Our Story. Our History.

Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Janvier Law Firm, PLLC, focuses on helping people and businesses survive financial difficulty. Our firm began as a two-attorney practice founded by attorney William "Bill" P. Janvier. Since graduating with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1992, Bill has helped individuals and businesses file successful bankruptcy cases throughout North Carolina. Bill works with business of all types, and has filed bankruptcy cases for builders, developers, restaurants, retail chains, farms, medical practices, distributors, shopping centers, office buildings, technology companies, and high income individuals.

His hard work and passion have earned him several distinctions over the course of his career including an AV Rating* through Martindale-Hubbell and having his name listed in Super Lawyers, a part of Thomson Reuters, every year since 2006, Legal Elite every year since 2006 and Best Lawyers in America every year since 2007. Bill has served as Chairman of the Bankruptcy Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, has served on the local rules committee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina for over 10 years, and serves as a Director for the Eastern Bankruptcy Institute. Bill is certified as a specialist in business and consumer bankruptcy by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

William "Billy" E. Brewer, Jr., began his practice as a general practitioner in 1977. Beginning in 1987, he focused his practice on consumer bankruptcy. In April 2017, he joined the team at Janvier Law Firm, PLLC, helping to expand its services to assist a wider range of clientele. Billy's extensive experience not only as a bankruptcy lawyer, but as a general practitioner who handled real estate closings, divorce cases, and criminal matters, provides the background to deal with the numerous issues that arise in bankruptcy cases.

His professionalism and prowess have not gone unnoticed, earning him several distinctions over the years, including an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, and he was selected for inclusion in North Carolina Super Lawyers, a part of Thomson Reuters, from 2008 to 2018. The Super Lawyers distinction is a high honor considering the independently led, multiphase selection process that includes a peer review and a thorough good standing and disciplinary check. He served on the board of directors for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) from 1997 to 2015, and as NACBA's president in 2011-2012. He was inducted as fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy in 2009. Finally, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award for the Bankruptcy Section of the North Carolina Bar Association in 2014. Billy is certified as a specialist in consumer bankruptcy by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

Our Mission At Janvier Law Firm, PLLC

For many individuals and businesses in North Carolina, facing immense debt is a reality of life that leaves most feeling overwhelmed and anxious about the future. Our mission at Janvier Law Firm, PLLC, is to help you evaluate your debt situation, understand your debt relief options, and walk you through the bankruptcy process from beginning to end.

When you work with our skilled bankruptcy attorneys, you're putting decades of experience and expertise in your corner. We will take a hands-on approach with your case, which means you will be working with an attorney from the very beginning, not a paralegal. We are proud to offer the knowledge and legal experience of a larger law firm, but with much greater accessibility and personalized client service.

To Learn More, Schedule A Consultation

If you are considering business or consumer bankruptcy, we encourage you to contact our office in Raleigh to schedule a consultation. During this time, we can discuss the details of your case and explain the debt relief options that are best for your situation. Call 919-301-0628 or contact us online to get started.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.