Although a native of Wisconsin, John moved to Virginia to attend college and has resided there since 1990. Prior to attending law school, John worked as a legal assistant for lawyers practicing transactional law, real estate, employment, bankruptcy, contracts and business law. John has been married to his wife, Maureen, and is the proud father of two children.
Admitted to practice:
Liberty University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2009
Law Review, editor
Liberty University, B.S., 1993
American Institute for Paralegal Studies, certificate, 2001
Virginia State Bar (Member of Bankruptcy & Estate Planning Sections)
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia
Fauquier County Bar Association
Obtained favorable judgment, after providing Memorandum of Law and presenting oral argument, establishing the ability to avoid liens held against real property without the ability of a debtor to receive a discharge as long as the underlying bankruptcy case is filed in good faith (In re Helton, AP #11-06028 (Bankr. W.D. Va., decided Aug. 12, 2011).
Produced a favorable judgment, after oral argument, using expert testimony and multiple forms of valuation, to determine secured status of a lien against real property under 11 U.S.C. § 506. In re Fay, AP #11-06067 (Bankr. W.D. Va., decided Feb. 28, 2012).
Obtained favorable judgment, reversing previous decisions, holding that, upon the filing of a bankruptcy and case disposition of a wage garnishment, funds held due to a wage garnishment are exempt under Va. Code Ann. §34-17(A), not §34-17(B), and are not non-exempt assets of the bankruptcy estate. (In re Fanning, Case No. 12-50271 (Bankr. W.D. Va., decided Jun. 22, 2012).
Achieved reinstatement of employment for a client, through negotiation, after filing a wrongful termination suit under 11 U.S.C. §525 – Protection against Discriminatory Treatment.
Filed a persuasive Memorandum of Law concerning household size in Official Form B22C in response to trustee’s Objection to Confirmation. In re Ramey, Case No. 10-60732 (Bankr. W.D. Va., filed May 18, 2010).
Lectured groups regarding the benefits of bankruptcy and the tools available under Chapter 13 to protect real and personal property.
James M. McMinn
James M. McMinn is an associate with John Goetz Law, PLC. He received his J.D. from Liberty University School of Law in 2010. Prior to law school, Mr. McMinn received a Bachelor's Degree in Government from Liberty University, where he graduated in 2007.
Prior to joining John Goetz Law, PLC, Mr. McMinn practiced bankruptcy law in the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia. He also practiced in both the Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania. Mr. McMinn is admitted to practice law in the States of Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Mr. McMinn concentrates his practice on Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. He is a native of Central Virginia and enjoys helping families and small business owners in the area through financial crisis with professional service, reliable legal counsel, and hands-on client representation.
In his free time he loves to spend time with his dog Lou and his friend Ellen.
Definitely professional and helpful. I would recommend in a heartbeat.
I want to thank the Goetz Law firm for giving me options on the bankruptcy field. Other lawyers gave me bad advice and didn't tell me alot of options. The Goetz law firm showed me the best options for my situation and it helped me keep my assets that i thought i was going to lose. Thanks again for all the help that they have done for me. The staff is great and really helpful. I recommend them if your having financial difficulty. Thank you again for helping me so much. Dale
This is an amazing law firm. Mr. Goetz helped me out in such short notice and I’ve been working with him for 3 years now. He’s very knowledgeable of the Bankruptcy Laws and rights of his clients. The staff there is wonderful, especially Amy who makes the process simple. Mr. Goetz will help you make the best decision for your situation. I would recommend John Goetz Law to anyone seeking financial relief. They are truly a blessing and I would definitely use their services again! Melissa S.
What can I say? Words really can't express my gratitude. I am so very grateful and appreciative for everything John and his team has done for me in my time of need when I thought nothing could be done. They are such a wonderful group of people....very knowledgeable, understanding, friendly, and welcoming. Great service and are with you every step of the way. I would highly recommend them to anybody.
This is a very helpful honest lawyer and if you use him , you will not be sorry but grateful that you did. Thank you for everything.
I have experienced a difficult--and different--sort of case for bankruptcy. Throughout this ordeal Mr. Goetz has stood by me, answering my questions, explaining different situations and outcomes, and listening to my story. Ms. Hitt, who works with him, and Mr. McMinn, his associate, have also been a tremendous help to me. I highly recommend all of these folks to you.
