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David Earl Phillips

David Earl Phillips

David E. Phillips, Attorney at Law
  • Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Foreclosure Defense
  • Tennessee
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Summary

David started Bankruptcy Practice as soon as he was admitted to the Bar to practice law in 1986. Since that time he has practiced Bankruptcy Law almost exclusively and has filed over 7000 bankruptcy cases over the past 31 years. David concentrates on Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 cases mainly dealing with Consumer Bankruptcy cases. He was Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law in 1995. He maintains a small office practice with his wife, Debbie Phillips, being his paralegal, almost from the beginning of his practice. Over the years his Father and David and Debbie’s son, Justin, has also worked at the office, so this is truly a family practice and he likes to think this helps to offer very personal service to each and every client. By maintaining a specialty in Consumer Bankruptcy, he feels we can offer the expertise that helps to make a very difficult process for most people to be as easy and less stressful as possible. He has been in the same office for almost 30 years in Donelson and David and Debbie have also lived in Donelson for their entire 37 year marriage. On weekends, if the weather is nice, David and Debbie can be found touring the back roads of Tennessee and Kentucky on their Harley. As members of the Music City Chapter of (HOG) Harley Owners Group, they now have over 150,000 miles in the saddle. If you have questions about Bankruptcy, please feel free to call, email or come by our offices at 2525 Lebanon Pike, Nashville TN 37214 at any time.

Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Consumer Law
  • Foreclosure Defense
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Tennessee
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6th Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder/Partner
David E. Phillips, Attorney at Law
- Current
Education
Nashville School of Law
J.D. (1986) | Law
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Honors: American Jurisprudence Award
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Belmont University
B.A.
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Awards
American Jurisprudence
Lawyers Co-Operative Publishing Company
Insurance Law
Professional Associations
NACTT Academy for Consumer Education
Member
- Current
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Middle Tennessee Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Member
- Current
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National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Member
- Current
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National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees
Associate Member
- Current
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American Bankruptcy Institute
Member
- Current
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Tennessee Bar Association  # 012214
Member
- Current
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Nashville Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Certifications
American Board of Certification
http://www.abcworld.org/
Websites & Blogs
Website
Nashville Bankruptcy Attorney
Legal Answers
120 Questions Answered

Q. What’s the median income requirement for a family of 3 in the state of Tennessee to file a chapter 7?
A: The median income for a family of 3 is $ 5521 per month. That is the gross income. Hope that helps.
Q. I filled out the papers for bankruptcy can I file them January 2nd
A: Sure! As long as the clerk's office is open you may file the papers unless you have access to electronic filing, which is 24/7. Do not forget that you must complete the Credit Counseling Course before you file the case and then file the certificate you receive with the court clerk. It can be complicated to do everything correctly so it is usually best to have a lawyer assist you. Good luck!
Q. If I inherited a home 6 years before I file for a chapter 7 bankruptcy will the court take my inheritance from me
A: The home will be property of the bankruptcy estate. Depending on the value of the home and your exemption will determine if the bankruptcy trustee will take the home and sell it. You really need a local bankruptcy lawyer to advise you of your options. Good luck!
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David E. Phillips, Attorney at Law
2525 Lebanon Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
Telephone: (615) 883-9562
Fax: (615) 885-2141
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