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Review: “I came to Michelle needing help in a debt dispute. There wasn't much time to prepare but she took control and the outcome was better than expected. Her willingness to listen and the advice she gave were top-notch. ...
Practice areas: Debt Settlement, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Consumer Protection, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Debt Collection
Review: “He was 100% successful in getting a car insurance company to pay me what I was owed after an accident. I am very happy with the service he provided me. Very straightforward easy to work with guy. ”
Practice areas: Debt Settlement, Bankruptcy & Debt, Contracts & Agreements, Lawsuits & Disputes, Debt Collection
Real estate is the primary focus of my practice. My work also includes creditors’ rights and collection matters. Prior to practicing law, I worked as a title officer in an Oregon office of a national title insurance company. This background enabl...
Practice areas: Debt Settlement, Bankruptcy & Debt, Real Estate, Foreclosure, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Douglas R. Ricks joined Vanden Bos & Chapman, LLP as an associate Portland bankruptcy lawyer in 2007. Doug has focused his practice on bankruptcy since 2004. While in law school at Lewis and Clark, Doug clerked for the Oregon Department of Justice...
Practice areas: Debt Settlement, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy & Debt, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Review: “I spoke with Mr. Tschudy today regarding my personal financial situation. Mr. Tschudy extended respect and kindness as he listened to my facts about my finances. I feel very grateful for the time extended to me. Mr. Ts...
Practice areas: Debt Settlement, Bankruptcy & Debt, Consumer Protection, Lawsuits & Disputes, Employment & Labor
I’ve been a consumer bankruptcy lawyer since 2000, helping people get out of debt in both Washington and Oregon. I am the managing attorney of Northwest Debt Relief Law Firm. We have bankruptcy law offices in both Vancouver, Tacoma and Seattle,...
Practice areas: Debt Settlement, Bankruptcy & Debt, Foreclosure
Review: “Laura inherited my case from my attorney when he retired and what a blessing that was. Within a couple of weeks of our first meeting, we were on our way to converting my Chapter 13 to a Chapter 7, resulting in my case be...
Practice areas: Debt Settlement, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy & Debt
If you owe a large amount of money on unsecured debts, you may require the services of a debt settlement lawyer. Unsecured debts include medical bills, student loans, credit cards, store and gas cards, personal loans, collection accounts, and bounced checks. For these sorts of debts, lenders will usually accept less than the full amount if it's clear you don't have the money to pay them (especially if the original amount has continued to grow with interest, late charges, and collection costs). A debt settlement attorney can negotiate with the lender and objectively present the facts in your case. Oftentimes, unsecured debt lenders would rather settle with you than take a chance on getting nothing if you file for bankruptcy. If the negotiation is successful, the creditor may even be convinced to take the settled debt off your credit history.