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Russell Cloon

Cloon Legal Services
  • Bankruptcy
  • Kansas
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Summary

I am a consumer bankruptcy attorney. I was previously located in Baldwin City, KS but in August of 2017 we relocated to our new office in Ottawa. I have filed well over 3,000 consumer bankruptcy cases (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13), and I think the only other Kansas lawyers who have filed more than that are all deceased (but I could be wrong).

Education
University of Kansas School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Nothing for which the statute of limitations has not expired.
Honors: Biggest honor was that I worked my way through law school rather than saddling myself with thousands of dollars in student loan debt. I was orphaned by the age of 16, so I didn't have wealth parents to foot the bill. Otherwise, I barely escaped with my life.
Activities: annoying my professors, making fun of brown-nosing Law Review rats, trying to study while working the midnight shift.
University of Kansas
B.S. | Business Administration
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I believe I hold the record for longest time spent from 1st enrollment to degree. After my sophomore year, I took a break to spend 2 tours of duty in the US Army, as well as run a small business after my honorable discharge. Eventually, I went back in 1984 to finish up.
Honors: 99th percentile GMAT, bartender at the Mad Hatter.
Activities: Alpha Tau Omega fraternity (before the charter was revoked for hazing violations).
Professional Experience
Founding Attorney
Cloon Legal Services
- Current
Initially set up as a solo practitioner, I have had several associates over the years, whom I eventually annoyed to the point where they hung up their own shingle and tried to take business away from me. I'm proud of their accomplishments, and for whatever minor role I played in igniting their interest in what I believe is one of the most challenging and rewarding fields of practice. I just wish they would all move to western Kansas. I presently have 2 lawyers under my wing now, and I'm sure they look forward to my early retirement or untimely death.
law clerk, associate attorney
Cloon, Bennett, Ronan and Viveros
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Clerked while in law school for brother's firm, and had the privilege of working with the Hon. John Bennett, Johnson County District Court Judge, prior to his appointment to the bench. My brother, Bryson Cloon, is much smarter and better-looking, and is one of the premier personal injury attorneys (primarily medical malpractice) in the state. After briefly working as an associate after graduation, my interest in bankruptcy law (which the firm didn't practice) led me to open my own shop. That, plus figuring out that, if you ain't the lead dog, the view never changes.
Awards
V Corps Soldier of the Year
US Army
8th Infantry Division Soldier of the Year
US Army
Professional Associations
Kansas State Bar
Member
Current
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
member
- Current
Topeka Area Bankruptcy Council
member
- Current
Kansas Bar Association
member
- Current
Kansas City Bankruptcy Bar Association
member
- Current
US Federal District Court for the District of Kansas
admitted
- Current
Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program
county committee member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Kansas
10th Circuit
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Practice Area
  • Bankruptcy
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Website
Website
Contact & Map
401 S. Main
Ste. 14
Ottawa, KS 66067
USA
Telephone: (785) 229-0477