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Rafael Gil III

Rafael Gil III

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I consider Mr. Gil the go to lawyer for all personal injury, bankruptcy and disability advocacy cases.
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John P. M. April 1, 2020
Very professional and understanding!!! The BEST in the business!!! Very patient, listen to all my needs, advised me on what’s best for my situation. Went over a game plan in detail to take care of me and what was best for myself and my family. Finalize game plan and details, set forth into action and it was a win win for all parties but most of all a win for me and my family. 100% very satisfied!!! I consider Mr. Gil as very close friend, plus I know I can continue to be advised by him and his team with tremendous confidence. Make Mr. Gil and his team apart of your team!!! It’s a relationship that’s for life!!! You will be very happy that you made the correct decision in making him and his team apart of your family, your team.
James S. April 1, 2020
Very Knowledgeable! Mr. Gil and his firm were very knowledgeable on the service that I needed. I had lots of questions and concerns regarding my situation and they were always there to answer them with complete accuracy. Whenever there was an update to my case, they updated me immediately. I never had to call to get a status update! If I ever need another attorney, I will definitely call Mr. Gil and his team.
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Rafael Gil was admitted to practice in 2000. Prior to attending law school, he was employed in the banking field. Having a background in finance and banking, during law school, Rafael decided to practice in the area of Bankruptcy Law. Rafael Gil clerked for a bankruptcy attorney for two years, before graduating from law school. Upon graduating, he moved to Dothan AL and opened up his law office in 2000 concentrating his practice to Bankruptcy Law. In the process, he has filed thousands of bankruptcy cases, representing both individuals and businesses. Rafael Gil III was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1975. He is married to the former Kimberly Phipps of Dothan and has 4 children. He graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pre-Law, with an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice in 1997. He received his Juris Doctor from Faulkner University, Jones School of Law in 2000. He is licensed in Alabama and the Federal Courts in the Middle District of Alabama. He is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and American Immigration Lawyers Association

Practice Areas
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Social Security Disability
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Foreclosure Defense
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
11th Circuit
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  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Law Clerk
Backus & Associates
Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
J.D. (2000) | Doctor of Law
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Auburn University
B.S. (1997) | Pre-Law; Accounting
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Professional Associations
Alabama State Bar  # 7783A53G
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Articles & Publications
Chipping Away at Debt
The Dothan Eagle
Speaking Engagements
Personal Finances and Budgeting, Relief Society Conference, Dothan, Alabama
LDS CHurch
Guest speaker giving financial advise and counseling to women. Discussed personal finances and how to budget correctly.
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32 Questions Answered
Q. I am a Owner operator ‘ Trucking ‘ the past year I have had major mechanical repairs . Due to loans that have basically
A: Chapter 13 might be a good option for you. You can consolidate all your debts, including your truck, and have your payments lumped into one lower payment.
Q. If I retire from my job (64 yrs old) can my Chp 13 be converted to a Chp 7 if I can now pass the means test?
A: Yes, if your income falls below the median income you could qualify for a 7. You need to talk to your lawyer b/c converting to a 7 can have a negative impact on your assets.
Q. After a default payment on a mortgage, what is the statute of limitations to initiate a foreclosure proceeding?
A: Well there isn't a quote unquote "statute of limitations" to foreclose. Technically, once you have defaulted under the terms of the contract (i.e. loan), the mortgage company can start the foreclosure proceedings. Of course, they have to go through the legal process, which could take several months to complete.
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The Gil Law Firm
111 Adris Place
Dothan, AL 36303
Telephone: (334) 673-0100
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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