Jefferson County, Kansas Bankruptcy Lawyers

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John Harper
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Shawnee County, KS Bankruptcy Attorney with 13 years experience
(785) 354-8188 214 SW Sixth - Suite 206
Suite 206
Topeka, KS 66603
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Washburn University School of Law
I have been helping individuals resolve difficult financial problems since 2001. While attending Washburn School of Law, I worked as a paralegal in the office of a bankruptcy attorney. For the last 12 years, I have been actively engaged in the practice of consumer bankruptcy law. I enjoy working with individuals and helping them get a fresh financial start. So I do that exclusively. I just don’t have much interest in representing large business entities. Although my office is located in Topeka, KS (where the U.S. Bankruptcy Court is located), I help individuals from throughout Northeast Kansas. If you...
Jill A Michaux
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Shawnee County, KS Bankruptcy Attorney with 37 years experience
(785) 354-1471 Neis & Michaux, P.A.
534 S Kansas Ave Ste 825
TOPEKA, KS 66603
Bankruptcy
Washburn University School of Law
Topeka's only consumer bankruptcy law specialists
J. Shannon Garrett
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Shawnee County, KS Bankruptcy Lawyer with 21 years experience
(855) 510-2574 1100 SW Wanamaker Rd, Suite 103
Topeka, KS 66604
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
University of Kansas School of Law
As the founding attorney at the firm Garrett Law LLC, Topeka lawyer devotes his energies to the provision of legal representation in bankruptcy cases. For more than 16 years, Mr. Garrett has been working in the legal field. He has been handling bankruptcy cases since the year 2002. Attorney Garrett is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and Kansas Bar Association. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law. Contact his firm today to learn more.
Kristina S Crump
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Shawnee County, KS Bankruptcy Attorney with 8 years experience
(785) 856-8720 534 S Kansas Ave
Suite 305
Topeka, KS 66603
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
University of Kansas School of Law
Kristina received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas. She received an MBA at Baker University and graduated from the Law School at the University of Kansas in 2009. Kristina has extensive experience working with people who have financial difficulties. Before practicing law, Kristina was a Case Management Director at ECKAN, a community action center dedicated to assisting people in need in East Central Kansas.

Kristina focuses exclusively on bankruptcy. She brings her non-profit experience to the table when helping her clients. Kristina is married with three children.
Mark W Neis
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Shawnee County, KS Bankruptcy Lawyer with 42 years experience
(785) 354-1471 Neis & Michaux, P.A.
534 S Kansas Ave Ste 825
TOPEKA, KS 66603
Bankruptcy
Washburn University School of Law
Jerry Harper
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Shawnee County, KS Bankruptcy Lawyer with 45 years experience
(785) 354-8188 214 SW 6th - Ste 206
Topeka, KS 66603
Bankruptcy
University of Brussels, Belgium and University of Kansas School of Law
I was a drug dealer when I finished college (KU '65). I sold such exotic items as Bayer Aspirin, Dr. Lyon’s Tooth Powder and Milk of Magnesia. At one time or another I was in about every town in Kansas hawking my wares.

After that my wife and I published a small newspaper for six years in Wichita. I also served three terms in the Kansas Legislature. Ultimately, we both went back to school. I obtained a law degree (KU '74) and she a masters in journalism.

