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Firm Overview

I offer my clients personal service and rapid responses to client inquiries at realistic fees. I have concentrated in the civil law arena specializing in Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy, wills, trusts, estate planning, probate matters, income taxes, and civil matters for the past 20+ years.

Example cases

a. Large franchisee operator in Chapter 11 bankruptcy which resulted in saving his business and personal assets.

b. Numerous high, middle and low income persons/couples as well as the unemployed seeking a "FRESH START" through bankruptcy proceedings.

NOTE: Please keep in mind that the Bankruptcy Court matters are confidential, but the court is really on your side. It is not a demeaning experience and you have only one appearance to make before the Trustee which usually lasts less than a minute of two. Bankruptcy will affect your credit score, but by this time much damage has already been done due to late or no payments on your credit cards or your other debts. I always tell clients in approximately six months the credit card applications will start arriving again. You do NOT WEAR A SCARLET LETTER around your neck forever after receiving your discharge.

Main Office

Main
521 Georgia Street
Vallejo  CA  94590

Phone
  • (707) 647-2205
Fax
  • (707) 647-2205

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

I always offer a 30 to 45 minute free consultation for any type problem.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Some cases such as bankruptcy, taxes, trusts and probate cases are generally offered at a fixed rate, while others may incur hourly rates for special unique problems. MENTION NOLO AND RECEIVE A 10% DISCOUNT.

Hourly Rates

$250.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or home appointments at night or on weekends.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

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

Some time back, I was involved in a multimillion dollar bankruptcy case as a CPA for the Debtor. I saw firsthand how severe debt problems gave these persons a "FRESH START" and saved them from financial ruin which bankruptcy affords. In addition, revocable trusts, income taxes, probate and estate planning offered some real advantages to my clients who were able to solve a great many problems before they occur. In other words, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound...

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

Clients who have taken the time to educate themselves concerning the problem at hand is always greatly appreciated. However, if the client is totally unaware of the various legal problems and consequences that might result from their actions, then competent legal advice and assistance may help alleviate much of the stress, time, expense and delay involved in the case.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes, a free 30 to 45 minute consultation is always available to clients who have questions and problems.

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

I frequently coach persons concerning the legal problems they might have at no cost which oftentimes will relieve their anxiety and greatly reduce their stress levels.

Lawrence L. Lockwood

I have concentrated in the civil law arena specializing in Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy, wills, trusts, estate planning, probate matters, income taxes, and civil matters for the past 20+ years.

My accounting experience, FBI training, and small business experiences seemed a logical fit to further round out my interest to pursue a career as a lawyer.

I am really a good, patient listener who ends up being long term friends with many of my clients. I'm easy going, punctual, and love to tackle the next problem while always having the client's best interest in my mind.

Personal interests:

I enjoy sports and doing home improvement, thanks to my wife.

License
  • Bar Number: 79398
    California , 1978
Education
  • Armstrong University
    J.D. , 1976
    Berkeley, CA
  • Golden Gate College
    M.B.A. , 1963
    San Francisco, CA

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