About: Dana Wilkinson

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Däna Wilkinson (pronounced "Donna") is a bankruptcy lawyer practicing in Spartanburg, South Carolina and serving South Carolina's upstate region, including Greenville, Spartanburg, Gaffney, Union, Anderson, Easley and Pickens. She has been in practice for more years than she cares to count, but it’s more than 20 years. Däna has been a bankruptcy lawyer from the very beginning of her career as a lawyer.


Däna went to law school at the University of South Carolina, where she was Student Works Editor on the South Carolina Law Review and a member of the Order of Coif. She started doing bankruptcy work while still a student, working for a bankruptcy boutique firm whose members included a Chapter 7 panel trustee, and recognized experts in Chapter 11 reorganizations. She enjoyed the work from the beginning, and upon graduation took a job as a law clerk to the Honorable Rodney Bernard, bankruptcy judge for the Western District of Louisiana. Judge Bernard had spent a number of years on the bankruptcy bench, and was an excellent teacher and mentor. Upon Judge Bernard’s retirement, Däna stayed on for a time as clerk to the Honorable Donald W. Boe, until homesickness for South Carolina struck, and she returned to private practice in Charleston. Four years later, she received an offer to return to Columbia, where she practiced until 1997.


In 1997, planning to start a family, Däna decided to return home to the Upstate, and opened her own practice in Spartanburg in 1998. Over the years, Däna represented all sorts of parties in bankruptcy: business debtors in reorganization, individual debtors, creditors and creditors’ committees, and trustees. In establishing her own practice Däna decided to focus on consumer debtors, ordinary people who find themselves overwhelmed by debt. Her focus is on the individual needs of clients, and on crafting a solution to their unique financial needs. She is committed to helping clients make a fresh start, and preserving their dignity in the process.


Däna is the proud mother of a beautiful, talented and very active daughter, who is, as her mother says, “practically perfect.” She is also active in both church and community activities, all of which means that there is a fair chance that any given blog post was written while in the car pool line or while waiting for a hearing or a meeting to start.


Däna is also certified as a bankruptcy specialist by the South Carolina Supreme Court, which means that she has taken and passed a proficiency examination on bankruptcy law, devoted her practice to bankruptcy for a number of years, and continues to take classes on bankruptcy law and related issues.


Contact information for Däna Wilkinson:


Law Office of Däna Wilkinson

365-C East Blackstock Road

Spartanburg, SC 29301

(864) 574-7944

[email protected]

www.danawilkinsonlaw.com


Däna also blogs at www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com.


Posts by dwilkinson:

Should You File Bankruptcy Before or After Your Divorce?

Should You File Bankruptcy Before or After Your Divorce?

09.21.2016  |  No Comments ››

It is not at all uncommon for bankruptcy to follow divorce, or vice versa.  A budget that works on two incomes may not work when there is only one, especially if the budget ... Continue Reading »

How to Be a Rock Star Client

How to Be a Rock Star Client

07.14.2016  |  No Comments ››

Some of my clients are always on my good side. Sometimes clients achieve that status by the grace with which they handle difficult circumstances. Bankruptcy is, by definition, a difficult thing to face. ... Continue Reading »

A Totally Biased Review of the New Bankruptcy Forms

A Totally Biased Review of the New Bankruptcy Forms

03.24.2016  |  1 Comment ››

As of December 1, 2015, an entirely new set of official bankruptcy forms became the standard for use by anyone, individual or business, filing for bankruptcy relief.  This is the first major reconfiguration ... Continue Reading »

Will Bankruptcy Affect Your Kids’ Education?

Will Bankruptcy Affect Your Kids’ Education?

04.07.2015  |  No Comments ››

One of the frequent questions I get from my clients concerns their ability to help their kids through college.  They wonder whether filing bankruptcy will limit access to scholarships, grants, or student loans, ... Continue Reading »

Five Things You (And Your Attorney) Should Consider When You Are Thinking About Filing Bankruptcy

Five Things You (And Your Attorney) Should Consider When You Are Thinking About Filing Bankruptcy

03.19.2015  |  No Comments ››

The important things that you should know about filing bankruptcy may not always be the questions that you think to ask.  These are the things your bankruptcy lawyer is thinking about when she ... Continue Reading »

How NOT To Apply For Mortgage Modification

How NOT To Apply For Mortgage Modification

10.05.2014  |  No Comments ››

I talk to people all the time about mortgage modification.  I talk to clients about it, I talk to other lawyers about it, I talk to industry experts about it.  Everyone agrees that ... Continue Reading »

Five FAQs About Bankruptcy in South Carolina

Five FAQs About Bankruptcy in South Carolina

04.04.2014  |  No Comments ››

These are questions I frequently get in my practice, and I'll note up front that the answer to all of them really is "it depends."  It depends on your assets, your debts, and ... Continue Reading »

Your Bankruptcy Lawyer is Not Your Mother!

Your Bankruptcy Lawyer is Not Your Mother!

04.25.2013  |  1 Comment ››

Written by Upstate bankruptcy lawyer Däna Wilkinson In a lot of ways, like much in life, what you get out of your bankruptcy depends on what you put into it.  Bankruptcy can be a ... Continue Reading »

More Doctors Facing Bankruptcy

More Doctors Facing Bankruptcy

04.08.2013  |  No Comments ››

[caption id="attachment_718" align="alignleft" width="300"] Doctors File Bankruptcy[/caption] Written by Upstate bankruptcy attorney Däna Wilkinson:  If the wrong thing happens at the wrong time, anyone can face bankruptcy.  That includes anyone, even doctors.  And recently, ... Continue Reading »

Find Help for Mortgage Modification

Find Help for Mortgage Modification

09.10.2012  |  No Comments ››

Following up my recent post about mortgage help going unclaimed in South Carolina, I wanted to recommend colleague Cathy Moran's post about various options to get help with mortgage modification or mortgage counseling.  ... Continue Reading »

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