Had a really great experience working with John and Amy. They really helped me out. I only wish that I had gone to them sooner. I would highly recommend John Goetz Law for those in need of financial relief. Many thanks to both of you.
Made us feel comfortable and at ease through the process. Answered all our questions, still answer all our questions as the pop up. Thanks so much!
The staff is super professional, patient, informative, and friendly. I highly recommend them !
They were very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. Customer service with this business is exemplary! I would recommend them to anyone who needs help in Bankruptcy
The law firm of John Goetz is A-1 .. they were so helpful.. the process was easy .. everything was explained to me step-by-step ...ms.Hitt was great , very efficient and personable ... thank you so much ..
Great experience for an awful situation. Thanks again for all of your help.
Great company, very understanding.. they are not judgmental, and they helped me in a timely manner whenever I showed up. Mr. Goetz gave a full and complete description on how things would go and it all went very well. My credit is currently improving thanks to John Goetz law!!!!!
I would not have made it through without the professional help and friendly service that was provided here. Thank you all!
Would like to thank John Goetz and his associates for all their help. They truly care about their clients and they have been there for me every time I have needed them.
This team is the best around ! .. yes all businesses are out there to make money, they have to survive as well. But I will tell you.. in my situation: this team made sure everything was handled in an expedited manner, came in on days the office would of normally been closed because it needed to be done to protect me ! I can't speak any higher words of praise for the entire team at John Goetz Law!!
Great experience with the Goetz Law firm, the professionalism and knowledge was such a pleasant feeling! My wife and I would absolutely recommend this firm for your legal needs! Thank you to everyone in the office for making this such an easy experience! You guys are great!
The services that John Goetz and his staff provided for us was truly a life saving blessing! After getting necessary paper work together Amy Hitt took care of the rest! Fast and reliable service!! I would use them for any matter requiring a lawyer of his expertise!
Have had very good experience and help through everyone here friendly always answers questions will be sure to recommend this office to anyone who may need a lawyer!!!
I went to mr Goetz office after having a horrible experience with another law firm. He explained everything to me and was very helpful. He was 1/2 the price of the other attorney. His staff was pleasant and helpful and answered all my questions. I would recommend his office to anyone in need of financial help.
welled please with the service.
We came to Mr. Goetz in 2015 with a financial mess and he helped us understand our options and work with us to help resolve them. Mr. Goetz and his staff are all very friendly and personable, and are extremely competent. They have updated their case management to include Internet-based services to help make things easier for everyone involved, and I really appreciate this. We are very pleased with Mr. Goetz, his staff, and their excellent services, and I would not hesitate to recommend his practice to anyone in need of legal advice in the face of financial adversity. Thank you Mr. Goetz for your all hard work on our behalf over the last few years - it is very much appreciated!
Thank God for you and your staff! Not only have you all been great with my case, but you fixed the errors of another attorney on my husband's! Transferring his case to your firm saved us so much hassle and potential loss!! We highly recommend this firm!
Mr Goetz, I would recommend his business to everyone who wants to file the services and business it great always willing to go above and beyond to help you in any way they can. I am very pleased with their services. Thanks S. Lively
John and Amy are THE best! I 100% recommend them to anyone they can help with every unique situation.
I would recommend John to anyone. He not only quickly answered all questions, but explained them to my satisfaction.
We did not know what to expect when we became a client of the John Goetz Law Firm. We have been very pleased with their service. They answered all our questions and have been very professional. They also helped us in the purchase of a vehicle. Really have no complaints about anyone we had contact with. Would highly recommend this firm. Thank you for walking us through this process and making it much easier than we thought it would be.
