David Prelle Eron

David Prelle Eron

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Wichita, KS

Eron Law, P.A.
 | 229 E. William, Suite 100, Wichita, KS 67202
Phone: 316-262-5500
Fax: 316-262-5559
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Business (40%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (10%),
  • Bankruptcy: Consumer (10%)
Attorney Profile

David's is Wichita's only certified business bankruptcy specialist (American Board of Certification).  His practice is focused on chapter 11 and 12 work, representing debtors, creditors, and other parties. David's clients include farm entities and farmers, banks, manufacturers, restaurants, real estate entities, doctors, dentists, and other medical and health care providers and entities, and much more. David also has substantial experience in business and employment litigation, asset sales, contracts, lending, and other transactional work, and consumer bankruptcies.  David founded Eron Law in 2009, a boutique firm with special emphasis on customer service.  David has been recognized as an AV rated attorney since 2011, a Super Lawyer or Rising Star since 2012, and as one of the Best Lawyers in America since 2019.  He was also honored as one of Wichita's "40 Under 40" in 2015.  

David was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force in 1997.  He graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2002, after which he practiced law in California with the firm of Klein DeNatale.  David spent three years as a trial attorney for the U.S. Trustee's Office before opening the Eron Law firm.  David is active in the American Bankruptcy Institute (past Coordinating Editor of the ABI Journal), the Wesley E. Brown Inn of Court (currently on the Executive Committee), and the Kansas Bar Association (past president of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Section).  

Certificates and Credentials

About David Prelle Eron

Admitted: 2008, Kansas

Professional Webpage: https://www.eronlaw.net/team-members/david-prelle-eron/

Honors/Awards:

  • Peer review rating., AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell, 2011
  • Award for outstanding service to the community through pro bono representation of clients., Pro Bono Certificate, Kansas Bar Association, 2013
  • Selected as one of the 40 professionals in Wichita under the age of 40 making a significant impact on the Wichita economy and community.  , "40 Under 40", Wichita Business Journal, 2015

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified as a Business Bankruptcy specialist by the American Board of Certification, the only ABA approved agency for certifying bankruptcy specialists., 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member--Central California Bankruptcy Association, 2003
  • Member--American Bankruptcy Institute, 2003
  • Coordinating Editor, ABI Journal, 2012
  • Wesley E. Brown Inn of Court, Membership Chair, 2015
  • Member--American Bar Association, 2002
  • Chair-Elect--Kern County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 2004
  • At large member--D. Kan. Bankruptcy Bench Bar Committee, 2010
  • Wesley E. Brown Inn of Court, Barrister, 2013
  • Member--Wichita Bar Association, Bankruptcy Committee, 2006
  • Member--Kansas Bar Association, 2008
  • Kansas Bar Association Insolvency Section--President, 2014

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Den Leader--Cub Scouts Pack 520, 2006
  • Foster Parent, California and Kansas, 2005
  • Mayflower Clinic, Board of Directors, 2018
  • Committee Chair--Boy Scouts Pack 520, 2011
  • Stand Down for Veterans Volunteer, 2009
  • Committee Chair--Cub Scouts Pack 520, 2009
  • Committee Chair, St. Thomas Aquinas Welcome Committee, 2011

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Journal article advocating for the exclusion of 401(k) distributions from the definition of "current monthly income" under 11 U.S.C. section 101(10A)., Author, 401(k) Account Funds Should Be Considered Income at Time of Deposit, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Bankruptcy, 2012
  • CLE Presentation regarding the ethical limits of an attorney's scope of representation and compensation in bankruptcy cases., Presenter, Ensuring Ethical Conduct, NBI, Bankruptcy, 2012
  • CLE presentation concerning the necessary forms included in bankruptcy filings and basic instruction for completing those forms., Presenter, Bankruptcy Forms and Filing Process, NBI, Bankruptcy, 2012
  • Article analyzing the uses of the term "income" in the bankruptcy code and the various meanings applied to that term., Co-Author, Income Means Income--Except When It Doesn't, ABI Journal, Bankruptcy, 2012
  • CLE Presentation on the legal requirements for obtaining a hardship discharge of student loan debts and the statistal probabilities of success., Author/Presenter, The Elusive Prey of the Student Loan Discharge, Kansas Bar Association / Wichita Bar Association, Bankruptcy, 2014
  • CLE presentation analyzing line by line approach to completion of the means test., Presenter, A Step by Step Guide to Completing the Means Test, Topeka Chapter 13 Trustee, Bankruptcy, 2008
  • CLE presentation on effective discovery and protection of electronic evidence., Presenter, Electronic Evidence, Kern County Bar Association, Litigation, 2003
  • CLE presentation concerning methods for accurately completing the means test under BAPCPA., Presenter, Means Test, Topeka Area Bankruptcy Counsel, Bankruptcy, 2006
  • CLE presentation concerning methods for accurately completing the means test under BAPCPA., Presenter, Means Test, Wichita Bar Association, Bankruptcy Committee, Bankruptcy, 2006
  • CLE presentation concerning methods for accurately completing the means test under BAPCPA., Presenter, Means Test, Kansas City Bankruptcy Bar Association, Bankruptcy, 2007
  • CLE presentation on different approaches to legal issues concerning the means test under BAPCPA., Co-presenter, Means Test Interpretation: Views from the UST and the Debtors' Bar, Kansas Bar Association, Bankruptcy Committee, Bankruptcy, 2007
  • CLE presentation concerning civil and criminal prosecution of fraud and abuse by the United States Trustee in bankruptcy cases., Co-presenter, Abuse Motions and Criminal Prosecutions, Wichita Bar Association, Bankruptcy Committee, Bankruptcy, 2008
  • CLE presentation concerning civil and criminal prosecution of fraud and abuse by the United States Trustee in bankruptcy cases., Co-presenter, Discharge Issues and Criminal Prosecutions, Kansas City Bankruptcy Bar Association, Bankruptcy, 2009
  • CLE presentation concerning civil and criminal prosecution of fraud and abuse by the United States Trustee in bankruptcy cases., Co-presenter, Discharge Issues and Criminal Prosecution, Topeka Area Bankruptcy Counsel, Bankruptcy, 2008
  • CLE presentation analyzing line by line approach to completion of the means test., Presenter, A Step by Step Guide to Completing the Means Test, Kansas City Bankruptcy Bar Association, Bankruptcy, 2008
  • CLE presentation on developing legal trends concerning interpretation of statutes related to the means test., Presenter, Means Test Case Law Update, Topeka Area Bankruptcy Counsel, Bankruptcy, 2007
  • CLE presentation on litigating adversary proceedings and contested matters in bankruptcy cases., Co-presenter, Bankruptcy Litigation Skills, Topeka Area Bankruptcy Counsel, Bankruptcy, Litigation, 2008
  • CLE ethics presentation concerning properly completing bankruptcy schedules., Co-presenter, Ethical Issues in the Preparation of Schedules, Wichita Bar Association, Bankruptcy Committee, Bankruptcy, 2010
  • Journal article advocating for the inclusion of social security benefits when considering monthly disposable income under 11 U.S.C. section 707(b)(3)., Author, Social Security Benefits Must Be Included in a Debtor's Ability to Repay under BAPCPA, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Bankruptcy, 2011

