Newberry, Florida Bankruptcy Lawyers

Justin Scutt Warren McMurray
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Gainesville, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 13 years experience
(888) 316-2131 3921 NW 97th Blvd.,
Suite 202-A
Gainesville, FL 32606
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Collections, Consumer and Foreclosure Defense
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Before obtaining my law degree I was a licensed mortgage banker in Florida. I have a very strong background in real estate law and participated in over 10,000 Real Estate Closings. I also have helped thousands of clients throughout Florida with bankruptcy, foreclosure defense and debt settlement. I always offer a FREE consultation. Call us today (888) 316 2131
Robert G. Whittel Esq.
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(352) 264-7800 2441 NW 43rd St
Gainesville, FL 32606
Free ConsultationGainesville, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 19 years experience
Bankruptcy, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Cambridge and University of Florida Levin College of Law
An experienced trial attorney, Robert Whittel provides his clients with strong, disciplined, results-oriented representation. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he served as a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy. Robert graduated from both law school and the United States Merchant Marine Academy with honors, and served on the esteemed Florida Law Review. Before co-founding Whittel & Melton, a full-service law firm, Robert gained valuable experience in the court room both serving as a former prosecutor and representing large corporations in complex litigation and transactional matters. Robert is devoted to fighting for his clients’ rights. He handles all types of criminal...
Barbara Cusumano
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Gainesville, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 27 years experience
(352) 379-2828 2727 NW 43rd Street, Suite 2A
Gainesville, FL 32616
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
University of Miami School of Law
My name is Barbara Cusumano and I am a compassionate, experienced bankruptcy attorney. I have helped over a thousand people in financial trouble for the past twenty-three years. I truly love helping people obtain a financial fresh start. I grew up in Gainesville, Florida, graduated from the University of Florida (Bachelor of Science) and from the University of Miami (Law Degree). I am a working mom and the mother of a beautiful daughter. We have all had financial ups and downs. I understand the stress associated with loss of work, divorce and unexpected illness. I...
Eric Steven Ruff
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Gainesville, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 40 years experience
(352) 364-8688 4010 West Newberry Road
Suite G
Gainesville, FL 32607
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business and Consumer
University of Florida
Rated "AV" Peer Review 5.0 out of 5.0 and Client Review 5.0 out of 5.0 by Martindale-Hubble . Rated Superb Attorney 10.0 out of 10.0 by Avvo.com and 5.0 out of 5.0 by Google Places reviews. Eric S. Ruff has filed over 2,900 bankruptcy cases and has over 30 years experience. He attended law school at the University of Florida where he was also a member of the Law Review. Mr. Ruff graduated from law school with honors in 1979 and soon afterwards was an attorney with the firm of Trinkle & Redman in Plant City,...
Lawrence Joseph Marraffino
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Gainesville, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 35 years experience
(352) 376-0102 3312 W University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32607
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Family and Personal Injury
University of Florida
Lisa Cohen
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Gainesville, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 34 years experience
(352) 376-3601 4010 W Newberry Rd
Gainesville, FL 32607
Bankruptcy
University of Florida
Lisa C. Cohen graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Law in 1985. She became an associate with attorney Lansing Roy where she specialized in Florida bankruptcy law. Lisa joined the firm of Ruff & Cohen, P.A. in 1992. She has handled, on behalf of debtors, in excess of 100 Chapter 11 reorganizations and has done extensive appellate work. Martindale-Hubbell has also given Lisa Cohen an attorney rating of BV "Distinguished." The lawyer rating company of Avvo.com has likewise given Mrs. Cohen its highest rating of "Superb" attorney. She has filed over 2,900 bankruptcy cases.
Thomas Gerard Pye
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Gainesville, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 38 years experience
(352) 381-9799 3909 W Newberry Rd
Gainesville, FL 32607
Bankruptcy
Robert J. Warren
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Gainesville, FL Bankruptcy Attorney
(352) 377-6600 703 N. Main Street Suite C
Gainesville, FL 32601
Bankruptcy
Joseph Hadley Brown
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Gainesville, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 12 years experience
(352) 505-2339 5000 NW 27th Court
Ste C
Gainesville, FL 32606
Bankruptcy and Consumer
Sharon T. Sperling
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Gainesville, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 31 years experience
(352) 371-3117 2830 NW 41st. Street
Suite C
Gainesville, FL 32635
Bankruptcy
Gainesville, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 45 years experience
(512) 413-5155 10317 SW 17th Place
Gainesville, FL 32607
Bankruptcy, Administrative and Arbitration & Mediation
University of Virginia School of Law
Gainesville, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 24 years experience
(352) 372-5222 1624 NW 6th St
Gainesville, FL 32609
Bankruptcy
Gainesville, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer
(352) 331-7205 519 NW 60th St
Gainesville, FL 32607
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Employment and Family
Gainesville, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 40 years experience
(352) 376-7650 626 NE 1st St
Gainesville, FL 32601
Bankruptcy, Criminal and DUI
Kenneth Martin Hesser
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Ocala, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 20 years experience
(352) 789-6520 328 NE 1st Ave.
Suite 100
Ocala, FL 34470
Bankruptcy, Employment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Wake Forest University School of Law
Mr. Hesser was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1975. He attended Penn State University where he received degrees in both Political Science and Media Studies in 1997. Mr. Hesser then attended Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he obtained a Juris Doctorate in 2000. Mr. Hesser spent his final year of law school in Gainesville studying at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Mr. Hesser practices in the fields of bankruptcy, employment, and workers’ compensation law. Prior to forming Schatt & Hesser, PA with his longtime colleague in Ocala, Ted Schatt, Ken...
Tony Turner
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Lake City, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 28 years experience
(386) 490-5215 750 SW Main Blvd
Lake City, FL 32025
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense, Immigration and Personal Injury
Florida State University College of Law
I have practiced law for 27 years and have represented thousands of clients. I was previously employed with Morgan & Morgan but left in 2001 to start my own practice. My office is dedicated to representing debtors who are trying to get a fresh start by discharging their debt, save their homes from foreclosure, stop lawsuits and harassing phone calls. Call me today for a free legal consultation. I offer payments plans and try to work within everyone's budget.

