Bankruptcy can stop garnishments, repossessions, foreclosures, creditor law suits and collection calls  – but it has to be done right.  The Bankruptcy process is complex and having an experienced attorney and staff can make a big difference in your case.  Choosing the right bankruptcy lawyer is an important decision.

Our attorneys have dedicated their practice to consumer bankruptcy.  They will explain your options and help you plan your bankruptcy case so that you can minimize your losses and get back in control of your financial future.  Our goal is for you to understand what will happen in your particular case.

We have responsive, caring staff who can help you navigate the process and make sure your case is successful.  Our two paralegals have over 10 years of experience each in bankruptcy practice.  We also have a legal assistant and an accounts manager to ensure we provide excellent customer service.   A lot of our business comes from referrals and we will work hard to provide you with competent, responsive legal representation.

Christopher R. Coons
Attorney at Law
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Chris Coons was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology at the University of Tennessee and later received a Masters Degree  at the University of Memphis.

Chris moved to Lawrence in 1996 and graduated from The University of Kansas School of Law in 1999.  He apprenticed himself to a bankruptcy attorney as an associate for several years and soon found his calling in Bankruptcy Law.  He has been a partner and managing attorney at other firms and has personally filed over 2,000 consumer bankruptcy cases.    Chris is married with two children.

Kristina S. Crump
Attorney at Law
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Kristina received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas.  She received an MBA at Baker University and then graduated from the Law School at the University of Kansas in 2009. Kristina has extensive experience working with people who have financial difficulties. Before joining Chris Coons & Associates, Kristina was a Case Management Director at ECKAN, a community action center dedicated to assisting people in need in East Central Kansas.

Kristina is a partner at Chris Coons & Associates and focuses exclusively on bankruptcy.  She brings her non-profit experience to the table when helping her clients.  Kristina is married with three children.

Amelia E Brown
Associate Attorney

Amelia Brown joined our office in July of 2017. She was born and raised in Kansas, and planned to become an attorney from a very young age. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Friends University, and graduated from Washburn University School of Law in 2015.
In her free time, Amelia is an avid reader and enjoys being active. She has two cats, Kitteh and Grover.

Mikalah Humphrey
Paralegal

Mikalah has been a bankruptcy paralegal for 13 years.  Mikalah has extensive experience working with the attorneys and their clients to keep cases on track.  She is familiar with all the aspects of the ECF (Bankruptcy filing) system.  Mikalah is often the initial point of contact for post-confirmation issues. Mikalah has lived in Kansas for the past 18 years. Mikalah is married with two children.

 

 

 

Nikki Dayton
Paralegal
Nikki has been a bankruptcy paralegal for 16 years.  Nikki is a life long resident of Kansas, originally from Goodland. Nikki files the bulk of the initial pleadings in the ECF (Bankruptcy filing) system and is often the initial point of contact for pre-confirmation issues.  Nikki also helps manage the initial document collection in cases.  Nikki is married with one child.

 

 

 

 

Megan Vail
Paralegal

Megan joined our office in May of 2016.  Megan was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas.  Megan has an extensive background in customer service and enjoys working with people.  During her time away from the office, Megan enjoys yoga, swimming and spending time with her family.  Megan is married with one child.

 

 

 

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Patricia Boyle
Accounts Manager

Pat has been in charge of managing the accounts payable and accounts receivable for the past five years.  Pat manages several vendor accounts and is responsible for tracking billing and payroll.  Pat is a native Kansan.  Pat is married with two children.

 

Alexis Smith
Receptionist

Alexis joined our team in February of 2017. She received her degree in English from KU (rock chalk!) and her MFA from the University of Colorado. A Kansas native, she is glad to be back home among some of the nicest people in the country. She has two small dogs named Gretel and Arthur.