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At Doan Law Firm, your needs are our top priority and we are dedicated to getting you the help you deserve.There are a number of reasons to seek expert legal advice. Lawyers are advocates for you when you can

Main Office


2850 Pio Pico Dr. Suite D
Carlsbad  CA  92008

Phone
  • 760-479-5622

Other Offices


  • 320 East 2nd Avenue
    Suite 108
    Escondido,  CA  92025

  • 4817 Palm Ave
    Suite I
    La Mesa,  CA  91942

Michael Doan

To date, Michael Doan has filed over 5000 consumer bankruptcy cases in addition to hundreds of separate lawsuits inside those cases. He has also published in both the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel.


Mr. Doan also practices on the cutting edge of bankruptcy law, being the first attorney in the entire Southern District of California to file the very first Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and very first Chapter 13 Bankruptcy under the new Bankruptcy Laws which went into effeect on October 17, 2005.


He is also a licensed Mortgage Broker and Realtor by the State of Caliornia with membership in the San Diego Association of Realtors, Big Bear Association of Realtors, SANDICOR, and President of a full-service real estate company, First Platinum Properties. He also owns DLPT, LLC, which owns and manages commercial and residential real estate throughout Southern California and Mexico, and is currently developing real estate in Nicaragua.

License
  • Bar Number: Brokers Licence
    California , 2004
Education
  • University of San Diego
    BA , 1991
    San Diego, CA

    minor in Philosophy

  • California Western School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1994
    San Diego, CA

Kristin Lamar

Since being admitted to the bar in 2006, Ms. Lamar has focused her career exclusively in bankruptcy and insolvency matters. Prior to joining Doan Law Firm LLP, Ms. Lamar was an associate in a New York based firm in the Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization department. Her practice focused on insolvency and corporate restructuring, distressed financings, business counseling, contract negotiations, commercial litigation, and debtor and committee representations in complex Chapter 11 cases. Ms. Lamar also worked for a Ch. 7 trustee in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Education
  • University of California
    BA , 2000
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Brooklyn Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 2005
    New York, NY

Shawn Doan

Mr. Doan has successfully litigated hundreds of claims against credit card companies that willfully violate the bankruptcy code and other state and federal laws designed to protect consumers.


In November 2006, Mr.Doan survived an intensive five day training session in bankruptcy litigation at Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Camp. Gardner's Boot is conducted on Gardner's 160-acre Farm located deep in the South Mountains of Western North Carolina near the small town of Casar. Gardner is widely recognised as the leading lawyer in America in the areas of Predatory Mortgage Servicing and the collection of discharged debts in consumer bankruptcy cases. His Boot Camps have been featured in the NY Times, the Washington Post, Business Week and CNN'S "Open House". Gardner says he "teaches the Boot Campers to think like the creditors so that they can beat them at their own game".

Education
  • University of San Diego
    BA , 1996
    San Diego, CA
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1999
    San Diego, CA

Nikhil Chawla

Mr. Chawla attended the University of California , San Diego (UCSD), where he earned Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. After graduating from UCSD, Mr. Chawla worked as the Vice President of Operations for an internet start up company in Carlsbad , California . Mr. Chawla went on to attend Thomas Jefferson School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate in 2005, with focus on intellectual property. After graduating from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Mr. Chawla initially worked in a small family law firm which focused on a collaborative approach to dissolutions. Mr. Chawla has practiced exclusively in the area of bankruptcy for nearly two years with the Doan Law Firm, and has filed over 400 consumer bankruptcy cases. Mr. Chawla is admitted to practice law in the State of California , as well as the United States District Court, Southern District of California.

Education
  • University of California
    BS , 1999
    San Diego, CA
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2005
    San Diego, CA

Jonathan Doan

Despite his youth, Jonathan D. Doan has successfully represented thousands of clients in Bankruptcy proceedings in the Central District Bankruptcy Courts of California.


Jonathan is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of California and Central and Southern divisions of the Federal District Court of California where he has advocated consumer rights within the credit card industry.


 

Education
  • University of San Diego
    BA
    San Diego, CA

    minor in Philosohpy

  • California Western School of Law
    Juris Doctorate
    San Diego, CA

Gregory Doan

Greg and his wife, Marianna, were married in 1968 and have raised five sons of whom many,like Greg, are Eagle Scouts, and all of whom are curently attorneys licensed to practice law in the State of California.