Offices - Jacksonville, Orange Park, Lake City & Deland


EDUCATION:
Florida State University - B.S. Finance 1988.
Florida State University -...
Anthony W. Chauncey
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Lake City, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 10 years experience
(877) 315-5107 882 SW Baya Drive
Lake City, FL 32025
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, Probate and Traffic Tickets
Florida Coastal School of Law
Anthony “Tony” Chauncey practices in the areas of Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense, Criminal Defense, Traffic Citations, Family Law, and Personal Injury. Mr. Chauncey has counseled clients in many areas of the law including representation of numerous individuals and business entities in transactional and litigation proceedings in Florida’s state, federal, and bankruptcy courts. Mr. Chauncey has helped thousands of clients achieve a fresh start financially using the federal bankruptcy laws. He is experienced in Chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13 under the Federal Bankruptcy Code. His criminal practice includes the defense of clients accused of crimes such as DUI, traffic offenses, drug...
Ocala, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 39 years experience
(352) 351-3000 1800 SE 17th St
Ocala, FL 34471
Bankruptcy
Ocala, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 35 years experience
(352) 732-8121 125 N.E. First Avenue
Suite 1
Ocala, FL 34470
Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
Ocala, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 27 years experience
(352) 512-9807 1315 SE 25th Loop, Suite 101
Ocala, FL 34471
Bankruptcy
Ocala, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 50 years experience
(352) 732-8085 2320 NE 2nd St
Ocala, FL 34470
Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
Ocala, FL Bankruptcy Attorney
(352) 450-1367 504 S.E. 8th Street
Ocala, FL 34471
Bankruptcy and Real Estate
George Trovato
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Orange City, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 16 years experience
(386) 626-9006 200 E. Graves Ave
Orange City, FL 32763
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Regent University School of Law and Barry University
MEMBER OF THE FLORIDA & NORTH CAROLINA BAR With almost 20 years of experience, George Trovato has acquired the knowledge and the skills to provide effective and aggressive representation. GRADUATE OF BARRY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW He also earned The Masters of Law from Regent University School of Law. Honored by the cities of Deltona, Orange City and Port Orange. HONORED BY FLORIDA SUPREME COURT 10 YEARS IN A ROW FOR PRO-BONO WORK FOR HIS COMMUNITY Champion for hands-on classroom training & apprenticeships. SUPPORTS THE COUNCIL ON AGING George is a leader in his community and always...
K. Hunter Goff
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Minneola, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 19 years experience
(352) 432-7003 600 N Hwy 27, Suite 6
Minneola, FL 34715
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Consumer
The Florida State University College of Law
I limit my practice to representing people through the bankruptcy process and have been practicing bankruptcy law in the Middle District of Florida since 2000.

