We are dedicated to helping you through this difficult time. We understand that you can feel overwhelmed by your financial problems. We can explain your options and the process of bankruptcy in terms you can understand. Let us help you regain control of your future.

You may call us anytime, as often as you need. We will always return your call.

You may visit our office anytime, as often as you need. An appointment is not required; you are always welcome.

Scott Lemke Scott Lemke
B.S., University of Iowa, 1979
J.D., Drake University Law School, 1982
First admitted to Bar, 1982
Admitted to practice, State of Texas
Admitted to practice, United States District Courts, Eastern and Northern Districts
Member, State Bar of Texas
Member, Plano Bar Association
Member, Collin County Bar Association
Past Treasurer, Collin County Bar Association
Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
Member, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
The Best Personal Lawyers in Dallas (D Magazine, May 2009)

Janet Pederson Janet Pederson
B.A. with distinction, University of Iowa, 1980, Phi Beta Kappa
J.D. with honors, Drake University Law School, 1984
First admitted to Bar, 1984
Admitted to practice, State of Texas
Admitted to practice, United States District Courts, Eastern and Northern Districts
Member, State Bar of Texas
Member, Plano Bar Association
Member, Collin County Bar Association
Past President, Collin County Bar Association
Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
Member, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

What makes Lemke & Pederson different from other law firms?

Here are questions you might ask other lawyers you are considering. We welcome you to call or visit other attorneys and compare them to our firm.

1. Will you take my creditors calls and end the harassment?

Yes. You should refer your creditors to us immediately after retaining our services. You can give your creditors our name and telephone number and tell them they need to speak with your attorney and NOT call or write you.

2. Will an attorney meet with every client personally right from the start?

Yes. Although our staff is always available to assist you and will call with routine information, a bankruptcy attorney meets with every client one on one.

3. Will an attorney manage the preparation and review all court documents?

Yes. An attorney will personally review your debts, assets, income and other important information so that they can make sure your bankruptcy will go as smoothly as possible and that no questions are left unanswered.

4. Do you practice in any areas other than bankruptcy?

Yes. We also draft wills and handle probate. Texas probate is often simpler and less costly than you may think.

5. Are you members of the premier professional association of bankruptcy attorneys?

Yes. Scott Lemke and Janet Pederson are members of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. We also participate in a nationwide list-serve of NACBA bankruptcy lawyers who share ideas and solve problems based on our collective experience.

6. Do you answer your telephones?

Yes. We take pride in staying on top of your case and communicating well with our clients. If you leave a message after hours, we will always promptly return your call. We will always be available Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

Remember, you can always see us in the office as often as you need, with or without an appointment.