and I feel they actually went above and beyond what I expected.
Posted by Matt | July 15, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest and Thorough a Man of Integrity
I spoke with Jory after being referred by another lawyer and he was able give me sound advice on how to deal with a situation regarding another company. While I ended up not needing his services I feel confident he would have been an excellent lawyer to have working for me. I would most definitely recommend Jory to anyone looking for a bankruptcy lawyer.
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Posted by Preston Powell | June 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Client
Thanks, Professional and thanks for all the help will highly recommend this firm!
Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jory is very trustworthy!
Jory is very knowledgeable and answered any questions we had. Going through the bankruptcy process was easy with Jory's guidance. He never hesitated to help when we needed advice. He was easy to trust. Thank you Jory for helping us get through this difficult chapter. We couldn't have done it without you!
Posted by Jill Bailey | May 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AMAZING LAWYER!!!!
Jory and Janci are amazing!!! They are quick efficient and take care of all the issue that are there! My fears were put to rest and it was painless!! I would not recommend anyone else!!!
Posted by Melissa | April 7, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Jory is a professional through and through
I recently visited with Jory for a free consult that lasted 90 minutes. Not only was he non judgemental, kind, and funny, (which is an unusual quality for a professional attorney), but he was so very thorough, drawing diagrams, explaining how credit unions work when you have loans and checking accounts and other accounts within one credit union. He explained that my certain credit union is very tough on bankruptcy, and having my husband as a cosigner would greatly affect my partner. As I certainly qualified for bankruptcy, I went home after our meeting and crunched some numbers before making a decision that I'd like to honor my signatures with CU, deciding against filing, realizing that I had one particular CC that had a low balance but a high monthly payment, and in paying that card off, I'd greatly lower my monthly payments, making it more feasible to continue making payments, and reducing the need to file a bankruptcy. Jory was a blast to speak with, and I walked away with so much more knowledge than I did going in to meet with him. He has been in this profession for over 35 years plus, and is a well respected attorney in this platform of practice. He is down to earth, easy to speak with, and if I do perhaps find myself in a pickle with my decision, he would be the first and ONLY attorney I would call for help. He doesn't do payment plans, and he explained to me that if he did, it would make him one of my debtors. I had never thought of it like that, therefore telling me that he is a man and attorney of honor. There are a lot of bankruptcy sharks out there, trust me, I did my research. Many speak of payment plans, etc. However, that is BAD PRACTICE on their parts. Please, if you find yourself in a dire situation where you need some financial relief, and choose to take the path of bankruptcy to lighten the load of heavy financial debt, or medical debt, make Jory your first and ONLY call. I honestly feel bad for taking up so much of his time without paying him, as it was a free consult, but in speaking with him about my ultimate decision, he was very gracious and kind, in no way whatsoever trying to make me guilty or bad, and was supportive and empathetic to my decision. He thoroughly explained both Chapters 7 and 13, and I walked away with a FULL understanding of both, compared to being rather ignorant of a chapter 13, seeking a 7. He takes his job very seriously, and is very good at it. I've read reviews, and understand he is a well respected bankruptcy attorney, in a field that makes many people feel rather uncomfortable. Please take the time to visit with Jory. I can see that he truly cares about his clients and their financial well being, seeking to assist them in a matter that can be a very difficult time. Much respect and appreciation to you, sir. From the heart. I'm definitely glad I came across him in my search for an attorney. My wish is that this review will compel others in a financial situation to call him. You will NOT regret it. This is a man who truly knows his law.
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire a great Lawyer
Jory went above and beyond to help us throughout our bankruptcy. He responded quickly to any questions we had or advice we needed. We never felt alone through the process. He fought for us when it was necessary and was patient with us in our frustrations. We couldn't have asked for a better lawyer in this difficult time. We highly recommend hiring Jory!
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Posted by Dorothy | December 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jory L Trease, Esq.
Jory was an excellent Lawyer that helped me through a very difficult time. His knowledge and his team's help were very helpful in guiding me through the process of Bankruptcy. I gave him five stars because he was the best lawyer I could have had.
Posted by Stan | December 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
As good as they get
Jory and his staff were friendly, personable, kind and understanding. His work was superb; detailed, thorough and comprehensive. He communicated with us frequently and was supportive and helpful every step of the way! Could not ask for any more! We give him our highest recommendation!
Posted by Pona | November 3, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Bk issue
Mr. Trease very knowledgeable, exausted all avenues in a certain issue about to give up. I was referred to him and instant satisfaction did not have to explain whole story, knew answer right away. I was very satisfied and would refer him to anyone on bk issues, knowledgeable, fair, professional and very understanding to the perspective client.
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Posted by Nicole | October 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer & Incredible Person! Highly Recommend!
Jory and his team are some of the most understanding, patient and compassionate individuals I've known. I am so grateful for their help through a very difficult and lengthy legal journey. As a lawyer, Jory is extremely knowledgeable and thorough. He takes the time to walk you through the process of all the paperwork, explains in detail what to expect and what your responsibilities are, and treats you with respect. He's patient and understanding and takes his position seriously. He's the best lawyer I've ever dealt with, and honestly an incredible person. (He helped me through my bankruptcy last year, and I'm just now remembering to write a review... he has the patience of a Saint, even with the most difficult client)
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable
Jory knows his stuff. Unfortunately for us we tried to fight for a homestead exemption which we lost. Jory was pretty surprised by the lose as well. After all his case review and explanation to us we felt we would have won, but luck wasn't on our side. Regardless of the loss. We feel Jory did an excellent job handling the situation and keeping us in the loop.
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Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Jory was a delight to work with, him and his staff made the process of filling bankruptcy easy. Her kept in constant communication about the status of my case. Thank you again Jory
Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This is your Bankruptcy Lawyer
Everything Jory said he would do he did. He was very up front with his price to file the bankruptcy. He also followed through on everything we asked him to do for our case and always communicated any needs he had timely. His document sharing process is also very easy and effective. Because of the pandemic we did most of the work at home unless he needed actual ink on a paper. I can't recommend Jory enough for helping us get out of a very bad situation! Thanks Jory! We are far better off now than when we first met you!
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Posted by Mark | March 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Takes the stress out of a stressful situation
No one ever wants to file bankruptcy and we wish we didn't have to. However, from the first moment of telling Jory our situation he put us at ease letting us know that we were indeed in a tough spot and explained every option we had in detail and ultimately let us decide what we wanted to do. Never did I feel like he was trying to pressure us into any one option. He just gave us the facts and let us decide what was best for us!
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Posted by Devin | March 30, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent legal services
Jory is an awesome lawyer, I would highly recommend Jory as an attorney to anyone considering bankruptcy best bankruptcy attorney in the state of Utah, Thanks Jory
Posted by Susan | March 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Just the best
I just want to say that he is the best of what he does. He was there from the beginning to the end. He is very honest upfront. Thank thank you.
Posted by Tom | March 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Competent and Professional
Aside from handling our case with experience and expertise, Jory Trease answered every question, no matter how small, quickly and professionally. We could not have hoped for better. I would recommend him to anyone considering bankruptcy.
Posted by Josh | March 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Friendly, Experienced, and Professional
Jory was an awesome lawyer, he was extremely knowledgeable, very friendly, and made the bankruptcy process as easy as it could be. He went out of his way to make sure I understood the process and was very thorough and explaining things in his communications to me. I highly recommend him :)
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • owner
  • Jory L. Trease, Esq., Inc.
  • 1986 - Present

