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Meet Our Omaha Bankruptcy Lawyers


Our law firm, John T. Turco & Associates, and its predecessors, have been helping people in Nebraska and Iowa get debt relief since 1989. Founding attorney John T. Turco is broadly respected within the legal community and has received the highest possible AV Rating* from Martindale-Hubbell. Our three associate attorneys each bring unique experiences to our team.

Your initial consultation with our firm will always involve an in-depth meeting with one of our attorneys. You can find out more about their qualifications by following the links below.

To learn more about your options for debt relief, call us in Omaha at 402-933-8033 or contact us to arrange a free, in-depth consultation with one of our experienced bankruptcy lawyers.


John Turco, Omaha bankruptcy attorneyJohn T. Turco

John graduated from Creighton University in 1986 with a B.S. in Computer Science. He received his J.D. in 1989 from Creighton University School of Law. John has 25  years of experience representing debtors in bankruptcy and debt related matters and is a former Chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Nebraska State Bar Association. John has appeared on radio shows and has lectured to banking groups on issues regarding bankruptcy and collection practices. John is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association and is also licensed to practice law in the State of Iowa.


Areas of Practice:

  • Bankruptcy Law

Bar Admissions:

Nebraska, 1989
Iowa, 2008

U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 1989


J.D., Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska, 1989

B.S., Computer Science, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, 1986



Wesley Bain, Omaha bankruptcy attorneyWesley Bain

Wesley joined John Turco Law Office as an associate attorney in 2007.  His practice involves the representation of debtors in individual and joint Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies.

Wesley graduated from Penn State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and he received his Juris Doctor degree in 2007 from Case Western Law School in Cleveland, Ohio. While at Case Western he wrote for The Docket, Case Western’s legal newspaper, and was active in the American Constitution Society. He obtained practical experience through internships with Quinn Law Firm in Erie, Pennsylvania, and the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic Center at Case Western. During his time at Penn State, Wesley was an editor on the Phroth magazine staff and participated in THON, Penn State’s student-run philanthropy dedicated to raising funding and awareness for pediatric cancer.

Attorney Wesley Bain is admitted to practice in both State and Federal Courts in Nebraska and Iowa, and is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, the Iowa State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Areas of Practice:

Bankruptcy Law – Chapter 7 and Chapter 13

Bar Admissions:

  • Nebraska, 2007
  • U.S. District Court – Nebraska, 2007
  • Iowa, 2008
  • U.S. Southern District Court – Iowa, 2008


  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio, 2007 – Juris Doctor
  • Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 2004 – Bachelor of Arts – English


“Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Procedures” – co-authored with Attorney Erin McCartney, Collection Law and Bankruptcy Law seminar, December 2010



Erin M. McCartneyErin M. McCartney

Erin graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, IL in 2002 with a B.S. in Political Science. She received her J.D. in 2007 from Ave Maria School of Law in Ann Arbor, MI. While attending Ave Maria, Erin obtained experience in a broad scope of legal practices through internships at The Thomas More Law Center, the Public Defender’s Office and FirstComp Insurance. She was also active in the Student Bar Association, participating as the chair of the Career Services Committee. She is admitted to practice in both State and Federal Courts in Nebraska, and is a member of both the American Bar Association and the Nebraska State Bar Association.  SPECIAL NOTE:  Erin is currently serving as the Chairperson for the Nebraska State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section, for the 2013-2014 term.  Congratulations Erin on this high achievement and your service to the Bar!


Areas of Practice:


Bar Admissions:



  • J.D., Ave Maria School of Law, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2007
  • B.S., Political Science, Bradley University, Peoria, IL, 2002

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Association


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 Thalia Carroll

Thalia received her undergraduate degree from Creighton University and her law degree, cum laude, from Creighton Law School in 1999, where she served on the editorial board of Creighton Law Review.   After graduating from Creighton Law School, Thalia clerked for Judge Timothy J. Mahoney of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nebraska.  She then entered private practice representing debtors in Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy cases and creditors in Chapter 11 cases.  Thalia is licensed in both Nebraska and Iowa and is also experienced in the areas of debtor-creditor litigation, foreclosure defense and real estate transactions.



Areas of Practice:

  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Creditor-Debtor litigation
  • Foreclosure defense
  • Real estate transactions

Bar Admissions:

  • Nebraska, 1999
  • U.S. District Court- Nebraska, 1999
  • Iowa, 2008


  • J.D., Creighton University School of Law, 1999
  • B.A., Creighton University- 1994









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


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