Jeffrey Mortimer has worked in the bankruptcy field for nearly thirty years. He started as a paralegal, specializing in Chapter 11 business reorganization and Chapter 13 debt adjustment. He has personally assisted several thousand clients obtain financial relief, from both commercial and consumer debt. He has experienced and learned all of the major changes in bankruptcy law since the change from the Bankruptcy Act in 1979.
“The thing I love most about bankruptcy,” he says, “is that it intersects with nearly all other areas of the law. It is not confined to just one field. You really need to know a great deal about debtor/creditor law, contract law, real property, secured transactions, intellectual property, securities, labor law, elder law and so forth, because you never know who is going to walk through the door and need your help.”
Mr. Mortimer has seen and learned a great deal in his time at the firm. In 2008 he decided that it was time for him to go to law school and become an attorney so he was not limited in what he could do to help our clients. He graduated from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan in 2011, where he concentrated on litigation skills.
“I learned very early that most attorneys fear going to court and would often settle a matter that they could win, if they had the confidence to litigate. I vowed that I would not be that attorney.”
Mr. Mortimer was admitted to the Utah Bar in 2013.