San Ramon Bankruptcy Lawyers

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Colby LaVelle
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Scott Jordan
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San Ramon, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 13 years experience
(925) 913-0275 18 Crow Canyon Court
Suite 280
San Ramon, CA 94583
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Collections, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
I represent individuals and small to medium sized businesses in bankruptcy, foreclosure defense and debt consolidation matters. For individuals, I represent clients in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings, including adversary proceedings, including 2nd home mortgage lien stripping, redemption of vehicles and student loan reductions. For businesses, I provide services related to the winding down of a business, board and management consultations and bankruptcy debt consolidation in Chapter 11. In conjunction with my bankruptcy practice, I also provide estate planning, probate and trust administration representation. The best way to avoid probate is to plan properly by drafting...
Jen Grondahl Lee
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San Ramon, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 10 years experience
(925) 586-6738 111 Deerwood Road
Suite 200
San Ramon, CA 94583
Offers Video ChatBankruptcy and Consumer
University of Richmond School of Law
When I opened my law firm in 2010, I was pretty much just a bankruptcy attorney. But over the years, as clients came to me with their unique challenges, I evolved my thinking beyond bankruptcy.

I've developed innovative solutions to help my clients handle their debt and credit issues. As a debt and credit strategy attorney, I show clients all options available to them, explain the consequences of each option, and guide them to decisions that fit their individual situation, budget, and timeline. Bankruptcy for my clients is the last, not first option.

