Helping You Resolve Your Debt Problems

A Bankruptcy Specialist Guiding You

Living with debt and dealing with abusive creditors is stressful. I can lead you out of debt and can help keep the creditors at bay. I will try to find solutions that allow you to keep your home and other assets.

I have practiced in bankruptcy for more than almost 30 years. In fact, I am certified as a specialist in bankruptcy law. But it’s not only my credentials that clients appreciate. It’s the compassion and personal attention I provide during a dark and anxious time in their life. I enjoy helping ordinary people who are struggling financially to get a fresh start. I also enjoy going after shady bill collectors and mortgage servicers on behalf of my clients.

My office is located in Goldsboro.  I handle bankruptcy and related consumer protection cases in Wayne, Lenoir, Greene, most counties in eastern North Carolina.

Powerful Advocacy In Bankruptcy And Consumer Law

At my practice, we try to see the “big picture” and help our clients on several fronts. Since 1993, I have devoted me legal career to providing debt relief and consumer advocacy:

I have an in-depth understanding of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, the North Carolina laws pertaining to debtors and creditors as well as the numerous state and federal consumer protection laws. I couple debt reduction strategies with assertive action against creditors, mortgage companies and third-party debt collectors to achieve maximum benefits for my clients.

Highly Qualified And Motivated To Help

I am certified as a consumer bankruptcy specialist by the North Carolina State Bar. Only a fraction of bankruptcy lawyers have earned this designation based on their focused knowledge and proven advocacy.

I have received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) in 2010.  I have been designated as “Legal Elite” by Business North Carolina magazine in 2012 and i have been designated as a “Super Lawyer” each year since 2019.  I am also a proud two-time graduate of Max Gardner’s Bankruptcy Boot Camp, an intensive training session that includes reviewing bankruptcy cases for abusive creditor behavior.

I also frequently give presentations on bankruptcy and consumer protection topics to other lawyers through Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars across the state.  In 2010, I was invited to provide testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives committee on proposed legislation to address private student loans in bankruptcy.

I am also a proud Navy veteran who served four years with a helicopter squadron in the western Pacific.

Take Charge Of Your Debt Situation

With the help of Lapas Law Offices, you can get relief from creditors and start on the path to debt freedom. I have the ability to help with a full range of legal issues you may be facing. Call our Goldsboro firm at 919-891-8902 to arrange a consultation, or contact us online today. I look forward to being of service.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.