Firm Overview

We assist financially troubled individuals, couples and businesses in obtaining bankruptcy relief. Bankruptcy issues often involve other areas of law. Because our practice includes estate planning and estate administration, business and real estate law, we provide the expertise rarely found in a small law firm.

Example cases

Main Office

1981 North Broadway
Suite 245
Walnut Creek  CA  94596

  • (925) 906-1880


Free Initial Consultation?

Nolo Press clients receive a free 30 minute consultation either on the phone or in person.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Chapter 7 fees typically depend upon the complexity of the case and number of creditors and are quoted as a flat fee. Chapter 13 fees are determined by the fee schedule set forth by the court.

Hourly Rates

My rates vary from $200 to $250 per hour.

Office Information

Office Hours

Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., but are flexible if necessary.

Office Manager

Lennelle M. Glissman is our office manager.

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken


Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?


What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

Yes. I volunteer at the Contra Costa Bankruptcy Pro Bono Clinic.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We care about our clients and are committed to getting them through the bankruptcy process.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

We encourage clients to educate themselves as thoroughly as possible on their legal issue as it fosters better understanding and decision making. Our website, is a great source of information on bankruptcy and we encourage clients to visit.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes. I will review documents prepared by clients if they are pertinent to bankruptcy representation.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

No, I am not willing to coach clients in self-representation.

Jacqueline Klein

Bar Admissions:
California State Bar
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of California
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of California

J.D.: John F. Kennedy University School of Law
MBA: Indiana University, Major: Finance

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Contra Costa County Bar Assn
Alameda County Bar Assn
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum

  • Bar Number: 271660
    California , 2010

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