Nolo Mourns the Loss of Steve Elias

I am sad to report that last Thursday Steve Elias unexpectedly passed away.  Steve truly embodied the “soul of Nolo” — always striving  to get excellent legal information to people at low or no cost. From his award-winning self-help bankruptcy books to his own legal practice, he helped countless people struggling with debt and other legal issues.  When it came to helping people access the legal system, Steve always said “yes.”  Put his books up for free on our website?  Sure.  Write countless free legal articles and blog posts on bankruptcy and foreclosure issues?  Of course. Answer customer questions about information in his books? Always.

I was so lucky to work with him over the past decade, and particularly in the last few years.  Steve was generous, kind, enthusiastic, and modest — not to mention whip-smart and incredibly knowledgeable about bankruptcy and so many other things. I will truly miss him as will everyone who knew him.

For more about Steve’s contributions to self-help law and his local community, read Mary Randolph’s post on Nolo’s corporate blog and the obituary in the Lake County News.