The new bankruptcy law establishes stricter criteria for filing Ch. 7 bankruptcy cases. A debt can typically be discharged in a Ch. 7 case if it is unsecured, which means there is no property securing the debt.
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Filing for bankruptcy is an important decision, and The Law Office of Donald E. Hood, PLLC wants to make sure that the type of bankruptcy protection that you choose is the right one for you.
You are entitled to keep a generous amount of your belongings when filing Ch. 7 bankruptcy. Texas law provides for high personal exemptions--items that are protected from seizure by your creditors.
Donald E. Hood
I grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. I was one of eight children, did not have a privileged upbringing, but am extremely grateful for my parents many sacrifices. They instilled in me a work ethic that I carry with me to this day.
Throughout my years, I have overcome many personal and professional challenges. I now devote my professional life to helping clients overcome their financial challenges.
When you meet me, you will find me to be professional but personable. I try to live my life like an exclamation, not an explanation! I believe that I am brave and willing to take informed risks. I am committed to constant self-improvement, always using my time as wisely as possible.
I look forward to the opportunity to serve you!
THOMAS M COOLEY LAW SCHOOL, J.D., Lansing, MI 1991
• Cum Laude - top 15% of class
• Law Review, Assistant Editor
• Michigan Opinion Notes, Michigan Bar Journal
• Scholastic Review Board
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, B.S., Baton Rouge, LA 1983
JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL, New Orleans, LA 1977
THE LAW OFFICE OF DONALD E. HOOD, PLLC, Dallas, TX 2004-Present
- Advise and counsel clients regarding a wide variety of legal issues including business and personal bankruptcy.
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO., Dallas, TX 1984-2004 (Attorney since 1992)
- Advise corporate management at all levels on a wide variety of legal issues including contract rights and obligations, claims and disputes, labor relations, employee benefits, and regulatory compliance.
» Admitted, State Bar of Texas, 1992
» Admitted, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1995
» Admitted, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1996
» Admitted, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2005
» Fluent in Spanish and can defend myself in French.
» Interests include reading, exercising, traveling (mostly to New Orleans!), volunteering and having fun!