About: Dee Compton

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John DeVore “Dee” Compton, III is an attorney practicing Consumer Bankruptcy Law in Greenwood South Carolina. A product of the Greenwood public school system, Dee graduated Greenwood High in 1981. He also graduated from Lander College with a B.S. in Political Science (1986) and Mercer University Law School (1989). In 1990 Dee founded the Compton Law Firm, PA, and practiced solo until his wife, Alecia, joined him in practice in 1994.

As a solo practitioner, Dee handled all kinds of legal work, from arguing appeals before the South Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, to DUI defense, to preparing Wills, to closing Real Estate transactions, to litigating a variety of Civil Cases. Dee began filing Bankruptcy cases in 1993.

In 1994, Dee and Alecia decided to make Bankruptcy the focus of their practices, and have devoted 90% of their efforts to Bankruptcy ever since. Dee also devotes much of his energies in practice to litigating Consumer issues in bankruptcy court. Notable among some of his cases in South Carolina, Dee successfully brought the first Extended Right of Rescission Tender through a Chapter 13 plan, and its accompanying rescission case under the Truth in Lending Act; removal of State Court Foreclosure actions to Bankruptcy Court to assert consumer claims; Litigation to declare Car Title Lending unconscionable; Litigation against Lawyers for aiding and abetting the Unauthorized Practice of Law; Litigation against creditors and law enforcement agents for stay violations; and Litigation attacking Creditor Claims for various Federal and State consumer violations, and a successful Student Loan discharge, among other cases.

Because the financial deck is stacked against debtors, Dee believes that the effective practice of bankruptcy requires attorneys to do more than run a “forms” practice. A bankruptcy attorney should litigate matters whenever there is a reasonable probability of adding value the bankrupt’s estate, or when unscrupulous creditors violate bankruptcy or consumer laws, and cause damage to a debtor.

In addition to practicing law, Dee is a member of the Greenwood Lions Club, and has a long record of community service having served on many boards and committees. Dee is a past chairman of the S.C. Bar Consumer Law Section, and has spoken at CLEs on Consumer and Bankruptcy issues. He is the author “Legal Briefs”: a series of articles on general legal topics, and has published Op-Eds on matters of interest in the Greenville News, The State, the Index Journal and other newspapers. Dee has also appeared many times on local talk radio to discuss matters of legal and political interest. Dee has engaged in public service having served on Greenwood City Council, and as Vice-Chairman of Greenwood County Council.

Dee handles consumer and business bankruptcy cases under Chapter 7 and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. He is admitted to practice in all courts in South Carolina and Georgia, The 4th and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the United States Supreme Court.

Dee and Alecia are the parents of three daughters.

Posts by dcompton:

Robo-Slop or “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Foreclosure”

Robo-Slop or “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Foreclosure”

04.05.2011  |  2 Comments ››

Written by Greenwood Bankruptcy Lawyer, Dee Compton (Pardon the title's mixed reference, but it ties together, even if it does seem a little DiNozzo-esque.) Across the country homes are being taken through foreclosure with fake ... Continue Reading »

Foreclosure Defense: Will Matrix Throw Sand in the Foreclosure Machine?

Foreclosure Defense: Will Matrix Throw Sand in the Foreclosure Machine?

10.19.2010  |  No Comments ››

[caption id="attachment_393" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Matrix"][/caption] Written by Greenwood Bankruptcy Lawyer, Dee Compton In the Sci-Fi classic The Matrix, Man is enslaved by a vast machine, which uses human beings as the energy source supporting its ... Continue Reading »

Filing Bankruptcy to Deal with the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Filing Bankruptcy to Deal with the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

04.26.2010  |  No Comments ››

Written by Greenwood Bankruptcy Lawyer, Dee Compton Filing bankruptcy to deal with only one creditor might seem extreme, but title lenders are often a "wolf in sheep's clothing."  Sometimes you need to take extreme ... Continue Reading »

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