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:

Federal Foreclosure Assistance Goes Unused in South Carolina

Federal Foreclosure Assistance Goes Unused in South Carolina

08.17.2012  |  2 Comments ››

[caption id="attachment_617" align="alignleft" width="214"] Uncle Sam has money for you?[/caption] The Hardest Hit Fund was created by the Obama administration in 2010 to help those homeowners struggling with missed payments and foreclosure.  South Carolina ... Continue Reading »

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Courageous Response, Not Easy Out

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Courageous Response, Not Easy Out

08.06.2012  |  No Comments ››

This morning I couldn't resist clicking the link on my hometown newspaper's webpage:  Olympic Gymnast Gabby Douglas' Mom filed for Bankruptcy.   I was glad I did.  Turns out that Mrs. Douglas filed ... Continue Reading »

Rick Sanford Sentenced for Bankruptcy Fraud

Rick Sanford Sentenced for Bankruptcy Fraud

07.25.2011  |  No Comments ››

  [caption id="attachment_538" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but...."][/caption] The US Attorney in Columbia announced Friday that former Gamecock and New England Patriot Rick Sanford has pled guilty to bankruptcy fraud, ... Continue Reading »

New Rules for Foreclosure Cases in South Carolina (“Morgtage Modification Redux”)

New Rules for Foreclosure Cases in South Carolina (“Morgtage Modification Redux”)

05.16.2011  |  5 Comments ››

Written by Spartanburg Bankruptcy Lawyer, Däna Wilkinson The South Carolina Supreme Court has ordered new mortgage modification procedures to be followed in foreclosure cases in South Carolina.  The intent of the new rules (the ... Continue Reading »

Benefits of Bankruptcy Can Outweigh Negatives

Benefits of Bankruptcy Can Outweigh Negatives

04.14.2011  |  No Comments ››

[caption id="attachment_488" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Enjoy Life Again!"][/caption] Written by Upstate bankruptcy lawyer Däna Wilkinson: I recently met with a client from Greenville to prepare for the first hearing in her bankruptcy case.  She was ... Continue Reading »

Spartanburg Tops Foreclosure List–A Dubious Honor

Spartanburg Tops Foreclosure List–A Dubious Honor

02.03.2011  |  1 Comment ››

[caption id="attachment_429" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Stop Foreclosure!"][/caption] According to those folks that track foreclosures, Spartanburg currently has the fastest growing foreclosure rate in the country.  Wouldn't you know, we finally get to the top, and ... Continue Reading »

Arizona Sues Bank of America for Mortgage Fraud–Who’s Next?

Arizona Sues Bank of America for Mortgage Fraud–Who’s Next?

12.17.2010  |  1 Comment ››

Written by Däna Wilkinson, Greenville/Spartanburg Bankruptcy Lawyer The state of Arizona has sued Bank of America, alleging fraud in its mortgage modification program.  Apparently I'm not the only one that sees a problem with ... Continue Reading »

Foreclosure and Bad Records–Why We ALL Should Care

Foreclosure and Bad Records–Why We ALL Should Care

11.11.2010  |  1 Comment ››

By Greenville-Spartanburg bankruptcy lawyer Däna Wilkinson:  I hear it from all sides of the foreclosure crisis--from lenders, lawyers, people on the street, and sometimes even my clients.  Even if the banks that are ... Continue Reading »

Cut Your Debt In Half (NOT)–What Debt Settlement Companies Are Really Selling

Cut Your Debt In Half (NOT)–What Debt Settlement Companies Are Really Selling

09.30.2010  |  No Comments ››

"You have the RIGHT to cut your debt in half!"  That's the emphatic claim of one late-night commercial for a debt settlement plan that I happened to see.  Others promise quick and painless ... Continue Reading »

South Carolina Chapter 11 Bankruptcy for Retailer Bi-Lo a Success

South Carolina Chapter 11 Bankruptcy for Retailer Bi-Lo a Success

05.27.2010  |  1 Comment ››

Written by Greenville/Spartanburg Bankruptcy Lawyer, Däna Wilkinson Grocery chain Bi-Lo, Inc. has successfully emerged from Chapter 11 reorganization.  Probably the largest Chapter 11 reorganization case to be handled in South Carolina, approval of the ... Continue Reading »

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