My services are for individuals and business owners....
San Ramon, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 26 years experience
(925) 824-3190 2010 Crow Canyon Rd
San Ramon, CA 94583
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Family and Tax
Ohio State Univ COL
San Ramon, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 19 years experience
(925) 244-6542 3000 Executive Pkwy
Ste 240
San Ramon, CA 94583
Bankruptcy and Business
School of Law
San Ramon, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 35 years experience
(925) 855-8080 111 Deerwood Rd Ste 305
San Ramon, CA 94583
Bankruptcy, Business and Civil Rights
Golden Gate Univ School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
Alia Nasseem Khan
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Dublin , CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 13 years experience
(510) 693-7878 3420 Finnian Way
Dublin , CA 94568
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatBankruptcy
John F. Kennedy University
Alia Khan practices Bankruptcy Law in Alameda County, Contra Costa County, San Joaquin County and Stanislaus County. Our firm has a 100% discharge rate for Chapter 7 cases. Alia went to New College of California School of Law, where her legal education focused on helping and representing people who are being taken advantage of by larger banks and institutions. She was admitted to the State Bar of California in June 2007 and has been practicing since. Alia is also admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Northern District of California, Eastern District of California and Central District of California....
Colby LaVelle
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Pleasanton, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(925) 351-4550 4900 Hopyard Rd
Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatBankruptcy
Santa Clara University School of Law
Colby Dean LaVelle II proudly manages LaVelle Law Offices with the personal attention of a boutique law firm but with the resources of larger law firms. An honored graduate of Santa Clara University of Law, Mr. LaVelle has dedicated his career to the pursuit of justice. He began his legal career working for the San Francisco District Attorney's Office. Following his success litigating criminal matters, Mr. LaVelle started the LaVelle Law Offices. Now with eight locations across California, The LaVelle Law Offices is an incarnation of Mr. LaVelle's desire to serve the public, as he...
Robert Daniel Rodriguez
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Pleasanton, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 14 years experience
(209) 596-4263 4695 Chabot Drive Ste. 200
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Bankruptcy, Collections, Foreclosure Defense and Personal Injury
Lincoln Law School
"I am a dedicated professional committed to ensuring that you receive the finest legal services available." Robert D. Rodriguez operates a full service law firm located in Modesto and Walnut Creek, California. The Law Office of Robert D. Rodriguez has been providing a broad range of high quality legal services to a wide range of clients, including both businesses and individuals, throughout the greater San Joaquin Valley Area. The Law Office of Robert D. Rodriguez is currently providing the same level of service to the San Francisco East Bay Area. If you...
John William Stovall III
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Pleasanton, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 11 years experience
(209) 565-4050 4900 Hopyard Road, Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Bankruptcy, Criminal, DUI and Family
Humphreys College
Mr. Harry L. Styron
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Walnut Creek, CA Bankruptcy Attorney
(925) 932-4300 1615 Bonanza Street
Suite 407
Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4532
Bankruptcy, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Elder
University of California - Hastings College of Law
Gurbob Singh Somal
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Pleasanton, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 11 years experience
(415) 754-0115 4000 Pimlico Dr
Ste # 114-234
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Tax
Lincoln University and Golden Gate University School of Law
Michael Scott Martin
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Pleasanton, CA Bankruptcy Attorney
(925) 218-3944 4900 Hopyard Road, Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Contact my office for a consultation at (888) 200-6526. As a former prosecutor, I have handled an extensive and heavy caseload and spent countless hours negotiating with other attorneys and preparing for and taking cases to trial. As a prosecutor I handled over 500 arraignments, 40 cases to resolution, and five jury trials, including a six week special circumstance homicide trial, as a second chair attorney. It is this experience that I will bring to your case. You can be assured, my office will communicate with you as your case develops and zealously represent...
Pardeep Singh Grewal
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Castro Valley, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 22 years experience
(510) 889-1999 20980 Redwood Road, Suite 240
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Bankruptcy, Family and Immigration
Practice Immigration Law, Bankruptcy Law, Deportation/Removal defense
Taras B. Kurta
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Pleasanton, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 9 years experience
