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Practicing bankruptcy law in Northern Kentucky since 1996, she recently achieved a long held dream to be a professor. To make sure her clients are always helped in a timely manner, she has brought on her longtime friend, law school classmate and now niece-in-law, Kimberly Coleman to assist.
The last few years have been hard on everybody, so Virginia incorporates her mindfulness knowledge and yoga training into her daily work. Having a perspective that goes beyond statutes and rules keeps her focused on her clients' overall goals. She knows her clients' struggles are about more than money and tries to help them move forward with the next phase of their lives debt-free and with dignity.
Kimberly Coleman returned to her Northern Kentucky home a few years ago after practicing bankruptcy in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Philadelphia and now Cincinnati. With her brother married to Robert and Virginia's daughter, it's only natural that they're joining forces again, after working as paralegals for Bernard Southgate from 1991 to 1996.
Kimberly's more than 20 years of bankruptcy experience includes all aspects of bankruptcy practice from debtor to creditor, Chapter 7s to complex Chapter 11s.
Robert Patton moved to Northern Kentucky in 1969, after graduating from University of KentuckyLaw. Starting as a prosecutor, he helped clean up Newport, when it was still "Sin City". He spent twenty years as a public defender and has since focused his practice on personal injury. Mostly retired, he's spending more time with family and starting on his memoirs.
Husband and wife team focusing on bankruptcy law and practicing together in Newport, Kentucky since 2000. Trust a family firm to understand how much taking care of your family means to you.
Since Covid, we've discovered our clients are just as happy to meet by phone or video call. So, when we work from home, we have new "assistants". Brigid makes sure we occasionally go outside.
Bubo is inches from the pet door to the deck, but still feels trapped. Debt can feel like that. If your finances feel overwhelming, call, text or email to see if bankruptcy can free you from your financial stress.
Virginia Southgate was born in Covington, Kentucky. After growing up in Cardinal and Wildcat country, she returned to Northern Kentucky, living and working in Newport. She is currently on the boards of the Friends of the Campbell County Library and the Kentucky Women Writers Conference. A past member of the boards of the Louise Southgate Woman's Center, the Kentucky Bar Foundation and the Friends of Sunrock Farm, she is especially proud of the partnership with Sage Yoga that brought Goat Yoga to Northern Kentucky (yes, she knows that's a lamb).