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Barbara C. Leon
  • Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense, Consumer Law
  • Florida
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Summary

I have been a Florida licensed attorney for almost 15 years since graduation from Stetson College of Law in 2002 with honors. In addition to being an editor on Stetson’s Law Review, I gained practical experience through an internship with the United States’ Attorney’s office and a clerkship with a Federal Magistrate Judge. Thereafter, I worked in consumer bankruptcy practice for approximately 5 years. I then spent some time in creditor practice before returning to my happy place: bankruptcy. I spent about another 5 years representing both individual and corporate debtors in Ch. 7, 11, and 13 before joining Ms. Arkovich’s practice. Here, I have diversified my practice to not only include bankruptcy, but also foreclosure defense, consumer collections litigation, debt defense, and student loans.

I genuinely care about each individual case, and I see my clients as people who deserve individual attention, not just another retainer fee. I see cases like a game of chess; you have to anticipate what your opponent is going to do and act accordingly. To quote Ms. Arkovich, “it takes confidence to be a good lawyer.” I enjoy being at the forefront of new strategies to assist my clients to achieve successful outcomes. I was one of the first attorneys in Tampa to file a Motion to Strip a second mortgage in a Ch. 13 case. I was able to save dozens of clients thousands of dollars by eliminating the junior liens on their homes. Now, that practice is commonplace, and I continue to employ it today.

Education
Stetson University College of Law
J.D. (2002)
University of South Florida
B.A. (1999)
Professional Experience
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Christie D. Arkovich, P.A.
- Current
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Professional Associations
Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
Member
Current
American Bankruptcy Institute
Member
Current
Hillsborough County Bar Association
Member
Current
Florida State Bar # 582115
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Consumer Law
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Barbara C. Leon's Website Profile
Website
Christie D. Arkovich, P.A. Website
Blog
Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog
Contact & Map
Christie D. Arkovich, P.A.
1520 W Cleveland St
Tampa, FL 33606
USA
Telephone: (813) 258-2808
Fax: (813) 258-5911