I am a client of John Goetz law office, they are very professional and knowledgeable, they’re walking me through the process step by step , specially Amy helped me a lot to respond to debt collectors and make sure that I am protected 100%. I really appreciate her work and effort to make me feel safe and secure. The entire office including Kohn and James are always responsive to my questions and concerns and made the entire job a great experience. I recommend them to everyone. Thank you all and thank you Amy so much
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M. Gochenour Apr 13, 10:19am Thank you guys so much for everything you’ve done for me I’m happier and stress free then I’ve been in a long time I know this was my last option and I didn’t have a choice but I’m so glad I have I’m not proud of it but I’m not worrying myself to death either!!!!..so thank you and godbless
Great quality service, very informative and was always very eager to answer any questions. Highly recommend John Goetz Law
I want to say I have had very good service from all people involved here they have helped my husband and me get through a tight time everyone friendly helpful always willing to answer questions and I would highly recommend this office to a lot of people who may need a lawyer!!!
Had a good experience with people there got a lot of good information about filing bankruptcy how to go about it what happens before and after would highly recommend everyone there to anyone if I was ask who’s a good company or good lawyer!! As they say rate 10-1 number 10 fir everyone and so thank them fir all help they gave me and my husband!!
John and his staff always has exceeded expectations with continued excellent and timely service.
Mr. Goetz helped me with my bankruptcy case several years ago. he was honest, prompt, and reliable'
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! Thank you so much for all you and your wonderful staff did for me. Everything went smoothly and quick. You guys are awesome. Again, Thank You All!!
I had the best experience with my bankruptcy here at John Goetz Law. He was very helpful and catered to your every need. I would recommend anyone filing for bankruptcy to contact this practice first.
High quality service Professionals
Very Happy With The Services We Recieved Would Recommended John To All My Family& Friends. Thank You For Your high quality of Excellent Work sincerely Patsy & Julio Cardona
High quality service, professional, knowledgeable, everything you would expect from an attorney.
The very best, I believe in his field, if I had to do it again I would most definitely be in touch with this office. Time was taken to make sure I understood all before going forward with my case.
Top notch bankruptcy help.
John and his team were life savers for me and my family at a time when we really needed chapter 13 protection. He answered all of our questions and crafted a plan that best suited our needs. John is always responsive and compassionate. But more importantly he is great at what he does and can help with unusual situations. If you are considering bankruptcy, you owe it to yourself to consult with this expert who is well respected by his peers.
Service👍 and Professional 😀👏🏻
Service and attention on number one 👍your lawyer is always there for you every time you call☎️👏🏻and also responsible that's a 10+
Awesome law firm
100 % will reccomend to friends and family. Awesome wonderful service.
John Goetz is a very good lawyer, he is very knowlegeable and keeps his practice up to date. He always looks for the best interest of his clients. He returns all calls or emails promptly with clear answers...I should not forget to say that John Goetz is extremely professional and polite. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for positive results.
John and Amy were great to work with!!! Very understanding and patient.
Great job will recommend
Thank you for all of your hard work and guidance through this process it has helped to be a more responsible person with my financial needs. I would recommend anyone who wants to apply for bankruptcy to definitely come to you.
high quality service
Yes we live in Winchester Virginia and we enjoyed having mr. Geotz as a lawyer. a very friendly environment
I found Mr. Goetz to be very honest and truthful. I was very happy to have entrusted my case to him. I would definitely recommend him to anyone. Mary Obaidy
Mr.Goetz is a very professional and educated lawyer who I'm going to refer to my friends, family, etc....He is extremely helpful and made me feel confident in my choice....
Mr Goetz, I would recommend his business to everyone who wants to file the services and business it great always willing to go above and beyond to help you in any way they can. I am very pleased with their services. Thanks
Responsive, professional and effective.
High quality service, professional and very trustworthy attorney
Mr. Goetz took time to understand our situation and explain to our options. We could not have found a better attorney. We would highly recommend him.
Excellent services! Highly recommended!
John is great - you can't go wrong with his firm!
A wonderful lawyer I would recommend his service anytime
John Goetz Law made a difficult situation painless! Excellent!
John Goetz made the whole experience a lot easier for me from start to finish. I have sent friends to him who also have had good outcomes with minimal hassle.
