Reviews

Ast & Schmidt, P.C. is a bankruptcy law firm in Morristown. Our attorneys have 30+ years of combined experience serving individuals and families in all kinds of financial crises. We negotiate with creditors, help clients file bankruptcy, defend homeowners against foreclosure, guide clients through life after bankruptcy, help rebuild credit, and much more. As a solution-oriented firm, we strive to provide every client with as much knowledge and as many resources as needed to empower them for years to come. To see how this commitment has benefited our previous clients, take a look at our reviews.
  • Everyone in the office was very courteous and professional.

    Our first impression made us feel comfortable to talk to. They were willing to listen to our situation. They explained everything so we could understand and advised us which way we should go. We appreciate all of their hard work. Everyone in the office was very courteous and professional. 

    - Dennis & Mary H.

  • Ast & Schmidt were a godsend! They made a very unpleasant reality bearable with their professional and caring manner.

    The recession of 2008, the loss of business, and a second mortgage caught up with us as seniors and we reluctantly had to file for bankruptcy. Not knowing where to turn a friend recommended Ast & Schmidt and they were a godsend! They made a very unpleasant reality bearable with their professional and caring manner. And I have to give a mention to their assistant, Antoinette who was always understanding of our concerns and patient with our questions. Thank you all!

    - Ann R.

  • Give them a call. You want things like this handle by a competent attorney!

    I interviewed a few different lawyers in the area and the issue that I was having with them is that they wanted me to meet with them regularly during the week. I just started a new job and their hours were not very flexible and they wanted so much money. I asked around and was referred to David Ast by a family member. David took my call, asked me a bunch of through questions. He was priced fairly and best of all he said he could handle my case without meeting face to face. After I joined Antoinette followed up with me every step of the process and really put me at ease. All my questioned were answered very quickly. If you have any doubts or are still in the midst of the search I would stop. Give them a call. You want things like this handle by a competent attorney. One that is there to help instead of someone who will treat you like another number. 5 stars isn't enough.

    - M.H., Chapter 7 Client

  • If I could give more than 5 stars I would! I can't say it in any other way.... Ast & Schmidt law firm took care of my credit problems.
    If I could give more than 5 stars I would! I can't say it in any other way... Ast & Schmidt law firm took care of my credit problems. There was a point in my life where I felt overwhelmed and just suffocating from all that was going on. I'm am very grateful to have hired this firm. It was smooth and now I can breathe again. Thank you, everyone, at Ast & Schmidt.

    - Rich L.

  • A special thanks to David Ast and his staff, including Antoinette Spameni, for the professional and compassionate help they gave me.
    A special thanks to David Ast and his staff, including Antoinette Spameni, for the professional and compassionate help they gave me. It's nice to know there are still qualified and concerned people in the world today.

    - Patty R.

  • I contacted Ast & Schmidt to handle my case and it could not have gone more smoothly!
    I never declared bankruptcy before and was quite nervous with a lot of trepidation . I contacted Ast & Schmidt to handle my case and it could not have gone more smoothly. They answered all my questions, guided me through all of the challenges with great care. Most importantly, they were extremely professional. I would highly recommend Ast & Schmidt for your bankruptcy legal needs

    - James M.

  • He was patient, professional and answered all of our questions, easing our concerns during this gut wrenching time in our lives.

    David and his office staff did a great job of guiding us through our Bankruptcy quickly and as painlessly as possible. He was patient, professional and answered all of our questions, easing our concerns during this gut wrenching time in our lives. Our only regret is that we didn't talk to him earlier in the process.

    We have recommended David to others and will continue to do so. If you are in financial trouble don't wait, talk to David TODAY.

    - Jim E.

