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40 Years of Experience

I am a member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court, the Virginia State Bar, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the Federal and Bankruptcy Bars for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, and the Washington, D.C. Bar (currently inactive).

For the past 25 years I have maintained an active law practice in the consumer bankruptcy area, and have handled in excess of 2,000 Chapter 7 bankruptcies during that time. Virtually every bankruptcy that I have handled has been approved by the Bankruptcy Court, and I have developed a reputation for integrity and competence with the bankruptcy trustees and the Bankruptcy Court Judge, which has materially benefited my many clients.

I also handle civil litigation matters and uncontested divorces, and can generally obtain a divorce for a client in as little as two weeks if there are no domestic disputes to resolve.

I work independently, with no support staff, which means that clients will always deal directly with me concerning their legal issues, without having to go through a secretary or other screening process in order to contact me. This also means that I am able to keep my fees reasonable, due to the reduced overhead expenses associated with my practice. I answer my own telephone and, if I am not immediately available to the phone, I always return telephone messages.

I am very direct in my approach to clients. I believe that clients contact me in order to receive the most accurate and honest advice and guidance possible, and I do my best to always meet their expectations. Regardless of the nature of your legal issue, you can be assured that I will always represent you honestly and diligently, and will exert my best efforts to achieve the desired result.

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It was a pleasure working with Mr. Harold. Since many of you are doing this unfortunate, very personal and deeply depressing task for the first time – all I can say is you don’t know what you don’t know – so be prepared. Follow his instructions. He is matter-of-fact when it comes to what he needs, how he needs it and that is it! Just give him everything he asks for and he takes it from there. He was able to clarify everything for my wife and I. Our misfortune was due to failed businesses and partnerships that had stolen large sums of money from us. He had to prepare discharges for hundreds of vendors and others we owed $ to. The process, in retro spec, was quicker than we had thought it would be – but it had to be done. Thank you Doug for the much needed, long postponed, help!

Mr. Harold was very good. He is a very knowledgeable person and really shows that he does care for your well being. He explains what information is needed and when and where everything takes place right on the spot. He makes sure that you are fully prepared and answers any and all questions you may have. Mr. Harold will promptly return any phone calls. Mr. Harold tells everything like it is, straight to the point, no BS. I would highly recommend Mr. Harold for anyone having to go through the Bankruptcy process.
Tim P

Mr. Harold doesn’t try to sugar coat anything. he tells you the facts and is very blunt and to the point. this is the attorney you need. he tells you exactly what you need to know and more. he is very responsive and always returns your calls and always answers your questions. everytime i have called him with any questions he is always quick to respond… even if it is a question that deals with my own insecurities concerning my case that has really nothing to do with my case. he explains everything so that anyone can understand. HIGHLY recommended.

Mr. Harold was great. I was referred to him by my accountant and he was everything that was described to me. Mr. Harold was patient and knowledgeable about all the information that I needed to have. He made sure that I was thoroughly prepped for what was to come and he went through it all step-by-step. I appreciated his no-nonsense attitude and made me feel that I was not alone in this, nor the first person to go through a very difficult decision. I would recommend him anytime.
Relieffor Angela

THE BEST! By the time you need an attorney, you are already STRESSED! Due to cost, time and hassle. And not knowing who to turn to. Fro the first call, I knew I hit pay dirt! He took that all away! He charged EXTREMELY FAIR and is EXTREMELY THOROUGH. He was ALWAYS THERE and I was calling from Germany. How would I know? I have had over 7 attorneys in the last 15 years. I KNOW!

We are very pleased with Mr. Harold. He has helped us through very difficult time. He is extremely knowledgeable and tells it like it is not sugar coating anything. Mr. Harold has been very open, upfront and honest with us. We highly recommend Mr. Harold to anyone facing bankruptcy or any other legal assistance that he can provide.
J & D D

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