About Us

We Can Help

With over 18 years combined bankruptcy experience, the attorneys at Kersten, Lambert & Perry, PLLC, have helped many families throughout Arkansas escape debt. Our mission is to help debtors protect their homes, vehicles, and income when financial crisis hits.  

We represent debtors throughout most cities and counties of Arkansas, including Little Rock, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Conway, Pine Bluff, Benton, Hot Springs, Texarkana, Russellville, Jacksonville, Cabot, Searcy, Bryant, West Memphis, El Dorado, and Arkadelphia, among others. 

Our experienced attorneys can help wipe away medical bills and credit card debt, stop home foreclosures, and stop repossessions. We can protect your paycheck from garnishment over old debts. If you are being hounded by collectors, we can stop the constant phone calls. We can help you get rid of overwhelming debt so you can focus on the things that matter the most: your family, health, and peace of mind.  

We understand that you probably never imagined that you would need to file bankruptcy. Over our many years in bankruptcy practice, we have helped our clients through unexpected job losses, crippling medical bills, wage garnishments, and many other unforeseen hardships. With the Covid-19 Pandemic, we know that people are needing bankruptcy help now more than ever. We can help get your life back on track with a fresh financial start. Our firm focuses on both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies and our attorneys will discuss which option is best for you. Contact us for a free consultation. We can help! 

Staff

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April Kersten

April Kersten, Bankruptcy Attorney

She served as the Managing Attorney at a bankruptcy law firm in Arkansas for over three years. Prior to that, she was a Staff Attorney for a bankruptcy firm in the Pine Bluff area from August 2008 until June of 2013. She also spent some time working in the creditor field with mortgages in the Bankruptcy Department of Mackie, Wolf, Zientz & Mann before going on to manage the Bankruptcy Department at Rainwater Holt & Sexton, P.A. She served as the President of the Debtor Creditor Bar of Central Arkansas for 2019-2020 and is a member of Garland County Bar Association and Arkansas Bar Association. She is a 2008 Graduate of Leflar School of Law in Fayetteville, AR (with honors) and received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in 2005 where she graduated cum laude.  

April N. Kersten has over ten years of experience as a practicing bankruptcy attorney. She believes in the second chance that bankruptcy can provide the people and families of Arkansas to get out of financial burdens and debt. Her favorite part of being a bankruptcy attorney is being able to spend time getting to know each client and their situation. She hopes bankruptcy can give her clients a plan to their goals and dreams after bad luck and hardship caught them.

Samantha Lambert

Samantha Lambert, Bankruptcy Attorney

Samantha joined a bankruptcy law firm shortly after graduation in August 2018. As of March 2020, she is a founding partner of Kersten, Lambert & Perry PLLC. Samantha is currently a member of the Arkansas Bar Association and The Order of Barristers. Her favorite part about being a bankruptcy attorney is helping hard-working people get back on their feet.  

Samantha Lambert is a lifelong resident of central Arkansas. She is a graduate of William H. Bowen School of Law in Little Rock (cum laude). While in law school, she was a member of the 2017-2018 National Trial Competition Team. She graduated from Royal Holloway University of London with an MA (with merit) in Holocaust Studies in 2013. She received her BA in History from the University of Central Arkansas.

Ben Perry

Ben Perry, Bankruptcy Attorney

Ben Perry is a graduate of the William H. Bowen School of Law in Little Rock and has been practicing law since 2012. He has focused on bankruptcy law since 2015. He previously worked as the primary attorney in the Pine Bluff and North Little Rock offices of a large volume bankruptcy firm. He has represented a wide variety of clients in Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcies. He enjoys helping people who have fallen on hard times. He prides himself on being able to offer honest, compassionate, and effective representation for his clients. 

He also understands the importance of being able to spend time with his clients to make sure they understand their rights and options in bankruptcy. Mr. Perry is a member and regular speaker at the Debtor-Creditor Bar of Central Arkansas. He is also an active member of the Arkansas Bar Association.

Katoria Williams, Paralegal

Katoria Williams is a paralegal with the KLP firm. She graduated cum laude from the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff in 2011 and received her MHA with distinction in 2018. She has worked as a legal assistant and later as a paralegal in the bankruptcy field since 2015. She has worked with clients all over the state of Arkansas. She previously worked in the Pine Bluff and North Little Rock offices of a large volume bankruptcy firm and joined the KLP Law Firm in March 2020. She enjoys helping clients and the satisfaction of being able to provide relief to debtors when all hope seems lost.

Services

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Chapter 7 bankruptcy allows debtors to wipe away unsecured debts like credit cards, medical bills, signature loans, as well as give back property without penalty (such as a vehicle that is too expensive). A Chapter 7 bankruptcy is generally very short and only takes about four months to complete. In most cases, a debtor can keep home mortgage or vehicle payments, while wiping away other debts. 

There are income eligibility requirements in order to qualify for Chapter 7, and you should hire an attorney to make sure you are eligible, and your property is protected. We can help make sure this a safe option for you! 

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows debtors to catch up on payments and stop foreclosures, repossessions, and wage garnishments while getting relief from their other debts. Our attorneys will work with you to set up a 3-5 year payment plan that you can afford. We will make sure your property and income are protected from creditors. 

Most debtors will be eligible for a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, but it is highly advisable to hire an attorney to guide you through the process and make sure that you are able to complete your payments and protect your property.  

For more information about Bankruptcy, please see our Frequently Asked Questions for new clients and existing clients.

Divorce

We understand that filing for divorce can be a difficult and emotional decision. The attorneys at KLP are here to help guide you through that process and to make it as quick and simple as possible. If you are thinking of filing for divorce, give us a call today to discuss options with one of our attorneys. We offer free consultations and currently charge a standard fee of $1,000.00 for an uncontested divorce. 

Due to our bankruptcy volume, we are currently only taking uncontested divorces at this time.  

Contact

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Locations

Little Rock Location

501-760-0882

Three Financial Center Building

900 S Shackleford Rd #300, Little Rock, AR 72211


White Hall Location

501-760-0882

7300 Dollarway Road, Ste 105, White Hall, AR 71602