I live in South Lake County with my Wife, 2 kids, 3 dogs, and 1 cat.

I would be honored to help you through a difficult time. Give me a call and let's get started.

Hunter
David M. Goldman
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(904) 685-1200 4115 Hendricks Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Free ConsultationJacksonville, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 12 years experience
Bankruptcy, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Florida Coastal School of Law and University of London
Firm works with Asset Protection, Estate Planning, Wills, & Trusts, Probate, Jacksonville Foreclosure Defense,Employment, Criminal Law, DUI, Elder Law Guardianship, Gun Trust, NFA Firearms, NFA Trust, Gun rights, Probate, Probate Litigation, Trusts, Trust Litigation. Licensed in Texas and Florida
Ryan Michael Albaugh
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Jacksonville, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 20 years experience
(904) 471-3434 1930 San Marco Blvd.
Suite 205
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Consumer, Criminal and Foreclosure Defense
Golden Gate University School of Law
With over 15 years of experience, I have handled thousands of cases. I am both skilled and knowledgeable in Criminal Defense, Foreclosure Defense, Bankruptcy, Family Law, and Injury Law matters. I provide personal attention and zealous representation to meet my clients' legal needs and goals. I am committed to protecting and fighting for their rights and interests.

As a former Deputy District Attorney, I prosecuted a broad range of criminal matters from misdemeanors to serious felonies. My extensive knowledge and insight into the criminal law system has assisted in the successful defense of many clients. I also advocate for clients...
Chip Parker
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(904) 733-7766 8777 San Jose Blvd
#301
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Free ConsultationJacksonville, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 28 years experience
Bankruptcy, Consumer and Foreclosure Defense
Stetson University College of Law
I am a founding partner of a litigation firm established in 1994. I specialize in helping consumers and businesses with debt problems, ranging from bankruptcy, debt settlement, and litigating against illegal debt collection activities.
Jason Anthony Burgess
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Atlantic Beach, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 12 years experience
(904) 372-4791 1855 Mayport Road
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
University of Alabama School of Law and Florida Coastal School of Law
Jason is a bankruptcy attorney that concentrates his practice on Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and complex bankruptcy litigation. While in law school and for a time after graduation Jason practiced in the creditor’s rights area for many of the large financial institutions. Later Jason decided to use his knowledge of the creditor’s side for the Debtor’s advantage and switched sides. Now he concentrates his practice on helping businesses and individuals reorganize. Jason is often called upon as a Chapter 11 consultant when other debtor or creditor attorneys run into Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.
David M. Carrera
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Lake Mary, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 9 years experience
(407) 668-6555 1540 International Parkway
Suite 2000
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Divorce, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
University of Miami School of Law
David M. Carrera focuses his practice on foreclosure defense, landlord/tenant law (landlords only), bankruptcy, divorce, and estate planning.

David graduated from the University of Florida where he studied business management and philosophy. During his time at UF, David mentored students through his leadership in Phi Alpha Delta. He also represented UF in statewide trial competitions. His passion for the law led him to the University of Miami School of Law. While studying law, David volunteered in pro bono efforts to help local children and families in need. These efforts spurred his desire to provide easy access to legal services without financial...
Alex McClure
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Lake Mary, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 12 years experience
(407) 984-5270 255 Primera Boulevard
Suite 160
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Collections, Consumer and Foreclosure Defense
Stetson University College of Law
I exclusively practice consumer credit/collections and consumer protection law which includes bankruptcy, wage and bank garnishment, consumer protection law and debt defense litigation. I keep the focus of my firm narrow to ensure the highest level of representation and advocacy for my clients by not trying to be a jack of all trades. I spent nearly 10 years litigating for some of the largest creditors and debt buyers in the country and I now bring all of that experience to your side of the table to provide you with a unique perspective on your problems.
Raymond LaBella
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Orange Park, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 16 years experience
(904) 541-1643 1665 Kingsley Ave
Orange Park, FL 32073
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Estate Planning and Insurance Claims
Florida Coastal School of Law
Admitted to practice Supreme Court of Florida Superior Courts of Connecticut United States District Court, Middle District of Florida United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida United States District Court, Northern District of Florida United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Florida United States District Court, Southern District of Florida United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida Publications and Academics The Small Claims Clinic, writer and instructor, 2004 to present A joint pro bono collaboration between the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid and LaBella Law, P.L. The Probate Process from Start to Finish, contributing writer and instructor Continuing Legal Education division of National Business Institute, 2007...
Judy-Ann Smith
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(904) 733-9080 4465 Baymeadows Road
Suite #3
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Jacksonville, FL Bankruptcy Attorney
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Family and Probate
Nova Southeastern University
Judy-Ann Smith, BSN, MS, JD, RN.