(925) 385-8586 3015 Hopyard Rd
Suite O
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Bankruptcy and Family
Manuel Alzamora Juarez
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Berkeley, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 21 years experience
(510) 206-4492 2143 Cedar St., Suite 200
Berkeley, CA 94709
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatBankruptcy, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
San Francisco Law School
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Manuel Juarez es el Abogado de Derechos de Inquilinos en el area de la Bahia. Defiende a inquilinos contra el abuso de propietarios propotentes. El Abogado Juarez es litigador de problemas de viviendas inhabitables, casas sin calenton, incendios de apartmentos, casas, edificios, apartmentos sin calefaccion y mal mantenidos, viviendas defectuosas y evicciones retaliatorias. Si Ud. tiene problemas con su calenton, ducha, o ha sufrido una caida en el piso de su ducha. O su vivienda esta infestada con ratas, cucarachas o chinches, llame al Abogado Defensor de Renteros, Manuel A. Juarez. El defendera sus derechos de inquilino.en...
Eric Morgan Boeing
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 13 years experience
(510) 761-6230 1300 Clay St, Ste 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Consumer and Estate Planning
UC Hastings COL
I believe that the Bankruptcy Court is one of the few places in out legal system where ordinary people can go for real relief. I am dedicated to helping people throughout the Bay Area access that relief. I earned my undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, and I earned my law degree at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. While in law school, I was Articles Editor at the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review, and I graduated in 2006. I spent my first two years practicing antitrust/consumer...
Victor J. Yoo
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 26 years experience
(888) 553-8000 1300 Clay St #600
Oakland, CA 94612
Bankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Southwestern University School of Law
Mr. Yoo's practice focuses on tax and bankruptcy litigation. He has represented clients in both criminal and civil cases against the California Franchise Tax Board, State Board of Equalization and Employment Development Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He has handled matters including IRS and sales tax audits, tax fraud investigations, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) and innocent spouse claims. Mr. Yoo also represents debtors and creditors in Chapter 7, 11 & 13 bankruptcy proceedings, including tax bankruptcy cases.
Robert Chang
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San Leandro, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 9 years experience
(510) 388-4866 1120 E. 14th Street
Ste. F
San Leandro, CA 94577
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Traffic Tickets
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
I started my practice with the premise I would always attempt to facilitate a collaborative divorce. Before going to law school, I worked for several years at a family law firm, and saw firsthand the potential of increasing acrimony between spouses when the court system is used haphazardly. Growing up with separated parents, I think I understand the stress and frustration of a long drawn out family divorce. The courts should be a place of last resort - who wants a Judge who barely knows you to make decisions for you? That being...
Jeff David Hoffman
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 17 years experience
(510) 451-0290 825 WASHINGTON STREET, SUITE 330
Oakland, CA 94607
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
New Coll of CA School of Law
I worked as a trucker for 20 years before I attended law school. I was motivated by a strong desire to serve the public. I graduated from a small, public-interest law school in San Francisco, where I had volunteered in the Housing Clinic that defended tenants from evictions. I am one of a very few Bay Area bankruptcy lawyers who does loan modifications through our bankruptcy court's program. I am also one of the very few who takes creditors to court when they violate bankruptcy laws and cause harm to my clients. Before bankruptcy law,...
Sally J. Elkington
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 30 years experience
(510) 465-0404 409 13th street, 10th Floor
The Historic Tribune Tower
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
New College School of Law of California
Sally Elkington and James Shepherd are partners at Elkington Shepherd LLP. We file chapters 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcies. We represent Creditors on a case by case basis. We prosecute and defend lawsuits that are filed in Bankruptcy Court. Both of us are "hands on" attorneys. You will deal with us directly on your matter. Between the two of us we have over 40 years of bankruptcy experience. Our office is located in downtown Oakland with ample parking and 1/2 block from BART. Remember, Bankruptcy is not an end, it is a...
Steven Willock
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(925) 263-9743 1990 N California Blvd.
8th Floor
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatWalnut Creek, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 20 years experience
Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Steve is a business, real estate, and bankruptcy attorney.

