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SUSAN BRATCHER is an attorney with Bratcher Legacy Estate Planning, LLC, where she practices in the areas of estate planning and bankruptcy. She earned her undergraduate degree from Rockhurst University and her J.D. degree from Southern Methodist University, Dedmon Law School. Ms. Bratcher also attended Oxford University, University College, Oxford, England for a summer program for law school. She is licensed to practice law in Kansas, Missouri, the District of Kansas in Federal Court and the Western District of Missouri in Federal Court.
GEOFFREY W. HETLEY is an attorney with Hetley Law Firm, P.A., and associated with Blitt & Gaines, P.C., where he has more than 25 years of experience in the field of creditors' rights and remedies. He does not represent debtors, but instead is firmly focused on serving the needs of businesses and credit grantors. Mr. Hetley practices in the area of business issues, drafting of contracts, credit agreements, Fair Debt Collection Act procedures, bankruptcy issues and collection matters. He has spoken at various seminars on topics related to creditors' remedies in both Kansas and Missouri, and has written many articles in the collection area, including editing and contributing to the Missouri Desk Book series. Mr. Hetley is licensed to practice law in both Kansas and Missouri, and appears regularly in court throughout the states of Kansas and Missouri. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Kansas and his J.D. degree from Washburn University.
DAVID WEIMER is the chief compliance officer at Kramer & Frank, P.C., a law firm concentrating on creditors' rights and collections. Kramer & Frank, P.C., has offices in both St. Louis and Kansas City, and practices in Kansas, Missouri and Illinois. Since 1991, his practice has included the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Telephone Consumers' Protection Act, HIPAA, creditors' rights, various other consumer protection statutes, and related law. Mr. Weimer has defended law firms and collection agencies against consumer protection claims. He advises the firm and its clients on compliance and risk management in these extensively regulated disciplines. More recently, Mr. Weimer added the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and UDAAP to his areas of practice. He is a member of The Missouri Bar, the bars of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri and the District of Kansas, the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eighth and Tenth circuits, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, and the Platte County Bar Association. Mr. Weimer is also a member of NARCA and is a past president of Missouri Creditors Bar, Inc. He earned his B.A. degree from Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University) and his J.D. degree from Washington University.
RONALD S. WEISS is a partner in the Kansas City law firm of Berman, DeLeve, Kuchan & Chapman, L.C. He practices in the areas of bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Mr. Weiss wrote the chapter on general executions in The Missouri Bar Handbook and Attachments on Debtor/Creditors' Rights, and the chapter on bankruptcy in The Missouri Bar Practical Skills Handbook. He also is a contributing writer to The Missouri Bar Bankruptcy Practice Handbook. Mr. Weiss has been a lecturer for The Missouri Bar seminars and for the National Association of Credit Management in the Kansas City Bar Young Lawyers Trial Practice Program. He has served as chair of the Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute. Mr. Weiss is a member of The Missouri Bar, the American Bar Association, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the Commercial Law League of America and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He earned his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Missouri.