Attorney Melchionne re-appointed State Chair for the National Association of Consumer Bankrtupcy Attorneys
Waterbury Resident Eugene Melchionne named Connecticut Chair by the
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEYS
WASHINGTON, D.C. The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) announced today that Eugene S. Melchionne of Waterbury will serve as its State Chair for Connecticut. NACBA is the only national organization dedicated to serving the needs of consumer bankruptcy attorneys and protecting the rights of consumer debtors in bankruptcy. NACBA serves more than 2500 members in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. As the Connecticut Chair for NACBA, Mr. Melchionne will serve as a liaison between NACBA and Connecticut attorneys, bankruptcy judges and other court officials, as well as serving as a primary contact for local media regarding consumer bankruptcy issues.
NACBA President Henry Sommer said: “We are very excited about expanding our mission of helping to protect the rights of families in financial distress to a grassroots level with our State Chairs. The state chairs will play an important role in helping us learn early on about trends that are impacting consumer bankruptcy and will help to get the word out that, despite the new law, bankruptcy relief is still available to those who need it.”
In accepting the appointment, Mr. Melchionne said, “In this time of rising interest rates and increasing foreclosures, I commit to educating consumers of their rights and remedies and assisting other bankruptcy attorneys in doing the same. NACBA is on the cutting edge of the challenges facing consumers and I look forward to working with the organization.
Mr. Melchionne received his undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut and his J.D. from Drake University School of Law. A Waterbury native, Mr. Melchionne has practiced law since 1980 and maintained a law office concentrating on consumer issues and bankruptcy since 1990.
Established in 1992, NACBA is the only organization dedicated to serving the interests of consumer bankruptcy attorneys and protecting the rights of consumer debtors in need of bankruptcy relief. The Association’s twin missions are to help consumer bankruptcy attorneys more effectively represent their clients and ensure that the voices of consumer debtors and their attorneys are heard in the halls of Congress, before the Judiciary, in the Executive Branch and in other arenas where consumer debtors are affected.
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