Attorney Lucy Hebron
I am Lucy Hebron, and I am the attorney who will be working with you personally to advise and guide you in this difficult time. I do not hand my cases off to associates or paralegals, thus ensuring that you receive experienced, professional, and compassionate service throughout the legal process.
All my life I wanted to be a lawyer. I never seriously considered anything else. Part of my motivation is that I’m a “fixer” (I can help fix your money problems!) and I enjoy solving a good puzzle, especially legal problems.
I come from a working-class background: my dad is a retired, career Air Force navigator of C-130 military transport planes and my mom is a naturalized American citizen by way of Riga, Latvia. All of my mother’s side of the family faced severe financial and personal hardships in post-World War II Europe (she received aid packages dropped from planes during the “Berlin Airlift”). She, like many others, lost all of her possessions not just once, but several times.
I worked my way through college and law school and after law school and passing the bar in 1988, I joined the bankruptcy section of a large Houston law firm where I had the privilege of working with and working for both individuals and large corporations (“debtor work” as it is called by attorneys). My experiences there together with my mother’s family’s struggles have influenced my view on financial hardships. As a result, I am especially sympathetic to those with financial problems. I do all I can to make it easy on individuals or families facing bankruptcy or other legal issues.
Over the years, I have represented individual clients from all walks of life as well as corporate clients (oil & gas, airlines, retail merchants, shipping lines, etc.), which has always kept my work interesting and varied. No two clients are alike: each case is different and, therefore, no two cases are alike. What worked for a friend or a neighbor in their situation may not work for you in your current situation.
I work with you to help solve your legal problem in a manner that works for you and your family. If your problem is finances and you end up needing to file bankruptcy (chapter 7), I am with you the whole way from start to finish.
I make myself available to you to answer all of your questions in a timely manner, usually within one business day. I work proactively, informing you of each step of the legal process. Bankruptcy fees range from $1,800 to $3,500 per case, based on individual circumstances (the average attorney's fee is $2,000 plus the other fees that go along with a bankruptcy). For other types of cases, I provide you, when possible, with an accurate estimate of my fees in advance, as well as providing you regular fees statements, so that you always know what to expect.
If you are experiencing some of the financial warning signs, don’t wait any longer. Call and schedule an office visit to explore your options. Take the first step to your financial freedom.
University of Houston Law Center, J.D. (Houston, Texas)
Philipps Universitat, Rotary International Graduate Scholar (Marburg, Germany)
Hardin Simmons University, B.A. (Abilene, Texas)
Basic Mediation Training (2013 Tyler - Texas)
Wood County Judge
Adjunct Professor - Tyler Junior College
State Bar of Texas (1988)
United States District & Bankruptcy Courts, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys www.nacba.org
American Bar Association
Smith County Bar Association, Wood County Bar Association
Wood County Pro Bono Project (Lone Star Legal Aid), Volunteer Attorney
Lone Star Legal Aid volunteer since 2009, providing free legal work for income-eligible Texans.
Animal Preservation of East Texas - SPCA volunteer and pro bono work
Board of Director or Member of various current and past community associations:
Mineola Memorial Library Board
Mineola Civic Center Foundation Board
Tyler Youth Orchestra
Grace Community Healthcare Ministry
Publications & Speaking Engagements
“Top 10 Things Every Lawyer Should Know about Bankruptcy,” Speaker, Smith County Bar Association (Oct. 2011)
“Bankruptcy 101 for the Non Bankruptcy Lawyer”, Wood County Bar Association (Oct. 2011)
Miscellaneous bankruptcy-related articles for local publications, including Rains County Leader, 2009-2010
Speaker at community & civic groups, 2005-present
“Spousal Liability for Marital Debt,” Houston Lawyer Magazine (Nov-Dec. 1988)