Jim Forgotson

 

Jim Forgotson is of counsel at the law firm of Laird, Hammons, Laird, PLLC, where he handles the firm’s consumer bankruptcy division. He helps consumers and small businesses in Oklahoma find a fresh financial start through personal and business bankruptcy. Jim has experience representing clients in related consumer rights litigation, including fighting abusive mortgage practices and providing clients with relief from overwhelming student loans through non-bankruptcy options.  He has also taken on creditors who attempt to collect debts that have been legally discharged in a bankruptcy case. Jim earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and his juris doctorate from The University of Oklahoma College of Law.

Jim is an active member in the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, a national organization representing the interests of consumers in bankruptcy matters. Jim has attended meetings in Washington and with members of Congress as a representative for the association, encouraging bankruptcy reform on behalf of consumer debtors. He is an advocate for debtor’s rights and will fight to get you the relief you desperately need and deserve.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Oklahoma

Education

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, juris doctorate
  • University of Oklahoma, bachelor’s degree

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bar Association, Estate Planning Section and Bankruptcy Section
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • National Association of Estate Planning and Councils
  • National Institute of Certified Estate Planners
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Estate Planning Section and Bankruptcy Section