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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.

Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Consumer Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Attorney
Christie D. Arkovich, P.A.
- Current
Attorney
The Solomon Law Group, P.A.
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Attorney
Buddy D. Ford, P.A.
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Attorney
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
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Attorney
P.R. Smith Law Group
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Attorney
Feinberg, Isaak & Smith, P.A.
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Education
Stetson University College of Law
J.D. (2002)
University of South Florida
B.A. (1999)
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
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Christie D. Arkovich, P.A.
1520 W Cleveland St
Tampa, FL 33606
USA
Telephone: (813) 258-2808
Fax: (813) 258-5911