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Brian E Wheeler

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   17 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 31 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1992
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Client's Choice 2014,2013
Client's Choice
2014 2013


Brian Wheeler, Attorney At Law
3939 NE Hancock St. Ste 304
Portland, OR, 97212
Brian Wheeler
3939 NE Hancock St
Ste 304
Portland, OR, 97212
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  17 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Nina | October 31, 2013
Brian changed our lives more than he probably even knows!!
We walked into Brian's office with the weight of the world on our shoulders. & a hour later we walked out feeling more hopeful than we had in YEARS! Brian did everything he promised us, he delivered! Very professional and to the point! Very smart man who knows his business. Thank you
Posted by David | October 30, 2013
Brian Wheeler - Making a Very Difficult Situation a Bearable Experience
I just wrapped up my bankruptcy with Brian Wheeler as my attorney, and I felt compelled to write this review... After several challenging years, I ended up in a very difficult financial situation, which was not only financially stressful but was emotionally stressful as well. I had many concerns regarding who to trust with respect to picking an attorney. Following a one hour, no-charge consultation with Brian, I was confident that he was the right person to represent and guide me through this process. Through every step of the process, Brian's experience, knowledge and integrity shined through; it went exactly as he said it would - no surprises. I dreaded looking for an attorney to begin with and was nervous about the unknowns. If you're in a challenging financial situation, put your fears to rest, set up an initial appointment with Brian, tackle the issue and move on...
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Posted by Annette | February 12, 2015
I would highly recommend Brian Wheeler!
Brian Wheeler is an amazing attorney. He walked me through a very long and complicated bankruptcy. He is knowledgeable, professional, and caring. In the end, I was able to eliminate all my credit card debt and keep my house. Filing bankruptcy with him was one of the best decisions I have ever made. His fees are very reasonable and well worth all the time and service he gives to his clients. I really can't imagine going through this process without a good attorney, I would highly recommend him to anyone thinking of bankruptcy!
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Posted by Kelly | September 26, 2014
Excellent at quickly and painlessly resolving financial crisis.
I cannot sing Brian's praises loud enough. I found him through an Internet search engine after my wages started being garnished. My financial life was in a spiral after a particularly difficult separation from my spouse. Brian was quick to respond to my email inquiry, set up an immediate appointment, walked me through the process step by step and reassured me the entire way. Due to the garnishment, he worked extra hard to make sure my case was ready to file ASAP. I literally had a case number within 8 hours of our first meeting. I was astonished at his "drop everything and help you" attitude. I've worked with lawyers in the past that have made the legal process drag on forever. Brian's knowledge, positive attitude, fabulous communication (through phone and email), and friendly personality was the rock that I needed to get through a scary time. Highly recommend him to anyone who is struggling financially.
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Posted by Jeff | July 31, 2014
Brian is a solid practitioner
I've known Brian, personally, for years. He's a solid, intelligent practitioner with a passion for his practice and clients.
Posted by Brandon | July 31, 2014
Great Person and Held our hand the whole way
We were going through a rough time, I mean lose everything brought time and he helped us by holding are hand the whole way. I would recommend him to any one who needs to stop people harassing them because of situation out of are control.
Posted by Joe C. | July 30, 2014
Outstanding Attourney. Extreamly helpful, responsive and on top of my needs as a client.
Brian assisted me with a Chapter 7 suit and right from the start he helped with anything I needed. He kept me informed and up to date on changes, court deadlines and requirements as well as helped greatly with the complexities of filing. He also went out of his way to help me with a payment plan and from the very start he eased the entire process. I would absolutely recommend this attorney to assist you in your bankruptcy needs.
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2014
Professional bankruptcy attorney I highly recommend
Brian was excellent for representing me through my bankruptcy. He was knowledgeable about the laws and processes, very professional in and out of court and had a very calming demeanor, which helped me through this stressful situation. I also found that his fees were fair, there was individualized attention, weekend appt times available and short to no wait times to respond calls or emails.
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Posted by Steve | June 21, 2014
Excellent service!
When I started the bankruptcy process with Brian I live in Portland, OR, and the issues around my cases were fairly complex. These issues became even more complex after I moved to another state in the middle of the process. Through it all, Brian was always responsive to questions and requests. Also, his knowledge helped me to minimize my financial exposure during the process. I was very happy with Brian's abilities and would not hesitate to use his services again.
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Posted by Chad p. | February 19, 2014
Very helpful and understanding lawyer
Brian Wheeler helped me with my bankruptcy and kind and understanding. He walked me through the steps and was there to answer all my questions. He was understanding and didn't make me feel as that I was a bad person for having to do this. I would recommend to anyone that needs to hire a lawyer to give Brian Wheeler a call and have the consultation. He was very knowledgable and will to work with my time frames and ability to schedule appointments,
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Posted by Craig | November 15, 2013
Brian Wheeler - Well done and thank you.
Brian Wheeler has worked on my behalf for the past 5 years and am I very grateful for his counsel through the process. Brian made himself available in a consistent basis to listen, answer questions thoroughly, provide counsel or discuss options. My experience with Brian's practice was very positive, including a positive outcome. A highly recommended professional.
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Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2013
Knowledgeable, Friendly and Professional
We nervously found Brian using a quick internet search for "Portland Bankruptcy Attorney". We were pleasantly surprised and are glad we did so. There wasn't a single blip in any portion of our Chapter 7 case. Brian knew what to expect and informed us well in advance, leaving us stress free and feeling comfortable. Not that we know anyone else needing chapter 7 services, but if we have to recommend a lawyer, we would definitely give them Brian's contact information.
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Posted by dan | November 1, 2013
Happy to give this very fine attorney my recommendation!
I am not in the habit of reviewing services , products or personal services unless they are very poor or exemplary. Brian Wheeler, I am happy to say, deserves recognition in the latter of these categories. I was fortunate to find Brian when I was in the midst of financial problems. He led me me through the legal morass with care, diligence and his excellent knowledge. His response times were excellent due to his very good organization and dedication to resolving any issues. I went though bankruptcy after 40 years of spotless credit. It was difficult for me personally but Brian was there with his knowledge and support. A big thank you to him. I heartily recommend his services and commend his character.
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2013
Thank you, Brian!
I highly recommend Brian Wheeler. My entire experience with Brian has been great from start to finish. I was so scared and nervous about filing bankruptcy, but he did an amazing job and walked me though everything. He was always available to me by phone and emails and he filed my case very quickly. Thank you so much, Brian!!!
Posted by Christine | March 13, 2013
honest, dependable, professional gets the job done
I was in financial hell and had no other recourse but to file for bankruptcy. I didn't know who to turn to but decided on Brian Wheeler and am so thankful that my intuition paid off. I had an unusual set of circumstances that accompanied my case but Brian provided me with all options available to me in a clear, easy to comprehend, and empathetic manner. I felt confident with his expertise and we were successful. Whenever I had questions or concerns Brian was there to give me the needed information and courage to see this thru. This dark financial cloud that hung over me for years had a silver lining, or should I say knight in shining armor by the name of Brian Wheeler. thank you for representing me and for your valuable knowledge and professionalism.
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Posted by Rebecca | February 19, 2013
Excellent experience with Brian Wheeler
I contemplated filing for bankruptcy for 2 years before I was finally able to overcome my shame and actually do it. I met with 3 other attorneys over those 2 years, none of whom made me feel comfortable. The minute I walked into Brian's office for the free consultation my fears were put to rest. Brian was welcoming, knowledgeable, efficient and patient with all of my questions. He kept in close contact with me throughout the entire process. Filing bankruptcy is an emotionally stressful experience and can seem quite daunting. Having Brian represent me helped tremendously in easing the stress. My case was handled quickly and I was able to leave the details to him. He was worth every penny and I highly recommend him to anyone facing bankruptcy. Thank you Brian.
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2013
I feel very fortunate to have found Brian Wheeler to represent me through my Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. From the very first meeting, he seemed to be very understanding and compassionate to my situation and eager and willing to offer his expertise in finding the best resolutions for my particular case. He had a way of simplifying things so I could understand and made sure I knew what all my options were. Throughout the whole process, he was always professional and easily accessible both by phone and e-mail and was quick to respond to any concernes or questions that i had . I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a friendly and knowledgeable lawyer to help them get through their difficult sitiuation.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Brian Wheeler, Attorney At Law
  • 1993 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Haws Law Office
  • 1993 - 1994


