Amanda Scharber

WHY I BECAME A MN BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY

One of the things that best describes me is that I enjoy helping people. Ever since I was little, I have always tried to help others when needed. I am the type of person who will drop everything to help someone else. That is one of the reasons I enjoy bankruptcy law so much, you are truly helping others when they need it most. I also believe that everyone deserves a second chance and bankruptcy allows that.

Before attending law school, I worked as a bank teller, where I gained knowledge of the financial industry. My bankruptcy career started with shadowing a local bankruptcy attorney and then an internship. Through both experiences I gained valuable knowledge of the law, but I also saw the impact a bankruptcy attorney has. No one likes talking about their debt, but I saw the relief clients had when speaking to an attorney about it. When I started law school, I knew I wanted to be a bankruptcy attorney. During law school, I was fortunate enough to be paired with a mentor who practiced bankruptcy. Through my mentor I was able to learn about bankruptcy outside of the classroom.

After graduating from law school, I have strictly been a bankruptcy attorney and have loved every minute of it. I love that I am able to really get to know my clients and get them through tough financial times.

For me, one of the greatest joys of being a bankruptcy attorney is seeing the look on my client’s face after the initial consultation, when they typically realize their burden can be lifted.

Although law school led me to North Carolina for a few years, I am happy to be back in my home state of Minnesota. I currently live in Princeton with my fiancé and pets.

Education:
  • Elon Law School, Greensboro, NC December 2017
    • Strongest Comprehension Award: Legal Writing and Communications (Second Trimester)
  • St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN June 2015
    • Major in Political Science, Minor in International Relations
Bar Admissions:
  • State of Minnesota 2018
  • US District Court, District of Minnesota 2018
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Stearns Benton Bar Association