Interview with Attorney DeLoache
What made you choose bankruptcy law?
I enjoy helping people. People with debt problems are often under enormous
stress—and they are very appreciative for the relief that I am able
to provide them.
In your opinion, what sets your firm apart?
I have 25 years of experience helping clients in bankruptcy. I care about
my clients and what happens to them long after my representation of them
is over. I assist any client who asks me in restoring his or her credit
after bankruptcy so that they can function normally without the burden
of high interest loans or face rejection when they try to borrow money
to get on with their lives. I guess you could call that service after
the sale. It is a high priority for me.
What is one a case that you are proud of?
I had a bankruptcy case wherein after a trial I was able to help a client
discharge her student loans so that she did not have to work. She was
then able to stay home and take care of her daughter with disabilities.
I helped her even though she was unable to afford to pay me for that extra
work. I found that very rewarding.
How do you prepare for a difficult case?
I always make sure my clients understand the legal issues so they can help
themselves through their testimony and help me to gather the evidence
needed to present their case.
How do you view your role in the important attorney-client relationship?
I have a degree in psychology in addition to my law degree so sometimes
the counselor side of what I do overshadows the lawyer side. Many of my
clients are experiencing great personal stress when they first arrive
at my office, and I do my utmost to ensure that their burden is lessened
by using all of my skillset.
How are you different from other attorneys?
I have compassion for my clients. I understand their problems as I have
faced many of the same problems at one time or another in my own personal
life. This is one of the most important qualities that a client should
look for when searching for an attorney. Often, I have had clients tell
me that they talked to another attorney first but did not feel like they
made a connection with that attorney so they did not trust that their
advice and judgment was being given completely in their best interest.
How does having experience benefit your clients?
I have handled thousands of consumer debtor bankruptcy cases over the last
25 years. The depth of knowledge I have gained from so many cases is invaluable
to my clients when it comes to solving their problems or dealing with
What types of cases do you specifically handle?
I handle consumer and business Chapter 7, 12 and 13 bankruptcy cases at
this time. I also help with student loan, tax debt, and mortgage creditor problems.
In your opinion, what is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
Helping my client get a fresh start and out from under the crushing burden
of unserviceable debt is my biggest reward.
What advice do you most often give clients. Why?
The number one thing that I tell my clients is what my maternal grandmother
once told me: Everything that happens in your life is either a good or
bad thing, the difference is how you choose to perceive it.