Tom McAvity

Oregon Bankruptcy Lawyer

Tom McAvity - Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy LawyerI am consistently amazed by how long people hold out before they do file bankruptcy. Most of my clients endure abusive phone calls and make every payment they can toward debts that they have no hope of repaying for years on end before they finally decide to file bankruptcy. Many of them invest tens of hours trying to work out deals with their creditors only to be turned away again and again. In the midst of one of the worst economic downturns in American history, many of my clients still come in blaming themselves rather than the banks that changed the rules in the middle of the game. Still others come in after job loss, divorce or medical emergencies, blaming themselves, as if they could have somehow financially planned for disasters. I guess what I am trying to say is that the decision to file bankruptcy is not one that any of my clients have ever taken lightly or embraced with open arms.

My core belief regarding my bankruptcy practice is that you succeed by treating others with fairness and respect. I try to always remember that I am only one emergency room visit away from having to file bankruptcy myself. The fact is that if I had succeeded a few years ago in talking my wife into our financing a couple rental houses on interest only loans (it seemed like a great idea at the time and all my friends were doing it), I would be in the middle of my own bankruptcy filing right now. I believe that you deserve an attorney who understands your unique challenges. When you sit down to discuss your financial situation with me, you’ll be treated as a real client with real concerns.

Here’s a bit about my background as an Oregon Bankruptcy Attorney.

I received my undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona in 1995, and my law degree from Lewis and Clark in 1999. Since then, I’ve been admitted to practice law in Oregon.

I am a member of several professional associations, including:

  • Oregon State Bar, 2000- Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Bankruptcy Boot Ca