Berggren Law Offices, PLLC

Choosing an attorney is a difficult and important decision! So why should you consider hiring us? Our Bankruptcy Department is headed by William G. Berggren, Esq. William has over 24 years of complex bankruptcy experience, having filed thousands of consumer bankruptcy cases under Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13. Our offices are conveniently located near the Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh, NC – serving clients in all surrounding areas. We understand our clients are suffering financial hardships, and therefore, offer reasonable fees with flexible payment terms – we believe filing bankruptcy with the assistance of counsel should be affordable. We offer a free consultation and comprehensive bankruptcy evaluation with an attorney – not a paralegal. Our philosophy emphasizes education. We help our clients understand their options and help guide them in choosing the option that best suits their individual needs. You do have options. Let us help you understand yours! Call today at (919) 875-8773.


The firm started in 1997. Thomas F. Adams, Jr. left Malpin, Taylor, Ellis & Adams, PA to start Adams, Portnoy & Berggren, PA. When Mr. Adams retired in 2001, Adams, Portnoy & Berggren, PLLC was formed with Mr. Adams continuing as “of counsel.” Mr. Adams sadly passed away in 2010.    


In January 2015, William and Mr. Portnoy ceased practicing together and William started the Berggren Law Offices, PLLC. William continues to devote 100% of his practice to helping those struggling with debt.

William G. Berggren, Esq.

William G. Berggren’s experience includes work on some of the most complex corporate bankruptcies for some of the largest bankruptcy filings in the country to the simplest individual filings. William began practicing in Los Angeles, California for one of the top corporate bankruptcy firms in the country. In 1991, William relocated to North Carolina and worked for one of the top corporate bankruptcy firms in the State of North Carolina at the time. In 1998 William joined Adams, Portnoy & Berggren, and concentrated his practice to assisting individuals and business in chapter 7 and 13. In 2015, William started Berggren Law Offices, PLLC.

Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey 1986


Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA 1989 (cum laude)


Crown Financial Ministries, Certified Financial Counselor 

Exceptional Achievement Award in Legal Communications 


American Jurisprudence Awards: Advanced Commercial Transactions, Constitutional Law 



North Carolina  


United States Supreme Court


United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Ninth Circuits 


United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina 


United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina  

GendelRaskoff, Shapiro & Quittner, Los Angeles, California (1989 – 1991)- Associate Bankruptcy Reorganization and Business Insolvency Dept. Primary Responsibility on medium size corporate bankruptcy and assisted on all aspects of large national bankruptcies (some of the largest in the country at that time). 


Smith Debnam Hibbert & Pahl, Raleigh, NC (1991 – 1998)- Associate Business Reorganization Dept. Primary Responsibility on medium size corporate bankruptcies and assisted on large corporate bankruptcies (some of the largest in the State of North Carolina at that time). 


Adams, Portnoy & Berggren, PLLC, Raleigh, NC (1998 – 2014)- Partner, Head of Bankruptcy Department Assisting individuals and businesses filing under chapter 7 and chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. 


Berggren Law Offices, PLLC, Raleigh NC (2015 – Present)- Present Partner, Head of Bankruptcy Department Assisting individuals and businesses filing under chapter 7 and chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. 

Served as Member of the Attorney Advisory Panel for the Eastern District of North Carolina 


North Carolina Bar Association, Member of Bankruptcy Section 


Member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) 

Asset Protection Planning for CPAs – East Carolina University, NC 

Painting; Reading; Fly Fishing; Fly Tying; Scuba Diving; Investing; Speculation and Guitar 

Colonial Baptist Church, Cary, NC 

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