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Debt Problems? We Can Help.

Knoxville's Largest Bankruptcy Filer

Client Reviews

Hear It From the People We Have Helped
  • “I always left the office feeling encouraged. This office changed my life.”

    - Linda Luttrell
  • “For something that I was totally nervous about, the process was very smooth and stress free the entire time.”

    - Tyler Mynatt
  • “I arrived almost in tears and I left feeling like the biggest weight had been lifted from me.”

    - Jessica Hildebrand
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy Boot Camp Graduate
  • American Board of Certification
  • Super Lawyers

Knoxville Bankruptcy Attorney

Serving Clients Throughout All of East Tennessee

If you can no longer afford the monthly payments on your bills such as credit card payments, medical bills, loans, etc. please call our office at (865) 328-7993 so we can get you into our office to speak with an attorney at a free appointment to see about filing a Chapter 13 or a Chapter 7. Bankruptcy will stop garnishments, repossessions, and lawsuits.

If you can file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, unsecured debts can sometimes be paid less than 100% depending on the circumstances in your case. Car loan payments can be reduced and past-due home loan payments can be repaid over time.

Other benefits of Chapter 13 bankruptcy include:

  • You can repay your debts over a longer period
  • The court might require you to pay less than what is owed
  • You can keep your assets as you repay your debts
  • Stops creditor harassment
  • Delay or avoid home foreclosure
  • Prevent repossession of your property

If you can file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you can get rid of some or all unsecured debts, can surrender items that are secured such as autos, and avoid liens on pledged household goods and keep the household goods. Contact our experinced attrneys today to discuss your situation and devise a custom legal strategy to protect your best interests.

Other benefits of Chapter 7 bankruptcy include:

  • Wipe out credit card bills, utility bills, advances on paychecks, and personal signature loans
  • Obtain debt relief relatively quickly, sometimes in as little as three months
  • You can keep assets that qualify as “exempt”
  • You won't have to make monthly payments to a trustee

To request your free case consultation with our law firm, give us a call today at (865) 328-7993.

Why Choose Our Firm?

The Difference is Clear
  • Board Certified Bankruptcy Attorneys

    Our attorneys are among the most knowledgeable in East Tennessee and are Board Certified Bankruptcy attorneys.

  • $0 Down for Chapter 13

    We charge zero legal fees to start a Chapter 13 case.

  • $0 Down for Chapter 7

    We charge zero legal fees to retain our firm to represent you in a Chapter 7.

  • Affordable & Flexible

    We offer free consultations and take online payments for your convenience.

  • Over 50,000 Cases Filed

    We have successfully filed over 50,000 cases in the Eastern District of Tennessee.

  • Caring & Effective

    We have experienced attorneys and well-trained staff to ensure your case is handled effectively and with care.

Our Practice Areas

Discover the Best Option for You

If you are behind on your mortgage payments, facing repossession of your vehicle, or want to stop garnishment of your hard-earned wages, then please don’t hesitate to reach out to our law firm to speak to a seasoned attorney about how bankruptcy can help you obtain debt relief.

Helping You Take Control of Your Financial Future

We Strive to Meet Your Specific Needs

Our firm specializes in consumer bankruptcy, both Chapter 7, Chapter 13, as well as business Chapter 11 cases. Richard Mayer and John Newton have over 60 years of combined experience to support their knowledge of bankruptcy.

Mayer and Newton have filed over 50,000 cases in the Eastern District of Tennessee. John Newton has served as a Chapter 7 Trustee and has administered 15,000 cases in addition to being the debtor’s counsel on 200 Chapter 11 cases for small business reorganization. Serving as lead counsel, John Newton has had six cases reached or were decided by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Both Richard Mayer and John Newton have attended seminars by Max Gardner, an expert in consumer bankruptcy. Mr. Newton is a graduate of the Max Gardner Bankruptcy Boot camp and Mr. Mayer a graduate of the Foreclosure Defense Boot Camp.

An experienced well-trained staff of paralegals, some of which have worked not only in Bankruptcy Court but in the Chapter 13 Trustee’s office, brings working knowledge of the process as you move through your case. As members of the Knoxville Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, and Board Certified Bankruptcy attorneys, our attorneys are among the most knowledgeable in East Tennessee.

You will be glad you chose the Law Office of Mayer and Newton, so call (865) 328-7993 for a free consultation today at one of our three locations in Knoxville, Morristown, or Sevierville.

Bankruptcy Is All We Do

At The Law Office of Mayer and Newton, bankruptcy is all we do. We have the most experienced debtor lawyers in the area. In addition, our staff are frequently complimented on how friendly, genuine and caring we are in regards to our clients’ financial problems. Our first priority is to treat every client individually.

Schedule a Free At-Home Consultation

For your convenience we offer free consultations over the phone or by video. Contact us today.

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