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About West Columbia
West Columbia is in Lexington County and located on the Congaree River. It is approximately 2 miles (driving distance) from from the City of Columbia (state capital and District Bankruptcy Court of South Carolina). Some of the towns and cities that are in close proximity and easy driving distance to West Columbia are Springdale, Gaston, Lexington, South Congaree Irmo, Pelion, Swansea and Batesburg-Leesville.
The City of West Columbia and Lexington County are served by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the City of Columbia. The address for the courthouse is as follows; J. Bratton Davis U.S. Bankruptcy Courthouse, 1100 Laurel Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201. The telephone number is (803) 765-5436. Other counties adjacent to Lexington County (Newberry, Richland, Saluda, Aiken, Orangeburg and Calhoun) are also served by this court.
Meeting of the creditors (341 meetings) are held by the Dept. of Justice Trusties Program and located in the City of Columbia at the Office of the United States Trustee, 1835 Assembly Street in Room #557. The phone number is (803) 765-5250.
An attorney listed with one asterisk* (Jane H. Downey) are "Bankruptcy Specialists" in certain areas of bankruptcy law. They are certified by the American Board of Certification, ABC (located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) and sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Commercial Law League of America. The three areas of certification include the following; Creditors Rights, Business Bankruptcy and Consumer Bankruptcy.
South Carolina Certified Specialist**
An Attorney with two asterisks** after their name (Jane H. Downey), signifies that she is a "South Carolina Certified Specialist" in bankruptcy law. To qualify, the applicant must have at least five years practicing law with substantial involvement in the field of bankruptcy, pass a written and oral exam and have not less than 60 hours of bankruptcy related courses or seminars.
Written by Jack Garchar
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