There are a handful of attorneys I recommend based on my knowledge of their experience specific to student loan problems.
Full disclosure, I recommend myself first. Why? I’ve dedicated my entire career to battling student loan servicers. I can confidently navigate the various relief programs offered by the Education Department, negotiate settlements with private lenders and collectors, and file adversary proceedings in bankruptcy to discharge student loans due to undue hardship.
If you’re set on working with an attorney or law firm close by, then the other four attorneys listed below may be able to help:
If you can’t score a free consultation with an attorney, try contacting the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. LAFLA helps borrowers with defaulted federal loans stop wage garnishment, tax refund seizure, and Social Security benefits offset.
Another option is to contact The Institute of Student Loan Advisors. TISLA offers student loan borrowers free, neutral, and accurate resources and mentoring to ensure they can successfully manage their debt.
You can also contact the state bar association or a local law school to see if they offer free or low-cost legal assistance.