About: Russell DeMott

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Russell A. DeMott is a bankruptcy lawyer practicing in the Charleston, South Carolina area. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1993. While in law school, Russ served as a law clerk to Robert F. (“Bob”) Anderson in Columbia. Bob Anderson is a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee and, according to Bob, has taught Russ everything he knows.


During his clerkship with Bob Anderson, Russ also worked with fellow SC Bankruptcy Blog member Däna Wilkinson who now practices in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Russ still considers Däna a good friend and mentor. Unbeknownst to Bob Anderson, Russ also learned a lot about bankruptcy law from Däna.


Russ also served as a staff editor and the research editor for The South Carolina Law Review during law school.


For the first two years after law school, Russ clerked for the Honorable Harry A. Beach, circuit court judge in Allegan, Michigan. Russ says of Judge Beach: “Judge Beach was the epitome of an outstanding judge. He had both knowledge and wisdom. He treated lawyers and litigants with respect and always tried to be fair to both sides. It was an honor to have started my career as his law clerk. Judge Beach is now retired, and he is deeply missed on the bench. One attorney friend of mine actually cried during her last hearing before Judge Beach. And I’m sure many others have shed tears since his retirement. ”


For the next ten years, Russ practiced in Michigan in the areas of bankruptcy law, family law, criminal defense, and general litigation. As the years went on, Russ practiced more and more bankruptcy law as he gained an outstanding reputation in that area.


In 2005 Russ moved back to South Carolina to settle in the Summerville area. Russ’s wife grew up in Hanahan, South Carolina and most of his wife's family live in the Charleston area. "That can be both good and bad at the same time," Russ says. He officially declined to comment further about his relationship with his in-laws.


Russ has three daughters, three female cats, and a female dog. He is outnumbered. As Russ puts it, “to borrow a line from Jeff Foxworthy, I’m 'swimming in the estrogen ocean.'”


Russ enjoys the challenge of helping clients with their financial struggles. “I view my bankruptcy practice as a way to level the playing field between ordinary citizens—the voters—and Corporate America—the vote buyers. I’m unapologetically on the side of the little guy.”


Russ helps clients file Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, as well as out-of-court solutions like negotiating with creditors.


Contact Information:

Russell DeMott, Charleston Area Bankruptcy Lawyer

Russell A. DeMott, P.A.

P.O. Box 50370

1516 Trolley Road, Ste. 100A

Summerville, South Carolina 29485

(843) 695-0830

(843) 408-4443 (facsimile)

[email protected]


Posts by Russell DeMott:

Creditor Harassment: Be Sure to Preserve Evidence

Creditor Harassment: Be Sure to Preserve Evidence

12.26.2012  |  No Comments ››

Written by Charleston Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott Creditors use harassment as a way to get you to pay. Sure, there are laws against this.  There's the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA"), a federal ... Continue Reading »

Should You Talk to Your Creditors?

Should You Talk to Your Creditors?

07.21.2012  |  No Comments ››

Written by Charleston Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott One of he most unpleasant parts about having financial problems is the calls from creditors. In my Charleston area practice, clients want to know whether they ... Continue Reading »

I Filed Bankruptcy and They Won’t Take My Payments!

I Filed Bankruptcy and They Won’t Take My Payments!

10.18.2011  |  No Comments ››

Written by Charleston Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott When you file bankruptcy--in South Carolina or anywhere else--lenders usually stop accepting electronic payments.  In my Charleston area bankruptcy firm, I get calls and emails about ... Continue Reading »

Bankruptcy and Your Company

Bankruptcy and Your Company

05.14.2011  |  No Comments ››

Written by Charleston Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott You need to file bankruptcy, but you have a corporation or limited liability company--maybe even more than one.  What happens to your company when you file?  ... Continue Reading »

Bankruptcy Clients Earn More Than Bankruptcy Judges or Bankruptcy Lawyers!

Bankruptcy Clients Earn More Than Bankruptcy Judges or Bankruptcy Lawyers!

06.27.2010  |  No Comments ››

Written by Charleston Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott Bankruptcy clients earn more money than bankruptcy lawyers.  And in some cases, they earn more than bankruptcy judges. Now I know some of you are convinced I've ... Continue Reading »

Bankruptcy is Complicated

Bankruptcy is Complicated

05.11.2010  |  No Comments ››

Written by Charleston Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott Bankruptcy is complicated.  And bankruptcy law has changed radically over the last few years. I see this in my Charleston area practice every day, and all ... Continue Reading »

“Avoid Bankruptcy at All Costs!”

“Avoid Bankruptcy at All Costs!”

04.03.2010  |  No Comments ››

Written by Charleston Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott Bankruptcy is a tool that helps you deal with debt.  Debt won't go away by wishing it away.  In fact, it just grows and becomes more ... Continue Reading »

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