Mr. Council takes the time to listen to every client to fully understand his or her personal financial goals, values, and their side of the story. Then, he develops a legal solution based on the client's individual needs and best interests.
Before law school, Mr. Council played music professionally across Texas and still enjoys playing and teaching guitar today. However, while music will always be a hobby, Mr. Council decided to dedicate his professional life to helping clients through their legal issues during what can be a very worrying and confusing period in their lives. His goal is to try and relieve some of the stress and worry by helping to put a firm plan in place to get back on their feet, no matter what the situation. He is dedicated to helping clients tell their side of the story while protecting their rights and best interests.
Coming from a modest upbringing himself, Mr. Council understands that situations are nuanced, and that no family should have to bear the full legal burden of a criminal, bankruptcy, elder law, or litigation issue. He is here to provide the guidance and support that his clients need.
o Cum laude graduate
o Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration
o Cum laude graduate
o Merit Scholar
o Phi Delta Phi Honors Society
o Juris Doctor
Born and raised in Central Iowa, Jeremy grew up in the community competing in sports and academic competitions. His competitive nature continued into college at the University of Iowa where he graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering while representing the University on the U.S. Taekwondo team.
After graduating from Iowa, Jeremy returned to the Des Moines area and attended Drake University to obtain his Jurisdiction Doctrine in Law. He interned for local defense attorneys and represented clients in criminal defense cases through the Drake Legal Clinic.
Since graduation in 2010, Jeremy has settled down in Grimes where he spends his extra time with his family and coaching local sports teams. He continues his competitive nature vigilantly representing clients in the areas of criminal defense, custody cases, divorces and personal injury.
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J.D. - 2010
Honors: With Distinction
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Past Employment Positions
For the past 11 years, Ms. Nesbitt has focused her law practice on legal debt relief solutions, advising and assisting her clients in obtaining greater financial stability. Ms. Nesbitt understands that being in debt is stressful and sometimes the right path is difficult to decipher. Hiring the right lawyer helps to take the guess work out of what you should be doing now to meet your debt relief goals. Ms. Nesbitt is proud to be that source of advice and assistance to work on behalf of clients; keeping them informed and ultimately in control of their own financial success while getting out of debt.
In tailoring a solution specific to each client’s case, Ms. Nesbitt remains attendant to the client’s own goals and opportunities for success. Clients are then free to attend to other important matters in life while Ms. Nesbitt helps to relieve the issues caused when a client has taken on too much debt. Ms. Nesbitt enjoys fighting back on behalf of her clients to eliminate unfair interest rates and payment terms, aggressive collection practices, and never-ending fees and phone calls. She is not afraid to take on the big banks and credit card issuers to help her clients assert their rights and remedies under the law. This practical and tailored approach to debt relief options for clients also involves keeping clients informed and active in their own case and continuously re-evaluating financial conditions and goals to ensure a successful outcome. Clients will find that in working with Ms. Nesbitt, attaining financial stability through debt relief is not a far distant goal, but something that can truly be accomplished with the right help.
o Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice
o Juris Doctor
Erik Helbing specializes exclusively in consumer rights, which includes foreclosure defense, credit collection defense, and bankruptcy. In addition to his own practice, Erik also serves as of counsel with Compass Rose Legal Group, LLC, a boutique law firm specializing in national security law where he leads the Compass Rose Financial Debt Recovery Program, a program specially designed for federal employees, federal contractors, members of our active duty and reserve military, and those who hold security clearances. Whether it's representing clients in consumer rights, bankruptcy, or mitigating the Federal Government’s concerns about his client’s financial history this variety of experiences helps ensure the best possible outcome for his clients and their families.
Prior to private practice, Erik served as a law clerk. Specifically, he clerked for the Honorable Thomas I. Vanaskie, Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and the Honorable Charles M. Middlesworth, Superior Court of Atlantic County, New Jersey. Furthermore, Erik served an internship with the United States Department of Justice Office of the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
For more than 30 years Mr. Adams has focused on helping people in all aspects of debt relief. His first-hand knowledge of consumer protection along with foreclosures, repossessions and paycheck garnishments is a huge asset to the Council Law Group.
Antranig Garibian is a native of Philadelphia, PA and maintains an active litigation practice throughout the state and federal courts of New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. For years, Mr. Garibian has represented and advised clients including individuals, small business and large publicly traded companies. Mr. Garibian holds a Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a Juris Doctorate from Temple University.
Mr. Garibian has a long-proven track record of representing clients in managing their personal debt, defending creditor lawsuits and pursuing claims on behalf of consumers under state and federal law. He frequently writes articles and speaks on a wide array of emerging legal issues. He has covered topics such as federal court jurisdiction, liability risks facing premises owners, legal developments in corporate law, and unique legal issues in personal injury litigation. In 2013 and 2014, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® named Mr. Garibian a “Rising Star,” an honor received by only 2.5 percent of lawyers each year. In 2015, New Jersey Super Lawyers® named Mr. Garibian a “Rising Star.”
Mathew Higbee has been practicing law since 2006. He graduated from the University of Utah college of law in 2005, where he served as president of the law school student body and then Board of Trustees. He was later named Young Alumnus of the Year.
Mr. Higbee has helped thousands of people deal with financial problems related to debt, creditor harassment and inaccurate credit reporting. He has litigated more than 500 cases against lenders and creditors. He has won numerous published appeals. He is licensed to practice law in state and federal courts in Washington and Oregon.