We spent a couple of years in Washington, D.C., returned to Lawrence in 1977,...
Justin W Whitney
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Shawnee County, KS Bankruptcy Attorney with 12 years experience
(785) 235-5330 5611 SW Barrington Court South
Topeka, KS 66614
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law and Washburn University
Justin is an attorney, C.P.A. and holds a Master of Laws in Taxation (Tax LLM). Justin’s practice focuses on business and commercial law, civil and criminal litigation, bankruptcy, creditor’s rights, estate planning, tax controversies and trust and probate administration. He regularly advocates for his clients in litigation matters in both state and federal courts and also counsels clients with regard to tax planning for business transactions, sales and business formation. Justin has written articles on tax and related legal topics for Ingram’s Magazine, Thomson Reuters, National Business Institute and the Kansas Bar Association. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers...
Joseph Wittman
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Shawnee County, KS Bankruptcy Lawyer with 39 years experience
(785) 234-3663 112 SW 6th St
Topeka, KS 66603
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
I have practiced bankruptcy law for 30 plus years. I am a graduate of the University of Kansas with a law degree from Washburn University Law School.
I have been a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy trustee for 25 years and handled over 18,000 cases as a trustee. AS a trustee I would review cases filed by other attorneys and find assets which would be available to pay to creditors. Only a few attorneys in Kansas have this experience and only a couple in the Topeka, KS area.
I am a member of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees (NABT), the...
Christopher Steffens
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Shawnee County, KS Bankruptcy Attorney with 13 years experience
(800) 768-8036 1275 SW Topeka Blvd Ste 300
Topeka, KS 66612
Bankruptcy
Washburn University School of Law
Chris W. Steffens was born in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. He grew up on a ranch just outside Belle Plaine, Kansas. Chris graduated from The University of Kansas where he earned two Bachelors degrees in History and Economics. Upon graduating from the University of Kansas, Chris attended Washburn University School of Law, where he earned his J.D. in May 2005. Since becoming an attorney, he has practiced in criminal law, bankruptcy, business law and family law. Chris W. Steffens focuses exclusively on bankruptcy. He is a member of the Topeka Area Bankruptcy Council, Topeka Bar Association and Douglas County...
Christopher Coons
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Shawnee County, KS Bankruptcy Lawyer with 20 years experience
(785) 783-2360 534 S Kansas Ave
Suite 305
Topeka, KS 66603
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
University of Kansas School of Law
Chris Coons was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology at the University of Tennessee and later received a Masters Degree at the University of Memphis.

Chris moved to Lawrence in 1996 and graduated from The University of Kansas School of Law in 1999. He apprenticed himself to a bankruptcy attorney as an associate for several years and soon found his calling in Bankruptcy Law. He has been a partner and managing attorney at other firms and has personally filed over 3,000 consumer bankruptcy cases. Chris is married...
Adam Mack
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Shawnee County, KS Bankruptcy Lawyer with 9 years experience
(785) 274-9040 2850 SW Mission Woods Drive #102
Topeka, KS 66614
Bankruptcy, Divorce and Personal Injury
Washburn University School of Law
Charles Hay
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Shawnee County, KS Bankruptcy Attorney
(785) 233-3600 534 S Kansas Ave #1400
Topeka, KS 66603
Bankruptcy and Health Care
Gary Hinck
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Shawnee County, KS Bankruptcy Attorney with 22 years experience
(888) 839-8212 512 SW 6th Avenue
Suite 100
Topeka, KS 66603
Bankruptcy
Washburn University School of Law
Gary E. Hinck is an experienced Bankruptcy Attorney who has helped thousands of clients through the Bankruptcy process. Gary and his staff understand you may be at a low point in your life, and they work hard to ease the stress and guide you through the process so you can move on and get your fresh start. Gary only represents Debtors and never represents Creditors.