My passion as an attorney is being able to help people. When I help people resolve their legal issues that is the most rewarding aspect of the work I do. I also have an empathetic and compassionate side and I am willing to listen to my clients’ issues, to get a deeper understanding of what they would like to achieve and accomplish. Most importantly, I am an assertive advocate for all my clients and I will fight for what is fair and just according to the laws of the land.

Legally, I have successfully handled...
Joy Owenby
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Fleming Island, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 18 years experience
(904) 479-2391 1835 East West Parkway
Suite 17
Fleming Island, FL 32003
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Divorce, Elder and Family
Florida Coastal School of Law and Florida State University
Attorney Joy Owenby serves clients throughout Florida with aggressive and relentless representation for a wide-range of practice areas. While her knowledge and experience are extensive, Attorney Owenby particularly handles matters involving divorce, adoption, trusts / wills, probate, bankruptcy, criminal defense, child support, and family law. Over the course of the years, she has obtained much recognition and has become an accomplished lawyer with an Avvo Rating. Prior to the founding of Owenby Law, P.A., Attorney Owenby serves as legal counsel for Florida’s Guardian ad Litem Program. During this time, she explored the intricacies of family law which have allowed...
Howard Iken
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New Port Richey, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 14 years experience
(800) 469-3486 4807 US 19
Suite 202
New Port Richey, FL 34652
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Arbitration & Mediation, Consumer and Criminal
Stetson University College of Law
Attorney Howard Iken is the founder and managing partner of Ayo and Iken PLC, a law firm helping clients with divorce, custody, bankruptcy, criminal defense, and debtor defense. We have offices throughout Tampa Bay and Central Florida.

We have the following locations available:

Wesley Chapel
Summergate Professional Center
Seven Oaks - near Wiregrass Mall - off Hwy 56
27642 Cashford Circle
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

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Robert J. Corcoran
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Crystal River, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 26 years experience
(352) 564-1600 538 N. Citrus Ave.
Crystal River, FL 34428
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
University of Florida
We are a debt relief law firm focused on permanently wiping out debts under the bankruptcy code discharge provisions. We have over 20 years legal experience and have successfully wiped out over 100 million dollars in cumulative consumer debt for our clients. We offer a free consultation with no obligation and full confidentiality. We are able to answer many questions by phone. Please call (352) 564-1600. We are local to Citrus County, Florida. Member of NACBA - the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.
Christopher John Shipley
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Mount Dora, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 18 years experience
(352) 383-3397 20110 U.S. Highway 441
Suite A
Mount Dora, FL 32757-6901
Bankruptcy, Family, Foreclosure Defense and Probate
Florida State University College of Law, Florida State University College of Business, Florida State University College of Business and Florida State University College of Business
Professional: Admitted to The Florida Bar on September 17, 2002 (Bar Number 0568831); licensed as a Florida Certified Public Accountant (License Number AC34985) on June 11, 2002; admitted to the Federal Bar, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, on November 13, 2002; United States Tax Court. on July 29, 2008. Personal: Born Lakeland, Florida, on February 8, 1967. Married to Melody A. Shipley nee Cottingham of New Port Richey, Florida on January 29, 1994. Three sons and two daughters. Education: B.S. in Management, The Florida State University, 1994 B.S. in Accounting, The...
Cynthia Fussell O'Donnell
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Mount Dora, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 11 years experience
(352) 600-1326 120 E 4th Ave
Suite B1
Mount Dora, FL 32757
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Consumer
University of Florida
A consumer protection practice, the Law Office of Cynthia O'Donnell helps student loan borrowers and identity theft victims as well as other consumers manage their debt and credit issues.

