Before joining the firm, Robert spent over two decades protecting the incomes and assets of low-income people in Maryland and Florida. While working at various legal aid programs, Robert handled Bankruptcy and debt defense cases in order to stop the repossession of clients’ cars and homes, as well as stopping wage and bank account garnishments.
In addition, he was the Ryan White attorney at Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, where he represented persons with AIDS and HIV in many types of cases, including Social Security Disability, Guardianship, Discrimination and Domestic Relations.
Robert’s cases and clients have been featured in major news sources, including the Wall Street Journal, NBC Nightly News, USA Today and Forbes Magazine. His passion for helping disadvantaged people against better-funded adversaries has earned him a reputation as someone who levels the playing field for people facing difficult life situations.
One representative client was an 80-year-old widow in St. Augustine, Fla., whom debt collectors harassed so aggressively that she was having heart problems, over which she had to see a doctor. With Robert’s help, she filed Bankruptcy, and got rid of her stress.
Now that he is in private practice, Robert represents clients across the financial spectrum; they all have the same protections under the law and Robert will make sure that you are aware of all the protections available to you.
LL.M. Admiratly, Tulane University, 1991
J.D., Univeristy of Mississippi, 1990
B.A., Salisbury University, 1987
Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Max Gardner Bankruptcy Boot Camp Graduate
Laudenslager v. Saia (In re Laudenslager), 2014 Bankr. LEXIS 4782
We filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy for the debtor and a creditor sued him in an adversary proceeding to force him to honor a pre-petition real estate deal and pay the creditor money. The judge ruled in his favor so and allowed him out of the contract.
Sandy S. TRENT, etc., et al., Plaintiffs, v. MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., etc., Defendant.
No. 3:06-cv-374-J-32HTS. United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Jacksonville Division.
The Reasons More Older Americans Are Filing For Bankruptcy
By Tami Kamin Meyer. Forbes Magaine, November 2017
Robert helped an 80-year-old great grandmother file bankrtuptcy, stop debt collection calls and get peace of mind.
JALACARE instructors trainers needed to help young adults avoid financial catastrophe
By Kathy Para. Jacksonville Daily Record, January 2016
Robert went to high schools in Jacksonville’s lower-income areas to teach high school studnets about financial literacy and the way debt could be used effectively.
Bankruptcy Lawyers Everywhere Grateful For Attorney Robert Wilbert
By Chip Parker. Bankruptcy Law Network
Article about how Robert helps train lawyers in Bankruptcy law.
Pro bono spotlight: How one attorney helped client get her driver's license back
Robert was featured in an article for helping a disabled person file bankrutpcy in order to reinstate her driver’s license so that she could attend college.
Running Lucero Diehards Blog and Facebook page about an alt-country band from Memphis
Attending Lucero concerts all over the eastern half of the country
Running a Facebook group for Bankrutpcy lawyers with 1,600 members