Gary is a Graduate of Washburn University with a Bachelors degree in Communications and Political Science. Gary Graduated Washburn University School of Law in 1997. Prior to, and during college Gary worked...
Shawnee County, KS Bankruptcy Lawyer
(785) 235-5330 5611 SW Barrington Ct S
Topeka, KS 66614
Bankruptcy and Business
Shawnee County, KS Bankruptcy Attorney
(785) 235-3415 434 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66603
Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Shawnee County, KS Bankruptcy Lawyer
(785) 357-0021 112 SW 7th St
Topeka, KS 66603
Bankruptcy and Collections
Shawnee County, KS Bankruptcy Lawyer
(785) 235-5330 5611 SW Barrington Ct S
Topeka, KS 66614
Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
Shawnee County, KS Bankruptcy Lawyer
(785) 233-9665 1324 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66612
Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Social Security Disability
Shawnee County, KS Bankruptcy Lawyer
(785) 233-0593 515 S Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS 66603
Bankruptcy, Environmental and Insurance Defense
Shawnee County, KS Bankruptcy Attorney
(785) 357-0021 112 SW 7th St
Topeka, KS 66603
Bankruptcy and Collections
Shawnee County, KS Bankruptcy Attorney
(785) 357-0021 112 SW 7th St
Topeka, KS 66603
Bankruptcy
Shawnee County, KS Bankruptcy Attorney
(785) 235-2361 1400 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66612
Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
Shawnee County, KS Bankruptcy Attorney
(785) 233-0593 515 S Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS 66603
Bankruptcy, Health Care and Insurance Defense
Shawnee County, KS Bankruptcy Lawyer
(785) 233-6704 112 SW 6th St
Topeka, KS 66603
Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
Shawnee County, KS Bankruptcy Lawyer
(785) 233-1344 701 SE Quincy St Office A
Topeka, KS 66603
Bankruptcy
Shawnee County, KS Bankruptcy Attorney
(785) 235-0200 5820 SW 6th Ave
Topeka, KS 66606
Bankruptcy and Business
Shawnee County, KS Bankruptcy Attorney
(785) 228-2075 3625 SW 29th St
Topeka, KS 66614
Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Shawnee County, KS Bankruptcy Lawyer
(785) 233-4545 420 SW 33rd St
Topeka, KS 66611
Bankruptcy, Health Care and Social Security Disability
Shawnee County, KS Bankruptcy Attorney
(785) 233-0593 515 S Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS 66603
Bankruptcy, Collections and Health Care
Shawnee County, KS Bankruptcy Lawyer
(785) 232-1700 1401 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66612
Bankruptcy, Business, Civil Rights and Divorce
Malissa L. Walden
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Johnson County, KS Bankruptcy Lawyer with 16 years experience
(913) 438-1112 11900 W. 87th St. Pkwy
Ste. 125
Lenexa, KS 66215
Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
Kansas State University
Malissa L. Walden is a native Kansan with an international perspective. After years of living abroad, she returned to pursue her life-long dream of helping others through the practice of law. She has dedicated her career to public service and fully understands the needs of her clients. Ms. Walden's main areas of practice include Bankruptcy; Chapter 7 and Chapter 13; and Estate Planning; Last Will & Testaments, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills and Non-Probate Transfers. Not only was Ms. Walden the first attorney at her firm to practice under the new Bankruptcy Code; she also assisted attorneys across the state to...
Nicholas Steinwart
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Johnson County, KS Bankruptcy Attorney with 8 years experience
(913) 648-3220 8000 Foster
Overland Park, KS 66204
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Consumer and Foreclosure Defense
University of Kansas School of Law
I have concentrated my practice in bankruptcy, foreclosure and consumer debtor issues since graduating from law school. After graduation I practiced in Lawrence, Kansas with an older bankruptcy attorney. In 2014, I moved to Overland Park and started Steinwart Law Office, LLC. My favorite part of my work is helping save people's homes. In addition to bankruptcy and foreclosure work, I have learned the in's and out's of helping people get mortgage modifications. I have successfully completed modifications for clients who tried on their own to get a modification for up a year...
Cassie Pfannenstiel Rodriguez
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Johnson County, KS Bankruptcy Attorney with 15 years experience
(913) 438-1112 11900 W. 87th St. Parkway
Suite 125
Lenexa, KS 66215
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Estate Planning
University of Kansas School of Law
Cassie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Fort Hays State University; instead of pursuing graduate school she decided to realize her life-long dream of becoming an attorney. Cassieâs focus in law school was public service and she carried that focus into her legal career. Cassie has gained a diversified law background by representing individuals in several areas of law such as: consumer bankruptcy, estate planning, landlord tenant, guardianships, name changes, divorce, custody, child support, protection orders, Social Security disability, and housing rights. Her focus is now on consumer bankruptcy and estate planning. She has experience...
Stephen Jordan Ware
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Douglas County, KS Bankruptcy Attorney with 28 years experience
(785) 864-9209 1535 W 15th St
Green Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045
Bankruptcy, Arbitration & Mediation, Collections and Consumer
Stephen Ware is a professor at the University of Kansas School of Law in Lawrence, Kansas. He is an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and available to serve as an arbitrator and mediator. As an expert witness (consulting or testifying), Professor Ware works with a wide variety of lawyers around the US -- from sole practitioners representing individual consumers to large firms representing financial institutions and other businesses.

