Overwhelming debt can happen to anyone. Medical bills, credit card debt and loans can snowball, especially if an unexpected financial crisis arises.
At Dezenberg & Smith, Attorneys At Law we know that bad things happen to good people. Debt does not make you a bad person. It just means you are in a bad situation. Our Bankruptcy Lawyers have more than 33 years of experience helping people like you out of bad financial situations with our "$40 to File Bankruptcy" Chapter 13 and "$5 to Open a File" Chapter 7.
Personalized Debt Relief Strategies
We will review your circumstances to determine if bankruptcy is in your best interest. We will listen to you, provide clear answers to your questions and offer our honest opinion about your situation. While bankruptcy can benefit many people, there may be other options as well. If bankruptcy is not your best option, we will suggest alternatives to bankruptcy.
If bankruptcy is in your best interest, we will guide you through the process from start to finish, providing the information you need at every step along the way. We will carefully determine the type of bankruptcy that makes the most sense, either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, and we will follow through until you have reached solid financial ground.
If you need a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, we can file your case for $40 under our "$40 to File" program available to all first-time filers and persons who have filed Bankruptcy before as long as their filing fees were paid in their previous case.
If you need a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, we will tell you up front the total cost of your bankruptcy and can open a file for $5 under our "$5 to Open a File" program. (The Bankruptcy Court requires all attorney fees and costs to be paid PRIOR to filing a Chapter 7 with the Court and receiving a Case Number.)
As we work to complete your bankruptcy, we will look at the circumstances that brought you to this point, helping you understand what, if anything, can be changed in the future to avoid further financial turmoil. We strive to provide permanent solutions to debt problems.
When you are in dire financial straits, the last thing you need is to have to come up with a couple hundred dollars just to talk to a lawyer and find out if bankruptcy is an option. That is why we offer free consultations at our Alabama law firm. Call 256-533-5097 or send an email.
We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.
G. JOHN DEZENBERG JR.
Native of Huntsville, Alabama, (Whitesburg Elementary, Middle Schools, Grissom High School). Graduated from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Undergraduate 1983, and UA School Of Law 1986. Practiced with Hon. Lee Clyde Traylor, Fort Payne, Alabama, 1986, Higgs & Conchin 1987-1989, G. John Dezenberg, Jr. 1989-1993, 1994-2012, and 2014-2017, Higgs, Emerson & Dezenberg 1993-1994, Dezenberg & Larsen, P.C. 2012-2014, and Dezenberg & Smith, P.C. 2017 to present.
In 1994, limited his practice to Bankruptcy Law and Debt Relief For Consumers. Member of National Association Of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys where he keeps up with Bankruptcy Law changes at the National Conventions on an annual basis.
Areas of Practice
Foreclosure & Alternatives
30% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
U.S. Federal Court, 1987
U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 1987
U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1987
U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 1987
The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
J.D. - 1986
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
B.A. - 1983
Via v. Johnston, 521 So.2d 1324 (Ala.Civ.App. 1987)
Honors and Awards
Best Paper, Patents & Copyrights
Best Paper, Damages
Best Paper, Consumer Law
Best Paper, Future Interests
Top 10 Bankruptcy Attorney - State of Alabama (NAFBA) 2014, January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Voted a “Ten Best Bankruptcy Attorney” – State of Alabama by AIOBA 2014-2016
Professional Associations and Memberships
National Association Of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Member, 2005 - Present
National Academy For Bankruptcy Attorneys , Selected Top 10 Best Attorneys - State Of Alabama, 2014 - Present
American Institute Of Bankruptcy Attorneys, Voted a “Ten Best Bankruptcy Attorney” – State of Alabama, 2014 – Present
Huntsville Madison County Bar Association, Member , 1987 - Present
Past Employment Positions
Lee Clyde Traylor, Associate Attorney, August 1, 1986 - December 31, 1986
Higgs & Conchin, Associate Attorney, January 1, 1987 - December 31, 1989
G. John Dezenberg, Jr. Attorney At Law, Owner, January 1, 1990 - February 28, 1993
Higgs, Emerson & Dezenberg, Partner, March 1, 1993 - March 31, 1994
G. John Dezenberg, Jr. Attorney At Law, Owner, April 1, 1994 - April 31, 2012
Dezenberg & Larsen, P.C., Managing Partner, May 1, 2012 – November 30, 2014
G. John Dezenberg, Jr., Attorney At Law, Owner, December 1, 2014 – June 30, 2017
Dezenberg & Smith, P.C., Managing Partner, July 1, 2017 – Present