During the four years immediately prior to joining The Narrows Law Group, Steve served as in-house General Counsel for the principal developer of one of the largest privately funded real estate projects in the Pacific Northwest. Steve also spent approximately 15 years in private practice, in the San Francisco Bay Area, representing and advising a wide variety of business clients, real estate developers, and bankruptcy clients, and also serving as outside counsel to several municipalities, regional businesses, and Fortune 500 companies.

Steve is particularly adept at identifying and assessing...
Michael Rinne
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Pleasant Hill, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 17 years experience
(800) 303-2964 3478 Buskirk Ave.
Suite 1000
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Energy, Foreclosure Defense and International
Golden Gate University and Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen
Eric Vincent Wood
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Walnut Creek, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 6 years experience
(925) 278-6680 1501 N Broadway #261
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
John F. Kennedy University
Mr. Wood began his legal career with the view of developing a personally rewarding practice by working directly with individuals and families. He draws upon his financial background to apply creative approaches to complex Bankruptcy issues. Mr. Wood currently provides Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 services to his clients. Prior to establishing his firm, Mr. Wood worked at a prominate Bankruptcy Law Firm counseling clients in the areas of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and in Consumer Litigation. Mr. Wood has also worked as a project manager for Morgan Stanley Capital International and in portfolio management at Mellon...
Shah Iqbal Nawaaz Peerally
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Newark, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 16 years experience
(510) 742-5887 37600 Central Ct.
Suite 202
Newark, CA 94560
Bankruptcy and Immigration
New Coll of CA School of Law
Melanie Tavare
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Hayward, CA Bankruptcy Attorney
(510) 255-4646 225 W Winton Ave, Ste 111
Hayward, CA 94544
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
University of San Francisco School of Law
Greg Hartman
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 12 years experience
(510) 227-5325 1300 Clay St.
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Gregory S. Hartman is an attorney, CPA, and Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (credential pending). Mr. Hartman's practice involves representing both debtors and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings. He has expertise in chapter 11 businesses reorganization. Prior to starting Hartman Bankruptcy Law, Mr. Hartman represented secured creditors and trustees in bankruptcy cases. Mr. Hartman also worked for the United States Trustee's Office where he worked in an oversight role of chapter 11 cases and trustee administration. Mr. Hartman is a long-time resident of the Bay Area, living in the East Bay with his wife...
Joseph B. Angelo
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Concord, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 10 years experience
(925) 217-2247 1320 Willow Pass Rd
Suite 600
Concord, CA 94520
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
Willamette University College of Law
I am a founding partner of Gale, Angelo, Johnson & Pruett P.C., and practice in the areas of bankruptcy and consumer litigation. In bankruptcy, I represent both consumer debtors and businesses in chapter 7, 11, and 13 matters. In consumer litigation, I represent consumers in litigation under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Telephone Consumer Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Rosenthal Act and has handled cases in those areas before both state and federal courts. I also have experience with appeals, having worked on cases before the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel and the Ninth Circuit Court...
Matthew G. Grech
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 12 years experience
(510) 270-5602 1300 Clay St.
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatBankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
St. Thomas University School of Law
As an attorney, Matthew Grech began his career as a civil litigator. From there Mr. Grech transitioned into estate planning and probate & estate administration. As an estate planning/administration attorney Mr. Grech has assisted numerous clients manage trust and estate administrations from inception to closing, as well as guiding and facilitating the planning process. It was during this time that Mr. Grech realized that a number of his clients’ family members and friends were facing mounting financial troubles in the wake of The Great Recession. It was this realization that motivated Mr. Grech to begin practicing bankruptcy law, which...
Scott M. Johnson
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Concord, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 7 years experience
(925) 217-2247 1320 Willow Pass Road
Suite 600
Concord, CA 94520
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Santa Clara University School of Law
Hi! I'm Scott M. Johnson and I am founding Partner of Gale, Angelo, Johnson & Pruett PC. I graduated Cum Laude from the University of California, Los Angeles with a major in American Literature, then attended Santa Clara University Law School and graduated Cum Laude. Prior to starting Gale, Angelo, Johnson & Pruett, P.C., I worked for a consumer bankruptcy law firm assisting debtors.

