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Douglas L. Barrett

Attorney and Counselor at Law

Douglas “The Bankruptcy Guy” Barrett has been practicing law since 2000 in the State of Utah. Mr. Barrett received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University (BA ’93), holds a certificate in International Law from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (’99) and is a graduate of Whitter Law School (JD ’00).

During law school Mr. Barrett was an extern Law Clerk to the Hon. James N. Barr, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. After graduating from Whitter Law School, Mr. Barrett served as Law Clerk to the Hon. Lee M. Jackwig, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Iowa.

Upon completing this clerkship, Mr. Barrett returned to his home town to open a law office catering to the individual needs of his clients. Having been raised most of his life in Utah, Mr. Barrett understands the unique social, business, and legal community of the State of Utah.

Mr. Barrett is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney’s (NACBA), the Utah Bar Association (UBA), and the Central Utah Bar Association (CUBA).

Mr. Barrett was recognized for ten consecutive year as one of the Legal Elite Bankruptcy Attorneys in the State of Utah, by his peers, in Utah Business magazine (January 2006-2015). The Editors of the American Media Consumer Business Review recently named Mr. Barrett as Bankruptcy Attorney of the Year 2010 and 2012. He has an AVVO rating of 10.0.

Mr. Barrett is also the author of the books:
THE INSIDERS GUIDE: Getting a Fresh Financial Start in Utah
LIFE AFTER BANKRUPTCY: The Game Plan to Rebuild, Restore and Renew your Credit after Bankruptcy

Areas of Practice
Bankruptcy Law
Commercial Bankruptcy
Consumer Bankruptcy
Debtor/Creditor Rights
Corporate Law
Business Formation

Bar Admissions
Utah, 2000
U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 2000

Education
J.D., Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, CA, 2000
B.A., Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 1993

Clerkships
Law Clerk to the Honorable Lee M. Jackwig, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge, Southern District of Iowa, 2000-2001
Extern Law Clerk to the Honorable James N. Barr, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge, Central District of California, 1999-2000

Professional Associations and Memberships
Utah State Bar
Central Utah Bar Association
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)
Fraternities
Phi Delta Phi
Member since 2001