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Bankruptcy & Business Litigation Attorney in Charlottesville, Virginia

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Decades of Experience

I have over forty years of experience working with clients as a bankruptcy attorney and in business litigation. I understand the ins and outs of the law and strive to put my experience to use in helping your family.

Efficient Representation

If you are trying to get debt relief and are thinking of filing for bankruptcy, it can be challenging if you don't know where to begin. Instead of risking your bankruptcy case failing, leave it up to me.

William Harville

William Harville

Attorney at Law

I aim to relieve the stress from clients facing bankruptcy turmoil, seek financial relief, and eliminate their debt. Before practicing law, I received my Doctorate of Juris from the Washington and Lee University School of Law and spent three years serving my country in the U.S. Army. Since 1990, I've been running my own private practice and helping everyday working people get their finances back on track. I am proud to serve the Charlottesville, Virginia, community and the neighboring areas of Albemarle, Greene, Orange, Louisa, Fluvanna, and Nelson counties.

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A Fresh Start for You & Your Family

Some people think bankruptcy means failure. Nothing could be further from the truth.


You’ll stop creditor harassment.

If you owe money or are drowning in debt, your problems can quickly escalate. Debt collectors and collection agencies can begin to hound you to collect their payments. If you don't know where to turn, Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy may be an option for you.


Your debts could be discharged.

If you'd like to wipe your slate clean financially and have a fresh start, then bankruptcy may be the best option for you. With Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you will likely be able to discharge most of your debts. Chapter 13 will also allow you to discharge some bills.


It's possible to save your house.

Debts like your car or house are known as secured debts, which means that if you stopped making payments, the lender would have to take their property back. Once you are through the bankruptcy process, you should be caught up on your payments.


You can start building better credit.

While most people believe bankruptcy ruins your credit, that is not always the case. It is possible to rebuild your credit during the bankruptcy process. You can take positive steps like making payments and keeping balances low.

here to help clients meet their
personal & professional goals

Every one of my clients has goals that they would like to meet in life and in business. When those goals are threatened by fraud, debt, medical bills, business litigation, or bankruptcy, you need an attorney who's got your back and will collaboratively work with you during the process. You can take control back of your life, starting with taking the first step: a phone call.

If your business is facing a dispute with another party, I can help you navigate the legal minefield. As a business litigation attorney, I work with clients in the beautiful city of Charlottesville, located in Central Virginia. I also help clients throughout Virginia in Albemarle, Greene, Orange, Louisa, Fluvanna, and Nelson counties. If you find yourself stuck, set up a free consultation with me.

Efficient Counsel When You Need It

Every day, things will get better—there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Collaboration from Day One

From the minute you pick up the phone, I work collaboratively with my clients. When I was in the army for three years after law school, I learned that you have to work together, and I take that seriously when working with my clients. My clients have praised how approachable and understanding I am. I take time to educate them on their cases, and I strive to be a committed legal advocate when they need one the most. If you're ready to take the first step to get your life back on track, reach out today. I offer free consultations for my clients, which allows us to work together to understand your unique situation and the next steps.

A Compassionate Approach

Bankruptcy and other types of debt relief are stressful experiences. It has been my goal since I began my practice in 1990 to reduce the burden from the shoulders of families and safeguard their livelihoods. Bankruptcy is isolating, and I will walk this path with you with empathy and defend your privacy.

Serving Charlottesville & All of Virginia

I've been proudly serving families in Charlottesville, Virginia, since 2011. I also extend my services to Albemarle, Greene, Orange, Louisa, Fluvanna, and Nelson counties.