Robert Devine has over seven years of active-duty military service as a U.S. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Specialist. During his tenure Mr. Devine gained experience in interpreting and complying with OSHA, DOE Orders and Directives, and local ordinances. At Vandenberg A.F.B., Mr. Devine coordinated the handling and disposing of hazardous waste and radioactive waste for the Nuclear Maintenance Facility. Further, Mr. Devine developed and implemented safety-training programs for all new nuclear facility personnel in hazardous waste management and spill containment.
Mr. Devine graduated from the University of La Verne with a Bachelor of Arts degree where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and participated in NCAA Division III football. While attending law school at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Mr. Devine was elected Honor Representative to the Counsel on Professional Conduct and as a Graduate Student Association Senator. Subsequently, Mr. Devine was appointed to the Judiciary Committee where he resolved student disputes, held hearings on student misconduct, and determined formal procedures for infractions. For his efforts Mr. Devine was awarded the First Lap Award for service to the legal community. Mr. Devine was also a member of the Families and the Law Clinic providing much needed free legal representation to indigent clients throughout the Washington, D.C. area. Mr. Devine is currently licensed to practice in Connecticut and Georgia. His professional career has provided him with experience in contracts, litigation, and electronic discovery. As the direct assistant to the Vice President of Franchise Development at HMS Host Corporation Mr. Devine gained valuable experience dealing with franchise, lease, sublease, and licensing agreements for malls and airports. While at DTI Global Inc. as an Associate Review Manager, Mr. Devine supervised upwards of 50 attorneys on numerous electronic discovery teams. He set project protocols, maintained quality control, and provided the clients with routine status reports and forecasts. Mr. Devine has assisted large firms as a project attorney performing internal investigations ranging from insider trading, antitrust, and securities litigation.
Charmaine Thomas Johnson married 16 years and mother of 5. Charmaine's a graduate of Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has been practicing for 13 years. Charmaine's passion to help others has driven her experience in debt relief, Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcies as well as of counsel for a small business, personal injury, civil litigation, family law, Estate planning and Successions. She has taught a debt relief courses to first time homebuyers. Charmaine is also an active member of the Krewe of Femme Fatale, an all-female Mardi Gras Krewe in New Orleans. In her spare time, Charmaine enjoys reading books, spa time with her daughters, watching her daughter Sydney horseback ride and watching her son Jourdan play football.
Charmaine's goal is to provide her clients the most detailed and informative representation as they navigate through the legal process.
Tony LaCroix is a proven leader in litigation in both state and federal courts in Missouri and Kansas. Tony LaCroix represents people and companies in high-stakes litigation in federal and state courts and offers the personal attention to his clients that only a focused firm can provide. In addition to providing experienced representation in business litigation, contract disputes, employee claims, civil rights issues, and class action lawsuits, Tony LaCroix offers thorough and effective post-trial and appellate representation, founded upon a base of knowledge gained by working within the judiciary.
Tony LaCroix graduated magna cum laude from The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and is the author of several legal articles on important civil rights issues. His unwavering focus is on recognizing and managing the needs of individuals and their families. Mr. LaCroix understands the personal and financial challenges faced by clients who are dealing with debt, and that moving forward can seem overwhelming. He dedicates himself to listening to his clients' unique concerns and managing sources of financial stress, with the goal of improving financial security and peace of mind.
Mr. Binnicker is a lifelong resident of South Carolina and as the son of a farming family has a unique understanding of the needs of the people of the Palmetto State to which he has dedicated himself to attending.
After spending several years in the business sector, he made the decision to apply his J.D. to the direct practice of law and went into private practice upon passing the bar.
Originally specializing in full-service estate and probate issues to include the financial planning elements of the same, the business quickly branched out to include litigation and debt defense matters. Currently the primary focus of Mr. Binnicker's practice is working with clients through financial workouts to avoid bankruptcy/debt litigation but with the ability to defend such actions if required.
Mr. Binnicker resides in Charleston, SC and is married with four-year old twins who are too much like him and drive him crazy but in the best possible way.
When not working, he may be found supporting Clemson Tiger athletics and enjoying the great outdoors of the Carolinas to include hunting and boating.
Areas of Practice
A native of Delaware, Tom Bunting has made Virginia his home for more than 25 years. He graduated from the College of William and Mary with a degree in economics in 1997 and earned his J.D. from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond in 2000. Tom is a member of the Virginia State Bar and is admitted to practice before all of Virginia’s state courts, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Tom has more than 20 years’ experience litigating civil cases throughout Virginia’s state and federal courts. He has successfully helped hundreds of clients resolve personal and commercial debts and defended them in litigation against their creditors. In addition to his busy consumer debt practice, Tom has handled a wide range of personal injury, property damage, and traffic cases in his career.
Areas of Practice
Jillian Kindlund has been a practicing lawyer since 1988 helping people to solve their debt problems. Jillian specializes in consumer Bankruptcy Law, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13; she also practices debt settlement. She was a chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee, District of Massachusetts, from 1993-2001 where she managed over $2M in assets. Jillian faced breast cancer in 2010 with five surgeries, chemo and radiation. Her cancer battle has made her more compassionate about helping people face their financial challenges. She has two adopted children from Korea, ages 24 and 26. Jillian's major interest is world travel having visited Denmark, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Korea, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Ugan.
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