I have represented hundreds of Debtors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy cases throughout Northern California, successfully helping them to discharge the burdensome debt, keep their homes, and restore their credit. Scott also represents consumers in...
Arete Rita Kostopoulos
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(510) 270-2782 7677 Oakport Street
Suite 110
Oakland, CA 94621
Bankruptcy
Wayne State University Law School
James Andrew Pixton
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Alameda, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 23 years experience
(510) 451-6200 1516 Oak Street
Suite 315
Alameda, CA 94501
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Boston College Law School
James Pixton has worked tirelessly to wipe out tens of millions of dollars of debt for his Alameda County and Contra Costa County clients. He isn't afraid to litigate to protect his clients' interests. He has taken on federal banks and other creditors and obtained sanctions against those that refuse to observe his clients' bankruptcy protection. He has handled both jury and bench trials. And he's a nice guy!
Cynthia Jean Nelson
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Fremont, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 13 years experience
(510) 910-1619 39111 Paseo Padre Pkwy Ste. 203
Fremont, CA 94538
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Consumer
Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
My mission is to help people cope with the financial crisis by advising them about bankruptcy solutions to their credit or foreclosure problems. When people have mortgages that are much larger than the value of their house, or when they are sued for credit card debt, or when their pay checks or bank accounts are garnished, bankruptcy can be a very powerful tool to help people get their lives back under control. At Nelson Wegner LLP we work for individuals and small businesses who have been hit hard by tough circumstances. Our website offers free bankruptcy information. http://www.nelsonwegner.com/bankruptcy-faq.html We also offer free...
Basil John Boutris
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 34 years experience
(510) 430-1518 7677 Oakport St., Suite 1140
Oakland, CA 94621
Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
My law firm specializes in all aspects of tax planning and tax controversy, trust and estate planning and litigation, business formation and bankruptcy (primarily relating to business/tax debts). I have over 30 years of experience as a tax specialist.
Carl R. Gustafson
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Pleasant Hill, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 13 years experience
(925) 230-2644 1525 Contra Costa Blvd
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
In 2003, Carl R. Gustafson graduated from UCLA Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors in History. In 2005, he was a legal intern for Global Justice in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he drafted sections of human rights situation reports and submitted them to the United Nations and other international bodies. He also researched issues of international jurisdiction and the enforcement of international treaties. Carl went on to graduate with honors from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2007, where he was also an associate editor for the Ecological Law Quarterly. It was Carl's yearning to right wrongs...
Joanna Lynn Stevenson
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 13 years experience
(510) 506-5688 1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Ventura COL
Pham and Stevenson are experienced attorneys that help clients file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy at a low cost. Pham and Stevenson have offices throughout the Bay Area for your convenience. San Francisco Bankruptcy Attorneys 201 Spear Street, Suite 1100 San Francisco, CA 94105 Oakland Bankruptcy Attorneys 1300 Clay Street, Suite 600 Oakland, CA 94612 San Jose Bankruptcy Attorneys 111 N. Market Street, Suite 300 San Jose, CA 95113 Fairfield Bankruptcy Attorneys 1652 West Taxes Fairfield, CA 94533 Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys 770 L Street, Suite 950 Sacramento, CA 95814
Len Watkins
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Richmond, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 32 years experience
(510) 237-6916 125 Park Place
Suite 210
Richmond, CA 94801
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Antitrust, Business and Foreclosure Defense
University of San Francisco School of Law
A resident of Oakland, Len spent much of his legal career with prestigious, top-ranked, San Francisco law firms. Mr. Watkins brings the same level of expertise, and standard of excellence, to his practice in the East Bay. Focusing on consumer bankruptcy and business law, Mr. Watkins’ depth of experience and training include: A Masters of Business Administration, concentrating on finance, from the University of California, at Davis A stock brokerage license (inactive) from the National Association of Securities Dealers A California Real Estate Broker’s license Previous Experience Business Attorney Norris & Norris (now...
Diana Joost Cavanaugh
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Concord, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 30 years experience
(925) 827-9900 2801 Concord Blvd.
Concord, CA 94519
Bankruptcy and Probate
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Kevin John Stewart
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 23 years experience
(510) 482-4720 4100 Redwood Rd #387
Oakland, CA 94619
Bankruptcy
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Ms. Lucy Zheng
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 8 years experience
(408) 638-7006 1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, DUI, Divorce and Family
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Lucy Zheng is a California licensed attorney, experienced in individual tax debt relief, DUI law, family law, personal bankruptcy filings, and tenant evictions. Prior to forming her own practice, Lucy worked at a law firm handling multiple client cases all throughout Northern California. She witnessed the strengths and weaknesses of a larger law firm, and thus determined she could best provide her clients with the personalized attention and service that they deserve by starting her own practice. Lucy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with an emphasis on Public Law in only 3 years, from the University of...
Christina Deadwiler Esq.
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Newark, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 26 years experience
(510) 300-4171 39899 Balentine Drive, Suite 200
Newark, CA 94560
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Traffic Tickets
University of San Francisco School of Law
Christina Deadwiler is committed to assisting consumers through the bankruptcy process and providing legal representation on Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings.
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Considering Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy law allows debtors, who are unable or partially unable to pay outstanding debts, to rid themselves of these debts and obtain a fresh start. Both federal and state laws can affect a debtor seeking to file for bankruptcy, and an attorney can help you understand how state and federal bankruptcy laws apply to you.

If you are struggling with high debt, receiving calls from creditors or collection agencies, or facing foreclosure, garnishment of wages, or repossession of property, filing for bankruptcy may provide you with solutions.

Bankruptcy lawyers offer legal advice and services during a financial crisis. In total, there are six different types of bankruptcy. For persons seeking debt relief, one option is Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which provides for liquidation of the debtor's non-exempt assets. Another popular option for individuals is Chapter 13, which allows for management and reduction of debt through payment plans. Corporations and partnerships filing for bankruptcy often choose to file under Chapter 11, which provides for supervised reorganization of the business.

Experienced bankruptcy counsel can help you evaluate whether you should pursue a bankruptcy as well as the Chapter under which to file. Bankruptcy lawyers can also help end harassing phone calls from debt collectors and evaluate available legal options when facing a home foreclosure.


Automatic stay: An injunction that automatically stops lawsuits, foreclosures, garnishments, and most collection activity against the debtor the moment a bankruptcy petition is filed.

Unsecured claim: A debt for which credit was extended based solely upon the creditor's assessment of the debtor's future ability to pay, rather than on a special assurance of payment.

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