Welcome from Bankruptcy Attorney C. Edwin Shoemaker

Are you struggling to pay your bills? Falling behind on house or car payments because of other debt? Getting  harassing phone calls from creditors and debt collectors? Facing lawsuits and wage garnishment? Borrowing “from Peter to pay Paul”?

If this sounds familiar, give me a call. For over 20 years I have helped people and small businesses in Knoxville and East Tennessee start their lives over through bankruptcy.

I understand that choosing a bankruptcy attorney in Knoxville is not easy. You may not know what to look for, who to turn to or what to ask. You may feel your only choice is the big advertiser/ high-volume “bankruptcy mills” that don’t have or won’t take the time and attention you need. My goal is to provide the best quality, individual service possible to each and every client:

What is different here?

  • Personal Attention: Giving my clients the time they deserve is my first  priority. Longer appointments enable us to explore all of your options and to answer all of your questions. We will work one-on-one to find the best solution for you. I will not file a bankruptcy case unless you and I both agree it is the right choice for you.
  • Respect: I give my clients the respect they deserve. This is not a factory. It is a law firm. And it is a place where people should feel  that they and their problems matter. If you have been treated otherwise elsewhere, call and talk with me.
  • Experience: I have been engaged in the practice of bankruptcy law since 1984. I opened my own law firm in 1995 and have since guided many individuals and small businesses to financial freedom through effective bankruptcy debt relief. Before devoting myself full-time to helping people like you, I served as a Judicial Law Clerk to a federal bankruptcy judge, was a member of the panel of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees, and worked as a creditor’s counsel to the Federal  Deposit Insurance Corporation as well as a counsel to local banks  other lenders. All of that experience has given me the skill, insight, and perspective needed to understand bankruptcy from the viewpoint of the Court, the creditor and the Trustee– knowledge I can now put to use for you.
  • Success:  I have helped hundreds of  folks and small businesses throughout East Tennessee get rid of their  debts and keep their property in successful bankruptcy cases and proceedings. You are encouraged and welcome to talk to them and to read their reviews.

Hard-working people and small business owners can find themselves in need of debt relief after major life changes like divorce, job loss, loss of income, and business and economic downturns. Far from being the end, bankruptcy can actually be the beginning of a Fresh Start.

I offer fair, flexible fee payment plans tailored to your specific ability. Call or come in for a FREE consultation and find out what may be missing at other firms.