Cynthia Fussell O'Donnell was born and raised in the panhandle of Florida and graduated from Florida State University with a B.A. in Music. Coming from a long line of military veterans, she joined the U.S. Navy and attended Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida in February 2001. While in the Navy, she served onboard USS Mahan (DDG-72) as the Strike Warfare Office and USS Hue City (CG-66) as the Damage Control Assistant...
Alyssa C. Shorstein
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(904) 829-3035 305 Kingsley Lake Dr
#701
St Augustine, FL 32092
Free ConsultationSt Augustine, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 11 years experience
Bankruptcy, Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
The University of Florida Levin College of Law
Alyssa C. Shorstein is a partner at The Law Offices of Shorstein and Lee, LLC, located in St. Augustine, Florida. Alyssa graduated from St. Augustine High School (High School Diploma) in 2002, Flagler College (B.A.) in 2005 and University of Florida Levin College of Law (J.D.) in 2009. She has been in private practice serving clients in Criminal Defense, Bankruptcy, and Estate Planning & Probate law since 2009. Alyssa has served on the St. Johns County Bar Association since 2012 and served on the Florida Bar Grievance Committee 7B from 2014-2017.

Alyssa takes the time to get...
David Thorpe
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Brooksville, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 23 years experience
(352) 593-4995 105 N Main St
Brooksville, FL 34601
Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Family and Foreclosure Defense
Stetson University
David Thorpe is originally from the Detroit Michigan area, but since 1988 he has been a resident of Tampa, Florida. Mr. Thorpe has been practicing in the Tampa Bay area since 1997. Upon being admitted to the Florida Bar in 1997, Mr. Thorpe served as a federal law clerk to the judges in the Middle District of Florida. Afterwards he worked as assistance legal counsel for the Hillsborough County Sheriffâs Office. He is a member of the Florida Bar and is licensed and authorized to practice in all state courts in Florida, the United States District Court for the Middle District...
Gary Baker
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New Port Richey, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 47 years experience
(727) 376-3180 2154 Seven Springs Blvd, Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
The University of Chicago Law School
Gary H. Baker, P.A. is a full-service law firm which represents clients in a number of areas concerning consumer debt. Our consumer debt practice is primarily focused around bankruptcy filings, foreclosure defense, collection accounts or other civil law suits, and mortgage modifications. Mr. Baker has over 35 years of experience assisting clients. He has represented consumer debtors, as well as privately and publicly traded companies. A graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, following his undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma, Mr. Baker is admitted to practice law in both Florida and Oklahoma.
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Considering Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy law allows debtors, who are unable or partially unable to pay outstanding debts, to rid themselves of these debts and obtain a fresh start. Both federal and state laws can affect a debtor seeking to file for bankruptcy, and an attorney can help you understand how state and federal bankruptcy laws apply to you.

If you are struggling with high debt, receiving calls from creditors or collection agencies, or facing foreclosure, garnishment of wages, or repossession of property, filing for bankruptcy may provide you with solutions.

Bankruptcy lawyers offer legal advice and services during a financial crisis. In total, there are six different types of bankruptcy. For persons seeking debt relief, one option is Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which provides for liquidation of the debtor's non-exempt assets. Another popular option for individuals is Chapter 13, which allows for management and reduction of debt through payment plans. Corporations and partnerships filing for bankruptcy often choose to file under Chapter 11, which provides for supervised reorganization of the business.

Experienced bankruptcy counsel can help you evaluate whether you should pursue a bankruptcy as well as the Chapter under which to file. Bankruptcy lawyers can also help end harassing phone calls from debt collectors and evaluate available legal options when facing a home foreclosure.


Automatic stay: An injunction that automatically stops lawsuits, foreclosures, garnishments, and most collection activity against the debtor the moment a bankruptcy petition is filed.

Unsecured claim: A debt for which credit was extended based solely upon the creditor's assessment of the debtor's future ability to pay, rather than on a special assurance of payment.