I have over 20 years of experience representing clients in personal bankruptcy cases. I also worked for the Chapter 13 Trustee in Dallas for four years, and have relationships with all the trustees and judges in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I handle all phases of my clients’ cases personally, and do not pawn them off on paralegals or other staff. By keeping my overhead low, I am able to take a smaller number of cases and give my clients personalized, caring service.
I enjoy helping my clients get a fresh start. When they first come in for a consultation, most of them are distressed and anxious. My goal is for them to feel relieved and confident when we finish our first meeting. I have heard many times – “I feel like the weight of the world just fell off my shoulders.” It’s my goal to make them feel that way, and to continue feeling confident as we navigate through the process.
I want my clients to feel comfortable with me and to ask any questions they have so they will know exactly how we are going to address their problems. Although I have been doing this for over 20 years, I know my clients usually know very little about what can be a complex process. I make every effort to start with the basics and explain each step thoroughly. I work for them, and I always give them my best effort. Every case is different, and I look forward to the challenge of getting the best result for each client.
Education & Training
I received my Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Baylor University School of Law in 1996. I started my own practice, doing family law, bankruptcy, juvenile law, and labor & employment law. As time went on, I found that bankruptcy was what I enjoyed the most, and have limited my practice to consumer bankruptcy since that time.
I received an offer to work for the Chapter 13 Trustee in Dallas in 2013, and worked there for four years. It was a wonderful experience, and I learned a tremendous amount about other aspects of bankruptcy, from the perspective of the trustees, the judges, and creditors.
However, I missed representing consumers, and joined an existing consumer bankruptcy firm in Fort Worth in 2017. I am now reestablishing my own practice, since that is what I enjoy the most.