Mitchell L. Klein
Attorney Mitchell L. Klein has assisted West Virginians with legal issues since 1984. Mr. Klein has been a managing partner in real estate and bankruptcy law firms in southern West Virginia and eastern Ohio since the start of his career. His primary areas of practice include real property and all forms of bankruptcy. Today Mitchell Klein’s practice is one of the premier bankruptcy practices in Southern West Virginia.
Mitchell Klein began his career as an officer in the United States Marine Corp serving from 1975 to 2000, where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Mr. Klein served three years of active duty service follow by twenty-one years of active duty reserves. In the Marine Corp, Mr. Klein served as a Company Commander, Battalion Executive Officer, and infantry Battalion Commander of 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines consisting of 800 Marines and Sailors.
A few of Mr. Klein’s career highlights include:
• J.D. in Law from Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law in 1983.
• Pettit College of Law Dean’s List
• Chief Justice of the Pettit College of Law Moot Court
• Master’s Degree in History from Marshall University in 2009.
• Bachelor of Arts in History from Rutgers University in 1978.
• Licensed to practice law in West Virginia and Ohio courts.
• Licensed in the Southern and Northern District Federal Courts of West Virginia and
the Southern District Federal Courts of Ohio.
• Licensed in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
• Bankruptcy Trustee for the Northern and Southern districts of West Virginia from
2002 to 2008.
• Licensed Title Insurance Agent since 1987.
• Adjunct Professor at Marshall University, Department of History since 2007.
• Adjunct Professor at Mountwest Community and Technical College, Department of
Business, Technology, and Workforce Development teaching bankruptcy for
• CLE instructor providing a CLE instruction on bankruptcy in 2012 and real property
• Eagle Scout
• Scoutmaster for Troop 92, Tri-State Area Council, from Huntington, WV.
Benjamin M. Sheridan
Attorney Benjamin Sheridan graduated in 2008 from West Virginia University College of Law. In 2009, he graduated from the George Washington University College of Law with a master’s degree in International and Comparative Law.
Mr. Sheridan began his legal career at Legal Aid of West Virginia helping many West Virginians with serious legal issues including consumer, family, immigration, bankruptcy, property, and many more.
Some of attorney Benjamin Sheridan's career highlights include:
• Juris Doctorate West Virginia University College of Law –2008
• LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from The George Washington
University School of Law in Washington, DC.–2009
• Former Member of the West Virginia University College of Law Immigration Clinic –2008
• Interned with the United States Immigration Court for Arlington, VA –2009
• Served low-income West Virginians at Legal Aid of West Virginia –2010-2012
• Organizer of West Virginia Common Grounds Conference on Consumer Law Issues –2011
• Admitted to practice law in both West Virginia and Washington states.
• Member of the Money Smart Week Planning Committee
• Member of the West Virginia Financial Exploitation Task-force
• Lived and worked abroad in Japan –2004-2005
• Studied the Chinese language and culture in China –2002
Hoyt E. Glazer
Attorney Hoyt E. Glazer has been licensed to practice law in West Virginia since 1994. Mr. Glazer began his legal career after graduating cum laude from Tulane Law School in 1993. Upon passing the Louisiana bar exam, he returned home to West Virginia where he served as a clerk for Justice William Brotherton and Justice Neely, and researched and prepared memoranda on a variety of legal issues ranging from government pension benefits to waivers of liability and workers’ compensation.
In 1995, Mr. Glazer began his career as a workers’ compensation lawyer for one of West Virginia’s largest law firms, and soon became a featured seminar presenter on workers’ compensation law. In 2000, he joined a plaintiff’s practice in Charleston, and devoted the next five years to assisting people who had been discriminated at work.
Before joining our firm in 2014, Mr. Glazer served over eight years as the supervising attorney in the Huntington office of Legal Aid of West Virginia. He has represented hundreds of clients in cases involving consumer, domestic, employment and property law, and regularly appeared in circuit and family courts in Cabell, Mason and Wayne Counties.
A few of Mr. Glazer’s career highlights include:
• B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia College, Columbia
• Gold Crown Award for Outstanding Service to Columbia University in 1989
• J.D. in Law (cum laude) from Tulane Law School in 1993
• David L. Herman Award from Tulane Law School in 1991 (Highest Mark in
Legal Profession Course)
• American Jurisprudence Award in 1991
• Admitted to practice in both Louisiana (1993) and West Virginia (1994)
• Licensed in the Southern and Northern District Federal Courts of West Virginia
• Licensed in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
• Lead trial and appellate counsel in family law case In Re: Visitation and
Custody of Senturi N.S.V. , 652 SE 2d 490 (W.Va. 2007)
• Lead trial and appellate counsel in employment law case Camden–Clark
Memorial Hospital Corp. v. Turner, 212 W.Va. 752, 575 S.E.2d 362 (2002)
• Featured speaker at NBI and PESI seminars and CORT trainer
A Chapter 7 bankruptcy will stop a foreclosure or repossession immediately. It wipes out all of your unsecured debts such as credit cards. It gives you the "fresh start" you deserve. Further, West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky offer exemptions for real and personal property up to certain amounts in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. In most cases, individuals will not lose any property in a Chapter 7, and your attorney will help you use these exemptions to your benefit. For additional general information on Chapter 7 bankruptcy, click here.
A Chapter 13 bankruptcy will stop a foreclosure or repossession immediately and spread your missed payments out over 60 months. If you have a monthly income, a Chapter 13 will help you "catch your breath" and allow for repayment of your debts based upon your income. You can keep your home and car in Chapter 13. For additional general information on a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, click here.
A Chapter 11 bankruptcy is designed for corporations, small businesses, and high income individuals looking to reorganize. Please click here for more information about Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Even if the foreclosure or repossession is scheduled for tomorrow, we can STOP it in its tracks. It doesn't matter how far behind you are or how much you owe. Bankruptcy will protect your home and car from foreclosure.
The new bankruptcy laws do not affect this relief. Your income level does not affect this type of relief. Everyone qualifies for bankruptcy relief regardless of your income or previous bankruptcies.
When you meet with us, please bring the following:
• Last Federal Tax Return
• Your Last Pay Stub
• Lawsuit or Foreclosure, Repossession Documents you have received.
11 USC § 528 Compliance Statement: We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.