Greg is a Vietnam Era Veteran and is pround of his faithful service to his Country.


Greg was admitted to practice law in the State of California from the Supreme Court of the State of California on June 18, 1993. He is admitted to practice law in the United States Federal District Courts of the Souther, Eastern and Cnetral California.

Education
  • Western State University College of Law
    Juris Doctorate
    Orange County, CA

Stephen Doan

Stephen N. Doan has successfully represented thousands of clients in Bankruptcy proceedings in the Central and Southern District Bankruptcy Courts of California.


Mr. Doan is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of California and the Federal District of California, in the Southern, Central and Eastern Divisions where he has successfully lititgated hundreds of claims against major credit card companies that wilfully violate the bankruptcy code and other state and federal laws designed to protect consumers.

License
  • Bar Number: Real Estate Broker
Education
  • University of San Diego
    BA
    San Diego, CA
  • California Western School of Law
    Juris Doctorate
    San Diego, CA

    top 10% of his class

Brett Baer

Mr. Baer first began working in the field of law in 1990. As a Paralegal Specialist, Mr. Bear obtained litigation and trial experience with a small law firm in Walnut Creek, CA,where he assisted government and creditor interests in legal malpractice, real estate, and foreclosure litigation. In 2004, Mr. Baer served as an intern to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, where he assisted federal financial fraud investigations and litigations. From 2005 through 2006, Mr. Baer was a Legal Research Attorney for the Superior Court of the State of California, Santa Clara County. In 2006, Mr. Baer assisted representation of a South American government in an international breach of contract matter. From 2006 through 2008, Mr. Baer assisted representation of a quasi-government entity involved in securities litigation at a global law firm in Washington DC.

Education
  • University of Arizona
    BA , 1989
    Arizona, AZ
  • Golden Gate University in San Francisco
    Juris Doctor , 2000
    San Francisco, CA

    Mr. Baer earned a Certificate of Specialization in International Law with academic distinction

Sara Firoozeh

Sara's compassion, dedication and extensive knowledge of the field provides clients with the tools they need throughout the bankruptcy process.


Sara is admitted to practice in the Southern and Central Districts of California. She is also a member of the American Bar Association and Orange County Bar Association.

Education
  • Boston College
    BA
    Boston, MA
  • California Western School of Law
    Juris Doctor
    San Diego, CA

Brian Fenn

Although Brian has experience practicing in several areas of law, including landlord/tenant law, employment law, contract law, criminal law, and general civil litigation, his main focus during his professional career has been bakruptcy. During that time, he has successfully guided hundreds of clients from all walks of life from the initial consultation through to the discharge and closure of the case.


Brian understands that the bankruptcy process can seem daunting and terrifying to many people, and he strivs to dispel the many myths and misunderstandings that often worry clients as they contemplate seeking the protection of the Bankruptcy Code. Brian takes great pride in guiding clients through the process of filing bankruptcy and starting them down the road to financial recovery and well-being.


Brian is also fluent in Spanish after having lived in Mexico City and Argentina for a number of years.

Education
  • Brigham Young University
    BA
    San Diego, CA
  • Chapman University School of Law
    Juris Degree
    Orange, CA

Anthony Vigil

Mr. Vigil spent over five years combined in banking and mortgage banking at large banking institutions.

Education
  • California State Polytechnic University of Pomona
    BA
    Pomona, CA

    E-Business/Computer Information System Emphasis

  • University of La Varne College of Law
    Juris Doctorate
    Ontario, CA

Adam Arnold

A licensed California attorney since 1996, Mr. Arnold has extensive experience assisting individuals and couples successfully complete Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. Mr. Arnold has also represented some of the country's largest mortgage lenders in thousands of bankruptcy cases filed throughout the State of California. Having worked with both Debtors and Creditors, Mr. Arnold brings a unique perspective to the Firm. Mr. Arnold's knowledge of Creditor/Debtor law and experience representing lenders in bankruptcy proceedings helps to ensure that the clients of Doan Law Firm, LLP are kept well-informed and properly counseled from beginning to end.


Mr. Arnold's prior experience includes work as a corporate attorney for a collections company specializing in charged off receivables and in the fraud department of a major credit card issuer. Mr. Arnold has also been the buying real estate broker in dozenz of transactions with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Education
  • University of Denver
    BSBA
    Denver, CO
  • Willamette University College of Law
    Juris Doctor
    Salem, OR

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