We handle all matters related to Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, including tax, student loan, foreclosure, repossession, loan modifications, and the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA). If you are struggling to pay your debts as they come due, we can help. With over 30 years of combined experience in our firm, and an emphasis on customer service our first goal is to make sure you understand the process. Many law firms might not return your call, or treat you like a number, but our philosophy is to treat you like a member of our family. We are located in Aurora just minutes from downtown Denver and surrounding communities. We can meet you on weekends and evenings - when it's convenient for you. Call us today, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (303) 630-9641.
Who We Are
JESSE R. SWEENEY, J.D. (photo above), is a graduate of Michigan State University, James Madison College, and Michigan State University Law School (1999, Cum Laude). He is Certified as a bankruptcy expert through the American Board of Certification Board Certified, is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, and theNational Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. Additionally, he is licensed and in good standing in the State Bars of Colorado and Michigan, the US District Court of Colorado, the Federal Eastern District of Michigan and the Federal Western District of Michigan. He has been practicing bankruptcy law for over 16 years and has been in business on his own since 2005. He has spoken at two American Bankruptcy Institute bankruptcy conferences on the National Model Plan and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. His main goal is to eliminate debt and give you the fresh start you deserve. With over 1000 cases filed and hundreds discharged, he takes pride in ensuring you eliminate debt for good.
Erin Bartos, J.D., Associate Attorney
Ms. Bartos has been employed with Sweeney Law Offices since September, 2014. Prior to her employment with Sweeney Law Offices, Ms. Bartos was an associate bankruptcy attorney at Charles J. Schneider, P.C. from October, 2012 through September, 2014. As an associate at the firm, she focused solely on representing debtors in Chapter 7 & Chapter 13 bankruptcies. She met with clients, attended hearings, status conferences and all motions before U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and completed post-confirmation work as well as handled adversary actions. From May, 2012 to October, 2012, Ms. Bartos was an associate attorney at Hirshberg Acceptance Corporation/Modern Financial Services Corporation practicing bankruptcy law. Her focus was specifically creditor's rights law concentrating in collections, which included automobile companies, financial institutions, and other entities in both State & Federal Court. She is admitted to practice law in the United States District Courts for the District of Colorado, the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan.
Kellie Arman Schone, J.D., Associate Attorney
Kellie Arman Schone focuses her practice on mortgage law, loan modification, bankruptcy, and creditor rights. Ms. ArmanSchone has broad and extensive experience representing a wide variety of individual, business and institutional clients in these areas. Her clients have included Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, WellsFargo Bank, NA, Countrywide, CitiMortgage, Mercedes Benz Financial, Chrysler Financial, and Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation. Ms. Arman Schone’s experience involves providing legal counsel to individuals, banks and lending institutions on various aspects of federal regulations and state law pertaining to mortgage lending, including regulatory and disclosure law violations involving RESPA and TILA, and the PMI Cancellation Act (HPA). She has also represented individuals and lending institutions in bankruptcy proceedings and litigation, consumer credit reporting matters involving the FACT Act and the FCRA, and provided legal advice to businesses and lending institutions on collection matters and the FDCPA.
Ms. Arman Schone is a member of the State Bar of Michigan (consumer law section), the Bankruptcy Section of the Federal Bar Association, the Consumer Bankruptcy Association, the National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees, the Catholic Lawyers Society, and the American Bankruptcy Institute. She is admitted to practice law in the United States District Courts for the District of Colorado, the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan and the Northern District of Ohio, as well as all State Courts in Michigan. Ms. Arman Schone received her undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton and her law degree from the University of Toledo.
NICHOLAS CHAMBERS, J.D., ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY
Nicholas D. Chambers is an experienced attorney specializing in the practice of consumer bankruptcy. Nick is a member of the consumer bankruptcy association of Detroit as well as a member of the State Bar of Michigan and is admitted to practice in the District of Colorado, along with theEastern District and Western District of Michigan. Nick graduated in 2001 from Albion College with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and graduated in 2004 from Wayne State University’s graduate chemistry program with a Master’s Degree in Synthetic and Bio-Organic Chemistry. Nick started clerking in consumer bankruptcy in 2005 prior to graduating from Michigan State University’s College of Law in 2006. Since that time, Nick has experience representing both Creditors and Debtors in Consumer Bankruptcy and has participated in thousands of cases over the last 15 years. Nick first joined Sweeney Law Offices, PLLC as an Associate attorney in 2021 and has been advocating for his clients vigorously ever since.
DANIEL T. BIRNEY, J.D., ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY
Daniel T. Birney is a graduate of the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, and the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has extensive experience as an attorney for Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy, where he represented Chapter 13 debtors and Chapter 7 debtors in bankruptcy proceedings. Daniel has also worked for Colorado Law Group as a Chapter 13, Chapter 7, and bankruptcy litigation attorney, representing Chapter 13 debtors, Chapter 7 debtors, and Chapter 7 trustees in bankruptcy and adversary proceedings.
Daniel has volunteered as a head coach of Lakewood High School's Ultimate Frisbee team, a volunteer youth tennis coach at Mount Vernon Country Club, and has served as captain of Colorado University's mock trial prosecution A-team.
Sweeney Law Offices opened in 2005 with the goal of helping people file for bankruptcy.. From Jesse Sweeney, President: "I grew up poor, so I knew what it was like to live hand to mouth. My mother was on welfare at times, and watching her struggle helped me realize that I wanted to help people in the same situation when I got older, so I made it my mission to study hard, go to law school and become an attorney. After learning the creditor's side at a foreclosure firm, I became an attorney committed to helping the little guy go after the banks and stop the harassment. After helping over 1000 clients since I began, I want to help you get a fresh financial start!"