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John Harper

John Harper

John Harper's Bankruptcy Law Office
  • Bankruptcy
  • Kansas
Claimed Lawyer Profile

I have been helping individuals resolve difficult financial problems since 2001. While attending Washburn School of Law, I worked as a paralegal in the office of a bankruptcy attorney. For the last 12 years, I have been actively engaged in the practice of consumer bankruptcy law. I enjoy working with individuals and helping them get a fresh financial start. So I do that exclusively. I just don’t have much interest in representing large business entities. Although my office is located in Topeka, KS (where the U.S. Bankruptcy Court is located), I help individuals from throughout Northeast Kansas. If you call me today, I can generally meet with you tomorrow – my place or yours. My father, now mostly retired, has practiced law since 1974, so I naturally grew up thinking I wanted to do something else. And for many years I did. At age 15, three of my friends and I started a punk rock band called The Micronotz. That was our primary extra-curricular activity all through high school and into college. We produced several record albums and a couple of cassettes (if you remember what those are), became regionally well known, and continue to this day to be legends in our own minds. Occasionally, I still play when I can find a group looking for a decent “axman.” I did find time to graduate from Lawrence High School as a Merit Scholarship Finalist, attended KU on a Merit Scholarship, and ultimately received a degree in English. Like most aspiring musicians (and English majors), I spent a good deal of time working in restaurants to keep from starving to death. Ultimately, I decided to get serious about food and enrolled in the Culinary and Hospitality Program at JCCC. This led to a number of interesting gastronomic adventures and eventually convinced me that it was time to get out of the kitchen. Suddenly, practicing law didn’t seem like such a bad idea. And it has turned out to be a good choice for me. I like practicing in the bankruptcy field because at the end of m

University of Kansas
B.A. | English Literature
Honors: Merit Scholar
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A.A. | Culinary Arts
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Washburn University School of Law
Honors: Full academic scholarship
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Professional Experience
John Harper Bankruptcy Law Office
I have represented hundreds of individuals in seeking relief under Chapters 7, 13 and 11 of the bankruptcy code.
Legal Assistant
Bankruptcy Law Office
Assisted bankruptcy attorney in representing bankruptcy clients.
Licensed to practice law
U.S. Bankruptcy Court/District Court
Licensed to practice law
Kansas Supreme Court
Professional Associations
Kansas State Bar
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National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
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Topeka Area Bankruptcy Council
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Federal Circuit
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  • Free Consultation
    Bankruptcy is a personal matter. The process can be confusing. That is why I always meet prospective clients in person. There is no charge & no strings attached - just a chance to get acquainted, analyze your situation, & answer all your questions.. There are no upfront fees when filing a Ch. 13 case. All fees are fully disclosed and are subject to approval by the court.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Many websites are inaccurate and/or out of date. If you want general information about bankruptcy, I urge you to go to the Official Website of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Here you will find accurate and un-biased information prepared by court officials. Here is the link:
Practice Area
  • Bankruptcy
  • English
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Contact & Map
John Harper's Bankruptcy Law Office
Suite 206
214 SW Sixth - Suite 206
Suite 206
Topeka, KS 66603
Telephone: (785) 354-8188
John Harper's Bankruptcy Law Office
1031 Lakecrest Rd
Lawrence, KS 66049
Telephone: (785) 354-8188