Why Hire Us

Why Hire Our Firm?

Dedicated Bankruptcy Lawyers in Portland, OR

Vanden Bos & Chapman, LLP understands that most people and business owners never anticipate that they will face bankruptcy, let alone need an attorney. Finding the right lawyer to walk you through the bankruptcy process, whether you are considering Ch. 7 or filing under Ch. 12, can be challenging. Our goal is to help you take the guesswork out of the process. Our award-winning bankruptcy law firm has been serving the local community since 1981. Our Portland bankruptcy attorneys truly care about the clients we work with and always strive for the smoothest resolution possible.

Bankruptcy is a complex process. You deserve, and need, a lawyer with years of proven experience in both complex and simple bankruptcy filings. Our founding attorney, Robert Vanden Bos, spent over 30 years helping both consumer and business clients file for bankruptcy in Oregon until his retirement in 2018. His deep familiarity with state laws and local courts allowed Vanden Bos & Chapman to develop into one of the leading bankruptcy firms in Oregon and left a lasting legacy of competence, professionalism, and dedication to achieving our clients’ goals. On top of having some of the most respected bankruptcy attorneys in Portland, Oregon, our legal assistants and staff have extensive experience in the bankruptcy field, with several of them being Certified Bankruptcy Assistants and having experience working in the Chapter 13 Trustee's office. This combined experience provides us a unique, thorough understanding of the bankruptcy process in Oregon.


When you are ready to talk about your case, we are ready to listen. Call (503) 664-3134 or contact us here


Awards & Recognition

We have been recognized over the years for our exceptional legal work.

Some of those accolades include:

  • Douglas R. Ricks – Named to Oregon Super Lawyers – Rising Stars® list in 2012.
  • Christopher N. Coyle – Named to Oregon Super Lawyers – Rising Stars® list from 2013 to 2018.
  • Selected for inclusion in the "Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers"
  • Ann Chapman - Named to the Oregon Super Lawyers® list for the field of Consumer Bankruptcy since 2010
  • Vanden Bos & Chapman, LLP selected as a "Top-Ranked Small Oregon Law Firm" (2011-2012) by Super Lawyers® for Bankruptcy
  • AV® by Martindale-Hubbell® (Highest Rating) from 1992-Present

We also have members of the Credit Abuse Resistance Education Committee, WOMBATS (Women Bankruptcy Attorneys), National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, and other notable associations at the firm.

Selecting the Right Attorney for Your Case

Ultimately, you should choose a lawyer with whom you feel comfortable working. Bankruptcy is a difficult and often stressful process. You need a lawyer who will treat you as an individual and not a number. We treat our clients with the dignity they deserve and see to it that the court system does likewise. You need someone you can openly and candidly discuss your case with because your Portland bankruptcy lawyer needs to know as much as possible about you and your case in order to effectively represent you.

At Vanden Bos & Chapman, LLP, we pride ourselves on being good listeners and getting to know our clients. We know that most of our clients never dreamed that they would ever need to hire a bankruptcy attorney. The good news is that we understand this process and are here to guide you through this difficult time.


You can contact our firm today at (503) 664-3134 to set up an initial appointment.

  • AV Preeminent
  • Super Lawyers
  • Care
  • NACBA
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Multnomah County Bar Foundation

Our Clients Are Our Biggest Endorsers

  • Your compassion and understanding have really made swallowing our fate a bit easier.

    “Ann: I know this is your business, but I can’t tell you what your guidance has meant to Pat and me through this bankruptcy process. Your compassion and understanding have really made swallowing our fate a bit easier. So, thank you. You have a thankless job at times but know we are so appreciative!”

  • Thanks again to Ann Chapman and the team there for their grace and their professionalism.

    “Ann: Thanks again to Ann Chapman and the team there for their grace and their professionalism, courtesy, and excellent work at every turn.”

  • Your caring and listening ear really helped me through this.

    “Ann: I wanted to send you a note and thank you for the support and help you have given to me over the past five years. Your caring and listening ear really helped me through this. I appreciate it so much. Going through bankruptcy was a learning experience for me. I know once I can find employment somewhere I will be OK with my spending. I am not perfect, but I am so much better.”

  • I think you are the best expert!

    “Ann: I have to thank you again for all of your hard work, knowledge, time, and help you have provided me (getting through all this)! I truly appreciate what you have done. I think you are the best expert! I couldn’t have found anyone better.”

  • Thanks!

    “Ann and her staff’s top-notch professionalism with an unexpected but very appreciated warm personal touch during a rough patch in our lives AND an experience that was based on a workable plan that now has become our daily habit as we close this chapter and move on into a brighter future. A triple-combination that delivers success! Thanks!”

Choose the Right Bankruptcy Attorney for Your Case

  • We provide individualized, thorough representation clients deserve.
  • We are well-versed in all bankruptcy matters, from consumer to business affairs.
  • We have some of the most recognized and awarded bankruptcy lawyers in the state.
  • We offer same-day appointments to our clients.
  • We've been advocating for clients since 1981.

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