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New Jersey
Bankruptcy Attorneys

SPRINGFIELD, NJ

Ready for a fresh start?

New Jersey

Bankruptcy Attorneys

SPRINGFIELD, NJ

Bankruptcy lawyers representing debtors and creditors in
Union County and throughout New Jersey and New York City.

Ready for a fresh start?

Practice Areas

Business Bankruptcy

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Personal Bankruptcy

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Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors

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Civil Litigation

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Creditor Representation

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Debtor Representation

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Who We Are

New Jersey Attorney Melinda D. Middlebrooks and Attorney Joseph M. Shapiro have over 30 years of bankruptcy law experience. From our office in Springfield, NJ, we help clients with the most basic or complex personal and business bankruptcy cases by leading them through the legal process each step of the way.

Call 973-218-6877 to speak with the experienced bankruptcy attorneys at Middlebrooks Shapiro. We’ll ensure you get the perspective you need to understand the full picture and the right guidance to have a successful bankruptcy, rebuild your credit, and move forward with your new debt-free life.

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“The epitome of courteous, knowledgeable professionals! Always willing to educate and guide you through difficult processes.”
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Joel C.
Joel C.
June 30, 2020.
Joseph Shapiro was a pleasure to deal with. Found him kind, understanding, & easy to communicate with. His professionalism & willingness to help made a rather unpleasant situation so much better. My parents also had dealt with Melinda Middlebrooks & she too is included in this 5 star rating. If I could give them 6 stars I would. Wonderful people!
Kenny Martins
Kenny Martins
June 27, 2020.
All around great team, always there when I had any questions or needed any help. Extremely helpful, kind, hard working, and great at what they do! Highly recommended
Roger Chavez
Roger Chavez
May 12, 2020.
As a fellow lawyer, I have known Melinda Middlebrooks and Joe Shapiro for almost two decades. We have been adversaries and we have always been colleagues. Both Melinda and Joe are highly skilled bankruptcy attorneys. I have referred them complex cases over the years and have heard nothing but positive feedback. I highly recommend Middlebrooks Shapiro.
Jeanne C-R
Jeanne C-R
May 6, 2020.
The weight of debt can be debilitating not only financially, but also emotionally and even physically. I had been dealing with mounting debt issues for a long time when an expensive car repair pushed it all over the edge. I met with Melinda Middlebrooks two days later and she was very empathetic and understanding, she could see how the stress was affecting me. In fact the entire staff is friendly and caring. It's a no judgment zone and they will listen to your story. They understand that people can find themselves in difficult situations for many different reasons. I wasn't sure if Bankruptcy was the right option for me but they explained the process clearly and gave me a good idea of what to expect. If you decide that it's right for you, they will advocate for you. I was surprised at how quickly collection activities were halted as the case proceeded. They are easy to reach by telephone and email, and are always very responsive. So if that pile of unopened mail keeps growing, you're afraid to answer calls from unknown phone numbers, and the sight or sound of a tow truck makes you nervous, by all means call Middlebrooks Shapiro. You'll be glad you did!
Neal M
Neal M
April 18, 2020.
I reached out to Mr.Shapiro to get an initial free consultation on my financial situation which has caused me much anxiety and sleepless nights. I have found myself plain and simply overwhelmed and so fearful of ever getting out from under this burden. After thirty minutes on the phone with Joseph, I have a clear plan of action despite NOT being retained (at present). because it's not necessary for now. Why I say that is because, when one is in this position you feel very vulnerable and defensive against been taken advantage of, leading to more anxiety and loss of control. All of those feelings disappeared almost immediately. The calmness and the manner in which Joseph addressed my case gave me confidence and hope that I can face this and come through this experience whole again. He walked me through what he feels is my best course of action and the steps I should take first. I can't say much more than that to help you in making a decision. Kind courteous and professional and more importantly a real feeling that he enjoys helping people through really difficult times in their lives. Thank you Joseph.
Dawn Kotlowitz
Dawn Kotlowitz
March 31, 2020.
Great working with the firm. Although bankruptcy is their main focus, they've been a great help protecting my rights in state court.
belizaire marie elena
belizaire marie elena
February 11, 2020.
amazing people carrying .love u guys
John Jack
John Jack
January 22, 2020.
This office was incredible I handling my case. From day 1 the flow of information never left me feeling in doubt. 5 yeas later I can attest to the fact that I never was forgotten or not informed. If your questioning about representation abilities, don’t hesitate. 1 class operation.

Middlebrooks Shapiro, P.C.

841 Mountain Ave
Springfield Township, NJ 07081

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