Firm Overview

For the first five years of my practice, starting in late 1979, I had a general practice that included litigation, family law, bankruptcy, wills and trusts. For the past twenty-five years my practice has been limited to the United States Bankruptcy Courts representing debtors in both liquidating bankruptcies and bankruptcy reorganizations. In addition, I represent trustees in bankruptcy and, on occasion, secured creditors.

Example cases

People losing their homes to foreclosure. Business reorganizations.

Main Office

Main
100 E St.
Suite 219
Santa Rosa  CA  95404

Phone
  • (707) 546-6770
Fax
  • (707) 546-5775

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, but I will often ask the client to make a donation to the Redwood Empire Food Bank. The amount of the donation is left to the client.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Most personal bankruptcies are handled on a flat fee basis with the fee determined by the complexity of the case. Bankruptcy reorganizations are done on an hourly basis.

Hourly Rates

$350.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Office Manager

Merla Anders

Emergency After Hours

No

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

Accident. The bankruptcy law was completely revised in 1979 when I was just starting to practice. I was willing to learn the new law whereas many of the "old-timers" were not.

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

No problem - but clients must be able to recognize when they need the assistance of an attorney. If they cannot, or will not, make that assessment the results can be devastating.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I rarely will review documents prepared by clients because there is a great deal more to "lawyering" than just reviewing documents.

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

I rarely will coach clients because there is a great deal more to "lawyering" than just reviewing documents.

Michael Fallon

Restaurants: bartender, waiter, and restaurant manager.

I am a compassionate, empathetic individual. How I got there I cannot say.

Compassion. Direct and to the point. Able to quickly assess a client's needs. If I don't believe someone should file for bankruptcy I will tell them and in most instances I will recommend another course of action.

Personal interests:

"My family," and occasionally woodworking.

License
  • Bar Number: 88313
    California , 1979
Education
  • Empire College School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1979
    Santa Rosa, CA
  • Empire College School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1979
    Santa Rosa, CA

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