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Brian K. McMahon

I have been assisting individuals and corporations facing financial issues since 1990. Primarily, I represent individuals and corporations in bankruptcy cases in chapter 7, 11, and 13.
Brian K. McMahon, P.A.
(1 Attorneys)

Bankruptcy, Debt and Consumer Law
Family Law and Divorce

1401 Forum Way
6th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
West Palm Beach

28 years



Why did you become an attorney?

I became an attorney as a way to assist people through the legal process.  There is a lot of information on the internet.  While I encourage you to get as much information as possible, the information on the internet does not directly address your situation.  I can assist you in navigating through the process. 

What experiences (work and personal) help you to be a better attorney?

When I graduated law school, I was fortunate in obtaining a position as a law clerk to a bankruptcy judge.  This experience helped make me a better attorney by looking at a case objectively, with a view on how a judge might resolve the dispute.  I use this experience in assessing my clients needs and objectives to give them an informed opinion of their situation. 

What made you choose your primary specialty focus of law?

In law school, I was quickly attracted to the practice of bankruptcy.  It is a mix of litigation and working with clients. Bankruptcy is a complex area that can be a minefield if an attorney is not well versed in the law. 

What makes your law firm unique?

I am a sole practitioner. I do not charge a fee for our first meeting to discuss whether I can be of assistance to the potential client.  Once they become a client, I am personally involved with their case.  I am available by e-mail and phone almost every day and respond to my clients as quickly as I can. 

Describe your ideal client.

Anyone that has some sort of financial distress is an ideal client.  If you have some sort of financial distress, call me, and we will see if there is some way that I can help you. 

Describe your personal interest and hobbies.

When I am not practicing law, I am a professional bowler.  I am also involved in my church and spend a lot of time with my dog. 

Describe your charitable activities.

I was born and raised in Palm Beach County.  After working as a law clerk in Tallahassee, I returned to Palm Beach County and settled in Boca Raton with my family.  Over the last 21 years, I have been involved in my church, serving as a religious instructor, lector and minister.  In my younger days, I raised money and ran martahons for the Leukemia & Lymphona Society.  While my boys were growing and involved in baseball, I was on the board of West Boca Youth Baseball, serving as President for three years.  I remain involved in other charitable events. 

Bankruptcy, Debt and Consumer Law
  • Chapter 13
  • Chapter 7
  • Debt Settlement
  • Foreclosure
  • Garnishments
  • Personal Bankruptcy
Family Law and Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Dissolution/Uncontested Divorce
  • Divorce
  • Family Mediation
  • Power of Attorney

St. Thomas School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1990

Florida State University
Bachelor of Science, 1984

Bar Association Membership

Palm Beach County Bar Association

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
Florida Supreme Court


Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator

Board/Committee Membership

Bankruptcy CLE Committee - Chair
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

Bar Admission Date


Licensed In

Florida (1970), #

Summary of Previous Employment

May 1990 - May 1992 - Served as a law clerk to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Lewis M. Killian

May 1992 - August 1993 - Associate.  Gunster Yoakley.  West Palm Beach.  Primary practice was in bankruptcy and RTC representation.

August 1993 - November 1993 - Served as a law clerk to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert A. Mark

November 1993 - September 1999 - Served as a law clerk to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven H. Friedman.

September 1999 - Present - Brian K. McMahon, P.A.  Primary practice area has been in bankruptcy.  Represent debtors and creditors in all phases of bankruptcy, including chapter 7, chapter 13 and chapter 11.  Represent parties in adversary proceedings.  Other areas of practice include civil litigation, family law, immigration, mortgage modification, foreclosure.

Free Initial Consultation?

I offer a free initial consultation.  Call me to set up an appointment and we can examine whether I am able to assist you. 

Typical Retainer Fees

Most chapter 7 cases are $1750 plus $450 to cover filing fees and costs.  Chapter 13 cases are typically $3,500 plus $450 for filing fees and costs. 

In chapter 13, the entire fee is not due upfront. 

Fixed-Price Services and Fees

In bankruptcy cases, once we determine my fee, it is a fixed amount.  There are usually not additional fees and costs charged after I have been retained. 

Fees by Hourly Rate

For family law cases or other court cases, my hourly rate is $350.00.  Rarely is an hourly fee charged in a bankruptcy case. 


These attorneys are debt relief agencies. They help people file for relief under the 2005 Bankruptcy Code.

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