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Turner v. Close (In re Close), 384 B.R. 856 (D. Kan. 2008)(confirming bankruptcy court order denying US Trustee's motion to dismiss as untimely filed under 11 USC 704 and establishing the applicable deadline as running from the date first set for the meeting of creditors.)
  • In re Long, 470 B.R. 186 (Bankr. D. Kan. 2012)(overuling trustee's objection to debtor's use of federal exemption scheme on and holding that 11 USC 522 did not pre-empt states from limiting their exemptions to residents in the context of bankruptcy.)
  • In re Vogeler, 393 B.R. 240 (Bankr. D. Kan. 2008)(granting US Trustee's motion to dismiss case where chapter 7 debtor won the lottery immediately after filing bankruptcy and elected to spend funds rather than repay creditors.)
  • Riederer v. Brooke Holdings, Inc., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 124187 (D. Kan. Oct. 26, 2011)(denying defendant banks' motion to dismiss tortious interference with contract claims.)
  • Bank of Commerce & Trust Co. v. Schupbach (In re Schupbach), 473 B.R. 423 (Bankr. D. Kan. 2012)(dismissing part of dischargeability complaint as untimely filed and holding that Fed. R. Bankr. Proc. 1019 does not extend the deadline for dischargeability complaints upon conversion from chapter 13 to chapter 11.)
  • In re Wood, 408 B.R. 841 (Bankr. D. Kan. 2009)(ordering all attorney fees charged by national bankruptcy/debt settlement firm to be refunded to the debtor because the services were performed by individuals not licensed to practice law in the state of Kansas.)
  •  Bank of Commerce & Trust Co. v. Schupbach, et al. (In re Schupbach), Case No. 13-068 (10th Cir. May 19, 2015): Defended non-dischargeability action filed by creditor.  Court ruled in favor of the debtors after a two day trial.  Creditor appealed the earlier dismissal of one of its cause of action.  Filed motion to dismiss appeal on mootness grounds based on superseding chapter 11 plan confirmation order.  Bankruptcy appellate panel dismissed appeal.  Creditor appealed to the 10th Circuit, which affirmed the dismissal., 2015
  • Wieland v. Thomas, 382 B.R. 793 (D. Kan. 2008)(reversing bankruptcy court's denial of US Trustee's motion to dismiss and holding that Debtor could not claim vehicle ownership expense for vehicle owned free and clear of liens.)
  • Riederer v. Logan Wildlife Corp. (In re Brooke Corp.), 443 B.R. 847 (Bankr. D. Kan. 2010)(granting defendant's motion to compel inclusion of initial transferree in a fraudulent conveyance action and holding that under 11 USC 550 the initial transferree was a necessary party.)
  • In re Schoen, 2007 Bankr. LEXIS 633 (Bankr. D. Kan. Mar. 2, 2007)(ruling that 11 USC 707(b)(3) allowed the court to consider debtor's actual ability to repay creditors regardless of the fact that no presumptive abuse existed.)

Representative Clients:

  • Bank of Kansas, 2011
  • Value Place Hotel Franchises in Louisville, Clarksville, and Columbus, 2012
  • Vintage Bank, 2018
  • Oracle America, Inc., 2016
  • Domino's Pizza, 2011
  • L&T Machining, Inc., 2010
  • Holly Ridge Development, LLC, 2014
  • Cox Enterprises, Inc., 2018
  • House of Hope, Inc., 2010
  • Complete Landscaping Systems, Inc., 2013
  • Chris Carlson Hot Rods, LLC, 2017

Educational Background:

  • B.A. Political Science, Iowa State University, 1998
  • J.D. with distinction, University of Iowa College of Law, 2002

Industry Groups

  • Agriculture
  • Health Care
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
  • Service
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Office Location for David Prelle Eron

229 E. William, Suite 100
Wichita, KS 67202

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Last Updated: 7/22/2019

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