• Diane Drain received the 2022 Preeminent Award and Gold Client Champion Award from Martindale-Hubbell. The 2022 AV Preeminent award is given to an "elite group of attorneys who have been rated highly by their peers [...]

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  • It is incredible to think that one in three of all Americans is faced with debt collection. The other day, a caller said, "I used a document preparer or bankruptcy petition preparer. Certainly they have [...]

  • Creditors want Jacoby & Meyers forced into chapter 7 bankruptcy. According to the Wall Street Journal, May 21, 2014 - creditors of Jacoby & Meyers bankruptcy firm are very unhappy because the dissolved firm is [...]

  • Diane Drain received the Top Contributor Award from AVVO. This award is given to attorneys who answered legal questions asked on AVVO.com Diane L. Drain, bankruptcy attorney, retired law professor, mentor and community spokesperson. [...]

  • In the United States of America vs. Richard Sylvester Berry. (Why Pay a Lawyer) Charges filed allege the business and Richard Berry are in violation of multiple federal laws prohibiting bankruptcy fraud, bankruptcy bribery, and [...]

  • The Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2005 reported to be a "Dismal failure". The bankruptcy law, approved by Congress in 2005 after years of debate, makes it much harder for households to get out from under [...]

  • Arizona Representative Michelle Ugenti, introduced bill which challenges the rights of a disabled person to protect their vehicle. The other day a caller said "I used a document preparer or bankruptcy petition preparer. Certainly they [...]

  • Published On: November 29, 2013

    Cash America International, Inc., one of the largest payday lenders in the country, to pay $19 Million.. The company agreed to reimburse up to $14 million related to debt collection lawsuits and $5 million penalty [...]

  • Published On: November 6, 2013

    Debt collectors face new rules under proposal from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (By Danielle Douglas, Published: November 5) According to the Washington Post: the government is preparing restrictions on debt collectors, a loosely regulated industry [...]