Why did I open my own law firm?
I started practicing law because I had a strong interest in helping people. I recognized early on in my law career that I could provide more efficient, cost effective and personalized representation to my clients if I were working in a small firm controlling my own case and client selection, fee structure and strategy. I still often draw on the wisdom of others I respect and worked with the large firms where I cut my teeth.
I wanted to provide personalized representation that provided value to the client. In the end, the success of my client is how I ultimately judge my success.
The Law Office of Thomas L. Abrams
At the Law Office of Thomas L. Abrams we take care to provide our clients with honest, straightforward legal advice that can offer them practical solutions to their financial difficulties. With our experience in the field of Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Florida, we are confident that we can provide you with the legal representation you need in order to help you file your petition and successfully discharge or reorganize your debts and/or your businesses debts.
Of course, each case is different and may affect a debtor in a different way, but we can discuss your particular financial situation with you and determine how to best assist you.
Educational Background & Experience
I pride myself in servicing big and small clients with big firm sophistication and small firm efficiency with a businesslike and common sense approach to each case.
Thomas L. Abrams received his undergraduate degree from Florida State University in 1984, and his law degree from FSU in 1988. He is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of District of Florida, and all state courts in Florida. He practices in all aspects of Bankruptcy (creditor and debtor) and Commercial Litigation.
While at FSU, Mr. Abrams served as Student Body President and as Chairman of the State Council of Student Body Presidents. He also served as a member of the Leon County Civic Center Authority Board, and received the Academic Leadership Award from the College of Social Science.
Mr. Abrams served as Co-Legal Advisor to Broward Days and previously served as Legal Advisor and Board Member of Youth Crime Watch of America from 1995-2005, an organization which honored Mr. Abrams as "Business Man of the Year" in 1999. He is a member of the Broward County Civil Rights Committee for the Anti-Defamation League and from 1988 to 1993 was a United Way Big Brother. Tom Abrams has two adult children and his hobbies include golf and tennis.
Originally an associate with the national law firm of Kelley Drye & Warren, Mr. Abrams subsequently became a partner with Berger & Davis Law Firm which is now Berger Singerman. He started his own Practice in 1997 to enable him to more effectively and efficiently serve his clients. Mr. Abrams is affiliated with Gamberg & Abrams, a partnership of professional Associations.
The Martindale-Hubbell legal directory, which rates lawyers and law firms nationally, has assigned an AV. rating to Mr. Abrams, which is the highest rating a lawyer can achieve. He is a member of the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Business Law Committee of the Florida , and is intimately involved in raising funds to find gentler and more effective cures for childhood cancer through the I CARE I CURE Foundation. Mr. Abrams was born in Chicago, Illinois, on August 11, 1961.
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How to Choose a Florida Bankruptcy Attorney
Choosing the right bankruptcy attorney can be difficult.
This is a personal decision, and your choice can make a significant impact on the outcome of your case, including what debts you are able to discharge, the continuation of your business, what property is protected and how you are able to rebuild your finances and credit after bankruptcy.
Most often, people choose to work with a legal professional who has experience and a track record of success in the particular field. Other factors, such as the location of the office, the specific services the firm provides, the cost, and the level of customer service will all affect a debtor’s final decision of which bankruptcy attorney to use.
Most law firms throughout the South Florida area will offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case, the firm’s services and how they can assist you with your particular matter. We highly recommend that you talk to more than one attorney or firm about your options so you can compare and make a better final decision about your legal counsel.
Jeffrey B. Crockett
I have known Thomas Abrams and worked closely with him on multiple legal matters over the past 25 years. While I know Mr. Abrams’ expertise and focus is on bankruptcy matters, I have worked closely with him in a multi-year commercial arbitration, a jury trial, and appellate matters, as well as in a bankruptcy adversary. In each case with excellent results due to Mr. Abrams’ intelligence, diligence, and keen strategic insight. Without exception, he has been trustworthy, reliable, with work that is excellent in quality, and in addition he is responsive and an excellent value for his clients. He keeps his eye on the ball—getting the best result for the client—with ethical and efficient representation. He has my highest recommendation.