Law Office of Todd Whiteley

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Firm Overview

The Law Office of Todd Whiteley started in 2008. I practice primarily in Consumer Bankruptcy Law.

I prefer to make a positive change in the lives of real people. That is why I focus on Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. Also, I work to help people facing related issues such as collections and repossessions, creditor lawsuits, foreclosure, etc.

Example cases

I assisted a single mother with a handicapped son obtain a Chapter 7 discharge.

I assisted a 69 year-old electrician facing retirement escape crippling vehicle debt by filing for Chapter 7 relief.

Main Office

Main
PO Box 576790
Modesto  CA  95357

Phone
  • (209) 920-4677
Fax
  • (888) 618-5656

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

I offer a free 30-minute telephone consultation.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

The cost of legal service fees in a basic Chapter 7 case starts at $1,200 and includes travel costs. However, if you visit the "Get Started" page on our website, and enter "nolo.com" into the box labeled "Enter Promo Code," the cost of the basic Chapter 7 is reduced to $995.

The cost of legal service fees for a basic Chapter 13 case starts at $3,500, and a Chapter 13 case which includes small business concerns starts at $4,500.

Hourly Rates

I work on a flat fee basis. In special circumstances, I charge $190 an hour.

Office Information

Office Hours

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

Emergency After Hours

No

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

I wanted to champion the cause of people in dire need of a champion. That is why my practice focuses on the needs of consumers.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

I am a better lawyer because I've experienced many lifestyles, from being a machinist mate in the U.S. Navy to being a Manager of Business and Legal Affairs for a Cable Television Network. Because of this life experience, I understand people from all walks of life, and this makes me a better communicator.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

The modern American consumer is under attack by economic forces. No group needs a champion more, and no group is more deserving of a champion. I chose to champion the cause of this deserving group of Americans.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

Knowing that I make a real and positive difference in the lives of families is what I like most about my career.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

I am a solo practitioner, so I work individually with all my clients. Because of this, I have a better knowledge of the details of each client's case.

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

People who take an active interest in their lives make great clients. The educated client is better able to understand legal complexities, and that makes for better communication between attorney and client.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am happy to review documents prepared by clients.

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

I am willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves.

Todd Whiteley

I started out in Entertainment Law, working first with Morgan Creek Productions, Inc. and then moving to Fox Family Channel as the network's promotional attorney. After Disney bought Fox Family Channel, I moved to the Central Valley and started my own bankruptcy practice in 2008.

I am a better lawyer because I've experienced many lifestyles, from being a machinist mate in the U.S. Navy to being a Manager of Business and Legal Affairs for a Cable Television Network. Because of this life experience, I understand people from all walks of life, and this makes me a better communicator.

My greatest strength is my non-judgmental style. My own life has been a winding path and I know mistakes are only the lessons along life's path.

Because I don't judge, I am able to hear both the facts my clients share with me, and often the concerns they don't express directly.

Personal interests:

I love tennis, books, movies, and the novel I'm writing.

License
  • Bar Number: 195707
    California , 1998
Education
  • Southwestern University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate (J.D.) , 1997
    Los Angeles, CA
  • San Diego State University
    Bachelor of Science (B.S.) , 1987
    San Diego, CA
    College of Fine Arts Representative to the Grassroots Council. Majored in Telecommunications and Film Department.

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