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John Harper

John Harper

John Harper's Bankruptcy Law Office
  • Bankruptcy
  • Kansas
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Summary

I have been helping individuals resolve difficult financial problems since 2001. While attending Washburn School of Law, I worked as a paralegal in the office of a bankruptcy attorney. For the last 12 years, I have been actively engaged in the practice of consumer bankruptcy law. I enjoy working with individuals and helping them get a fresh financial start. So I do that exclusively. I just don’t have much interest in representing large business entities. Although my office is located in Topeka, KS (where the U.S. Bankruptcy Court is located), I help individuals from throughout Northeast Kansas. If you call me today, I can generally meet with you tomorrow – my place or yours. My father, now mostly retired, has practiced law since 1974, so I naturally grew up thinking I wanted to do something else. And for many years I did. At age 15, three of my friends and I started a punk rock band called The Micronotz. That was our primary extra-curricular activity all through high school and into college. We produced several record albums and a couple of cassettes (if you remember what those are), became regionally well known, and continue to this day to be legends in our own minds. Occasionally, I still play when I can find a group looking for a decent “axman.” I did find time to graduate from Lawrence High School as a Merit Scholarship Finalist, attended KU on a Merit Scholarship, and ultimately received a degree in English. Like most aspiring musicians (and English majors), I spent a good deal of time working in restaurants to keep from starving to death. Ultimately, I decided to get serious about food and enrolled in the Culinary and Hospitality Program at JCCC. This led to a number of interesting gastronomic adventures and eventually convinced me that it was time to get out of the kitchen. Suddenly, practicing law didn’t seem like such a bad idea. And it has turned out to be a good choice for me. I like practicing in the bankruptcy field because at the end of m

Practice Area
  • Bankruptcy
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Bankruptcy is a personal matter. The process can be confusing. That is why I always meet prospective clients in person. There is no charge & no strings attached - just a chance to get acquainted, analyze your situation, & answer all your questions.. There are no upfront fees when filing a Ch. 13 case. All fees are fully disclosed and are subject to approval by the court.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Many websites are inaccurate and/or out of date. If you want general information about bankruptcy, I urge you to go to the Official Website of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Here you will find accurate and un-biased information prepared by court officials. Here is the link: http://www.uscourts.gov/services-forms/bankruptcy/bankruptcy-basics
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Kansas
Federal Circuit
Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Attorney
John Harper Bankruptcy Law Office
Current
I have represented hundreds of individuals in seeking relief under Chapters 7, 13 and 11 of the bankruptcy code.
Legal Assistant
Bankruptcy Law Office
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Assisted bankruptcy attorney in representing bankruptcy clients.
Education
University of Kansas
B.A. | English Literature
Honors: Merit Scholar
JCCC
A.A. | Culinary Arts
Washburn University School of Law
J.D.
Honors: Full academic scholarship
Professional Associations
Kansas State Bar
Member
Current
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Current
Topeka Area Bankruptcy Council
Current
Certifications
Licensed to practice law
U.S. Bankruptcy Court/District Court
Licensed to practice law
Kansas Supreme Court
Websites & Blogs
Website
Social Media
Contact & Map
John Harper's Bankruptcy Law Office
Suite 206
214 SW Sixth - Suite 206
Suite 206
Topeka, KS 66603
USA
Telephone: (785) 354-8188
John Harper's Bankruptcy Law Office
1031 Lakecrest Rd
Lawrence, KS 66049
USA
Telephone: (785) 354-8188