Carron Nicks

As a freelance writer, Carron has published hundreds of articles for consumer legal websites, law firms, and for print on legal topics including personal finance, bankruptcy, student loans, wills and trusts, personal injury, landlord/tenant, and business law. She enjoys writing about the absurdities of the law and life as an attorney at her personal blog, Lex Ridiculum.

Legal Expertise

Carron graduated in the top 3 percent of her law school class at Tulane Law School, a top tier institution, where she was Articles Editor for the Law Review, a member of the Order of the Coif honor society, and a research assistant for a prominent constitutional law professor.

For the first two years out of law school, she had the honor and privilege to clerk for a judge on the Fifth US Circuit Court of Appeals and for the chief judge of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas. She also has a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in counseling.

She is a respected member of the bar who has developed and produced educational programs for her fellow attorneys and for the public on developments in bankruptcy, student loans, collection practices, and other consumer issues.

Money and Business

Carron has practiced law for 25 years, focusing on representing individuals and small businesses. She's had extensive experience helping clients in financial distress to resolve their issues, get a fresh start, and build a firm financial footing for the future.

She's worked with clients on mortgage issues, student loan problems, repossessions, creditor harassment, and debt settlement. She has represented individuals and small businesses in hundreds of Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

Carron also represents clients who have been the victims of unscrupulous merchants, deceptive trade practices, identity theft, unfair credit reporting, unfair debt collection practices, and other consumer issues.

Education

Carron appreciates the value of education and loves transforming complex and esoteric legal concepts into an easily digested package for consumers and professionals alike. She has taught college courses in bankruptcy, creditor's rights, legal research and writing, and real estate law.

She home-schooled her two children, and taught students from elementary through high school in a home school co-op, including courses in the Bill of Rights, moot court, and psychology.

Crafting

You will likely see Carron carrying around a bag with a needlework project or two. She loves to knit, crochet, embroider, and sew. She's currently working on t-shirt quilts for her two adult children.

Comedy

In her spare time, Carron performs improvisational comedy and writes and performs sketch comedy at venues across Texas and Oklahoma. She is a graduate of the improv and sketch programs of the Dallas Comedy House where she founded the Over-40 Project to ensure the all new improvisers have sufficient performing opportunities regardless of age or special needs. She is the founding member of four improv troupes: Get Off My Lawn!, Nothing in Stone, Let's Get Busy Tonight!, and Been There Done That.

Most Recent Contributions by Carron Nicks

Can You Stop IRS Wage Garnishment?

Once the IRS has hit you with a garnishment, you may feel powerless to do anything about it. However, options may be available. There are se ... Read More

High Risk Credit Card Processors

When a merchant accepts credit cards or debit cards to pay for product or service, the transaction goes through a credit card processor. Som ... Read More

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