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Coral Gables
Last updated: 3/6/2018
James Schwitalla
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Bankruptcy Law Offices of James Schwitalla, PA
12954 SW 133RD CT
33186  United States
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3052780811 (Phone)
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Attorney (Practice Area: Bankruptcy)
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  James Schwitalla
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Mr. Schwitalla is the Principal and Founder of the Bankruptcy Law Offices of James Schwitalla, PA, a consumer bankruptcy firm located in Kendall. He has been practicing consumer bankruptcy law since 1991.

He is a 1986 graduate of Texas Christian University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting. He was recruited and employed by Peat Marwick & Mitchell to join their audit department in 1987. He was certified as a Public Accountant by the State of Texas in 1989, and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law in 1991. He was also admitted to the Florida Bar in 1991.

Mr. Schwitalla was admitted to the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida in 1992 and 1995, respectively. He was admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in 2013, and U.S. Supreme court in 2017. He has been a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) since 1998.

Mr. Schwitalla is a frequent bankruptcy law seminar contributor. He spoke on a panel of speakers at the 2015 National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges seminar in Miami Beach, Florida, he has been a speaker/presenter for the Miami-Dade County Bar Association’s Put Something Back Pro Bono Program (2011, 2013 - 2017), the Judge Alexander Paskay ABI Nuts and Bolts Bankruptcy Seminar in Tampa (2010 and 2011), and the UM School of Law Bankruptcy Skills Workshop (2010). He is also an annual guest lecturer for the third-year-law-student bankruptcy students at the UM, FIU and St. Thomas University Schools of Law, and UM moot court competition practice round judge.

Mr. Schwitalla is also a published author, DSO Stay Exceptions Do Not Abrogate Binding Effect of Confirmation Order, (Amer. Bankr. Inst. Journal, Vol. XXXV, No. 10, October 2016)

Published cases include:

State of Florida Dept. of Rev. Gonzalez, cert denied, --- U.S. --- (2017)
State of Florida Dept. of Rev. Gonzalez, aff’d, 832 F.3d 1251 (11th Cir. 2016)
State of Florida Dept. of Rev. Gonzalez, aff’d, denied in part, 2015 WL 5692561 (S.D.Fla. 2015)
State of Florida Dept. of Rev. Gonzalez, 2013 WL 5308020 (S.D.Fla. 2013)
In re Gonzalez, 2012 WL 2974813 (Bankr. S.D.Fla. 2012)

Dillworth v. Obregon, 2012 WL 3244683, S.D.Fla.

South Beach Mortg. & Inv., Corp. v. Avila, 2012 WL 2050619, S.D.Fla.

In re Deliz-Medina, 2013 WL 5952409, 25 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. B 25, Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla.

In re Capote, 2012 WL 1597375, Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla.

In re Luban, 2011 WL 7711233, Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla.

In re Vieweg, 2011 WL 5593184, Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla.

In re Abaunza, 452 B.R. 866, 65 Collier Bankr.Cas.2d 1485, 23 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. B 11, Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla. 2011

In re Gerardin, 447 B.R. 342, 22 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. B 650, Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla. 2011

In re Avendano, 2010 WL 5058390, 22 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. B 672, Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla.

In re Lopez, 405 B.R. 382, 61 Collier Bankr.Cas.2d 1716, 21 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. B 714, Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla. 2009

In re Becquer, 407 B.R. 435, Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla 2009

In re Parada, 391 B.R. 492, 59 Collier Bankr.Cas.2d 459, Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla. 2008

In re Riddle, 344 B.R. 702, 19 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. B 312, Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla. 2006

In re Moreno, 341 B.R. 813, 19 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. B 209, Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla. 2006

In re de la Rosa, 2006 WL 2871854, 19 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. B 390, Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla.

In re Carty, 2005 WL 3198617, 18 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. B 409, Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla.

In re Arencibia, 2003 WL 21004969, 49 Collier Bankr.Cas.2d 1468, 41 Bankr.Ct.Dec. 21, 16 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. B 87, Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla.

In re Belue, 238 B.R. 218, Bankr. L. Rep. P 77,995, 12 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. B 359, Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla. 1999
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