Meet The Team
Brett Weiss literally wrote the book on bankruptcy law, co-authoring the LexisNexis-published Chapter 11 for Individual Debtors. An Honors graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law, he is a nationally known bankruptcy attorney representing individuals and businesses in complex liquidation and reorganization cases (Chapter 7, Chapter 13, Chapter 11, and the Small Business Reorganization Act).
With nearly 40 years of experience representing individual and corporate debtors and creditors in all phases of a bankruptcy case, Brett is dedicated to solving his clients’ most challenging problems.
Brett Weiss has been involved in a number of consumer and business bankruptcy cases of first impression, and he has lectured to thousands of lawyers on a variety of bankruptcy topics, including Chapter 11 and the Small Business Reorganization Act reorganizations and Chapter 7 liquidations. He has spoken before the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association, and the Maryland State Bar Association, among others.
Brett has twice testified before Congress on bankruptcy, student loan, and credit issues and before the Bankruptcy Rules Committee and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He recently served on the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Individual Chapter 11 Task Force and is on the Editorial Board of the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal and the Maryland State Bar Consumer Bankruptcy Section Council.
Brett Weiss is a prolific author. In addition to a book about Chapter 11, he has written articles for the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal and The Consumer Bankruptcy Journal, and hundreds of articles and blogs on bankruptcy issues, from the basic to the most complex. He has received international media attention in connection with his work, including an interview by Barbara Walters on The View. He has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, ABC News with Peter Jennings, National Public Radio, The Montel Williams Show, AARP-TV, the BBC World Service, and numerous local radio and television programs. The Washington Post, Money Magazine, The Daily Record, and many others have quoted Brett Weiss on newsworthy bankruptcy topics.
More About Brett
Brett Weiss and his wife, Chrissy, are Walt Disney World fanatics, having cruised with Disney nearly two dozen times. Brett is also a professionally trained singer, performing with the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall and The Royal Philharmonic at the Royal Festival Hall in London. His chorus even performed (and recorded) Handel’s Messiah at the National Cathedral with a 100-piece orchestra playing 18th-century instruments from the Smithsonian Institution!
For the last 23.5 years, Ms. Banks served the public in various roles within the Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security-FEMA. She started at SSA in 2000 as a temporary mail clerk and ended her time there as a Paralegal Specialist/ Hearings Customer Service Representative. In April 2021, she transferred to DHS FEMA, where she served as a Program and Management Analyst.
Kimberlee looks forward to bringing this knowledge and experience to the Weiss Law Group.
In her free time, Kimberlee enjoys reading, traveling, cooking, and baking. She is an avid cyclist and roller skater. Most of all, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and dog.
John Gabel practices in the areas of bankruptcy and bankruptcy defense, environmental advising, business support, estate planning and representation of first-time and other home purchasers in real estate transactions. Mr. Gabel serves as general counsel to various businesses, and has represented general contractors in construction litigation.
As an attorney he has worked with and represented general contractors, small businesses, homeowners, artists, a professional ballet company and more in a wide range of areas from bankruptcy to project finance to foreclosure defense, easement disputes, contract negotiations, estate planning and other needs.