|Edward C. Boltz is a partner at the Law Offices of John T. Orcutt, P.C., where he has managed the firm’s office in Durham, North Carolina since 1998, representing clients in not only Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 bankruptcies, but also in related consumer rights litigation, including fighting abusive mortgage practices.Mr. Boltz received his B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis in 1993 and his J.D. from George Washington University in 1996. He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, where he has been certified as a specialist in consumer bankruptcy law. He is admitted to practice before the Districts Courts in both the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina.
Currently, Mr. Boltz serves as the President of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (“NACBA”). NACBA is the largest organization in the country that represents the interests of consumers and their attorneys in bankruptcy matters. He has previously served on the Bankruptcy Council for the North Carolina Bar Association and as the Bankruptcy Chair for the North Carolina Association of Trial Lawyers.
Mr. Boltz is a frequent speaker on bankruptcy issues at both national and local seminars for attorneys, including at NACBA Conventions and Workshops, past National Consumer Law Center Workshops, and the North Carolina Bankruptcy Institute. He has spoken and provided pro bono assistance at Foreclosure Prevention programs throughout North Carolina.
In April 2008, Mr. Boltz testified on behalf of NACBA in Congress regarding the need for changes to the bankruptcy code to protect National Guard and Reservists returning from Iraq and Afghanistan from the harsh results of the Means Test, which was enacted as the National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Act.