The Law Offices of Mike McEnroe and Gold Country Mediation

Help for the Foothills - Amador & Calaveras Counties

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Firm Overview

For the last three years, I have been on the Amador Superior Court Panel for Child Custody Mediation.

We practice all forms of reorganization and liquidation bankruptcy on behalf of debtors. We prosecute tort cases related to predatory credit, collections and consumer rights. We also provide mediation services for business and family law matters including marital and partnership dissolutions.

Main Office

Main
14204 Old Highway 49
Suite 5
Amador City  CA  95601

Phone
  • (209) 267-1381
Fax
  • (209) 231-3278

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, but normally not until I have a questionnaire and a lot of paperwork. I have made arrangements for these documents to be sent to me through my web site. While a person never suffers from just a little more knowledge, a lawyer's advice, short on information, is apt to be flawed - and dangerous.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

A Chapter 11 or 13 cannot be estimated without a thorough review of the case. Beware any lawyer who will say anything about fees without going over all of the papers and thoroughly interviewing you. Ask him (or her) how long he (or she) has been a lawyer.

Hourly Rates

$250.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Evening and weekend appointments also available.

Office Manager

The office manager is Amy Turner, and the legal assistant is Ethan Turner.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Other Offices

  • Amador City, CA
    P.O. Box 165
    Amador City,  CA  95601

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

Bankruptcy clients are often happier clients than what other lawyers get to see. I can tell a person what can be done for them, and roughly what it's going to cost, and they almost always feel better about things. If you contrast divorce, for example, people almost always end up feeling far worse. Bankruptcy doesn't involve all the fighting and arguing in court like other types of law.

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

I'm always going to recommend more education.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am willing.

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

I don't think I'm willing to go to that length. Sounds like a good way for a lawyer to get himself disciplined by the Bar

Michael T. McEnroe

I served in the Navy Submarine Service during the "Viet Nam Era." After discharge, I finished college and law school. I began practice in Riverside in 1977 and remained there until I moved to Marin County in 1983, limiting my practice to Bankruptcy, working mostly in Chapter 11 reorganizations for businesses and corporations.

In 1986, I was spending so much time on the affairs of a single client (a large printing company) that I took over as general manager of the company. For the next nine years, I ran this business, increased the number of personnel to as many as 85 (quite a few for a printing company), confirmed and paid off the chapter 11 plan, concluded the bankruptcy, and sold the company for a considerable profit.

I spent a couple of years actively trading stocks, obtained a single subject teaching credential in English and taught for two years at Henan Province University in Luoyang, China.

I moved to Amador County in 1999 and continued my law practice. I took additional coursework and added mediation and dispute resolution to my practice.

I have been exposed to a wide variety of people and work situations.

I feel it serves me well in my work to have spent a number of years working and in business. Many lawyers are rather sheltered, and would have been better off if they hadn't gone so quickly into being what they probably wished to be since grade school, to gain other helpful experience.

I am anxious to help the client come out of this process, refreshed and without anxiety. So many have been afraid unnecessarily leading up to this.

Personal interests:

I enjoy reading and old movies, driving around thinking, and eating.

License
  • Bar Number: 71881
    California , 1976
Education
  • University of the Pacific, Mc George School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1976
    Sacramento, CA
    Moot Court Honors Board
  • UC Riverside
    Bachelor of Arts , 1972
    Riverside, CA
    BA Psychology with Honors
  • Chapman University
    California State Single Subject Teaching Credential in English , 2001
    Sacramento, CA

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