Salem, SC / Bankruptcy Attorney -

       One attorney, (George Clauer of the Clauer Law Firm) is licensed to practice law in South Carolina and has his practice located in Salem. He is certified as a "bankruptcy specialist" (certified in consumer bankruptcy law and creditors' rights) as well as a "South Carolina Certified Specialist" in bankruptcy law. A short bio including his education, location of practice and contact numbers are included and can be viewed further down the page.

About Salem

       Salem is a very small town (population 126 - 2010 US Census) in Oconee County. It is 45 miles from Greenville and 150 miles (driving distance) from Columbia (state capital). Communities close proximity to Salem are Easley, Clemson, Seneca, Walhalla, Clayton and Westminster.

The Court

       The United States Bankruptcy Court in Spartanburg serves Oconee County as well as the adjacent counties of Anderson and Pickens. The courthouse is located approximately 75 miles east of Salem at The Donald S. Russell Courthouse, 201 Magnolia Street, Spartanburg. You can contact the court at (803)-765-5436 for more information.

       The 341(a) meeting of creditors is located in Spartanburg at the same address as the the court. Contact the U.S. Dept. of Justice / Trustees Office in Columbia at (803) 765-5250 for times and dates.


Attorney Name -
Education, Address and Practice

George Clauer* / **
Education:Undergraduate School: Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Law School: Paul M. Hebert Law Center / Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Address:Clauer Law Firm
84 Starboard Tack Drive
Salem, SC 29676
Phone: 864-719-4296
Fax: 864-944-5494

Oconee County
Bankruptcy Specialist* - Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights
South Carolina Certified Specialist** - State certified in bankruptcy Law
Louisiana State Bar - Admitted 1974
South Carolina State Bar - Admitted 2004

Bankruptcy Specialist*

       Attorneys listed with one asterisk* 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**

      Attorneys with two asterisks ** after their names, signifies that they are 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. For more information visit South Carolina Certified Specialist.

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