EXCELLENT SERVICE AND FAIR PRICING
I CONTACTED JOHN BY DOING A LAWYER SEARCH. I WAS LOOKING TO HAVE A WILL, POWER OF ATTORNEY AND A DEED TRANSFER DONE. UPON MEETING WITH HIM I GAVE HIM ALL THE INFO HE NEEDED I FOLLOWED UP THE IN PERSON WHEN HE HAD THE PAPERS DONE. EVERYTHING WAS DONE TO MY EXPECTATIONS ON THE FIRST DRAFT, HE WENT BEYOND WHAT I WAS ASKING FOR BY PUTTING IN CLAUSED IN THE WILL AND DEED TRANSFER THAT GAVE ME EVEN MORE PROTECTION/ HIS FEES FOR THE DEED AND POWER OF ATTORNEY WERE VERY FAIR. I THOUGHT THE WILL WAS A LITTLE HIGH SINCE IT WAS FOR ALL PRACTICES A SIMPLE WILL WITH NO MAJOR ASSETS OUTSIDE OF THE HOME. BUT ALL SAID AND DONE I WOULD USE HIM AGAIN AND WOULD DEFINITLY RECCOMEND HIM FOR HIS SERVICES
Great job! Very professional and understanding of the issues I had!
a very good lawyer
High quality service, Professional, caring, accommodating, patient, great listener, problem solver....
I had the best experience with Mr. Goetz. Before I went to his office, I visited other lawyers and their prices for service were outrageous...I thought I was not going to get any help, until I met him. He gave me hope, he was organized and caring. He gave me the best price ever when compared to other lawyers. He lets you know what to expect in court so you can be at ease. I recommend him to everyone I know. Mr. Goetz is the best lawyer ever!!!! Lucia Robinson
John walked me through everything and explained all
I would recommend John to anyone. He walked me through everything, answered questions to my understanding and quickly.
Personable and Approachable
We had John provide real estate services for us. Specifically, he drafted a a Deed of Gift for us. It was recorded in the courthouse without any delay. John is extremely nice--upon my first meeting with him he greeted me in a warm and open way. On another occasion, I called him with an inquiry; he was extremely precise and helpful on the phone. We trust him entirely and would not hesitate to use him in the future for any other legal needs. Highly recommended!
Help with business bankruptcy
John was extremely helpful particularly since our first attorney had gotten us into a legal mess by not following through on negotiations, John is knowledgeable, reliable and supportive. It was a pleasure working with him. We were lucky to work with him at a very bad moment in our lives.
This firm is top notch mr. Goetz was personable and helpful. He was very responsive. The service did not stop when the case was completed. He and his staff continue to follow up and maintain contact. It doesn't get better.
Knowledgable and professional
I am very pleased with the service John Goetz Law provided. They were thorough in explaining the procedure and professional in handling all aspects of the process.
Very satisfied with John & very professional & I have recommend a few of my customers at work for John @ I let them know they will be very satisfied like me & my husband Julio was. Great Job John. Thank you Patsy & Julio Cardona
Had to claim bankruptcy
We had to claim bankruptcy and that is a scary thing to have to do. We were given an appointment right away and had everything explained to us in detail. We were able to get the process started right away. Mr. Goetz handled the whole thing and made sure we understood everything that was happening. We would highly recommend his services! The office was convenient to get to. We always had our messages returned the day we left them and he was willing to work with us on payments. Mr. Goetz walked us through the entire thing.
high quality service
My wife and i went to John Goetz law firm to file bankrupt. John was very helpful. With what can be done and what to expect. I do not know John personally. But i trust him more than i trust some family. John knows his job. He is very friendly and polite. I would recommend his office for anything. He can tell you if he can help David Smith
Muy profesional y rápido
Este abogado es muy profesional y muy atento y te alluda en todo lo que tu nesecita y te orienta sobre todo, lo recomiendo 👍
Muy profesional y rápido
Este abogado es muy profesional y muy atento y te alluda en todo lo que tu nesecita y te orienta sobre todo, lo recomiendo 👍
Professional and Caring. Will work with you all the way!
I had an amazing experience with Mr.Goetz. From day one he took the time to listen, got together my paperwork together, and the very next day had all documents necessary to proceed. He even worked with me with the payment of his services. I will recommend him to everyone. He is an AMAZING lawyer and human being!!!
Made a horrible experience much easier and less stressful
Our experience was great. Mr. Goetz was always available to answer questions and made the whole process so easy. He is friendly and will explain anything you need answered. If you had to leave a message he will get back to you in a timely manner. I'm so glad we chose him and will always recommend his office.
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- National Association Of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)
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