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Firm Overview

We focus on consumer and small business bankruptcy cases. We also handle debt settlement matters for clients in appropriate circumstances. The firm was established in 2008. Clifford Bordeaux is the sole attorney at thefirm. As a small law firm, we are able to offer competitive pricing and individualized attention to our clients.

Example cases

*Successfully opposed a Motion to Dismiss brought by the Office of the United States Trustee; Successfully settled a nondischargeability action for less than 10% of the amount allegedly owed; personally handled over 200 Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases.

Main Office

Main
790 E Colorado Boulevard 9th Floor
Pasadena  CA  91101

Phone
  • (626) 405-2345
Fax
  • (626) 628-1820

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

I offer a free consultation of up to 60 minutes.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: Flat fee of $1,000 plus filing fee and costs*
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Up front flat fee of $1,000 plus filing fee and costs**
*$200 discount if client mentions Nolo.com.
**$200 discount if client mentions Nolo.com. Additional attorneys' fees to be paid through payments made in a 3-5 year Chapter 13 case.

Hourly Rates

$250/hour

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Evenings and Saturdays by appointment.

Office Manager

Daisy Quinones

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

Spanish

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I enjoy assisting my clients in relieving themselves of debts that they can not afford and in getting a fresh start. Bankruptcy is one of the few practice areas where clients receive a tangible benefit and are happier after the case than when the case begins.

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

I believe it is important for clients to educate themselves on legal issues. Clients who are informed about the legal consequences of their decisions tend to make the best decisions.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am willing to review documents prepared by clients.

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

I am willing to provide a free initial consultation to anyone--even clients who choose to represent themselves. If the client needs assistance beyond what is provided at the initial consultation, but wants to represent himself or herself, I might agree to coach the client in appropriate circumstances, but the client would need to sign a retainer agreement which would specifically exclude any services other than consultative services.

Clifford Bordeaux

I previously worked as a business transactional attorney for over 10 years, both in private practice and as the general counsel for a start-up company in the financial services industry.

Having struggled with unmanageable debts myself upon graduating from law school, I can appreciate and understand the stress and worry that my clients often experience.

I am very good at researching and analyzing legal issues and in exercising judgment regarding issues facing my clients. As a result, my clients tend to get the results that they are expecting in their cases.

Personal interests:

I enjoy spending time with my family, reading and doing crossword puzzles.

License
  • Bar Number: 193432
    California , 1997
Education
  • UCLA School of Law
    J.D. , 1997
    Los Angeles, CA
  • U.C. Berkeley
    B.A. , 1993
    Berkeley, CA

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