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Debt Settlement Attorney Lawyer Keith Nelms Loses Law License for Three Years

By on July 12, 2009
Debt Settlement Attorney Lawyer Keith Nelms Loses Law License for Three Years

Just yesterday I wrote about the recent troubles with Keith Anderson “Andy” Nelms, a lawyer in Alabama that is running a debt settlement company called Allegro Law that actually farms out cases to Americorp.

I came across this little nugget that should make any lawyer engaged in debt settlement services, take notice.

In a matter unrelated to the civil complaint, Nelms has agreed to a three-year suspension of his license to practice law in the wake of a complaint filed against him by Chase Financial in New York, based on the activities of Allegro Law.

He entered the conditional guilty plea before the Alabama State Bar’s disciplinary board June 29, records at the State Bar show. The board is responsible for regulating actions of attor neys licensed to practice in the state. The Alabama Supreme Court accepted the plea Thursday morning, court documents state. The suspension goes into effect after the high court’s acceptance of the plea, said Jeremy McIntire, assistant general counsel of the Alabama State Bar.

The plea states that Nelms represented himself as an attorney to customers in the debt payment business but is only licensed to practice law in the state of Alabama. The plea also states that Nelms took the 16 percent fee up-front, before doing any work on behalf of his customers.

Lawyers in Alabama can’t accept fees unless they do some thing to earn them, McIntire said. Source

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5 Comments

  1. KENNETH A. REDLICK

    July 24, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    SO DID HE GET IT BACK OR HIS HE GOING TO PLAY ON EVERONES SYMPATHY TILL HIS BANKRUPTCY IS OVER ???????????      KENNETH A . REDLICK

    • KENNETH A. REDLICK

      July 25, 2012 at 7:59 pm

      STEVE;AFTER REREADING YOUR POST ,IREALIZED IT IS JUST SHY OF 3 YEARS,MY BAD .IM SURE YOU OR SOMEONE WILL POST LATEST INFO/UPDATE.

      • Steve Rhode

        July 26, 2012 at 12:08 pm

        I think it is still churning in bankruptcy court. Did you submit your claim last year?

        • KENNETH A. REDLICK

          July 26, 2012 at 6:16 pm

          STEVE,YES  I SUBMITED MY CLAIM AND ALSO VERIFIED WITH FILED CLAIMS ON THEIR WEBSITE.  THANKS, KENNETH A.REDLICK.

  2. NameTheresa

    April 14, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    I am a client of Allegro Law, What about the money that we paid for 2 years.
    I have not heard from anybody. Are we going to get the money back or what. Is the people that we were making payment to payed off or what tell me what to do

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