The Law Offices of Mayer & Newton, a Knoxville bankruptcy firm, actually used to be two separate law firms. Richard Mayer began his practice of law in 1977 as a tax attorney. After practicing tax law for 8 years, he decided that his skills were best suited to practice bankruptcy law. Richard filed his first Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases in January 1986. Within six months, he was the largest filer of Chapter 13 bankruptcies in the Eastern District of Tennessee, Northern division. In 1993 Richard became a Certified Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy Law. He was the first Certified Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist in the Knoxville area. Also in 1993, Richard Mayer became one of the charter members of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and has remained a loyal member since its founding. Prior to merging with attorney John Newton to form Mayer & Newton, Richard had been attorney of record for approximately 25,000 bankruptcies. Initially, John Newton practiced law with the Law Firm of McCampbell and Young. In 1984, John Newton became a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Panel Trustee for the Eastern District of Tennessee, and still currently holds that position. In addition, John began representing consumer debtors and small businesses in East Tennessee in filing Chapter 7, 11, and 13 cases. In 1985, he started practicing with the Law firm of Shanks and Blackstock. In 1990 he became a partner in the Law Firm of McGhee & Newton in West Knoxville. John has filed individual and business Chapter 11’s. In July of 2006, Richard Mayer and John Newton sat down and decided it would be in their, as well as their clients’, best interest for them to merge. Now with over 50 years of combined experience they are prepared to tackle even the most complex bankruptcy issues. With Richard’s vast experience and John’s unique trustee perspective, they provide their clients with a more comprehensive view of their bankruptcy options. Both lawyers are Certified as Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Bankruptcy Institute.
Why Choose Mayer and Newton?
Customer Service – Immediate access to instant answers to complex issues!
Statistics – Over 50,000 cases filed
Student Loans – Student loan deferment and reorganization advice
Free Consultation – Get honest legal advice with no obligation.
Debt Counseling Chapter 7 – Fresh start / eliminate debt
Chapter 13 – No money down debt consolidation / payment plans
Chapter 7 – Senior partner is Chapter 7 Trustee
Debt Counseling – Counselors helping you with debt consolidation
Relief – We can help get creditors off your back TODAY.
Mastery – We only practice bankruptcy and keep up to date on the law.
Compassion – Our experienced attorneys have your best interests at heart.
Experience – We’ve filed thousands of successful cases throughout many years.
Aggressive – We can even sue creditors for harassment, so you get paid.
Perfection – Each staff member is specialized in an area of the process.
Empathy – We understand. Each staff member is here to help.
Freedom – We can help you become debt free almost immediately.
Customer Service Counts
The Law Office of Mayer and Newton is different than other firms because bankruptcy is all we do and 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. You are a person, not a number, so we strive to meet your specific needs and answer the questions that relate to your situation. We want to make your experience with a lawyer the best ever. For example, we will accommodate your schedule for appointments. Mayer and Newton offers early morning, evening, and Saturday appointments so you can find a convenient appointment time that works for you.
Several office locations include Knoxville, Morristown, and Sevierville, all with free parking, making it easy for you to find via telephone, email or in person. Our attention to detail and commitment to our clients does not end when your case is closed: we will continue to answer questions as you move forward after the process comes to an end. The Law Office of Mayer and Newton is proud of our reputation for great service, exceptional support staff and experienced board certified attorneys. Call today for a free consultation at one of our offices.
What Our Clients are Saying
Richard, on behalf of our family, I just want you to know how great Patrick is and how much I appreciate everything that he, and everyone in your office has done. A kinder and more caring and compassionate, not to mention experienced, law firm cannot be found I’m sure! Patrick is terrific and as sharp as a tack to boot. He has conducted himself with the utmost of professional expertise and I am so grateful to him, Diane Cook for her heart and communication and to everyone at Mayer and Newton. I consider myself blessed to have all of you in my corner and especially Patrick!
Thank you… from the bottom of our hearts… to all of you!!!
With my best and heartfelt gratitude and appreciation always!
You listen and try every way in the world to help me and people that have fallen into a situation that they did not desire to fall into. That certain situation could happen to any one of us.