Reviews Helping You Get Free From Debt
  • I can't say enough about how wonderful the staff and the attorneys are to work with through the process.
    I want to recommend the Debt Relief Clinic for their wonderful service and knowledge, which you need when you're at a tough time in your life. I can't say enough about how wonderful the staff and the attorneys are to work with through the process. They give wonderful advice and always answer any questions very quickly. I really recommend this law firm.

    - Laura M.

  • I wish I could give him more than 5 stars.
    John Colwell is a great attorney. I had a difficult case but he was able to get it done. This has changed my life. I wish I could give him more than 5 stars.

    - Terry D.

  • John Colwell and Daniel Wiedecker handled our bankruptcy very professionally and we are very pleased with their legal services.
    John Colwell and Daniel Wiedecker handled our bankruptcy very professionally and we are very pleased with their legal services, attention to our questions and knowledge in their field of law.  We would recommend anyone to this law firm.  They are specialists and you are in good hands with this talented group of professionals.

    - Allie F.

  • Mr. Colwell goes the extra mile for his clients! I really appreciated his time and extra time for a zoom meeting during covid-19 pandemic to answer my additional questions prior to discharge!

    Mr. John Colwell and his team helped me get through chapter 7 without a glitch! I'm so thankful for the support I received over the past year. I had lots of life changes this past year and I knew what I needed to do financially and who to call. I met Mr. Colwell in 2002 when I needed support and a chapter 7. He also helped my husband with his chapter 13. I was so happy he was still in downtown SD all these years later and available to meet with me when I was ready. Mr. Colwell goes the extra mile for his clients! I really appreciated his time and extra time for a zoom mtg. during covid-19 pandemic to answer my additional questions prior to discharge! Financial Freedom is an awesome feeling! I'm looking forward to what comes next in life!! Won't be making the same mistakes. Live and learn! I recommend it! Thank you so much! Stay safe!   

    - Lori Kalman Adkins

  • He basically held our hands throughout the whole process and made it much less stressful for us.
    Mr. Colwell is an excellent attorney.  Thanks to him, my husband and I have a new start without being mired in credit card debt.  He basically held our hands throughout the whole process and made it much less stressful for us. Thank you, Mr. Colwell!

    - Chris A.

  • They were prompt and reminded me often of what the next requirements were so that I never skipped a beat.
    Mr. Colwell and his team were awesome in assisting me through what started as a Chapter 13 and converted to a Chapter 7. They were prompt and reminded me often of what the next requirements were so that I never skipped a beat. The courts know his team and work with them to see to it that matters get resolved quickly. I would encourage anyone considering bankruptcy to contact DRLC first!

    - Lisa H.

  • Even better, he seems to honestly care about the law he practices, and the people that these laws affect.
    I can only give a review of the half-hour I spent with Mr. Colwell, but it was a half-hour very well spent. He seems like a stand-up guy with a lot of integrity. I went into his office fully expecting to be filing bankruptcy, but instead, he talked me out of it. I was prepared to defend a hard sell, and I didn't get that at all, it was a relaxed conversation, like two people chatting over a beer. It's obvious he knows what he's talking about and is able to put the law into language that even a layperson like me can understand. Even better, he seems to honestly care about the law he practices, and the people that these laws affect. While his services weren't right for my situation, I will definitely be recommending him to anyone who might end up needing a bankruptcy lawyer.

    - Jeffrey B.

  • It is truly a "bankruptcy miracle", and you can have one, too. I can't say enough about DRLC!
    Unfortunately, I had to file BK 13; but luckily, I found Debt Relief Legal Clinic. It was recommended by a friend who was worried about me because I originally filed pro se (without an attorney). I can't even imagine what would have happened if I had continued pro se. (Well, actually I do know: the case would've been dismissed immediately, and I would've been screwed) But the brilliance of this team has kept my case alive for over a year now, and I can't thank them enough! It is truly a "bankruptcy miracle", and you can have one, too. I can't say enough about DRLC, but let me put it simply, You're CRAZY if you use anyone else or represent yourself! ;)

    - Nadine B.

  • We went to DRLC and from start to finish they were our rock. They made everything seem so easy and go so smoothly.
    Last year after my husband lost his job and we found ourselves in a bit of a financial mess. We went to DRLC and from start to finish they were our rock. They made everything seem so easy and go so smoothly. From the ladies in the office to the lawyers in the back, a special shout out to Daniel Weidecker. He was there for us, went to bat for us when there was a complication and the end result was handled exactly as they said. So if you find yourself needing to get out of debt don't hesitate and call DRLC, they are amazing.

    - Denice M.

  • We were nervous about the whole process but they put us at ease.
    Dan and the DRLC staff are very friendly, efficient, and professional. They helped us with our chapter 7 in a quick and almost painless manner. We were nervous about the whole process but they put us at ease. I highly recommend them.

    - Jerry Q.

  • He was very helpful in explaining the difference between my options
    Daniel Wiedecker was extremely helpful. I had a unique situation in that I had two choices at the time of my appointment. One choice would cost me some legal fees the other choice none. He was very helpful in explaining the difference between my options. I will return to utilize his services when my situation changes.

    - Steve M.

  • John C. Colwell makes every effort to get the help you need, with no catch! No hidden fees, costs, or surprises.

    It it is a tremendous relief, there is such a business as Debt Relief Legal Clinic!! I learned about DRLC from a close friend who had to file chapter 7 some years ago. This place has 30 Years of Bankruptcy Experience and demonstrates a highly proficient and professional approach to personal debt matters. John C. Colwell makes every effort to get the help you need, with no catch! No hidden fees, costs, or surprises. He is very honest and upfront from your initial consultation, about the likelihood of the outcome of your case, and the process- which is simple and very straightforward. His fees are EXTREMELY reasonable considering the professional and efficient service provided- you can even make payments for the fees (worth every penny to walk away debt free!). As part of the process, you will learn, you are required to take a couple of online classes. The classes are designed to educate you, to manage your debt moving forward, and remaining debt-free...avoiding the trouble you got yourself into in the first place. The fact DRLC has a practice that not only eliminates or consolidates your debt (depending on your case), but guides you to to remain debt-free, shows the sign of a company with a true vested interest in your success of becoming (and staying) debt-free! You could not ask for anything more from a firm of this type. I HIGHLY recommend anyone feeling the pains or stress of being in debt to (at the very least), consider a consultation with DRLC. You will forever be grateful for a service of this type, that navigates you through a (seemingly) overwhelming process.

    - CD O.

  • They gave me expert advice and saved me a bundle of cash.
    These are the nicest attorneys I have ever spoken to. They gave me expert advice and saved me a bundle of cash. They were so nice to me and responded so quickly and extensively via email.

    - Gina V.

  • I would wholeheartedly recommend this business to any of my family and friends.
    I decided to use this company for help with my business needs. The assistant Vanessa was extremely helpful and easy to work with! I would wholeheartedly recommend this business to any of my family and friends.

    - Vera L.

  • They made me feel like family. I could always call them for any questions and they would help me out.
    I'm so grateful to the Debt Relief Legal Clinic, they are very professional. They made me feel like family. I could always call them for any questions and they would help me out. The process was very easy and I felt very confident that I was in the best hands. The staff was very efficient and professional. Thank you very much to all the staff and to Dan, I could not have made it through this without you. I highly recommend Debt Relief Legal Clinic to anyone in need of their services. Thank you very much.

    - Elizabeth O.