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Is This Not The Most Misguided Picture to Put on a Debt Relief Homepage? It Actually Startled Me.

I was just checking out the site of Shaw & Associates, a bankruptcy attorney with an alternative to bankruptcy, and this is the picture that hits you smack in the face. Really, green teeth and green eyes? It’s obviously a web designer issue but whoever posted this picture needs to be __________ (you fill in the blank).

Is This Not The Most Misguided Picture to Put on a Debt Relief Homepage? It Actually Startled Me.

Here is the full home page to put the picture above into context.

Is This Not The Most Misguided Picture to Put on a Debt Relief Homepage? It Actually Startled Me.

The site describes the services they offer by saying:

The mission of Shaw & Associates is to offer solutions for credible people with credit card problems. This includes consumer debt problems.This is not debt consolidation, not reducing debt and not repairing credit reports.We are an advocate, a “champion” in your corner. We are someone on your side, representing you in relations with creditors. For our clients, we manage their bad credit, credit card debts, medical debts and other consumer debts without filing bankruptcy. Our fees are a fraction of the cost of bankruptcy. We offer an alternative to bankruptcy. We stop harassment, telephone calls and other communication from creditors.We allow our clients to achieve peace of mind, revive confidence and to start afresh. – Source

And just in case you thought they were talking about debt settlement, they apparently are not since the site also says, “A Bankruptcy Attorney with an Alternative to Bankruptcy. Beware of predators offering debt settlement, debt consolidation or debt reduction.”

Press Release

HOUSTON (Sept. 10, 2010) – Serving the Greater Houston Area, Shaw & Associates has opened a legal office to offer a new solution to manage consumer debt without the need for bankruptcy. With more than 30 years of legal experience in bankruptcy, real estate and litigation, Shaw & Associates has perfected a process to stop harassing collection communications and restore debtor peace of mind and start afresh without bankruptcy, debt settlement, consolidation or reduction. Shaw & Associates lead attorney Judge Jed Shaw is a bankruptcy attorney with an alternative to bankruptcy.

For most of my career, I’ve represented creditors and witnessed debtors lose their material possessions, but more importantly, their dignity and confidence, “For most of my career, I’ve represented creditors and witnessed debtors lose their material possessions, but more importantly, their dignity and confidence,” said Judge Jed Shaw, Shaw & Associates lead attorney. “Oftentimes, through no fault of their own, very credible people are debt-heavy due to the economic downtown, health challenges and medical bills, or job loss. This is a time when families and individuals are desperate for relief and may fall prey to debt predators offering debt settlement, debt consolidation or debt reduction. At Shaw & Associates, we are an advocate and champion in the corner of our clients. We manage our client’s situations completely and uniquely with great success.”

Judge Shaw graduated from Rice University and received a J.D. from the University of Texas Law School. A bankruptcy attorney, admitted to all bankruptcy courts in Texas and New Mexico, Judge Jed Shaw is a former Texas Judge and Mayor.

As Judge Shaw practiced debtor bankruptcy, he talked more persons out of bankruptcy than filing for bankruptcy. In addition to his legal experience, Judge Shaw conducted in-depth research regarding debt and consumer loans, expanding his unique insight. When the credit crisis in this country reached booming proportions, Judge Shaw knew it was time to provide his wide range of experience to represent individuals and companies with credit card debt. Judge Shaw looks forward to being a resource to the Houston community.

About Shaw & Associates
Based on Houston, Shaw & Associates is a legal firm with more than three decades of experience serving the Greater Houston Area . Shaw & Associates has a mission to offer solutions for credible people with debt challenges. The firm manages debt related to credit cards, medical and other consumer debt without filing bankruptcy. Shaw & Associates is a member of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating and Jed Shaw is an AV rated attorney. For more information or a free confidential consultation, please call 713.750.9038 or visit www.shawdefense.com.

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  • Steve Rhode

    On my big monitor the color of the picture jumped out. If you look closely at it you’ll see the whites of his eyes and teeth are a light green hue.

    Steve

  • robert

    lol… i meant .” startled ” not smacked.. my bad.. nevertheless, still dont get it

  • robert

    lol… i meant .” startled ” not smacked.. my bad.. nevertheless, still dont get it

  • robert

    Really? it smacked you? if you hadnt pointed it out.. I wouldnt have paid any
    attention to it at all.. I dont get what your getting at here.. is it the pic , or
    the fact that he is a debt settlement or bankrucptcy atty. What??? Im confused..
    perhaps ive been looking at my bills toooooo long..

  • robert

    Really? it smacked you? if you hadnt pointed it out.. I wouldnt have paid any
    attention to it at all.. I dont get what your getting at here.. is it the pic , or
    the fact that he is a debt settlement or bankrucptcy atty. What??? Im confused..
    perhaps ive been looking at my bills toooooo long..

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      On my big monitor the color of the picture jumped out. If you look closely at it you’ll see the whites of his eyes and teeth are a light green hue.

      Steve

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