  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Southern Oregon State University
  • Bachelors
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Chapter 13
  • Discharged


  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Federal Bar for the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Pro Bono Award-Bankruptcy Clinic
  • Debtor-Creditor Section, Oregon State Bar
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Award-Bankruptcy Clinic
  • Debtor-Creditor Section, Oregon State Bar
  • 2012
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (7)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is a well-respected of the Portland bankruptcy community, and I can endorse him without hesitation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Brian, for years. He has rock solid character, is committed to his practice and clients, and I wouldn't hesitate to send anyone his way for legal advice. I have the utmost of confidence in his ability to take great care of clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Brian for several years now. I have no hesitation about recommending Brian. He's a good attorney, and a good guy."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian's a good guy and smart. I've known him for quite awhile, and would recommend him for referrals. David J. Jack Cannon Beach, OR"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Brian as opposing counsel on many cases over the years and always found him to be thorough, tough, professional, and competent."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Brian Wheeler for a number of years and I highly recommend him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian is a colleague in whom I have complete confidence. I am a family law mediator and handle cases for many folks in difficult financial circumstances. In addition to the stress of a divorce, many of my clients are forced to consider bankruptcy as part of a plan to bring some relief to their families. I try to provide my clients with a caring, personal touch at what may be the worst time in their lives. And, when they need bankruptcy expertise, I am so glad to be able to refer them to Brian, whom I know will provide them with not only competent representation, but more importantly the TLC they so desperately need and deserve. Brian’s empathy and approachability are what makes him a great fit for my clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Wheeler for 4 years and occasionally covered hearings for him. He is very likeable and knowledgeable, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for help with financial problems."
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Brian E Wheeler
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 31 years
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