Edward C. Boltz is a partner at the Law Offices of John T. Orcutt, P.C., where he has represented clients in not only chapters 7 and 13, but also in related consumer-rights litigation, including fighting abusive mortgage practices and developing solutions for student loans. Mr. Boltz received his B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis in 1993 and his J.D. from George Washington University in 1996. He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, where he has been certified as a specialist in consumer bankruptcy law. He is admitted to practice before the Districts Courts in both the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina. Mr. Boltz served as the president of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) from 2013-16 and remains on its board of directors, as well as co-chairs its Legislative Committee. He also serves on the Bankruptcy Council for the North Carolina Bar Association. Mr. Boltz is a frequent speaker on bankruptcy issues at both national and local seminars, including at NACBA conventions and workshops, past NCLC Workshops and the North Carolina Bankruptcy Institute. In April 2008, Mr. Boltz testified on behalf of NACBA in Congress regarding the need for changes to the Bankruptcy Code to protect members of the National Guard and Reservists from the harsh results of the means test, enacted as the National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Act. Mr. Boltz is also the president of the Monti, a North Carolina organization that produces live storytelling shows. Recordings of his and others tales can be heard at www.themonti.org.