At KU Law, Steve Ware teaches and researches Contracts, Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Secured Transactions, and ADR (arbitration, mediation, and negotiation). He is the author of three books, 42 law review articles, and...
Ryan D Knipp
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Johnson County, KS Bankruptcy Attorney with 13 years experience
(913) 203-4786 12760 W 87th St Pkwy, Ste.108
Lenexa, KS 66215
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Consumer
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Attorney Ryan D. Knipp was born in Kansas City and graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School in 2006. After graduating from law school, he went to work at a high-volume bankruptcy firm in downtown Kansas City. In addition to handling hundreds of bankruptcy cases, Ryan also specialized in litigation against creditors for improper debt collection, inaccurate credit reporting, and other post-bankruptcy violations. Through his work handling bankruptcy cases and suing abusive creditors, he developed the idea of the “Complete Bankruptcy,” which is the model Patton Knipp Dean, LLC uses to ensure every client gets the fresh start...
Russell Cloon
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Franklin County, KS Bankruptcy Lawyer
(785) 229-0477 401 S. Main
Ste. 14
Ottawa, KS 66067
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
University of Kansas School of Law
I am a consumer bankruptcy attorney. I was previously located in Baldwin City, KS but in August of 2017 we relocated to our new office in Ottawa. I have filed well over 3,000 consumer bankruptcy cases (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13), and I think the only other Kansas lawyers who have filed more than that are all deceased (but I could be wrong).
William Turner
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Johnson County, KS Bankruptcy Attorney with 29 years experience
(913) 701-7129 601 N. Mur-Len Rd Suite 5
Olathe, KS 66062
Bankruptcy and Consumer
University of Kansas School of Law
I graduated law school in 1990. After three years in the Public Defender's Office, where I tried over 30 felony jury trials, I opened my solo law practice in 1993. I started filing bankruptcies in 1997, fell in love with it, and I have limited my practice to bankruptcy since 2003. After working in a couple of law firms, I strongly believe clients are better served by direct contact with their attorney, instead of non-attorneys pretending to be attorneys. I truly enjoy using the power of bankruptcy law to help people who feel they have no...
Adam Mauck
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Johnson County, KS Bankruptcy Attorney
(913) 856-2828 952 E Lincoln Ln
Gardner, KS 66030
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
University of Kansas School of Law
I began my career as a general civil litigator at a small, well respected Topeka law firm where I represented clients in real estate, business, personal injury, and contract litigation. In 2019, I joined Stockton & Stern, LLC as the firm's primary family law, real estate and bankruptcy attorney. I believe in a collaborative approach to divorce, family law and real estate since I know that every case has its unique challenges which don’t always fit into a “cookie cutter” solutions. I look for realistic and long-term solutions which will ultimately save clients time, money and stress. When negotiation...
Frank D. Taff
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Shawnee County, KS Bankruptcy Lawyer with 42 years experience
(785) 272-4108 3601 SW 29th Street
Suite 109
Topeka, KS 66614
Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Probate
Washburn University School of Law
Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy available to stop garnishments, repossessions, foreclosures and payday and title loan collection. Selected personal injury cases accepted on a contingency fee basis. Can assist foreign counsel with Madrid Protocol filings before the USPTO. Please call concerning other types of cases.
David Adams
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Johnson County, KS Bankruptcy Attorney with 28 years experience
(913) 782-5500 303 E Poplar St
Olathe, KS 66061
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
University of Kansas School of Law
20+ years experience handling bankruptcy (Ch 7 & Ch 13), and personal injury (auto accident, slip and fall, malpractice, other negligence) cases. BBB accredited, friendly, professional representation. History of excellent trial and jury verdicts. Highly reviewed and recommended by Google and Yahoo users. No history of any ethical complaints or sanctions. Member of the Kansas Bar Association, Johnson County Bar Association and Christian Legal Society.
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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.