Firm Overview

I've been in Burbank since 1987 and I've been practice since 1982 and passed the Bar in 1981. I love Burbank because it's a very big town, yet has a small-town feeling, with a cohesive community. I've been doing bankruptcy law for over 10 years.

Example cases

I've done over 250 cases in bankruptcy. I've handled cases where people have saved their business that was in trouble as well as their home. Also if someone just has credit card debt and has gotten beyond his/her means, this is something I can help with.

Main Office

290 E. Verdugo Ave.
Suite 108
Burbank  CA  91502

  • (818) 842-0997
  • (818) 842-0103


Free Initial Consultation?

Free initial 1/2 hour consultation.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Bankruptcies are usually a fixed price unless there is additional work outside the norm - the norm being contacting creditors, attending 341A hearings and preparing the initial filing. The fixed price varies according to the complexities of the case.

Hourly Rates


Office Information

Office Hours

9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. and additional hours by appointment.

Office Manager


Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken


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

I enjoy working with families and this was an outgrowth of my divorce practice. It is another way to help people make it through a hard time.

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

I think it's always helpful for clients to educate themselves. It makes it easier for clients to assist the attorney and they understand the value of the service that the attorney gives.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes. I charge at an hourly rate for that.

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

Typically no.

Shirlee L Bliss

I worked for a small firm in Canyon Country for about a year and half prior to going into practice for myself.

Being a single parent for many years helps me be a better attorney because I understand how families struggle in a financial crunch.

I highly advocate for the position of my clients. If there is a way to find a solution, I will do it. I am very committed to my clients.

Personal interests:

I have a 16-year-old daughter who is an Honor's student, who I'm very proud of. I love spending time with her and my new husband. I support my husband in land speed racing. I've done it once myself, and it was exhilarating!

  • Bar Number: 101585
    California , 1981
  • People's College of Law
    J.D. , 1979
    Los Angeles, CA
  • CA State University
    B.A. , 1973
    San Jose, CA
    Social Science. Minor in Life Science.

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