For the first five years of my practice, starting in late 1979, I had a general practice that included litigation, family law, bankruptcy, wills and trusts. For the past twenty-five years my practice has been limited to the United States Bankruptcy Courts representing debtors in both liquidating bankruptcies and bankruptcy reorganizations. In addition, I represent trustees in bankruptcy and, on occasion, secured creditors.Example cases
People losing their homes to foreclosure. Business reorganizations.
100 E St.
Santa Rosa CA 95404
Yes, but I will often ask the client to make a donation to the Redwood Empire Food Bank. The amount of the donation is left to the client.
Most personal bankruptcies are handled on a flat fee basis with the fee determined by the complexity of the case. Bankruptcy reorganizations are done on an hourly basis.
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Accident. The bankruptcy law was completely revised in 1979 when I was just starting to practice. I was willing to learn the new law whereas many of the "old-timers" were not.
No problem - but clients must be able to recognize when they need the assistance of an attorney. If they cannot, or will not, make that assessment the results can be devastating.
I rarely will review documents prepared by clients because there is a great deal more to "lawyering" than just reviewing documents.
I rarely will coach clients because there is a great deal more to "lawyering" than just reviewing documents.
Restaurants: bartender, waiter, and restaurant manager.
I am a compassionate, empathetic individual. How I got there I cannot say.
Compassion. Direct and to the point. Able to quickly assess a client's needs. If I don't believe someone should file for bankruptcy I will tell them and in most instances I will recommend another course of action.Personal interests:
"My family," and occasionally woodworking.
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