As I learned on this podcast, attorney Jay Jump has migrated from New Jersey to Arizona and now, finally, to the state of Washington. A graduate of the University of Arizona and Gonzaga University School of Law, Jay has been a long time consumer bankruptcy lawyer. Smartly, however, Jay saw and seized a business opportunity when the bankruptcy law underwent a seismic change in 2005. Jay and his wife, Kathryn, started Certificate of Service to help bankruptcy lawyers deal with the tedious and often overwhelming task of notice. The Certificate of Service operation helps lawyers nationwide deal with service to include class action lawyers where service and notice is paramount to a case. Jay is very well-known throughout the country among consumer bankruptcy attorneys and class action lawyers and he speaks regularly at various legal conferences. He is one of those people that always seems to be in good spirits and he also is very willing to share his thoughts and insight on various aspects of the law and legal practice. I enjoyed catching up with Jay on this podcast.
Jason Lazarus clearly has an entrepreneurial spirit and that is evident from his career. As you’ll hear on the podcast, this goes back to when he was 10 years old and his parents moved him from his home in Marlboro, New Jersey to Orlando, Florida to start their own business. Following suit, Jason is the founder and CEO of Synergy Settlement Services and he is also the managing partner and founder of Special Needs Law Firm which focuses on special needs settlement planning and lien litigation. If that is not enough to keep him busy, Jason recently wrote and published a book called “The Art of Settlement” that is now available. A product of the Florida school system, Jason received his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida, his JD law degree from Florida State University College of Law and he also took some time out to get a LLM Master of Laws degree in elder law from Stetson University College of Law. Jason has had an interesting career path that he has carved out and it was good to get to know him on this podcast.
It is not an overstatement to say that, if there is any issue of significant consequence to a debtor in a consumer bankruptcy case anywhere in the country, chances are very good that attorney Tara Twomey is involved in it. Tara is currently the executive director of the National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center, which is an organization that preserves the rights of consumer bankruptcy debtors. She was previously the amicus director for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. Tara is also Of Counsel to the National Consumer Law Center. Many bankruptcy attorneys throughout our nation eagerly seek out Tara’s assistance and counsel for cases of consequence, whether in local bankruptcy courts or through the appellate process including various Circuit Courts of Appeal throughout our country. Consumers nationwide, whether they know it or not, owe a big debt of gratitude to Tara for her work over the years. It was good to get to know Tara’s story on this podcast.