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Thomas A McAvity

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     4.5 stars 21 total

Review Thomas McAvity
  • Wish I could switch

    1.0 star

    Anonymous review posted on

    I hired Tom for my chapter 13 bankruptcy. Didn't meet him until the day of my hearing. Which is now rescheduled because he and/or his staff put I was married (I am not). Did not break down the fee structure (Just put random percentages that did not match the papers his staff gave me in the office) and did not specify whether my income was net or gross. Judge would not approve my filing and now I have to hope this gets fixed before its too late to file. His staff is horribly rude, refuse to help you fill out any of the paper work or further explain to you what anything means. Every time I call with a question they tell me one thing, when its actually something else. For instance, I called regarding a letter I received in the mail regarding a payment to the trustee. When I first called they were unsure of what I was talking about, said they needed to call me back. That was a Friday. I waited and finally had to call them back on Wednesday for them to tell me no you do not have to make that payment. 3 days letter I receive a call FROM THEM asking why I had not made the payment yet! Total joke. And when you do call to talk to your paralegal their receptionist will not patch you through and will hang up on you.

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  • Trustworthy, Patient, Knowledgeble, Fair and Non-Judgemental

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    Posted by Stefani

    This law firm is by far the most upfront, honest and patient to deal with while having to file bankruptcy. I was so scared the first time I walked into Thomas office. He assured me that I was not the only one going through trying times. He wrote out every step of what he needed from me, what I should expect through the process and his fees. I know that I must of asked the same questions over and over but he stayed patient with me. One of the most impressive things is that he responds back to e-mails and phone calls fast. I never felt that I had to keep calling to get my answers. This firm will fight for you and help put your mind at ease. I am now having to return to him to convert my case over to a chapter 7 from a chapter 13. It has been 3 years since I had talked to Tom but when I called him he acted like it had only been weeks. He is taking on my conversion with added distance since I moved to Montana 2 years ago. My mind is at ease knowing it is in his hands now.

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  • Thomas is the best attorney out there

    5.0 stars

    Anonymous review posted on

    Greatest thing i ever did was hire thomas.. He is very trustworthy and deals with all issues,at hand

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  • Thank You Thomas McAvity

    4.0 stars

    Posted by Donald and Bonnie

    During the initial interview we explained that we were in need of a seecond vehicle.Thomas then researched and found a way to include a newer car into the BK. I paid the BK off three years early. Which then we proceeded to try to purchasee a house. m Without Thomas's help that would of never been possibble. Thank You Thomas!

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  • Satisfied customer

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    Posted by Owensjillm63

    I am very pleased with the service I received from North West Debt Relief law Firm. They took care of me and my mess of debt. They were very kind ,professional, and competent . I would highly recommend them to all I know, thanks Thomas McAvity and staff

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  • Disappointed

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    Anonymous review posted on

    His receptionist is very rude and when i call she rushes me off of the phone. My first appointment Tom forgot he had an appointment with me in Seattle and took a train back to Portland without notifying me. He never remembers who i am and never calls me back, i have to call his office numerous times and when i do i get switched over to another attorney that i have to explain everything over to. I dont feel that i am supported by him. I will be switching lawyers which will cost me more money, and refiling my bankruptcy case.

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  • Owens

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    Posted by Jill

    When I made the decision to file for bankruptcy I was filled with many emotions anxiety and stress the top ones. After contacting NW Debt Relief Law Firm and Thomas McAvity many of my fears were alieved. They have been so compassionate and kind. They have made a difficult situation easier to bare. I would use the Law Firm again and would highly recommend them to my family and friends

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  • Very good attorney!!

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Gary

    Thomas McAvity answered every question I ever asked him about my legal situation. He always returned my emails and phone calls on a prompt basis. Thomas is very knowledgeable about the law. I really appreciated his efforts. If one word describes Tom it is EXCELLENCE!!

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  • Find another attorney.

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    Posted by Christina

    Wow, how time changes things! I posted a review after hiring Tom but before actually working with him--I should have waited before assuming he was great, because I had to switch attorneys right before filing. I was served with a wage garnishment before I filed (but after I hired Tom) and when I reached out to Tom for help, he gave me a nonsense answer that I discovered (after consulting with another attorney) was completely off-base. He responded to my initial email with one sentence, and when I responded questioning his advice he sent another sentence or 2 that made even less sense--and showed that he knew nothing about me or my case. He never asked me to call the office or come in. Until he discovered (through Avvo, hilariously enough) that I was consulting with another attorney; then suddenly he was trying to call me and discuss my case.

    His office is disorganized, his office staff is rude, he does not follow-up with you in any way and if you reach out to him, he will have no clue who you are.

    Not worth it.

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  • Helpful and reassuring!

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Christina

    I hired Thomas about 2 months ago. I haven't started the filing process yet, but he made me feel comfortable and in good hands from the get-go. Looking forward to working with him!

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