Law Office of Jason Honaker

Firm Overview

Bankruptcy (100%)

This office was opened in 2007. I began by providing services to other attorneys and started taking my own clients in 2009. I have small offices in Burlingame, Campbell, and San Francisco. We are able to work on bankruptcy cases throughout the Bay Area. We work on cases that are filed in the San Jose, Oakland, and San Francisco courthouses.Example casesClients who come to us that are serious about the process may have the opportunity to protect their homes from foreclosure or prevent their cars from being repossessed. We can also help prevent wage garnishments and bank levies and end harassing collections calls and lawsuits. We have had many clients who thought they could not even qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and ended up getting a Chapter 7 discharg. We also have many clients who have used Chapter 13 bankruptcy and have saved their homes from foreclosure or reduced their car payments.
Main Office
1860 El Camino Real
Suite 238
Burlingame  CA  94040
  • (650) 259-9200
  • (877) 218-4033


Free Initial Consultation?
We offer free consultations to Nolo readers. They are usually about 30 minutes long.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
For Chapter 7 cases, the flat fee for a Nolo Press client for a basic case begins at $1,200 plus court fees and costs; the retainer may be broken into installments as long as it is paid in full by filing. For Chapter 13 cases, the client is expected to pay their costs, but all attorney fees may be built into the plan. This makes Chapter 13 affordable to everyone who can propose a feasible repayment plan. When the case is especially complicated or needs to be filed on an emergency basis, a Chapter 13 retainer will be proposed.

The exact amount of the fee is determined by the complexity of the particular case. Clients who organize their paperwork well and allow sufficient time to prepare will save on legal fees. We are, however, available for emergency filings or to help people who have already filed bankruptcy pro se, or if they would like to hire a new attorney.
Hourly Rates
We primarily use fixed pricing because it is simpler and predictable.

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Office Manager
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken
We speak conversational Spanish, but legal matters are handled in English only.

Other Offices

San Jose Area Office
155 E Campbell Avenue
Campbell,  CA  95008
San Francisco Office
459 Fulton Street
Suite 102
San Francisco,  CA  94102
We are bankruptcy attorneys for consumers, homeowners, and certain business bankruptcies like sole proprietors, owners of small corporations, professional practices, and others.
We are a bankruptcy attorney office with lawyers available in several Bay Area locations including Burlingame, San Francisco, and Campbell (San Jose area). We regularly appear in bankruptcy court in San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland - where all Bay Area bankruptcies are currently heard.

We offer free consultations for consumer clients - typically a preliminary consultation by phone, and then an office appointment when appropriate. We file cases under Chapter 13 and Chapter 7, and also certain Chapter 11 cases.

Call us- we can help you get started at solving your debt problems. We make our services affordable for people who we can represent.

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

I worked on cases that involved bankruptcy issues, and found this area of the law interesting. Bankruptcy provides a very powerful legal remedy, and I don't think a lot of people understand their rights. They also don't realize that companies are spending money to try to convince them they don't have the right to bankruptcy relief. I realized I could provide a valuable service because most people don't understand these laws. When people put their financial problems behind them, they can improve their lives in all kinds of ways.

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

I find that clients who educate themselves about the process find it less intimidating. I think the Nolo books are informative.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

We can review documents prepared by clients. Clients don't need to prepare documents, though; we take care of that.

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

I don't think it is a good idea for clients to represent themselves in bankruptcy court. There is too much on the line, and the rules are very complex.

Jason Honaker

I worked under other attorneys on civil litigation matters. Many of these cases involved bankruptcy issues so that got me interested in bankruptcy work.

My father was a doctor in a rural area of Kentucky and he took his work and his patients very seriously. That taught me the value of work. Education and work experience are important but you need to be able to relate to people. I think on the close cases, being personally invested in the outcome will make the difference, and if you can't relate to people and walk in their shoes then you cannot be personally invested.

I am able to get things done quickly and make changes along the way to adapt. I maintain a small caseload for a bankruptcy practitioner, so clients can get individual attention and really understand their options. We don't have a sales-oriented approach; we focus on the outcome instead of the total number of cases.

Personal interests:

I like the outdoors, and especially mountain sports so California is a great place to be. I am fortunate to have a very exceptional woman in my life and we enjoy all the things the state has to offer, particularly the food — she is an exceptional chef. We like low-budget adventure travel when time permits; we recently went to some remote parts of East Asia. Like a lot of other men, I like things that burn gasoline.

  • Bar Number: 251170
    California , 2007
  • University of Louisville
    Juris Doctorate , 2007
    Louisville, KY
    University of Louisville Law Review
  • Northwestern University
    Bachelor of Arts , 1998
    Evanston, IL
    Finance and Economics

Jason Honaker

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