James V. Monaghan
I am attorney James V. Monaghan and I have been practicing bankruptcy law since 1991. I regularly appear before federal bankruptcy judges, trustees and state court judges in bankruptcy matters and other areas related to bankruptcy such as foreclosure, collection, eviction, property seizure, etc. While many lawyers gave up bankruptcy practice when the law changed in 2006, I took it as an opportunity to specialize my practice. Now I have represented hundreds of individuals and families. I have helped them save their homes, repair their credit and get out from under a combined millions of dollars of debt. I am sensitive to the stresses that my client’s experience and one of the most satisfying feelings that I have is hearing the sigh of relief a client breathes when they realize that there is hope and a light at the end of the tunnel.
I am a member of Bankruptcy Law section of the Montgomery Bar Association. I am also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. In 1998 I was presented with the Distinguished Service Award by the Montgomery County Bar Association for my contribution to the public through the Legal Access Project, a program that provides legal representation at a reduced cost for low income individuals. I continue to participate in the Legal Access Project offering assistance to those in need. I regularly expand my knowledge of bankruptcy by attending Continuing Legal Education seminars on the topic.
I received my Bachelor of Arts in 1988 from Rutgers College and my Juris Doctorate in 1991 from Villanova School of Law where I received the Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation.