Laura was always helpful, non-judgemental, and informative about my options.

- Michael H.

Laura Harris Courage finished law school over twenty-eight years ago, graduating third in her class of 127. She started out representing creditors and Chapter 11 debtors in bankruptcy working for large law firms. As a creditors’ attorney, she learned how the other side thinks and works.

Over eighteen years ago, Laura started a law firm that represents individuals and couples in Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcies. She is the only bankruptcy attorney certified by the American Board of Certification in Central New York. Her firm has filed over 7,000 bankruptcy cases. Her firm files more bankruptcy cases in the Syracuse and Utica Divisions of the Northern District of New York than any other law firm. Her firm has spent over $150,000 in having the most advanced bankruptcy software available. As a result, her firm has one of the lowest dismissal rates and highest success rates for bankruptcy in the area. Laura loves helping others get out of debt and is passionate about the bankruptcy system.

Laura wrote the book, “What is the Best Way to Get Out of Debt” in order to help those struggling with debt issues find a path to financial freedom.  She hopes that she can help others avoid the mistakes she and her clients have made while on that journey to financial independence.

The following language is required by New York State’s Ethical Rules DR 2-105 (C)(1):

“The American Board of Certification is not affiliated with any governmental authority. Certification is not a requirement for the practice of law in the State of New York and does not necessarily indicate greater competence than other attorneys experienced in this field of law.”