I am a sole practitioner who maintains an office in downtown Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

While I practice primarily in the bankruptcy law arena,  my practice focuses on financial law, a practice umbrella that includes bankruptcy, tax, estate, business and real estate law and litigation involving those practice areas. I have engaged in doing so for more than 30 years.

I received a bachelors degree in history from the Pennsylvania State University, a law degree cum laude from the University of Miami where I was the recipient of American Jurisprudence awards in Trusts and Estates and Administrative Law and a Master of Laws degree in Taxation from the New York University School of Law.

I am a member of the Bars of the States of Pennsylvania and Florida, and am admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Tax Court. I have been accorded an “AV” rating, the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell law directory.

I also serve as a mediator in bankruptcy and estate matters and serve on the boards of many civic and charitable organizations.

Please feel free to read a summary of REPORTED CASES that I have handled or read the posts on MY BLOG to learn more about bankruptcy law and whether a bankruptcy filing may resolve your particular problem. You may also call me at (570) 823-9400 or write to me at dh@lawofficeofdavidharris.com to learn more, without any obligation.



  1. Mary Batcha says:

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  3. J Madajewski says:

    A few yers ago helped IMMENSELY with a possible bankruptcy case/mortgage company


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  5. Russack Law says:

    Many articles have a misinformation about bankruptcy. But this is incredible. Thanks for posting this. It gives more information about bankruptcy, credit, debt, etc.

  6. Really good blog, thank you so much for your time in writing this post.

  7. A Happy Woman says:

    I’d like to shed some light on filing Chapter 7. My story goes way back, but the bottom line is I went through a divorce, and had a lot of debt, that I couldn’t pay. I tried for several years, working 60-70 hours a week, but that just wasn’t working and my credit was dying, nearly dead. Physically, it was taking its toll too. However, I always paid my mortgage, car, and others on time, regardless. I let the credit cards from the divorce slide. Then, I decided to look into Chapter 7. There’s good information out there, and there’s garbage. In 2012 I had 2 kids to support, no alimony, and little child support, and bills like anyone else. I was determined to turn things around. You have to hit rock bottom to really want to change. I was ready.

    I visited several lawyers in the area, and Mr. Harris was the first one who didn’t make me feel like an idiot for deciding to file. He was kind and certainly told me that there were others (lawyers, doctors, etc) that file too. I wasn’t alone. He gave information for me to take home to read and really have the ability to reach out to him whenever I had a question, or by email. He was really a big help. Now, I didn’t know him from Adam, but researched his success with people, and read all the notes on his site like you’re doing right now. That’s why I called him.

    As we proceeded, he gave me specific steps, and each one I followed to the “T.” After the court hearing, I made conscious efforts to get my credit back on track by always pay bills on time, every month, pay cash (that’s king) and never live beyond your means. It took 2 years to apply for my first credit card, but I got one, the interest rate sucked, but I got credit to start with. I never paid any interest, and paid off the balance at the end of the month, always. That helped.

    It’s 2015 now, and three years later. I wanted to refinance my home at a lower rate, 2.75 to be exact, and I was able to get that done. It took a lot of extra paperwork, and nearly 90 days filled with anxiety, and patience on my part, but in the end, it paid off. I received the loan and a great interest rate.

    To close, I’d like to tell you, that “yes” it is possible to recover in 3 years after filing. Work your butt off, and follow his advice, and always, pay your bills on time, and never let the nay-sayers get you down, because obviously, they don’t know what you know or what you’ve been through, just like me. Keep your chin up, and do what you have to do for you/your family.

  8. A.N. Onymous says:

    My bankruptcy was over and done in early August of this year. I had a great deal of fear & anxiety this past Spring going into this as it was all new to me. David Harris guided me through this every step of the way. He told me from the very beginning what to expect and gave me solid advice on what to do afterwards to build my credit rating back up again. In his last letter to me he encouraged me NOT to hold back from applying for credit. I’m thinking, “Yea right!” Whose going to give me credit now?

    So, a few weeks ago I kept getting Emails to apply for this credit card from a well known credit card agency. I deleted the first two offers from them. The 3rd time I got the offer I applied. I figured the worst they could do is turn me down. Within 60 seconds I had been approved for a $3,000.00 line of credit, with no annual fee, a promotional 0% APR for 1-year and flight miles with any airline and no flight date restrictions. I had my card within 7 days and I’ve used it to buy the everyday type items like groceries, gas, etc.. Of course the key is to PAY THE BALANCE each month! I even called to make a payment BEFORE getting a monthly statement.

    Needless to say, I was astounded and grateful for the advice given to me by David Harris. What if I would have held back fearing the “let down”??

    I personally highly recommend Attorney David Harris.

    Thanks for letting me put this personal experience on your website.

  9. Dear Mr. Harris,

    We receive thousands of visitors every week. We respond to their inquires for help which includes bankruptcy. Our visitors are composed of defendants, defendant’s families, inmate’s families, and released inmates.

    When a loved one is incarcerated, the family faces the loss of income and mounting bills, and they need economic relief (Bankruptcy, etc.). Many of the families are middle class.

    Your ads for bankruptcy and foreclosure would appear on every jail–prison page in Pennsylvania or selected counties.. A click of your ad will bring the potential client directly to your site at a reasonable cost. One small case can cover your advertising costs.



  10. Varun says:

    A very helpful blog. Great notes on bankruptcy.

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