Bankruptcy Attorney David McLoon
20+ Years of Experience in Bankruptcy
I grew up on the North Shore in Ipswich Massachusetts in a large family where both of my parents had to work. I started my first job as a paperboy in sixth grade and have been working ever since. After moving to Maine and graduating from the University of Southern Maine with a degree in Business Management and a concentration in communication theory I went to law school at Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord New Hampshire. After graduating from law school I began practicing law in 1986 for a small Portland Maine firm that concentrated in bankruptcy and commercial law.
After a few years I opened my own practice in Bath Maine concentrating in criminal defense and consumer bankruptcy law. I also became involved in community events. I ran the Heritage Days Fourth of July festival in conjunction with the Bath Chamber of Commerce for two years, served on the Bath Planning Board and eventually became a City Counselor. I was chairman of the Bath City Council for two years and served as the Council’s representative on the Bath School Committee. I also had the pleasure of taking part in then Governor Angus King’s Japanese Trade Mission in 1995, spending a week in Japan supporting the sister city relationship between Bath and Shariki Village Japan.
In 1997 my family and I moved back to Massachusetts and I began work as in-house counsel for Franciscan Hospital for Children, dealing with a myriad of regulatory, employment and risk management issues. However, I soon began a part-time practice concentrating in children’s issues and bankruptcy law. In connection with this practice I began conducting bankruptcy law clinics for low income clients of Neighborhood Legal Services in Lynn Massachusetts. I was recognized for that work in 2002 when I was awarded Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. My wife and I were also serving as foster parents for the Department of Children and Families and in 2007 we were honored as Foster Parents of the Year by DCF and the Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
I now practice full time out of my office in Waltham Massachusetts, concentrating in children’s law and consumer bankruptcy. My bankruptcy clientele, as has always been, consists of hard-working individuals who through no fault of their own have fallen on hard times and are unable to pay their bills. Growing up in a household where money was tight and having met many, many honest clients who were just trying to make a living in this world has given me tremendous respect for the families and individuals who are trying to do their best but are in an impossible financial situation.
Outside of my practice I enjoy all Boston sports, riding my Harley, camping, reading up on spirituality and psychology, being at the beach and the conversations that I have with young children in the course of my work and daily routine.