Education

  • Pepperdine University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of Utah
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • Withers vs. Utah Sheet Metal Workers Trust Funds
  • successfully obtained ruling that the Defendant received sufficient notice of the Bankruptcy proceedings, thus all claims against the Debtors were discharged

Associations

  • AAA Fair Credit Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2017 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Utah chapter)
  • Board of Trustees (member)
  • 2016 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Bankruptcy Section
  • member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Utah Bankruptcy Lawyers Forum
  • Board of Trustees (member)
  • 2000 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
  • Federal Bar Association District of Utah
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Distinguished Pro Bono Legal Clinic Award
  • Utah State Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • RISE Program: Federal Drug and Mental Health Court Training CLE
  • Bankruptcy Basics
  • 2015
  • RISE Program Annual CLE
  • Pro Bono Bankruptcy Attorney Training
  • 2014
  • Annual Spring Collection Law Seminar
  • Creditors and Debtors Can Be Friends
  • 2014
  • RISE Program
  • Bankruptcy Training for Bankruptcy Volunteer Attorneys
  • 2013
  • Bankruptcy Basics Training for the Debtor's Counseling Clinic
  • Law Student Training
  • 2013
  • RISE Program Training
  • Training for Drug & Mental Health Federal Court Volunteers
  • 2012
  • Bankruptcy Line-by-Line Workshop
  • entry level bankruptcy training
  • 2012
  • Bankruptcy Basics for Pro Bono and Tuesday Night Bar Attorneys
  • Attorney Training
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (3)
Endorse Jory
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have read many of Mr. Trease's responses to posts pertaining to bankruptcy issues. His responses are accurate and practical. I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jory is a pleasure to work with. He was always prompt in returning my calls. While vigorously representing his clients interests he still makes it possible for both sides to get to a resolution."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Over the years I have consulted with Jory on questions with bankruptcy and he has always provided me sound advice and always has shown a genuine interest in what in my law practice. I would highly recommend Jory."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked on the other side against Jory Trease. He is as sharp as any bankruptcy attorney that I have come across. On bankruptcy matters that I do not handle, I have recommended using his services to a few of my own clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Trease focuses on several areas of practice with Bankruptcy being a larger part of his practice. His answers here on AVVO demonstrate his skill and competence in this and other areas of the law."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse Jory L. Trease. He provides honest, ethical and practical advice to clients and does not talk down to them. Well respected in the Avvo community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with and watched him in court for over 20 years. We have been on several bankruptcy committees together and he is one of the few attorneys that I trust I can refer cases to no matter how complex they are. He stays absolutely current on the law and provides personalized legal service for those of any means."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have absolutely no concern in endorsing Jory Trease. I have been involved in the bankruptcy law community since 1991 and have known Mr. Trease for many years now. During this time I have had a chance to hear him argue several case matters before the Bankruptcy Court, confer with him on several occasions regarding bankruptcy case issues, and review his responses and opinions on many legal topics and issues that have arisen in the bankruptcy community over the years. His knowledge of the bankruptcy law is complete and unsurpassed, and his legal reasoning is sound. In my opinion, Jory Trease is an elite bankruptcy attorney and without a doubt one of the top bankruptcy attorneys in Utah."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jory for years and have always found him to be professional and well versed in bankruptcy law. He is also personable and always seems to be fighting for the little guy. If you are looking for an aggressive advocate of your rights he is someone you should consider."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Jory since 1997. The easiest way to describe Jory is brilliant. Whenever another attorney in the valley needs help, they call Jory. While he and don't practice in the same areas of law, I have always found him to be a reliable and solid sounding board. There are attorneys out there that may charge less, but frankly you get what you pay for. The other attorney's call him regarding bankruptcy because they know who to go to when they need the best."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jory Trease. Jory and his staff are some of the most ethical and honest attorneys that I know. They work hard to give the best representation possible to their clients. Jory has an incredible knowledge of both Bankruptcy law and litigation practices.He is also compassionate and caring, always looking out for the welfare of others."
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