James D. Ealley
Mr. Ealley's practice focuses primarily on Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense, Mortgage Modification, Estate Planning and Estate Administration. In representing clients in bankruptcy, James understands the financial stress people are experiencing. He understands their concerns to protect their assets, rebuild their financial lives and create a better future for their families. James counsels clients to alleviate their worries and concerns and develop a plan to address their financial problems, whether it be stopping a foreclosure, repossession or garnishment, or erasing credit card, medical or tax debt. Doing so requires a thorough understanding of the Federal Bankruptcy laws. Since beginning his practice in bankruptcy in 2001, James has gained a complete understanding of the complexities of the Bankruptcy Code and its application in consumer bankruptcy matters.
Mr. Ealley also provides full estate planning and estate administration services to his clients. Approximately one-half of all Americans will die without a will in place. This creates a significant chance for confusion and contention among the surviving family and friends. A complete, well-defined estate plan helps avoid such conflict by providing clear direction for how the deceased wanted their property and affairs to be handled upon their passing. James offers a variety of Estate Planning solutions to protect your family, including wills, trusts, health care directives and powers of attorney.
James received his J.D. degree in 2001 from the University of Baltimore School of Law, and a B.A. in Government and Public Policy in 1997 from the University of Baltimore. Since receiving is law degree in 2001, James has worked in boutique legal firms in Baltimore, Maryland, and more recently for firms in Washington, D.C. During his free time, James spends a great deal of time with his family. He lives in Huntingtown, MD with his wife and two daughters.
- University of Baltimore School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2001
- University of Baltimore, B.A., 1997
- Maryland State Bar, 2001
- U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 2001
- Maryland State Bar Association
- Calvert County Bar Association
- Bankruptcy Bar of Maryland