  • The Bankruptcy Law Firm of Ast & Schmidt, PC provided me with excellent service and got me through a very difficult time in my life.
    I lost my job - had major credit card debt and my house was in foreclosure. The Bankruptcy Law Firm of Ast & Schmidt, PC provided me with excellent service and got me through a very difficult time in my life.The attorneys and staff were very compassionate and were always there if I had any questions or concerns. I was very happy and extremely pleased with their services. Ast & Schmidt, PC also helped me in the foreclosure process of my home and provided excellent guidance. I would highly recommend David Ast, Esq. and Robert Schmidt, Esq. of Ast & Schmidt, PC to anyone who is in need of bankruptcy services. Their website states that "there is a light at the end of the tunnel" and they were right! Thank you again for your excellent services.

    - Anastasia M.

  • Your firm is truly the best and I feel blessed to have found you guys years ago.
    We just wanted to write and thank you once again for all of the hard work and your seemingly endless efforts on our behalf. Your firm is truly the best and I feel blessed to have found you guys years ago.

    - Former Client

  • Thanks so much for your help with this!

    Thanks so much for your help with this. We came to you at the end of our ropes and really had very little hope of winning. We really appreciate that it turned out well.

    - Former Client

  • We appreciate the experience and all of the competency and kindness of yourself and your staff.

    I am first writing to thank you for making an unpleasant experience go as smoothly as possible. We appreciate the experience and all of the competency and kindness of yourself and your staff.

    - Former Client

  • I would like to wholeheartedly thank you for your assistance in maneuvering me through the bankruptcy maze with such agility and care.

    Now that the proceedings are over and I can again draw an honest breath, I would like to wholeheartedly thank you for your assistance in maneuvering me through the bankruptcy maze with such agility and care. You made it look easy, even though I know many hours went into the preparation of my papers. I am eternally grateful.

    Also, I would like to thank your amazing staff for their efforts on my behalf. From the moment I came in the front door of your office, I was greeted warmly and I knew this was where I needed to be in order to unload myself of a debt I knew I could no longer handle. Special thanks to Antoinette — she is a shining star and communicated with me each step of the way.... I will always remember your kindness and utter your praises whenever someone...is in need of good counsel.

    - Former Client

  • I just wanted to thank you, your staff & a special thanks to your secretary for all of the kindness, respect & understanding that you showed to me over the past several months.
    I just wanted to thank you, your staff & a special thanks to your secretary for all of the kindness, respect & understanding that you showed to me over the past several months. You were well informed & compassionate to your clients. I was surprised & honestly quite relieved by the people who were in the same type of dilemma that I was. There were single people, married couples, young people, old people, well dressed, well spoken, intelligent people who were there filing for bankruptcy. ...You and your staff have no doubt saved lives by the high level of respect and decency that you show your clients.

    - Former Client

  • We achieved all of the objectives.
    We achieved all of the objectives. We couldn't ask for a better outcome. Many thanks to you, Antoinette and the rest of your staff for an outstanding job.

    - Former Client

  • I greatly appreciate your patient expertise.
    Thank you and your staff for all of your help with my case. I greatly appreciate your patient expertise. Although this has been a very difficult stage in my life, the care and effort that your team put into my case greatly eased my burden.

    - Former Client

  • Antoinette is amazing.
    We could not have survived this disaster without your dedicated services and staff. Antoinette is amazing.

    - Former Client

  • Thank you for all your work and support.
    Thank you for all your work and support. We couldn't have made it through the year without your support.

    - Former Client

  • I just wanted to personally thank you for all your help.
    I just wanted to personally thank you for all your help. Obviously, the best investment and choice of attorneys I've ever had. My life is in total recovery mode at a perfect time...

    - Former Client

  • Answered all the questions I had and made it as easy as possible.
    Thanks, Dave. Thank you ... for your assistance in this. This was something I never imagined, nor intended on ever doing, but you answered all the questions I had and made it as easy as possible. Your experience and knowledge in making this a business debt filing also helped out tremendously regarding a possible means test [issue].

    - Former Client

  • I got expert and compassionate representation.

