The Law Offices of Lisa M. Edgar-Dickman

Firm Overview

Addressing and helping people in financial hardships. I also represent clients in all types of real estate matters.

I started my solo firm in Illinois in September 1991. I have had the Libertyville Office since then. In 2000 (late), we relocated to Colorado for my husband's job. I practiced in Colorado in 2001 to 2004. Again, my husband's job relocated us to the Bay Area in August of 2004. I started my firm in December of 2005.

Example cases

I had a Chapter 7 client in San Jose that tried to get a loan modification prepetition and could not because his debt was too high. We filed bankruptcy and in the middle of bankruptcy I was able to modify his loan. I had an Oakland case where the loan was modified and there was potential adversary that was avoided.

Main Office
2451 Palmira Pl
San Ramon  CA  94589
  • (925) 314-0381


Free Initial Consultation?
I do offer 30 minutes free, then hourly rates apply.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
I charge $2,500 plus costs for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. I charge $4,800 plus costs for a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Chapter 11s are done hourly at an reduced rate of $250 per hour.
Hourly Rates

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

After hours available as well as weekends by appointment.
Emergency After Hours

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

I found bankruptcy while clerking when a client needed to do Chapter 7. I was told to figure it out. I have been practicing bankruptcy law ever since.

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

I like clients educating themselves. I want my clients making informed decisions about their case.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am willing to do so depending on circumstances.

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

I would be willing to coach.

Lisa Edgar-Dickman

Out of law school, I worked for the law firm Brunswick, Keefe & Deer for approximately one year and then started my own firm. I have been a solo practitioner ever since.

I think being a parent makes me a better lawyer. I also think volunteering and giving back to the community is important. Doing activities and being involved helps keep me balanced.

I am very personable, so I am easy to talk to. We provide personal care to each client.

Personal interests:

Wine tasting, volunteering with my children's cheerleading and activities. Movies, reading, singing and spending time with family and friends.

  • Bar Number: 241008
    California , 2005
  • Thomas M. Cooley
    Juris Doctor , 1990
    Lansing, MI
    I clerked while in law school for Lansing Law Firm. Moot Court was required class.
  • University of Georgia
    Bachelor of Science , 1987
    Athens, GA
    Delta, Delta, Delta.

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