My mission is to provide quality affordable legal services in a professional and friendly manner. I provide personal attention to my clients in the areas of consumer bankruptcy and family law.
After having worked for other law firms most of my legal career, I decided to establish my own corporation in May, 2009. My vision was to assist people in getting out from under the heavy burden of their financial and emotional difficulties and to provide them with a fresh start in life. My focus is on both consumer bankruptcy law (both Chapters 7 and 13) and family law.
Most recently, I helped two clients avoid trustee sales and they are in the process of restricting their debt.
Yes, I offer free 1/2 hour consultations for Nolo customers. Please mention Nolo. Thereafter my consultations are $250 per hour and the amount will be applied toward your retainer.
My fees vary depending upon the difficulty of the case. A Chapter 7 case typically runs between $2,000 to $2,500. Chapter 13 cases are $4,000 for an individual or $4,500 for a married couple or someone who owns a business. Please call to discuss your individual case.
$300 per hour.
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and by appointment
Saturday and Sunday by appointment
Yes, however, I attend to all of my clients.
During law school I served as a judicial extern for a bankruptcy judge and I really enjoyed it. I loved the idea of people being given a fresh start and I found the subject matter fascinating.
I love when clients take the time and interest in educating themselves about the legal issues they face. They become more empowered and motivated in getting resolving their legal issues; it also makes my job a lot easier. I am known for my handouts and videos.
It would be my pleasure to review documents clients have prepared and provide my professional advice.
I am more than happy to meet with and discuss issues with clients that want to represent themselves in both family law and bankruptcy cases. Unfortunately, because of the strict nature of bankruptcy law, I cannot coach a person who represents themselves in a bankruptcy proceeding because I may become responsible for any mistakes they may make.
Over the years I have worked as an associate at the law firms of Parker Stanbury, Cotkin & Collins and for the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Domestic Violence Project at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse. I have also been appointed by the court as Minor's Counsel in Family Law cases. After working at two large law firms in the areas of civil litigation and family law, I decided I wanted to open my own private practice so that I could be closer to the community that I wanted to serve. I decided I wanted direct interaction with my clients and to give them the individual attention they deserve. It is both more rewarding for my clients and personally satisfying for me.
All of my experiences in life have contributed to making me a better, well-rounded and compassionate lawyer: from my humble beginnings growing up in New York City to the great education I received at Southwestern University School of Law. I believe that I have learned a lot from listening to and interacting with people, from the pro bono work that I have done, from the work that I've done with children and from my family and friends. I would not be who I am today without the wonderful blessings I've received and the struggles I've had to overcome.
My strengths are the personal attention I give to my clients. My style is down-to-earth and sensible. I work to find solutions for legal problems while I zealously represent my clients in their legal matters.Personal interests:
I volunteer as both a coach for a middle school mock trial team and have been a docent for their "Meet the Masters" art program. I love all kinds of music and love going to concerts, musicals, plays and the opera. I love all kinds of sports, but most recently I have become a volleyball fan.
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