    I had a mountain of debt in a complicated bankruptcy. I didn't want to answer the phone or get my mail, I was overwhelmed and felt all alone. I knew I needed help. I had to hire an expert bankruptcy attorney and interviewed several of them. When I met David Ast I knew that I had found the right person to look out for my best interests. David was kind in the interview, he knew this wasn't a good time for me and I did not feel I was being judged or treated as just another bankruptcy case.

    I got expert and compassionate representation. The case was confusing with over 10 creditors breathing down my neck, I was always stressed out and panicked. You know what David told me? Don't worry, I got this. And he did. From the filing to the meetings to the cost I got more than I bargained for. All calls returned in minutes or hours not days. The price was far less than I thought and the work he did was beyond my expectations. I would recommend David Ast to anyone going through a bankruptcy. David specializes in bankruptcy, it is not just a part of his practice it is his practice ... I got a fresh start thanks to David and I got my life back, David stopped the calls, the demand letters and got rid of all the debt. I had an expert in my corner and recommend David to anyone who needs help with their debts.

    - Former Client

  • We have always found him to be professional, available, compassionate and willing to answer questions.
    My husband and I have been clients of David Ast Esq for over 15 years. He has personally shepherded us successfully through some of the most difficult times of our lives. We have always found him to be professional, available, compassionate and willing to answer questions no matter how trivial. Antoinette and the rest of his office staff are amazing - on top of every situation and consistently going that extra mile for us.

    - Former Client

  • If I could give more than 5 stars I would.
    If I could give more than 5 stars I would...I cant say in any other way.... Ast & Schmidt law firm took care of my credit problems. There was a point in my life where I felt overwhelmed and just suffocating from all that was going on. I am very grateful to have hired this firm, it was smooth and now I can breathe again. Thank you everyone at Ast & Schmidt.

    - Rich L.

  • I feel very blessed that I met you.
    I want to thank you for all you did for me with my case. I feel very blessed that I met you.

    - Former Client

  • I want to thank you and your firm for the handling of my bankruptcy filing.

    I want to thank you and your firm for the handling of my bankruptcy filing. These are not easy times to go through but you handled me with respect, confidentiality and professionally. Also you and your staff moved very quickly on all questions and helped move this process along very quickly with little inconvenience for me and my family.

    With much appreciation, thank you.

    - Former Client

  • Mr. Ast exemplifies what is best in the legal profession. From the start of the process, time of discharge, and onward to a new beginning, my wife and I would not hesitate to give him our most heartfelt recommendation.

    Meeting Mr. Ast for the first time, my wife and I did not know what to expect, nor if we were making the right decision regarding bankruptcy. That initial meeting was the most important experience of our Bankruptcy. Mr. Ast personalized our action and gave us a true sense of a positive result. He explored the whys and how our predicament came to be and outlined a plan to take this frightful burden off our shoulders. The directions he gave us were detailed and required work on our part to gather information; however, this ultimately led to a very successful outcome.

    When our debts were discharged we were finally set free from the embarrassment, anxiety and self doubt that accompanied our situation. The support ... did not stop there, he helped us to go forward with good sound financial advice to help us rebuild for ourselves and our family towards the future.

    In summary, Mr. Ast exemplifies what is best in the legal profession. From the start of the process, time of discharge, and onward to a new beginning, my wife and I would not hesitate to give him our most heartfelt recommendation.

    - Former Client

  • Thanks in large part to the hard work and persistence of Antoinette. She really went the extra mile for me.
    I reached out to Ast & Schmidt two years ago when my family home was in foreclosure with a sheriff's sale looming. After being denied a loan modification twice,, I finally received a trial modification, thanks in large part to the hard work and persistence of Antoinette. She really went the extra mile for me. I didn't think it was possible, - I thought I was a goner for sure - but thanks to her I'm making payments to the mortgage company and living in the house today.

    - Domenick R.

  • David Ast is the most honest, logical, sincere and fair of them all.

    In today's world it has become increasingly easier to become overburdened with debt. Even well intended people and respected companies can become over leveraged to the point of collapse. It doesn't necessarily make them bad or irresponsible.

