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Wendell James Sherk

Wendell James Sherk

Attorney at Law
  • Bankruptcy, Consumer Law
  • Missouri
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Summary

Wendell limits his practice to consumer bankruptcy and debt-related issues. He has previously represented bankruptcy trustees and creditors in large and small cases. He recently served for two-years on a national commission to recommend reforms to consumer bankruptcy law.

He currently focuses on representing consumers trying to take back control of their financial lives. He is married to Rebecca and they have a rescue dog named Romeo.

Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Consumer Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Missouri
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Professional Experience
Missouri State Co-Chair
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Current
Education
Washington University School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Washington University in St. Louis
B.A. | History
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Honors: magna cum laude
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Awards
Distinguished Service Award
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Michael Roser Excellence in Bankruptcy Award
The Missouri Bar
The top bankruptcy award for Missouri lawyers.
Member of the Month
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Brauer Innovations in Bankruptcy Award
Bankruptcy Practice Memorial Fund
Professional Associations
American Bankruptcy Institute Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy
Commissioner
- Current
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National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Member
- Current
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American Bankruptcy Institute
Member
- Current
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Missouri State Bar
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Final Report of the ABI Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy
American Bankruptcy Institute
Barry Schermer: His Consumer Bankruptcy Greatest Hits
Washington University Journal of Law & Policy
Section 362(h) Deprives a Trustee of Property of the Estate
American Bankruptcy Institute Journal
Co-Owned Property in Bankruptcy (co-author)
The St. Louis Bar Journal
Putting the Fear of God in Bankruptcy Creditors: A Reply
American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review
Chapter 20 Practice Under the Bankruptcy Code
Journal of the Missouri Bar
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. Hi my name is Crystal i have just finish paying off my chapter 13 . Can the car people come and take it.
A: Crystal, normally your Chapter 13 plan would include your car repayment in some fashion. But typically your car lender needs to have filed a claim and that claim needs to have been paid, either by you or through your Chapter 13. The car lender will normally retain a lien on the car until they are paid what they entitled to under your plan or the loan contract so the car can still be taken if they were not properly paid. But if they were paid properly, then they may be required to release their lien if you receive a discharge. So it is very important you discuss the car with your lawyer and be sure you understand what your rights and obligations are now.
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Contact & Map
9666 Olive Blvd. Suite 365
St. Louis, MO 63132
USA
Telephone: (314) 781-3400
Fax: (314) 786-1490