    When debt gets out of control, the prospects of bankruptcy and foreclosure become real, stressful, and even embarrassing and humiliating. It is not necessarily something you want to discuss with friends or relatives. So what do you do and to whom do you turn?

    When my wife and I were confronted with this very situation, we were fortunate enough to come across David Ast during an internet search. While other attorneys touted only their expertise in bankruptcy and foreclosure, David Ast spoke to the personal matter of these issues, showing a real understanding of the emotional as well as financial impact they create. His message prompted us to call him, and to this day we are thankful we did.

    David has guided us through a personal bankruptcy and a very unique foreclosure case, all the time looking out for our best interests using his extensive and in-depth knowledge of the law. We have found David to be very knowledgeable, forthright, and suggestive and above all very fair. At all times he has listened carefully to us as we would spell out the facts of the situation. He then sifts through all the information, weeding out the meaningless but seizing the useful and incorporating within the applicable law.

    Personally I have dealt with many attorneys over the years, and I can tell you that David Ast is the most honest, logical, sincere and fair of them all. He knows the law, and if there are any questions he will do the needed research. He clearly cares for the privacy and well-being of his clients above all else, and we highly recommend him to any individual or company that find themselves in similar situations.

    - Former Client

  • I wanted to send you an email thanking you and your firm for helping my family and me.
    I wanted to send you an email thanking you and your firm for helping my family and me. It has been a long road and has tried our patience over the last couple of years. We now look forward to building our future with the fresh start we were given. It has been an expensive learning curve and will, with every life lesson, help make me a stronger person.

    - Former Client

  • Legal counsel and invaluable services from all staff members are so very much appreciated.
    Legal counsel and invaluable services from all staff members are so very much appreciated. There is no better time to say thank you for allowing me this new chapter in my book of life.

    - Former Client

  • I am grateful for my fresh start and appreciate all your efforts.

    Thank you for helping me through the most difficult time in my life. Taking care of so many things while grieving for the loss of my [husband] was more than I could bear. I am grateful for my fresh start and appreciate all your efforts. I am fortunate that I had you to trust with my personal affairs.

    - Former Client

  • David Ast was very professional and knowledgeable of the entire bankruptcy process.
    From our very first meeting, David Ast was very professional and knowledgeable of the entire bankruptcy process. His staff was very kind and courteous to me, and would promptly return my calls with any questions that I had throughout the bankruptcy procedure. The only thing I regret is not doing it sooner. Most importantly David was able to get my life back on track, and for that I am truly grateful. With Much Gratitude.

    - Former Client

  • Very happy with your services, and we intend to tell any of our friends who need your unique friendly approach to handling personal bankruptcies and foreclosures.

    [We] are very happy with your services, and we intend to tell any of our friends who need such services of your unique friendly approach to handling personal bankruptcies and foreclosures.

    You have kept us aware of the process all the way through the lengthy ordeal, and put a human touch in your work efforts with us.

    We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and will gladly recommend you to future clients. We also will be glad to be used as a reference for your work.

    Thank you again and to your excellent staff, particularly Antoinette.

    - Former Client

  • Thank you so much.
    Thank you so much. I also like to thank all of your employees. They all are simply great.

    - Former Client

  • Your knowledge and expertise have been truly valuable and helped us effectively navigate various legal issues especially those relating to Bankruptcy.
    I am writing to thank you for all the legal services that you provide to [my businesses] and myself...Your knowledge and expertise have been truly valuable and helped us effectively navigate various legal issues especially those relating to Bankruptcy. In addition, from a business "bottom line" point of view your services have been very cost effective.

    - Former Client

  • You're a great attorney!
    I just wanted to thank you for helping me with my finances. You made a difficult time easy to deal with. I think you're a great attorney, you get right to the point. You have my deepest gratitude.

    - Former Client

  • Thank you for all of your hard work and time for my bankruptcy case.
    Thank you for all of your hard work and time for my bankruptcy case. I really appreciate it.

    - Former Client